Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Google Play Revenue Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s application marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s App Store in Q1, according to a new report from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead” in terms of worldwide revenue“, reports TechCrunch, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. However, Google Play is now narrowing that revenue […]

T-Mobile’s Simple Starter: $40/mo

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

T-Mobile today introduced its all-new Simple Starter value plan which offers LTE data at $40 a month along with unlimited talk and text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data with tethering. Starting at $50, T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plans, feature unlimited talk, text and data for up to 5 lines. AT&T’s 300MB plan, by contrast, […]

ZTE: Smartphone Superpower

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

China-based ZTE launched a new Android smartphone, dubbed the Redbull, which starts at $113, reports C/Net. The China-only handset features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. ZTE is offering two versions — a “Youth” option boasting 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage […]

China Mobile Sells 1 Million iPhones in February

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 20th, 2014

China Mobile just added 1.34 million new 4G users in February and about one million of them are iPhone users, reports The Wall Street Journal. “We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities,” China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua told […]

Apple Offers Cheap iPhone5c and Brings Back iPad4

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 18th, 2014

Apple has added a discounted 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in some parts of the world to stimulate sales. The iPhone 5c, with identical specs but less memory will sell in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and China, with the unlocked device selling for around $70 less than the 16GB model. While the […]

iBeacon: Informative or Intrusive?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 17th, 2014

Apple iBeacons can spam users even if their device is locked, thanks to new change in iOS 7.1 says Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet. Apple’s iBeacon is an indoor positioning system that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence, explains, but similar Bluetooth beaconing will be available for most smartphones. IBeacon uses Bluetooth […]