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Why Apple has high hopes for iPhone sales in India this year

India’s premium segment is growing at a 20% rate, almost doubling the 10% growth of local smartphone market, which suggests greater opportunity for Apple.
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Google and Apple clash over web browser privacy

Google has said that Apple Inc.'s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature which helps users avoid web tracking is 'flawed' and creates problems.
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Apple to start mass production of new low-cost iPhone in February

The new cost-effective model will look similar to iPhone 8, with Touch ID, and have the same processor as iPhone 11.
Alphabet Inc. Google And Gmail Illustrations Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Alphabet Inc, which owns Google, joins Apple & Microsoft in elite $1 Trillion club

Apart from these 3 and Amazon, the rest of the US market is billions of dollars away from trillion-dollar valuations, showing that tech & internet stocks are the biggest titans of Wall Street.
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Digital forensics firm Cellebrite releases tool that helps jailbreak iPhones, access data

The company pushed out an update to its UFED Physical Analyzer software that helps law enforcement agencies and other customers extract and analyse information on iPhones.
Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Tamil Nadu | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Modi govt proposes incentives to woo Apple, Samsung suppliers to make in India

Proposals include interest subsidy on local borrowing, setting up of industrial zones equipped with taxation & customs clearance, along with infrastructure.
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FBI can unlock Florida terrorist’s iPhones without Apple

Experts say FBI can exploit a range of security vulnerabilities — available directly or via providers such as Cellebrite and Grayshift — to break into iPhones.
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Google follows Apple in ending third-party ‘cookies’ in ad-tracking

Apple and Mozilla browsers already block third-party cookies, but Google had argued those approaches risk cutting into vital revenue for internet publishers.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Apple clashes again with US govt over access to iPhones of terrorist

The tussle between Apple and US govt has put the world’s largest tech firm under renewed pressure to weaken privacy features that have become a key selling point.
An Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York

Apple stole health-monitoring technology for watch, Masimo claims in patent suit

Masimo and its spinoff Cercacor claimed in a lawsuit that Apple got secret information under the guise of a working relationship and then hired away key employees.

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Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

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Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.