At this point, we know with near-certainty that the iPhone 6 will feature a bigger display. What remains to be seen, however, is how much better the display will actually be. A recent report claimed that Apple will put a new spin on quantum dot technology that will have a dramatic impact on the quality of the iPhone 6′s screen, but we won’t know anything for certain until the new handset is unveiled. In the meantime, information surrounding a recent Apple invention has just surfaced that could give future iPhones and other Apple devices some of the most gorgeous displays in the world. More →
Apple is reportedly working on a software update that will fix one of the bugs on the iPhone 5s that has been particularly infuriating for users. According to a report from AppleInsider that cites a single unnamed source, an upcoming update to Apple’s iOS software will resolve an issue that causes the accuracy of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s to degrade over time. More →
It seems obvious, but passwords are our first line of defense against a growing army of nefarious hackers looking to steal our data, money or even identities. While many people know how serious the issue of cybersecurity is, many still use passwords that are remarkably bad. Compounding matters is the common practice of using the same password across multiple accounts, so a hacker who gains access to one account may be able to breach others. But protecting yourself is easy and there’s just no excuse for leaving your accounts vulnerable with bad passwords. More →
Samsung has redeemed itself. The company’s Galaxy Gear was without question among the worst smartwatches that debuted in 2013. The battery lasted for a single day, the charging mechanism was a hassle, the huge hump on the strap that held the camera ruined an otherwise sleek design, and controlling the device with S Voice was an all-around terrible experience. The fact that the Galaxy Gear was so bad, however, makes Samsung’s latest triumph that much sweeter — the tech giant’s new Gear Fit has been named “Best Mobile Device” by the GSMA. More →
In a piece published earlier this week, we said that 2013 was a remarkably boring year for smartphone lovers. After a surge of exciting innovation that began in 2007 and lasted for several years, 2013 saw smartphone makers, for the most part, run out of good ideas. With the constraints imposed by battery limitations and consumers’ demand for slim handsets, there was only so much vendors could pack into their phones, we suppose. Still don’t believe 2013 was a boring year? Consider this: At the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, the GSMA just named a year-old handset the best smartphone of 2013.
In other words, the smartphone industry peaked in March last year. More →
The Jawbone UP24 is the best fitness tracker on the market right now, hands down. The design is great, it’s accurate, the accompanying software is terrific and so far the battery hasn’t gone bad. What the UP24 is not, however, is a game-changer that shows us the future of wearables and fitness tracking. UP24, like most competing solutions, is passive. It tracks your movements and then shows you historical data. But what if there was a solution that doesn’t just show you what you have done, but also tells you what you should do.
If there’s one “dying” company you have to back, Microsoft is probably a solid choice. Pundits have insisted that Microsoft is dying for years now. Decades even. Of course most of the things that were supposed to kill Microsoft have come and gone, and Microsoft is still standing. With a market capitalization of more than $310 billion, revenue in the most recent quarter that grew 11% to a record $24.5 billion, and a share price that has ballooned 35% over the past 12 months, Microsoft isn’t just still standing, it’s flourishing.
Of course, none of that will stop pundits from saying stupid things about the company. More →
With all of the rumors that were flying around in 2012 and 2013, the wait for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles was agonizing. It’s not that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will terribly boring, it’s that these exiting new consoles promised features, gameplay and graphics that would blow the older boxes out of the water. So, did the new console generation deliver? More →
Apple is on the verge of collapse. Its core business — selling iPhones — is in jeopardy. You might not have realized this, what with Apple having just sold more iPhones in a single quarter than it ever has before while raking in record revenue of $57.6 billion in the process. But it’s true. So says Forbes contributor Antony Leather, who has the distinguished honor of playing host to our “WTF of the week.”
Just… wow. More →
The Nexus 5 is a fantastic smartphone. The bang-for-the-buck factor is clearly the smartphone’s biggest draw, but the appeal doesn’t end there. The Nexus 5 is fast, powerful and sleek, and it also packed an awesome feature that no other phone in the world had — until now. More →
Like each flagship iPhone that has launched in recent years, the odds are fairly good that the iPhone 6 will be the best-selling single smartphone model of the year following its debut, which is expected in late September. But according to the latest unsolicited advice from an unlikely source, Apple could sell far more iPhones by following Sony’s strategy and giving smartphone users what they want. More →
New scams looking to swindle people out of their hard-earned money are devised every day, and one particularly devious scheme targeting Verizon Wireless subscribers is now gaining notoriety. Droid Life recently posted about the new scam, which lures Verizon customers in by offering “a special reward” of $54 to subscribers who visit a new website set up for the promotion. More →