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October 13, 2017

Samsung CEO steps down

Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kwon Oh-hyun is stepping down after more than three decades at the company, saying that he’s making way for new leadership amid a corruption trial surrounding the de facto chief.

“As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry,” Kwon said in a statement Friday.

Kwon is one of the two vice chairmen at Samsung Electronics with Jay Y. Lee, who was sentenced to five years in prison in August for bribing a presidential [...]

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September 28, 2017

Apple reaches an agreement to final terms for Toshiba bid

Apple Inc. has agreed to terms with Bain Capital in the private equity firm’s 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) bid for Toshiba Corp.’s memory chip unit, paving the way for a final agreement announcement as soon as Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple is part of a consortium of partners Bain has assembled for the offer aimed at resolving a contentious auction that has stretched over eight months, said the people, asking not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. The formal announcement may slip given Toshiba’s track record of missing deadlines, they said. Dell Inc. and SK Hynix Inc. are also providing financial support.

Apple is interested [...]

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September 27, 2017

Twitter tests expanding tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced Tuesday a test project allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters – double the existing limit – in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

San Francisco-based Twitter said the new system, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address “a major cause of frustration” for many users.

A “small group” of users will see the new limits before Twitter decides on rolling out the changes more broadly.

“Trying to cram your thoughts into a tweet – we’ve all been there, and it’s a pain,” product manager Aliza Rosen and software enginer Ikuhiro Ihara said in a blog [...]

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September 20, 2017

Apple finally launches iOS 11 – here are all the details

Apple has released iOS 11 to the public. The latest version of the operating system packs multiple new features for Apple mobile devices. The iOS 11 update was listed as 1.9GB in size when checked by MyBroadband on an iPhone 6s.

The new features in iOS 11 are detailed below.

App Store

All-new App Store designed for discovering great apps and games everyday New Today tab helps you discover new apps and games with stories, how-to guides, and more New Games tab to find new games and see what’s most popular with top game charts Dedicated Apps tab with top picks, dedicated app charts, and app categories App pages include more video previews, Editors’ Choice badges, [...]
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