According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is close to completing the acquisition of Beats Audio. The deal is said to be worth $3.2 billion and could be officially annoucned as early as next week.
Apple’s acquisition of Beats Audio will allegedly include both its audio streaming service and its hardware business. Read more »
It’s no secret that data usage in smartphones has been increasing exponentially over the years. There have been predictions for a long time now that people would eventually be using their smartphones less for talking and more for messaging, web browsing, gaming, and other functions.
Well it seems that the decline of mobile voice usage on cell phones has finally occurred, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet Q4 2013 report. Read more »
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S5 has impressive battery life as is, if you are a power user with a proclivity for brick battery packs, then you’re in luck.
Mugen and ZeroLemon have put their respective high-capacity Galaxy S5 batteries up for pre-order. Read more »
Samsung has announced the global launch of KNOX 2.0 – the company’s secured mobile platform that has been designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise consumers.
Samsung has also rebranded its KNOX 2.0 platform as Knox Workspace and is now available on the Galaxy S5 across the globe. Read more »
If you’re a Star Wars fan and have $200 burning a hole in your pocket then you may want to take a look at SMS Audio’s newest headphones.
The new Star Wars line of over the ear headphones feature Boba Fett, Storm Trooper, Empire, and Rebel Alliance designs. Read more »
OK so you like Windows Phones, but don’t necessarily want to shell out any money for them. This is a pretty high demand to make, however, you may get lucky this weekend if you visit a Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Stores across across the US will be giving away 8 free Windows Phones handsets per day. Read more »
Can’t get enough Call of Duty action? Well you’ll be happy to know that the official trailer is released and it packs a surprise.
The surprise isn’t necessarily a new weapon or game feature, however, it’s actor Kevin Spacey. Read more »
Nokia Lumia 520 is the real hero of the day! The smartphone has saved a police officer’s life when a bullet was fired at him.
The police officer is said to have arrived at his house while two robbers while looting it. Read more »
There are apps for tracking progress for everything: from running performance, to how you shoot a basketball properly, to surfing, and now, you can add brushing your teeth to that list.
Oral B’s “Smart Series” toothbrush is an electric toothbrush with built-in bluetooth, and a mobile app to help track your teeth-cleaning progress. Read more »
Stephen Elop has some reasons to smile. The former Nokia head has made €24.2 million ($33.4 million) in cash and shares before his return to Microsoft, according to a report from Reuters.
Elop’s compensation ended up 25% higher than what was originally envisaged when Nokia’s acquisition was announced. Read more »
Starting on May 1 Nokia will have a new CEO – Rajeev Suri. Suri has been with Nokia since 1995 and has been the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks (now rebranded Nokia Networks) since October 2009.
Considering Nokia Networks is the big bread earner in the new Nokia, the one after the sale of the phone division, the choice makes sense. Read more »
Microsoft, with the help of its hardware partners, is making a $1 billion donation to schools in the United States to help them modernize and buy desktop PCs. The PCs in question are under $300 each, and that’s where the help of the company’s hardware partners in the face of Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Toshiba is felt most.
Microsoft’s Education CTO Cameron Evans told CNET that because of the donation, he hopes that the children will become loyal Windows fans in the future. However, currently the focus is helping them have access to better technology, which will improve the quality of education. Read more »
When the Raspberry Pi was released, hackers and tinkerers around the world rejoiced at all of the wonderful things they would be able to accomplish with the little $40 computer that could.
You can add create a working cell phone to the list of amazing feats that the Raspberry Pi is capable of. Read more »
Facebook released its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Wednesday. The company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, up by 72% over the same period last year.
The report also revealed that the average revenue per user (ARPU) has been increased across globe as compared to the previous years. Read more »
Tired of having to carry a cell phone charger around, but don’t want to worry about running out of juice?
Well there’s an iPhone case that may have the answer to all of your worries: the Prong PWR Case. Read more »