A big social media fail for one of Apple's bitterest rivals (hahaha) and some coming soon products from one of Apple's previous bitterest rivals. It's all about peace, love, understanding, and schadenfreude in this week's best of news stories. Plus, if you haven't updated your devices to iOS 7.1 what are you waiting for?
It turns out it's not just Apple products that have been involved in tragic incidents in China lately. As reported by Gizmodo, a man in Hong Kong was simply playing an app on his Samsung Galaxy S4 when the device allegedly exploded. After he threw it across the room and under the couch in panic, the fire spread and caused some massive damage to his apartment.
iPad sales may be down, but that doesn't mean that people aren't using them, as evidenced by advertising firm Chitika's startling revelation that the iPad takes up a whopping 84 percent of all tablet Internet traffic of of June. That actually marks an increase from May's 82 percent, even with the release of Samsung's new Galaxy tablets.
Samsung may be getting ever more aggressive with their creative ads that play up their Galaxy smartphone over the iPhone, but sometimes it seems as though Apple doesn't even have to spend the effort to fight back. You see, back in February, 25-year-old Travis Montgomery Snyder allegedly broke into a Springfield, Virginia wireless store and made off with "several iPhones." How'd they catch him? According to the Washington Post, he left his Samsung Galaxy behind. You can't make this stuff up.
Despite the popularity of the iPhone, viewing its otherwise stellar display outdoors can often be a challenge, particularly in bright sunlight. Nokia has taken advantage of this weakness to market its new Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset, and now independent research appears to back up those claims.
The next Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is set to be unveiled next week, and the Korean manufacturer is aiming to get the masses excited about it a few days early with word that the handset will come packing a quad-core processor.
Yeah, we were pretty excited that Tim Cook was visiting Valve headquarters as Apple is really rocking out the gaming world lately. And yeah, we were pretty deflated when Apple went and shot down that rumor. But there were other things rocking out this week, so go take a peek.
We all know Apple’s industrial designs come by way of Jonathan Ive, but who’s designing the devices that Cupertino claims are copycats? At Samsung, it’s someone who seems to take as much pride in his work as Ive does.
The new iPad’s finally here, but for some reason you want a different tablet. Maybe you prefer the feeling of an inferior build quality in your hands, or love navigating a fragmented mobile OS and app ecosystem. We kid, we kid! As much as we love the iPad, we’re not here to judge you: Apple’s not the only company out there that offers a bit of the old tap-and-swipe, and if you feel the need to wander away from Cupertino, so be it. To help you on your way, we’ve put together a list of four iPad alternatives that’'' help you stay productive, play and stay in touch everywhere you go.
If you’re not getting enough battery life out of your smartphone, don’t just blame the manufacturer. There’s more to how long a phone can operate than how big its battery is or how much time you spend streaming video or playing Tiny Wings--there’s the handset’s guts, services provided by your wireless carrier, and your phone’s software.