This is the perfect iPhone 6
Apple's next-generation iPhone 6 will almost certainly be a winner, but it might completely crush the competition if it turns out anything like this
Patching up Android to make sure it’s not vulnerable to Heartbleed is one thing. Patching all vulnerable Android apps, on the other hand, is quite another. Re/code draws our attention to a new study from research firm FireEye that claims there have been around 150 million downloads of Android apps that are vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. And to make matters worse, the researchers say that the assorted “Heartbleed detectors” you can now find in the Google Play store will do little to help you root out vulnerable apps you’ve downloaded. More →
By all accounts, consumer responses to smartwatches have not exactly been enthusiastic so far. Big gadget makers will continue to push smartwatches and other wearables as growth in the smartphone market continues to slow, but without compelling functionality and solid ecosystems, those efforts will be exceedingly difficult. To address the latter point, Samsung has decided to dangle a pretty massive carrot it hopes developers will chase. More →
Right now, the smartphone market is essentially split between Samsung and Apple, with all other companies struggling to make a profit. However, this could soon change, as Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is hoping to shake things up with its dirt-cheap smartphones that actually sport fairly impressive specs. For example, it’s flagship Mi3 smartphone features a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, all for about $330. More →
Apple’s latest earnings report was mostly good news for the company, but there was one potentially dark cloud: iPad sales. On the quarter, Apple sold 16.35 million iPads, which was below the consensus estimate of 19.7 million units sold. Analyst Benedict Evans has put together a chart for trailing twelve months unit sales for both the iPhone and the iPad and has found that the iPad’s growth has been stopped dead in its tracks. More →
Japan Display on Wednesday announced that it has already developed an ultra-high resolution 4K x 2K LCD module for tablets that’s not only capable of offering a huge 3840 x 2160 resolution on a 10.1-inch display, but it’s also energy-efficient. The company said in its announcement that even though the new tablet screen has 4K resolution, power consumption will be similar to 10.1-inch WQXGA LCD modules (which have 2560 x 1600 resolution), as it uses low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) technology. More →
The market is about to get flooded with extra Apple shares. Apple on Wednesday announced a seven-for-one stock split, which means that shareholders will receive six additional shares of Apple stock for every share they now own. The split will go into effect on June 2nd this year. The company also said it would be upping its share buyback program to $90 billion. Both of these announcements came as part of Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report where it posted an EPS of $11.62 on revenue of $45.6 billion. Apple shares surged by more than 8% in after-hours trading following the announcements.
Earnings season is now in full swing and as always, Apple’s are the most hotly anticipated results in the technology sector. This time around, however, it’s not because industry watchers want to see how impressive the company’s most recent quarter was, but because the world wants to see how Apple is doing after not having released a notable new product since this past November. Last year, CEO Tim Cook promised new launches in “exciting new product categories” across 2014, and he will undoubtedly promise exciting new products again on Wednesday’s earnings call. But so far, we’ve seen exactly nothing new or exciting from Apple in 2014.
Broadband Internet service is still painfully expensive in the United States and to make matters worse, a new study shows that most American households aren’t getting the fast data speeds they are paying for. More →
Watch Dogs is already one of the most hyped game releases of the spring, but Ubisoft’s clever marketing campaign might convince a whole new crowd to check the game out. Digital Shadow is a website being run by Ubisoft which allows Facebook users to see just how vulnerable their information could be to an outside source. By allowing the site to access your account, Digital Shadow will let you know within seconds which contacts you regularly interact with, which words you use most often in status updates and when you’re active on the social network. More →
We know that Apple released iOS 7.1.1 earlier this week to fix a wide range of bugs and it turns out those bugs might be much more serious than we realized. Ars Technica reports that Kristin Paget, a former Apple whitehat hacker who now works for Tesla, has been ripping into her former employer for allegedly leaving its users wide open to some potentially serious hacks in the weeks between the releases of iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1. More →
Next Tuesday, Samsung will unveil the latest addition to its camera phone lineup, the Galaxy K, complete with new branding and a fresh look. We have seen a single image of the device in a previous leak, but it was difficult to determine the proportions of the device. Thankfully, new photos have appeared on Baidu showcasing the slim design of the Galaxy K, along with its 10x optical zoom lens fully extended. More →
As it promised to do earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to introduce new net neutrality rules that it will unveil next month. Re/code reports that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said on Wednesday that the commission would have new draft rules ready for its May 15th meeting, which means that we’ll get our first look at them in around three weeks. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has already won widespread acclaim from both reviewers and display quality experts for its incredible 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and now the company is taking a long victory lap by giving us a detailed explanation of just what makes the Galaxy S5′s display so great. More →