Fairuz Hassan

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iPhone XS Vs iPhone X: What's The Difference?

The iPhone X changed everything. With it, Apple reinvented iPhone design, security and (most controversially) the price we can expect to pay for a flagship smartphone. One year on, the iPhone XS has pushed this pricing even higher but are there enough differences to justify an upgrade?<p>Here’s …

Batteries

It's become very clear that the future of Apple is the Apple Watch

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's main moneymaker is the iPhone, but analysts and the press can't help but speculate about the trillion-dollar company's next big thing. Is it a car? Maybe a pair of smart computer glasses?<p>But the future of Apple is already on the market, and it's selling about 18 million …

Apple Watch

How Steve Jobs’ impossible demands sparked Wi-Fi revolution

How many important moments at Apple started with Steve Jobs being late to a meeting that ended with him making a seemingly impossible demand?<p>This is exactly how one former executive of Lucent Technologies describes the birth of commercial Wi-Fi, which took place in a meeting room at Apple …

Wi-Fi

Apple is smartly removing another useless Apple Watch feature

Apple is removing yet another Apple Watch feature when watchOS 5, the next version of the smartwatch's operating system, arrives this fall.<p>The next …

Smartwatches

Apple is reportedly reviving two of its forgotten products

Apple appears to be dipping back into its greatest hits collection.<p>Bloomberg is reporting today (Aug. 20) that Apple will revive its Mac Mini desktop computer, and release a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop later this year. Apple’s computer sales have been surprisingly durable over the …

iOS 12 brings big improvements to iPhone’s Portrait mode

iOS 12 packs a whole host of significant improvements that Apple didn’t get a chance to showcase during its WWDC preview. One of those, according to one developer, is a greatly-enhanced Portrait mode for compatible iPhone models.<p>The image below highlights the impressive difference between a …

Unrealistic to set timetable for South China Sea code, says Chinese official

BEIJING (Reuters) - Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable, state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying.<p>FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of China occupied Subi Reef at Spratly …

iPhone X outperforms Samsung’s brand new 6.4-inch Galaxy Note 9

Earlier today, Samsung officially unveiled its brand new (and oft-leaked) Galaxy Note 9 with a 6.4-inch display. While Samsung touts the device’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB or 8GB of RAM under-the-hood, but earlier benchmarks show the device is still outperformed by the iPhone X…<p>As …

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

China has militarised the South China Sea and got away with it

LESS than three years ago, Xi Jinping stood with Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House and lied through his teeth. In response to …

Australia to hunt China’s submarines with UK-made warships

Australia is reinforcing its navy with Britain’s help, and this will likely raise eyebrows of Chinese leaders. During talks in London last Tuesday, …

Apple is struggling big-time to sell iPhones in India

Three members of Apple’s executive team in India have departed the company, due to Apple’s struggles increasing iPhones sales in what is now the world’s fastest-growing major smartphone market.<p>The executives to leave include Apple’s national sales and distribution chief, the head of its commercial …

Deterrence under the dragon’s shadow: Vietnam’s military modernisation

Vietnam has long sought to calibrate its defence posture in the shadows of great power competition.

China's 'New' Map Aims to Extend South China Sea Claims

<i>If Beijing moves to back the academics’ assertions, it could inflame already boiling tensions with smaller Southeast Asian claimants, which have</i> …

China

What Beijing is Building in the South China Sea

These developments are yet another example of China reinforcing its territorial claims in the region.<p>The deployment of EW equipment is particularly …

US Bombers Fly Over South China Sea Amid Escalating Tensions Between Taiwan And Beijing

Trade tensions between the US and China appear to have abated - at least for now - as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top Trump economic …

China

Everything You Need to Know About the South China Sea Dispute

Beijing’s push to control the South China Sea, marked by increased military presence, has been a bone of contention in Southeast Asia for some months …

Top US admiral says China now capable of controlling South China Sea

Adm. Philip Davidson, the likely pick to replace departing U.S. Pacific Command Chief Admiral Harry Harris, said China currently has the capability to control the South China Sea “in all scenarios short of war with the United States.”<p>In written testimony to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee …

China

How China's military expansion threatens U.S. interests

WASHINGTON — China is developing a navy twice the size of the U.S. Navy and working to replace the United States as the major global power, analysts told a House committee.<p>China will have about 550 warships by 2030 — nearly double the size of today’s U.S. Navy, said James Fanell, a former Navy …

Chinese claims in South China Sea overlap with Vietnam's oil projects

Some oil blocks off Vietnam’s sprawling coastline fall within an area of the South China Sea demarcated by China’s “nine-dash line,” the basis for …

China

Carpio: Chinese jets, bombers may soon land on Subi Reef near Pag-asa Island

MANILA - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday warned that Subi Reef (Zamora Reef) in the disputed Spratly Islands could soon see bombers and …

China Readies For Combat After US Warships Challenge Beijing’s Contested Claims To The South China Sea

9:15 AM 05/28/2018<p>The South China Sea is once again rapidly becoming a major point of contention between Washington and Beijing, with both sides …

South China Sea

Report: China Has Removed or Hidden Missiles on Disputed Island

Satellite images show that China has either moved, removed or hidden missiles from a disputed island in the South China Sea, the <b>South China Morning</b> …

China ‘removes missile systems’ from disputed South China Sea island – but sends warning to US

Beijing seems to have removed missile systems from a disputed island in the South China Sea, although US defence officials and experts said the disappearance was likely to be only a temporary arrangement, amid rising tensions between the two countries.<p>Satellite imagery and new analysis from Israeli …

US, China bicker over territorial claims in South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.<p>In blunt but …

The French Navy Stands Up to China

As we steamed through the disputed Spratly Islands, a voice demanded we radio our intentions.<p>‘This is China warship calling,” a voice bellowed out over the radio. “The Nansha islands are under Chinese sovereignty. What are your intentions?” The reply from the French military vessel, where I was on …

South China Sea

The real China threat isn’t even on Trump’s radar

By Max Boot<p>Max Boot<p>Columnist covering national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>What’s the biggest danger from China: (a) its trade surplus with the United States; (b) its theft of U.S. technology; or (c) its aggression in the South China Sea? Most experts would say (b) or (c). President Trump …

China

The South China Sea dispute

China’s increased imperialism and militarization of its man-made islands in the South China Sea are cause for grave concern [“Mattis warns Beijing of consequences,” World Digest, June 3]. Perhaps the other countries claiming portions of the South China Sea — Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, …

Duterte: Sending troops on 'suicide' mission in S. China Sea will lead to my ouster

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 6)</b> — President Rodrigo Duterte believes the military and police will oust him should he decide to send them to …