Author Archives: Adrian Diaconescu

App Store scammer makes $10,000 a day from a $10 game template

App Store scammer makes $10,000 a day from a $10 game template
All healed of the “Flappy Bird” addiction which supposedly prompted its creator to remove the free-to-play game from both the App Store and Google Play? Hopefully, you didn’t seek comfort in the arms of a similar title, “Red Bouncing Ball Spikes”, or I have some bad news.

The future of iPad accessories is bright with newly patented ‘smart magnets’

The future of iPad accessories is bright with newly patented ‘smart magnets’
So often do we hear the word patent used in association with war, trial, court of law, infringement or attorneys of late that most people not fluent in legalese probably automatically switch off whenever seeing yet another article headlined by the infamous term.

Apple working on ‘experimental’ non-iPhone branded 5.6-inch device? Probably not

Apple working on ‘experimental’ non-iPhone branded 5.6-inch device? Probably not
As we draw closer and closer to Apple’s iPhone 6 intro(s), rumors get more frequent, aggressive, bigger, often more credible, but sometimes crazier as everyone tries to score free, easy media exposure. It’s just the way the world works, I’m afraid, and you can choose to participate in the speculation fest or simply ignore and mistrust everything until said device(s) go official.

Apple doubles iPhone sales in Russia, also jacks up smartphone market share in China

Apple doubles iPhone sales in Russia, also jacks up smartphone market share in China
The secret gateway to a brighter future for tech players in the so-called post-PC era undoubtedly lies in emerging mobile markets, as it’s pretty obvious the US and developed European countries have nearly reached the point of saturation.

iPad Pro concept video shows off nearly bezel-free 13-incher running OS X

iPad Pro concept video shows off nearly bezel-free 13-incher running OS X
The technology world is shifting and evolving, traditional PCs are losing steam while mobile gadgets continue to prosper, so the already thin line between smartphones and tablets on one side and laptops and desktops on the other is likely to reach the point of near invisibility before long.

iPhone 5s prices around the world: Most expensive in Brazil; Cheapest in the US

iPhone 5s prices around the world: Most expensive in Brazil; Cheapest in the US
After finally snapping up the rights to use the iPhone name in Brazil a few months ago, Apple made further strides in conquering one of the world’s fastest evolving smartphone markets by opening its first official retail store in the country on Sunday.

Jony Ive vanishes from Apple’s Executive Profiles webpage, prompting departure rumors [Update: He’s back]

Jony Ive vanishes from Apple’s Executive Profiles webpage, prompting departure rumors [Update: He’s back]
He may not be one of Apple’s founding fathers, as he only joined the 37 year-old company back in 1992, but English designer Jonathan “Jony” Ive is clearly one of Cupertino’s most influential figures ever. And now he’s… gone?

Apple reportedly exploring purchase of health tracker maker Basis Science

Apple reportedly exploring purchase of health tracker maker Basis Science

Though nearly confirmed to land later this year, possibly ahead of the iPad Pro, Apple’s first ever smartwatch, fittingly called iWatch, is still most likely a long way from completion. Otherwise, Cupertino wouldn’t be looking for sleep researchers, physiologists and biomedical specialists to help them get the project off the ground.

‘Leaked’ iPhone 6 photos may have been fake after all, here’s the proof

‘Leaked’ iPhone 6 photos may have been fake after all, here’s the proof

The Interwebs rejoiced when concepts and would-be renders were tossed in the trash and replaced by seemingly legit iPhone 6 prototype photos, but as rock-solid their sources appeared, it looks like the images may have been doctored.