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New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

07/29/2014, 08:00:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.

Apple Inc., ARM & Qualcomm aggressively poaching IBM's chip designers

06/26/2014, 05:28:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

As IBM secretly mulls plans to sell off its increasing outdated processor chip fabs in New York and Vermont, a new wave of mobile chip developers--led by Apple, ARM and Qualcomm--are hiring away many of the top chip designers of the once leading firm.

Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:07:40 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:12:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

WWDC attendees get 2014 jacket, $25 iTunes gift card

06/01/2014, 03:02:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Today is opening day for WWDC, and San Francisco's Moscone Center is full of international developers registering for the conference, most of whom are now emblazoned with the black "WWDC 2014" jacket is giving attendees, along with an iTunes gift card.

Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:39:54 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

Apple's iPhone destroys Samsung in South Korean customer satisfaction rankings

05/09/2014, 07:02:03 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A customer satisfaction survey ranking smartphones features and desirability in South Korea awarded Apple's iPhone 5s a widening lead over domestic rivals including LG, Samsung and Pantech.

Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

05/04/2014, 02:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.

Photos show highly suspect 'iPhone 6' dummy with ultra-slim design, rounded edges

04/29/2014, 09:03:58 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A trio of photos posted to Chinese forum on Tuesday claim to show a mock-up or dummy model "iPhone 6" with an ultra-slim design and features that line up nicely with previous rumors and "leaks."

Video shows purported 'iPhone 6' case fits 6.1mm-thick iPod touch 'exactly'

04/28/2014, 05:17:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

After a supposed "leak" and comparison video, a case purportedly built for Apple's iPhone 6 has been tested against a current generation iPod touch with surprising similarities including near-exact thickness and correct volume control placement.

Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

04/26/2014, 06:41:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?

Purportedly 'leaked' iPhone 6 case compared with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Note 3 in video

04/23/2014, 10:07:04 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size.

Samsung calls on Android exec in patent trial to prove certain features were created by Google, not Apple

04/11/2014, 08:50:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them.

Apple vs. Samsung docs reveal Galaxy Tab was a flop and Samsung knew it

04/11/2014, 03:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Top secret sales data revealed during the Apple vs. Samsung trial this week shows that Samsung knew that the Galaxy Tab sales figures (and overall Android tablet sales) it and various market research groups had fed to the media were not even remotely true.

Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

04/07/2014, 05:23:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

04/01/2014, 05:52:40 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:09:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:06:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.