Microsoft is definitely toast. We are truly in the post-PC era because when phones start to die on us like this, who needs a PC? Everything old is new again. iWorks and iCould synching may be to blame. Schadenfreude iPhone haters!
You betcha! Here's 7 reasons why you should take the leap of faith and own one of these suckers, too.
The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.
Technology is advancing in every industry, including the automobile industry. Some technology, like GPS and rear view cameras, are considered a necessity and a normalcy to many drivers today. But can technology go too far? Here are four vehicle tech innovations in the making that may not be the best ideas.
If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.
They won't do evil, but Googlers will patent human, normal day, people stuff like, say, how do you divide a restaurant check between four people. Yes, Google has applied for a patent for splitting the check, presumably for a mobile app. They pay people really good money at Google, and give them great perks.
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.
The rumor is that MacBook Pro with the Intel Haswell processor will be released October 15, shortly followed by the general release of OS X 10.9 Maverick. The combination is supposed to give you greater power efficiency, hence battery life. It could also replace your aging MacBook Air.
By the end of the year, three-quarters of the residents of the United Kingdom are expected to own a smartphone. These devices don't just help users make and receive calls and entertain themselves while they're out and about. They're also turning many of us into keen photographers.
So, the iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner built into the Home button. Pretty secure, am I right? Nooo! You can steal someone's fingerprint. For all Apple haters everywhere.
After today's launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C we have tabulated the specs and compare the new phones to the old iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG G2. Does it really all boil down to a handful of colors, and fingerprint scanners versus NFC?
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
PC Mag got a first pre-release look at iOS 7 and we have the video. It doesn't look like Apple is leading here. Instead, it looks like they are catching up to Android. And don't get us started on the flat design versus skeuomorphic crap. Things just look duller in a flat world.
So, your brand barely floats in mobile and you need to find a way to refresh it, or reinvent it. So, you decide to buy another brand that finds itself in the same situation, mostly due to siding with you. Microsoft acquiring Nokia is like geezers marrying each other because they could use the company.
12 minutes of Samsung Galaxy Gear love. Check out this video of the launch presentation at IFA 2013 in Berlin. It's pretty comprehensive, and pretty cool. Like, augmented reality gets a mention at the end. A hint at the future of wearable devices and their integration in to our lives. Wish we could have been there for this in person.
This video from the showfloor of IFA 2013 in Berlin shows the sleek Lenovo S5000 tablet. It looks pretty cool. The reviewer prefers the Nexus, but despite not matching the Nexus in terms of specifications, the Lenovo is cheaper, more stylish, and still something to behold.
Nautically, a shot across the bow is a signal to do battle, often leading to surrender. It's unlikely that Google will be cowed by Samsung, and it is not even certain that the smartwatch market will be anything other than one device too many for consumers who are facing a barrage of wearable device choices.
The App Store for iOS is very prudish, or not. Bang with Friends is not prudish at all. It's stated aim is to get its users a one night stand (that's a euphemism for sex at no cost) with Facebook friends. Get it? Bang with Friends. But Apple doesn't like the name. Can live with the intention, but not the name. Go figure.
Let's recap the rumors, sort out the likely from the maybe and the you must be on something, dude.
Silicon Valley's sense of giving is disproportionately low compared to its sense of getting. So, you have to take every seemingly earth shattering we-are-the-world announcement with a tablespoon of salt. Lord love them, the billionaire geeks running the world really try to make it a better place without every having had to really live in it, like the rest of us.