Unsurprisingly, in the wake of the new Nexus 7 launch, we’re hearing some rumblings about a new iPad mini. The Wall Street Journal is citing “people familiar with the matter” regarding a new report that Apple is looking to introduce a new iPad mini with an upgraded display by the end of this year.…Read More »
One of the more prominent features rumored to be making its way into Apple’s next iPhone is a fingerprint sensor. It began with Apple’s purchase of security firm AuthenTec last year and numerous rumors since then have indicated that it could the iPhone 5S’s exclusive feature over the older models.…Read More »
A user on the Tech Inferno forums has posted a gaming setup unlike any other: An 11-inch MacBook Air connected via Thunderbolt to a dedicated Nvidia graphics card.
But as you can see in the image above, it isn’t exactly just a Thunderbolt cable connecting the two devices.…Read More »
Google Play Store downloads have for the first time ever surpassed Apple’s App Store downloads according to a report by App Annie. However, it seems that Apple still has the upper hand in terms of revenue with iOS apps generating 2.3 times more revenue than Android apps.…Read More »
Edward Snowden, who I’m sure we all know by now as the whistleblower that leaked the US government’s PRISM program, has his very own video game. It’s an endless runner too.
If you’ve ever played games like Temple Run or Canabalt, you’ll know exactly how to play it.…Read More »
Scalpers are a normal problem at Apple Stores worldwide, especially during major launches. But in China, the scalpers have a new tactic to take advantage of Apple Stores and their customers — and it’s very sneaky.
Customers have been complaining about being unable to book any Genius Bar appointments, and according to a report from the Beijing Morning News, this is because scalpers have now turned to booking every available appointment for the Genius Bar.…Read More »
After two tragic iPhone-related incidents that resulted in the death of one Chinese woman and a man going into a coma, Apple has put up a special page on its China website to inform users about the use of officially approved chargers.…Read More »
Last week, photos of a plastic colored shell rumored to be part of Apple’s budget iPhone surfaced online. Now, Chinese website WeiPhone has posted pictures of plastic packaging with the label “iPhone 5C”. Could this be the name for the long-rumored low-cost iPhone?…Read More »
We all knew the Nexus 7 was coming, so Google’s other announcement really stole the show. They introduced the Chromecast, which is a tiny device that you can plug into your TV’s HDMI port then “cast” (stream) your online content from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your TV screen.…Read More »
Rumors and even “leaks” of a cheaper, plastic iPhone have been going around for as long as I can remember now, but this might be the most believable one yet.
Japanese magazine Weekly ASCII has posted images of the rear shell for the supposed plastic iPhone, which resembles Apple’s iPhone 5 in terms of layout and design.…Read More »
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is testing out a number of new screen sizes for the iPad and iPhone. The company has reportedly been asking its suppliers in Asia for a range of different screen sizes for testing prototypes.…Read More »
Due to Apple’s strict policies for its App Store, playing emulated games on iOS devices just isn’t possible unless you jailbreak your device. It’s the opposite of what it’s like on Android, where emulators can be easily found and installed from virtually anywhere.…Read More »
VLC fans rejoice! Two years after being removed from the App Store due to copyright issues, VLC for iOS has returned. The new app is a complete re-write and is now fully open-source. It also packs a bunch of new features that make it even better than the last time around, some of which are:
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Wi-Fi Upload - Allows users to upload files directly to the iOS version of VLC through a web browser on the PC or Mac.
According to Hi-Tech Mail, Russia’s three biggest wireless carriers, VimpelCom Beeline, MegaFon and MTS, have recently decided to stop selling the Apple iPhone to their customers, likely due to the intense and rigid conditions that Apple forces carriers to accept and abide by in order to offer the iPhone.…Read More »
Environmental organization Friends of the Earth has published a report calling out Apple on allegedly using dangerous and illegally mined tin on its products. The tin reportedly comes from Bangka Island in Indonesia and the group says that it is “linked to the destruction of tropical forests, coral reefs and fishermen’s livelihoods.”
Some activists for the group have even left tags on Apple products in stores asking if they contained tin from the area:
Apple has responded by updating their Supplier Responsibility page, saying that they will be leading a “fact-finding visit” to find out more about the matter:
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Bangka Island, Indonesia, is one of the world’s principal tin-producing regions.
According to The Korea Economic Daily, Apple has just signed a contract with Samsung which will have the two companies working together to manufacture the next-generation of A-series chips for use in iOS devices:
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Samsung Electronics had supplied the AP [application processor] to Apple since 2007 but lost the contract to supply 20 nano AP A8 chips to Apple to Taiwan’s TSMC last year when it was engaged in patent disputes with Apple.
