Next-Gen iPad Air to Come with Gold Colour Option: Bloomberg

October 1st, 2014 10 Comments »

Do you love gold? According to Bloomberg, sources say the next generation iPad Air will come with a gold colour option:
New versions of the company’s 9.7-inch iPads, anticipated to be unveiled this month, will include gold as a choice of color for the rear metal cover, adding to the silver and gray available for the [...]

Pebble Update Brings New Activity and Sleep Tracking Capabilities, Starting Price Now Only $99

September 30th, 2014 10 Comments »

Pebble, the company behind the first credible smartwatch that started as a KickStarter project, is celebrating their two and a half year anniversary today.
The company announced the Pebble Steel at CES in January and since then Pebble has over 4,000 apps and 18,000 developers.
Today, Pebble has announced a software update to its wearable devices [...]

Mobilicity Partners with Reverb for Nationwide Self-Optimizing Network

September 30th, 2014 10 Comments »

Wireless entrant Mobilicity today has announced it has partnered with Virginia-based Reverb to integrate the latter’s Self-Optimizing Network (SON) to install nationwide at sites in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
“We are delighted that Mobilicity has chosen to install Reverb’s Self-Optimizing Network system in the five major population centers of Canada,” said Zoran Kehler, Reverb [...]

Telus Warns CRTC: Overregulation Could Harm Wireless Industry Like in Europe

September 30th, 2014 10 Comments »

The week-long CRTC hearing continues in Gatineau, Quebec, and today Telus had its turn to present its argument on the wholesale wireless industry.
Telus brought a panel of experts, including Georg Serentschy, the former Austrian telecom regulator, who explained how overregulation in Europe has harmed the industry as a whole (via The Canadian Press):
“Europe’s telecoms industry — [...]

Samsung to Supply iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro Display by the End of 2014 [Digitimes]

September 30th, 2014 10 Comments »

The display for the full-sized iPad and 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” will be supplied by Samsung, reports Digitimes, citing Korea-based news source inews24.

The next-generation iPads are said to be announced during an event next month alongside the 27-inch iMac with Retina display. Samsung will use a similar IPS technology to that used in the current line [...]

iOS 8 Bug in ‘Reset All Settings’ Option Erases All iWork Documents Stored in iCloud Drive

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

According to a report by MacRumors, a bug in the “Reset All Settings” option (under Settings -> General) in iOS 8 permanently erases all iWork documents stored in iCloud Drive. 

As you can see from the picture above, the “Reset All Settings” option explicitly states that no data or media will be erased. The option in [...]

Visa’s NFC Payments Expert Joins the Apple Pay Team in Europe

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple has inked a deal with Visa and MasterCard to launch Apple Pay in the US, but that hasn’t stopped the company from hiring away an executive from Visa in an effort to kickstart the system in Europe.

The company, has made an important hire, Mary Carol Harris, the director of mobile at Visa Europe since [...]

Kids Break a Bunch of iPhone 6′s at Apple Store Testing ‘Bendgate’ [VIDEO]

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

Two teens, Kylie and Danny, who decided to put the iPhone 6 ‘bendgate’ controversy to the test, have broken at least four iPhone 6′s in the course of a 4-minute folly, causing over $2,500 worth of criminal damage at an Apple Store (via The Daily Dot). What’s even more stupid is that the two kids uploaded a video of [...]

Competition Bureau to CRTC: High Rates Charged by ‘Big 3′ are “Not in the Public Interest”

September 29th, 2014 10 Comments »

The CRTC has kick-started its week-long hearing in Gatineau, Quebec today as it attempts to determine if the wireless wholesale market is competitive enough in nature, as the majority of airwaves are dominated by Rogers, Telus and Bell.

Senior economist Patrick Hughes, from the Competition Bureau noted at the hearing “outsized returns the incumbent carriers are [...]

Apple iPhone 6 Equipped With Two Accelerometers To Minimize Power Consumption

September 28th, 2014 10 Comments »

The teardown of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by the folks at Chipworks revealed that Apple has decided to equip both models of the iPhone with two independent accelerometers.
The latest generation iPhone from Apple contains the six-axis InvenSense MPU-6700 combination gyroscope-accelerometer and the three-axis BMA280 accelerometer from Bosch. The company has included two accelerometers [...]

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