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Alleged details on the battery life of Apple Watch leak

Alleged details on the battery life of Apple Watch leak

22 January, 2015 | comments (74)

According to a report in 9to5Mac, the battery performance of the soon to be released Apple Watch will not blow users away. Cupertino is allegedly targeting 19 hours of mixed use for its highly anticipated wearable device. The active...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple smartphone sales mark significant growth in Asia markets

Apple smartphone sales mark significant growth in Asia markets

21 January, 2015 | comments (52)

A recent study on Apple's smartphone sales, carried out by Counterpoint, reveals a surprising level of success in various Asian markets. It turns out that ever since the California tech-giant ushered into the phablet market last September it has...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS


Samsung dominated smartphone shipments in 2014

Samsung dominated smartphone shipments in 2014

20 January, 2015 | comments (91)

In the year 2014 the world saw an increased number of smartphones shipped but overall little change in the top three vendors. Samsung has been the leader for some time now but is seeing its market share slowly reduced by the likes of tough...


Now you can jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 devices using a Mac

Now you can jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 devices using a Mac

19 January, 2015 | comments (7)

Last month, TaiG released a jailbreak tool capable of jailbreaking iOS 8.1.2 devices. However, it only worked with Windows, meaning Mac users were out of luck. But that’s no longer the case as they can now jailbreak their iOS 8.1.2 devices with a...

Tags: ios, jailbreak


Bank of America says 1.1 million cards now use Apple Pay

Bank of America says 1.1 million cards now use Apple Pay

15 January, 2015 | comments (25)

Bank of America is one of the major partners for Apple Pay and alongside its financial results, the company revealed today that nearly 800,000 customers have started using Apple's new payment method. As a result, more than 1.1 million cards have...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers, brings Apple watch support

iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers, brings Apple watch support

15 January, 2015 | comments (0)

Apple has recently seeded Mac OS X 10.10.2 beta to developers with various connectivity improvements. Today Apple has released the beta version of iOS 8.2 to the dev community. A further inspection of the next notable iOS release reveals...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


MediaTek predicts single-digit growth in tablet shipments in 2015

MediaTek predicts single-digit growth in tablet shipments in 2015

14 January, 2015 | comments (5)

MediaTek has issued a forecast suggesting tablet shipments are going to rise in 2015, but at a much slower pace than last year. More specifically, the chip maker is anticipating a single-digit growth rate for the tablet market this year with the...

Tags: iOS, Android, Windows


Apple Watch companion app for iPhone gets detailed

Apple Watch companion app for iPhone gets detailed

13 January, 2015 | comments (24)

Details on the upcoming Apple Watch companion app for iPhone made the rounds online. Still in the works, the application allows users to manage the settings of their wearable device from their smartphone. The iOS app reveals a number of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iOS 8.1.3 update will reportedly arrive this week

Apple iOS 8.1.3 update will reportedly arrive this week

11 January, 2015 | comments (43)

According to a new report, Apple will release iOS 8.1.3 to devices worldwide this week. Cupertino has already seeded iOS 8.1.3 build 12B460 to a number of retail employees for testing. Apple has not tested upcoming iOS builds with retail...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


24K gold plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus out in China

24K gold plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus out in China

10 January, 2015 | comments (30)

Gold is everywhere these days (in the mobile world that is). We're starting to see more and more 'gold' versions of smartphones, the latest being Microsoft's Lumia 930 and Lumia 830, which were just announced a couple of days ago. But those are...

Tags: Apple, iOS


All iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are now in stock at Apple

All iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are now in stock at Apple

09 January, 2015 | comments (59)

It finally looks like Apple was able to sort out its production issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Ever since their release last year, certain variations of the two models have been intermittently unavailable in the company's online store,...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iOS 8 now powers 68% of Apple's mobile devices

iOS 8 now powers 68% of Apple's mobile devices

07 January, 2015 | comments (35)

According to the latest data from Apple itself, iOS 8 is now on 68% of the devices that are currently registered with the iTunes App Store. Thus, we can assume that the same percentage of Apple mobile devices currently in use are running the latest...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

07 January, 2015 | comments (65)

Kantar Worldpanel, a popular research agency has recently put out a report on mobile OS popularity. It covers major Europe, US and Asia markets and crunches usage numbers from September, October and November 2014 and it happens to show a shrinking...

Tags: Android, iOS, Google, Apple


iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available SIM-free in the US

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available SIM-free in the US

06 January, 2015 | comments (22)

SIM-free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units have been available in Europe since last year, but now US-based Apple fans can grab one too. If you want to avoid carrier plans – and subsidies – you'll have to shell out $650 for a 16GB Apple iPhone 6. The...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple resumes iPhone sales in Russia with increased pricing

Apple resumes iPhone sales in Russia with increased pricing

22 December, 2014 | comments (37)

Less than a week after it halted online sales in Russia, Apple resumed offering its products in the country. Unsurprisingly, the Cupertino giant increased the prices of its iPhone lineup to counter the drop of the local currency against the U.S....

Tags: Apple, iOS


Gartner: Xiaomi, Apple on the rise, Samsung falters

Gartner: Xiaomi, Apple on the rise, Samsung falters

15 December, 2014 | comments (93)

Gartner has crunched the numbers for Q3 and found that feature phones continue to decline sharply (down 25%), while smartphones are on the rise (up 20%). The mix is currently 66% smartphone, 34% feature phone and this decline is mostly hurting...


Apple Watch production issues resolved

Apple Watch production issues resolved

11 December, 2014 | comments (31)

A couple of interesting rumors about the future of Apple device releases have surfaced today. The information provided mostly by supply chain sources and summarized by Taiwan’s United Daily News concerns the production schedules of the Apple Watch...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

10 December, 2014 | comments (26)

Apple and IBM launched the first wave of MobileFirst business apps for iOS. The duo of tech giants entered into a global enterprise mobility partnership back in July. The first wave of solutions is available for banks, retail and insurance...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

09 December, 2014 | comments (64)

Just a few weeks (and less than a month) after it pushed out iOS 8.1.1, Apple is back today with yet another new iteration of its mobile OS. iOS 8.1.2 comes with its share of unnamed bug fixes, and it also addresses what surely has been a pretty...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

04 December, 2014 | comments (57)

The phablet form factor has been gaining traction quickly. Last year it represented a mere 2% of all running handset and now it has managed to increase that share five-fold. In 2014 phablet sales represent a respectable 10% of all smartphone...

Tags: IOS, Apple