Online retail behemoth Amazon is purportedly set to enter the mobile payments fray.
According to sources close to Amazon, the ecommerce heavyweight is planning to release a mobile credit card reader that could empower merchants to accept payments from consumers on the go.
As of this writing, it isn’t known if the card reader will be exclusively compatible with Amazon tablets and smartphones or if mainstream iOS and Android products can be used as well.
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It’s a bad, horrible, disgusting word to use around a mobile tech junkie — “delayed.”
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll avoid using that word whenever possible. However, it’s a word we must use to convey the latest speculation from Apple’s supply chain inside of Asia.
It looks like some of the hottest products in Apple’s pipeline may be… delayed.
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Apple this week reported an impressive $7.7 billion in profits for its third fiscal quarter of 2014 with quarterly revenue reported as $37.4 billion.
For the three month period ending in late June, Apple shipped 35.2 million iPhones, 13.2 million iPads, 4.4 million Macs, and 2.9 million iPods.
Of course, next year at this time, Apple’s list of products for which it reports sales could be longer. Based on R&D spending for the last quarter, Apple is gearing to augment its product offerings.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Rumors, Technology
For now, the final redesign is being discussed in hints and rumors, but it’s a fact that Google will launch a new look for all of Android when it releases Android L, the final public release of which should arrive in the fall.
According to a TechCrunch post, “the latest version sports something called ‘Material Design,’ a new set of principles for user interface creation that’s meant to make software better for touchscreens and high density displays.”
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Smartphones, Technology
There’s trouble in Cupertino. Perhaps, more accurately, there’s trouble inside of Apple’s critically important Asian manufacturing chain.
Production of Apple’s intensely rumored 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6 model isn’t running smoothly.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tells investors in a new research note that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive as anticipated in early fall, but the 5.5-inch model may be delayed for an extended period of time. Why?
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According to knowledgeable sources in Apple’s supply and manufacturing chains across Asia, the eagerly anticipated iPhone 6 will pack the most powerful battery of any previous generation iPhone.
The leak comes on the heels of a recent Samsung ad that attacks the iPhone’s inadequate battery life (when compared to Samsung’s smartphone alternatives).
If the sources are indeed knowledgeable, the 4.7″ iPhone 6 model delivers a 15% battery length improvement over the current generation iPhone 5s.
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Apple has been plucking talent from Nuance in recent months and we may now finally know why.
Having played a key role in the development of Siri, Nuance has no shortage of talent familiar with the inner workings of Apple’s popular voice assistant. Consequently, the company’s knowledgeable engineers are of great value to Apple’s long-term plans – plans that may not involve an acquisition of Nuance as previously rumored.
According to freshly published reports Tuesday, Apple wants to distance itself from Nuance’s technology and replace it with an improved system.
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