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Samsung Starts Production on iPhone 7 A9 Processor
By admin on Saturday December 13, 2014

Samsung's involvement in the next iPhone model (iPhone 6s or iPhone 7) has been well documented with the Korean company set to make 90% of the new A9 chips that will be used in Apple products in 2015. After winning that huge contract to make the new processor with 14nm FinFET technology Samsung is readying to put the A9 into production. In fact, the company is prepping its manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas and has started making the chip this week.

Why Windows Phone Struggles in the United States
By Luke Jones on Thursday December 11, 2014

Windows Phone is a hard platform to predict. The OS enjoyed growth worldwide through 2013 but has struggled in key markets this year while maintaining a solid base in emerging markets. The lack of interest in the US is of particular worry to Microsoft, with the WP market share falling consistently through 2014.

Apple Opening New Store in Brooklyn
By Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014

Apple already has a notable and iconic presence in New York City, but there has been plenty of rumors lately that the company would expand its retail output in the city. That has been confirmed today as Cupertino confessed it would be opening a new store in the Williamsburg neighbourhood in the borough of Brooklyn.

Microsoft Clamps Down on Windows and Office Piracy
By Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014

There are plenty of people out there using Microsoft's products (Office and Windows) illegally without paying for them. While some would argue that its fair game, Microsoft certainly begs to differ and is ready to go to war with those doing it. Torrent Freak says that the software giant is going to start taking people to court when it detects they are using pirated copies of products such as Office and Windows.

Blackberry Could Not Deal with Chinese Companies Says CEO
By Luke Jones on Monday December 08, 2014

Blackberry has been known as one of the most secure mobile companies, while the BB10 software is lauded by the brand for its safety for users. In recent years, security among nations has been a hot topic and interestingly mobile has played a huge part because companies have been embroiled in the issue. China has been roundly accused by the international community of using private companies to spy on other sovereign nations.

Apple Makes Most Revenue from LTE Devices
By Luke Jones on Friday December 05, 2014

Apple's hold on the smartphone market is big across the board, but in terms of sheer numbers Cupertino usually loses out to Samsung. Not in the LTE side of things though as Apple once again topped data for raking in the most revenue for LTE enabled devices. In fact, in almost every aspect of smartphones and tablets, when it comes to generating income, Apple bests them all, even if Samsung dominates sales charts.

Apple and Android Continue Global Growth
By Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014

Kantar Worldpanel has released its quarterly research into smartphone market share and the data revealed that Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started to take hold as they pushed iOS up in most markets.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in Detail
By Luke Jones on Thursday December 04, 2014

Qualcomm has become synonymous with smartphones, the company makes silicon innards for just about every company out there, especially on the Android platform. There are other players of course (MediaTek, Samsung, NVIDIA etc), but if you are buying a smartphone there is a very good chance that it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset purring under the hood.

Black Friday Dominated by iOS and Apple
By Luke Jones on Monday December 01, 2014

Black Friday was a massive success for retailers once again as consumers flocked to stores (both online and not) to get their hands on one of the fabulous deals on offer. After bumper weekend in the United States the weekend has salvaged smaller retailer's year, while for the big boys it has added more money to the coffers.

Samsung Will Probably Cut Jobs Next Week
By Luke Jones on Friday November 28, 2014

Plenty of Apple fans are probably delighted that Samsung is struggling this year, although in perspective the company still leads the smartphone market. However, when a company falls on hard times it is easy to forget that people's livelihoods are on the line. That is probably something that Samsung employees have not had to worry about for many years, but this year is going to be different.