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Amazon’s AWS S3 outage impacted Apple’s services

Yesterday afternoon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a significant and prolonged outage that brought a number of popular websites and services down. While Amazon is more readily known for its online retail business, the company’s cloud services division has quickly become a huge money maker for the Jeff Bezos-led company. What’s more, AWS provides the backbone for many well-known sites, including Netflix and Quora.

“We are investigating increased error rates for Amazon S3 requests in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said yesterday amidst a flurry of confusion and frustration.

The problem was eventually resolved, but not before a number of services from Apple were affected. For a brief while yesterday, iOS users experienced difficulties accessing the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud backups, iWork and other cloud-based services.

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Apple’s India woes continue, government denies giving any special tax concessions

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Apple may be the world’s most influential technology company, but its charm doesn’t seem to be working with the Indian government.

Despite Apple showing intentions of manufacturing its products in India, and setting up stores, the Indian government is clear that the company will have to abide by the same regulations as other overseas smartphone manufacturers. 

Apple reiterated its intentions and plans to manufacture locally in India in November, asking the government for waivers and tax concessions on some policies, Reuters reports. But its long tussle continues with dim hope of success.  Read more…

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How Apple’s New iPhone Benefits LG’s Camera Module Maker

One of the major draws to Apple’s latest smartphones is the dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus, which LG Innotek is the exclusive module supplier.


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Apple’s Echo rival could make Siri the master of your home

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Amazon is sitting pretty on top of the smart home with its Alexa voice-controlled Echo devices, and Google will close in later this year with its own Home assistant device. But what about Apple?

While iOS 10’s much-needed Home app for controlling all your HomeKit-compatible smart home devices is a step in the right direction, the company may need an Echo rival of its own.

Apple is reportedly working on an Echo-like smart home device according to Bloomberg

This report corroborates a earlier one from The Information earlier this year that Apple was developing its own Echo-like product based around Siri.  Read more…

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To Protect Privacy, Apple’s Smart Speaker Said To Have Opt-In Camera Capabilities

The Apple smart speakers are said to have cameras that recognize individual people.


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Apple’s iCloud problems are reportedly due to office politics

As iPhone sales growth slows, Apple has pointed to software and services like Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud as strong revenue generators. But the company’s quest to turn its cloud services into the next big thing has been sabotaged by internal conflicts, The Information reported on Thursday.

The problem: Apple needs to develop new infrastructure to make iCloud and iTunes more reliable. Anyone who has been prompted to enter their Apple ID and password over and over again for no reason can attest to the need for a back-end overhaul. But the company reportedly has two engineering teams on the project who just can’t seem to get along. One is the group that worked on the platform that powers Siri, which Apple decided to expand to other cloud services. That puts the 1,000-person iCloud engineering team, headed by Eric Billingsley, at risk of becoming obsolete.

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Apple’s Craig Federighi writes op-ed in opposition to FBI on iPhone security

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Since the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the most charismatic member of the company’s public-facing team has been senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi

On Sunday, Federighi used some of that social capital to push Apple’s message forward regarding its privacy policies in the face of pressure from the FBI to modify those policies in favor of the government

Appearing in the Washington Post, the op-ed wastes no time and dives right into the heart of the issue

“Our team must work tirelessly to stay one step ahead of criminal attackers who seek to pry into personal information and even co-opt devices to commit broader assaults that endanger us all,” wrote Federighi. “The encryption technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers.” Read more…

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How Will Investors React To Apple’s iPhone 6s’ First Weekend Sales

Apple probably has to announce that it sold at least 12 million iPhone 6s’ were sold for the stock to move higher.


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