Top 10 Gadgets

10. Nokia Lumia 1020 Harry McCracken / TIME Every modern wireless phone is a cameraphone, but this Lumia is something new: a phonecamera. Its oversized sensor packs 41 megapixels of resolution; you can capture the most detailed phone snapshots you’ve ever seen, and zoom in without reducing your pictures to a blocky mess. (You have to download the high-res versions to a computer via USB cable, but it’s worth the effort.) Even iPhone and Android fans who thought they couldn’t care less about Windows Phones might find themselves smitten with this one. 9. Leap Motion Controller This pint-sized USB accessory … Continue reading Top 10 Gadgets

Bill Gates plays Secret Santa to Reddit user

One lucky Redditor received a travel book, a stuffed cow, and a donation in her name to a charity, though the Microsoft chairman decided against the iPad on her wishlist. Microsoft Chairman and Secret Santa Bill Gates. (Credit: CBS) Bill Gates as Santa Claus? That’s the role he played to one girl on Reddit. Excited and shocked when she learned the source behind her generous gift giving, Redditor Rachel detailed the exchange in a Redditgifts post Wednesday night. Served up by the folks at Reddit, Redditgifts is an online gift exchange where people become Secret Santas by exchanging presents with friends and … Continue reading Bill Gates plays Secret Santa to Reddit user

Why Apple’s 2014 won’t be like 2013

It’s not just about the next hit product. Apple is preparing for a future beyond phones, tablets, watches and TVs, in which it’s the premium brand for life in a fully digital age. Hundreds of people await the iPhone 5S and 5C launch at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) As 2013 draws to a close, Tim Cook is feeling good. The holiday quarter once again proved that Apple’s products and stores can draw a crowd. Pent-up demand for new iPhones and iPads was satisfied once again, and Apple’s reputation as a purveyor of objects of desire … Continue reading Why Apple’s 2014 won’t be like 2013

Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 is a well crafted package, but beyond that tells you much about the state of Microsoft’s assault on the tablet market. The Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first attempt at building a Windows tablet. The device runs Microsoft’s Windows RT, an operating system dropped by other hardware manufacturers who found little appetite for hardwrae running the OS; as a result, apart from Microsoft itself, Nokia is the only company left still making RT-powered devices now. I’ve been using the Lumia 2520 as my everyday tablet for the last couple of weeks and I like it a lot. However, it … Continue reading Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Samsung loses to Apple in legal battle in own home turf

If you’re not tired of it all yet, here’s another segment of the legal tug of war between frenemies Samsung and Apple. The news this time hails all the way from Samsung’s home town of South Korea. Unfortunately for Samsung, the victory is Apple’s.   It is common legal practice to counter sue a plaintiff based on the same or almost similar subjects. So when Apple sued Samsung for infringing on some of its patents and for gross imitation, Samsung also sued the Cupertino-based company for other patents. When Apple tried to get infringing Samsung products banned from import in … Continue reading Samsung loses to Apple in legal battle in own home turf

Apple scores legal victory over Samsung in South Korea

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc’s older iPhone and iPad in South Korea after a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed on three of Samsung’s mobile patents. The lawsuit was part of the tech giants’ global courtroom battle dating to 2011, when Apple first sued Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iconic iPhone and iPad. A judge at the Seoul Central District Court said Apple products such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad2 did not violate Samsung patents on short message … Continue reading Apple scores legal victory over Samsung in South Korea

Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4

Did you know that you can access various Xbox One and PS4 features from your smartphone or tablet? It’s relatively simple to set up; here’s what you need to know. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) The Xbox 360 was released in the fall of 2005 and the PlayStation 3 a year later. Back then smartphones weren’t all that smart, the mobile market was dominated by players like BlackBerry and Nokia, and gaming was split between consoles and PCs. Everything changed, however, when Apple released the iPhone; and once again with the release of the iPad. The mobile revolution has changed the way … Continue reading Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4

President Obama says he can’t use iPhone for ‘security reasons’

While he fought hard to keep his BlackBerry when he entered the White House, the president says his daughters use their iPhones frequently. Apple’s iPhone — not for President Obama. While President Obama uses Apple’s iPad, he admitted Wednesday that unspecified security concerns prevent him from using an iPhone. “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” Obama said during a meeting promoting his health care law with young people Wednesday at the White House. However, he said his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones. An enthusiastic e-mailer-in-chief, Obama fought hard to … Continue reading President Obama says he can’t use iPhone for ‘security reasons’

This Concept Design for iPhone 6 Looks Awesome

  We all know how secretive Apple is when it comes to new designs and concepts. It is really hard to say anything about what they might be coming up with or how would they make use of the recently acquired patent. However, a UK publication company; T3 has come up with a pretty neat concept video of what the iphone 6 might look like. However, the video is subject to ‘If’ Apple designs it according to their submission of new patent for the ‘wrap around-style display’. The document which was filed by Apple last month says that the future … Continue reading This Concept Design for iPhone 6 Looks Awesome

How to enable on, off switch labels in iOS 7

If the green and white indicators for switches in iOS 7 aren’t enough for you, you can easily add an extra indicator. With the redesign of iOS 7, the color mode to differentiate when a switch is set to on or off has changed. The color of a switch that’s off is white, and the color for a switch that’s on is green. Previous versions of iOS also had an On or Off indicator in view when a switch was moved to one side or another. Alas, those labels are gone in iOS 7, but you can add a different … Continue reading How to enable on, off switch labels in iOS 7