E-Commerce and Online Retail

How to charge your iPhone faster – 9 to 5 Mac

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fast charging is a feature on many Android phones, allowing them to gain as much as 50 percent battery in 30 minutes in most instances. We have yet to see Apple officially bring much innovation in this space to the iPhone (hopefully we will later this year), however there are a couple tricks you can use to charge up faster than normal… AirPods We’ll look at two ways for how you…

Google: We’ve fixed most of CIA’s alleged Android exploits – CNET

Friday, March 10, 2017

Google Pixel, which has the latest Android version, should be safe from the CIA’s exploits, Google says. Jason Cipriani/CNET The CIA won’t be able to hack into the latest Android devices, according to Google. The tech giant said Thursday that the CIA’s alleged exploits and malware detailed in WikiLeaks’ “Vault 7” release are already out of date. WikiLeaks released thousands of documents on Tuesday, accusing the CIA of creating malware…

Louis Vuitton made an iPhone case that costs seven iPhones – The Verge

Thursday, March 09, 2017

When shopping for an iPhone case, most people throw something like a thin $15 piece of plastic around their new phone and call it a day. But if you’re feeling a little more bold, Louis Vuitton can hook you up with a $5,500 case covered in golden crocodile leather, with four hard corners and a latch on it. The fashion house introduced a series of iPhone cases this week, all…

There is a retail bubble — and it’s bursting – CNNMoney

Thursday, March 09, 2017

America has way too many stores — at a time when consumers are increasingly shopping online instead of at the mall. One retail CEO even compared the state of retail today to the housing bubble back in the mid-2000s. Urban Outfitters, Staples, Dick’s (DKS) and Men’s Wearhouse/Jos. A Bank owner Tailored Brands (TLRD) all reported disappointing quarterly results this week. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour =…

Google says many Android exploits detailed in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed – BGR

Thursday, March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, a security expert noted that hundreds of millions of Android users are at risk following recent revelations resulting from the cache of top-secret CIA documents exposed by WikiLeaks. The documents appear to detail various hacking tools used by the CIA to exploit vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, computers, wireless routers, cars and other devices, allowing the agency to spy on people without their knowledge. In typical WikiLeaks fashion, the site…

iPhone 8 Leak Delivers Triple Bad News Blow – Forbes

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Is everything we know about the iPhone 8 wrong? In fact could there even be no ‘iPhone 8’ in 2017… A new report from controversial tipsters Mac Otakara says there is no such thing as the ‘iPhone 8’ or even the ‘iPhone X’. Instead the name it believes is strongly considering is the ‘iPhone Edition’. It makes sense too, ‘Watch Edition’ is the brand Apple uses for its top of…

Urban Outfitters CEO Says Retail Carnage Proves ‘Bubble’ Has Burst – Fortune

Thursday, March 09, 2017

If you think there are too many stores out there, the CEO of Urban Outfitters (urbn) agrees with you. On a conference call to discuss the company’s poor fourth-quarter performance, CEO Richard Hayne likened the retail industry’s current travails to the housing bubble of the 2000s that burst painfully for the whole economy. Stores, particularly those focused on apparel, are grappling with drops in foot traffic in the order of…

Well-known iPhone hacker says nothing in CIA dump threatens up-to-date iPhones – BGR

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Of all the mobile devices featured in the alleged CIA documentation dump released by Wikileaks earlier this week, the iPhone is mentioned the most. Pages upon pages of research and exploits related to Apple’s smartphone are now in the hands of anyone with an internet connection. It might seem like a reason to panic, and plenty of people are already doing just that, but according to one of the most…

The 10th-Generation, $1000 iPhone Could Be Called "iPhone Edition" – Motley Fool

Thursday, March 09, 2017

This year is especially meaningful for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), as it marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday. We’ve already seen plenty of rumors about what the company may have in store — potentially three different models, including a $1,000 version with an OLED display — and there has been much speculation on whether or not Apple would use the opportunity to change its naming conventions; numbered iPhones stopped making sense a long,…

