Apple reportedly signs Samsung for next-gen iPhone chips

Apple and Samsung’s relationship is apparently not so strained as to prevent the South Korean electronics from providing the chips that will reportedly power future iPhones.

Samsung will supply Apple with A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node starting in 2015, the Korea Economic Daily reported Monday. The chip would go into production in 2015 and power an iPhone theoretically dubbed ther “iPhone 7″ that could be released in the latter half of 2015, according to the report. Continue reading

Android 4.3 spotted on HTC One

Android 4.3 is heading our way fast, and it’s been spotted on an HTC One. I’m excited to see what Google has in store given this is the first major Android update since Apple’s unveiling of iOS 7, the most dramatic overhaul of the iPhone, iPad and iPod’s software ever.

Android 4.3, expected to be an update to Jelly Bean rather than a full-fat new version, is likely to feature support for Bluetooth 4.0. The HTC running 4.3 has been spotted in a listing by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the model number reportedly matching with the model number of an HTC One with factory-fresh Android aboard. Continue reading

Rumors Of Cheap Phones & Big-Screens Mark The End Of iPhone Purity

Rumors Of Cheap Phones & Big-Screens Mark The End Of iPhone Purity At some point, rumors become so persistent it is hard to dismiss them out of hand. Apple building cheaper iPhones retailing for $99? Yeah, there may be something to this after all.

Reuters reports, based on sources in Apple’s Asian supply chain, that the company is considering building two new iPhones. One will be a 4.7-inch smartphone while the other could be a 5.7-inch “phablet.” Apple is also considering making cheaper smartphones that would be launched in a variety of colors that would sell for $99 (presumably on a two-year contract) and be aimed at emerging markets like China and India.  Continue reading

How to make HD movies on your iPhone 4 or 4S

Fancy yourself as the next Christopher Nolan but only have a smart phone-sized budget? Let me walk you through the apps, accessories and workflow you need to shoot beautiful movies on your iPhone 4 or 4S. Action!With the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, Apple made HD movie-making cheap and accessible. They let us shoot video in glorious hi-def (up to 720p resolution on the iPhone 4 and 1080p on the iPhone 4S), and quickly and easily upload our footage to a watching world. Continue reading

Tablet Wars: Google Nexus 10 VS Sony Xperia Tablet S

Well it’s time yet again to throw two great tablets into a Tablet War. This time we’ve got the Google Nexus 10 (manufactured by Samsung) going up against the Sony Xperia Tablet S. The Nexus 10 is running on a dual-core Exynos processor and the Xperia Tablet S is running on the popular and powerful quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Let’s get this battle started with some specs. Continue reading

How to get the Google Play store on the Kindle Fire HD

There are plenty of complimentary things you can say about the Kindle Fire HD. “It has a stellar collection of apps,” unfortunately isn’t one of them. Amazon has customised Android to within an inch of its virtual life and banished Google Play in favour of its own Amazon Appstore. Take a stroll down its digital aisles and you’ll find the selection somewhat underwhelming — there’s no Gmail, no Dropbox, no Instagram. Continue reading