Will the Apple Time Lords stuff New Year's Eve?
Published in Mobiles


We can but hope

Apple’s brightest and best software developers will be spending New Year’s Eve with their fingers crossed that their sensational ability to programme will not be questioned by millions of users as 2017 dawns.

Feature phone users are a weird bunch
Published in Mobiles

 
Dinosaurs yes, broke no

A new survey pours cold water on the myth that people use feature phones because they can't afford a smartphone.

Apple’s battery woes spread
Published in Mobiles


New upgrades make unaffected iPhone 6s sick


Apple seems to be serious in its cunning plan to get users to update to the iPhone 7, by issuing an update which was supposed to fix a problem with the iPhone 6s battery but actually spread the problem instead.

Virtual personal assistants will do a fifth of your smartphone's work
Published in Mobiles


Gartner dusts off its Crystal balls 

The divination unit of Gartner group has been dusting off its crystal balls for its solstice predictions and decided that by 2019, a fifth of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).

Games market is booming
Published in News


Worth $91 billion this year


Games generated $91 billion worldwide in 2016, according to a report from beancounters at SuperData Research who have been adding up some numbers on Christmas Party napkins.

MacBook Pro 2016 lacks recommendation from Consumer Reports
Published in Notebooks


Inconsistent battery life across various tests


Over the past decade, Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup has received consistent recommendations in product design and quality from a variety of the company’s well-positioned media outlets.

US wearables market growth is slow
Published in News


But still 15.8 percent of US adult population

The market for wearable devices including smartwatches and fitness trackers in the US is progressing along at a rather slow pace of just 25 percent year-over-year, according to the latest industry estimates.

Google to release two flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017
Published in Wearables


Will not be Google or Pixel branded


Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.

Futuremark preparing new Vulkan and DX12 benchmarks
Published in Graphics


To be revealed at CES 2017

It appears that Futuremark will reveal a couple of new tests that will be a part of its 3DMark benchmark and take advantage of both DirectX 12 as well as Vulkan API.

Nvidia releases new Geforce 376.48 Hotfix drivers
Published in Graphics


Fixing issues with Folding@Home

Nvidia has released its newest Geforce 376.48 Hotfix drivers which addresses several known problems including bugs seen with Folding@Home well as a couple of games.