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Android has been chipping away at iOS in terms of smartphone activations as Apple fans patiently wait for the megaton iPhone refresh coming towards the end of the year.
iOS 10.3.3 now official
After quite a few public beta releases, Apple iOS 10.3.3 is finally ready to deliver multiple bug fixes and improvements to all iPhone and iPad users who own one (or more) compatible device(s).
Samsung may supply Apple with 7 nm A12 SoCs for next year's iPhone
The South Korean manufacturer has purportedly struck another deal with Apple to provide both OLED panels and A12 SoCs.
Sequent is a self-charging smartwatch on Kickstarter
By using a kinetic charging system, the Sequent smartwatch promises to be the world's first fitness tracker and smartwatch with an "infinite" battery life.
Qualcomm seeks ban on iPhone sales in the USA
Qualcomm has escalated an ongoing dispute with Apple by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), asking for a ban on import and sales of iPhones in the USA. Qualcomm claims that Apple is using non-standard intellectual property of theirs without fair compensation.
Apple opens first store in Taiwan at base of landmark skyscraper Taipei 101
Apple has opened its first store in Taiwan at the base of one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101.
Ungrip, the gimmicky smartphone accessory that works
It looks rather gimmicky but admittedly does a good job of not letting gravity introduce your phone to your face while using it in bed.
Relive the games of yore with free Sega classics — now available on mobile
The Sega Forever Collection brings five of the best classics to relive the good ol' days.
Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only and offers a year of unlimited talk, text, and data for $1
As part of their new Inner Circle service plan, the British-based MVNO will only sell iPhones. New customers can sign up and get unlimited talk, text, and data for an entire year for only $1.
Leak purports to show the first real face of the iPhone 8
A reddit user has allegedly revealed the front panel of the iPhone 8, and it looks more like the Essential Phone than a Galaxy S8 or iPhone.
Study reveals 70 percent of mobile app data is being shared with third parties
A recent study by a Spanish institute has just revealed that the majority of mobile apps used share data with third parties.
Leaping tiger: Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone sales
Huawei overtook Apple in global sales volume in December of 2016, according to Huawei India exec Allen Wang. This puts Huawei just behind Samsung in terms of numbers of handsets sold globally.
Consumer watchdog accuses Apple of misleading customers about repairs
Australia's consumer watchdog is taking Apple to court over allegations that the company lied or misled customers about their rights as consumers under Australian law.
WWDC 2017 | Apple announces HomePod smart speaker
The HomePod is a competent speaker built around Siri. The speaker can recognize where it's placed in a room in order to direct sound for a fuller, richer music experience. The speaker also includes full Siri interaction.
WWDC 2017 | Apple shows off WatchOS 4 at WWDC
The updated OS brings some small tweaks, including a Siri-enabled watch face, better music management, and the ability to sync activity tracking to select exercise machines.
The Pokemon Company catches huge boost in profits
Due to the success of Pokémon Go, The Pokémon Company saw their net profits jump from $5.6 million in 2015 to over $140 million in 2016.
Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index
The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
The iPhone 8 isn't here yet ... but the first iPhone 9 rumors are
Even before this year's iPhone gets an official unveiling, the rumor mill is starting to spin for its successor. A report claims that Samsung and Apple have struck a deal for two models of next year's "iPhone 9," including one model with a huge display.
Apple's "Switch" webpage gets overhauled, focuses on iPhone's advantages over Android
A revamped Apple webpage attempts to explain why switching to iPhone from Android makes sense. The page mentions improved performance, photography, and ease-of-use as benefits that iPhone users enjoy.
Apple hits $800 billion market valuation
The Cupertino Giant set a record at market close on Tuesday by eclipsing $800 billion in market capitalization, a first for any U.S. company.
More analysts showing Huawei well ahead of competitors in China
Huawei knocks Oppo back to second place with Xiaomi inching closer to overtaking Apple in the Chinese smartphone market.
You can now make calls from your smartphone via banana (yes, seriously)
Call your friends or talk to Siri, just don't eat it. The Banana Phone is the $40 accessory you definitely don't need—but that doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it.
Apple reduces commissions to App Store affiliates by 64%
Apple's App Store affiliates will now earn 2.5% for apps downloaded via their affiliate ID, down from 7%.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 now shipping
This fitness tracker features the Elevate wrist heart-rate technology with 24/7 hear rate monitoring, also being capable of determining the user's VO2 maximum level. Garmin's Vivosmart 3 has a suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.
Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion monthly active users
After breaking the one billion users barrier back in May, Facebook Messenger moves to a whole new level and leaves behind the 1.2 billion users mark, also increasing the number of messages sent per active user.
Don't worry, iPhone 5 users: Apple plans to continue issuing updates to your device
A new report claimed that Apple was dropping support for the iPhone 5 and 5C with the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta update. It is now apparent that the two devices will be covered via a second version of the update.
Misfit Flare fitness tracker now official
This basic fitness tracker uses an aluminum frame and is waterproof up to 50 meters, offering up to six months of autonomy (it uses a replaceable CR1632 coin cell battery), as well as compatibility with Misfit App and Misfit Link App.
New Pebble update allows smartwatch to keep ticking
The latest update to the Pebble app allows the smartwatches to continue functioning even when not connected to Pebble's servers.
Self-healing touchscreens may be here by 2020
A new polymer developed by researchers at the University of California Riverside can stitch itself back together from a tear or scratch in under 24 hours. The research lead thinks the material could debut on smartphones by 2020.
United States House of Representatives votes to allows ISPs to sell browsing history
Both the House and Senate have now voted to allow ISPs to sell the personal data of their customers. The measure will go before President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into action.
LG TONE FREE wireless earbuds hit Best Buy
These headphones were unveiled back at CES 2017 in January, and now they are finally available for purchase. Best Buy has them up for sale both in stores and online, carrying a price tag of $199.99 USD.
Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available
The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
Apple to start making iPhones in India this spring
Although the Indian government has not accepted most of Apple's demands for financial incentives, the Cupertino giant is expected to begin iPhone manufacturing in Bangalore by mid-May.
MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September
Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable
A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products
The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks
A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
Apple upgrades the iPhone SE's storage capacity
The iPhone SE's 16 GB and 64 GB models are upgraded to 32 GB and 128 GB, respectively. The more spacious model gets a $50 price increase, while the base model's price stays the same.
Apple's iPhone 8 will look similar to the original iPhone
Industry officials claim that Apple's next iPhone will have a curved, all-glass back case. This design resembles the original iPhone, whose back case was also curved but made of aluminum. The new iPhone is expected to be larger and slimmer than the original though.
Apple invests US$500 million into opening two more Chinese R&D centers
Apple has announced it will open two more research and development centers in Suzhou and Shanghai. The two additional centers will join the existing two slated to open in Beijing and Shenzhen. The total cost of the investment will be at least US$500 million.
Amazon's Alexa comes to iOS
The digital assistant is currently only available in Amazon's own app and is somewhat limited in what it can do. However, it can still query information, order products, and control other connected devices in a smart home.
Apple iPhone sales make up almost 80 percent of the company's profits
Samsung and Apple may be almost neck-to-neck in terms of smartphone market share, but it's the Cupertino company that takes home nearly all the profits to be made.
Google says it has patched exploits used by the CIA
Google is confident that the latest versions of Android and Chrome are not vulnerable to the hacking tools detailed in the latest Wikileaks dump. Older versions of the software, however, may still be vulnerable.
New mobile GPU architecture could power the 2018 iPhone
Apple supplier Imagination Technologies announces new PowerVR mobile GPU architecture that they say will boast 35 percent GFLOPS density improvement, 80 percent fillrate density improvement for user interface and casual gaming, and 70 to 90 percent gaming density improvement. It could hit the market by the end of 2018.
Wikileaks reveals trove of CIA hacking tools for iOS and Android-driven devices
WikiLeaks has released a trove of information revealing the range of the CIA's hacking exploits and cyber-ordinance, including malware to use Samsung smart TV's for surveillance.
Firefox 52 released
The update brings WebAssembly, which brings near-native performance to web-based apps.
Research firm finds iPhone failure rate increasing, eclipsing Android
Research firm Blancco has found that iPhones have become remarkably less reliable over the past five quarters. At the same time, Android phones have increased in reliability significantly.
Verizon will pilot 5G wireless speeds in the U.S. this year
The wireless giant will begin rolling out 5G connectivity in 11 urban centers during the first half of 2017. The new protocol will only be available to select customers.
Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March
According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
Glitz and glam on the go: MOXYO Showtime Glass adds sparkle to your iPhone's screen
Showtime Glass is a tempered glass screen protector for iPhones. It has embedded glitter that "sparkles in any light condition" but is not visible when the display is on.
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