It turns out that the security features on the iPhone are so robust, that police are unable to decrypt them in order to gain access to possibly crucial information on suspects’ devices. This has led to federal agencies getting a hold of Apple in order to decrypt iPhones for them, but it turns out that
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There are two HTC smartphones headed to the market in the next few weeks, the First of which is called the HTC First – fully equipped with Facebook Home for you social networking fanatics. The other is one that’s not been fully recognized is an iteration of the HTC experience with nearly the same specifications
sl4shd0rk writes “Hot on the heels of last year’s Apple win over Samsung, Apple is geared up for it’s second attempt at knocking Samsung’s alleged copy-cat products off the store shelves. District Judge Lucy Koh asked both parties if they could stay the new case while the first one goes up on Appeal. Apple denied citing a delay would “seriously and irreparably prejudice Apple.” The company “will likely suffer a long-term loss of market share and of downstream sales”. Samsung replied with a statement saying “Apple will be unable to meet its burden of proving infringement without resorting to the same improper ‘representative product’ strategy,” [that shouldn't have been allowed in the first case.] Although some may think this is a good move for business on Apple’s part, some claim the litigation is responsible for Apple’s dipping sales and stock prices as well as Increased visibility of Samsung. In the end however, all this litigation is most likely going to be shouldered on the pocketbook of the consumer’”
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Transformer Pad TF300 buyers may have had to compromise on screen resolution, but the little slab’s software support is second to none — ASUS just announced that its entry level Transformer Pad will be its first to taste Android 4.2.2. Customers in the United States can grab the Jelly Bean update over the air starting today, while international users will see regional rollouts throughout the month. Own one of the company’s higher end slates? Sit tight, ASUS says Android 4.2 should roll out to the Transformer Pad Infinity and other devices in Q2 2013. A wait for the virtuous, to be sure.
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After a seven-year wait, Sony's PlayStation 4 has finally been announced.
UK carrier Three has detailed its LTE price strategy, intending to charge no extra data premium for the use of its 4G network, though subscribers will have to wait until it actually gets rolled out later in 2013. LTE will be “available as standard” on every Three price plan, the carrier says, albeit requiring a
As Apple launched its iPhone 5 in China on Friday, interest at one of the company's stores in Beijing was muted, with only two people waiting in line minutes before the store opened its doors at 8 a.m.
Apple today revised the backorder status of the iPhone 5, saying that new orders would ship in ’2-3 weeks,’ a week less than the earlier ’3-4 weeks’ that had plagued the smartphone for almost two months.
Internet Explorer suddenly became one of the most widely available Internet TV browsers today as it starts rolling out to Xboxes. And early reports say its joystick-based interface is awful. Whatever. It’s v1. What matters is that Microsoft has united the world’s most popular motion sensor tech and one of the world’s most “popular” web browsers.
Wave hello to the future of the Internet.
Sky has bested its broadcast and video-on-demand rivals by signing a deal with Warner Bros. for exclusive rights to its films in the UK and Ireland. Once the six-month cinema window has elapsed, each new flick (including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises) will remain Murdoch-only for a full year before arriving on LoveFilm and its kind. Meanwhile, back-catalog titles like The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix will remain locked in the partnership’s walled garden for an undisclosed period of time. Good news if you’re a Sky customer, we suppose, and not if you’re not.
There’s a lot of talk of a new iPhone coming soon, and the Chinese know it. IDC researchers estimate that Apple’s share of smartphones in the country was sliced almost in half during the second quarter, to 10 percent, as expectations and rumors led the local population to wait for the big update. Better competition also played a part in denting iPhone shipments, although it’s not Apple’s chief rival Samsung who’s responsible. Rather, it’s China’s own Lenovo that had the most impact. It broke into the double digits with a second-place 11 percent share thanks to recently started indirect sales of its Android-dominated lineup, while Samsung saw its own share dip slightly to 19 percent. Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei bracketed Apple at third and fifth. We wouldn’t be surprised if the balance of power shifts in about a month, but the impacts to Apple and Samsung alike show just how tough it can be to stay on top in one of the fastest-growing markets on Earth — especially one with so many local brands.
Gartner is reporting that worldwide mobile phone sales this quarter dropped 2.3 percent as buyers postponed upgrades and held out for the next big thing. Of the 419 million units sold in the last three months, Samsung, Nokia and Apple unsurprisingly took the lion’s share of the sales, while ZTE and LG rounded out the top five. Overall, Android’s the most popular phone operating system, running 64.1 percent of all new handsets, while iOS phones came in second with 18.8 percent. If you feel like you need some more spreadsheets in your life, then read on for the full breakdown.
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Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second.
Google Glass may be grabbing the headlines at IO this week, but with Explorer Edition developer devices not shipping until 2013, it might be worth looking elsewhere for your head-up display fix. Recon Instruments has just the thing, with a new Android SDK for the MOD Live eyepiece that will allow developers to create their own
Right now Apple is on top of the tech world, and at WWDC the company hopes to show why things should stay that way with a flurry of new announcements.
No more violent shaking. No more tapping the “57” logo. And certainly no more ketchup left to waste at the bottom of the bottle — all thanks to PhD candidate Dave Smith and his team of MIT researchers.
I can remember back when I first got online and dial up was all we could get. It would take minutes to download a single webpage if it had several photographs. Today, even slow broadband will open a page packed with photos in a second or two, but even that isn’t fast enough for most [...]
Early-adopter shouldn’t mean beta-tester. The Jawbone UP saga is a great example of this: pushed out too soon, eagerly picked up by keen geeks, and now the subject of a huge refunds program that’s costly both financially for Jawbone and in terms of their all-important reputation. Yet do we bring some of this post-purchase misery [...]
After a brief delay and more than a year of chatter, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced the availability of its first 16-core Opteron server chips, which pack the largest number of cores available on x86 chips today.
Microsoft has invited 50% of eligible Windows Phone users to update to version 7.5, also known as Mango, Microsoft's Eric Hautala said in a blog post.
Before there was a 3DS and DS — heck, before there was a Game Boy, there was Game & Watch, Nintendo’s portable, sometimes dual-screened gaming line from the ’80s. But while the gaming giant has long since moved on, nostalgia for their platform-based frustration lives on in the form of this large piece of interactive wall art, a case that uses an Arduino and Python script to bring folks with a little spare time the sort of retro gaming that will make them long from the graphical power of the original NES. Check out more images of the device in the Source link below.
All eyes are on Apple to announce the next iPhone, and a new report says that’s happening on October 4. More on that, and the rest of this week’s Apple news in this week’s edition.
AMD’s Interlagos, its server-styled Bulldozer chip — Mr. Opteron 6200 to you and me — is being pushed out to retailers and OEMs ready for an October launch. AMD is calling it the first 16-core x86 processor, although as we know from the required reading, it has eight two-core shared modules rather than 16 independent ones. The chips are compatible with Socket G34 motherboards, but most of this first production run will go straight into supercomputer projects. AMD remains mute on progress of the consumer-level Zambezi, but rumors are that the company can’t clock it fast enough to compete with Intel’s Core i7 – the very class that Bulldozer was designed to bury.