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Fortune unveiled its 31st annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies today and Apple topped the list for the seventh year in a row. Rounding off the top 10 are Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, FedEx, Southwest Airlines, and General Electric. Erika Fry writing fortune (via Macdailynews) said: “The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year’s list, for the seventh year in a row. Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet accordingRead More
Elago – renowned case makers for iPhones, has leaked their new cases for the yet to be announced iPhone 5C. The cases  look like it will fit an iPhone with a 4-inch display ruling out the possibility that this is an iPhone 4/4S case. The volume buttons are also different to that on the iPhone 5. Of course, it could all be fake given the price tag! ElagoRead More
5 Amazing New Features Coming to Google Play Services     Google Play Services is Android’s version of the Apple App Store. It is a digital marketplace and application distribution platform that allows you to purchase and acquire apps on your Android devices. Formerly known as Android Market, the app marketplace started back in October 2008 and has now grown to house over 800,000 apps. New features and functions have also been introduced since the induction of the new name, and Google is now starting to rival Apple’s App Store.Read More
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Amazon is looking to expand their presence in the mobile devices market by opening their App Store for Android in more countries worldwide. According to the press release: The Amazon Appstore is now available to millions of customers in nearly 200 countries, giving them access to apps and games from top brands like Disney and Electronic Arts, new releases including “Angry Birds Friends” and “Iron Man 3,” all-time favorites like “Temple Run 2” and “Plants vs. Zombies,” and indie titles like “The Room” and “Beach Buggy Blitz. However, the use of the monikerRead More
  Credit: Cult of Mac The US government has published a new document (via Quartz) revealing several email exchanges between Apple and Publishers and a result of its ongoing legal battle with the Company. Apple has been accused of being the ring leader in a scheme to inflate the prices for ebooks by the US government. The price-fixing lawsuit against Apple is set to go to trial next month in New York. Here are a few gems from the document (via Quartz): News Corp.’s opening move It was a FridayRead More
Today, Amazon has updated their Kindle reading app for iOS, bringing new accessibility features to blind and visually impaired customers. According to the press release, these enhancements will be available on additional platforms in the future. “We’re excited to introduce these new features to our Kindle for iOS app, making it easier than ever for our blind and visually impaired customers to access the vast selection of over 1.8 million books in the Kindle Store on their iPhone or iPad,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With this update, we’re alsoRead More

Posted On April 19, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Tech News

Amazon Unveils Cloud Drive Service in China

According to a new report out of Asia, Amazon has roll their Cloud Drive service in today in China. Amazon’s personal cloud storage service was launched last year as a competitor to offerings from Apple’s iCloud and similar services from Google and Microsoft. The US-based online retailer Cloud Drive apps are available now for both Windows and Mac platform on the Amazon China website. “The availability of Amazon’s Cloud Drive in China might suggest that Kindle hardware is a step closer,”  Steven Millward reports for TechinAsia. “Amazon’s Kindle e-bookstore opened in China a fewRead More
According to a new report, Amazon is about to open pre-order for its popular Kindle Paperwhite in China. Amazon has released softwares products such as their e-book store and e-reader applications in the China last December. However, Kindle hardware products have not been launched in the country. This is about to change, if a report from cnBeta is to be believed. The blog is reporting that Amazon is finally launching the Kind Paperwhite to the Chinese mainland market. However, there is no sign when the Kindle Fire tablet, based on Google Android operating systemRead More
Digitimes is reporting that Amazon is set to use a 4.7-inch screen for its upcoming smartphone. According to information from the industry supply chain sources, Amazon’s phone is due to be released in the second quarter of 2013. “Amazon is reportedly going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013,” Sammi Huang and Alex Wolfgram report for Digitimes. “The company was previously considering a 4.3-inch screen but later scrapped the idea after witnessing increased demand for larger size screensRead More

Posted On November 9, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple Ranked The Most Innovated Company In 2012

  In the 2012 report for The Global Innovation Top 1000, Booz & Co. found that Apple is ranked number 1. The company has been conducting these studies for the last 8 years.This is for the third successive year Apple has been ranked top. According the website, these studies: [quote] Investigates the relationship between how much companies spend on R&D and their overall financial performance and long-term financial success—and every year, the study reinforces the conclusion that there is no correlation between the two. Instead, it is how companies leverageRead More
  According to new research data from IDC, it appears other tablet vendors are gaining on Apple’s iPad lead. The Cupertino-based company has seen its tablet marketshare cut to 50.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012. The research data showed that Samsung has gained the most in the third quarter with a 325 percent year over year growth in the tablet segement. Ryan Reith, program manager of  IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers stated: [quote] Samsung took advantage of an opportunity in the second quarter. The company offers a wide range of tablet offerings acrossRead More

Posted On November 3, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech News

The Problem With Cheap Mobile Devices

  I came across this very interesting editorial on Engadget, the author argued that Google and Amazon strategy of selling tablet computers at cost or in some cases – a lost, could turn out to be bad for consumers in the long run. From the post: [quote] You can see what problems this might create in the long term. The strategy effectively skips a whole cycle of traditional price drops as manufacturing gets more efficient, but trains a legion of customers to think that such a jump in value isRead More