Tag Archives: Devices

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems to have ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

Sony Xperia Ear, Xperia Projector, Other Connected Devices Launched at MWC

Alongside the overhaul of the Xperia brand to include “ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world,” Sony introduced three new Xperia smartphones, and a range of accessories and concept devices at MWC 2016. These include Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye, and Xperia Projector, among others. The Xperia Ear (seen above) is a wireless ear-piece that ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Releases Fix for Bricked Devices, Apologises to Users

Apple on Thursday said that it will be fixing the iPhone smartphones that got bricked due to ‘Error 53’, caused by failing a security check during an iOS update/ restore after the replacement of Touch ID-related components by an unauthorised third party. The Cupertino-based company apologised for rendering a number of iPhone 6 and newer handsets useless after detecting an ... Read More »

Samsung Details Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Features for Galaxy Devices

Samsung recently started seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones globally. The South Korean company on Wednesday in a blog post detailed what are the new features that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will bring for other eligible Samsung phones, apart from the changes to the Edge panels already described. Two ... Read More »

Samsung Launches Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC for Mobile Devices

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its latest Exynos mobile processor – the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 (aka Exynos 7870). Some might find the name familiar as the processor was spotted in a recent benchmark result listing for the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone. Samsung announced it will mass produce the SoC in Q1 of 2016. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 ... Read More »

Phone Makers, Please Stop Teasing Devices Months in Advance

It’s a difficult world for smartphone makers, as new companies enter the market every other day, making competition pitiless. You now see a dozen so-called flagship smartphones launching nearly each month. Getting people to pay attention when your top-tier phones launch is getting harder; phone makers now have to manage teasers and slow reveals, in order to get the eyeballs ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Faces Likely Lawsuit for Bricking Devices

Apple could be subjected to a number of lawsuits for intentionally bricking many iPhone handsets. Many lawyers are finding Cupertino’s decision to render its smartphones useless with a software upgrade as a violation of several consumer laws. A law firm in the United States said that it hopes to bring a class action against Apple for rendering so many iPhone ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Explains Why It Disables Devices Repaired by Third Parties

Apple has confirmed that it intentionally bricks (or disables) iPhone handsets that have been repaired by third-party repairmen. Addressing the ever mounting complaints from users, the Cupertino-based company insists that it does so only to better protect user privacy and payment security. Offering further explanation to why it thinks an iPhone should be completely disabled, Apple said that disabling the ... Read More »