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Battle of the phones: Samsung vs Apple

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

This week in Business Line we look at the triumphs and troubles of Samsung and Apple, with details of the iPhone 7 and the costly recall of the Note 7.

Business

Smartwatch revolution?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

As Apple Watch sales slide, can the eSIM that is fitted in Samsung's smartwatch offerings offer hope for the future of wearables?

Science_technology

Waiting for the ultimate wearable gadget

Working out just how much you’re working out – wearable technology does it best, according to manufacturers. Among the hundreds of products

Working out just how much you’re working out – wearable technology does it best, according to manufacturers. Among the hundreds of products

Science_technology

New app brings you closer Shakespeare

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

Business

Samsung Q2 profit better than expected

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

Samsung has reported better than expected quarterly profit but warned earnings from phones will weaken in the rest of the year.

Business

Huawei's profits jump

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

Business

Samsung sues Huawei over patents

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

South Korea's Samsung is suing China's Huawei alleged infringement of patents, reversing legal action taken by Huawei in May.

Business

Nintendo shares double in price since Pokemon GO release

Pokemon GO continues to boost the shares of video game company Nintendo. They are now worth twice what they were when the 'augmented reality' game was released just over a week ago.

Pokemon GO continues to boost the shares of video game company Nintendo. They are now worth twice what they were when the 'augmented reality' game was released just over a week ago.

Business

Pokemon profits and problems

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

The 'augmented reality' game Pokemon Go - having become a global phenomenon in just days - is set to make big money but is also creating controversy.

Business

Pokemon GO goes viral, boosts Nintendo shares

Pokemon GO, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones has become a craze on the streets and given a massive boost to the share price of Japanese video-game giant Nintendo.

Pokemon GO, an "augmented reality" game for smartphones has become a craze on the streets and given a massive boost to the share price of Japanese video-game giant Nintendo.

Business

Smartphones set to take Samsung to profit rebound

Samsung is set for its best quarterly profit in more than two years thanks to robust sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Samsung is set for its best quarterly profit in more than two years thanks to robust sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Business

'iStruggle' - how Apple Is trying to get its groove back

As Apple posts its first revenue fall in 13 years and its first ever decline in iPhone sales, Business Line takes an in-depth look at its financial situation and asks what is the 'next big thing'.

As Apple posts its first revenue fall in 13 years and its first ever decline in iPhone sales, Business Line takes an in-depth look at its financial situation and asks what is the 'next big thing'.

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FBI 'ready to unlock' another iPhone in separate case

Just days after unlocking the iPhone belonging to San Bernardino killer Syed Farook, the FBI has reportedly agreed to do the same for police in

Just days after unlocking the iPhone belonging to San Bernardino killer Syed Farook, the FBI has reportedly agreed to do the same for police in

Business

New smaller and cheaper Apple iPhone

Apple has launched a cheaper iPhone with a smaller screen. It’s aimed at developing countries and possibly China, the world’s biggest smartphone

Apple has launched a cheaper iPhone with a smaller screen. It’s aimed at developing countries and possibly China, the world’s biggest smartphone

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Apple vs FBI: the line between privacy and public safety

In this edition of Business Line, we ask the European Data Protection Supervisor about the battle between Apple and the FBI over data access.

In this edition of Business Line, we ask the European Data Protection Supervisor about the battle between Apple and the FBI over data access.

Science_technology

2016 will be Virtual Reality year

2016 will see the release of a number of VR headsets as the 360° experience becomes more common. We check out the latest development at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

2016 will see the release of a number of VR headsets as the 360° experience becomes more common. We check out the latest development at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Science_technology

Smartphones set for increasing role on the road in automated cars of the future

Connected cars are the future of driving was a main message from the annual smartphone extravaganza that is the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, with your phone playing an increasing role on the ro

Connected cars are the future of driving was a main message from the annual smartphone extravaganza that is the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, with your phone playing an increasing role on the ro

Business

China challenge at Mobile World Congress

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, China is in the ascendant, with firms like Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE challenging the dominance of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market .

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, China is in the ascendant, with firms like Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE challenging the dominance of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market .

Science_technology

China aims for bigger slice of smartphone market

Affordable smartphones are in the spotlight at the Mobile World Congress, with Chinese manufacturers like ZTE and Lenovo increasingly taking on the likes of Sony, Samsung and Apple.

Affordable smartphones are in the spotlight at the Mobile World Congress, with Chinese manufacturers like ZTE and Lenovo increasingly taking on the likes of Sony, Samsung and Apple.

Business

Oil price warnings and Tinder swipes right or left

When US investment bank Goldman Sachs said last year that oil could fall as low as US$20 per barrel, no one really took it seriously, rather as the

When US investment bank Goldman Sachs said last year that oil could fall as low as US$20 per barrel, no one really took it seriously, rather as the

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Tech giant Samsung profits forecast misses expectations

Indications the tech industry could be in for a tough year. That’s one interpretation behind Samsung’s fourth quarter profits forecast. The company

Indications the tech industry could be in for a tough year. That’s one interpretation behind Samsung’s fourth quarter profits forecast. The company