E-Commerce and Online Retail

iPhone 8 specs detailed in new in-depth report – BGR

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We still have to wait more than six months to see Apple’s 2017 iPhones, but the iPhone 8 is already the talk of the town. Apple is expected to celebrate its tenth iPhone anniversary by launching three new iPhone models, including an exciting iPhone 8 expected to feature a radical new design. Plenty of rumors and leaks have already provided unconfirmed information about Apple’s iPhone 8 flagship and the iPhone 7s and iPhone…

The iPhone 8 will be good for more than just Apple – BGR

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It’s not just iPhone fans who are anxiously waiting for the iPhone 8 to arrive, an iPhone version that will be unlike anything Apple created so far. Apple suppliers that live and die by Apple’s orders are also going to profit from the iPhone 8’s popularity, including Apple’s primary iPhone assembler, a Taiwan-based company you may have heard of: Hon Hai or Foxconn. A report in Bloomberg over the weekend…

This new iPhone 8 feature might end up blowing our minds – BGR

Monday, February 20, 2017

Amid rumors that the iPhone 8 will incorporate advanced facial recognition features, the Hebrew-language website Calcalist (via Times of Israel) is reporting that Apple recently acquired Realface, an up-and-coming Israeli startup with impressive real-time facial recognition software. Lending credence to rumors that the iPhone 8 may forgo the use of Touch ID in favor of facial recognition, Realface’s software is said to be sophisticated enough such that it can reliably…

This Is How Google Keeps 1.6B Android Devices Safe – Forbes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adrian Ludwig joined Google six years ago. His job: ensuring the security of a few hundred million Android devices. Today, he’s overseeing more than 1.6 billion Android devices… and they’re more secure than ever. Image: Google The Android ecosytem is also incredibly diverse. Ludwig and his team don’t just have a handful of smartphones and tablets to protect. Google’s OS is running on everything from phones to laptops to set-top media…

Everything we know about the next iPhone so far – Yahoo Finance

Monday, February 20, 2017

Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone is going to be a huge product for the tech company. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say the 10th-anniversary edition of the handset will be the most important device in the company’s history. In fact, anticipation for the handset may have helped drive the Silicon Valley titan’s stock to an all-time high last week. In other words, Apple is going to have to overdeliver on its…

Alibaba Makes Another Big Push Into Brick-and-Mortar Retail – Fortune

Monday, February 20, 2017

China’s Alibaba Group Holding (baba) said it formed a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, the largest retailer by store numbers to join the e-commerce giant’s drive to use big data to improve and profit from brick-and-mortar sales. The deal, which does not include any financial investment in Bailian, is the latest in Alibaba’ s still nascent efforts to capture a bigger share of the retail market as online sales growth…

This Is How Google Keeps 1.6 Billion Android Devices Safe – Forbes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adrian Ludwig joined Google six years ago. His job: ensuring the security of a few hundred million Android devices. Today, he’s overseeing more than 1.6 billion Android devices… and they’re more secure than ever. Image: Google The Android ecosytem is also incredibly diverse. Ludwig and his team don’t just have a handful of smartphones and tablets to protect. Google’s OS is running on everything from phones to laptops to set-top media…

iPhone 8’s Touch ID Replacement Has To Be Perfect – Forbes

Monday, February 20, 2017

The iPhone 8 could come with facial recgnition software. Image credit: Rhiannon Williams Apple’s acquisition of Israeli facial recognition startup, Realface, could mean the iPhone maker is considering a new biometric security feature for iPhone 8. If that’s the case, Apple needs to get two things right. My experience of facial recognition device unlocking is hit and miss. Most of it is centred around Microsoft products, namely the Surface range…

iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Significant Feature Removed – Forbes

Monday, February 20, 2017

The iPhone 8 design looks stunning, but new information has revealed it is set to come with a controversial cost… Aside from a hefty price rise, a new report from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall states that will remove Touch ID fingerprint recognition from the iPhone 8 completely. In its place will come a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition. Hall says the benefits of facial recognition over fingerprint recognition…