A 23-year-old Chinese woman who was weeks away from her wedding, died last week. The alleged cause? She was electrocuted by her iPhone 5.
Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that police have confirmed the accident and the woman’s death. It’s also being reported that the woman, Ma Ailun, was electrocuted by her iPhone when she answered it while it was charging.…Read More »
Some guy is preparing to sue Apple, because for some strange reason, he is unable to control himself along with the thing in his pants. Apparently, Nashville attorney, Chris Sevier, wants Apple to protect him from porn when he is browsing the Internet, and even went on to write a 50-page grievance over this problem.…Read More »
A thief walked into a Virginia wireless store back in February of this year where he would proceed to rob the store of an unknown amount of Apple iPhone devices. For some strange reason, the thief chose to leave his Samsung Galaxy behind at the store.…Read More »
Deus Ex: The Fall is the latest entry in the Deus Ex franchise that released on the App Store this week. It looks pretty much like any other Deus Ex game, just on iOS. But publisher Square Enix has decided to do something a little strange for this title.…Read More »
In a rather unsurprising news, a US federal judge has ruled that Apple has colluded with five publishers to raise the prices of e-books in the United States. This collusion took place months in advance of Apple’s Jan 2010 iPad launch, during which Apple talked with e-book publishers in regards to not only raising e-book prices but doing it across the industry to prevent competition — namely Amazon — from undercutting iBookstore prices.…Read More »
A couple of days after Apple’s App Store began celebrating its 5th anniversary by giving away popular apps for free, the company has filed an agreement not to pursue Amazon further over the use of the name ‘App Store.’
This battle over the trademark on the App Store name dates back to 2011, when Amazon launched its Appstore for Android.…Read More »
By August 5, an import ban on iPhone 4 and iPad 2G will take effect following the ruling issued by the International Trade Commission. The import ban was a result of the ongoing worldwide legal tussle between Apple and Samsung over various smartphone patents.…Read More »
Is the smartphone market suffering from slow growth these days? Both Samsung and HTC were reported to have failed to reach their respective profit estimates for the quarter. And now, there are rumors saying that Apple may be cutting down its orders of iPhone components and suppliers are being alerted about it as early as now.…Read More »
If you caught Samsung’s live stream for the announcement of the Galaxy S4, you might have found some parts of it a little strange. There were definitely some weird choices that went into planning that presentation but it’s nothing, I repeat, nothing compared to their latest Galaxy S4 ad for Iceland.…Read More »
It’s been rumored for a very long time now that Apple might be planning on releasing a “budget” version of the iPhone, one that would be aimed to capture the rest of the market that the current iPhone can’t due to its premium price.…Read More »
If you haven’t checked out the App Store on your iOS device in awhile, now might be a good time to do so. Actually, it might even be the best time to, and you should probably head on over there right this second!…Read More »
On Thursday, Patently Apple published a patent application turned in by Apple in December 2011 for the creation of a flexible battery shape that is made up of a a number of different cells connected to one another through a laminate layer.…Read More »
According to an iClarified report, Apple is reported to be toying with the idea of an offline iteration of voice dictation in their upcoming iOS 7.
Currently, Apple’s voice dictation is done using an app called Siri which depends on an internet connection to upload voice information after which appropriate speech is played back to the user also via an internet connection.…Read More »
Pretty much everyone I know these days uses Google Chrome. I know a couple of people that use Mozilla’s Firefox, and even fewer people that are on Safari or Internet Explorer. I currently don’t know anyone that uses Opera. That’s what it’s like in my part of the world at the moment, and it might be extremely different for you depending where you live.…Read More »
Computer manufacturers are scared Apple’s next MacBooks will be super-thin, thinner than other notebook
Some notebook vendors are worried that the recent trademark filing by Apple to the US Patent and Trademark Office will give the company advantages over other companies’ laptops. Said patent application is about a memory card reader combined with a standard USB port.…Read More »
Boston University this week has filed a complaint against Apple for infringing a technology patent filed by one of its professor way back in 1997. The complaint which is asking the federal court to ban the sale of Apple products including the iPhone 5, the iPad and the MacBook Air, states that said Apple products contain “a gallium nitride thin film semiconductor device.” Boston University claims that said device is still under patent protection which was filed by a Professor named Theodore Moustakas in 1995.…Read More »