India hikes tax on mobile phone imports in a move which will hurt Apple most

  • 15 December 2017
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India has increased its import tax on mobile phones from 10% to 15%, a move which will hit Apple harder than other smartphone manufacturers. The tax on video cameras has been increased by the same amount, while that on televisions has been doubled to 20%.
The government made the announcement late last night, as part of its Made In India initiative, a program designed to encourage companies to manufacture products within the country …

Apple patent describes how Siri could detect when a user is whispering & respond quietly

  • 15 December 2017
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A new patent unearthed today shows how Apple is working to make improvements Siri and its core capabilities. Apple originally filed for the patent in 2016, but it was just made public today
Essentially, this patent covers how Siri could detect when a user is whispering and subsequently “whisper” all of its replies…..
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iMac Pro: Save some cash & buy from B&H/Expercom, RAM upgradeable only by Apple

  • 14 December 2017
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Apple officially released its ‘most powerful Mac ever’ earlier this morning in the form of the iMac Pro. After initial availability through Apple’s Online Store, the machine has now become available through authorized resellers like B&H.
Furthermore, we’ve learned a bit more about the upgradability of the iMac Pro…
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