It’s not often that Microsoft launches a dramatically revised version of Windows. But when the software giant does – as many expect with the launch of Windows 8 – it’s big news. And just about every industry stakeholder — from the company’s consumers to enterprise users to competitors — become interested in what the software will ship with and how it’ll fare in an environment so tied to past ideas. Until all that’s determined, however, many folks have questions. Continue reading
Apple chief Tim Cook has visited Foxconn’s new iPhone factory during his visit to China, as the company tries to improve the working conditions at their plants.
It was not known whether Cook, who is on his first visit to China since becoming chief executive of Apple, would pay a visit to any of the factories used to produce its leading products. Continue reading
By getting 10 million downloads in three days, Angry Birds Space has vaulted the mobile game business into the stratosphere of bonified entertainment blockbusters.
It’s hard to calculate how much money the game has generated because prices range from 99 cents for Angry Birds Space on iOS to $6 on Windows PCs. At $10 million at a minimum, that puts Rovio in a different league among mobile game publishers. Continue reading
To say Apple is no ordinary company is a gross understatement. With a market capitalization (the total value of its stock) hovering around $573 billion, it’s now the world’s most valuable company. But even before it acquired that rare distinction, it was special in many ways, especially the way it introduces products and the way the public and the media react to those products. Continue reading
Microsoft’s current “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge took a sour turn when an Android user who beat a Windows Phone user was told he lost the challenge “just because”.
The challenge allows other mobile phones to face up in a test of speed against a Windows Phone in retail stores around the U.S. Continue reading
Did Sprint Nextel really need the iPhone?
That’s what one Wall Street analyst is asking after looking at the company’s year-end performance, which Sprint disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. The results show that a bulk of Sprint’s customers would have joined the carrier regardless of whether the iPhone was available, and only a fraction of the customers would have left the service for the iPhone elsewhere. Sprint began carrying the iPhone in October. Continue reading
Samsung Galaxy S II owners on O2 UK can get a taste of delicious Ice Cream Sandwich today, with the carrier confirming that Android 4.0 for the smartphone has been released. The much-anticipated update follows Samsung’s release of the generic ICS ROM earlier this month; at the time, the Korean company warned that carrier versions might take longer to arrive. Continue reading