In Retail, As Clicks Rise, The Bricks Tumble – Seeking Alpha

Thursday, March 09, 2017

In Retail, as Clicks Rise, the Bricks Tumble The world of retail shopping is changing quickly. Consider that retail giant Target (NYSE:TGT) just suffered its biggest-ever price drop of 12.2 percent last week as it missed its fourth quarter profit expectations. Target’s CEO cited “rapidly-changing consumer behavior, which drove very strong digital growth but unexpected softness in our stores.” Meanwhile, retailers J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Macy’s (NYSE:M), Gap (NYSE:GPS) and other…

Google Has Few Leads As It Starts Investigation Into Huge Leak Of CIA Android Hacks – Forbes

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Google Nexus was one of many Android devices targeted by the CIA, according to Wikileaks files released Tuesday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) It’s been less than 24 hours since Wikileaks released files it claims contain information on the myriad tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used to hack and surveil Android cellphones, as well as iPhones, TVs, cars and more. Google is yet to officially comment, but Forbes…

The hyped 10th-anniversary iPhone due this year may be called the ‘iPhone Edition’ – Business Insider

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Unofficial concept art of how the iPhone 8 might look.ConceptsiPhone/YouTube 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone — and Apple is believed to have some big things planned. Rumours are swirling about the features that could make their way into the high-end device, from wireless charging and a dual camera to an edge-to-edge OLED screen. Now, thanks to a report on the Japanese-language Apple news…

Huawei’s just changed the way you’ll use Android – The Register

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

One of the perils of launching a clever new feature at the zoo called Mobile World Congress is that clever new things get lost in the noise. With its P10, one of the three main flagships launched at the show, Huawei quietly introduced a new feature that few people even noticed. It’s abolished the Navigation Bar by incorporating the three main functions into a sensor button. In the small world…

Apple iPhone 8: Patent hints at 3-D selfies, augmented reality and driverless cars – CNBC

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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iPhone spying bugs revealed by Wikileaks have been fixed, Apple says – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

“Apple is deeply committed to safeguarding our customers’ privacy and security,” a spokesman said. “The technology built into today’s iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we’re constantly working to keep it that way. Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80 per cent of users running the latest version of our operating system. “While our…

Leak reveals three exciting new features for Android 8.0 – BGR

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

According to the latest figures from the Android Developers site, fewer than two percent of Android users have migrated to Android 7.0, the latest version of the mobile platform. That hasn’t stopped Google from rolling out new versions of its OS every year though, and late last month, one of the company’s senior VPs actually began teasing the next dessert-themed update with a playful tweet to a journalist. It would be…

The iPhone is not a luxury good – The Verge

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This morning, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested that the Republicans’ proposed Affordable Care Act replacement would require Americans to “make a choice” in order to pay for health care. “Maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest in their own health care,” he told CNN. There are a lot of things wrong with this…

Look out, Windows: Android is catching up – CNET

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Android is poised to overtake Windows as the world’s most-used operating system. That’s the word from web analytics service StatCounter, which monitors worldwide web traffic with an eye towards device operating systems. The firm found that 37.4 percent of devices online were Android — just a hair behind Windows at 38.6 percent. StatCounter Perhaps the bigger concern for Microsoft are the trend lines, however: Windows is on a steady march…

New iPhone 8 Delays Reveal Apple’s Risky Decision – Forbes

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It has been a curious few days regarding the iPhone 8. Reports coming out of the supply chain offer different opinions on the production line’s starting date. There are indications that it will begin earlier than normal, while others suggest more time will be spent before committing to production. Given the expectation of a launch in early September, this offers Apple a difficult decision. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on…

‘iPhone 8’ Could Reportedly Be Called ‘iPhone Edition,’ Launch Well After 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions – Mac Rumors

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Apple may call the 2017 iPhone 8, rumored to be announced alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus at a September event, the “iPhone Edition,” according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The name would reportedly signal that the phone is a higher end model, similar to how Apple names the Apple Watch Edition. The “Edition” moniker lines up with reports that the model could cost upwards…