Research firm IDC has posted its quarterly report on the smartphone market which suggests that Windows Phone devices have finally overtaken BlackBerry smartphones in terms of shipments. This also means that devices running Microsoft’s OS take third spot in terms of smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013. According to the report, Windows Phone devices accounted for 3.2 percent of total shipments while BlackBerry devices fell to 2.9 percent from 3.2 percent in the previous quarter. (more...
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Apple was running a countdown with every download to mark the 50 billionth download on the App store, and today the App store has finally recorded 50 billion app. (more…)Google+
The Samsung Galaxy S4 for many is considered to be a wildly different smartphone than the Apple iPhone 5 or for that matter any iPhone. But it appears that the patent war between Apple and Samsung will rage on even if Samsung devices have stopped looking like Apple’s. According to patent law expert Florian Muller, Apple has requested the US district court to allow it to add the Galaxy S4 to the list of products that are guilty of violating its patents. (more…)Google+
Apple’s App Store is soon to touch the 50 billion download mark and marking this momentous occasion the Cupertino-based company has released a list of its ‘All-time Top 25’ free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPad. (more…)Google+
Apple’s ex-employees seem to be quite in demand in the job market. After Facebook snapped up former Apple Maps’ executive Richard Williamson, a report on CNET now claims that chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has reportedly hired former Apple graphics chip designer Raja Koduri to join its engineering team. (more…)Google+
Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first cellular call on April 3, 1973, marking the beginning of a revolution that would change the world forever. The device is question was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x that weighed 2.5 pounds, and was super ungainly by modern standards. We take a look at some of the most groundbreaking cellphones that have touched our lives in the last 40 years. (more…)Google+
Apple is slowly taking the Indian market seriously as it realizes just how big a market this country is. It is not surprising then that Apple has been selling its devices at attractive EMIs and also launching devices like Apple TV in India. Now according to a report on ET, the Cupertino-based company plans to scale up its presence in the country by tripling the number of its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015. (more…)Google+
Apple’s Maps may have bombed after its release back in September but that hasn’t stopped the Cupertino-based company from slowly making improvements to the app in its quest to make it as good as Google’s. Now according to a report on WSJ, Apple has acquired a startup company called WiFiSLAM that develops ways for mobile apps to detect a phone user’s location in a building using Wi-Fi signals. (more…)Google+
According to a PrecisionMatch report on ‘Mobile Handset Market Insights’ for India for the period of December 2012 – February 2013, Micromax has emerged as the second most researched handset brands beating biggies like Nokia and Apple. (more…)Google+
“Some have been surprised at the lack of inclusion of Flash Player on a recent magical device.” These were the words of Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO in a blog post defending Flash after Apple decided to banish it from its iOS devices. Today Adobe announced that Lynch has quit the company to join Apple. Lynch is said to join Apple as its VP of Technology and would report to Bob Mansfield, the SVP of Technologies who has a wide role at Apple, where he is also overseeing future technologies. (more&...
Vyclone, the start-up behind popular cloud based social video editing apps for iOS and Android has revealed that it is launching a web-based browser centric video editor. The company has partnered with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and while the service works just perfectly with any browser IE will have the extra benefit of pinch-to-zoom gestures. (more…)Google+
Ever since the launch of the iPad, it has dominated the tablet space. Even the entry of Android in 2011 with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the iPad dominated and for the past year it has forced Google to go back to the drawing board with the interface of Android on tablets. With Jelly Bean and lowered price points Google has steadily been making inroads and now IDC claims that finally Android tablets will overtake the iPad and the iPad mini in market share this year. (more…)Google+