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Samsung Creates Team of About 200 Employees Working Exclusively on Apple Products

Samsung has created a standalone team of about 200 employees working exclusively on Apple products, according to <i>Bloomberg Business</i>. The report claims the secretive team was formed on April 1 to build screens for iPads and MacBooks, develop products and help with sales.<p>The newly formed team implies …

Samsung reportedly has new 200 employee team exclusively working on screens for Apple

In a new report by Bloomberg, Samsung apparently has created an independent group of about 200 people that work solely on screens for Apple products. Bloomberg claims this is part of a plan to “strengthen business ties” between Apple and Samsung, which obviously have had a shaky history since the …

Nokia just bought Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia could soon be the largest maker of mobile phone network equipment in the world ahead of Ericsson and Huawei. It just acquired French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), or more than double the $7 billion Microsoft paid for its Windows Phone handset …

Does Russian-language Siri have a problem with gays?

<b>When a Russian speaker tried to chat to Apple's virtual assistant Siri about gay clubs, he got an unusual response - which Apple maintains was due to a bug.</b><p>A video posted earlier this week showing a conversation in Russian between Siri and a man who identifies himself as Alex has now been widely …

LGBTQI

Huawei Launches 5.2" P8 Flagship Smartphone and P8max Phablet

Huawei has announced the newest flagship to join its smartphone range today in the form of the Ascend P8, a successor to 2014’s P7 device.<p>The handset keeps the same solid metal chassis as previous models. The company said it has a “completely flat” design to make it sleeker, stronger and more …

Tumblr 4.0 comes to iOS with new video features, filtered search, and more

Tumblr for iOS is getting a bit of a makeover this morning, including an updated icon, new video posting features, and a way to see what’s trending on Tumblr.<p>First, the blogging platform updated its iOS icon so that it matches the white and blue “t” currently featured on its website.<p>Within the app, …

Revenue Gap Between iOS And Android Apps Grows, Thanks To China

Due to Android’s sizable market share, Google Play apps have historically led iOS apps in terms of the number of downloads, while iOS apps have consistently beat out Google Play apps in revenue. But according to new data out this morning from app store analytics firm App Annie, that gap is still …

Apps

Europe is targeting Google under antitrust laws but missing the bigger picture

Google has become part of our language and our behaviours – but we are floundering with what it means, whether it is a problem, and what to do about it<p>Google it today and you’ll see that the European Commission has turned up the heat in its long-running probe into anti-competitive behaviour by the …

AdWords

Tinder now lets you swipe through Instagram photos of potential matches

With an update rolling out today, Tinder will now let you swipe through recent Instagram photos belonging to your prospective matches. Up to 34 photos (and videos) are visible, and Tinder's users will be able to tap on those Instagram shots to see your full profile — assuming it's public. If not,</i> …

Apps

Huawei P8 review: Solid performance from a slick, metal body but without the high price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Huawei P8 has a bright and bold screen, a sleek, all-metal body, plenty of power and a decent camera.<p><b>The Bad</b> The camera quality suffers at full screen and Huawei's custom software makes drastic changes to the Android interface which won't appeal to everyone.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Huawei …

Phones

You can now connect Instagram to your Tinder profile

You may see a lot more information the next time you swipe right on Tinder.<p>User profiles on the dating app now include support for Instagram and more …

Tumblr for iOS adds blog creation, trending tags widget, quick video embedding, more

Tumblr is out today with a brand new version of its blogging and community app for iPhone and iPad. Version 4 adds several new features like the ability to create new blogs from your iPhone or iPad and create video posts quickly by pasting YouTube or Vimeo URLs into a new post. The update adds a …

Nokia Agrees to Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

Nokia has confirmed it will buy French rival network hardware and software maker Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion in stock.<p>The terms of the deal have been approved by both companies’ boards, but it has yet to be cleared by regulators. Nokia expects to complete the acquisition in the first half of …

Apple's extra-slim MacBook is near impossible to fix yourself

It's already evident that most Apple computers aren't designed with do-it-yourself repairs in mind, but the new MacBook takes that inaccessibility to a new level. The crew at iFixit has torn down the ultra-slim machine, and it's clear that Apple took away a lot of repair options in its quest to …

Why Google's got big problems in Europe

Google has run afoul of the European Union, with regulators on Wednesday accusing the company of antitrust violations. Although consumers won't see any changes for a long time, if at all, the allegations target two of the biggest parts of Google's business: its search engine and Android operating …

Huawei's flagship P8 smartphone is all about the fancy camera

Huawei's come a long way since it shook its ODM label and started making devices for consumers, too. It's now the fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and in the past year, we've seen the company unveil new phones big and small, as well as new wearables including an Android Wear …

Facebook is Testing a Sideway Status Feature Like It's 2005

When Facebook started, early users were often prompted by the site to update their “status,” i.e. John Doe is studying, or John Doe is currently reading news on the best Website ever.<p>As Facebook grew into a social network for sharing more than just random trains of thoughts (ahem, Twitter), many …

Twitter unveils a new homepage for people who aren't signed in

Courting new users with curated topic pages<p>Twitter spent the past year trying to convince skeptics that its relatively slow progress in attracting new users doesn't matter, because its reach is actually much larger. Millions of people who don't have Twitter accounts still see tweets every month, …

TV shows

New MacBook teardown reveals a tight machine that's nearly impossible to repair

After their recent teardown of Apple's 2015 MacBook Pro, the master disassemblers at iFixit have gotten their hands on one of Apple's new, ultrathin …

Samsung sets up 200-person team to build displays for Apple

Anyone who dreams of Apple giving a “This is Sparta!”-style thrust-kick to rival Samsung, forever booting it out of Cupertino’s production process, is going to be sorely disappointed.<p>If anything, Apple’s leaning more heavily than ever on its longtime frenemy, with new reports claiming Samsung …

Google faces antitrust action from EU competition watchdog

European commission accuses tech firm of skewing search results to favour its own shopping service in breach of competition rules<p>The European Union has accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting internet search results in favour of its own shopping service as it laid formal charges …

European Union

Musicyou Raises A Seed Round For Its Private Music Sharing Platform

The value proposition of apps which allow you to share music though messaging, like PingTune or MusicMessenger is, largely, to chat about music. Meanwhile, apps like TunePics, Mindie and Flipagram are more about sharing music in a public, Twitter-like, feed. While Music Messenger, PingTune, Mindie …

Apps

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found some apps …

Apps

Wi-Fi on planes opens door to in-flight hacking, warns US watchdog

Hackers on commercial flights could now bring down the plane they are on by using the on board Wi-Fi, a US government watchdog has warned.<p>The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) does not suggest it would be easy to do but it points out that as airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration …

Cybersecurity

Hey! Young Power Professionals, BlackBerry Leap's Rolling Out

The BlackBerry Leap, the company’s latest 4G LTE touchscreen device, was announced at Mobile World Congress last month. Now, it’s beginning to hit the stores.<p>From today, BlackBerry fans in the UK can buy the Leap online from ShopBlackBerry and from carriers. The phone will start to become available …

Roland adds modular options to its AIRA synths

Just over a year ago, Roland unveiled its successor to the iconic 808 and 909 instruments that have a firm grasp on the modern music landscape. That drum machine, the TR-8, was part of a new AIRA line with the System-1 synthesizer, TB-3 bass synth and VT-3 vocal processor. At this year's Musikmesse …

Synthesizers

Vevo for PS4 Released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Music video platform Vevo is getting its own apps on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.<p>The company says the apps have been built from the ground up to fit the interface experience on the Sony devices, and provide access to dedicated artists pages as well as Vevo’s original programming. When you play …