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Everything you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event

Today’s Apple event, where it’s expected to unveil new iPhones and a smartwatch, isn’t like any other.<p>Apple’s iTunes and iCloud head, Eddy Cue, said at the Code conference in May that the company’s upcoming product pipeline is the best he’s seen in the past 25 years. The event also comes at a time …

iPhone 6: Reviews, Details and Bending Problems

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …

Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

In a lengthy 9 part exposé, <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control …

The Convergence of the Past, Present and Future in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

History is important. And I don't think it's just my bias as a historian that compels me to affirm this. The past -- history -- is, however, little more than a collection of memories, of myths and stories. Everything is in the past. Everything. And yet, oddly enough, all we really have is the …

Apple Introduces iOS 8 And Texting Will Never Be The Same

Apple introduced its latest update to the iPhone operating system, iOS 8, at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. If you're a big texter, some of the changes should make your life a lot easier. iOS 8 will be available for the iPhone 4S and above this fall.<p>If …

Apple earnings prove it: This is a phone company

Apple has still got some gas in the tank.<p>Both profits and sales exceeded expectations from analysts. Here’s all the ways Apple surprised them.<p>Apple sold way more iPhones than anyone guessed<p><b>Why this matters:</b> Apple might as well be the iPhone company. iPhone sales account for more than half of …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Conquering The Fashion World Is What The iWatch Is Really About

When we think about the iWatch, we tend to think of a little smartphone that you wear on your wrist, or at least a bit of technology, but if the latest reports are anything to go by, Apple’s iWatch play is going to much bigger than that: with the iWatch, Apple intends to do nothing less than …

Wearable Tech

‘Outrageous valuations’: Why tech stocks are writhing

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, April 7, 2014</i>.<p><b>Shares hit</b><br>Technology, Internet and social media stocks led a broader market decline today as investors question the "outrageous valuations" of several tech companies.<p>"There is a lot of froth in the market at the moment and …

‘Beating Apple is #1 priority, everything must be in context of beating Apple’ – internal Samsung docs

Documents revealed by the second Apple vs Samsung patent trial are not just giving us a peek behind the corporate curtains at 1 Infinite Loop, but also a glimpse into Samsung’s Seoul boardroom. A slide from a Samsung business forecast from 2011 shows the company viewing “beating Apple” as its …

Coming Soon To The iPhone 7s, 0% To 100% Battery Charging In Under A Minute?

Sick of waiting for your iPhone to finish charging? By 2017, your iPhone could completely charge from 0% to 100% in just 5 minutes, in a portable, consumer-friendly package that will make long charging times a thing of the past.<p>An Israeli startup called StoreDot has demonstrated new technology at …

Battery Charging

Xiaomi has two phones in the top 10 global list of best selling devices

A glance at any list of top 10 phone makers is guaranteed to include Apple and Samsung and peppered around the list you would expect to see other big names like Sony, LG and HTC. But, that was before Xiaomi. According to new market research released by Counterpoint, an independent market research …

Mobile Technology

Did An Ad Agency Just Create “The World’s Most Beautiful Sustainable Font?”

With Ryman Eco, a typeface that uses 33% less ink than standard fonts and 27% less ink than the leading sustainable font, Grey London says it has created an eco-friendy and beautifully designed font alternative.<p>When a story about a young boy who determined (erroneously, some say) that the …

The Weird Effects You Can Get Out Of The HTC One And Its 3D Camera

The beautiful all-metal design has only been slightly tweaked, the screen is just a hair larger than the previous version's display, and the new One's processor is only a bit faster than the last. But there's one area that's seen a drastic improvement: its camera.<p>HTC has not only added a second …

Samsung promises truly flexible electronics sooner with graphene breakthrough

Graphene. It was going to reinvigorate the electronics industry. Better than silicon, flexible yet more durable than steel and with high heat conduction, it all sounded like The Dream for thinner components and wearables.. but it kinda faded away. Well, it's back, according to Samsung. In a …

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Apple: Samsung made 'false statements' during opening argument

And so the Apple v. Samsung legal wrangling continues.<p>In a California patent case, Apple filed a motion late Thursday asking the court to let it present previously banned evidence and testimony. At issue is whether Apple itself uses the patents it has accused Samsung of copying. Samsung's …

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 2nd

The 2014 edition of Apple's perennially overbooked Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at San Francisco's Moscone West convention center between the 2nd and 6th of June. Apple promises to enlighten developers about the future of iOS and OS X, offering them "the latest tools and …

Apple v. Samsung Trial: 5 Things You Need to Know

They're at it again. Apple and Samsung, two titans of mobile technology, are resolving in a San Jose federal courtroom the issues they can't in the …

Google Is Splitting Its Stock Today To Solidify Sergey Brin And Larry Page’s Domination

Google shares (NASDAQ:GOOG) are worth 50 percent less today. But don’t worry, the company isn’t crashing. It is executing its 2 for 1 stock split as previously announced. But why is the company doing that?<p>Google shares closed at $1,135.10 a share yesterday. It should open around $570 a share today. …

Apple Patents Headphones That Recognize When You’re Speaking And Tune For Better Audio Quality

Apple has a new patent application for a tech that could improve the design of its pre-packaged iOS device headphones, AppleInsider has found. The new patent describes earbuds with a built-in mic that could automatically detect user voice activity, and then tune a series of built-in mics to …

Explore the impossible architecture of 'Monument Valley'

<i>I just spent 10 minutes rotating a floating castle in the sky while soft piano music tinkled in the background. This particular structure is surrounded by a series of disconnected staircases. When I turn it just right, they connect in ways that don't quite make sense, but let me proceed through the</i> …

Independent Analysis Confirms Apple’s A7 Chip is Indeed ‘Desktop Class’

- Mar 31, 2014<p>Independent analysis has shown that Apple was not overstating the capabilities and power of their A7 microprocessor when they called it …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

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A Lot To Like About The New HTC One

Now that I’ve had a few days to play with the new HTC One, I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s probably the most stylish phone I’ve used. Its brushed metal unibody case is a delight to hold. Sure, with its 5-inch screen and case dimensions of 5.74 by 2.75 by .37 inches , it’s a bit big as …

Busy April In Store For Nokia

In late March we learned that the long anticipated sale of Nokia's device business to Microsoft is taking more time to complete. Regulatory hurdles are the main obstacle to completion of the deal with India being the principal problem. In the meanwhile, it appears that neither Nokia nor Microsoft …

Is Android the real target of latest Apple vs Samsung patent battle that starts today?

Pieces in <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> suggest that the real target of Apple’s second courtroom patent battle with Samsung may be Android.<p>Some features in Samsung devices that Apple objects to are part of Google’s Android operating system, by far the most popular mobile operating …