E-Commerce and Online Retail

Everything we know about the iPhone 8’s battery life – Business Insider

Friday, April 28, 2017

An iPhone 8 concept design. YouTube/ConceptsiPhone The upcoming iPhone 8 is arguably Apple’s most hotly anticipated device for several years — and one of the biggest unknowns about the device is how long the battery life will last. While we won’t know for sure until Apple releases the flagship device, the rumour mill is already in overdrive, with people keen to know whether the iPhone 8 battery will outlive the battery…

iPhone 7S Leak Reveals Apple Has Problems – Forbes

Friday, April 28, 2017

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Now following two independent reports that “technically challenging” issues will cause to delay the 2017 flagship iPhone, comes a third from yet another credible source… Backing up news from Bloomberg and KGI’s famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, is Nikkei – the world’s largest financial newspaper. In its report Nikkei explains: “The production of iPhone’s 10th anniversary range has hit a snag as suppliers struggle to…

Amazon revenue soars as cloud, retail businesses dominate – Reuters

Friday, April 28, 2017

Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) retail and cloud-computing sales rose in the first quarter, inching above Wall Street’s expectations and sending the company’s shares to an all-time high in extended trading. The world’s largest online retailer said on Thursday net sales rose 23 percent to $35.7 billion, just beating analysts’ average estimate of $35.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. More fees from Amazon’s Prime shopping club and media streaming services, along…

This is what the iPhone 8 might actually look like – BGR – BGR

Friday, April 28, 2017

April is almost over, but we still have about five months of waiting until Apple unveils its 2017 smartphones. However, there are plenty of reports from trusted sources that already offer many iPhone 8 details, as well as plenty of image and schematics leaks to go on. With all that information out there, designers keep churning out iPhone 8 concepts, and some of them even look like something Apple would make. Such…

How Boohoo is beating the rocky American retail market – Digiday

Friday, April 28, 2017

U.K. fast-fashion retailer Boohoo seems to be immune from the carnage currently rocking longstanding American retail brands. The online pure-play brand that quickly churns out trends targeting a Gen Z and millennial audience reported a 145 percent revenue growth in the U.S. in its financial year ending February 28, from $17 million to $43 million. The region has now eclipsed Australia as the company’s second biggest market. Overall, Boohoo’s revenue increased 51 percent in the…

Another iPhone 8 leak hints at wireless charging – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Slowly but surely, we’re getting hints about the next iPhone from multiple leaks. Today’s new image from @OnLeaks shows that the next iPhone could feature wireless charging. In this iPhone schematic, it’s easy to spot a rounded surface at the back of the device, indicating that there should be a conductive surface to charge the device. I know what you’re thinking — Android devices have had wireless charging for years….

This is what the iPhone 8 might actually look like – BGR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April is almost over, but we still have about five months of waiting until Apple unveils its 2017 smartphones. However, there are plenty of reports from trusted sources that already offer many iPhone 8 details, as well as plenty of image and schematics leaks to go on. With all that information out there, designers keep churning out iPhone 8 concepts, and some of them even look like something Apple would make. Such…

There’s one more reason I could never ditch my iPhone 7 Plus for a Galaxy S8 – BGR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I penned a piece on Wednesday in which I explained the five main reasons I could never switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from my iPhone 7 Plus. While my in-depth Galaxy S8 review approached Samsung’s hot new flagship smartphones from a neutral viewpoint, this new supplemental piece offered a different point of view from me, as an end user. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that…

Under Armour feels the ripple effects of wider retail turmoil – Washington Post

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Under Armour baseball cleats are displayed at a store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) You don’t have to look hard to see the consequences of the wave of bankruptcies and store closures rocking the retail industry: Thousands of jobs have been lost, and malls are starved of visitors as more and more storefronts empty out. When Under Armour reported its latest financial results on Thursday, though, it amplified a less obvious effect of the turmoil: The closures can create…

