Like the other new iWork apps that were released in October, 2013, Keynote was built from the ground up for both iOS and Mac, with the iOS version seeing improvements, while the Mac version has lost some features to give both a level playing field. Due to a backlash of user … Read more
In this week's must-see rundown, we offer up an in-depth look at all of the new features in Google's latest mobile OS, Android KitKat. If you're one of the lucky users to already have it, you'll also want to check out our very handy tips for extending your phone's battery on KitKat.
Twitter officially went public earlier this week. In our latest Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and senior writer Daniel Terdiman discuss the social media giant's initial public offering, what they learned from Facebook, and how they plan to turn a profit. … Read more
The new iPhones have apparently convinced only a small percentage of iPhone 5 owners to upgrade.
Polling 400 US phone customers that activated an iPhone between September 20 and October 20, research firm CIRP found that only 6 percent of iPhone 5 owners jumped to an 5S or 5C. In contrast, 12 percent of iPhone 4S owners had upgraded to the iPhone 5 over the same period last year.
Further, among the two-thirds of those polled who upgraded from any iPhone to the 5S or 5C in September and October, fewer jumped ship from the iPhone 5 relative to the … Read more
Apple's iPhone line is now available at Boost Mobile.
Customers looking for a contract-free iPhone plan can head to Boost Mobile and pick up the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, or iPhone 4S. Apple's flagship iPhone 5S starts at $550 at Boost, while the iPhone 5C will set customers back $450 to start. The iPhone 4S starts at $300.Boost announced plans to carry Apple's iPhone line last week. Virgin Mobile, among other prepaid carriers, already sells the iPhone.
To sweeten the pot a bit, Boost Mobile also announced on Friday that between now and November 24, new … Read more
An iPad that was demoed at a Vodafone store in Australia burst into flames, according to a report.
A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was running an iPad demo model that caused a "burst of flames" earlier this week, according to a Vodafone spokesperson, speaking to News.com.au in an interview published on Friday. The iPad forced the store to evacuate customers, but no one was injured, according to the spokesperson.
According to News.com.au, after fire fighters entered the building, they discovered that sparks were coming from the iPad's charging port.
It's not … Read more
Consumers waiting for the new iPad Mini may have to wait awhile longer.
Apple is pushing back the launch of the Mini 2 due to burn-in problems on the tablet's LCD panel, claims Korean News site ETNews. Citing an unnamed industry source, ETNews says that the glitch stems from the IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology used for the panels manufactured by Sharp. The smaller pixels required for the Mini 2's Retina display pose a challenge to the technology, thus creating production issues.
Though the burn-in is not visible to the naked eye, the panels don't meet … Read more
Arden Hayes may be 5 years old, but he has a sanguine presence that Congress could use.
He's an expert on presidents of the United States, as well as just generally being a lot more astute than most 5-year-olds.In a return appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Hayes casually mentioned he'd been hanging out with Al Gore.
He also noticed that Kimmel's map of the world didn't include South Sudan.… Read more
Apple Stores in several countries around the world will have reduced hours later this month, according to a new report.
Apple Stores everywhere from China to Canada to Italy report that they'll have special hours, including early closing times, starting on November 15. The shortened hours appear to be staggered. Apple's Paris store, for example, will have special hours on November 18 and November 19. One of the company's Hong Kong stores will have special hours on November 17.AppleInsider earlier reported on the news.
It's not clear why Apple, which plans to launch the new … Read more
Samsung is throwing its formidable weight behind AMOLED display tech -- which could be seen as a challenge to Apple.
The South Korean electronics giant, maker of the Galaxy line of smartphones, made it clear Wednesday that active-matrix organic LED (AMOLED) displays are its future.
"We were the first to commercialize AMOLED back in 2007. This year we successfully produced 440 ppi [pixels per inch] high-resolution AMOLED....we also launched the first curved AMOLED displays," said Kinam Kim, CEO of Samsung Display, during a presentation at the company's analyst day in Seoul, South Korea.
That presentation had … Read more
Break the touch screen on your iPhone and your local Apple Store may soon be able to replace just the screen rather than charge you for a whole new phone.
Apple is prepping its stores to repair and replace parts for the iPhone 5S and 5C, "sources with knowledge of the upcoming initiative" told 9to5Mac. This means that damaged iPhones won't necessarily need to be turned in for an entirely new unit.
The initiative will cover several components, according to the sources, including the screen, the rear camera, the volume buttons, the motor, the speaker system, and … Read more