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:
Mr. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and that the fragmentation in the Android world was “plain and simple.”
He added that “Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an iPhone.”
He also goes on to add that they don’t work seamlessly together because ”when you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with.” He of course goes on to compare this situation to that of the iPhone wherein Apple makes both the software and hardware.…Read More »
Major Samsung Galaxy S IV details leak hours before announcement: High-res pics, videos, and features [Rumor]
As Samsung is mostly preparing for their big night in New York city, the Chinese leakers behind all this seem to be just as busy! High-res photos of the device have been posted online, as well as numerous videos showcasing the different software features the company was probably saving for the announcement.…Read More »
Google has recently gone on a diet and started getting rid of products and services deemed inferior, unpopular, or a failure. The latest victim in Google’s “spring cleaning” is Google’s extremely popular RSS feed aggregation service, Google Reader. Google has announced it closing Google Reader on July 1, 2013.…Read More »
BitTorrent has announced a new video service called BitTorrent Live. Streaming services are gaining popularity these days, but BitTorrent live is bringing a little twist to it: the service will utilize the P2P sharing functionality of the BitTorrent protocol making it much like downloading torrents — the more people there are, the better.…Read More »
Google X Phone will have Android Key Lime Pie, quad-core Tegra 4i, 4.7-inch display, and 16-megapixel camera [Rumor]
It’s been known for awhile now that Google has been hard at work on a phone that they hope will battle it out for smartphone supremacy with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It’s also been known that they’re planning on making it a Motorola-built device and codenamed the X Phone.…Read More »
Apps are ridiculously easy to download these days, all it takes are a couple of taps. They’re also extremely easy to get rid of. And according to data from a recent survey by Compuware, most users aren’t afraid to push that delete button when an app fails to impress.…Read More »
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.…Read More »
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo for an unreleased, unannounced and up to this point unheard of version of Google Now for iOS.…Read More »
Some gamers like to choose sides for some reason — Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. They’ll mostly stick with their console of choice and then unreasonably trash the others’ games online. But with the Ultimate Combo System, they won’t have to choose sides any longer!…Read More »
The SXSW Festival in Austin sees many different kinds of people gathering for the event — musicians, entrepreneurs, businessman and a whole lot of geeks. During this year’s SXSW, David Carr of the New York Times decided that it would be the perfect time to try an experiment.…Read More »
Don’t worry, this article isn’t about rats! Well, it kind of is. But it’s really about clones — clones of clones to be exact.
A group of biologists in Japan at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have developed a breakthrough technique that has allowed them to create an endless line of clones.…Read More »
The same source that leaked images of what might be the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has now followed up with video of the device. The uploader is calling it the world’s first hands-on with the Galaxy S 4, i9502 China Unicom Version.…Read More »
Researchers at the University of Illinois have utilized the modern day advancements in flexible technology to come up with a printable electronic tattoo that can read your vital information and wirelessly report them to a computer.
The device will be used primarily to enhance medical care, as placing it on a user’s skin will allow doctors to monitor the health and healing process of things like surgical wounds.…Read More »
There is no escape: Angry Birds cartoon is going to be everywhere — in apps, on TV, and on the Internet
When Rovio announced that the Angry Birds cartoon would begin airing on March 17th, there were probably two things on your mind: watch the cartoon like Rovio wants you to or ignore it. It looks like we’re not getting much of a choice in matter, as Rovio has also announced the Angry Birds Toons series will be airing on pretty much every screen possible!…Read More »
That’s gotta be iOS, right? If that image was all you had to go with, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought the copycats in China have managed to make a phone that looks just like the iPhone and runs a real version of iOS.…Read More »
Anyone who feels Mac “doesn’t get viruses” hasn’t heard of ‘Pintsized.A’, a new trojan that bypasses Mac security measures
Remember that hack marathon earlier this year that saw Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft compromised? Yeah, well, the breach occurred courtesy infected Macs. And now researchers have identified the malware that infected these Macs — ‘Pintsized.A’.
Pintsized.A is a new trojan that specifically targets Mac OS X.…Read More »
If you were a multi-milioniare, what would you buy? I don’t know about you but a personal submarine would be on top of my list. And Spymaster has no issue parting you with $2 million in exchange for the Orcasub.
Orcasub, which is available by order only (you won’t find it on the shelves of your local Wal-Mart), is a private submarine that has space for two and dives up to 2,000 feet.…Read More »
Firefox is on Windows. Firefox is on Android. Firefox is in Linux. Firefox is in Mac OS X. Firefox, however, has yet to be released on iOS (a function-limited non-browser Firefox app was available on iOS last year but was pulled later by Mozilla) and now never will be released on iOS due to Apple’s strict App Store requirements.…Read More »
iPhone prototype (before iPhone 2G) ran OS X, had 7-inch display and USB ports, and was two inches thick
We have already seen an iPad prototype from 2002. Now it is iPhone’s turn.
