Apple defeated by British justice
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:21

Apple defeated by British justice


Welsh underdog proved IWatch was fragile

The fruity cargo cult Apple cult has suddenly found itself having a taste of reality when a Welsh bloke successfully sued Apple and forced the company to change a misleading Apple Watch product description.

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:21

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked


Features much-needed backside corrections


The design of Apple’s upcoming tenth-generation iPhone 7, due for release later this fall, will appear very similar to the exterior design used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S with two significant exceptions, according to sources close to the supply chain.

Microsoft flogged six million tablets
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:06

Microsoft flogged six million tablets


Scratching the service


While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.

Windows tablets are doing well
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:52

Windows tablets are doing well


Microsoft only bright spot in tablet market

For years Microsoft held a torch for the tablet even while everyone else mocked them. When Apple turned the concept into a gimmick and everyone bought one, Microsoft was mocked for not really understanding the tablet.

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:33

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold


Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.

Apple long-range wireless charging tech coming in 2017
Published in News


Near-field magnetic resonance (NFMR) charging


Apple is said to be developing a wireless charging technology for its next-next generation iPhone and iPad lineups in 2017 that should be able to charge the devices from over 1 meter away, sources close to Bloomberg have claimed.

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla
Published in Processors
Friday, 29 January 2016 11:33

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla


Jim Keller finds a new role

The bloke who helped create the chip which will either finish AMD or give it a renaissance has a new role working for Tesla. Ironically it really will involve him working on Nvidia gear.

Apple knock-on effect
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:55

Apple knock-on effect


Partners suffer

Apple’s “shock” announcement that its business is not growing anymore is having a major effect on all the companies it propped up and their rivals.

Apple reported to launch iPad Air 3, entry 4-inch iPhone, new watch bands
Published in News


All coming at mid-March event


Apple is preparing for a busy and packed hardware launch event coming in the middle of March, where it is expected to launch its third-generation iPad Air, a new 4-inch iPhone, a series of new first-generation Apple Watch bands, and new iOS and WatchOS updates, according to sources close to 9to5Mac.

Apple and Google preparing to enter VR market
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:05

Apple and Google preparing to enter VR market


New job postings suggest keen interest

It was made clear earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that 2016 would be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally becomes available in consumer formats to initial enthusiast public audiences. Some of the major competitors we’ve seen in this space so far include Facebook-owned Oculus with its Rift headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset and HTC’s Vive Pre headset, which we explored here.