Taking a page from Apple's playbook, the USB folks will introduce a new USB cable. Like Apple's Lightning connector, it's reversible: USB Group (PDF):
An entirely new design tailored to work well with emerging product designs
New smaller size – similar in size to ... Read More »
Amazon has today revealed that its family of Kindles brought record sales between Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the third year running. But as usual, the retail giant won’t tell us exactly how many devices it has sold.
Typical Amazon. All fluff, ... Read More »
How is this possible? iOS is not fragmented (to any worrisome degree), BlackBerry is dying, Windows is missing in action, Nokia is all but gone. Jonny Evans:
You can build all the solar farms you want, but it won't disguise the built-in obsolescence inherent to Google's ... Read More »
Anyway, there I was in Best Buy and there it was: the Chromecast. Thirty-five bucks. You need to understand that I don’t need what the Chromecast offers. I have an Apple TV (and an XBox 360 and a PS3 — and a Mac mini) hooked up to my sixty-inch HDTV. ... Read More »
The only thing missing from this podcast on Apple's Next Big Thing is a kitchen sink. This is a rehash of previous rehashed hash:
Apple Television (4K, of course)
iWatch (done right, of course)
myCloud (I call it iCloud Home)
iGlasses should ... Read More »
Apple's stock is climbing, sales and profits are climbing, the company's main competitor is getting beaten in the marketplace and the courtroom, and Samsung is in a crisis. Again. DED:
Samsung fell far short of initial estimates that it would sell 100 million Galaxy S4 ... Read More »
Yours truly on Mac360 about the trials and tribulations of using iCloud.
Google is getting better at developing apps and building smartphones faster than Apple is getting the hang of online services. ... Read More »
While Android's marketshare declines in the U.S., Google's Maps isn't faring so well on iOS devices, either. Charles Arthur shows how Apple Maps won and Google Maps lost:
Perhaps it was entirely predictable that Apple's Maps app for the iPhone would garner millions of ... Read More »
John Brownlee with a few details on the latest version of Angry Birds (my favorite iPhone game):
The bird-vs.-pig physics strategy game has just gotten a new update, adding 30 levels to the core game as well as giving the bomb bird a new electric power.
Good grief. ... Read More »
Paul Lilly on why Futuremark delisted Samsung and HTC from benchmarks:
Delisted devices are stripped of their rank and scores. In this instance, several Samsung and HTC devices are accused of breaking Futuremark's benchmarking rules. Futuremark didn't elaborate on which ... Read More »
PED on the Red Mac Pro that sold for $977,000 on the $13-million raised at a Sotheby's Project (RED) auction:
The big money makers were items they either modified -- like the Steinway piano with red top that fetched for $1.9 million -- or designed from the ground up -- ... Read More »
Never one to go public with facts,Google Chairman Eric Schmidt thinks everyone is switching from iPhone to Android because the latter is more intuitive; like when PC users switched to Mac. Stuart Dredge:
Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest ... Read More »
Color me skeptical but I find it hard to believe Apple is working on a 12.9-inch iPad model. Kim Yoo-chul believes it:
Apple plans to introduce a 12.9-inch iPad early next year to compete with its rivals Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics that have continued to release ... Read More »
It's all over but the merging. Officially, Nokia's shareholders have approved Microsoft's buyout offer. Tom Warren:
Some shareholders were understandably upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon, but that hasn’t stopped the majority from approving a deal worth ... Read More »
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said thatthe lower court abused its discretion in denying the injunctionwith respect to utility patents and asked it to reconsider.
Apple can ask that Samsung tablets and smartphones can be banned from the ... Read More »
Vying for the worst headline of 2013, Evan Killham asks the question we all want an answer to:
How do you know when a steak is done? You have the finger and thumb trick, the weirder face test, the less elegant “cut it open and look at it” test, or a meat thermometer.
It's ... Read More »
I missed this but the statistics point to it being on track. John Paczkowski:
So, Android’s seemingly inexorable ascension over the iPhone? Not quite so inexorable anymore. Apple’s smartphone continues to gain share over devices running Google’s mobile OS in the ... Read More »
Trouble is subjective. Not so to David Gewirtz who wrote an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and outlined his problems with a new iMac. No, not the iMac. OS X Mavericks.
And, so, Tim, that's why I'm making my recommendation. Let your customers know that Mavericks is ... Read More »
After more than two decades of being a dedicated Windows power user, someone who over that time has installed and supported countless systems running versions of Windows spanning from 3.0 to 8.1, I’ve now all but given up on the platform.
Where ... Read More »