Mario Mariano

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Will phone makers follow Apple's lead on fingerprint tech?

Apple has often popularized new features for its gadgets that rivals later decided to adopt. We'll soon see if history repeats itself.<p>One of Madison Avenue's more famous advertisements from the late 1970s noted that when E.F. Hutton talks, people listen. That referred to a famous Wall Street broker …

Mobile Technology

Apple's Cook, Ive, and Federighi on Android, Microsoft, and 'new' versus 'right'

On the eve of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook, chief designer Jony Ive, and head of software Craig Federighi have spoken to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>to discuss the company's recent news. Some analysts and investors expected a cheaper iPhone, but Tim Cook effectively ruled that …

iPhone 5s A7 chip ‘only’ dual-core & 1GB RAM – but it’s still the fastest phone out there

The 64-bit A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s is ‘only’ dual-core, rather than the quad-core most had assumed, according to chip review site <i>AnandTech</i> – and it has the same 1GB RAM as the iPhone 5. But no need to feel short-changed: the review concludes that dual-core is the optimum solution at present, …

LG G2: A Solid Performer Held Back by Design, Software Flaws

When people ask me for phone-buying advice, more often than not the question goes something like this: Apple or Samsung? And it’s not surprising to …

Phones

Why Bringing BBM To IPhone And Android Won’t Help BlackBerry

BlackBerry will make its messaging service available on iOS and Android, it has announced. The firm’s BBM will be available as a free download this weekend. “With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is …

iOS 7 download problems as Apple's servers struggle

Many iPhone users reported issues when attempting to install the iOS 7 update last night, with some having to wait several hours for the software to download.<p>Apple released its operating system update at around 18.00 GMT yesterday. However, thousands of Apple customers immediately took to social …

Jaguar design boss admits X-Type was a mistake

History has a way of repeating itself, especially in the auto industry. When Jaguar was owned by Ford, the British brand attempted to field a competitor for the BMW 3 Series, called the X-Type. Based on the bones of a Ford Mondeo, it aped the styling of Jaguar's flagship model, the XJ, while …