E-Commerce and Online Retail

The hardest part about building your own iPhone is finding the right parts – The Verge

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Putting an iPhone together from spare parts sounds like a daunting project. And according to Scotty Allen, a former software engineer who did just that, the hard part is finding the parts, not putting them together. As Allen notes in a blog post describing the project, the phone is likely built out of recycled parts from older devices that have been disassembled in Shenzhen. The video documents Allen’s traversal of…

Massive iPhone 8 Leak Reveals 10 New Features – Forbes

Friday, April 14, 2017

Reliable sources have already told us about Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone plans, but now we might just have our very first look at the main event(s)… A pair of red hot new leaks claim is working simultaneously on two versions of the so-called ‘iPhone 8’ and between them they provide details on both models. The most exciting comes from iDrop News which cites an employee at Foxconn (Apple’s key manufacturing…

This is what the iPhone 8 will look like if this morning’s leak was real – BGR

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Early Thursday morning, a photograph that supposedly shows Apple’s iPhone 8 schematics was posted on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. The photo was supposedly taken of a computer screen inside one of Foxconn’s factories, and it seemingly shows 3D renders of the iPhone 8 along with dimensions for the length, width, and height. There is precious little doubt in my mind that the schematics are fake. Stranger things have happened, however,…

7 easy ways to make your iPhone videos look pro – CNET

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Up your iPhone video game with these 4 tips Make your iPhone video look better by following these basic principles. by Vanessa Hand Orellana When Steve Jobs famously announced the original iPhone in 2007 he described the device as an “iPod, a phone and an internet communicator.” For all its revolutionary design and features, the original iPhone had a camera but didn’t shoot video. Ten years later, the iPhone has…

These iPhone and Apple Watch tips might save your life – CNBC

Thursday, April 13, 2017

If you don’t know what Medical ID is, it’s time to learn. First, open the Health app on your iPhone. Next, tap “Medical ID” on the bottom right. You’ll be able to fill out medical conditions, add notes about allergies and reactions and enter in emergency contacts like your significant other or parents. There’s even a section where you can say whether or not you’re an organ donor. More importantly,…

How to clear storage space on your iPhone without deleting any apps – The Sun

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NO one likes to delete apps just to make space on their iPhone. So we’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks to free-up some much needed space on your handset so you can squeeze the latest must-have app on to your device. Here’s the amount of storage available on my phone before I went through these steps Are you storing texts forever? Your iPhone stores your texts forever. It’s great when…

Watch how a man built an iPhone for $300 – CNET

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image And the construction begins. Strange Parts/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET It’s only an iPhone 6S 16GB. And who wants one of those? Still, here’s Scotty Allen building one from bits and pieces. Allen says on his website that he used to work in Silicon Valley and now lives part-time in Shenzhen, China. The…

7 tricks to free up space on your iPhone – CNET

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When you start running short on space on your iPhone, you can start deleting apps and offloading photos and videos to free up space or you can expand your storage. You can also try to trick your iPhone into freeing up some space. Because no one likes to be forced to delete apps or deal with photo storage, let’s look at a few ways you can reclaim some space on…

Reuters Reports Significant ‘New iPhone’ Changes – Forbes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It is an open secret that the 2017 iPhone is going to receive an extensive redesign to celebrate the range’s 10th anniversary, but now it seems the big news could be as much inside as out… According to a Reuters report, is working on an entirely new in-house technology to deliver improved battery life for its upcoming iPhones. This would replace the long-term partnership Apple has had with power management integrated…

How the iPhone 8 could work without a home button – Daily Mail

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

One of the most anticipated redesigns of Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone is the removal of the home button. However, iOS users have been conditioned to press the physical control option to activate their iPhone and switch between apps – leaving users to wonder how they will operate the iPhone 8. A new video has leaked online showing what claims to be the next-generation handset, and how users would work it…

Imagining the Retail Store of the Future – The New York Times – New York Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the service into their own apps. The feature will be available within the mobile banking apps provided by Bank of America, USAA, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, and mBank, says Google. This is the first time Android Pay has been available within mobile…

Retail at the precipice – Forbes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shutterstock Some have called it the retail apocalypse. Others the great retail meltdown. And while hyperbole IS the best thing ever, these pronouncements serve as better clickbait than sound analyses. Worse, it makes it sound like every retailer is struggling and that physical retail is doomed. Nevertheless, it’s hard to ignore the dramatic rise in store closings, job losses, bankruptcies and complete liquidations. It’s harder still to dismiss the wave…

Reuters Reports Significant ‘New iPhone’ Changes – Forbes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It is an open secret that the 2017 iPhone is going to receive an extensive redesign to celebrate the range’s 10th anniversary, but now it seems the big news could be as much inside as out… According to a Reuters report, is working on an entirely new in-house technology to deliver improved battery life for its upcoming iPhones. This would replace the long-term partnership Apple has had with power management integrated…

Imagining the Retail Store of the Future – New York Times

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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How to check your iPhone battery percentage from Mac – 9 to 5 Mac

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Did you know you can check your iPhone battery level from your Mac when it’s nearby? I knew there was a way to see the visual indicator, but there’s actually a way to see the specific percentage as well without installing any third-party apps. Sony A6500 The trick requires your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature which lets you connect your Mac to your iPhone’s cellular connection wirelessly, but you don’t even…

An NYU student spent 6 weeks working undercover in an iPhone factory – CNBC

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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New iPhone Changes Reported By Reuters – Forbes

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It is an open secret that the 2017 iPhone is going to receive an extensive redesign to celebrate the range’s 10th anniversary, but now it seems the big news could be as much inside as out… According to a Reuters report, is working on an entirely new in-house technology to deliver improved battery life for its upcoming iPhones. This would replace the long-term partnership Apple has had with power management integrated…

Here’s what (we think) we know about the next iPhone so far – CNBC

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Why (Small) Size Matters In Retail – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Although much has been cited about the demise of brick-and-mortar retailers, the fact is that nearly 92% of all retail sales still occur within traditional retail stores. According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce estimates, eCommerce sales increased from 7.3 percent of total sales in 2015 to 8.1 percent of total sales in 2016. While the share of eCommerce sales is incrementally growing year on year, there are some…