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China Mobile Has 42 Million iPhone Users

A recent Sina Tech column (spotted first by Unwired View) has highlighted the importance of China Mobile to Apple — it is more than simply the fact that China Mobile, as the world’s largest carrier, has over 740 million subscribers. Rather, there is an intriguing number behind the operator’s …

Revel Goes Big With Full Stadium Deployment Of iPad Point-Of-Sale System At ASU

iPad -based point-of-sale market leader Revel has just completed its biggest single deployment to date, outfitting the entire Alabama State University stadium with Revel POS equipment. The brand new stadium for the ASU Hornets now has Revel-powered iPads at all 30 concession stands throughout the …

Apple Store in Tokyo saves queuing iPhone buyers from approaching typhoon

Hardcore iPhone fans in Japan already queuing for the 5s and 5c going on sale on Friday weren’t going to be put off by a mere typhoon (hurricane) warning: they continued their vigil outside Tokyo’s Ginza store. Apple Store staff opened the doors at 7.30am, shortly before the typhoon hit, to bring …

Autism 'affects male and female brains differently'

<b>Autism affects male and female brains differently, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK experts studied brain scans of 120 men and women, with half of those studied having autism.<p>The differences found in the research, published in journal Brain, show more work is needed to understand how autism affects girls, …

Not even death stops banks from deducting fees

Bank of America has deducted $12 monthly fees from the account of a customer who died in March. And it can legally continue doing so for years.<p>August 08, 2013|David Lazarus<p>Under California law, funds in inactive bank accounts must be handed over… (Davis Turner, Bloomberg )<p>Rocco Bersane died in …

Finance

Surviving Tragedy: 'It Brought Us Closer'

One night in 2009, Ondelee Perteet and a friend went to a party in his hometown of Chicago.<p>"A lot of people, they started throwing gang signs. And, you know, I got into an argument with somebody in the party, and that's when I got shot in the face," Ondelee said during a recent visit to StoryCorps …

Associated Press News

Roku iOS app update lets users stream videos to televisions

Similar to Apple TV's AirPlay, the new Roku iOS update allows users to beam videos recorded and stored on their mobile devices to their TVs.<p>Roku added a small, yet significant, addition to its app for iOS on Thursday. With the new 2.3 update, users can now stream videos stored on their iOS device …

Smart TV

Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference

Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people'<p>The email service reportedly used by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden abruptly shut down on Thursday after its owner cryptically announced his refusal to become …

Facebook Video Ads Reportedly Coming This Fall

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch video advertisements as soon as this fall, and advertisers will likely have to fork out around $2 million per day to reach the full audience aged 18 to 54 on the social networking site, people with knowledge of the matter told the Wall Street Journal.<p>The …

Textbooks now available through Google Play Books in US, iOS app updated to match

Google promised us that it would offer textbooks through Google Play Books this month, and it's living up to its word. American students can now buy educational titles or rent them for six months, with prices frequently undercutting paper editions. Appropriately, Google has updated its Google Play …

Bill Gates Criticizes Google's Project Loon, Silicon Valley Space Entrepreneurs

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published Thursday, Bill Gates criticized tech companies for doing charity work more focused on technological gimmickry than helping the poor.<p>Gates was asked about Google's Project Loon, an effort to bring broadband to developing countries by floating …

Apple's lone-wolf strategy backfires

Apple Inc. is a synonym for independence, hipness and originality — but recent setbacks may finally force the icon to rethink its us vs. them mentality when it comes to big battles in Washington and Silicon Valley.<p>The company marches to its own iTunes, spending little on lobbying, rarely joining …

Here Are All The Major Products Apple Will Announce In The Next 12 Months

Because the company went from being a fast growing beast to posting year-over-year profit declines, and flat revenue growth.<p>And why did that happen? Because it stopped releasing new products.<p>The last time Apple announced a new physical product was in October of 2012. That's ten months and counting …

Another Study Shows Non-iOS Tablets Surpassing iPad in Global Market Share

Research firm Canalys has for the first time found that non-iOS tablets have surpassed the iPad in global market share. While Apple still holds the biggest market share by a single manufacturer with 42.7%, tablets from Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, Acer and others have combined to pass the company in …

Bob Mansfield reduced role to focus on chips, senior execs given new responsibilities

Apple executive Bob Mansfield’s unexplained departure from Apple’s leadership team is due to the long-time engineer’s desire to focus on chipset design plus future products and less on executive duties, according to sources with knowledge of the change.<p>As part of Mansfield’s leave from the …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Tech Industry

China Is Reportedly Probing Two Apple Suppliers

Authorities in China are investigating two Taiwan-based Apple suppliers — Foxconn and UniMicron — following accusations last week made by Chinese activist Ma Jun and five nonprofit organizations that the companies were releasing water tainted by toxic metals into the rivers, the Wall Street Journal …

Apple Offers USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Apple has announced a USB power adapter takeback program (as spotted by 9to5Mac) in the wake of recent reports suggesting that some third-party adapters could cause safety issues.<p>Starting August 16, Apple users with concerns about their USB power adapters can drop them off at an Apple retail store …

An in-depth look at fingerprint sensor technology amid ‘iPhone 5S’ rumors

As this fall approaches, both rumors and actual evidence have pointed to the next iPhone’s marquee feature being a fingerprint sensor for authentication purposes. We previously provided iOS 7-based evidence and information regarding Apple’s work on implementing a fingerprint sensor in future …

Budget iPhone - Apple's best or worst idea?

Techradar asks: is a "budget" device the right move for Apple, or will it taint its premium image?<p>Rumours have been circulating about the 'budget iPhone', or mid-market smartphone Apple is planning to launch. Some have suggested it will have a more colourful design than its higher-end equivalent, …

iPhone

Apple’s iPhone now 7th in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market, with 4.8% share

Apple Seeks Patent on Fused Glass Enclosures for Use on iPhones, iPads, iPods, Displays, and Televisions

Apple last week filed for a European patent (via <i>Patently Apple</i>) on methods for fusing glass pieces together to create various types of glass enclosures for a number of products. While the patent application specifically addresses the general concept of such devices, examples and drawings included …

Android Nears 80% Market Share In Global Smartphone Shipments, As iOS And BlackBerry Share Slides, Per IDC

Android smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the …

Apple’s iPhone charger take-back program is genius PR—and it may even boost the bottom line

It wasn’t too long ago that a scandal like the Chinese woman who was killed by a faulty, probably counterfeit iPhone charger would have been met with total silence by Apple, a notoriously close-lipped company whose crisis management playbook was usually to stonewall as long as possible, then …

MacBook Pro

Apple given another chance to go after Motorola in court

Apple can once again go after Motorola Mobility, using two of its multitouch patents, an appeals court says.<p>Apple's legal efforts against Google-owned Motorola Mobility were given a second chance Wednesday.<p>In a ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit weighed in on an …

Motorola