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.
So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 years, you’ve been aware of (if not obsessed with) the constant evolution and improvements Apple has made to their groundbreaking mobile phones. But let’s break down the specific differences between each phone, and ooh and ahh over how grown up our little smartphone is today.
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
If you are bound to Windows platforms, Xbox Music has the best of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and your personal CD collection in it. If you're not so Windows lovin' Microsoft wants you, too. So, with iTunes Radio and the culmination of a couple of weeks of mobile device madness leading up to the iPhone 5 launch tomorrow, Microsoft is taking the former Zune Pass onto iOS and Android devices.
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.
Panasonic is preparing to launch a massive 20-inch tablet equipped with a 3840 x 2560 pixel display. Dubbed the Toughpad 4K UT-MB50, the device also features a fiberglass case, Windows 8 Pro software and support for writing or drawing with a pressure-sensitive digital pen.
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.
ABI Research’s recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2013.
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.
Stardust, a French company that tracks and validates apps through the supply chain in mobile app stores, has released an infographic overview of its recent findings. According to the research, over 700,000 of apps have less than 10 reviews, or have never been updated, effectively making them useless as products in the marketplace.
Android’s smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost $6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling its revenues from the previous year.
The Mobile Security Management (MSM) market is emerging as a strong, fledgling submarket of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). As Mobile Device Management (MDM) evolves into application and content management, the core driver for this evolution is the demand for greater security around corporate assets, wherever they may reside and regardless of format.
Let's recap the rumors, sort out the likely from the maybe and the you must be on something, dude.
KDE Connect can best be described as a utility that allows your Linux desktop to receive Android phone notifications, while transforming your smarpthone into a remote control for music and video players.
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.
A few years ago, way back in the late 90s, Citrix Online, the maker of GoToMeeting, was known as Expertcity. They had a service to provide computer help using experts who would connect to users via a browser based screen sharing application. That didn't work out so good so, they pivoted and created GoToMyPC and then GoToMeeting.