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Beware! This link can cause your smartphone to crash
- January 27, 2016

While the link is most likely going to come from a friend trying to prank you, the website, crashsafari.com, does exactly what it says it will: crash the Safari browser. Internet trolls have come up with a new way to annoy unsuspecting users. Users from all around the world are reporting problems with the Safari web browser crashing on their iPhone or Mac. (more...)
1 billion active Apple devices are in use in the world
- January 27, 2016

Sales of iPads saw a 56% drop in revenues and 25% dip in unit sales as the market for tablet computers cooled. The company also admitted that it has started to feel the effects of the economic softness in its critical Chinese market as it warned that iPhone sales are set to fall. (more...)
Apple Sees First Sales Crisis In More Than A Decade
- January 27, 2016

Apple's profits this quarter just barely beat the company's first-quarter 2015 income, which set a historical milestone . Apple did not say how many it expects to sell in Q2, but analysts have predicted declines as high as 25 percent. (more...)
Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit
- January 27, 2016

The software has been available to academic researchers for nearly a year under a more restrictive custom license via Microsoft's CodePlex site. Using a single GPU, CNTK is claimed to equal or beat rivals TensorFlow, Theano, Torch 7, and Caffee; across two GPUs, it is claimed to beat them all by a healthy margin; installed on the company's Azure platform and scaled to eight GPUs running on two virtual machines, it offered several times the performance of its rivals in internal testing. (more...)
Local Netflix a pale version of US library Local Netflix a pale version of US library
- January 27, 2016

He also said the company's decision to step up enforcement of geo-blocking was at the behest of the film and television studios which own the rights to its streaming content. Results can be further whittled down by genre, type, audio, subtitle, Netflix rating, IMDB rating and the year it was released. In the past, many viewers have turned to virtual private networks (VPNs) or proxies to appear as though they're watching Netflix from within other countries in order to bypass the licencing ... (more...)
Apple reports slowest iPhone sales since 2007 launch
- January 27, 2016

Both revenue and net income broke records, but again with a very small growth rate: $75,9 billion in revenue, a 2% increase, and $18,4 billion in net income, around 1,7%. Since it remains Apple's most profitable product, a sales slowdown may spell trouble ahead. It's also where Apple sells a good chunk of its iPhones. (more...)
Apple reports slowest growth in iPhone sales since it launched in 2007
- January 27, 2016

While Apple recorded good financial figures, the company saw essentially no growth in iPhone sales compared to the same quarter a year ago. It sold 16.1 million tablets during the quarter and revenue was down 21 percent year-over-year. Analysts say the latest iPhone models are selling reasonably well, but they're not providing the boost Apple needs to match the massive sales growth it enjoyed past year. (more...)
GoPro integrates with Periscope to live stream videos of your crazy stunts GoPro integrates with Periscope to live stream videos of your crazy stunts
- January 27, 2016

Periscope also recently gained deeper integration with the official Twitter app. Grab the latest update to Periscope for free from the App Store . The layoffs probably came about because most consumers, once they have bought a GoPro , will not purchase the next best model mainly due to the fact that it is a good product and once you have it you generally do not need another. (more...)
What We Know: Trump, Cruz closing arguments in Iowa
- January 27, 2016

The Republican electorate is in a sour mood as its members prepare to begin the process of picking a presidential nominee. Something's wrong. But when they sent out that press release, ... A super PAC supporting Cruz released a television ad on Monday in Iowa castigating Trump for his past views on abortion, which cites a 1999 interview in which Trump notes he's "pro-choice in every respect". (more...)
Apple sells fewer iPhones than expected in latest quarter
- January 27, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed during the company's financial earnings conference call today that iPhone sales will likely decline in the March quarter, marking the first year-over-year decline since the smartphone was released in June 2007. (more...)
Apple's iPhone success may be reaching its peak Apple's iPhone success may be reaching its peak
- January 27, 2016

