Samsung vs. Apple: Why Apple is losing to Samsung & Google

There is quite a lot of news this week about Apple’s fight with Samsung in court. Nevertheless, I think the ongoing legal battle obscures a bigger problem. Clearly, Samsung is kicking Apple’s butt in the broad market, albeit with some help from Google. 

Apple's 2014 roadmap gets outlined



KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo has published a rough outline of Apple's 2014 roadmap, which includes a lower-cost iMac, an upgraded iPad Air/iPad Mini, new iWatch (in two sizes) and a 4.7-inch/5.5-inch iPhone.

Understanding the convoluted Windows path: How did it get so screwed up?

Windows XP is now officially obsolete. The OS is a malware magnet, yet Microsoft dropped support for it this month. A lot of folks are, or shortly will be, screwed.

Report: Apple's new A7 mobile SoC is "desktop class"




Anand Shimpi of AnandTech has concluded that Apple's latest A7 processor can indeed be categorized as "desktop class."



Report: Branded tablet shipments to reach 200 million in 2014

This is a pivotal year for tablets as the traditional markets leading computing and CE deployments reach a tipping point and give way to growth regions.

64-bit mobile processors set to dominate mobile market

​Just one quarter after the launch of Apple’s A7 (the first 64-bit mobile processor), Cupertino managed to power more than 36 million iPhones and iPads with its flagship chip.

Report: Apple CEO has little patience for climate (change) deniers

A conservative think tank’s pestering about how much Apple’s sustainability efforts cost shareholders just about drove the typically reserved Tim Cook around the bend last Friday.

Apple moves Siri back into cars with CarPlay

It is probably safe to say that Apple had a fairly easy ride last decade when it came to cars due to the ubiquitous iPod. Similarly, when the iPhone hit the streets, Cupertino was quick to offer the hard wired integration that other phones conspicuously lacked.  

Apple's iOS to duke it out for supremacy in your car

The next great battle for the hearts and minds of mobile computing is going to take place inside your car. A developer shows existing features in iOS 7.0.3 that are automobile-ready. Watch the video here.

Apple May Be Looking to Bite into 3D Printing

Regardless of how much the experts dither over whether the price of additive manufacturing (AM) stocks are rising above actual value, interest remains strong in companies such as Stratasys and 3D Systems. This, along with adoption of the technology by companies like GE and Ford, continues to show the continuing growth of AM, and that growth is bound to draw the attention of other entities in the business world. In October, we reported on HP’s announcement that it intends to produce at least one 3D printer in 2014.

A sneak peek at Apple's Oregon data center (and solar power plant)

If Northwest media are correct, Apple is on its way to building the largest solar power plant in the state of Oregon.

Valve's SteamBox could be a developer workstation

Apple helped to turn itself into a developer darling with OS X in the late 90s. Now, can the SteamBox be a viable alternative.

Owning an iPhone makes you king of stupid

The Daily Fail has released one of the dumbest stories we have ever seen claiming that iPhone users are more intelligent than the rest of the riff-raff who do not waste their cash on overpriced toys.

Apple fanboys rejoice at erroneous Mac Pro teardown

Apple fanboys woke up this morning to the news that Macbooks were cheaper than Windows machines. It's not true, but these are fanboys so what do you expect? Depth? Clarity? Hah! Suck it, World, Apple is benevolent and wise.

Apple's 2014 plans will make Christmas 2013 kinda sucky

It's Christmas, and there's probably a lot of Apple shopping going on. Everyone is thinking, Yay! I am getting me some cool new Apple stuff. Have the iPad Air, the iPhone 5S, and even the new Dyson-esque Mac Pro? They're obsolete, idiot. You should have waited until 2014.

Analysts say Samsung Edges Apple for #1 Ranking

ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories.

Apple and Google buses blocked by protesters

Apple and Google are not as popular with San Francisco residents as they might think.

Apple tells developers, use iOS 7 or else!

Imagine what would happen if Microsoft told all of its developers to use Windows 8 only. There'd be an eruption. 

Google buys Apple stuff but Apple doesn't buy Google stuff

Google has decided that it is best to have security by obscurity and has invested in shedloads of expensive Macs.

15 year old worker dies at Apple contractor in Shanghai

The fruity cargo cult Apple has sent a team of doctors to find out how one of its contractors managed to let a 15 year-old employee work for them and then somehow let him die of pneumonia.