The above image is an iPhone prototype from early 2005 leaked to ArsTechnica by “a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of the earliest versions of the iPhone”.…Read More »
Ready for some more Windows 8 hate? Here it comes!
Bob O’Donnell, Program VP of Clients and Displays and “responsible for tracking the latest and most important hardware developments that impact PCs, notebooks, thin clients and other computing devices” at International Data Corporation (IDC), recently told Brooke Crothers of CNET that Windows 8 sales have stalled because Microsoft made a couple of flaws, namely lack of ‘Start’ button (aka Start Menu) and inability to boot directly to desktop mode:
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There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed.
These days, it’s become pretty normal that billions of transistors are being packed into a single circuit. It’s what allows our devices to become smaller and smaller, thinner and lighter. But the age old problem of a single transistor failing and bringing down the entire circuit remains.…Read More »
A group of researchers have create battery that is thin, flexible and stretchable up to 3 times its size. They’ve achieved the flexibility without comprising performance or power, which makes it a pretty exciting development towards flexible devices being an actual thing.…Read More »
The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle announced via Facebook that they would be banning Google Glass from its premises, even before the device is officially on sale to the public. ”For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses.…Read More »
As part of a promotion that Marvel announced at the ongoing SXSW festival in Austin, over 700 first-issue comics are now free to download from now until 11PM ET on March 12th. That’s a lot of free comics!
All you need to do is download the ComiXology Comics app, which is available for both iOS and Android, and you’ll be able to download all those comics to your account, after which they’ll be available on any device that supports the app.…Read More »
Images of what appear to be an unannounced Samsung phone have been uploaded to Chinese forum 52 Samsung. The phone is reportedly being described as the “GT-I9502,” but what makes it interesting is that its specs line up perfectly with the impending Galaxy S 4.…Read More »
Ever watch or read Harry Potter? You know that invisible cloak Potter & co always use? Yeah, well, Adam Harvey — a privacy advocate/fashion designer based in New York City — has invented something similar. Except it is for drones.
Dubbed ‘Stealth Gear’, Harvey has created a burqa (the garment wore by many Muslim women around the world, typically in black and can be of other colors too), hoodie, and scarf that hides a person from drones.…Read More »
Hate waiting around while you transfer a file from one phone to another via Bluetooth? No worries, researchers at Georgie Tech have you covered. According to MIT Technology Review, the researchers “have drawn up blueprints for a wireless antenna made from atom-thin sheets of carbon, or graphene, that could allow terabit-per-second transfer speeds at short ranges”.…Read More »
When you want to order a pizza, what do you do? My guess is most people either opt to go to a pizza place, order over the phone, or order on the Internet. Red Tomato Pizza, a pizza parlor based in Dubai, wants to make it easier for you to order pizza.…Read More »
F-Secure, a security firm, has released their Mobile Threat Report for Q4 2012 and the trend is not surprising: Android has a bullseye on its back.
Accounting for a whopping 79% of 301 new malware discovered in 2012, Android is on top of the list when it comes to mobile operating system with most malware.…Read More »
At its SXSW Interactive headquarters, Google just introduced a talking shoe which provides snarky comments based on your leg movements. And it isn’t a joke; it is real. The talking shoe is part of Google’s new ‘Art, Copy, Code’ project which, as TechCrunch puts it, “aims to breathe a social, life-like experience into everyday objects”.…Read More »
In a surgical procedure earlier this week, a man was fitted with the first ever 3D-printed skull replacement. A whole 75 percent of his skull was replaced with the replica, which is made out of polyetherketoneketone. (Say that ten times fast.)
It is unclear why this particular man had 75% of his skull replaced.…Read More »
Makerbot announces 3D Digitizer that allows you to scan objects and print out replicas with 3D printer
Today, Makerbot unveiled their Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner that it will sell along with its 3D printers.
What makes the scanner so cool is that you don’t actually need modeling or 3D printing skills to make use of it — just scan any object (up to 8 inches by 8 inches) and the Digitizer will give you a file that you can use to print out replicas with their 3D printers.…Read More »
Hackers successfully crack Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 7 at Pwn2Own hacker competition
Chrome OS may have survived a barrage of attacks at Pwnium 3 but Windows and Windows browsers have not been so lucky. At Pwn2Own, a hacker competition sponsored by HP, hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Chrome on Windows 7, and Firefox on Windows 7 which allows the hackers to bypass sandboxes and gain access to the whole system.…Read More »
Samsung executive feels “Windows 8 is no better than Windows Vista”, calls Windows “the less-competitive platform”
It has been a very long time since we last heard some Windows 8 hate. (And by “very long time” I mean at least a few days.) However, thanks to Samsung’s head of memory division Dong-Soo Jun, now e have some more gossip to, erm, gossip about.…Read More »