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The iPhone makes and breaks entire companies – The Verge

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Yesterday, Imagination Technologies, the company responsible for designing the graphics chips inside Apple’s iPhone, notified the world that it would be losing that job at some point within the next two years. Swiftly, the stock market reacted by scything a full two-thirds off Imagination’s stock price. My initial reaction was to feel sick on behalf of Imagination, whose market value fell off a vertical cliff in less time than it…

Apple has reportedly ordered 70 million OLED panels from rival Samsung for upcoming iPhone 8 – CNBC

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Google and top Android partners agree to share software patents – The Verge

Monday, April 03, 2017

Google and a group of top Android phone makers have sealed a new agreement to collectively defend themselves against patent lawsuits. The group, which also includes Samsung, LG, and HTC, have agreed to share patents covering “Android and Google Applications” on any device that meets Android’s compatibility requirements. The patents will be shared for free, and the group is supposed to be free and open for any company to join….

Wall Street is vastly underestimating how many people are going to buy the next iPhone, analyst says – CNBC

Monday, April 03, 2017

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Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system – TechCrunch

Monday, April 03, 2017

Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system. Research from web analytics company Statcounter found Android now accounts for a larger share of internet usage than Windows for the first time. During March 2017, Android users represented 37.93 percent…

Apple Leak Reveals New iPhone Upgrades – Forbes

Monday, April 03, 2017

In 2017 iPhones will change radically and new information has revealed a triple upgrade that will ensure we never look at these smartphones in quite the same way again…  In a research note obtained by long running site MacRumors, multinational banking and financial services company has revealed all Apple’s next generation of iPhones will have new screen technology. Image credit: Tech Driven Times iPhone 8 concept based on the latest…

Android update makes Google’s Pixel C look more like its Pixel smartphones – The Verge

Monday, April 03, 2017

Google’s Android 7.1.2 update has reportedly arrived with some Pixel C tablet owners, a few weeks after the beta version was rolled out to testers. The update tweaks the Pixel C’s interface to be closer to the Pixel’s, giving it the same buttons and blue-grey aesthetic as its smaller smartphone sibling, and also adds a new multi-tasking menu that lets users select from and switch between up to eight apps…

Fashion slump drives down retail turnover – The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday, April 03, 2017

Shoppers are resisting the urge to splash cash on new clothes, shoes and fashion accessories, driving a slump in Australia’s retail turnover. Total retail turnover fell 0.1 per cent in February, using seasonally adjusted figures, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Monday.  Up Next City Square shut down More BusinessDay Videos Marcs, David Lawrence in voluntary … Marcs, David Lawrence in voluntary administration The companies behind fashion brands David Lawrence and Marcs have…

Samsung is spending $9 billion on the iPhone – BGR

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Samsung is pretty upbeat about the Galaxy S8, its first major mobile test after the massive Galaxy Note 7 debacle. While the Galaxy S8 will bring in a ton of cash, Samsung is also be pretty excited about the iPhone 8’s arrival this year, which will be the first Apple smartphone to sport an OLED screen. A new report from South Korean news site The Investor says Samsung Display is going forward…

A Man Was Nearly Electrocuted By His iPhone Charger While He Was Asleep – TIME

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A man from Huntsville, Ala., survived after he was shocked by 110 volts of electricity while sleeping with his iPhone charging in his bed. Wiley Day’s dog-chain necklace acted as a conductor for electricity when it hit his iPhone charger and extension cord while he was asleep on March 22,the Washington Post reported. The 32-year-old was treated for second- and third-degree burns, the paper reported. When he was jolted awake,…

Why Apple is redesigning the next iPhone, in 1 simple diagram – Business Insider

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Foreign policy star Anne-Marie Slaughter: the 2 key lessons that helped me most in my career

iPhone puzzle game Kami 2 goes perfectly with your morning coffee – The Verge

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Each puzzle in Kami 2 looks like something you’d want to put on a wall — you almost don’t want to mess with it to find the solution. But Kami 2 is also more than just a pretty game. Its puzzles, a series of colorful, connected triangles, offer just the right balance between challenge and relaxation. It’s the kind of game that pairs perfectly with a morning cup of coffee….

Retail turmoil means stores must innovate faster – San Francisco Chronicle

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Retail turmoil means stores must innovate faster By Thomas Lee April 1, 2017 Updated: April 1, 2017 2:00pm ‘); } Since the relaunch of its website six years ago, Target has furiously pushed itself to become a retailer that seamlessly blends its store operations with e-commerce. The company has spent more than $1 billion on digital services. It has opened an innovation center and a showroom dedicated to Internet of…

Man burned advises against sleeping near charging iPhone – Local 10

Saturday, April 01, 2017

MIAMI – Wiley Day was treated for second and third-degree burns on his neck and hands, after he said he was nearly electrocuted. He blames it on his decision to sleep with his iPhone, as it was charging on his bed.  Day said the silver dog tag he was wearing around his neck became a conductor of electricity when it slipped between the charger and his extension cord. The electric…

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can’t – Business Insider

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh.AP Samsung’s next major phone, the Galaxy S8, packs an impressive set of features. It’s also full of stuff you won’t find on the iPhone. Let’s take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Details, Product (Red) iPhone In Black, Galaxy S8 Challenges iPhone – Forbes

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes new details about the iPhone 8 and the potential new name, turning the Product (Red) iPhone black, secrets of iOS 10.3, the old iPad hiding in the new iPad, macOS updates bring new features to Mac, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 challenging Apple, and Tim Cook’s VR dreams. Apple Loop is here to remind you of…

The problem factory: Imaging the worst for the iPhone – Macworld

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Much as April showers bring May flowers, April showers also apparently bring doom and gloom about this year’s iPhones which won’t be arriving for months. So, not so much flowers, more like fertilizer. Writing for the very fine folks and editors and sponsored content and videos you might like at Business Insider, Rob Price gets the help of Gene “Apple is totally making a television set you can believe that,…

The iPhone is still more powerful than the Galaxy S8 where it matters most – BGR

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Galaxy S8 is finally official, and I have to say it’s an amazing device. Samsung created a beautiful all-screen smartphone that will probably become the best selling Android handset of the year. It’s got some interesting new tricks, including a way to turn the phone into a desktop PC replacement, and it’ll offer a better mobile computing experience than its predecessor. And while Samsung and Qualcomm did an amazing job…

How to increase your iPhone battery life – CNBC.com – CNBC

Saturday, April 01, 2017

If you’re constantly finding yourself with a dead iPhone before the end of the day, we have a few tricks that’ll make sure that never happens again. Before we get started, though, let’s debunk an old tip that you might still be following, and something that may even hurt your battery life. It’s OK to leave some applications open, so stop worrying about closing them all. In fact, Apple said…