Concerns that sales of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, may fall short of expectations caused Samsung shares to fall more than 6 percent on Friday.
BlueStacks, the company that’s worked in the past to bring Android apps to the Mac and PC platforms, has some enticing news that’s breaking today. Its upcoming GamePop set-top box will be including support for iOS games in its subscription mobile gaming service for televisions.
AllThingsD reports that a source familiar with the negotiations between Sony Music and Apple, re: “iRadio” have come to a successful conclusion, with Sony Music on board for the Cupertino firm’s forthcoming streaming music service. This means Apple has come to an agreement with all three major music labels.
BMW says that Siri “Eyes Free” mode will be coming to all of its 2014 models in a new update to its ConnectedDrive Internet service. “Eyes Free” will allow iPhone users to interact with Siri while driving their cherished sports-luxury vehicles without needing to take their eyes off the road in order to view the device’s screen.
AnandTech has investigated yesterdays claim that three of the four major U.S. wireless carriers throttle data speeds on the iPhone and iPad. The publication has determined that the assertion, since deleted from the originating website, is untrue.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called Google director Thomas Turvey to the stand on Thursday in its antitrust e-book price fixing case against Apple. However, the executive’s testimony seemed to weaken the government’s case against the Cupertino firm.
As the legal struggle between Apple and Samsung continues to boil away, Samsung was recent (and somewhat surprisingly) granted an import ban against certain older Apple products by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Dropbox has released a new “experimental build” of their Mac desktop client, and while the new features may not make it into a public release, they are interesting to say the least. The new Dropbox build contains some new functionalities to improve the process of adding files to your Dropbox account via the Finder, with a heavy accent on images.
Hulu has released a significant update to their iOS app today, adding a completely new design to the iPad version intended to improve the browsing, show discovery, and viewing experience. Among the more interesting features is a new Discovery panel, accessibly by tapping any episode, show, or season thumb to view highlights and related content.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is preparing to offer a trade-in program on iPhones for the first time. The trade-ins will be done only at U.S. Apple retail stores, and customers will receive credit for the exchange instantly.
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 56% of Americans 18 and older now own smartphones, up from 46% in February of 2012. Overall, cell phone ownership has grown from 88% in 2012 to 91%.
To be filed under the eternal optimism of accessory manufacturers: Case maker Gumdrop has 15,000 cases ready for the as yet to be announced iPad 5.
The third day of the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against Apple saw Amazon’s vice president of Kindle content Russell Grandinetti testify that the agency model used by Apple and five major book publishers was intended to damage the success of the Kindle, the online merchant’s e-book reader.
As an aid to its new iPhone screen replacement service, ($149 at an Apple store near you), Apple has installed advanced display calibration machines in its retail stores to assist in simplifying the replacement process for its employees.
The removal of the native YouTube app from iOS seems to be the best thing that could have happened for Google, as the ad-enabled replacement now available in the App Store has had a big hand in tripling the video-sharing site’s mobile ad revenue in the last six months.
Joseph Brown, one of the developers behind the iTweakiOS site that provides hacked carrier updates for iOS users, says Apple and three major wireless carriers are throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds on purpose in order to “even out” the network, as users of Apple’s smartphones consume more data than other smartphones.