E-Commerce and Online Retail

Heading Back to School? Download These A+ Apps – WIRED

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When Thirsty Thursday rolls around, the last thing you want is to be stuck behind a pile of books of the library, pulling an all-nighter to finish up that essay. These great apps can help keep you on track in school so you’ll never miss a deadline, sleep through class, or have to put down the Solo cup because you forgot about that term paper. Get to Work Google Calendar…

The Essential Phone made by the ‘Father of Android’ confirms what I’ve said all along – the best Android is stock … – Business Insider

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Essential Phone will soon be in the hands of customers who pre-ordered the device. And after the recent flood of up-close-and-personal photos of the phone, anticipation is building. Indeed, the Essential Phone is a beautiful device, as Business Insider immediately realized during our hands-on time with one of the first review units. The titanium and ceramic that’s used to clad the Phone helps make it stand out against even the gorgeous Samsung Galaxy…

A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11 – TechCrunch

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you’re willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only works in a small subset of edge cases. I did some poking around and Apple…

iPhone 8 Or iPhone 7s? The Choice: Price, Specs (Likely) – Forbes

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Credit: Danny Winget iPhone 8 (L) and iPhone 7s Plus ‘prototypes.’ All eyes are on the “iPhone 8.” But don’t count out the expected (and likely decidedly cheaper) iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. Here’s a very brief (not comprehensive of all rumors) breakdown/comparison of the most-reliably reported pricing, availability, and specs for Apple’s three new rumored phones. Would you wait for the iPhone 8 or be satisfied with the 7s…

What’s the best way to expand iPhone storage? – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 20, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Columnist Marc Saltzman explains options for better storage, from buying a pricier iPhone to Apple’s plans to cloud storage to peripherals. Planning on buying an iPhone 8? You might opt for more storage, but will cost you.(Photo: Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.)   You’ve decided to go with the new iPhone, and chosen a color, but there’s still one more thing to…

Android co-founder has plan to cure smartphone addiction – The Providence Journal

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Andy Rubin’s new company wants to change the way we interact with our devices By Mark Gurmanand Brad StoneBloomberg During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this…

What’s the best way to expand iPhone storage? – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Columnist Marc Saltzman explains options for better storage, from buying a pricier iPhone to Apple’s plans to cloud storage to peripherals. Planning on buying an iPhone 8? You might opt for more storage, but will cost you.(Photo: Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.)   You’ve decided to go with the new iPhone, and chosen a color, but there’s still one more thing to…

A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11 – TechCrunch

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A video posted to YouTube by users EverythingApplePro yesterday shows a small $500 box unlocking an iPhone 7 locked with a short passcode. The box works on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+ models, as well as some iPhone 6 and 6S models and, unless you’re willing to wait an incredible amount of time, only works in a small subset of edge cases. I did some poking around and Apple…

Six features the iPhone needs to stay ahead of Android – ZDNet

Saturday, August 19, 2017

While Apple likes to focus on making new iPhones lighter, thinner, and faster, I’d rather the iPhone 8 get these six features. Must read: Ten Apple products you shouldn’t buy (and three that you can’t buy anymore) #1: Fast charging Forget wireless charging, which is always much better in theory than in reality — what the next iPhone really needs is fast charging. Fast charging does away with having to…

Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday – CNBC

Friday, August 18, 2017

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The Next iOS Update Has a Feature to Prevent Cops From Searching Your iPhone – Slate Magazine (blog)

Friday, August 18, 2017

The iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint unlocking is one of the most intuitive security features in consumer technology. Strong passwords are hard to remember and annoying to type. And biometric security, like fingerprint IDs, is great for keeping things locked down. But like anything, Touch ID is really great until it isn’t. Your fingerprints are, after all, readily available, and it’s not that hard for someone to force you to press…

One of the ugliest stores in retail is crushing its competition – Business Insider

Friday, August 18, 2017

Customers love Ross, despite the messy stores.Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Ross Stores is breaking all the rules of traditional retail, and it has become an unstoppable force as a result.  Many of the retailer’s stores are messy and disorganized, with aisles of empty shelves and bare walls. In some stores, the fitting rooms are “dirty,” the service is “horrible,” and merchandise is mislabeled, ink-stained, broken, or damaged, according to an analysis of dozens of customer…

Android Co-Founder Has a Plan to Cure Our Smartphone Addiction – Fortune

Friday, August 18, 2017

During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: a couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this antisocial behavior; he helped create Android, which powers 85 percent of the world’s smartphones. Rubin acknowledges the downsides to the smartphone revolution he…

US dollar stores stand their ground in escalating retail price war – Reuters

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. dollar stores have not become collateral damage, as feared, in a price war among big retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and Kroger Co (KR.N), which has pushed down prices of key items such as eggs and laundry detergent. Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) and Dollar General Corp (DG.N), which together operate more than 28,000 stores across the United States, have said they don’t need to keep cutting prices to…

Android creator’s new phone is great, but is it Essential? – BBC News

Friday, August 18, 2017

Image caption Andy Rubin leads an illustrious team of Silicon Valley veterans “Every now and then I’ll start a company because no-one is walking through my door and pitching it to me,” Andy Rubin tells the group of reporters invited in for “not your typical tech launch”. He says – and I agree with him – that people are bored with the “incremental updates” offered by Samsung and Apple, and…

The LG V30 has me more excited than the new iPhone – The Verge

Friday, August 18, 2017

Call it a symptom of my tech journalist bubble, but somewhere over the past couple of years, I’ve lost the ability to be truly excited about new iPhones. Apple has contributed to this feeling, having kept its design changes incremental or, in the case of the headphone jack, haughtily unfriendly to the user. Apple’s partners have also helped things along by leaking almost everything about each new device, including the…

Google countdown teases Android O reveal during solar eclipse – Engadget

Friday, August 18, 2017

What does Android O entail? Decreased load times, better battery life and lot of onboard AI features like Google Lens (a visual search app), copy-less pasting and a picture-in-picture mode, among other things. None of them immediately call Nabisco’s trademark cookie to mind, but hey, a guy can dream, right? A bird? A plane? No, it’s #AndroidO, touching down to Earth for #Eclipse2017 & bringing super (sweet) new powers: https://t.co/7nslzmxar3…

iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may be less advanced than the iPhone 8, but they may have a lower price – Fox News

Friday, August 18, 2017

Every other year, Apple traditionally offers iPhone models that focus on internal improvements like battery life, processor and camera, known as a “tick-tock” schedule.  Along these lines, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are expected to be physically similar to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But don’t fret: upgrades are coming to these iPhones as well.  “With the iPhone 8 rumors heating up, we’re…neglecting the two…

Sports retail industry in crisis as Foot Locker shares crater – Fox Business

Friday, August 18, 2017

The sports retail industry is reeling on Friday as Foot Locker Inc. (FL) became the latest athletic-wear outlet to see its shares crater after subpar quarterly earnings. Continue Reading Below Foot Locker’s same-store sales declined a whopping 6% in the second-quarter. Company executives blamed the decline in part on rapidly shifting consumer tastes and a lack of product innovation from vendors, with sales of top footwear and apparel styles…

iPhone 8 Leak Reiterates Apple’s Biggest Gamble – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

I have delivered exclusive iPhone 8 images, detailed Apple’s  biggest changes (with one big question mark) and even shown how it looks in-hand. Credit for much of this goes to my contacts at case maker Nodus and it has now come up trumps once again… Following further information from the company’s supply chain, Nodus has now corroborated the final design of the iPhone 8 and it aligns with the late…