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Looking for more evidence that China is set to take over from the U.S. as Apple’s biggest market?
According to a report from the Chinese-language news outlet Tencent, Foxconn is currently buying 50,000-60,000 second-hand iPhones per day through worldwide channels, and then selling these on to the …Asia
Phantom Cyber, a cybersecurity startup with an ambitious idea, announced a $2.7M seed round with backing from some of the biggest names in computer security.
Investors include John W. Thompson, former CEO of Symantec, Thomas E. Noonan, former CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS) and John C. …Cybersecurity
The iPhone is more advanced than it’s ever been, but there’s one thing Apple’s smartphone can do no better than the Nokia 3310 I had when I was a teenager: stop you getting calls at inappropriate times.
That may be about to change, however, as a newly-published patent describes an Instant …iPhone
It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …Samsung Galaxy
Nokia confirmed on Tuesday that it is in “advanced discussions” to acquire rival network equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent.
The move follows a Bloomberg News report of the talks.
“In relation to recent media speculation, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent confirm that they are in advanced discussions with respect …Nokia
Changes could be paving the way for new streaming service
Apple is planning a big redesign for the Music app on your iPhone and iPad.
The new version featured in a preview version of an upcoming update is based heavily on the current design of iTunes for the Mac, according to a hands-on preview by …iPhone
Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto recently revealed that the social network is thinking about creating a new feature called the Twitter Daily Edition to curate and share the best tweets of each day.
“If you sleep for five to eight hours like most people do and when you wake up in the …
I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …
Apple is hosting a media event Monday morning to launch its Apple Watch, and we'll be in San Francisco to give you all the details as they're announced.
Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed the watch product for the first time during its September iPhone 6 announcement, so we already know a bit about …Apple Watch
While many of the devices we use every day depend on WiFi -- everything from our smartphones to our TVs -- most home WiFi networks are still woefully slow compared to their wired alternatives. Enter Eero, a small San Francisco startup that aims to bring home WiFi into the future. How? By combining …Wi-Fi
The ride-hailing service partners with Carnegie Mellon University to build a high-tech lab that focuses on mapping, vehicle safety and autonomy …Google
A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphones. What’s interesting about this malware – or …Google
Taxi app Uber is taking its biggest steps yet towards a driver-free world, launching the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh “to do research and development, primarily in the areas of mapping and vehicle safety and autonomy technology”.
It’s a massive investment in the future from a …Transportation (UK)
Side by side on a table, the two nearly identical rectangular handsets look innocuous enough and extremely familiar. Yet two …Samsung Galaxy
Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge in Virginia.
The decision, one of the first ones to deal with fingerprints and cellphones, confirms the fact that law enforcement agents can get access …Fingerprints
Demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in China appears to grow stronger every day, as reservations for Apple’s new flagship device have reached four million in just one day.
…This figure tops the two million in six hours reported yesterday and is based on information …iPhone
At 25,000 frames per second, the Phantom v2511 can practically stop time.
In the time it takes to blink, the Phantom v2511 has already captured more than 7,500 frames of video. Expand that rate to one second, and the v2511 captures 25,600 frames at a resolution of about 1 megapixel. That’s still a …
Apple introduced a few health-related features in the new iOS 8, and even released the HealthKit tool to help the developers integrate it within …
Alcatel OneTouch may have displayed a number of new devices last week at IFA, but it turns out the company is not quite done showing off its goods just yet. Here at CTIA, the company showed us two more handsets -- the Fierce 2 and the Evolve 2 -- both of which were actually announced a couple of …T-Mobile
Much to nobody’s surprise, Apple has officially announced the iPhone 6. Not just the 6, though. An even fancier (and costlier) model, the iPhone 6 …
Everything you need to know about buying Apple's new iPhones.
There are two new iPhone models that will be available for purchase soon. The …iPhone
Sony has announced that it is rolling out the Android 4.4.4 update to the Sony Xperia Z, the update brings a range of new features to the Xperia Z. …
Tinder CMO Justin Mateen is out permanently following Monday’s settlement of the sexual harassment lawsuit he was at the center of. He had been suspended in July when the suit came to light, but the departure is now permanent, according to an unnamed Los Angeles Times source. A Tinder spokesperson …
Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a number of new Windows Phone devices at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Both devices are expected to launch by the end of …
Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone new.
This was first brought to my attention a couple of …Social Networks
You won't have to wait long if you're hoping for a new round of Windows Phones with powerful cameras. Microsoft has just sent out a save-the-date notice that asks the media if it's ready for "more face time" at a Berlin event on September 4th, just ahead of the IFA technology show. There's a Lumia …Microsoft Windows
Microsoft today is rounding out its portfolio of apps for iOS with a new program called Snipp3t. The awkwardly named free app is essentially Microsoft’s solution for stalking celebrities like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. As Microsoft explains:
SNIPP3T (pronounced “snippet”) is an app …Microsoft
Benchmark is spreading the wealth following Twitter’s recent financial success on Wall Street.
The Silicon Valley venture capital firm returned roughly 5.3 million shares of Twitter stock to its limited partners on Friday, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on …Investing
Square is no longer satisfied with just having businesses use its Square Reader to process credit card transactions. Now it wants to help businesses offer online appointment scheduling as it moves to position itself as the one-stop-shop for all small business needs.
Announced today, Square …Scheduling
Twitter pulled back the curtain on the financial details of its Gnip acquisition on Monday. The total: $134 million in stock and cash for the Boulder, Colorado-based startup. The package, outlined in a 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, included more than $107 million in cash …Financial Regulation