Google Takes It’s Ball and Goes Home Softcard to be an Android Only App
Feb26

Google Takes It’s Ball and Goes Home Softcard to be an Android Only App

In a move that I guess shouldn't really surprise anyone Google has pulled the mobile wallet service Softcard from all App Stores and is only bringing it back for Android devices.  For those of you not familiar with the service Softcard is a NFC based mobile wallet that allows you swipe to pay for items it was bought by Google few months back. This move is to compete with Apple Pay...Softcard was the payment system backed by all the...

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Samsung’s Design Chief Worked with Apple’s Design Chief

Samsung has had to cough up plenty of money to Apple over accusations of copying, but one thing Samsung has been taking a long time to copy is the build quality of the iPhone. Sure, Samsung’s Galaxy devices are well made, but the plastic materials have not won high praise from critics. However, Samsung has started building with metal and its devices have felt more premium over recent models. Interestingly, the company’s design head...

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Onda Air Copies iPad Air but has Android/Windows 8.1 Dual Boot OS
Dec31

Onda Air Copies iPad Air but has Android/Windows 8.1 Dual Boot OS

Apple's iPad Air 2 is a very good tablet, the best of the best in fact, and I can say that as a fan of Android smartphones. However, the Air 2 sets the benchmark in style and overall quality and functionality, but there are some things it does not do. Neither Apple’s iOS nor Google’s Android will run full blown PC apps, but slates running Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 will. If only there was a slate that looked like the iPad, had the...

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Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow
Dec16

Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow

The smartphone boom does not seem to be slowing down anywhere in the world as 20% more devices were sold during the third quarter compared to the second three month period of the year. The data was gathered by respected market researchers Gartner. The company found that 310 million smartphones were sold during the last quarter, while good old feature phones continue to fall in the market as more and more budget smartphones are made....

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IPhone 6 a Knock Off of a Chinese Phone?
Dec04

IPhone 6 a Knock Off of a Chinese Phone?

Today from the news shelve of the weird Chinese phone maker Digione is going after Apple for copying one of their designs and using it for the bases of the iPhone6 design.  Above you can see this device in all it's glory. Digione claims they have a patent on this design and have had it before Apple started to use it. In part their letter to Apple reads as follows: "....it can be preliminarily concluded that the design of Apple's...

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