E-Commerce and Online Retail

I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector – The Verge

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The new red iPhone looks just awesome. Well, the back of it does, anyway. I’ve never been a fan of phones with white bezels. I find them distracting — particularly in sunlight — and have always preferred the “single slab of glass” appearance that a black border gives off. So I was disappointed that Apple went with white on the front of the Product Red iPhone. It wasn’t surprising given…

I fixed Apple’s red iPhone with a $14 screen protector – The Verge

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The new red iPhone looks just awesome. Well, the back of it does, anyway. I’ve never been a fan of phones with white bezels. I find them distracting — particularly in sunlight — and have always preferred the “single slab of glass” appearance that a black border gives off. So I was disappointed that Apple went with white on the front of the Product Red iPhone. It wasn’t surprising given…

Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Designs Revealed, Apple Ignores MacBook Pro, iPhone Product (Red) Surprise – Forbes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a new look at the rumored iPhone 8 design, facial recognition without Touch ID, Apple’s augmented reality vision, the new iPhones released this week, more product updates, Apple ignoring the MacBook portfolio, research centres opening in China, and Apple’s purchase of Workflow. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very…

How to unlock your iPhone to use with a different carrier – CNET

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Perhaps you moved to a new area where your carrier doesn’t have great coverage. Or maybe you simply want to lower your monthly bill and found a better deal from another carrier. No matter your reason, it’s perfectly legal to unlock your iPhone — if it’s not already unlocked — and switch to a new carrier. Your iPhone needs to be fully paid for, however, before you can jump ship….

An iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac Walk Into a Bar… – Barron’s

Friday, March 24, 2017

Laptops could soon become shells of their former selves — literally. Apple has filed a patent request for a thin accessory that would let you turn your iPhone or iPad into a laptop of sorts. You’d slide your iPhone into the space where the trackpad normally is or dock your iPad where the screen normally is. Then the mobile device would act as the brains. This “electronic accessory device,” as…

What Shoptalk 2017 Taught Us About the Future of Retail – Forbes

Friday, March 24, 2017

Source: Fung Global Retail & Technology Shoptalk 2017 Keynote Session: ebay CEO Devin Wenig and Recode Editor Jason Del Rey This week, the Fung Global Retail & Technology team was in Las Vegas to attend Shoptalk 2017, the next-generation commerce event which brings together technology and retail. One of our ongoing research themes has been the retail revolution that is currently taking place in the US and globally. With announcements earlier…

Apple: iPhone 8 Sales Predictions Way Too Low, Says Instinet – Barron’s (blog)

Friday, March 24, 2017

By Tiernan Ray You may have heard that Apple’s (AAPL) sales of its next iPhone will be a big deal, but Instinet’s Jeffrey Kvaal thinks you ain’t heard the half of it. Kvaal, who has a Buy rating on Apple shares, and who raises his price target to $165 from $135, has been tracking downloads of software from Apple’s App Store, and also meeting with various companies in Asia in…

New ‘iPhone’ Leak Comes Directly From Apple? – Forbes

Friday, March 24, 2017

There’s a problem with the iPhone 8 that no one seems able to solve, but then it struck me: itself has spent the last few years quietly trying to tell us… It all boils down to a very simple question: What is the name of the 2017 iPhone? If you follow leaks then you’ll know the hot favourite is ‘iPhone 8’ but other names to have been floated include the…

Apple says CIA’s arsenal of iPhone and Mac exploits is outdated – BGR

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yesterday morning, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents detailing the arsenal of software tools the CIA uses to hack into targeted iPhones and Macs. While most of the reported exploits require physical access to a particular device, the document dump naturally generated no shortage of fear-inducing headlines about the state of security of various Apple products. In an effort to address and alleviate such concerns, Apple late last night issued statement to TechCrunch…

New ‘iPhone’ Leak Comes Directly From Apple? – Forbes

Friday, March 24, 2017

There’s a problem with the iPhone 8 that no one seems able to solve, but then it struck me: itself has spent the last few years quietly trying to tell us… It all boils down to a very simple question: What is the name of the 2017 iPhone? If you follow leaks then you’ll know the hot favourite is ‘iPhone 8’ but other names to have been floated include the…

Apple says CIA’s arsenal of iPhone and Mac exploits is outdated – BGR

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yesterday morning, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents detailing the arsenal of software tools the CIA uses to hack into targeted iPhones and Macs. While most of the reported exploits require physical access to a particular device, the document dump naturally generated no shortage of fear-inducing headlines about the state of security of various Apple products. In an effort to address and alleviate such concerns, Apple late last night issued statement to TechCrunch…

New ‘iPhone’ Leak Comes Directly From Apple? – Forbes

Friday, March 24, 2017

There’s a problem with the iPhone 8 that no one seems able to solve, but then it struck me: itself has spent the last few years quietly trying to tell us… It all boils down to a very simple question: What is the name of the 2017 iPhone? If you follow leaks then you’ll know the hot favourite is ‘iPhone 8’ but other names to have been floated include the…

New ‘iPhone’ Leak Comes Directly From Apple? – Forbes

Friday, March 24, 2017

There’s a problem with the iPhone 8 that no one seems able to solve, but then it struck me: itself has spent the last few years quietly trying to tell us… It all boils down to a very simple question: What is the name of the 2017 iPhone? If you follow leaks then you’ll know the hot favourite is ‘iPhone 8’ but other names to have been floated include the…

Android O will make it easier to add custom ringtones and notification sounds – The Verge

Friday, March 24, 2017

For all of its customization benefits, Android has never been well known for having the most user-friendly settings options. Case in point: setting a custom ringtone for devices running the AOSP version of Android has, in the past, involved plugging your phone into your computer to drag and drop song and sound files onto the phone for use later, or to move downloaded files to the proper location on the…

It’s time for Macy’s to ‘rally the troops,’ retail analyst says – CNBC

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Apple patent application points to an iPhone-powered laptop – CNET

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Apple patent application points to iPhone-powered laptop A filing comes to light that shows a plan for marrying an iPhone to a laptop-like accessory. by Iyaz Akhtar Apple may eventually let you find out if an iPhone is all the computer power you need. A US patent application filed in September and published Thursday points to an accessory that look like a traditional clamshell laptop, but has an iPhone-sized slot…

WikiLeaks Says CIA Targeted iPhone Supply Chain Since 2008 – Fortune

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The controversial WikiLeaks has released new documents on several CIA projects aimed at infiltrating iPhones and Macs. The release, called Vault 7 “Dark Matter,” describes a handful of programs that the CIA has apparently used for nearly a decade—in some cases to surreptitiously monitor Apple device owners. One of those programs is called NightSkies 1.2, a “beacon/loader/implant tool” that the CIA has been using since 2008, according to WikiLeaks. The…

Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it – Ars Technica

Thursday, March 23, 2017

reader comments 59 In early 2015, architects of Google’s Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the real-time tracking of smartphones as their users traversed retail stores, city streets, and just about anywhere else. A recently published research paper found that the measure remains missing on the vast majority of Android phones and is easily defeated on the relatively small number of devices that…

Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook – The Verge

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Apple’s first experiment with touchscreens on Macs produced the Touch Bar recently, but the iPhone maker might be considering something a lot more ambitious in the future. Apple Insider has discovered a patent filing that covers laptops that include docks for an iPhone or iPad. In one example an iPhone can be docked into the trackpad section of the laptop, providing the processor, graphics card, memory, and storage for the…