Apple faces costly damages bill after nicking chip designs
Published in Processors


Insistance that it invented everything could cost billions

Fruity cargo cult Apple hoped to save a bundle by creating its own version of the ARM chip for its over-priced shiny toys the iPhone and the iPad. But it might have ended up costing it  more than a billion.

Acer looks hopefully at Microsoft surface
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:10

Acer looks hopefully at Microsoft surface


Sales will not kill off PC


Acer has denied a story that the Tame Apple Press has been spinning claiming that Microsoft's partners are furious with it for releasing a Surface Pro which is rather good and could damage their business.

Apple discriminates against Australians
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:54

Apple discriminates against Australians


Aparthied behind the Walled Garden 

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided to punish Australians for refusing to pay over the odds for its hardware and set up a sort of aparthied behind its walled garden for those who come from a land down under.

Half of Brits use health apps
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:21

Half of Brits use health apps


I am the Doctor

With the British government doing its best to gut the National Health Service, it appears that its citizens are turning to their smart-phones to find out what is wrong with them.

Tag Heuer's watch teased
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:04

Tag Heuer's watch teased


Oh you little Intel Android tease you.

Google, Intel and luxuary watch-makter Tag Heuer have been teasing the release of a new smartwatch.

iOS 9 screen freezes continue
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 12 October 2015 14:37

iOS 9 screen freezes continue


Older phones suffer despite updates

It would appear that iOS9 was all about forcing users of old iPhone5s to upgrade to something more pointless and expensive.

Apple denies that Samsung A9 uses more power
Published in Processors


TSMC and Samsung chips have the same battery life 

Reports have been coming in claiming that some iPhone 6S handsets have longer battery life than others, depending on which version of the A9 processor it's running.

Apple goes on offensive over Steve Jobs movie
Published in News
Thursday, 08 October 2015 13:22

Apple goes on offensive over Steve Jobs movie


Heresy

Apple and its chums on the Tame Apple Press are doing their level best to rubbish the next Steve Jobs flick which portrays him as a megalomaniac, spin merchant who really was no technical genius.

Apple, Intel and IBM get on GloFlo's SOI bandwagon
Published in Processors


FinFETs and SOI working in different environments

Soitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.

Sony gives smartphones a year
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:02

Sony gives smartphones a year


CEO threatens to pack it in

Sony is going to give its smartphone division a year to make money or it will shut it down.