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How to keep on selling smartphones when we've nearly all got one already

How much are you paying for your latest phone? Whatever it is, your next one probably won't cost as much. Experts say smartphones in Britain are set to get cheaper, as saturation in the market fuels competition between operators.<p>Industry data seen by the <i>Observer</i> suggests that last December, …

Raspberry Pi-based PiPhone built by Linux developer for just $158 | V3

Raspberry Pi has been touting the use of its microcomputer unit to build a fully-functioning mobile phone named the PiPhone, pictured above.<p>The …

RADIUMONE CEO: My Girlfriend Was Having Sex With Other People For Money And I Didn't Beat Her

This comes just a few hours after he wrote a blog post saying that he did not beat her .<p>Chahal said his girlfriend was having sex with other people for money and that's why he lost his temper. But though he lost his temper, he claims there was no beating and actually it was the police who roughed …

Domestic Violence

Putin Just Called The Internet A 'CIA Project' — Here's Why

The comments sound paranoid, but they actually serve Putin's aims well.<p>Today, Russia is leading the charge for breaking up the Internet as it currently functions by running Web traffic through servers in each respective country.<p>"In two years we may get a completely different Internet," Russian …

Should Apple ditch the iPod?

For the moment, the Apple doom-mongers have been silenced by another record quarter. But there’s one area where things are down, and still dropping. It’s the iPod division, and it’s the closest thing Apple has to a dead man walking.<p>Sales of the music player continue to plummet as more people buy …

iPod

This Is What Apple Will Build When It Finally Collects 1 Billion Credit Card Numbers

E-commerce — via the music and movies you can get in iTunes, iBooks and the app stores — is Apple's second-fastest growing business right now, up 11% to $4.6 billion in Q2 2014. It lags only the iPhone in growth. E-commerce is also likely Apple's second-most profitable business segment, too.<p>Put …

Wall Street expecting AAPL earnings toward the high end of Apple’s guidance

With Apple due to report its quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Fortune has been doing its usual analyst temperature-taking. The 37 analysts who have responded so far expect an average of $43.5B, toward the high end of the $42-44B Apple told the market to expect.<p>So what are our analysts expecting …

Tim Cook discusses Apple’s environmental effort in new “Better” video

As Apple continues to acknowledge Earth Day, it has released a new video narrated by Apple CEO Tim Cook himself entitled “Better” describing its environmental efforts as a company. An updated microsite profiling Apple’s environmental responsibilities is available as well. While the site focuses on …

How Apple And Google Allegedly Screwed Their Employees Out Of Billions Of Dollars For Years

Now imagine that your boss had made phone calls and sent emails to prevent you from working at a competitor. In fact, your boss had, for years, been making sure that any company that might be interested in hiring you won't come anywhere near you.<p>Let's say one of these emails from your boss told …

Silicon Valley

Apple’s sales for last quarter expected to be flat

Apple is unlikely to show any sales growth when it reports second-quarter results on Wednesday. At least, that's the take from a collection of 37 different analysts.<p>Polling analysts for their predictions on Apple's second fiscal quarter, which ended in March, Fortune found an average revenue …

Tim Cook Reveals His Vision For Apple In An Environmental Video

Apple just released a new promotional video.<p>On the surface, it's about how the company is going to take care of the environment. But, digging just a little deeper reveals that this is a mission statement by CEO Tim Cook.<p>Since Steve Jobs died in October 2011, people have wondered what kind of …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Analysts predict decline in iPad sales

Here's something you don't hear often: Apple's year-over-year iPad sales may have dipped during the first three months of 2014, according to analysts.<p>A bevy of analysts chimed in on iPad sales expectations in the first quarter, and they collectively peg Apple's sales at 19.3 million units, …

App Search Engine Quixey Acquires Competing Service Kite.io

Mobile app search engine Quixey, backed by $75 million from Alibaba, Innovation Endeavors, Translink Capital and others, has put some of those dollars to use by acquiring a smaller, competing app search startup, San Francisco-based Kite.io. The deal was more of a talent grab, we hear, bringing …

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

Apple Ripped Off This Clock Design For The iPad And Now The Owners Have Given A Huge Contract To Samsung

The clock was originally designed in the 1940s by Hans Hilfiker and is a symbol of both the company and the country.<p>Eventually, Apple did the right thing and agreed to pay $21 million to Swiss Railways to license the pleasing analog clockface design.<p>It was a minor humiliation for the computer …

Galaxy Note

Leaked images claim to reveal iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5S

With Apple's annual developer conference quickly approaching, we have little doubt that somewhere in Cupertino there are devices already running iOS …

Major media publisher admits it is 'afraid of Google'

The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe's largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google has …

Four apps that can transform any Android device into a Galaxy S5

There has been a lot of talk about Samsung's latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 is filled with new and exciting features, which have helped make it one of the hottest products available today. Whether you're not eligible for an upgrade or simply aren't interested in the Galaxy S5, there is …

Next-gen iPad Air front panel with integrated display reportedly shown in leaked photos

New photos that reportedly show the front panel of a next-generation iPad Air have surfaced. Originally shared by One More Thing, the front panel appears to have an integrated display. This notable change could result in an even thinner iPad Air, or leave room for Apple to rework the hardware and …

Google's Project Tango Will Power NASA Robots in Space

Just two months after Google announced Project Tango — an experimental Android-powered smartphone with 3D sensors — its Advanced Technology and …

Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public

For a generation obsessed with selfies and taking pictures of any meal set before us, mobile photography has become second nature. We reach for the …

Facebook's Paper App Gets New Legs to Stand On Its Own

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded, but little-used "story" app, got a small update on Friday that …

iBeacons Are Ready for Showtime at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is getting iBeaconified. The annual film festival is taking advantage of one of 2014's hottest tech trends by integrating …

Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another's witnesses — and Samsung's running low. By the end of the day the company had a little under four hours …

Tech Retrospect: Google drones and Amazon phones

If you're worried about all that information Google knows about you, the notion of Big G buying a company that builds automated, high-altitude drones might raise a few alarms. The company is called Titan Aerospace, and though we won't judge you if your mind wanders toward a creepy future of AdWords …

The Quiet Death Of The Tech Company Mascot

By Bryan Lufkin7 minute Read<p>Ronald McDonald, Mr. Peanut, the Energizer Bunny–hundreds of companies use colorful characters to connect with consumers. …

Leaked images show off OnePlus One, StyleSwap covers too

The other day we reported on sketches and OnePlus One marketing/packaging materials that hinted at what the front and back of the upcoming handset might look like. If you weren’t sure what to think based on those pictures, the good news is we now have a more detailed look at press renders of the …

Apple CarPlay Races Ahead Of Google And Microsoft Competitors [VIDEO]

Mobile-phone technology has been making its way into cars for several years -- Bluetooth connections to smartphones for music streaming, phone calls, …