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The iPhone 6 Is the Best-Seller in Taiwan for December: Statistics

The iPhone 6 64GB was the most popular smartphone in Taiwan for last December


Business, Event, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Tech 21 and Tech21 Deliver Mobile Sound and Device Protection

Sometimes two companies may actually have essentially the same name and may confuse consumers of what they do exactly, much like Tech21 and Tech 21.


Android, Apple, Business, Companies, Enterprise, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

CurrentC, Apple Pay Competitor, Already Hacked


MCX’s own CurrentC, a planned competitor to Apple’s Apple Pay NFC solution for the iPhone 6 has already been hacked, which puts its security into question.


Analysis, Apple, Companies, Mobile Computing

Anatomy of a Deal: What Went Wrong Between Apple and GT Advanced Technologies

The sapphire screen of the iPhone 6 was a no-show because its supplier couldn’t deliver at the eleventh hour. But was the deal Apple had with GT Advanced Technologies set up to see the company fail?


Android, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Apple's Jony Ive Calls Other Phones 'Big and Clunky'

Jony Ive

In a conversation with Apple’s (NASDAQ: APPL) Senior Vice President of Design, Jony Ive, Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter sat down and talked to Ive about the company’s latest products and even their competitors. Ive brought up an interesting point when they were talking about how the iPhone’s design had moved from having curved edges, to sharp edges and then back to curved again. Then, Ive started to talk about the iPhone and numerous prototypes that they had made, including ones with large screens. You can listen right here. Ive calls competitors’ phones ‘big and clunky’ and says that many of their competitors’ devices are in fact big


Apple, Business, Companies, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Crushes Q3 2014 Earnings, Posts $8.5 Billlion Profit

Apple Net Neutrality

Apple reported their earnings for the third quarter of 2014 today and reported $8.5 billion in profit on a sizable $42.1 billion in revenue.


Audio/Video, Entertainment, Mobile Computing, Reviews

KOSS BT540i: Solid, Simple, Sound.

Remember when NFC was cool? It still is. With the NFC-enabled BT540i Bluetooth headphones from KOSS, you can easily pair to a compatible device and enjoy surprisingly sweet sound quality with just a tap. The BT540i is the latest in KOSS Corporation’s (KOSS) expansion of their “mobile” products line. Since 2012’s CES Show, KOSS has introduced many full-size, in-ear, and sport models that incorporate mobile device functionality, like many other consumer audio companies. This circumaural Bluetooth model utilizes updated componentry and touts exceptional sound quality, while being very simple to use. Here’s what you need to know: That was quick With our NFC-ready Google Nexus


Apple, Companies

For iPhone 6 Resellers in Hong Kong, Business Has Never Been Better

Times are good for those selling iPhone 6s on the streets of Hong Kong, but how long will it last?


Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Rumors

GT Advanced Technologies Bankruptcy Crashes Stock 90%

GTAT GT Advanced Technologies

GT Advanced Technologies shares dipped 90% after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to a multitude of unknown factors, which may include the loss or non-existence of an Apple sapphire display contract.


Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

iPhone Trade-in Statistics After iPhone 6 Launch

EcoATM has recently published numbers about trade-ins for smartphones after the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, showing what’s being upgraded


Apple, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

The iPhone 6 is a $200 Phone

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) has historically had very high profit margins with its iPhone series of devices. According to a teardown analysis by industry consultancy IHS, this is no different with the iPhone 6. According to a bill of materials report by IHS, the entire cost of all the internal components 16GB iPhone 6 equal $196.10. IHS estimates that the manufacturing cost per-phone is $4.50, which makes the iPhone 6 come in at $200.10.  For the iPhone 6 Plus, with its phablet-sized screen, the bill of materials rises slightly to $211.60 which brings it to $215.60 when the manufacturing cost is included. The cost of the


Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing

iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 Prices in Different Countries

iPhone 6 Camera

Ever wonder what people in other countries are paying for their shiny new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 pluses? Well, we’ve decided to look into the current Apple  listed prices for officially launched (or about to launch) countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Last time we looked at iPhone prices was with the iPhone 5S and by that point there were already dozens of countries launched. So, this time it was decided to start from the beginning and to continue to follow the market as it moves forward. There have already been reports of iPhones selling for over $1,500 in some markets, but the majority of those


Mobile Computing, VR World

First iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Do Not Indicate Sizeable Performance Gains

