iPhone 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Sales

Is the iPhone 6 Plus not the smash hit we thought it was?

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Is the iPhone 6 Plus not the smash hit we thought it was?

The instant sell-outs and rapidly lengthening delivery estimates of the iPhone 6 Plus have led many observers to believe that the most jumbo version of iPhone is capturing a big chunk of the new iPhone sales in North America. But new statistics from Chitika indicate that people may have been jumping the gun because it’s possible that the low early production volumes of iPhone 6 Plus are the reason for its relative scarcity compared to the smaller iPhone 6. More →

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Windows 10 Start Menu Screens

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

Microsoft had plenty to talk about during the Windows 10 reveal event on Tuesday, from the operating system’s improved multitasking capability to the extensive preview program, but we all know that there was only one thing Windows users actually wanted to see: the Start menu. Thankfully, the classic Windows feature is making its return alongside Windows 10, but let’s take a look at how it has improved. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate Apple

Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Publication says Apple has banned it from official events over ‘Bendgate’ coverage

Apple is understandably tired of talking about bent iPhone 6 Plus models but at the same time it seems that the company might be overreacting a tad if it’s really threatening publications over their coverage of the controversy. German computer magazine ComputerBilt.de claims that Apple has cut it off from both receiving testing devices and from being invited to future Apple launch events after it posted a video that showed how the iPhone 6 Plus could be bent with your bare hands. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gap

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

‘Gapgate’ solved: Here’s why the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap between its frame and display [updated]

Don’t mind the gap, says Samsung. Earlier this week we started hearing reports out of Korea that some Galaxy Note 4 owners were annoyed by a gap that they found between the Note 4’s frame and its display that was apparently wide enough to fit two pieces of A4 paper inside. Now, however, AndroidCentral has discovered that this isn’t a design bug… it’s a feature. More →

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Video

Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10

Microsoft left some scratching their heads with the announcement of Windows 10 on Tuesday, but there’s no question that the company took user suggestions to heart when designing its latest operating system. We’ll all be able to see the improvements Microsoft has made so far on Wednesday when the Technical Preview goes live, but for now, Windows VP Joe Belfiore is here to explain what has changed in Windows 10. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung shares 5 reasons we should care about Galaxy Note Edge’s weird curved display

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Samsung shares 5 reasons we should care about Galaxy Note Edge’s weird curved display

The new Galaxy Note Edge is coming out soon — although Samsung hasn’t said when — and the first thing you probably noticed about it is that weird curved screen. What purpose does it serve other than to look like that part of the yearbook that no one can sign?

Well, the people over at Samsung took the time to outline the five features of the Edge screen in a nifty looking infographic that will hopefully explain what it’s all about. It shows a few things that aren’t quite possible on rivals phones, so you may be interested in giving this long infographic a look. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Features

Everything we know about Windows 10

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Everything we know about Windows 10

So now that Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows platform, it’s time to take a quick run through everything we learned about the platform on Wednesday and also address areas where we still have questions. Without further ado, let’s look at everything we know about Windows 10. More →

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Popcorn Time iPhone

‘Netflix for pirates’ app Popcorn Time finally hits the iPhone and iPad

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM.

‘Netflix for pirates’ app Popcorn Time finally hits the iPhone and iPad

Movie and TV show pirates, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for: Popcorn Time is finally available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Of course, there’s a catch… you’ll need a jailbroken device in order to access and install it. More →

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OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0

Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

By on September 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to developers, which could turn out to be the final Yosemite built that will be released to regular Mac users in October. However, MacRumors points out that last year Apple released a second GM version of Mavericks before rolling it out to all Mac owners. Interestingly, Apple released Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0 just as Microsoft unveiled its highly anticipated 2015 Windows update, the strangely named Windows 10, which will be available to users in preview version in the coming days. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Announced

The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

By on September 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM.

The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s attempt to integrate more touch-centric features in with its traditional desktop operating system didn’t go as well as Microsoft had hoped. Windows 8 proved to be a hugely polarizing operating system as many longtime Windows users decried the loss of the Start Menu and the jarring split between the platform’s Desktop mode and its Modern/Metro screen. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate

Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones

By on September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones

As if “Bendgate” wasn’t bad enough PR during the rollout of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, or the fact that the iOS 8.0.1 update turned iPhones into bricks, some people thought it would be fun to post pictures of their bent iPhones on Instagram. This seems to be adding to the notion that the new iPhones will bend easily just by putting the phone in your pocket and sitting down too fast, even though Consumer Reports basically debunked that as being “overblown.”

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Microsoft Windows 9 Launch

Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

By on September 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

Windows is still by far the most widely used desktop OS in the world but things are decidedly trending downward. The most recent numbers from NPD showed that while “U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3% during the 10 week Back-to-School period (week of July 4th through Labor Day week),” Windows device sales actually fell by 3% over the same period. Instead, NDP found that all growth in PC sales came from Macs and Chromebooks. Microsoft’s struggles in the mobile market are even worse — while iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone has been a bust so far and has actually seen both its market share and total shipments decline over the last year. More →

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