The bad news just keeps piling up for The Company Formerly Known as Research in Motion. Today's recap includes a look at how nearly a third of the BlackBerry maker's app store is clogged up with titles from a single developer -- and as you can imagine, it's more about quantity and quality. Read on to find out more...
The Apple TV may not have the wide variety of content available on competing media streamers like Roku, but Cupertino appears to be making up for that shortfall, which could next include music video service Vevo.
Much of the news from the Applesphere over the past year has centered on doom and gloom influenced by the perceived lack of innovation at Apple and the meteoric rise of Samsung's Android-powered devices, but a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Papers shows that things aren't quite so bad as some critics make them out to be. According to the firm's recent findings (as reported by MacRumors), Apple gains more users from rival operating systems than it loses customers to them.
The news just keeps getting better for Apple in its struggle against Samsung. This afternoon, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in Apple's favor in the patent dispute stretching all the way back to July 2011 after it found Samsung guilty of patent infringement in two separate cases.
Ever since the so-called "patent wars" broke out between Apple and Samsung in 2011, we've known that Apple's been trying to distance itself from its Korean rival and supplier. According to AppleInsider, however, Samsung itself might be attempting to break with other strange bedfellows of its own — namely, Google's Android operating system. Indeed, in a CNET interview this week, Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin played up the virtues of Samsung's own little-known Tizen operating system over Google's popular OS.
For better or for worse, it's increasingly starting to look as though 2014 may herald the heyday of the so-called smartwatch. We've seen increasing hints that Apple has its own device in the works, and now TechCrunch is reporting that Samsung may be throwing its own competitor into the arena with the "Galaxy Gear."
Samsung suffered a massive blow in its long war against frenemy Apple this weekend when President Obama vetoed the ITC's decision to ban imports of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3G, and the iPad 2 into the USA. As reported by the Wall Street Journal (via 9to5Mac), the veto sliced a full 1 billion dollars off of Samsung's market value, representing a 0.9 percent loss.
We got rumors and we got betas this week as Apple news moves into the summer's concluding month before the fall rumor season really heats up. Blackberry tries to stay relevant, some new games hit the consoles, and it feels like Apple TV is getting some of its due. More just like that inside.
Though the iPad mini hasn't been a disappointment for Apple, many of the Cupertino company's devoted followers are holding out for the hope of an improved second-generation version of the diminutive tablet. Rumors about the next iPad mini including a Retina screen have been flowing ever since the launch of the original, sometimes with contradictory information. However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicates the wait for an iPad mini with Retina may soon be over.
The smartphone shipment numbers are in for the second quarter, and while Samsung is blowing everyone out of the water, the market is beginning to fragment as rivals LG, Lenovo and ZTE finally gain some traction.