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Meet Anvitha Vijay – A 9 Year Old Girl and Youngest Attendee at Apples Developer Conference
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Meet Anvitha Vijay – A 9 Year Old Girl and Youngest Attendee at Apples Developer Conference

A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl anvitha vijay has earned the distinction of being the youngest app developer at Apples annual developer conference with her apps for children and she now dreams of meeting the tech giants CEO Tim Cook. Anvitha Vijay from Australia is the youngest attendee at WWDC 2016 in San Francisco and has already built several apps for iPhone and iPad, a report in Fortune said. Anvitha Vijay spent a year watching free coding tutorials on YouTube and the web, and learned how to program. "Coding was so challenging. But Im so glad I stuck with it," she said. Anvitha Vijay, who has been developing apps about empowering children, hopes to meet Cook during the conference. "Its my dream to go to WWDC and meet Tim Cok," she said. Vijay is attending WWDC as p...
Exclusive: Apple Explores Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles
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Exclusive: Apple Explores Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles

Apple is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to the sources. The moves show Apple responding to a key shortcoming of electric vehicles: "filling up" the batteries. A shortage of public charging stations, and the hours wasted in charging a car, could be an opportunity for Apple, whose simple designs have transformed consumer electronics. Apple, which has never publicly acknowledged a car project, declined to comment for this story. Last year Apple was studying a self-driving electric vehicle (EV), as the Silicon Valley icon looks for new sources of revenue amid a maturing market for its iPhone. It is unclear whether Apple would want its own proprietary technology, such as Tesla M...
China Apprehensive of Tim Cook’s Plans For India: Chinese Media
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China Apprehensive of Tim Cook’s Plans For India: Chinese Media

As Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of plans to expand manufacturing operations in India, China apprehends that it could lead to possible exodus of Apple production chain and loss of tens of thousands of jobs, Chinese state-run media said. "It seems the time has come for China to consider whether it is ready for the possible exodus of Apple Inc's production chain," an article in Global Times said, referring to Cook's comments during his India tour. Cook had discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "possibilities of manufacturing". "Cook shared Apple Inc's future plans for India. He spoke of the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing in India. He appreciated the breadth of young talent in India and said the youth have significant skills which Apple would like to tap," an offic...
Apples Cook Meets PM Modi, Concluded a Four Day Trip to India
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Apples Cook Meets PM Modi, Concluded a Four Day Trip to India

On last day of his maiden trip to India, Apple CEO met PM Modi on Saturday. Showing interest in making Apple products in India, the global technology giants chief Tim Cook discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "possibilities of manufacturing" and tapping the young talent pool in the country. On his maiden visit to India, the Apple CEO also discussed with Modi issues regarding cyber-security and data encryption. "Cook shared Apple Incs future plans for India. He spoke of the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing in India. He appreciated the breadth of young talent in India and said the youth have significant skills which Apple would like to tap," an official statement said. The head of the US-based Apple, which makes iconic iPhones and Mac computers, has al...
Apple Raises One Billion Funding From Warren Buffett Led Company Berkshire Hathaway
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Apple Raises One Billion Funding From Warren Buffett Led Company Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc revealed a more than $1 billion stake in Apple Inc, a rare foray into the technology sector that the billionaire has largely shunned, apart from a poorly performing investment in IBM. Shares of Apple got a boost from the Berkshire imprimatur, rising more than 3 percent on Monday. Berkshire made its investment in the first quarter, before the iPhone maker in April reported its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years. In a regulatory filing detailing most of its stock holdings, Berkshire said it held 9.81 million Apple shares worth $1.07 billion as of March 31. The value has since fallen into the low $900 million range. Berkshire's largest technology bet has been Buffett's $12 billion stake in International Business Machines Corp. Apple...
India Has Tools To Tackle iPhone Encryption: Ravi Shankar Prasad
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India Has Tools To Tackle iPhone Encryption: Ravi Shankar Prasad

