Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, has long been Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, with around 60-70% of its revenue coming from the Cupertino company. But local rival Pegatron is hoping to change that.
By offering Apple more competitive prices and sacrificing its profit margins, Pegatron appears to be securing iPhone and iPad assembly orders that would have normally gone straight to Foxconn.
What’s more, it’s though that Pegatron will play [Read More...]
Android may have the edge over iOS at the moment, but by 2015, there’s a chance Apple’s platform will have stolen the crown. And it’s all thanks to customer loyalty.
According to new research from Yankee Group, iPhone owners are more loyal to their devices and therefore less likely to stray to competing platforms. There’s a large percentage of Android users, however, who have plans to switch when [Read More...]
There’s been a lot of buzzing lately about Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S4 phone and its gimmicky cutting-edge new features. But bizarre air gestures aside, we’ll tell you which of its features we’d love to see Apple “borrow” for iPhone 6 on our all-new CultCast.
Plus, a new Steve Jobs movie you’ll actually want to see; and, is it possible for Apple for make a device more perfect than the iPad mini?
Amazon hasn’t been able to beat the iPad in terms of features, apps or build quality, but the ace up the online retail giant’s sleeve was always the price: at just $ 199 for the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, getting Amazon’s tablet is at least $ 130 cheaper than Apple’s cheapest iPad mini.
Undercutting Apple on price, then, is the major way Amazon is competing ith Apple in the tablet space, and [Read More...]
The Apple store in Boulder, Colorado.
An Apple retail store in Boulder, Colorado, became the latest target of a “smash and grab” robbery early Saturday morning. A hooded crook through three rocks through the store’s $ 100,000 custom glass doors before stealing $ 64,000 worth of merchandise, including MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones.
Some of the notebooks the thief stole were worth more than $ 2,000, reports [Read More...]
The bad news? Instagram has a vulnerability that could allow a hacker to take over your account. The good news? That hacker would have to be close enough that he could just walk over and punch you to do so.
The vulnerability was found in the latest 3.1.2 version of Instagram by Carlos Reventlov, who has notified Instagram of the problem.
Here’s how the exploit works. As a matter of course, Instagram [Read More...]
We’ve seen all kinds of ridiculous and terrible Apple thefts, but this guy tops all of them by literally stealing an iPhone from a baby. It’s hard to make out the details in the video, but inside the carriage is a 20-month old baby, happily watching Barney on an iPhone while her mom is distracted with some shopping. The man walks up to the carriage, glances up, snatches the iPhone out of the baby’s hands and then walk away like [Read More...]
The chances of iOS 6 being anything like this video concept by Joost van der Ree are pretty slim: we already know most of what to expect in iOS 6, and across the board, it looks like an app — not feature — focused update. But who cares? This still looks great. We’re not so sure about the redesign of the Notification Center to pull down under the home screen — this seems counter intuitive — or the need for [Read More...]
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 — On the surface of things, Asus’s Eee Pad Transformer Prime is just a wonderfully swell idea. Why have both an ultrabook and tablet when you can have one that is both? What if you could take your iPad, snap it onto a keyboard + trackpad, and have a MacBook Air? It’s a nice dream, and, in actuality, the Transformer Prime is a beautiful piece of hardware. [Read More...]
Intego, the company behind the popular VirusBarrier security software for the Mac, has uncovered a new trojan horse called ‘Flashback.G’ that infects Macs running older versions of Java Runtime. The software installs itself on your system without your acknowledgement when you visit a malicious webpage, then it will record usernames and passwords for sites like Google, eBay, PayPal, and more. While those with Snow Leopard and older version of Java Runtime [Read More...]