Chris Smith highlights analysis on the obvious:
The iPhone 6 will help Apple further grow in the smartphone business, with shipments expected to rise 23% this year, compared to 13% growth posted a year earlier. Meanwhile, the growth rate of global smartphone shipments ... Read More »
Yet another problem with Bitcoin hacking at an exchange. Charlie Osborne on the how:
Poloniex, a Bitcoin trading post similar to Mt. Gox, has lost 12.3 percent of the Bitcoin stored in hot wallets on the website.
A hacker took advantage of a processing flaw in the ... Read More »
What would you expect from someone who sells Gorilla Glass? Brooke Crothers:
A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday. The subtext was obviously aimed at Apple.
Apple has invested ... Read More »
This is one way to eliminate the competition. Buy 'em and shut 'em down. Killian Bell:
Flipboard has today confirmed its acquisition of rival news reader Zite from CNN. The company plans to integrate Zite’s technology into its existing service, while Zite as we know ... Read More »
Remember when the floppy disk died? Blame 1998's iMac. Now Apple is about to kill the SuperDrive (CD and DVD) Joseph Tsai:
Apple is expected to stop production of the 13-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2014 and will replace the product line with thinner models ... Read More »
This is an idea whose time has come. No more 'he said, she said' arguments. Matt Baxter-Reynolds:
I've wanted a lifelogging camera for years.
Now I've had the opportunity to try one, I'm not convinced they are a good idea at all. In fact, I think we may need to ban ... Read More »
Microsoft apologist Paul Thurrott on Microsoft vs. Apple.
Apple is unique, for sure. Its margins dwarf any other player in technology. Apple’s customers are willing to pay more, and buy more frequently. They perceive a quality there, and it’s not ... Read More »
Apple topped the list of Forbes most admired companies. Again. Seven years in a row.
The Top 10:
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First, what is iCloud? Alex Spencer:
iCloud is a suite of online cloud hosting and software tools available to anyone with an Apple ID. It is free, easy to set up, and practically a requirement for anyone that owns any iDevice. Yet, despite all of its awesomeness, iCloud ... Read More »
Chris Smith on a new display technology that might debut in Apple's iPhone 6:
Apple is putting extra effort in developing a screen that’s not only bigger in size, but also able to offer an improved visual experience, revealing that the iPhone 6 will make use of the ... Read More »
Apple issued security updates for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion, but not Snow Leopard (last OS X to run on PowerPC Macs). Gregg Keizer says one in five Macs vulnerable to attacks.
To Apple, Snow Leopard increasingly looks like Windows XP does to Microsoft: an ... Read More »
After losing patent copycat infringement lawsuits to Apple, Samsung is worried about the company's corporate image. Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Samsung's apparent theft of Dyson technology:
Samsung had documentation to show it had been working its steering mechanism for more ... Read More »
Charlie Osborne on Open Signals network tracking data:
The U.S. is performing poorly. Despite continual infrastructure improvements, OpenSignal says that average speeds have fallen 32 percent to 6.5Mbps, which is one of the slowest averages worldwide. The only country ... Read More »
Kara Swisher on Facebook's $19-billion purchase of WhatsApp:
It’s a little like deciding to be Disney, said one source, owning all the good content brands. If Facebook is Disney (by the way, its COO, Sheryl Sandberg, is on the entertainment giant’s board), then Instagram ... Read More »
Ed Bott with the skinny on Microsoft's cloud computing strategy.
Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription service aimed at consumers, debuted on January 31, 2013. In one year, it’s grown to 3.5 million paying customers, each shelling out $99.99 for a 12-month subscription ... Read More »
Another quarterback running the show from the sidelines. Ashraf Eassa:
Samsung's next generation Galaxy S5 is the poster child for popular, large phones, but the competition from the likes of Motorola/Lenovo, HTC, LG, and others is intensifying.
Except the Samsung ... Read More »
Larry Seltzer with more details on the Netflix-Verizon traffic feud.
Verizon argues to the WSJ that problems arise when a service puts out far more traffic than it receives, as would be expected of a streaming video service. Netflix recently announced that they have over ... Read More »
Perfect for Valentine's Day, Jason Perlow's look at the worst mergers in technology industry history.
Valentine's Day is here again, and love is in the air. Couples flirting, courting each other and forming relationships. And sometimes those relationships result in marriage.
In ... Read More »
Richard Padilla explains the obvious on the court ordered mediation between Apple and Samsung.
Cook met with Samsung mobile division chief J.K. Shin to discuss a possible settlement, but did not make any significant progress towards a deal.
The second ... Read More »