As Apple slugs it out with FBI on privacy issues, Indian govt has said strong encryption technology to secure data and communications in smartphones, including those made by the US-based firm, is a challenge for law enforcement agencies. It said however that a tool for mobile forensics has been developed to handle smartphones including Apple. "Smartphones including phones by Apple employ strong encryption to secure the data stored and to protect the communication. Such Encryption technologies pose challenges to Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the world including India,"telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a reply to the Rajya Sabha. He said the government has taken note of media reports about the dispute between the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and App...
Now Speak to Amazon’s Alexa Through Your iPhone
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Now Speak to Amazon’s Alexa Through Your iPhone

Now you can speak to Amazon's Alexa through your iPhone. Yes, the company's voice assistance can connect to iOS 9.0 devices through an app named 'Lexi'. Lexi gives users the access to most of Alexa's useful functions, including smart home controls, re-ordering Amazon products and of course, the ability to ask for anything, the Verge reports. The app is available at the App Store for USD 4.99. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more instantly.
We Bought a Tool To Hack Terrorists iPhone: FBI chief
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We Bought a Tool To Hack Terrorists iPhone: FBI chief

The US government purchased "a tool" from a private party to unlock the iPhone used by a Pakistani-American shooter involved in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to FBI Director James Comey. "Litigation between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino phone has ended, because the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone, 5C, running iOS 9," Comey said. Law enforcement officials said last month that they had finally cracked the iPhone 5C used by Syed Farook, one of two shooters in the December 2015 attack that left 14 people dead in California. But they did not go into details, other than to say an unnamed third party had provided assistance. In an effort to access information stored on his phone, the US government had pursued ...
The Story Behind Siri and The Man Who Made Her
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The Story Behind Siri and The Man Who Made Her

“If I were to anthropomorphize Siri, I would imagine that it would think of me somewhat like a father: someone who wants the best for them, who teaches them, who is occasionally demanding, annoying, or embarrassing, but who loves them and is proud when they do well.” A pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Adam Cheyer has spent most of his life living by what he calls “Verbally Stated Goals” — that is, continuously striving to do and achieve more each year. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a magician and, in many ways, he did just that: in 2008, as inventor, computer scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur, he co-created the world’s first intelligent personal assistant, Siri, with Dag Kittlaus and Tom Gruber. Siri, Inc. was a technology company borne out of SRI International, a nonpro...
Apple Should Unlock San Bernardino iPhone: Bill Gates
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Apple Should Unlock San Bernardino iPhone: Bill Gates

A day after some victims of theSan Bernardino shooting said that they would file a legal brief in support of the U.S. Government's attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the encrypted iPhone owned by one of the shooters, technology giant Microsoft came out in support of the victims and asked Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone. The Financial Times quoted Bill Gates as saying that he was in disagreement with Apple CEO Tim Cook that the FBI's request would create an iPhone backdoor. "This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case," Bill Gates said. "It is no different than the question of should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information, should...
MobileIron Software Could Have Opened San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone
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MobileIron Software Could Have Opened San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

The US investigation agency FBI demands that Apple Inc unlock an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook might have been avoided if his employer, which owns the device, had equipped it with special mobile phone software it issues to many workers. San Bernardino County, which employed Farook as an environmental health inspector, requires some, but not all, of its workers to install mobile-device management software made by Silicon Valley-based MobileIron Inc on government-issued phones, according to county spokesman David Wert. That software is designed to secure corporate data. It also allows information technology departments to remotely unlock phones, even without assistance of the phone's users or access to the password needed to open the phone and unscramble the data. "I...
Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China by February
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Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China by February

Apple Inc plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early February, the Wall Street Journal reported. The iPhone maker has struck deals recently with China's big four state-run banks, the newspaper reported late Monday, citing people familiar with the discussions. When launched, Apple Pay will mainly compete with Alipay, the online payment platform run by Alibaba Holding Group Ltd affiliate Ant Financial, and UnionPay Co, a state-controlled consortium that has a monopoly on all yuan payment cards issued and used in the country. Apple's plans could still face regulatory hurdles in China, where banking and e-commerce are overseen by a number of government agencies, WSJ said. Launched in the United States in October last year, Apple is bringing its payment se...