This quarter appears to have been the haymaker for Xiaomi in China as, according to analysts at Canalys, the vendor tripled shipments in three months. What’s more, it would appear that Xiaomi has done what Apple - thus far - has been unable to do: they’ve out-shipped Samsung. Samsung’s shipments fell this quarter as well while Xiaomi, Lenovo, Yulong, and Huawei all grew.
Now that Comic-Con is over, we’re sure there is an unpleasant return to reality. The humdrum droll of real life can get you down, but it doesn’t have to. If you want to animate your life, we’ve got a few apps you might want to check out. Whether it be a quick bit of avatar fun, or taking pics and making the moment pop like the animated books you love, these three will help you through it.
2K Games is set to release the original BioShock on iOS. The port of the popular "old" game will be playable on iPad 4, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, and current generation iPhones (5S and 5C). 2K shared that the game will be a verbatim (or close) experience to the console or PC version except for the controller environment – as it will have to rely on touch-optimized controls.
When Apple first decided to enter the automotive industry, they didn't decide to create the iCar. Rumors of the iWatch swirl - Apple's hired an army of watch and wearable-friendly professionals over the past several years, and they're making something new. But the quickest way to the top of your business is to turn it upside down - and the modern Apple model isn't above collaboration.
It would appear that Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, aka Beats Electronics, aka Beats Music, has been finalized. With it comes a message from Beats, likely written by a top wordsmith from Apple. It sounds that way, anyway, bringing on words that deem Beats headphones worthy of sitting alongside the iPod, iPad, and iPhone as Apple’s key "instruments."
The brand you’ll see on the smartwatch coming from designer Michael Bastian is Gilt - but given that you’re a tech reader, the first name you’ll recognize in this collaboration is Hewlett-Packard. While the triple team-up here hasn’t let it be known what software it’ll be running quite yet, the concept views of this smartwatch have been revealed - and it looks rather nice.
Wunderlist is all grown up! The third major version of this popular list-making, list-sharing, and now list-collecting, service is bringing long-awaited features to its faithful followers. But underlying all of these is a new platform that could evolve Wunderlist to become something beyond the humble todo list management app that it was when it started years ago.
A physical keyboard for your iPhone - just the accessory you need to make certain you never forget BlackBerry. As if summoned by the masses of super-secret BlackBerry fans who’ve been disgraced into using iPhones by society, Typo 2 emerges as a second generation for the first BlackBerry-sued accessory. Why would you want such a thing?
The iPhone family has used Sapphire Glass for components for several generations. Both the back-facing camera lens and, in the iPhone 5s, the Touch ID home button work with Sapphire Glass to keep them tough. The iPhone 6, as it’s assumed to be called, has been teased more than once to be working with a full Sapphire Glass front panel.