Coronavirus: Contact tracing app update fixes battery drain in iPhones

An app update rolled out at the weekend allows TraceTogether to run in the background on iPhones to exchange Bluetooth "handshakes" with nearby devices for contact tracing.

Private sector welcome to improve on TraceTogether app

If private sector developers want to tinker with the building blocks of contact tracing app TraceTogether, or can come up with innovative ways to popularise it, they will be encouraged to do so...

Tech giants show how immune they are to coronavirus fallout

A CRISIS can distract as much as it can reveal. Big Tech recently made earnings announcements: Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. In the depths of fear and confusion, the market has...

Apple chief Tim Cook, in Singapore, urges kids to learn coding

If children can learn only one language other than their native one, it should be coding because "coding is a global language", said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

Ex-Apple executive joins startup aimed at banishing smartphone cables

[CAMPBELL, California] For over 14 years at Apple Inc, Rubén Caballero had to include a cable with every iPhone design whose wireless engineering he oversaw, from the first prototypes in 2005 to...

SoftBank announces US$108b Vision Fund 2

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world's most influential technology investor.

Debt-laden Newstead calls in liquidators amid debts of more than $60 million

Homegrown electronics retailer Newstead Technologies owes creditors, including its staff, more than $60 million.

Alipay says hackers used stolen Apple IDs to siphon off money

HONG KONG/BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Ant Financial's Alipay warned users that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers' accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in...

Auditors of Epicentre Holdings cannot verify the Apple reseller's books

SINGAPORE - The auditors of Catalist-listed Epicentre Holdings, which positions itself as an Apple premium reseller, have issued a disclaimer of opinion on the company's accounts for the financial...

Singapore developer wins Apple Design Award in a first for the country and South-east Asia

SAN JOSE - Singapore developer Clean Shaven Apps has emerged as one of the winners of the prestigious Apple Design Awards for its currency converter app Elk for the tech giant’s iOS mobile...

Singapore Apple store offers creative sparks for tech, retail sectors

APPLE'S first retail store in Singapore will offer free, hands-on sessions on topics such as photography, music, coding and design.