Apple and Samsung enter settlement talks

Published by on May 20th, 2014, No Comments


The patent wars between Apple and Samsung may soon be coming to an end if reports out of Korea are to be believed. The long walk to a truce may finally see itself play out, with both sides coming unstuck in different cases against one another in recent months.

Sources “directly involved with the matter,” talking to The Korea Times, said “Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits. Some more time will be needed to fix terms of details such as royalty payments in return for using patents owned by each before reaching a full agreement,” according to the source.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any more concrete evidence that this may, in fact, be true. Stay tuned for all the developments.

Source: Korea Times

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iPhone 6 posted next to iPhone 5 and HTC One

Published by on May 14th, 2014, No Comments


One day after a leak appeared that could be a mock-up of the iPhone 6, the same leaker has some more photos. This time the iPhone is pictured next to the HTC One and the iPhone 5.

Whether these photos are legit or not, they are still intriguing to behold. We will still remain sceptic until the device in announced, though. (more…)

iPhone 6 to launch in August?

Published by on May 13th, 2014, No Comments


With time drawing closer and closer to the release of the new iPhone 6, more and more rumours about the imminent release are also starting to spread.

The latest speculation running off the rumour mill, is that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 a month earlier than expected – in August instead of September. This will leave the company with less than 3 months to finish up the much anticipated new model.

The news was first reported by Taiwanese newspaper, the Economic News Daily. The newspaper cited anonymous sources that claim the release will be sooner than expected.  (more…)

Could this be the waterproof iPhone 6?

Published by on May 13th, 2014, 3 Comments

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When it comes to media interest in the tech industry, almost no one garners as much attention as Apple these days. Therefore it comes as no surprise how many rumours and leaks are flooding the internet and how much time is dedicated to it. This is one of the more interesting leaks, though.

Unfortunately, we can’t really tell if this is a hoax or in any way legitimate – it is either a pre-production model of the iPhone 6 or a dummy mock-up. The interesting part of the leak is one of the dozens of photos in the source link, which shows the device under water. (more…)

iStick – First iPhone/iPad flash drive announced (video)

Published by on May 13th, 2014, 2 Comments


One of the biggest complaints people have had about Apple products are that they don’t abide to any kind of storage standard. It’s impossible to transfer data quickly with a microSD card and can’t use good ‘ol USB.

A company named Hyper think they have the answer and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the necessary funds to build the iStick. This nifty little device would be the first-ever USB flash drive that also includes a lightning connector, and it comes with an app built especially to enable data transfer to and from your iOS device.

Apple has just approved the iStick as a “Made-for-iPhone/iPad” product. A recent statement by the company reads as follows: (more…)

Apple reportedly in talks to buy Beats Electronics

Published by on May 9th, 2014, No Comments


If these reports are anything to go by, Apple might make history in the coming weeks with their biggest acquisition to date. 

Yesterday, The Financial Times along with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Bloomberg, all reported on Apple’s rumoured plan to acquire popular headphone manufacturer and music streaming services company, Beats Electronics.

Of course, Beats Electronics – better known as Beats by Dr. Dre – is one of the world’s foremost music focused companies.

The company was founded back in 2006 by one of the world’s biggest rap stars, Dr. Dre and world famous music producer Jimmy Iovine. Together, the two music moguls elevated Beats Electronics to become a leader in the music device industry and firmly established the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones as a ‘must-have’ item for any music enthusiast.

Recently, the company also launched their own music streaming service, much ti the likes of Spotify and Pandora called Beats Music.  (more…)

Apple fan’s depiction of the iPad in 2004 is surprisingly accurate

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2014, No Comments


It’s hard to think that the iPad has only been around for 4 years. Apple’s landmark device set the tone for all other companies to also start making tablets. And now, with iPads and the various other tablets available being such an integral part of our world, it’s good to take a look back at the world before tablets.

Recently, The Next Web came across an old concept forum on the popular MacRumors website dating back to 2004. Here, some Apple fan created an render of what he thought would be Apple’s ‘next big thing’.

And surprisingly, he was almost spot on. The fan created his own interpretation of (what he called) the iPad.  (more…)

Could this be what the iPhone 6 will look like?

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments


With the build up to the official debut of the new iPhone 6 growing stronger and more intense everyday, it’s no surprise that Apple fans, designers and tech sites and journalists will come up with their own idea of the iPhone 6.

Imaginations have run wild over the past few months, with dozens of people submitting their interpretation (or rather, expectation) of the iPhone 6 to various websites.

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you designer Sam Beckett’s vision of an iPhone Air. While Beckett’s version of the ‘new’ iPhone went viral, many more followed suit and came up with their own ideas.

The latest mock-up to hit the interwebs, is this one by popular technology website, Macrumors.  (more…)