Vietnam has been a hotbed for Windows Phone with some major hardware partners putting up decent phones. But there’s room to grow in the country — it’s growing faster than a lot of other Asian markets. The mobile subscription growth rate was marked at 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, while Vietnam’s internet penetration landed above one-third of the population in 2014. It’s a picture unlike China and something Apple wants to get into, bad.
How bad? The company has just set up a subsidiary based in Ho Chi Minh City with capital of more than $670,000. It [...]
Halloween approaches. You’re meeting up with friends at the bar, all dressed up for some disorienting fun. So disorienting, you might drop your phone off somewhere strange. If some swiper is so inclined, he or she will have a better-than-half chance of cracking into your phone and compromising your data. Statistically, at least.
Mobile security firm Skycure is out with its Q3 threat survey. We can’t say that surveyors didn’t threaten anyone in order for them to take the survey, because we didn’t ask.
In all seriousness, the first startling factoid [...]
Apparently. when you tell two people to do the same job, no matter how detailed the instructions are, you might get some different results. In the case of Apple working with Samsung and TSMC, these three have had a history after a turbulent period where Samsung could’ve lost its whole Apple contract to TSMC. The two are in now in their current coexistence doing their own jobs.
But some iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users on internet forums are finding out what kind of job each manufacturer has done with the A9 processors in each of them something of a quality [...]
“Android fragmentation.” Two magical words that can boil the blood of any hardcore Android enthusiast. Words that paint the picture of an endlessly branching family tree of different phones with different software interfaces and different features, all falling under the same blanket term, “Android.” Fragmentation has long been a criticism of the Android platform, raising concerns of slow updates and confusion amongst consumers, but maybe it’s time for Apple users to finally start facing the same troubles.
It feels like every year that we write this [...]