New iPhone 7S Reveals Apple’s Hidden Strategy – Forbes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

If Apple is forced to delay the launch of the next-generation of the iPhone, what is it going to do in September? While it could skip the traditional annual get-together, or announce the presumptively titled iPhone 8 and hope that ‘coming soon’ will be enough to keep eager buyers engaged, I think that it has a second option. One that is being developed in full view of the geekerati while…

There’s one more reason I could never ditch my iPhone 7 Plus for a Galaxy S8 – BGR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I penned a piece on Wednesday in which I explained the five main reasons I could never switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from my iPhone 7 Plus. While my in-depth Galaxy S8 review approached Samsung’s hot new flagship smartphones from a neutral viewpoint, this new supplemental piece offered a different point of view from me, as an end user. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that…

How to plug in your iPhone without it chiming or buzzing – CNET

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pipe down, iPhone. There are times when you don’t want your iPhone to make a sound when you plug it in to charge. You could be sitting in a silent library. You could be in class listening to to a lecture. You could be slipping into bed next to your slumbering significant other. The last thing you want is for it to chime — even the buzz of a charging…

Millions of Android phone users accidentally downloaded virus – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, April 27, 2017

It is thought that a team of Russian hackers are behind the malware, which they may be using to create a botnet. Online security firm Check Point explains: “A botnet is a group of devices controlled by hackers without the knowledge of their owners. The bots are used for various reasons based on the distributed computing capabilities of all the devices. “FalseGuide can receive messages containing links to additional modules…

Gboard on Android makes it easier to type and tweak your text – Engadget

Thursday, April 27, 2017

If selecting, cutting and copying text have never been an issue for you, you may find Gboard’s other new feature more useful. You’ll now be able to resize and reposition the keyboard for when you’re typing with one hand on a big phone or for any other scenario when it’s needed. Simply press G and then tap the triple-dot icon to see the option to choose one-handed mode. That’s where…

iPhone 8 release date LEAK – This might be our best look yet at the next Apple smartphone – Express.co.uk

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The list includes – an all-new premium glass design, OLED display with True Tone, Touch ID hidden underneath the glass, wireless charging, 3D facial recognition, IP68 dust and water resistance rating, A11 system-on-a-chip, and long battery life. It’s worth stressing, that there is no way to verify whether all of these features will make the cut – or even be ready on time – for the iPhone launch date. Previous…

New leak shuts down the worst iPhone 8 rumor and hints at wireless charging – BGR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device, enabling the fitting of an edge-to-edge display that’s all the hot rage in tech these days. But it would also be a middle finger to common sense, and mercifully, it seems…

How badly do you want this stunning iPhone 8 to be real? – BGR

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The iPhone 8 is arguably the most highly anticipated iPhone release we’ve seen in quite some time. Sure, everyone was excited about Apple finally introducing larger-screened iPhone models, first with the iPhone 5 and later with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the amount of hype surrounding the iPhone 8 seems to be at a whole another level. And with good cause, the iPhone 8 promises to deliver…

Everything we know about the iPhone 8, Apple’s hotly anticipated next phone – Business Insider

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An Apple fan’s concept rendering of what the next iPhone could look likeYouTube/ConceptsiPhone We’re six or so months away from the launch of the next iPhone, and the rumour mill is going into overdrive. Speculation and reports are swirling over what will be in the next hotly anticipated phone from Apple, from an edge-to-edge screen to an advanced 3D camera with augmented reality capabilities. 2017 will be the tenth anniversary…

iPhone trick forces Apple handset to break by just pressing it once – The Independent

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A strange iPhone bug forces iPhones to stop working entirely. The bizarre issue doesn’t appear to pose any immediate threat, and can only be done by someone who has access to the phone – unlike recent, more malicious issues like the ones that allow people to crash phones with just a text message. But it is certainly irritating and seems to work on all versions of iOS, and hasn’t yet…

The next iPhone may be much slower than the Galaxy S8 — here’s why – CNBC

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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