Mobile chip maker Mediatek believes buying a great smartphone shouldn't have to break the bank. According to the company, its new, sophisticated, yet affordable MT6595 solution provides a full eight cores of computing power at a fraction of the price. Plus Mediatek says this hardware has the brains to operate its cores very efficiently, which not only saves money but battery life as well. … Read more
I'm a disorganized person who uses an iPhone and various cloud services to store a variety of files. For someone like me, free app Octonius restores some order to my life. With it, I can search Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive from a single spot and share files or groups of files.
To get started, you must provide Octonius an e-mail address to create an account. Then, you can connect the app to your Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive accounts. Note: you can connect only one account per service.
Once you have linked your cloud accounts to Octonius, you'… Read more
The Flappy Bird flap may have peaked over the weekend when the developer of the super-addictive smartphone game yanked the top free app from both Google Play and Apple's App Store. But it seems some people may be willing to pay to keep that silly little bird soaring -- although not nearly as much as you may have read elsewhere.
Just hours after it disappeared from the major online stores, used phones with Flappy Bird installed on them hit eBay, and you may have read that some of them appear to be fetching serious cash, as high as $100,000 in one auction.… Read more
I'm aware that there's one reason why many people want the latest technology.
This may be roughly summed up as: Because technology.
But many forget, despite Edward Snowden's frequent reminders, just how much doo-doo technology can drop you into.
So there's something heartily honest about Chevrolet trying to sell you the Siri Eyes Free feature by revealing just how dangerous it can be.
Here we have a man driving along in his Chevy Equinox with his significant life-sharer in the passenger seat.
She wonders, quite casually, what he did last night, as he got in "… Read more
The factory will make as much as double the current global capacity of sapphire, according to Yole Developpement analyst Eric Virey, via Bloomberg. That's enough for 80 million to 100 million iPhones a year, the report said.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in November announced that Apple was building a factory in Mesa, Arizona, to manufacture sapphire materials. And Apple late last year signed a contract with GT Advanced to produce sapphire-based materials at Apple's … Read more
Is Apple going to take a crack at a hybrid? Or is it eying a more conventional product?
Those are burning questions that analysts and the supply chain are trying to figure out.
Predicting Apple's next move has become a sport. With the supply chain (in the case of Apple, largely the collection of component suppliers) the arena where, after some trial-and-error, a final product emerges the winner.
Market researchers are the bookies, calculating the odds based on their best educated guess from supply chain sources.
The lovely thing about snowboarders at the Winter Olympics is that they're devoid of political correctness.
They're just as full of "dude" and "cool" as they would be on a normal, pot-filled day in the mountains.
Some, though, don't always think through the consequences of their free style.
Take Russian slopestyle snowboarder Alexey Sobolev. His iPhone wishes you would. For Sobolev had the, um, cool idea of putting his phone number on his helmet.
Despite Samsung's protestations over "racist" comments by an Apple attorney, the Korea-based gadget maker has been denied for a second time a mistrial in a patent-related case.
On Friday, Judge Lucy Koh again admonished Apple's legal team over remarks made last November during closing arguments in the case, which involved determining the damages Samsung should pay for patent infringement. But she ruled that the remarks didn't influence the jury's verdict and that the verdict would stand.
"Particularly in light of...the high-profile nature of this litigation, the Court expresses its disapproval and disappointment … Read more
With its clean interface and accurate recording that requires nothing other than you carrying around your iPhone, Moves is a great activity tracker. It automatically tracks your activity, as long as you are walking, running, cycling, or engaged in some sort of transport like driving a car. While I walk my dog frequently, drive my kids around daily, and take my bike out regularly during the warmer months, I never jog as a general rule. I engage in a number of other activities, however, from pond hockey and downhill skiing to pick-up basketball and tennis, so Moves has left me … Read more