The legal dispute between Apple and Proview continues to rage on in China. If you need a quick refresher, Proview claim that they hold the rights to the “iPad” name in mainland China, while Apple says they purchased the full rights some years ago. A legal tussle ensued, and so far the whole thing has Read The Full Story
This is a crowdfunded project, and as such may not deliver what its creators initially promise. Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.
Now that the new HTC One A9 is out, people are saying that it looks a lot like an iPhone 6. When we first got our hands on the device , we noticed right away that it's an iPhone 6S clone. It's not a total replica but the design is very familiar to the mobile industry. We know this isn't the only iPhone look-alike out there but this one from HTC is being scrutinized harder.
It's been two years since Apple announced its plot to put your iPhone's core features inside the dash of your car, but only now is its CarPlay software becoming available in lots of new models. In brief, CarPlay allows you to connect your trusty iOS device to a vehicle's infotainment system to make things like texts, maps and music accessible from the console.
PayPal stock was down 1.5% in wake of the news.The app would reportedly let people send payments to each other directly from their phones, and automatically take them out of their checking accounts on the back end.
The onscreen keyboards on our mobile devices work great, but for those of us who are touch typists or those who prefer the feel of physical keys when they need to do a lot of writing, a Bluetooth keyboard is obviously the way to go. The latest keyboard that I’ve had the opportunity to test is the ZAGG Pocket keyboard. Let’s take it for a spin. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.
Apple has offered the Nest thermostat on its virtual store shelves and in some of its retail locations for three years now. The Nest thermostat first landed on the Apple Store online back in May of 2012. Apple has removed the Nest thermostat from its online store, at least for now.
The search giant might finally be ready to once again try its luck in the dragon's territory. Insider sources claim that Google will be launching a version of the Google Play Store customized specifically for China and its censorship requirements.
A year after Applefirst announced it, you can finally buy products based onHomeKit. Lutron and Insteon have products available now, while others like Elgato, Ecobee and iHome are bringing accessories soon. That means you'll be be able to build a HomeKit system with programmable lights, plugs, energy and climate sensors, thermostats and more.
warrants were obtained through a one-sided (ex party) process that Apple was not officially party to.Federal prosecutors forcefully responded to Apple’s court filing in a New York drug case this week, saying that the company should help the government extract data from a seized iOS 7 iPhone pursuant to a warrant just as it has in the past.
HTC is serious with making more money after revenue fell down by 40% a couple of months ago. The company has a number of monetization plans including building apps where ads can be injected. Another effort is adding advertisements into the BlinkFeed Android news reader which can be annoying for some users.
When ASUS launched the original Transformer Book T100 back in 2013, it had a relatively novel concept on its hands: a low-cost Windows tablet that could double as a laptop thanks to its included dock. The company clearly thinks it's still a good idea, since it recently released the Transformer Book T100HA with more powerful guts and Windows 10.
Eight years ago Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world, and the world changed. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but they certainly started the craze. Eight years on, we're having a look at how this quintessential smart device has evolved - where it's been, what it's meant to the industry, and where it's about to go. As always, the next step is the most important for us.
When I travel, I have several gadgets I bring with me. For the past few years I have been using a beat-up backpack I purchased a decade ago, before tablets and smartphones were commonplace. While my old backpack got the job done, it wasn’t built to organize and contain today’s modern devices.
Samsung's very own mobile payment service, Samsung Pay , is set to launch in September instead of July. Even if Samsung Wallet ceased operations last June 30 , the company wasn't quick to debut the replacement but rather just the trial service launched in South Korea.The trial service started last July 15 for some customers in the country.
Starting in the fall, iPhone and iPad owners will notice yet another new Apple app on their iPhone called News . It's a curated-news service that serves up stories and media from various news organizations and packages them into a beautiful magazine-style interface. The idea isn't revolutionary.
One of the most notable trends in Silicon Valley over the last five years has been the emergence of a group of highly valued start-ups, all valued at more than $1 billion, and known as unicorns. Only a small set of deep-pocketed investor, typically venture capitalists and hedge funds and mutual funds, has been able to participate in the run-up in valuations of these companies.
I have always been a big fan of styli since my days with my first Palm Pilot. There has hardly been a capacitive stylus that I haven’t used, from iFrogz to Wacom Bamboo, to Hand, to a plethora of other no-name brands over the years. When the opportunity came to review an active stylus, I jumped at the chance.
Since the utter failure of the Apple Pippin in the mid-'90s, there's always been a certain subset of the tech world obsessed with the idea of Apple swooping in to save the game console market from itself.