The device, which sells for $270 through the Google Play store, is only available as a 32GB Wi-Fi device, at least for now. Selections for the white Nexus 7 are grayed-out on the Google Play … Read more
All right, Apple. It's like this.
You like to tell us that more people take pictures with the iPhone than any other camera.
You like to make ads in which, if you're not taking a picture of something, you can't be said to be living.
But just stop it. You might be messing with our memory.
That, at least, seems to be the conclusion from a depressingly modern piece of research performed by the Fairfield University in Connecticut.Published in Psychological Science, this study took its subjects on a tour of an art museum, then tested their … Read more
Apple seems to have its eye on the curved display market, at least as evidenced by a newly awarded patent.
Granted Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed simply "Curved touch sensor" outlines a technical process to achieve higher-quality curved displays. Current sensor displays are typically very thin, so thin that their components can sometimes be damaged during the fabrication process. Apple has a way around that.
The patent suggests placing a thin film over a flexible substrate while the substrate is flat. This new pattern is then joined to a flexible substrate. A … Read more
Consumers who buy the iPhone 5S from Apple's online store now have to wait just a day or less before it ships.
The new wait time of "within 24 hours" applies to all capacities and flavors of the 5S, both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+Cellular through AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. The unlocked version through T-Mobile shows a ship time of one to three business days, while the unlocked, SIM-free edition imposes a wait of three to five days.
The new ship time reveals Apple's and its suppliers increasing progress at meeting heavy iPhone demand. … Read more
Constant rivals Samsung and LG both brought smartphones with curved displays to market in South Korea in the same month, once again giving us the opportunity to compare two approaches to a new category side-by-side -- and declare a winner.
On the one side there's the Samsung Galaxy Round, the first of the two to come to market. This 5.7-inch Android 4.3 smartphone curves from edge to edge, but otherwise remains rigid.
China Mobile subscribers will finally get a shot at the iPhone.
The country's largest carrier has unveiled a promo page touting the upcoming preorders for the iPhone and other smartphones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The promotion is designed to drum up interest in phones that can take advantage of China Mobile's new 4G network.
A China Mobile spokeswoman told the Journal that she couldn't comment on the ad. But a rep for the carrier confirmed to the newspaper that subscribers will be able to preorder the iPhone starting Thursday. China Mobile currently is putting together … Read more
The iPhone 5S is now fully stocked at Apple Stores, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
In his latest survey of 60 US Apple retail stores, conducted on December 4, Munster found that 100 percent of iPhone 5S models were in stock at each store. That number was up from 24 percent two weeks ago and 8 percent at the start of October.
"We believe Apple has caught up to demand, which we had expected ahead of the core holiday period," the analyst said in an investors note released Monday. "In reflecting on the supply for the … Read more
Editors' note: Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on the many pieces of Samsung Group's empire, on road-testing Samsung's S Translate app, on TVs and appliances in a Q&A with co-CEO Boo-keun Yoon, and on how Samsung torture-tests its products.SEOUL, South Korea -- "It sounded like a toilet."
Samsung Electronics sound designer Myoung-woo Nam is describing the not-quite-right noise his team created for the Galaxy S3, at least initially. Here, in a dimly lit room on the eighth floor of a Samsung skyscraper, in the heart of Seoul's … Read more
Fleksy just came out of private beta, and now it's available on the Google Play store for everyone to try it out. It has its own classic-style keyboard layout, a compact mode, and better yet -- invisible mode. You're probably wondering why you might want to use a keyboard you can't actually see. Well, three reasons come to mind:
Extra screen real estate -- Whether you're using a device with a small screen, or something the size of a Galaxy Note, you'll see more of your apps when using this keyboard.
Impressive auto-correction -- This … Read more
From the start you'll notice that the LG G Flex is like few other phones before it. Its 6-inch display is slightly curved, giving the handset a striking, even ambitious, profile. But whether you think this bowed construction is a pointless gimmick (remember 3D phones?) or, along with the Samsung Galaxy Round, a welcomed resurgence in a unique and useful smartphone design, the device has plenty of other things going for it as well.
For one thing, it's pretty tough. It can withstand a good amount of flattening, and has a scratch-resistant coating that "heals itself." … Read more