Samsung could lose tax benefits in India due to invoicing issues

Samsung, the biggest smartphone brand in India, could lose tax benefits for the financial year 2021. The Indian government’s PLI (Production-Linked Incentive) scheme allowed smartphone brands to get some tax benefits if the devices are made locally and if the brands invest capital in the country. According to a report from The Economic Times, Samsung […]

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Apple Delaying Solid-State Buttons Until iPhone 16 Pro Due to ‘Design Issues’

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Tuesday indicated that iPhone 15 Pro models will no longer have solid-state buttons due to “unresolved technical issues before mass production.” He now expects the buttons to have a “traditional” design. The change in plans was first reported by tech analysts Jeff Pu and Shelly Chou. In a research note […]

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Kuo: Apple will skip solid-state buttons on iPhone 15 Pro due to technical issues

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max might skip the solid-state buttons, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals in his latest report. There are “unresolved technical issues,” meaning the premium iPhone 15 models might have to launch with regular physical buttons after all. The rumor mill has been suggesting the volume rocker and the alert […]

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FBI Warns Against Using Public USB Ports Due to Malware Risk

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last week warned users to stay away from public USB ports due to malware risks. On Twitter, the Denver FBI office (via CNBC) said that public charging stations in hotels, airports, and shopping centers can be a malware attack vector. Bad actors have learned to use public […]

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IDC: PC market contracts by 29% in Q1 due to weak demand

The PC market sent out another disappointing quarter, worldwide shipments contracting 29% compared to last year as per the latest IDC report. Based on preliminary data, the total number of PCs sold in January-March totaled 56.9 million units which is 23.3 million units fewer than the total for Q1 2022. All of the top-five PC […]

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2024 OLED iPad Pros Set to Be a Lot Pricier Due to Costly Panel Production Process

Apple’s upcoming OLED iPad Pro models are likely to be significantly more expensive than existing OLED devices of a similar size due to the costly new production processes involved, claims a new report out of Korea. Apple is next year widely expected to launch new 11.1-inch and 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models featuring OLED instead of […]

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Kuo: Apple MR headset delayed due to software bugs

Ming-Chi Kuo shared his latest update on the Apple MR headset and the bad news is that the device will likely be postponed to launch alongside the iPhone 15 series in September. Kuo explains that the headset is facing software issues and the likelihood of a potential release this Spring is dwindling. There are no […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 due for a new hinge mechanism says tipster

The latest rumor about the Galaxy Z Fold5 comes from reputable leakster Ice Universe and it addresses a key new addition to the upcoming foldable – its reworked hinge mechanism. The new info confirms Samsung will use a new waterdrop-style hinge for the Fold5 which is not the first time we’re heard about this development. […]

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Rovio Renames Angry Birds Classic on iOS Due to ‘Impact’ on Wider Games Portfolio

Wednesday February 22, 2023 12:00 pm PST by Juli Clover Rovio this week announced that it is renaming Rovio Classics: Angry Birds to “Red’s First Flight” on the iPhone and the iPad, due to the “impact” that the “Classics” name and title was having on its wider games portfolio. Rovio did not go into specifics […]

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Anker Recalls Model 535 Power Bank Due to Fire Risk

Wednesday February 15, 2023 12:56 pm PST by Juli Clover Anker recently announced that it is voluntarily recalling its 535 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K), as it can pose a fire and safety risk due to an overheating issue. The 535 Power Bank retailed for $110, and it provided a 19,200mAh capacity with charging up to […]

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Apple May Not Launch Updated Mac Studio With M2 Ultra Chip Due to Similarity With Upcoming Mac Pro

A new version of the Mac Studio with the “M2 Ultra” chip is unlikely to arrive in the near future, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that since the upcoming Apple silicon Mac Pro is “very similar in functionality to the Mac Studio,” Apple may […]

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New MacBook Pro Features Smaller Heatsink Due to Supply Chain Issues

The M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max MacBook Pro models feature a considerably smaller heatsink due to supply chain issues, teardowns suggest. Top: M1 Pro logic board with larger heatsink. Bottom: ‌M2‌ Pro logic board with smaller heatsink (via iFixit). The new MacBook Pro’s revised thermal architecture appears to be caused by the reduced overall footprint […]

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Apple Restructuring Services Division Due to Executive Departure

Apple is working on a restructuring of its services division to account for the departure of services executive Peter Stern, reports Business Insider. Stern, who serves as Apple’s vice president of services overseeing Apple TV+, Sports, Apple News+, iCloud, Apple Fitness+, Books, Apple Arcade, and Apple One, is reportedly leaving the company. Stern has worked […]

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Samsung’s profit nosedives 70% in Q4 2022 due to low chip, smartphone sales

Samsung has tough times ahead, similar to many other consumer electronic firms, including Apple. The South Korean firm announced its earnings guidance for Q4 2022, and according to the company’s internal estimates, its operating profit would be around KRW 4.3 trillion (around $3.37 billion) from total revenue of around KRW 70 trillion (around $55 billion). […]

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Apple Reportedly Asks Suppliers to Make Fewer Components for AirPods, MacBooks, and Apple Watch Due to Weak Demand

Apple has asked suppliers to make fewer components for the AirPods, MacBook, and Apple Watch families in the first quarter of this year due to low demand, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. From the report: In a sign of the gloomy outlook for consumer electronics, Apple has notified several suppliers to build fewer […]

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Samsung devices vulnerable to malware apps due to security leak

Millions of Android devices, including Samsung, appear to have been left vulnerable by a major security leak. This isn’t as much a vulnerability as it is an actual leak of a critical component used by device manufacturers who rely on Android OS. More specifically, Android OEMs, including LG, Samsung, and others, have had their platform […]

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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Sales Are in Big Trouble Due to Foxconn Factory Protests

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 will be “significantly lower” than the market consensus due to labor protests at Foxconn’s main iPhone factory in China, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo today said iPhone production at the factory in Zhengzhou has been “significantly affected” by the […]

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Apple facing shortfall of 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units due to ongoing factory turmoil

The recent turmoil at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China will likely result in a shortfall of an estimated 6 million iPhone 14 Pro units according to the latest Bloomberg report. The figure is based on people familiar with Apple’s assembly operations. The exact number is still to be determined and will depend on how […]

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Galaxy S23 HDI supply chain has changed due to an acquisition

More bits of information concerning Samsung’s supply chain for Galaxy S23 components have emerged. Samsung is supposedly replacing one of its existing HDI PCB (high-density interconnected printed circuit board) suppliers due to an acquisition that is out of its control. Samsung and Japanese HDI board supplier, Ibiden, have collaborated for several years. Ibiden has supplied […]

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Countries Hit Hardest by Climate Change May Finally Get Their Due

Speakers have frequently invoked the phrase “climate reparation” to describe the responsibility to compensate future generations based on past harms. That reflects a tradition as old as World War I, when certain nations were held responsible for paying for the clean-up, explains Lisa Vanhala, a political scientist at University College London who studies loss and […]

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