After months of rumors and leaks, the iPhone 6 was officially announced earlier this week. With the device set to hit retail availability a week from now, we’re starting to see first benchmark results surface of the iPhone 6. Rightware, a Finnish organization that provides benchmarking utilities, has found that there isn’t a drastic improvement in terms of performance on the iPhone 6 from its predecessor. The iPhone 5S, with its dual-core Cyclone CPU and PowerVR GX6650 GPU, managed to net a maximum benchmark score of 20253, while the iPhone 6 achieved a score of 21204, an improvement of less than 5%. In comparison, Qualcomm’s (NASDAQ:


Analysis, Mobile Computing, Opinion

Pricing Will Determine The Fate Of The iPhone 6 in Asia

After months of rumors and leaks, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now official. Boasting screen sizes of 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches respectively, the new devices represent a shift in Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) strategy as the manufacturer seeks to position itself as a viable contender in the large screen segment. An 5.5-inch iPhone would be much more alluring to consumers in emerging markets like China and India, where the average screen size is at 4.7 inches. A recent survey conducted by market research firm Jana found that consumers in emerging markets like China and India favoured devices with a screen size of at least 5


Analysis, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing

The New Apple: iPhone 6 and Watch

Apple Watch

There is no denying that Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) is a different company from the days when Steve Jobs walked the halls of the company’s Cupertino headquarters. Apple is now run by Tim Cook, Steve’s operations guru that managed to enable Apple’s ruthless efficiency and even more importantly their absolute profit margins. It comes as little surprise that Apple comes off as feeling dull to many since Jobs’ death in four years ago in 2011. Sure, four years is a long time in the tech world, but when it comes to a company like Apple, it takes time for someone’s impact to wane, like Jobs’. Let’s not forget that


Apple, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Introducing The Apple Watch, The New Nexus For iDevices

Apple’s live event in Cupertino today saw more than the iPhone 6 announcement; the mobile giant also unveiled its new smartwatch contender, the Apple Watch. Like everything else it does, Apple’s presentation of their new watch was accompanied with gusto; audiences were informed on exactly how the new device would fill out the company’s growing ecosystem. The Apple Watch does indeed fill an interesting role in “iDevice” webwork. The new device is essentially a mini-smartphone that can some surprising things, and tethers to an iPhone to relay content. Apple’s smartwatch is in itself an innovation in practicality and mirrors quite a bit of a smartphone’s functionality.


Apple, Breaking, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Announces iPhone 6 For September 19 Launch

For coverage the “unofficial” review of the Apple iPhone via a leaked edition from Russia, see this previous story from Bright Side of News. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)  today announced two new models in their flagship smartphone lineup: the iPhone 6 and and its premium version the iPhone 6 Plus, during a livestream event from Cupertino. The iPhone 6 models will release on September 19 across nine countries in North America, Asia and Europe. Pre-orders for both models will start on September 15. The iPhone 6 will cost $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for 64GB and finally $399 for the 128GB flavor. All prices include a two-year


Global Politics, US, VR World

Apple Supplier Once Again Accused of Labour Malpractices

Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) is on the verge of releasing a new iPhone, and once again it has been targeted by labour groups over allegations of unsafe labor practices by one of its suppliers. According to a report co-authored by China Labor Watch and Green America, employees at a Suqian, China based factory owned by Catcher Technology, a Taiwan-headquartered company, were forced to work excessive overtime and were working in an environment that had excessive aluminum shavings on its floor, no respirator equipment, and improper ventilation. In addition, the groups say that during their undercover investigations they have discovered that workers have not received any safety training.


Apple, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Rumors, VR World

Video: Russian HD Review of iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Camera

Normally, we don’t like to post most rumors of phones that are rumored to be launching, but considering that we’re nearing the launch of the iPhone 6 this month, many of the rumors, pictures and videos appear to be becoming more and more credible. As is the case with the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  iPhone 6, with the Rozetked video that claims to show a final production iPhone 6 alongside an iPhone 5S. In fact, everything that they show in this device (which is in HD) clearly falls in line with the majority of the low-res leaks that have appeared over the months. This video is entirely in


Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Adobe Updates Creative Cloud, Tons of Desktop and Mobile Improvements

Adobe Creative Cloud

As we had reported, Adobe had said they would be making a plethora of updates to Creative Cloud for 2014 today. Most of the improvements to Creative Cloud that have been noted by Adobe have come to their most popular product, Adobe Photoshop CC. The major new features are, Blur Gallery which allows you to create motion blur effects in images, Perspective Wrap, which fluidly adjusts the perspective of a specific part of an image without affecting the surrounding area. They’ve also included Focus Mask which makes portraits with shallow depth of field stand out even more. We’ve got a video below from Adobe that explains