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Report: Apple Looking to Invest $1 Billion on Original Programming with Plans to Produce up to 10 New Shows by 2018

Report: Apple Looking to Invest $1 Billion on Original Programming with Plans to Produce up to 10 New Shows by 2018

A new report from the WSJ claims that Apple is looking to keep aside $1 billion for the production of original programming. Following the mediocre reviews of Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, Apple’s renewed interest in original content is understandable. Apple is apparently going to produce 10 new TV shows by 2018.

Apple Releases Two New Trailers for Upcoming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episodes

Apple Releases Two New Trailers for Upcoming ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episodes

Apple today shared two new trailers for upcoming episodes of ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series” featuring ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), with the second trailer featuring Ariana Grande and Seth Macfarlane.

Google to Pay Apple $3 Billion to Remain the Default Search Engine on iPhone and iPad

Google to Pay Apple $3 Billion to Remain the Default Search Engine on iPhone and iPad

In a note to its investors, research firm Bernstein says that Google will be paying $3 billion to Apple to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. This will a 3x increase from $1 billion that Google paid to Apple just three years ago.

Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Beta 6 to Developers

Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Beta 6 to Developers

Apple unveiled watchOS 4 in June, with a developer beta of the software being issued soon after.

Facebook Uses Data from Onavo To Track Apps and Services Which People Use

Facebook Uses Data from Onavo To Track Apps and Services Which People Use

In 2013, Facebook acquired an Israeli mobile-analytics company called Onavo which was primarily known for Onavo Protect, a VPN app. Facebook, however, has used data collected from Onavo to shape its future policies and product roadmaps.

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Consumer Reports Stops Recommending Microsoft Surface Devices Due to Reliability Issues

Consumer Reports Stops Recommending Microsoft Surface Devices Due to Reliability Issues

Consumer Reports has removed its recommended status for four of Microsoft’s Surface devices due to their poor reliability issues. Before, Consumer Reports recommended consumers to buy the Surface Book (128GB and 512GB) and the Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB).

EENA Urges Apple to Add Precise Location Sharing Support For Emergency Calls on iPhones

EENA Urges Apple to Add Precise Location Sharing Support For Emergency Calls on iPhones

AML or Advanced Mobile Location was enabled on the Android platform last year (AEL) and has already saved hundreds of lives in regions where its use is permitted. The EENA (European Emergency Number Association) which represents nearly 1,300 emergency service operatives from about 80 countries is now urging Apple to implement this feature on iPhones to possibly help and save lives of people in danger.

Group of Chinese App Developers File Antitrust Complaint against Apple over Monopolistic App Store Behaviour

Group of Chinese App Developers File Antitrust Complaint against Apple over Monopolistic App Store Behaviour

A developer group consisting of 28 Chinese developers have filed a complaint against Apple for antitrust violations on the App Store. The group accuses Apple of removing apps from the App Store without any proper explanation and also charging excess fees for in-app purchases.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.3.2, Downgrading or Saving SHSH2 Blobs No Longer Possible

Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.3.2, Downgrading or Saving SHSH2 Blobs No Longer Possible

Almost three weeks after releasing iOS 10.3.3, Apple has now stopped signing iOS 10.3.2 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models.