Google Transparency Report Shows Government Data Demands Rising


The number of government requests to Google for citizens’ personal data rose in the second half of 2015, according to the company’s latest Transparency Report, released Monday. The number has been trending upward for the past few years as the number of people connected to the Internet has increased. The growth also coincides with government efforts worldwide to increase surveillance over their citizens and almost-daily reports of terrorist attacks. The FBI has been fighting to expand its powers of surveillance in the U.S.

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Cook, other Apple execs open up on company's future in extensive '60 Minutes' feature

Article Image A “60 Minutes” special that aired Sunday saw interviewer Charlie Rose gain rare access into Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, where he discussed a wide range of topics with company execs and snagged behind-the-scenes looks at Jony Ive’s design studio, a next-gen Apple Store mockup and the Campus 2 construction site.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls US tax code outdated and 'awful for America'

Article Image The full interview between Charlie Rose and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will air this Sunday, but CBS has posted a teaser clip from the conversation, in which Cook again defended his company’s tax policies, stating that they pay more than any other company in a “backwards” system.

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'60 Minutes' to feature Apple's secret design lab, next-gen Apple Store mockup

Article Image Charlie Rose is going deep inside Apple to interview the company’s top brass in a special set to include a sneak peek at Apple’s “store of the future” with retail chief Angela Ahrendts and a segment featuring Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in his famously secret design studio.

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Apple releases rose gold versions of Solo2 Wireless & urBeats headphones

Article Image Apple on Thursday released new faux rose gold versions of its Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, as well as its urBeats in-ear headphones.

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iPhone 6s launch propels Apple to further gains in global smartphone market, Gartner says

Article Image Apple’s share of the global smartphone market rose 0.6 points year-over-year to 13.1 percent in the September quarter, although Google’s Android cemented its lead as the world’s dominant mobile platform, Gartner said in research data released on Wednesday.

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Rose gold iPhone 6s models said to represent as much as 40% of preorders

Article Image Though it is only one of four colors available, the new rose gold iPhone 6s is said to be the most popular option for preorders, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Consumers favor Apple's rose gold iPhone 6s Plus with early preorders, Hong Kong sells out

Demand for Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus appears strong –?especially for rose gold models –?with shipping times quickly jumping as high as 4 to 6 weeks and some countries selling out less than a day after they went on sale.

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Mac sales up 16.1% in June quarter as overall PC market continues slump

Continuing to buck trends, Mac sales rose 16.1 percent year-over-year in the June quarter even as the PC industry as a whole shrank 11.8 percent, according to new estimates published on Thursday by research firm IDC.

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Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold Apple 'iPhone 6s' could look like

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called “iPhone 6s.”

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Apple's next-gen 'iPhone 6s' to come in rose gold model, feature 2GB RAM, 12MP camera

This year’s iPhone upgrade will feature a rose gold casing color, matching the Apple Watch Edition, according to one well-connected insider, who also revealed it will feature a 12-megapixel camera and 2-gigabytes of RAM, among other changes.



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ARM earnings grow 22 percent on royalties from newer smartphones like iPhone 6

Revenue at British chip designer ARM Holdings rose 22 percent to 227.5 million pounds ($339 million) in the first quarter, largely on the back of 64-bit smartphones such as the iPhone 6 and the newly-shipped Samsung Galaxy S6, a report noted on Tuesday.



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Apple's iPhone grows to 27.6% of Chinese smartphone market, led by iPhone 6

The iPhone’s share of the Chinese smartphone market rose to a new all-time high of 27.6 percent in a three-month period ending in February, driven primarily by sales of the iPhone 6, according to industry research data published on Thursday.



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Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online

After the second segment of a two-part Charlie Rose interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook aired on Monday, full versions of both are now available for streaming online.



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