iPad Air and iPad mini 640x528According to our earlier post, we reported that Apple’s iPad is currently dominating as far as web traffic is concerned. The tablet managed to grab a hefty chunk of the market at 78%, although we did point out that this is actually a slight decrease from 2013 where it was at 83.6%. At the same time, Apple recently revealed that sales of the iPad was down to 13.3 million for the second quarter in a row.

So why is this? Well Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri offered his analysis where he said that the drop in iPad sales was attributed to the slowdown in the market in both the US and Western Europe. However did point out that countries such as China saw an increase in iPad sales where it grew by 51%, and also in India where it grew by 45%, although we’re guessing it probably wasn’t enough to counter-balance the overall dip. Read full post →iPad’s Drop In Sales Attributed To Customers Anticipating The Next Refresh

ShareofWebTraffic 640x396When it comes to tablets, most people would associate it with Apple’s iPad, regardless of whether they’re a fan or not, thanks largely to the fact that the iPad has been assimilated into pop culture. That being said, Chitika has recently released their latest figures and based on that, we can see once again just how popular the iPad is.

Chitika’s recent figures show the amount of web browsing done on tablets, and as you can see in the graph above, Apple’s iPad commands a whopping 78% of the browsing done on tablets. Chitika is basing their numbers of “tens of millions” of US and Canadian tablet-based online ad impressions, so it’s safe to say that they had a pretty big pool of data to work with. Read full post →iPad Continues To Dominate Web Traffic Shares At 78%

blackberry passport 622x640Without a doubt, the BlackBerry Passport has to be one of the more interesting smartphones we’ve seen this year. The handset not only packs a rarely used and odd 1:1 aspect ratio for its display, but it also features a gesture-based physical keyboard, combining the best of both worlds, so to speak. But are its features enough to make users want to switch platforms?

Well according to a recent post by BlackBerry, the answer is yes. According to BlackBerry, “Judging by the sampling of comments we’ve collected below, many people are announcing their plans to walk away from Android or iOS and come – or, in many cases, return – to BlackBerry.” However we should note that the sample of comments BlackBerry has chosen is only 12, which we doubt is hardly enough to speak for the whole world’s intentions, but at the same time it does show some interest in the handset. Read full post →BlackBerry Claims iOS & Android Users Planning To Switch To The Passport

Earlier this year we reported that Nintendo was expected to bring Super Smash Bros. to the Nintendo 3DS this summer, but later it was revealed that the game had been delayed to October. Now the good news is that if you were looking forward to trying your hand at the 3DS version of the game to decide if you should get it or go for the Wii U version, which is pegged for a release in winter, Nintendo will be providing demos of the game at SDCC.

Nintendo has recently announced a new initiative at SDCC where attendees will be able to request for Super Smash Bros. demos simply by tweeting at Nintendo. As you can see in the instructions above, all the gamer would have to do is snap a photo of their location, tweet it with the appropriate hashtag, and if they’re lucky a Nintendo representative will make their way towards them with the game in hand for them to try. Read full post →Nintendo To Offer Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demos At SDCC

apple store chinaApple has faced multiple lawsuits in the past, and we guess this comes with the territory of being one of the larger tech companies in the world. Well it looks like this time Apple is hit with a new lawsuit, and no, it’s not from a disgruntled customers, patent trolls, or one of their many rivals in the industry, but instead it is a class action lawsuit filed on the behalf of over 20,000 Apple employees.

According to the report from TechCrunch, the lawsuit alleges that Apple had violated labor laws of over 20,000 of their employees, claiming that the Cupertino company had failed to pay timely wages to their employees amongst other things. The lawsuit was actually filed back in 2011 by four former Apple employees working in retail and corporate, but has since been certified as a class action lawsuit yesterday. Read full post →Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Labor Violations

ASUSAC87leftfront 640x637Earlier this year at CES 2014, ASUS took the wraps off their RT-AC87 router. Well it looks like after several months, ASUS has officially announced that they will be launching the device, a device which they are claiming is the world’s first Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router. They also claim it is the fastest at 5GHz with speeds up to 1.73Gbps, at least for now until someone else comes along with something better.

That being said, the Wave 2 technology found in the RT-AC87 router will allow for better reliability and speed boosts, along with overall performance improvements. It will also be ideal for homes or places where more than one device needs to connect to the router and where they don’t want speeds to be too impacted, although this will largely depend on your internet connection too, of course. Read full post →ASUS Unveils New RT-AC87 Wave 2 802.11ac Router

lumia 530 640x371We have been hearing rumors about the Nokia Lumia 530 for a while now. The handset is said to be the successor to the Nokia Lumia 520, a handset that does not have the best specs, but has managed to become one of the best selling Windows Phone handsets to date. We can only assume that Microsoft is hoping to replicate that success with the Lumia 530.

That being said we have yet to hear an announcement from Microsoft regarding the handset’s launch or availability, or pricing for that matter, but according to a recent listing on a Vietnamese retailer’s website (via GSM Arena), perhaps its image and its specs could have been revealed a little ahead of time. Read full post →Nokia Lumia 530 Spotted On Vietnamese Retailer’s Website

CortanaThere has been a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding Cortana, the voice assistant feature for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system. Cortana is expected to make its way to the UK in the coming weeks and according to the reports, British users will be pleased to learn that Microsoft has given Cortana a British accent, at least for their side of the world.

It might seem like a novel addition but by making Cortana sound a bit more familiar to users, the experience won’t be too alien and would actually be somewhat comforting to hear. In fact one of the things Microsoft is striving for with Cortana is for its users to speak to it naturally, like they would if they were holding a conversation with friends, as opposed to yelling commands at it and trying to get it to work. Read full post →Cortana For The UK Will Sport A British Accent

14725591173 9c894a4934 o 640x359We reckon that there are probably some of you guys out there who did not get in on the Destiny beta. Maybe you didn’t have the time, or maybe you did not pre-purchase the game, or maybe you weren’t around when the beta was taking place. Whatever your reason is, you might be pleased to learn that Microsoft will be holding a special event at their retail store in San Diego this Wednesday.

This special event is to kick off the Destiny beta test for Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers, so even if you’re a PlayStation gamer and you want to see what all the fuss is about, then perhaps you’ll want to check out the event if you’re in the area. The event will kick off at 5PM local time at the Microsoft Store located in the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego. Read full post →Microsoft Holding Destiny Beta Event At San Diego Store This Wednesday

A few months ago, Nokia took the wraps off the Nokia Lumia 930 which is essentially the same phone as the Nokia Icon, a handset exclusive to Verizon’s network. So with the Nokia Lumia 930 making its way to different markets around the world, it seems that it could have run into a problem over in Germany.

According to several reports across the Nokia Support forums and the popular German Windows Phone forums, it seems that German Lumia 930 owners are experiencing screen flickering on their device. This is very apparent when their handsets are using 2G/Edge connectivity, instead of 3G. Read full post →German Nokia Lumia 930 Units Experiencing Screen Flickering