According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, profits of Samsung Electronics in the third quarter is less than half from a year ago quarter as a result of weak smartphones sales. The decline in sales is largely attributed to strong competition from Chinese vendors, who continues to pressure its mobile division profit. From the report: SourceRead More
According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad will be the first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS, according to rumors in the upstream supply chain. Apple is said to have  two 12.9-inch tablet prototypes in development: one is a 2-in-1 device and the other is a regular tablet. However, the company is still to decide whether to release both devices to the market or just one, the report explains. This report is pretty vague on what features Apple is likelyRead More
Here’s The Latest “ Blockbuster Exclusive” Leak On The iPad Air 2 Writing for The Michael Report, Michael Andrews has published a self-proclaimed “blockbuster exclusive” on Apple’s next generation iPad Air 2: Here are some of the key highlights from the report: Display – The display will reportedly come with a fully-laminated by manufacturing the cover glass and Retina LCD as a single unit making the device thinner than the current iPad Air. The display quality is also expected to improve. Design –  the iPad Air 2 is around 0.5 mmRead More
iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Bend
Ok, I thought this would have been my last post on the iPhone 6 “Bendgate” issue. However, T-Mobile (US) CEO John Legere has commented on the “Bendgate” in the video above and you just have to see. Here’s a bit of what he had to say on the issue (Minute 20:15): Source Read More
Security Expert: I Hacked TouchID And Still Think It’s Awesome Look Out security expert Marc Rodgers stated in a blog post that he managed to hack Apple’s Touch ID on the iPhone 6 but still believes it’s awesome: Moreover, Marc Rogers believes that the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 6 appears to be more sensitive as a result of having a higher resolution scanning part. Personally, I found that the Touch ID on the iPhone 6 produces far less errors that the iPhone 5s. By and large, this isRead More
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Consumers Report has taken the Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX Apple CarPlay receiver for a spin and came away quite impress with the result. The report points to the Siri’s integration as a stand out feature: In addition to Siri, CarPlay supports apps such as Beat Music iHeart Radio, Spotify, Stitcher with more set to come in the future SoureRead More
Former Apple employee and current creative director – Ken Segall gives his take on Apple’s “Bendgate” crisis on his Observatory blog here. Segall slammed the company’s critics as moronic and opportunists for the way the news was covered by the media: Given the how ridiculous the whole situation has become, Ken Segall posits that it probably a case of some people “wanting to the see big guy gets his nose blood” (largely Android fans in my opinion): Read moreRead More
iPhone 6.3 TTS
According to a new report from Digitimes (via China Times) the demand for panels for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected at 116 million units in 2014. In other words, Apple is expected to sell a bucket load of iPhones despite critics best effort to reduce sales with ridiculous claims relating to “Bendgate.” DisplaySearch highlights that panel demand for the iPhone 6 reached 28 million in the third quarter of 2014 while the iPhone 6 Plus reached 13 million for a combined total of about 41 millionRead More
Apple Watch
Before the unveiling of the Watch, I boldly proclaimed that this device will have a bigger impact on society than the iPad. Needless to say, this did not go down well with members of the Cult of Mac community on Google Plus here. And even after the unveiling, I stood by my original views, despite feeling somewhat disappointed by the lack of health features on this first generation device. As a result, I felt very vindicated after reading this well written piece by Ben Thomspon, who thoroughly analyzed the pros and cons ofRead More
iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Bend
Among all the hoopla about the iPhone 6 bending, analysts from Cantor Fitzgerald are rightly referring to the situation as “irrational,” according to a report fromRead More