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Foxconn plans to increase their workers’ salaries

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company manufacturing products for prominent tech companies including Apple, is responding to major criticism for the harsh treatment of its employees by saying they will raise their salaries. According to The New York Times, Foxconn announced Saturday it would increase their workers pay from 16 to 25…

Google bypassed Apple privacy settings: report

Google and other online advertisers bypassed the privacy settings of an Apple web browser on iPhones and computers in order to survey millions of users, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The Journal said the companies used a special code that tricks Apple’s Safari software into letting them monitor the…

Apple unveils preview of new iPad-influenced Mac operating system

Apple released a preview version of its new Macintosh operating system on Thursday, bringing some features of the iPad to the personal computer. The Cupertino, California-based company said the updated operating system, called Mountain Lion, will be available to Macintosh developers immediately and Mac owners can upgrade to the new…

U.S. lawmakers question Apple over privacy

ASHINGTON — Two US lawmakers asked Apple on Wednesday about reports that applications running on the company’s popular devices may access private data without permission. Representatives Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield sent a letter to Apple chief executive Tim Cook following reports that social networking app Path collected stored address…

Ban of iPad exports hard to impose, says expert

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) – A debt-laden Chinese technology firm seeking to ban all shipments of Apple’s popular iPad tablet into and out of the country has been told that China’s customs authorities are unlikely to intervene in the trademark battle. Proview Technology, the Chinese company embroiled in a legal battle with Apple Inc over the…

Apple shares surge despite factory inspections in China

Apple’s stock topped $500 for the first time on Wall Street even as a probe started looking into work conditions at a Chinese factory that cranks out the California company’s coveted gadgets. Apple shares gained 1.86 percent during the day, powered by reports a new iPad may be unveiled next month, to…

Apple corporate reputation shines: Harris Poll

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple dethroned Google as the company with the most respected image in the eyes of consumers, according to Harris Interactive study results. The maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macintosh computers got the highest score ever seen in the annual Harris Poll RQ study, which asks people…

Protest succeeds: Apple seeks audit of Chinese labor conditions

Technology giant Apple, Inc. said Monday it was asking the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate working conditions at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, essentially caving to the demands of protesters who delivered over 250,000 petition signatures to the company last week. Foxconn, which hires over 1 million Chinese workers, has…

Protesters deliver petitions demanding Apple respect worker rights

Protesters on Thursday delivered petitions to Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal demanding the company improve worker conditions in its factories in Southeast Asia. An annual internal audit of Apple’s supply chain found many of its suppliers overworked and underpay employees, and nearly one-third were negligent in managing…

Apple to debut ‘iPad 3′ in March

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple will unveil a new version of its market-ruling iPad table computer in March, according to a report in Dow Jones-owned technology blog All Things D. The latest in an ongoing stream of Apple rumors cited unnamed sources as saying that an “iPad 3″ will make its…

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