Apple Reportedly Plans To Nix The Headphone Jack On The Next iPhone

Well, we’re all screwed. Several media outlets are now reporting Apple plans to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its next iPhone, likely to be the iPhone 7, enabling aneven thinner design. Sources tell Fast Company, however, the phone is slated to support wireless charging Read More …

Apple Acquires Particle, a Web App Design Startup

Apple has acquired Particle, a web app design startup that counts Justin Timberlake as a lead investor, for an undisclosed sum, according to CNET. Particle was founded in 2008 by Aubrey Anderson and Cole Rise, and the two co-founders had previously done design and marketing Read More …

Sorry, Windows 8 Is Not Going to Save the PC Industry

¬† It’s no secret that the PC business is pretty lousy these days. In recent weeks, Hewlett-Packard and Dell have posted weak quarterly earnings because so much of their business still relies on sales of PCs. On Friday, Intel became the latest behemoth to weigh Read More …

Tablets to Surpass Notebook Growth in 2016

The demand for tablet computers such as the iPad is growing so quickly that shipments of them are projected to surpass notebook shipments by 2016. According to market research firm NPD DisplaySearch, the mobile PC category is poised to soar from 347 million units in Read More …

Cute Clay iPad Stop Motion Video

sevsve¬†made this cute stop motion video at the British Higher School of Art and Design art school in Moscow. She used plasticine, which is like a synthetic clay, to make an iPad, and used stop motion to bring it to life. I wouldn’t be surprised Read More …

After ‘Genius’ Fail, Apple Back to Promoting iPad in Olympics

Apple, which discontinued its much-panned “genius” ads during the Olympics after their short run, is back with a more traditional approach, promoting its latest iPad. The ad above, which ran during Tuesday night’s Olympics telecast on NBC, touts the new iPad’s Retina display and the Read More …

Teardown Reveals iPad Mini Costs $188 to Manufacture

Although Apple’s iPad mini retails for $329, a teardown of the tiny tablet shows that it actually costs $188 to build. A base model with Wi-Fi and 16 GB of NAND flash memory has a “bill of materials” of $188, plus an added manufacturing expense Read More …

Jony Ive: iPad Mini Is a ‘Concentration Not a Reduction’

Critics may assume that Apple merely shrunk its iPad down to create the iPad Mini, but according to Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive, the Mini is a completely new product and a “concentration” rather than a “reduction.” Ive makes his case in what now Read More …

Secret Pictures of Apple Prototypes Pop Up in Court

Court documents released during the ongoing Apple and Samsung patent battle show early pictures of what the iPhone and iPad could have looked like, and hint at what features we could see in the future. According to images obtained by The Verge, early prototypes of Read More …

Living With Lumia: The Final Verdict on Windows Phone 8

Can an iPhone-loving Apple fangirl survive using Windows Phone 8 for 10 days? The answer is a resounding yes. Our Living With Lumia challenge has come to an end and I have some final thoughts about Nokia’s Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 and the future Read More …