Monthly Archives: "March 2014"

Los Angeles Times is reporting that Apple is currently in talks with major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes Store. Quoting people familiar with the matter, the report said Apple wants labels to create a period reserved for digital purchasing –  similar to the one that some Hollywood studios impose for films newly released for home viewing. According to the report, music industry analyst Mark Mulligan believes streaming services may be luring away Apple’s most devoted music customers. “It’s not that streaming is replacing downloads in a largerRead More

Posted On March 10, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Leaked High Resolution Photos Of HTC One 2014

Tencent Digital News has leaked high resolution photos of the HTC One (M8) smartphone set to unveil later this month. The model exposed in the photos appears to be a China Mobile 4G version. According to the report the HTC One (2014) is expected to feature: A full metal body design, similar to that of the HTC 0ne (2013), grid-like dual front facing speakers and rear facing camera sporting dual lens and dual LED flash. HTC is expected to officially launch the phone at an event on March 25th. Read More
Set Solutions has posted a stunning video of an iPhone 6 concept that is a sight to behold. The iPhone 6 concept features a 3D camera, a larger display and holographic projectors. A recent report from Taiwan’s Apple Daily suggests (translation) that Foxconn has built at least 100 iPhone  prototypes featuring sapphire cover glass. It was also reported that two existing sapphire suppliers have recently made big equipment investments. Apple is widely rumored to release their next-generation iPhone  (iPhone 6) later this year. Here’s hoping that it looks something like this.  Read More
Foss Patent is reporting that Samsung has withdrawntheir standard-essential patents from the upcoming trial against Apple in the United States District Court of California, which is scheduled to begin on March 31. As a result, Apple has withdrew all of its counterclaims relating to Samsung’s SEPs, including all FRAND counterclaims. “There’s nothing in the stipulation that indicates why Samsung made this decision, but whatever the reason(s) may be, it’s a good thing in my view,” Florian Mueller writes for Foss Patent. “Samsung has already prevailed over Apple on SEPs in different jurisdictions (including at theRead More
According to the latest data from ComScore, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.6 percent OEM market share (up 1 percentage point from October) and  Samsung came in second with 26.7 percent market share (up 1.3 percentage points). LG with 6.9 percent (up 0.3 percentage points), Motorola with 6.4 percent and HTC with 5.4 percent round off the top five. The study revealed that 159.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (66.8 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in January, up 7 percent since October. TopRead More
Gigaom is reporting that Apple has been awarded US$929.8 million in their ongoing dispute with rival smartphone maker Samsung. However, the company has been denied the coveted prize of seeing Samsung’s devices ban from the US. “Judge Lucy Koh on Thursday denied Apple’s request for a permanent ban on a number of Samsung devices found to infringe on Apple’s patents,” Alex Colon writes for Gigaom. This is the second time judge Koh has denied the Cupertino-based company the opportunity to ban products from Samsung for infringement. According to judge Koh, Apple’s expert Dr. Hauser’s surveyRead More

Posted On March 5, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Not Exactly iRing, But Close

Last year, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White suggested that Apple will be launching an iRing device to work with their Apple TV. [We] believe Apple will release a miniature device called “iRing” that will be placed on a user’s finger and act as a navigation pointer for “iTV“‘, enhancing the motion detection experience and negating some of the functionality found in a remote. Now the folks at Logbar Inc are looking to make this a reality. The company’s current Kickstart project is called the – Ring: Shortcut to Everything. According toRead More
The latest rumor from Asia suggests Apple next generation iPhone will feature a their latest A 8 Chip. The news came courtesy of Chinese tech website – According the report, the A8 Chip will be produce using the latest TSMC 20nm process and is expected to carry a quad-core 64-bit processor and quad-core graphics processor core. Additionally, it’s suggested that the display will be greater than 4.7-inch, may feature a sapphire-crystal display and come with a higher resolution than the current iPhone 5/5s which has a 1136-by-640 resolution and 326 ppi. In otherRead More
In a speech to to students at Oxford Business School, U.K., Steve Ballmer reveals the major difference between in philosophy between his company and Apple. Mr. Ballmer said that for him, the long-term goal would be to make more money for shareholders than they expect. Steve Ballmer also admitted that Microsoft missed the mobile revolution. “We would have a stronger position in the phone market today if I could re-do the last 10 years,” he said. The answer, he said, is to pick up and try to catch the nextRead More

Posted On March 3, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Breathtaking iPhone 6C Concept [Photos and Video]

Check out this amazing iPhone 6C concept by Designer Joseph Farahi posted on Oval Picture website. I’m not a big fan of the iPhone 5C, but if Apple produce something close to this – I will definitely consider giving it a try. Farahi concept depicts an iPhone 6C sporting: 4.7 ‘ inch Retina Display – 8 MP Camera – 120 fps Video Recording – True Tone Flash – Touch ID Sensor – White/Black Front Panel – Full Black Model – 116 Grams – 7.1 Depth – Mini Aux ( AsRead More
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan as it attempts to speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices. WSJ said the Cupertino-based company is hiring engineers from rival smartphone maker HTC and other Taiwanese tech firms to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei. This is in addition to several hundred new engineers and operations staff the company hired in China over the past two years. The total number of engineers and operations staff in ChinaRead More
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The Wall Street Journal has published excrepts from  Yukari Kane new book – “Haunted Empire, Apple After Steve Jobs”.  Yukari Kane talks about Apple under Tim Cook, Apple’s relationship with its suppliers, and what has become of the company ofther the lost of Tim Cook. Here are some key highlights from the article: Cook began his career at IBM after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in industrial engineering… He was plucked by Compaq and moved to Houston. One day a headhunter called: Apple was looking for a senior vice president of world-wideRead More