We’re hearing more reports regarding the release date of the next-generation iPhone and, if you’ve been following us lately, you’ll rightly guess that the report suggests a date in September.
The report comes from China Times which specifies the iPhone 5 launch to the second week of September.
From China Times:
Long-awaited new iPhone plan for the second week of September (September 6 to 15) choose the listing, the first batch of 400 million units in terms of shipments, component suppliers will ship before this week trial production of 400,000 units. Mainly responsible for assembly of Hon [...]
WSJ has reported that Apple is working on the next generation of iPad with a faster processor and a built in camera.
“The new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the first model, these people said. It will have at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing, but the resolution of the display will be similar to the first iPad, these people said. It will also have more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, they said.
The new iPad will initially be available through Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., but not Sprint Nextel Corp. or T-Mobile [...]
Ah don’t you just love the way the Google guys keep on with the sweet names for their Android operating system, sooner or later they will run out of ideas, but not for the next version of their OS which will apparently be called Ice Cream.
According to an article over on the Boy Genius Report by Andrew Munchbach, a report by Pocket-lint says according to “multiple sourse familiar with the matter,” the Android 2.4 Ice Cream operating system is to be released by Google sometime in either June or July of this year.
Furthermore apparently Google is expected to announce this during Google [...]
Motorola got a lifeline in the smartphone industry when its latest smartphone, the Droid X received a huge ovation on its release date and had overwhelming sales on its initial days of release. Online stores such as Best Buy and Verizon Wireless (the official carrier of Moto Droid X) reported stock shortages because of the huge demand of the smartphone following its launch in the US smartphone market.
However, it seems that situation will not be so ideal for Motorola any longer as users have just started to point out some serious flaws in the device. The biggest one yet which has been found [...]
Although, Apple has announced the free bumpers giveaway to protect against iPhone 4 external antenna problems at iPhone 4 conference and company is also giving option of full refund for undamaged iPhone 4 but still Consumer Reports did not change their statement and says that we will not recommend iPhone 4.
According to Consumer Report:
“Consumer Reports believes Apple’s offer of free cases is a good first step. However, Apple has indicated that this is not a long-term solution, it has guaranteed the offer only through September 30th, and has not extended it unequivocally to customers [...]
Well, this doesn’t sound good. In a report titled “Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile,” researchers found that the electronic control units (or ECUs) found in cars such as GMC’s Yukon hybrid are susceptible to tampering. So vulnerable, in fact, that they labeled them as “fragile.”
An electrical control unit, if your car has one, is essentially its nerve center. It has a hand in almost all of the operations of your car performs. If it gets hacked, all of that functionality is suddenly at the hands of a puppet master.
“We are able to forcibly [...]
A new report has revealed that Apple’s soon-to-be-launched iBookstore for the Apple iPad will have 30,000 free books on it.
This is because the Gutenberg Project archive – the self-billed first producer of free electronic books – has been included on the store.
This is a bit of a surprise, considering Apple is very much part of the micro-payment business model approach, but it’s good news for those who will want to start using their iPad as an ebook reader straight away, without dipping into their iPad-sized pockets.
Book ‘em Danno
Apple’s iBookstore will also stock [...]
Alistair Darling in his budget report has announced that tax relief is finally coming to the UK videogames industry.
The move means that those who make videogames in the UK will be given tax breaks. This is a bid to bring games design back to the UK, which has been dominated by countries such as Canada.
In his speech Darling explained: “I will help the computer games sector… we need to keep British talent in this country.”
He also noted that the tax breaks would be “similar to that of British film industry.”
Currently, if you make a film under £20 million [...]
Most people are pretty good at guessing which cities rank highest in crime. But, how well does your hometown do when it comes to cybercrime? When I think about criminals, I think about shady characters lurking in dark alleys. Turns out, cybercriminals might be hanging out at the original Starbucks in Seattle.
According to a new report by online security giant Symantec, creator of Norton, Seattle ranked number one, by a huge margin as the riskiest online city, followed by Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Not exactly cities you imagine to be hotbeds of criminal activity. The report looked [...]
A new report, ‘Building a Digital Economy’, which claims that web piracy will lead to the loss of 1.2 million jobs, has been rubbished by the UK Pirate Party.
While the report has the support of numerous MPs, Andrew Robinson, Pirate Party UK leader, says about the findings: “This is just the latest round in an industry-sponsored campaign of scaremongering that began with the infamous ‘home taping is killing music’ hyperbole in the 1970s and 80s.”
“We are expected to believe that piracy damages paper pulp producers, accounting machine manufacturers and [...]