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A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business. The Diverted Profits Tax -- sometimes nicknamed the "Google Tax" -- will see multinationals owe 25 percent on offshored profits, Sky News reported on Wednesday. That's above the level of the U.K.'s Corporation Tax, which is today being reduced from 21 percent to...
Consumers looking for an early glimpse at the shipping version of Apple's all-new 12-inch MacBook need wait no longer, as the Force Touch-packing ultraportable has found itself the subject of a pre-release unboxing video in Vietnam. The nearly all-white packaging features a frontal glamour shot of the MacBook on the lid, with the name stamped in a familiar foil along the sides. Included in the box, according to Tinhte.vn, is the new 29-watt power brick, a 2-meter...
The new Force Touch trackpad found on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and upcoming 12-inch MacBook features an entirely new method of input, activated by applying additional pressure to the trackpad. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how force click works, and what new possibilities it opens up for OS X. Force Touch represents the most significant change for Apple's much-lauded trackpad since the debut of Multi-Touch. More than just simple haptic feedback, Force...
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Apple's just-launched Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program is already meeting with a tepid response in the country, particularly in light of the prices of new devices and higher trade-in values at third-party recycling companies. On Wednesday, ZDNet cited the example of a Shanghai woman interviewed by Sina, who said she was "stunned" to learn that she could only get 250 yuan, or $40, for an iPhone 4. The company is also offering a maximum of 500 yuan ($80) for an...
Reading the new "Becoming Steve Jobs" biography inspired UBS analyst Steven Milunovich to share his thoughts on where Apple is headed, leading him to suggest to investors that the iPhone maker's best days may still be ahead of it. Milunovich said the fact that "Becoming Steve Jobs" has been endorsed by Apple executives shows how the company's current top brass view their past, present and future. In particular, he noted that the late Apple co-founder emphasized product...
While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The first benchmarks showing off the actual performance users will get from the new Galaxy S6 highlight that Samsung appears to still be making poor engineering choices, and that the conventional wisdom about Samsung's advantages in operating...
Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase. Apple spokeswoman Kitty Potter informed the South China Morning Post​ on Tuesday that China's program, based on the successful U.S. Reuse and Recycling initiative, is now active at Apple Stores across the country. A report last week claimed...
As part of mobile applications and services initiative MobileFirst, Apple and IBM on Tuesday released eight new iOS apps serving various enterprises, adding new services for the healthcare and industrial products segments. The apps revealed on Apple's MobileFirst webpage today serve a wide market spectrum including travel and transportation, retail, insurance, and new areas like healthcare and industrial products. For healthcare professionals, Apple and IBM teamed up...
Apple's first television commercial for its upcoming Apple Watch wearable premiered during Tuesday night's airing of NBC show "The Voice," marking a start to what will no doubt become a full media blitz over the coming weeks. The minute-long spot, titled "Apple Watch - The Watch Reimagined," first debuted onstage at Apple's "Spring Forward" event earlier in March, boasting an artistic style similar to previous iPhone and iPad ads. Set to a remixed instrumental version...
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