In the great tradition of new iPhone concepts just because comes the below take on what a new iPhone 6 could look like. But we're not talking about just any iPhone 6. This is the iPhone 6C series, the follow-up to the inexpensive, colorful iPhone 5C that appealed to... um, I'll get back to you on that part.
John Metcalfe, executive vice president and COO at Imagination Technologies, graphics chip supplier to Apple, chatted with CNET for a few minutes about the future.
Imagination's graphics chip technology -- which must manage, among other things, the millions of pixels on the display -- has been used consistently by Apple in its mobile products, and Imagination's technology appears prominently in the iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, and iPhone 5S.
I asked Metcalfe in a recent interview about the future of its graphics chips and, by extension, technologies that could appear in future Apple products -- though the latter … Read more
It should be no surprise that this week's video roundup is all about Mobile World Congress. All eyes were on Samsung this year as they announced an assortment of new goodies, including the Gear 2, new Gear Fit as well as the highly-anticipated Galaxy S5. Senior Editor Jessica Dolcourt runs down the key specs and features of the new superphone from Samsung in our First Take. With its fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and a whole roster of muscular specs loaded with features Apple Byte wonders, should Apple be worried? Would the rumored iPhone 6 be able to top … Read more
McAfee Site Advisor is a rare helpful browser add-on that will tell you exactly what to expect from a Web site. It fits in seamlessly with most browsers and is constantly updated with new information on top Web sites. While it may make you second guess some of your browsing behavior, it's still a worthwhile add-on to have.
This program puts a small icon in your browser's URL bar that will help you gauge whether or not a site can be trusted. The icon changes colors -- green, yellow, and red -- based on how much of your … Read more
Megaman 1-6 is an incredibly valuable, fun collection of the first six games in this influential series. All of the games are exactly as they were when you first played them, even down to the iconic music and difficultly. It's hard to deny the hours upon hours of entertainment value you get here, even if it's covered in ads.
This emulator combines the first six U.S. Megaman games into one package. You can choose any game from the emulator's drop-down menu that almost looks like it might let you add new games if you had the … Read more
Apple's iOS 7.0.6 had captured more than 13 percent of all North American iOS traffic on the Chitika ad network just two days after its debut.
Releasing its findings on Wednesday, Chitika noted that the latest version of iOS accounted for 14.5 percent of ad impressions on the iPhone and 12.3 percent on the iPad, resulting in an average of around 13.3 percent.
Though the initial two-day adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6 failed to match the results for iOS 7, Chitika believes the majority of iOS users could be running the latest … Read more
Super Mario World 9 may bare the Mario name and face, but it feels different from any other Mario game you'll find. A new game for the world's most iconic gaming character isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there are so many excellent Mario ROMs available that you might not have time for this one. Still, if you're a Mario fanatic or just want to play a Mario game in a new way, this is a worthwhile download.
This game features Mario, but we couldn't find any evidence of a similar game ever being released … Read more
World ClockTime Zones provides you with access to the time in cities all over the world, and you can save your favorites to a main list. Various search features make it easy to find the cities you're looking for, and the app's intuitive interface contributes to an overall positive user experience.
The first time you open World ClockTime Zones, you'll see a list of a few preloaded cities from around the world, along with the flags of their respective countries, and the current time there. Tapping any of these cities will take you to a more detailed … Read more
GetFollowers lets you earn coins by following other Instagram users, which you can then exchange to get other users to follow you. Boost your follower numbers by promoting yourself on GetFollowers, and you'll see your list growing in no time.
To begin using GetFollowers, you first need to log in with your Instagram account. The app will then take you to a screen where you can earn coins by following other users. You get 20 coins to start with, and as a user appears on the screen, you can take a look at a sampling of their photos to … Read more
With a large-screen iPhone 6 possibly showing up this year, Digitimes Research provides some insight into where and when Apple rumors likely originate.
In an article posted Friday titled Explaining the Chaiwan Model for the Mobile Supply Chain, Digitimes Research talked about, among other things, timing.
"We may provide shipment data for Apple 1-2 months before [the product] even begins selling in the market, because that is when the supply chain delivers it to Apple," Digitimes Research said.
That may explain the crush of relatively reliable rumors that typically hit about a month before the product appears.
But … Read more