Michael Egberts

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Pocket Programming helps beginners polish their coding skills

Are any of you learning to code? It can be hard to get everything down at first, especially if you are an autodidact who learnt to code on his own. These are the users developer ffab0 is targeting with Pocket Programming – true beginners.<p>With that in mind, we have to tell you this app is not about …

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Clever hack uses headphones to control Siri and Google Now remotely

Although there are major limitations<p>Researchers working for the French government have found a new way to silently and remotely take control of Siri or Google Now on your smartphone, according to a report from <i>Wired</i>. The method is ingenious but limited, working only over short distances and …

Official LG V10 wireless charging covers in testing

Like the LG G4, the LG V10 ships without wireless charging built in to the cover as standard. But, like the G4, it does support Qi-standard charging and you’ll need to buy a cover to make it work. LG hasn’t mentioned anything publicly so far, but a “low power receiver” accessory made by LG has …

Plume for iOS and Android reports air quality and tells you how long you can stay outside

You want to go running, but it looks kind of gross outside. Is it safe, or should you wait until the morning? A new app, Plume, will tell you all you need to know about air quality, and then some.<p>Based on the World Health Organization’s guidelines on air quality collected from over 11,000 stations …

HTC One A9 shows up at Orange France ahead of launch

We weren’t expecting to see the HTC One A9 for a few more days yet, but a listing for the handset has appeared over at Orange France’s website. The page gives us a quick look at the handset, along with hints at a few specifications.<p>The leak doesn’t contain too many spoilers about the hardware …

Foxconn fails in bid to get an even bigger piece of the Apple pie

Leading iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has failed to secure a stake in a Taiwanese chip company with the potential to earn massive amounts of cash from Apple.<p>Foxconn had made a bid for a share in Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), offering a share swap which would have made it the largest …

iOS App Store Revenue Now 80 Percent Higher Than Google Play, Thanks To China

The move to larger-screened iPhones has led to China becoming Apple’s most important market, according to a new report from App Annie analyzing the impact the country has had on App Store revenues in the region since the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last year. According to the analytics firm’s …

Samsung launches the Z3, a $130 Tizen-based smartphone designed with India in mind

Samsung has launched yet another device running the Linux-based Tizen operating system — the Samsung Z3 smartphone.<p>The so-called “Android-replacement” operating system has been a core feature of Samsung’s smartwatches and some cameras. It first showed up on a smartphone earlier this year, in the …

Apple faces $862M fine after losing processor patent dispute

Apple could be forced to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in damages after losing a patent lawsuit over its processors.<p>The case relates to Apple's A7, A8 and A8X processors used in the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and various iPads. In the latest of many patent disputes for Apple, a US …

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Apple fined $234 million in damages for patent infringement

<b>Update:</b> The jury has ordered Apple to pay out a little over $234 million in damages for infringing on patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.<p>Originally, Apple faced fines up to a total of $862 million, but the amount …

Samsung and TSMC iPhone 6s Chips Show Smaller Real-World Battery Impacts Compared to Benchmarks

The news that Apple dual sourced its A9 chips for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been a point of discussion over the past few weeks, especially when new battery tests on the phones pointed towards the TSMC chips outperforming those made by Samsung. Following the news, several YouTubers have …

Chinese hackers breached LoopPay, the company behind Samsung Pay's secret sauce

Time to put the party hats away.<p>Samsung, coming off an incredible quarter for earnings, said one of its subsidiaries whose technology handled the …