Companies suffer as Apple slashes production
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:50

Companies suffer as Apple slashes production


Apple bubble bursting

The industry leaders who depended on Apple to continue making shedloads of money peddling similar products each year are suffering as Apple slashes production as people no longer want their main product – the iPhone 6s.

Google gave Scientology a leg up
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:41

Google gave Scientology a leg up


$6 million in free advertising claimed

A Scientology activist has claimed that in 2014, Google gave about $6 million in free advertising to the Church of Scientology.

Qualcomm announces a Snapdragon for cars
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:04

Qualcomm announces a Snapdragon for cars


Snapdragon 820 Automotive family puts mobile under your bonnet

Qualcomm has told the assorted throngs at CES about a new Snapdragon 820 Automotive family of products. It will come in two flavours – a standard 820A and an 820Am that adds an LTE modem.

Tweets to get longer
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:52

Tweets to get longer


10,000 characters

Twitter is building a new feature which will allow  allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters.  Its current limit is 140-character limit.

Samsung asks court to see common sense over Apple patents
Published in Mobiles


Good luck with that

Samsung has urged a US appeals court on Tuesday to find that a jury in 2014 should not have made the South Korean company pay nearly $120 million to Apple for infringing three patents – The three slide-to-unlock, autocorrect and quick links features.

Apple kills iPhone headphone socket
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:59

Apple kills iPhone headphone socket


New cables for iPhone 

It has been confirmed that Apple is going to force its beleaguered users to ditch their headphones in favour of more expensive wireless or Lightning sets.

Apple out-designed by HP
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:47

Apple out-designed by HP


Oh the shame of it. Even a printer ink maker can do better

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has out designed Apple and created a much thinner notebook that Sir Jonny Ive could.

Broadcom takes pressure off the CPU
Published in Network
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:45

Broadcom takes pressure off the CPU


Puts 64-bit quad-core on the router

Broadcom announced a 64-bit quad-core processor for high-end routers which is being geared for enterprises and smart-homes.

Wearable computer maker’s 2016 predictions
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:16

Wearable computer maker’s 2016 predictions


APX Labs’ oracles for the year

The developer of the Skylight platform for enterprise wearable technology has released its 2016 Predictions: What's Next in Wearable Technology report which it claims are based on data collected from the State of Enterprise Wearables survey.

MediaTek expands wearble technology  R&D teams
Published in Wearables


Already has two IoT chips

MediaTek has expanded the R&D team within its IoT (Internet of Things) business unit to more than 200 engineers and released two new IoT chips.