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Score a point for South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their recently aired "Freemium Isn't Free" episode. Sometimes it takes a raunchy cartoon to drive the point home, and whether or that played a role in Apple's decision to remove the "free" label from freemium games like Clash of Clans or not (it... Read more...
Apple has been taking its time trying to figure out what to do with its $3 billion acquisition of the Beats brand. Last week, the company announced that it would be launching the first set of headphones, the Solo2 Wireless, since the acquisition. But now, it seems Apple has decided what to do with Beats Music. According to sources that spoke... Read more...
Apple isn't letting its personal feelings interfere with its business decisions, hence why Samsung will continue to supply the bulk of application processors for the company's iPhone and iPad devices. The two sides reportedly came to an agreement that will have Samsung producing 80 percent of the custom chips Apple... Read more...
In a couple of recent Microsoft-related posts I've written, I've highlighted fact that the company's been doing quite well - and making some excellent changes - ever since Satya Nadella came on as CEO, Simply put, there have been way too many improvements made since that position shift to call it a coincidence. With... Read more...
A recently discovered vulnerability in iOS set off panic alarms due to the nasty nature of it. Security researchers warned that malicious apps installed using enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning would be able to replace legitimate apps on a user's iOS device. Dubbed "Masque Attack," it prompted a warning from the U.S... Read more...
One of the disadvantages to buying an Apple system is that it generally means less upgradeability and flexibility than a system from a traditional PC OEM. Over the last few years, Apple has introduced features and adopted standards that made upgrading or using third-party hardware progressively more difficult. Now... Read more...
It appears that Apple has high expectations for the Apple Watch if rumors are to believed. According to Taiwan-based web publication Digitimes, Apple has ordered enough chips to produce around 30 to 40 million units of its first ever smartwatch. According to unnamed industry sources, the website also claimed that the... Read more...
When the topic turns to smartphones and market share, it's usually the same two names that are thrown around -- Samsung and Apple. Fair enough, since the two companies dominate the market, but let's not forget that there are other handset makers continuing to chip away pieces of the market for themselves. Such as LG... Read more...
On Monday, mobile security researchers at FireEye reported on the discovery that an iOS app installed using enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning would be able to replace genuine apps installed on a user’s phone. Dubbed the “Masque Attack” vulnerability, the US government has issued an additional warning... Read more...
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, ruled that Apple must face a U.S. federal lawsuit related to iMessage and its interception of SMS text messages when users switch from an iPhone handset to a phone on another platform, such as Google's Android operating system. In such cases, if the user didn't... Read more...
While Apple takes its time deciding how best to leverage its $3 billion acquisition of the Beats brand, Dr. Dre and company continue to grow the company's family of wireless products, including the launch of the Solo2 Wireless, the first set of headphones from Beats in the Apple-owned era and just in time for the... Read more...
It's been quite the year for Facebook's Messenger app. Prior to the summer, a lot of people didn't even know it existed - myself included - but come summer, everyone was handed a deadline: Transition, or lose messaging capabilities. At the start of August, Facebook stuck to its word, and disabled the messaging... Read more...
If you look over the most recent data from International Data Corporation (IDC), you'll see that Apple's share of the global smartphone market declined from 12.9 percent to 12 percent in the past year. Meanwhile, Samsung's stake is now almost twice that of Apple's at 23.8 percent. Granted, Samsung sells a lot more models than Apple does, but... Read more...
Apple is doing iOS defectors a solid by making available a simple web tool that simplifies the process of freeing up their SMS text messages from being tied to iMessage, Apple's proprietary messaging service. Without doing so, users who switch over to a new phone on a different mobile platform, be it Android, Windows... Read more...
Are you sure that app on your iPhone is legitimate? If you've been careful not to fall for phishing scams, then chances are you're right. However, there's a new malware targeting iOS that's capable of spoofing and even overwriting legitimate apps you've downloaded from Apple's App Store, such as Gmail, for example... Read more...
Just when you thought the ship had sailed for glasses-free 3D displays on smartphone devices, a rumor has surfaced that Apple is toying with the idea of implementing one on its next iPhone handset. As the rumor goes, the "naked eye 3D screen," as it's referred to in a Chinese-language report, would be part of a bigger... Read more...
When Phonebloks visionary Dave Hakkens began evangelizing the idea of a modular phone with interchangeable components, many scoffed at the idea saying it couldn't be done or wasn't commercially feasible, that is until Google stepped up and backed a team of engineers for Project Ara. Ultimately, Project Ara's proof of... Read more...
While we know that the entry-level Apple Watch will cost around $350, Apple has off up any information about the price for the other versions. However, according to French Apple website igen.fr, the stainless steel Apple Watch will cost $500 while a gold version will range from $4,000 to $5,000. It is assumed that the... Read more...
The number crunchers at International Data Corporation (IDC) counted more than 300 million smartphone shipments around the world for the second consecutive quarter. To be more precise, 327.6 million units shipped during third quarter of 2014, representing a 25.2 percent growth rate compared to the same period a year... Read more...
By his own admission, Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay. It seems silly that such a thing could make headlines, but the reality is, we live in an era where coming out as being gay can have a profound impact, especially by a person in power. In this case, that person is one of the most recognizable figures in the technology sector and in charge of... Read more...
Riddle us this -- what looks like a Surface Touch Keyboard, won't give up the ghost if you spill your coffee on it, and is intended for Apple's iPad family? The answer is Logitech's new Keys-To-Go, an ultra-portable and standalone Bluetooth plank that's covered with a durable FabricSkin that wards off dirt, crumbs... Read more...
Apple took the world by surprise when the company bought the Beats brand for $3 billion earlier this year, which remains the Cupertino outfit's largest acquisition to date. Now the big question is, what will Apple do with the Beats Music portion of that acquisition? We've heard a few different rumors, the most recent... Read more...
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