Those worries about slowing demand have been fed by forecasts of lackluster sales by some of Apple's main Asian suppliers. Wireless music is expected to be the major trend Apple intends to bring around. But now, some investors are scared that Apple won't even come close to levelling with last year's sales. Other reasons cited include Apple's very own iPhone 6 stealing the glory away from the newer iPhone 6S. (more...)
Apple 5se to be announced in March
- January 27, 2016

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 7 in the fall, and the company would typically be expected to retire the iPhone 5S , which will be three years old in September. Its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, was first released in 2013 but it's now still on sale. On the connectivity front, the iPhone 5se will come out supporting features such as, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which were again seen on the iPhone 6s. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 5se may launch in March with Apple Watch 2
- January 27, 2016

The "se" suffix has been described in two ways by Apple employees: as a "special edition" variation of the vintage 4-inch iPhone screen size and as an "enhanced" version of the iPhone 5s. According to The Verge , an unglamorous photo that originally leaked via 9to5Mac could be the rumored 5SE, which may launch at an Apple event expected in late March or early April. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 5 Tipped to Launch in 4 Variants on February 24 Xiaomi Mi 5 Tipped to Launch in 4 Variants on February 24
- January 27, 2016

An earlier listing suggested that the Mi 5 would feature specs that would directly take on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone, so it's clear that Xiaomi isn't mucking around with this release. It will have a 5.2-inch QHD display with a resolution expected to be 1,440 x 2,560 or 1,080 x 1,920, going by the rumors. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said in last November that the Mi 5 was "worth the wait" and was "very, very good". (more...)
Apple To Release iPhone 5se in March Apple To Release iPhone 5se in March
- January 26, 2016

While a 4-inch iPhone is nothing new for Apple, the company has made that screen size unavailable in its latest two iPhone lineups: both the iPhone 6 and 6S are only available with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Design-wise, the leaked device is similar to the iPhone 6s , albeit smaller. The chamfered, shiny edges have been replaced with curved glass like on the iPhone 6 and 6S lines. (more...)
Tesla's Model S tops Hong Kong best-selling sedan
- January 26, 2016

But between February 2014 and May 2015, the company couldn't produce a prototype that passed Tesla's engineering standards. Government policies in China, the world's largest polluter, are inevitably moving toward reducing emissions, favoring electric vehicles, he said. (more...)
GoPro Cameras Will Now Be Able To Live Stream Via Periscope GoPro Cameras Will Now Be Able To Live Stream Via Periscope
- January 26, 2016

And when a GoPro Hero 4 has Wi-Fi enabled, this battery life gets dramatically shorter. The company has also been forced to cut 4Q guidance and announce layoffs. GoPro has also previously allied with Periscope's competitor, Meerkat , to broadcast live videos. And GoPro has a product called the HEROCast , a wireless transmitter geared towards professional broadcasters. (more...)
Google now allows app installations from search on Android
- January 26, 2016

Rather than a single stand-alone Amazon Fire Phone , we'd have a number of variously branded Amazon Fire Phones . Six weeks later, Amazon slashed about $200 off of both options and the price kept falling. Amazon would certainly be wary of these contract restrictions, before it reveals a renewed smartphone ambition. Amazon could produce some other features that don't compete with core Google services and ask for those to be integrated. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Not Fazed By Apple iPad Pro
- January 26, 2016

Inspiration can hit you anywhere, and being able to jot down handwritten ideas using a program that everyone is familiar with is awesome. You can read about all the updates that are available to Insiders on Office 365 in January over at the Microsoft Office blog. (more...)
Twitter management departures unnerve investors, stock falls
- January 26, 2016

Responding to changes, Twitter's shares fell about 7 per cent in early trading in NY on Monday. "Management of the product and engineering groups has been a revolving door, but Weil was heralded as the antidote", Sanderson said . We're likely to see more shifts in the near future. They noted that the latest raft of departures will leave about 66% of the executives who made presentations to investors at the company's Analyst Day. (more...)

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