iPhone is now the largest smartphone brand in China

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Apple’s smartphone has become the top selling phone in the most populated country in the world. The sale of Apple’s iPhone rose by 46 percent month over month in China during October 2021, making it the largest smartphone brand in the country. This is a substantial achievement for Apple, as China is a highly competitive market with a massive population. Apple had already been in the lead for global smartphone profits, according to Counterpoint Research, which announced the company’s position as the largest smartphone brand in China. At the same…

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Apple sues NSO Group for iPhone hacking software for governments

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The Israeli firm sells law enforcement and government agencies software infecting smartphones. Apple recently announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group, which sells law enforcement and government agencies iPhone hacking software. The software lets its users read data on Apple smartphones, including communications such as texts. Amnesty International announced earlier in 2021 that recent models of Apple smartphones owned by journalists and human rights lawyers had been infected with Pegasus, the NSO Group malware sold to governments. Apple’s lawsuit is pursuing a permanent injunction banning…

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Meta VR glove prototype uses air pockets to feel virtual objects

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The wearable technology is bringing the metaverse experience one step closer to feeling like reality. Meta (the company formerly known as Facebook), has released images of its haptics VR glove prototype that will help to make the virtual reality experience feel slightly more real. It’s far from the real thing, but the wearable tech does provide the wearer with a sensory experience. The VR glove is still in its prototype stage at Meta’s Reality Labs research division. The haptics wearable is lined with about 15 ridged and inflatable actuators, which…

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New Amazon gadget gives Alexa the ability to monitor air quality

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With everything from carbon emissions to wildfires impacting what we breathe, the device is on the watch. One of the newest additions to the Amazon gadget list will now be providing consumers with the opportunity to keep an eye on their air quality. Tech companies have been watching the consumer trend that includes watching air quality. This is a concern being voiced by a growing number of consumers. The Amazon gadget addresses an issue that people are thinking about on an increasing basis, and often for good reason. Many tech…

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Does Apple have the right to the NFC technology used for its mobile wallet?

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Aire Technology patent-holding company has filed a lawsuit against the iPhone maker. Irish patent-holding company Aire Technology has sued Apple over alleged patent infringement for the NFC technology and digital wallet tech used in many iPhone models. The lawsuit was filed with the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The company’s lawsuit asserts that Apple products such as the iPhone and Apple Watch “that support NFC and/or mobile payment applications, such as Apple Pay […] infringe at least one claim” of three US patents. Those patents were…

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