China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 24th, 2014 Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front. China hopes to launch a home-grown operating system by October to wean the country from foreign-made OSes like Windows, the government-run Xinhua news agency said Sunday. The operating system, which Xinhua did not name, will…

Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China

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By Michael Kan, IDG News Service | July 23rd, 2014 China has opened an anti-monopoly investigation against Qualcomm. China’s anti-monopoly investigation of Qualcomm is starting to disrupt its licensing business and making it harder for the U.S. company to collect royalties from the country. The government probe is creating “significant challenges” for Qualcomm, the company…

Apple fires back at China state media allegations of location tracking

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By Dan Moren, Macworld.com | July 14th, 2014 Apple’s certainly no stranger to accusations of location tracking, but the latest allegations come from what may be a surprising source: China’s state-sponsored media. As reported by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, China Central Television called the iPhone a “national security concern,” suggesting that it…

Apple quickly counters China claim of iPhone spying

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 12th, 2014 Fast response shows how important the market is to the U.S. company. Apple on Saturday denied claims by China’s state-run television that its iPhones track owners’ locations. The 600-word message was linked from Apple China’s home page. iOS 7’s Frequent Locations stores all its data on the…

China calls the iPhone and iOS 7 threats to national security

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 11th, 2014 State-run media blasts ‘Frequent Location’ feature. China’s state-run television today told owners of Apple’s iPhone that the device is a threat to national security because it tracks their movements. Reuters reported on the broadcast by CCTV (China Central Television) earlier Friday. The segment broadcast by CCTV took…