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Apple Denies the Government Access to iOS Despite Court Order

In a quite eloquently worded letter, Apple CEO Tim Cook argued as to why allowing a backdoor into their system would set a dangerous precedent. According to Cook, “In today’s digital world, the “key” to an encrypted system is a piece of information that unlocks the data, and it is only as secure as the protections around it. Once the information is known, or a way to bypass the code is revealed, t...[Read More]

New LG G5 Phone Screen is “Always On”

What does the LG G5 have in common with a meth addict? They never sleep. 0_0 The new flagship phone is going to have a display that keeps date, time, and four notifications of your choosing always dimly lit even when the phone screen is off according to LG’s Facebook. The big question here is battery life, and how will it be impacted? If the LG G5 rocks an OLED display, the power drain could be ma...[Read More]

New Samsung Galaxy S7 Info and Pictures Leak

Looks like new info and pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been leaked. According to Vietnamese site reviewdao.vn they had a chance to actually use the flagship device, and it looks like someone snapped some shots. No doubt with their iPhone. According to that source, the Galaxy S7 will have two different processors across the product line; the Exynos 8890 and the Qualcomm Snapdrag...[Read More]

Apple Apps on the Android Store?

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently hinted that more Apple apps might be coming from iOS 9 to the Android store according to 9to5Mac. This isn’t unprecedented, as Apple currently has three Apps available to Android users, including Apple Music, the Move to iOS transfer app and Beats Pill+. Google, on the other hand, has 62 apps in the Apple app store. I’ve often wondered why they haven’t done this soone...[Read More]

Galaxy S7 Release Date

It looks like Samsung is revealing the newest entry in their flagship Galaxy series on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain. Most sources expect that Samsung will bring to market at least two, possibly three S7 models. According to Android Police this is what the S7 will look like: It looks very similar to the S6 with more prominent curves and a more obvious camera. The Samsung Edge is reported...[Read More]

Iphone 5se is Shipping with the A9 Chip

The industry was under the impression the iPhone 5se, the four-inch screen alternative to the iPhone 6, would come with an A8 processor. Turns out we were wrong. It’s coming with the significantly more powerful A9. As reported by 9to5Mac there are prototypes that carry the older chips, but for the global release it’s A9 all the way. Most sources agree that the new device lineup will be announced a...[Read More]

The iPhone 5se: What You Need to Know

The iPhone 5se will have a 4 inch screen, for those who didn’t care for the size of the 6 and the 6 Plus. It will keep most of the upgrades from the newer models, including an A8 processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera according to 9to5Mac. This is unconfirmed, but rumors have it that it might also have 802.11ac WiFi, Live Photos, Bluetooth 4.2, voice over LT...[Read More]

Google Play Expanded More, Made Less Money Than the App Store

The numbers are in. The Google Play Store had 100% more downloads than the Apple App Store, yet the App Store made 75% more cash in 2015. While the numbers do seem incongruous at first, it’s important to remember that Apple users tend to be more affluent, and while the Google Play store has many of the same apps, users my be less likely to actually spend money. As reported by App Annie, whil...[Read More]

Apple Received $1 Billion in 2014 to Keep Google the Default Search Engine for iOS

Google was paying Apple huge amounts of cash to keep its search engine on iOS phones and tablets. A court transcript acquired by Bloomberg, from Oracle’s copyright claim against Google, uncovers that Google paid out $1 billion to corporate rival Apple in 2014. Apple gets to keep a percentage of the revenue Google gets from searches made on iOS. This large deal between the mobile device rival...[Read More]

Samsung and Qualcomm Working Together on a New Chip

Samsung announced a few days ago that it will be teaming up with rival chip producer Qualcomm to make the new processers for their upcoming handsets. Samsung revealed that they have entered a deal with chip maker Qualcomm to use its second-gen 14nm FinFET process technology to mass-produce Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. The chip’s last version, the 810, contained the fastest processor in the Sna...[Read More]

Turning Your TV Into a Tablet for $200

Ever wish you could turn your TV into a touchscreen? Well now you can…sort of. If you have $200. Touchjet Wave projects the Android operating system onto your television, allowing you to use your screen like an Android tablet. It follows your fingers with a camera (think Kinect) and tracks when you press the screen. There is a bit of delay as can be expected, but it is an interesting concept...[Read More]

WhatsApp Virus: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Device Safe

Some of you may have noticed strange emails from Whatsapp or Facebook telling you that there are messages waiting for you. Don’t click through! It’s potentially a virus, and a nasty one. Hackers create these emails in the hope that the brand recognition will imply legitimacy. If you do click through, a virus can potentially hijack your phone and wreak havoc with your personal data. None of the ema...[Read More]

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