Monthly Archives: June 2013

Apple finally signs deal with TSMC, decreases dependence on Samsung

A report from The Wall Street Journal on Friday claims Apple finally sealed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. earlier in June, with the first chips to start rolling off the production line in 2014. The WSJ report cites … Continue reading

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Microsoft ‘approaching’ 100,000 apps in the Windows Store, boasts app downloads in the ‘hundreds of millions’

Companies love milestones nearly as much as bees love honey, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Microsoft would take advantage of Build 2013 to announce as much positive news as it possibly can. This time, MS … Continue reading

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Graphene camera sensors said to be 1,000 times more sensitive to light

While we’re still scratching around with Ultrapixels and OIS, scientists in Singapore claim they’re working on something that could change the entire field of photography. Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University have developed an image sensor made out of graphene … Continue reading

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Microsoft porting first-party game franchises to Android and iOS

Microsoft is selective about where its first-party game franchises appear — outside of lightweight releases like Kinectimals and Wordament, it prefers to use games as technology showcases and system sellers. It may not be picky for much longer, though, as … Continue reading

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Samurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android

The classic Neo Geo fighting game, Samurai Shodown 2, is now on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The port features customizable controls in the form of virtual touchscreen buttons, which can be placed outside of the game’s visual … Continue reading

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New photos of purported ‘iPhone 5S’ show possible Apple ‘A7’ chip

Apple will likely release the successor to its iPhone 5 in the fall of this year, and new images have emerged suggesting that the device may pack a next-generation “A7” next-generation processor when it debuts. The new images follow closely … Continue reading

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Apple now charting App Store iOS fragmentation just like Google’s Android

After first announcing that 93 percent of App Store customers are using the latest iOS 6 at WWDC last week, Apple has added the chart to its public developer site, mirroring Google’s reporting of Android users in Google Play. Apple … Continue reading

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