To promote their recently published book “How Google Works”, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg did an interview with Bloomberg. The book covers a wide range of topics about Google, like its strategy, corporate culture, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and a lot more. During the interview, Schmidt spoke about Apple’s iOS vis-a-vis Google’s Android and the recently launched Apple phones. Read More
Yesterday, Apple released an update for iOS 8 which was expected to fix bugs and address some issues. However, in addition to providing solution to existing issues in iOS 8, it added some serious bugs that killed the basic operations, like cellular connectivity and disabling the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. After twelve hours of release of the update and a lot of hue and cry among users who updated to iOS 8.0.1, Apple published a new help document. Read More
While Android L and the new Nexus devices are scheduled to be on display in mid-October of this year, the final workable version of Android L will not be available until November 1, according to a report by Android Authority. On September 18, it was rumored on Twitter that Nexus 9 might be available from October 16. The rumours, combined with a tweet from the Android blogger Paul O’Brien, made the date of release seem authentic. Moreover, there might be new phone hardware and a “new software initiative” which refers to the final release of Android L. Read More
Besides people posting videos on YouTube showing how easily an iPhone 6 Plus bends, the internet is full of articles that discuss the strength of the phone. The videos specifically show how easily, with a slight pressure applied from both ends, the shape of the phone can be deformed. In fact, to make it more interesting a YouTube user has posted a video that checks whether a Samsung phone of a similar size also bends. Read More
Everytime Apple launches a new product, the critics in the market have mixed views, with some standing by the product and with others finding reasons to say the product is not so great. Again, as Apple plans to launch its Watch, critics are finding reasons to say it’s not as unique as it should have been. So what’s the problem this time? According to the critics, the Apple Watch is quite thick and not sleek like the recently launched Apple products or other companies’ products that are coming out in the market. Read More
Apple has recently acquired digital magazine company Prss. Prss is a Dutch startup company and has made a web App to create iPad compatible magazines through its platform that does not require any coding knowledge. The news about acquisition was first reported by Dutch blog iCulture which was unsure about the acquisition, but the news was later confirmed by Apple:
Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.
The back of Rolling Stones magazine is carrying a new print ad from Apple. The ad shows the actual sizes of the two new iPhones, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The tagline of the ad reads “Actual Sizes” and would give the people, who have not yet seen the new phones, a better idea of how big the models are, hopefully tempting them to switch from their old phones. Read More
While some people stood in long queues to be the first ones to own the recently launched iPhone 6 to start flaunting and using its unique and awesome features, there were some who wanted it early just to see how robust it is. These users have tortured their iPhone 6 to extreme limits which we don’t even do with our rejected phones. Here is a collection of videos in which we can see people abusing their iPhone 6 by sinking it in water, dropping it from a height, freezing it in liquid nitrogen and crushing it with a hammer.
One would think that a company who revolutionised the smartphone industry, produces the bestselling tablets in the world, and recently boasted about its Metal API could have come up with a slightly better logo for its Health App. A red heart! Apple could have done better if they had hosted a logo competition in a primary school, for an eight-year old could have thought of something far more exciting than a heart. If it weren’t for the explanatory “Health” below the icon, one could easily mistake it for a Dating App. So what really went wrong? Read More
It was speculated that Apple will host another special event in October to unveil its new iPads. According to Taiwan’s Commercial Times, Apple has started preparing for the event in which it will introduce the new iPad Air. There is still no substantial news regarding the specific date of the event. It is also expected that Apple will roll out OS X 10.10 Yosemite in October. Read More