Apple ranks big as a manufacturer; iOS still trails Android

Apple is still growing its market share as a vendor of smartphones, but in all other categories, Google rules the roost. Who is doing better, Google or Apple? Depends on how you want to spin it. 

Samsung being probed for leaking Apple licensing details

Apparently, Samsung has allegedly used information from its own legal team that had highly confidential information relating to Apple's licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips.

Tablet wars: Amazon vs. Microsoft and why Apple should be worried

The modern tablet market - created by Apple - has most recently been taken over by Google’s Android platform. However, Android is badly fragmented and the only pure player of scale seems to be Samsung, a corporation aggressively seeking an alternative.  

Video: Hackers bypass Apple's Touch ID

A hacker group based in Germany says it has managed to crack Apple's new Touch ID biometric security system with a modified fingerprint lifting method and a "fake finger" creation technique.

[Live Update] Apple's iPhone 5 launch and more - as it happens

Fingerprint scanner build into the Home button; slow motion, 120 fps, camera; A7 processor; fitness monitoring coprocessor; lots of colors, and plastic, plastic, plastic; OpenGL, and more. Live updates from the Apple launch, last in, first out: The iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint detection will be built into the home button, with a small metal ring around it. http://t.co/QsPTr1esSI  

Judge's remedy in Apple eBook case changes everything

Steve Jobs' arrogance was part and parcel of who he was. It has now come back to bite his company on the butt as a judge now forces Apple to suck it up and let the market decide the price of eBooks. This is a black and white case where Apple bullied the publishing world to control eBook pricing. 

Apple wants to trademark the word "Startup" in Australia

Rose Powell at Startup Smart in Australia reports that Apple has put in an application to trademark the word Startup.  

The Apple 5S rumor round-up: gold, biometrics, better camera, better ARM processor, and more storage

Let's recap the rumors, sort out the likely from the maybe and the  you must be on something, dude. 

Why life will go on if Apple debuts a gold iPhone

First, let’s start off by saying the vast majority of rumors circulating before the imminent debut of a new Apple iPhone are patently false. Historically, many were started by the powers that be at Cuperino in an effort to more accurately trace corporate leaks.

Analyzing Apple's A7 SoC for the iPhone 5s

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's offers his predictions about Apple's upcoming A7 SoC, the processor expected to power the long-awaited iPhone 5s.

Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

Georgia Tech researchers released an app into the Apple Store that masked malware as generic app functions. The exploit creates concerns about the migration of PC viruses to mobile, Apple's app vetting procedures, and the general way we protect our phones for attacks.  

Apple without Jobs? Nyet, says Larry Ellison

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is not exactly optimistic about the future of Apple without Steve Jobs at the helm.

How to Turn an Old iPod Into a Recovery Drive for Your Mac

If you have an old iPod sitting around collecting dust, you might as well get some use out of it. One way to do that is to turn it into a bootable drive where you can troubleshoot, test out other operating systems, or just run a few quick ...

Apple Wants to Hop on Crowded 3D Printing Train

Considering the recent trends in the whole 3D printing phenomenon, Apple thinks it will hit it big by putting its foot through the door with its own products in this particular market segment. As Apple has its eye on the 3D ball, other companies are putting efforts into ...

Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

Amazon’s internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon’s line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest. 

Smartwatch watching: Samsung is getting in on the action

Going all Dick Tracey on the world is what Apple, Sony, Samsung - and everyone else with a wristband - is aiming to do. Will we die of boredom waiting for something that we had hoped never to wear again? Probably. Until someone comes up with a smartpocketwatch that dangles from a chain attached to your vest and can tell you exactly where the stagecoach from Tuscon is on Google Maps.  

US government puts Apple ahead of Samsung - Duh!

Samsung had waged a successful patent battle with Apple that resulted in the US International Trade Commission banning certain Apple products in June of this year.

Samsung beats Apple (hah) in legit customer satisfaction study

  Hah! Suck it Apple, you overhyped, self-aggrandizing multi-billion dollar hipster corporation. Samsung - an equally overhyped multi-billion dollar corporation that is not hipster-ish in any way - is kicking your butt. But not in Korea (wtf)!

Samsung and Apple fend off low-cost vendors

​For the second calendar quarter in a row, smartphone shipments represented more than half (52%) of the world’s mobile phone shipments. Led by electronics manufacturer Samsung, an estimated 408 million handsets and 214 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2013, according to ABI Research.

Samsung Tab 3 versus Nexus 10: why are you still buying an iPad

If you can get a Tab 3 or a Nexus 10 for $399, why would you want an iPad. I don't get it, but anyhow, let's take a look at the latest review of these two Android babies and faceslap our way through an Apple Store.