OK, gamers, what are your thoughts on that Xbox One? If you've seen the hardware, you already know it looks pretty huge, which has a lot of fans scratching their heads. Of course, we have yet to get a close look at Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4, but judging from a teaser video released this week, we may not have long to wait -- although it seems many game fans may choose to sit out this generation in favor of mobile devices like the iPad. Are you one of them?
Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.
Monday wound up being a rather brisk day for tech news, with the removal of AppGratis from the App Store continuing to make headlines. T-Mobile also finally provided some much-needed official support for existing iPhones and Marvel even returned with its free #1 promotion -- but you'll need to act quickly, because that deal turns into a pumpkin again at midnight tonight. Read on to find out more!
We don't know if there's anything hotter in the hopper than the Frys.com iPhone 5 deal we posted earlier today. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of interesting stories worthy of your attention this week. For example, what's up with Instagram? And how do you like the idea of your DVDs--in the cloud? Find out about this and more inside.
While some of us are focused on tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, smartphone makers have more pressing problems -- like how to shake the possibility that they may have their own real apocalypse to worry about.
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
While the future is looking a little more friendly for relations between Apple and HTC, there's still the matter of Samsung. As the South Korean electronics giant prepares to fight back against proposed sales bans requested by Apple, Samsung wants to use the HTC licensing settlement in its favor.
It was the shot heard 'round the world this weekend: Apple and HTC announced a cease fire in their patent battles, choosing to put down their swords and putting hand to pen to sign a license deal instead.
And just like that, HTC has discontinued its trio of Android-based tablets on American shores, with no plans to return unless they can find something that will "make a splash." The real miracle is that there hasn't been more blood in the tablet waters -- not counting HP, who infamously launched the webOS-based TouchPad last July, then yanked it six weeks later before it ever really had a chance. Who will be the next to fall?