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CNET (via The Information) is reporting that Apple’s iWatch project is facing a few setbacks but nothing significant to delay a launch, widely expected to be in 2014. According to the report, Apple is yet to decide on what kind of screen technology to use due to battery issues.  Apple has also “halted advanced prototyping of some unknown pieces with one manufacturer late last year,” the report said. “There’s been talk of a purported iWatch for about a year now, yet no conclusive signs of any device have appeared,” Dara Kerr reports for CNET. “In OctoberRead More
An exclusive report from Chinese tech blog – C Technology suggest that Apple will be releasing their long rumoured iWatch device October 2014, according to information from insiders. Key highlights from the report include:  Apple’s iWatch currently has tested two batches of prototype, progress is also good, but the screen size is still not identified. Current prototypes of the iWatch has a battery capacity of 100 mA. However, the 1.63 inches Galaxy Gear from Samsung has a  battery capacity of 315 mA and can be used for 25 hours. It’s suggested that Apple’s system optimisation andRead More
Writing for the Street,  John Martellaro explains what most longtime Apple fans already know, the innovation in the company’s rumoured TV product will be nothing like we’ve ever seen before. John Martellaro: Even more ironic is that the very outcry for innovation by Apple is a call for something new and unexpected. How can one demand the unexpected and yet arrogantly claim that Apple’s opportunity has disappeared? It’s a contradiction. Put another way, the window of opportunity for the Apple brand of exciting innovation, problem solving and elegant combination of hardware and software neverRead More
Good Technology: Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise [Q4 2012]
Good Technology: Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise [Q4 2012] – customers showed a clear preference for iOS devices, which accounted for 77 percent of all activations.   Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise In a press release today, Good Technology -the leader in secure enterprise mobility, released its Q4 2012 Device Activation Report. The report looked at the number and type of smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst Good’s enterprise customers, which include half of the Fortune 100™. The study included more than 4,000 participants from various companies such as financial services, healthcare,Read More
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Posted On February 25, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

DTS Powers New Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 Smartphones

DTS Powers New Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 Smartphones –  DTS Sound improves the sound quality of Acer’s new smartphones, providing crystal-clear, high-definition audio went listening to your media. In a press release DTS, Inc. has announced that they are partnering with Acer to improve the sound quality of their Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 smartphones. According to the press release: [quote] DTS, Inc. a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that its DTS Sound audio processing technology has been integrated into the latest Liquid smartphones from Acer. DTS SoundRead More
Samsung Unveils 8-inch Galaxy Note Tab and New HomeSync Hub to Combat Apple Samsung has unveiled a new multimedia home hub called HomeSync at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The new HomSync device is seen as a direct competitor to the Apple TV. According to the press release: [quote] Shared Storage for a Family HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to uploadRead More

Posted On February 24, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech News

Report: Paypal Launches ‘Paypal Here’ in the UK

  Paypal Launches ‘Paypal Here’ in the UK According to a report from Wales Online, Paypal is launching a device which will enable small businesses and small traders to accept payment in person. It’s anticipated that small traders such as ice cream sellers, market stall holders and taxi firms will benefit from “Paypal Here”. “PayPal Here is aimed at smaller businesses which may find it costly to take card payments and have traditionally relied on cash or cheques,” the report states. Apparently, customers will be able to use PayPal deviceRead More

Posted On February 23, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

TheStreet: China Mobile Could Get The iPhone

China Mobile Could Get The iPhone According to The Street, the introduction of the a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) chipset by Qualcomm could lead to China Mobile carrying the iPhone this year. According to the report: [quote] Qualcomm this week announced a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) chipset, the RF360 Front End Solution, which for the first time offers a truly global 4G LTE design for mobile devices. It can run on all seven modes, including LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE. That’s important, because China Mobile’s 3GRead More
According to a new Digitimes report, the  use of  IGZO display technology is still in limbo despite Sharps best effort to get it going. Digitimes: [quote] IGZO has energy-saving advantages in the display industry and is currently being developed mostly by Japan-based Sharp. While some other panel makers have started IGZO R&D, there are few who have invested hefty sums to mass produce the technology. Panel makers as a whole are observing the developments of the technology, and have still yet to fully accept that IGZO will drive panel demandRead More
TechWeb, a Chinese website, published a very interesting interview involving Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt. It’s hard to decipher when or where this interview took place since the article was published in Chinese Here are some of the interesting things Schmidt supposedly discussed (via Google translation):   Eric Schmidt on business in China:  [quote] Whether it is 10 years ago that the small company, now, Google has always been a lofty goal, this goal allows us to recruit employees those who aspire to solve major problems. We focus on recruiting the best programmers,Read More

Posted On February 16, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Is Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Serious About OLED?

Is Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Serious About OLED? Doug Ehrman, writing for Motely Fool, pointed out that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook comments on OLED display is reminiscent of his predecessor Steve Jobs’ – Thoughts on Flash. However, Ehrman believes that Apple has a lot to lose, in this scenario, if they do not adopt OLED. Doug Ehrman: [quote] Fast-forward to today, and you have to wonder if Tim Cook’s railing against OLED technology at a recent Goldman Sachs event is a little bit of history repeating itself. One of the highlight buzzes of thisRead More

Posted On February 16, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Sony’s PlayStation 4 News Roundup

After recently announcing a PlayStation event on February 20, 2013, it is widely believed that Sony will be unveiling their Next generation gaming console (Playstation 4) to the world. Sony’s teaser video announcing the February 20 PlayStation event Interesting photos of a prototype Playstation 4 has been doing the round on the internet. Gaming blog – Destructoid has published photos of the purported controller for Sony’s next generation console. According to Destructoid: [quote] Remember when we told you of rumblings on the next PlayStation system’s controller and how it might have a touchscreen? Well,Read More