Apple plans to make major improvements to the Maps app in iOS 8, a new report claimed on Tuesday.
Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, are currently working on Maps for iOS 8, 9to5Mac reported, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Apple's plans. The executives are focusing less on interface improvements this year and more on enhancements to the application's accuracy and reliability, the report said.
In addition, Apple has added public transit functionality to the app, ensuring that users can find directions when using … Read more
The folks over at mobile-industry tracker GSM Arena discovered on Tuesday a leaked ad for the upcoming HTC One from Australian carrier Telstra. That ad shows the same handset featured in countless leaked images and reveals details on the device's "Duo Camera."
According to the ad, the Duo Camera uses the handset's two cameras to: "Create vivid images even in low light and … Read more
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has officially put a target on the backs of AT&T and Verizon.
Speaking to Charlie Rose in an interview Monday, Son said that he'd "like to have the real fight" for mobile supremacy, adding that if he can get to that point, he would enter into "a more massive price war."
SoftBank, which acquired a controlling stake in Sprint last year, is reportedly mulling a merger with T-Mobile USA to create a more competitive alternative to the big two of AT&T and Verizon. But Son's comments … Read more
Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.
Two months after the beta was announced, Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0 is now live.
Since its inception, DiskStation Manager has been by far the most advanced operating system for NAS server and helped Synology NAS sever to win many of CNET's Editors' Choice awards, such as the Synology DiskStation DS1513+.
The new upgrade brings in a totally revamped user experience. The interface has been overhauled with lots of improvement with a Control Panel that incorporates a new ease of use collectively found in other native operation system, such as Windows, Mac OS, and even iOS. It … Read more
Sprint's Framily friends and family plan is off to a good start. So says Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer, who spoke at a Deutsche Bank investor conference on Monday.
At a time when the wireless carriers are either slashing prices or pushing for family members to sign up together to save money, Framily is Sprint's most potent weapon to fend off the competitive pressure. The plan is simple: the more people sign up, the bigger the savings. Individuals get separate bills, so people can go beyond their direct family and join together with friends and acquaintances.
Euteneuer said … Read more
Fast mobile connection speeds, coupled with a strong third wireless carrier, could help improve US competition, not hurt it, SoftBank's CEO plans to argue in Washington this week.
SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son will speak to policymakers on Tuesday and argue that if wireless carriers grow in size and invest in faster, more reliable data service, competition in the US home broadband market would intensify, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Son's plans.
Son won't specifically lobby for a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, the report claimed, but the subtext of that … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy S5 might have some trouble getting out of the gate when it hits store shelves next month.
Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S5 in Korea on April 11. But on Friday, South Korea's communications watchdogs instituted a 45-day ban, starting this week and extending to May 19, that bars the country's carriers from accepting new customers or upgrading existing customers to new handsets, according to a report from Reuters. That essentially means the Galaxy S5 could be languishing on store shelves for some time.
The odd ban comes after Korea discovered that the country'… Read more