Apple Pulls iOS 9.3 for Older iPhone and iPad Models After Activation Lock Issue

If you’re unable to update your old iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.3, you’re not alone. Apple has acknowledged an issue with the update, and has also temporarily pulled the software update for select older iOS devices. Earlier this week, several users with older iPhone and iPad models including the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and the… Read More »

Japan consumer inflation flat, keeps BOJ under pressure

Japan’s consumer inflation was flat in the year to February as low energy costs and weak consumption put a lid on price growth, government data showed on Friday, keeping the central bank under pressure to top up stimulus although it eased policy less than two months ago. A separate BOJ index calculated by the central bank to strip… Read More »

China-backed bank says more than 30 countries await membership

More than 30 countries are waiting to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), adding to its 57 founding members, its president said on Friday. The AIIB, first proposed by President Xi Jinping less than two years ago, has become one of China’s biggest foreign policy successes. Despite the opposition of Washington, almost many major U.S. allies… Read More »

Amazon plans two-hour delivery in Berlin – Welt

Amazon (AMZN.O) is preparing to launch a two-hour delivery service in Berlin, German newspaper Welt reported on Saturday, citing Berlin transport sources. The newspaper said Amazon had ordered a site on Berlin’s fashionable Kurfuerstendamm to be repurposed as a warehouse for more than 10,000 articles from the online retailer’s assortment. Until now, Amazon has mostly used Deutsche Post’s… Read More »

U.S. approves $3.2 billion sale of Boeing P-8A patrol planes to UK

The U.S. government has approved the sale of up to nine Boeing Co (BA.N) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to Britain in a deal valued at up to $3.2 billion (2.3 billion pounds), the U.S. Defense Department said Friday. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees foreign arms sales, notified Congress about the potential sale on… Read More »

Sharp, Foxconn to sign deal next week – sources

Sharp Corp (6753.T) and Taiwan’s Foxconn are set to sign a takeover deal next week after repeated delays, with the two sides set to agree on a smaller bailout than originally planned for the troubled Japanese electronics maker, two sources familiar with the talks said on Saturday. The two companies will hold board meetings on Wednesday to approve… Read More »

Microsoft told potential Yahoo bidders it might back bids – report

Microsoft Corp executives are in talks with equity firms considering bids for Yahoo Inc! saying that Microsoft might be willing to offer “significant financing” for their efforts, tech news site Recode reported on Thursday. However, Microsoft has not made commitments so far to investors, and any discussions are exploratory, Recode reported, citing unnamed sources. (on.recode.net/1VLclWb) Microsoft’s move is… Read More »

ECB leads the big parade, Fed strolls the other way

When Morocco’s central bank cut interest rates on March 22, it joined a parade of 46 others that have eased monetary policy at least once since the beginning of 2015. Perhaps more trenchantly, it was also the 15th time this year – still less than a quarter old – that a central bank has eased policy in some… Read More »

The iPhone 5s has apparently been discontinued

Looks like Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 5s as the device is no longer listed on the Cupertino-based company’s official website. A quick looks reveals that the phone has been replaced by the newly-launched iPhone SE. While we are yet to hear an official confirmation on this, the discontinuation shouldn’t really come as a big surprise given… Read More »

Apple to launch the iPhone SE in India on April 8

Apple will begin selling the new iPhone SE in India starting April 8, according to Redington India. The phone will be sold through 3000 retail outlets across the country. Apple previously announced that India will be among the second wave of countries to get the iPhone SE in “early April”. The company also issued a press release stating… Read More »