iFixit.com has finally gotten around to taking apart the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – the Korean company’s first smartphone not to be made entirely out of polycarbonate.
The Galaxy Alpha features a 6.7mm wide metal frame flanked by a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display and pleasantly-textured back panel. But just how easy is it to take apart? Read more »
Apple’s iCloud has gained a tool that allows you to check a used iDevice and see if it has been reported stolen.
You just need to type in your device’s IMEI (usually located on the back of an Apple product or in settings) and the page will give you information if the device is activated under another Apple ID. Read more »
Samsung is planning to start producing chips using its 14nm manufacturing process at the end of the year. It seems the company has managed to secure a deal with Apple and it anticipates a notable sales boost once it begins to deliver on it.
Kim Ki-nam, President of Samsung’s semiconductor business told reporters at the company’s HQ in Seoul that profits “will improve positively” once the deal goes through. Read more »
Tweetbot, the most popular third party Twitter client for iOS, has been updated for the new iOS 8 as well as the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The list of iOS 8 related improvements include lockscreen notification shortcuts, where you can now slide notifications on the lockscreen to access additional functions, interactive notifications that pop down from the top and lets you reply instantly without leaving your current app, and sharing sheet support for sharing via Tweetbot. Read more »
AT&T has a new business strategy – it employs mind-readers as sales assistants. Instead of playing the lottery, they are pushing the new iPhones, which I suppose is just as profitable.
No, don’t worry, it’s just an ad. Your innermost thoughts and love of hollandaise sauce recipe can remain a secret. Read more »
This has been coming for quite some time now. Hot on the heels of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy, Samsung released video footage of the Galaxy Note 4 going through the rigors of the now popular three-point bending test, as well as a human weight test.
We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is built like a tank, so, naturally, its successor has big shoes to fill in. Read more »
Ubisoft took the wraps off Assassin’s Creed Identity for iOS and Android. The latest installment of the popular gaming franchise is currently soft launched on iOS in Australia and New Zealand – worldwide availability is pegged for next year.
Assassin’s Creed Identity offers proper RPG gameplay in Renaissance. Read more »
Just as it promised yesterday during Windows 10′s big unveil, Microsoft has now made a Technical Preview of the new operating system available to download for those who are interested.
This is probably best thought of as a pre-beta release, so only the truly adventurous need apply. To download, you first need to join the new Windows Insider Program. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z3 has been torn apart by MyFixGuide and we get to see what the company’s latest Android flagship is made of. The guide also goes through each step of the disassembly, which is useful if you ever need to take a peek inside.
But since this will void your warranty, we advise you not to. Anyway, the back cover of the phone is easy to pop open with the right tool. Once opened, you can see how Sony has insulated the phone and made able to take diving lessons over 1 meter of water for more than 30 minutes. Read more »
Just when we thought that the whole #bendage thing was behind us, here comes Apple to reignite it all over again. The company has revoked the press accreditation of German magazine Computer Bild after it published a video of its editor-in-chief bending iPhone 6 Plus and then failing to do so with the Galaxy Note 3.
Now whether or not an €800 phone should bend like that or if you should apply such force to it is beyond the point here. What’s important is Apple’s reaction to the case. Read more »
According to a report by Strategy Analytics, chipsets destined for tablets have marked a year-on-year jump of 23% in Q2 2014. According to the estimates, $945 million worth of tablet chipsets have shipped in the last quarter alone.
Standing on top is Apple with its iPad slates, which hold a 26% revenue share. Interestingly, Intel is close by at second place at 19% and Qualcomm is third with 17%. Read more »
According to e a report in Bloomberg, the next iPad model will have a gold color scheme option. Apple’s next full-sized tablet is expected to launch in October.
The upcoming new color scheme is reportedly a move by Apple to boost sales. Read more »
Sol Republic and Motorola announced the Deck Ultra wireless speaker. The audio accessory is a successor to the original Sol Republic Deck speaker that debuted alongside the first Moto X last year.
Compared to its predecessor, the Sol Republic Deck Ultra offers twice as much audio output and battery endurance. Read more »
Pebble treated its smartwatch duo to a permanent price reduction. The original Pebble is now priced at $99, while the Pebble Steel costs $199 ($219 with metal band).
In addition to the lower pricing, Pebble introduced new firmware for its wearable devices. Read more »
For whatever reason, Microsoft decided to skip the number 9 entirely and name Windows 10 as the successor to Windows 8.1. The new OS version will unsurprisingly come with the features that have been rumored for the next Windows iteration over the past few months.
On the PC side, Windows 10 seems to be all about convincing those who are still sticking with Windows 7 to finally upgrade. Read more »