Three phones have dominated the conversation at MWC 2015 this week: the HTC One M9, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung and HTC both made waves in Barcelona, but LG has been uncharacteristically quiet. LG’s appearance at the show was limited to wearable devices, but it sounds like it won’t be long until the G4 makes its debut. More →
Apple sold a tremendous number of iPhone 6 units in the holiday quarter, significantly outpacing rivals when it comes to smartphones sales and profits. A similar iPhone 6s success later this year would also benefit Samsung this time around, as the company will reportedly provide at least two major iPhone components to Apple. More →
LG is apparently not confident it can compete with Samsung and others announcing new flagship phones at MWC 2015, a new report from The Korea Times reveals, though it’s not as bad as it may initially sound. The publication learned that the upcoming LG G4 flagship handset will not make an appearance at this year’s Spanish mobile show, but the phone will still be unveiled earlier than expected. More →
If you thought that 2K resolution is a bit too much for a smartphone featuring a display that’s barely bigger than 5 inches diagonally, then you might be shocked to learn handset makers aren’t stopping there. MyLGPhones has discovered a file on LG’s website that seems to indicate the upcoming LG G4’s display will have a 3K resolution. More →
LG at CES 2015 unveiled its second-generation smartphone with a flexible display, a powerful Android handset, but the G Flex 2 won’t be the company’s main phone this year. That spot is reserved for the LG G4, and a report from Greek publication TechManiacs, has revealed more details about the upcoming monster Android device. More →
When Apple launched the iPhone 5s in late 2013, it sported a special 64-bit processor that was unlike anything seen on a mobile device. At the time, many said the feature wasn’t really needed, with Qualcomm going as far as calling the chip a “marketing gimmick,” before retracting that statement. Since then, all of Apple’s competitors have released 64-bit mobile processors of their own, including Qualcomm… except now things aren’t going exactly as planned for the Snapdragon chipset maker. More →
LG might be discontinuing its phablet line next year, but that doesn’t mean the Android handset maker will not be ready to meet the needs of phablet buyers. In fact, a new report from Chinese publication IT Home seems to suggest the next top Android flagship from LG will pack a certain special feature to better compete against the best-selling Android phablet in the world. More →
Apple’s rivals are currently working on new Android flagship handsets meant to compete against the iPhone 6 models and next-gen iOS smartphones, including Samsung, LG, HTC and others. But these companies are apparently facing certain unexpected issues that might lead to big problems in the near future. More →
So far, the battle for the title of having 2014’s best smartphone camera has basically come down to a fight between Apple and Samsung, although Nokia certainly had the start of something special when it released the 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 camera more than a year ago. However, LG isn’t ready to cede the crown to Apple and Samsung quite yet and G for Games points us to a new report from Korean website Naver that seemingly shows LG is developing an absolutely killer new camera for its next flagship phone. More →
References to a fourth-generation Time Capsule and a fifth-generation AirPort Extreme have been found within Apple’s latest AirPort Utility software update. Dwindling inventory and several reports over the past few weeks have suggested that Apple is preparing to refresh the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule lines, and this new software update all but confirms the rumors. Also notable, references to software update caching have been found within the AirPort Utility update. This new feature will allow the devices to automatically download OS X and iOS software updates and store them locally until the user applies them. This background downloading feature will drastically reduce the perceived amount of time it takes to update Apple software. Apple’s new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme models are expected to become available shortly. More →
For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re venturing back to the year 2000. A time when the Y2K scare was in full swing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was floating around 5,000, and the Power Mac G4 Cube was hot technology.
First sold in 2000, Apple’s Power Mac G4 Cube came standard with a 450MHz PowerPC G4 processor, 128MB of RAM, 24X CD-ROM drive, 20GB hard drive, and 16MB ATI graphics card. The computer was popular amongst Mac enthusiasts due to is svelte form — 9-inches tall, 8-inches wide, and 8-inches deep — fan-less operation, and unique speakers. Like all things Apple, there was a premium that had to be paid for such a compact and dapper machine; the Cube’s base price was $1599 (CPU only).
While popular amongst die-hard Mac fans, the device never really achieved mainstream success and in 2001 the Cube was retired. Since the computer’s sunsetting, instructions have surfaced online explaining how to turn the Cube’s external case into a host of other things… including a fish bowl.
Anyone out there ever invest in a G4 Cube? More →