Tech Bytes: Apple sells over 47m iPhones in 3 months


Apple sells over 47m iPhones in 3 months

Apple sold 47.5 million iPhones from April to June this year. This is 35 per cent more iPhones than what was sold over the same period last year. The rise contributed heavily to its profits, which rose to US$10.7 billion (S$14.7 million).

But Apple shares fell 7 per cent in trading after hours, because its revenue forecasts for the next quarter were lower than expected.

Hackers threaten Ashley Madison site

Hackers have obtained personal data from Ashley Madison, a website which offers online matchmaking services for married people.

The self-styled "Impact Team" hackers have threatened to release information on millions of users unless the website is shut down.

The company said it is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the hack.

The website is blocked by the Media Development Authority in Singapore.

Amazon posts surprise profit

Shares of online retailer Amazon surged more than 17 per cent last Thursday after it unexpectedly reported profits in its second quarter.

It made a profit of US$92 million (S$126 million) on revenues of US$23.19 billion.

M1 offers customers National Day bonus

M1's mobile users will enjoy free calls, messages and local mobile data during the National Day weekend.

The offer, which applies to both postpaid and prepaid customers, takes effect from 12.01am on Aug 7 to 11.59pm on Aug 10.

E-gaming league to roll out drug testing

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) has announced that it will start testing players for performance-enhancing substances at the ESL One Cologne Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament next month.

This comes after professional Counter-Strike player Cory Friesen admitted in an interview that he and his teammates took the psycho-stimulant Adderall to boost performance at a tournament in March.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2015, with the headline 'TechBytes'. Print Edition | Subscribe