After what can be considered downtime between the two tech giants, Apple is out for Samsung’s blood yet again. Apple has recently filed an amendment adding Samsung’s latest device, Galaxy S4, to the list of infringing devices in a lawsuit that is schedule to take place in 2014. Of course [...]Read More »
Now this is interesting. For Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 commercial, the company decided that they would use one of Apple’s own features against them — Siri.
The ad shows Siri highlighting all the different things that the iPad can’t do, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet can. Multitasking is of course one [...]Read More »
During the company’s BlackBerry Live 2013 conference yesterday, BlackBerry announced something that’s been rumored for over a year now — BlackBerry Messenger is going multi-platform.
The service has always been one of the selling points of having a BlackBerry device, and now it’s coming to both iOS and Android through [...]Read More »
A new rumor is claiming that Apple’s next iPhone will ditch the traditional home button in favor of a “capacitive home button.” It would make sense since the home button is known to be the cause of many problems for iPhone owners, but the decision is reportedly being made to [...]Read More »
A new Galaxy phone is out, so you know what that means… that’s right! The return of Samsung’s iPhone-bashing commercials.
This latest ad takes place in a graduation pool party where all the adults have “outdated” iPhones and all the hip kids have brand new Galaxy S4′s. All the new [...]Read More »
Apple starts countdown to 50 billion downloads on the App Store with a contest to win $10,000 gift card
Apple’s App Store is about to hit another significant milestone — 50 billion downloads, which is a lot even if it includes a ton of free apps being downloaded. To celebrate the occasion, the company is a contest where one lucky winner who downloads the fifty billionth app will win [...]Read More »
It’s Apple fans versus Samsung fans at a wedding fight in Microsoft’s hilarious new Windows Phone ad [Video]
Everybody knows about the ongoing war between Apple fanboys and Samsung fanboys. It’s inevitable when the two manufacturers constantly rank as the top smartphone vendors in the industry. But doesn’t get a little tiring sometimes? What if you could just switch to a different kind of phone and watch while [...]Read More »
Tired of constant crashes and blue-screens on your PCs? The answer to your problem might not be one you’d expect. The computer that would offer the most trouble-free operation wasn’t even designed to run Windows — Apple’s MacBook Pro.
Soluto, a PC remote management tool provider, has released their first [...]Read More »
According to industry analyst IDC’s recent sales data, the first quarter of 2013 has a very significant statistic. Smartphones have finally outsold feature phones (cell phones that are not smartphones but do more than just calls and texts — basically all non-smartphone cell phones) worldwide. However, the lead is very [...]Read More »
I’m a fan of great advertising. And Apple, much like Google, is one of the industry’s best. Their recent more upbeat ads for the iPhone and iPad highlighting all the different apps, however, weren’t exactly great. In fact, I think those ads might have been some of their worst, especially [...]Read More »
It looks like China isn’t the only one putting up convincing-looking fake Apple Stores — Afghanistan’s got one too. In fact, this is reportedly the only one in the country!
The unofficial Apple Store is located in Afghanistan’s largest mall, in the Share-e-Naw district of Kabul. While the Apple Stores [...]Read More »
I know it sounds like Apple missed the boat and is only getting around to their April Fools’ Day joke now, but this is very real and happening right now. Charity Auction Charitybuzz, which normally asks celebrities to auction off the opportunity for their fans to have the time of [...]Read More »
Apple has officially announced that their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 10-14 at its usual venue – Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
Unlike previous years, Apple did not put tickets on sale at the same time as the announcement, but used it to notify [...]Read More »
In 2008, a deadly earthquake hit the southwestern province of China, Sichuan. Tens of thousands were killed and thousands went missing. This past weekend, the province was hit with another massive earthquake, killing 186 people and sending almost 8,200 to the hospitals.
After the devastation, Apple’s Chinese website updated with [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple and Volkswagen? Why, the iBeetle of course. The two companies have collaborated to build the iBeetle… but don’t be fooled, this is definitely not the fabled iCar that Steve Jobs wanted to build.
The “Apple” part of this car center around two things.[...]Read More »
Toshiba’s recently announced Kirabook might be the first premium Windows 8 notebook to truly challenge Apple’s amazing but pricey Retina Macbook Pro lineup. In some ways, it might even surpass it.
Toshiba is taking a neat little approach to the Kirabook. It’s build and weight make it look like a [...]Read More »
The animators over at San Francisco-based Aatma Studio have made a concept for an iPhone 5S commercial — yep, an iPhone that may or may not exist in the near future. In it, the studio has imagined that one of the newest features Apple would add to its iPhone would [...]Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s bulk enterprise licensing to copy and distribute pirated paid apps [...]Read More »
A man in Shanghai, China has been caught after pickpocketing a lady of her iPhone. The crazy part is, as you can probably see above, is that he did so using chopsticks — while she was riding a bicycle. The man’s got skills!
But unfortunately for our chopstick-wielding thief here [...]Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
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Apple has achieved 100 percent renewable energy for all its data centers, releases video of nation’s largest user-owned solar array
Apple takes environmental impact seriously. No, really. A report from Bloomberg notes that Apple has updated their environmental policy pages, and the company has a pretty impressive statistic to share: 100 percent renewable energy powering its data centers.
You can sync to iCloud as many times as you want — [...]Read More »
Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might add.
Now that the hearing has already taken place, we’ve [...]Read More »
Apple may have fixed their password security hole, but you should probably enable two-step verification
Just in case you missed it, Apple made a pretty serious boo-boo on the security front yesterday. The security issue was that Apple’s iForgot password reset tool was made vulnerable to hackers — if they managed to manipulate the URL in the date of birth page, they could reset your [...]Read More »
Is Apple losing its touch? Major security hole allowed hackers to easily reset passwords to Apple accounts using iForgot
There was a time when Apple products were popularly recognized as being secure. Or at least more secure than the competition. For example, for the longest time Mac OS X was synonymous with “doesn’t get viruses” (which, of course, has never been true — malware makers just never targeted Macs [...]Read More »
Last month, reports surfaced about a bug in iOS 6.1 that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode lock and gain access to your phone. After more than a month’s time, Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to address the issue. The problem is, while they did fix the security bug, [...]Read More »
Comedy website Funny or Die has made their very own Steve Jobs biopic, titled “iSteve.” Starring Justin Long, famous for his stint as a Mac during Apple’s “Get a Mac” ad campaign, the movie looks to be a more lighthearted and less serious look at Steve Jobs’ life.
The movie [...]Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
Prior to its release, many people predicted Galaxy S4 would outshine iPhone 5, the latest iteration of Apple’s mighty device. Galaxy S4 has been announced and that excitement has dampened down. However, Apple is clearly still feeling the heat because two days after the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple [...]Read More »
Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, Phil Schiller, made some pretty forward comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that won’t sit well with Android fans:
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Mr. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and
After the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, there have been numerous products related to him released that range from the normal (a biography) to the bizarre (an action figure). I’m not quite sure where to place this one, now that I think about it.
Japanese manga artist Mari [...]Read More »