Currently Browsing: Apple

Apple to buy Beats, but why?

The tech-rumour mill is in full swing, with both Google’s I/O conference and Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) both just around the corner. Prepare for much speculation, plenty of hypotheticals and then some before these two giants announce what users can expect from each respective eco-system for the next year. Google has recently acquired all sorts of companies, including Nest, but this post is about the latest rumour surrounding Apple. It is said that the Cupertino based company is looking at purchasing Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine’s famous “Beats Electronics.” Beats is...
read more

Microsoft’s new CEO has some big shoes to fill

Last week it was announced that Satya Nadella would take over from Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO. Nadella becomes only the third CEO of the technology giant, after founder Bill Gates and predecessor, Ballmer. There are many challenges that Nadella will need to overcome in order to be as successful as Gates, and while Apple and Google lead the way in the world of technology at the moment, there’s never been a better time for a CEO to stamp his authority on a company the way that Nadella can. But where did Nadella come from? He’s been the executive vice president of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft...
read more

BlackBerry finally rolls out on Androids and iPhones

It was rumoured that Research In Motion (RIM), presently known as BlackBerry, would distribute its mobile messenger app, BBM, across other mobile Operating Systems, like Android and Apple. The rumour has been confirmed, as BlackBerry released the official version of the hybrid BlackBerry Messenger on the 21st October 2013. The original release date was set for early September, but was postponed on account of an alleged technical glitch. Despite having limited use, as it is only available for iPhone or Android devices running on IOS v.6 or v7 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), respectively, the...
read more

Our favourite smartphone apps

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876,  he never dreamed that his simple invention would be influential in every era. One can liken the evolution of the telephone to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The telephone gave birth to the cordless phone, car phone, the cellphone and now the smartphone. To use your smartphone optimally, it needs to be equipped with the right kind of resources. One such resource being the mobile applications you use on the phone. Not to worry if you’re a new smarphone user, we have profiled four of our favourite apps below:         1.      ...
read more

A budget addition to the iPhone family

When Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone in 2007, no one had ever imagined the kind of change the cellphone industry was about to go through.  At the time, Nokia and Motorola had been dominating the cellphone market with their fashion savvy devices. The iPhone brought something that had never been considered before: technological innovation.  Apple built the iPhone around the higher end of the cellphone market – their catch phrase being “exclusivity”. Five iPhone devices later, Steve Jobs’ dream of exclusivity may be changing. Apple is rumoured to be revealing two devices in...
read more