The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery – TechCrunch

Sunday, February 19, 2017

While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could…

Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0 – CNET – CNET

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sarah Tew/CNET Google’s Android Wear 2.0 watch platform is the company’s biggest shot yet at jumping into the fitness tracking world dominated by companies like Fitbit. Is it there yet? Not quite. The company’s revamped smartwatch operating system improves upon many of the problems that plagued Android Wear watches for the past two and a half years. I’ve had a chance to try out some of its features on both…

Here’s how to access the iPhone’s hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass – Business Insider

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hollis Johnson Apple included a nifty hidden camera mode in the latest version of its iPhone software, iOS 10.  “Magnifier” mode uses the iPhone’s camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details. The hidden mode can also adjust brightness and color, which is useful for people who may have issues seeing specific colors. Using Magnifier is easy…

Why is Android Studio still such a gruesome embarrassment? – TechCrunch

Sunday, February 19, 2017

About twice a year, I get involved in a project that requires me to do some Android development; so, about twice a year, I re-launch Google’s so-called integrated development environment, Android Studio, with fingers crossed; …and twice a year I find myself wincing with bitter disappointment, as I rediscover that it still has all the elegant, intuitive simplicity of a Rube Goldberg machine. Let me hasten to stress that I’m…

Hands-on with Android 7 Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7: screenshot gallery – ZDNet

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0 – CNET

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sarah Tew/CNET Google’s Android Wear 2.0 watch platform is the company’s biggest shot yet at jumping into the fitness tracking world dominated by companies like Fitbit. Is it there yet? Not quite. The company’s revamped smartwatch operating system improves upon many of the problems that plagued Android Wear watches for the past two and a half years. I’ve had a chance to try out some of its features on both…

Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leak, Making A Transparent iPhone, Apple’s Expensive Obsessions – Forbes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes iPhone 8 battery and design leaks, making the iPhone 7S cheaper, Apple’s wireless charging standard, how to make a transparent iPhone, the dream of Apple TV, repairing your own hardware, details on WWDC and a look at the doorhandles in Apple’s new HQ. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

The top 12 rumors we’re hearing about Apple’s next iPhone – Business Insider

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ConceptsiPhone/YouTube Even die-hard iPhone fans have to admit that the AMOLED displays on other phones, particularly those from Samsung, look better than the LCD screens on iPhones. But if the rumors are true, iPhone fans may no longer need to make that admission, as Apple is reportedly looking to use a form of OLED display on the next iPhone. Just prepare your wallet, because OLED isn’t cheap. But that’s just…

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S8 Leaks, Android Defeats Alternatives … – Forbes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taking a look back at 7 days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the new Galaxy S8 Plus leaks, promoting Samsung’s reliability, new Nokia smartphones for MWC, LG’s focus on reliability, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus leaks, seamless Internet sharing in Nougat, HTC’ VR play and what happened to the Android OS alternatives. Android Circuit is here to remind you of…

Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leaks, How To Make A Transparent iPhone, Apple’s Expensive Obsession – Forbes

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes iPhone 8 battery and design leaks, making the iPhone 7S cheaper, Apple’s wireless charging standard, how to make a transparent iPhone, the dream of Apple TV, repairing your own hardware, details on WWDC and a look at the door handles in Apple’s new HQ. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few…

The top 12 rumors we’re hearing about Apple’s next iPhone – Business Insider

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ConceptsiPhone/YouTube Even die-hard iPhone fans have to admit that the AMOLED displays on other phones, particularly those from Samsung, look better than the LCD screens on iPhones. But if the rumors are true, iPhone fans may no longer need to make that admission, as Apple is reportedly looking to use a form of OLED display on the next iPhone. Just prepare your wallet, because OLED isn’t cheap. But that’s just…