If there is one thing that Apple’s iPads are known for, it would be their long battery life, which is actually a stark contrast to their smartphones. This is thanks to the huge batteries Apple has managed to squeeze inside the tablets. That being said, it looks like with the iPad Air 2, Apple might have ended up sacrificing battery life for thinness.

This is according to the folks at iFixit who have recently conducted a teardown of the iPad Air 2 and found that instead of a 32.9 watt-hour battery configuration used in last year’s model, the iPad Air 2 instead feature a 7,340mAh battery with a 27.62 watt-hour configuration. Interestingly enough Apple is still boasting 10 hours of continuous use per charge, or 9 hours on the WiFi + cellular model. Read full post →iPad Air 2 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery Than Its Predecessor



apple pay 002 640x360Apple Pay was launched earlier this week and it looks like there is a bug already. According to our report earlier today, it seems that Apple Pay users who used cards linked to Bank of America were double charged. The Bank of America has since acknowledged the issue and has promised a fix by the end of today.

It seems that the problem did not come from a bug within Apple Pay, but rather it was a glitch due to a miscommunication between the bank’s systems and a payment network which was not named. This essentially puts Apple off the hook, although admittedly the fact that they are linked will no doubt leave some negative impressions on those who were already skeptical to begin with. Read full post →Bank Of America Acknowledges Apple Pay Glitch, Promises Fix Today



apple 1 2 stevesTechnology is ever changing and always progressing, to the point where a computer you buy today will become “out of date” in the next couple of months thanks to faster processors, faster RAM chips, sharper displays, more powerful GPUs, and etc. This is why it does seem a bit odd that people would actually bid on old computers.

Well if that old computer is an iconic computer like the Apple 1, we guess it makes sense as it is a part of the history of one of the largest tech companies in the world today. That being said, it seems that a report from Reuters has revealed that the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, has recently bid on the Apple 1 computer’s motherboard and won it at an auction for the price of $905,000. Read full post →Working Apple 1 Computer Sold At Auction For $905,000


We know how Microsoft feels about Android – after all they pretty much killed off Nokia’s attempt at Android phones not too long after they had acquired the company. A competing device against Windows Phone? No thanks! Well that’s what we thought, but interestingly enough, Microsoft has recently launched an Android lockscreen of their own called Next.

This was put together by the Microsoft Garage team and if you were looking for a lockscreen alternative, we guess you could always give Microsoft’s Next a try. Basically from what we can tell, the Next lockscreen from Microsoft wants to help simplify your smartphone user experience. Basically it puts most of your key features in the lockscreen itself. Read full post →Microsoft Next Is A Lockscreen App For Android Devices


digits onboarding users love 640x380Using your email address as a username and entering a password is a pretty common way to log into a variety of services used on the internet. But is it safe? Well if you choose a strong password, chances of it being guessed are lower, but what’s the point if hackers can gain access to your password anyway?

Well Twitter is hoping to change that by introducing a new way of logging in which uses your phone number. Dubbed Digits, this is Twitter’s new service that they will be rolling out to developers. It will be separate from Twitter itself meaning that it is a standalone product. The goal of Digits is to use your phone number as your login ID. Read full post →Twitter Announces Digits, A New Way Of Logging In On Mobile Devices


note 4 dev edition verizon 640x360If you’re a developer looking to create apps on Android devices and you need a device for testing purposes, you might want to check out developer edition devices which have been created for that purpose. Well if you wanted a high-end handset to test your apps on, you might be interested to learn that Verizon has recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Note 4 For Verizon Now Available For Purchase


project ara teaserWe know that many of you guys out there are looking forward to Project Ara being made a reality. That will be taking place in 2015 according to Google, but what sort of components could you buy upon its launch, and where would you buy them? Well it seems that Google has a plan on setting up a separate marketplace in which Project Ara’s components would be sold at.

This was revealed by Google’s Paul Eremenko who was speaking during a recent interview at Purdue University. According to Eremenko, Google will be basing Project Ara’s marketplace on the Google Play Store. “The Ara MDK is free and open and available to everybody, so everybody could create a module per the specifications of the developer’s kit and put it in the Ara module marketplace, which is analogous to the Google Play store, and sell directly to consumers.” Read full post →Project Ara To Get Its Own Dedicated Marketplace


google now police 640x567Google Now has an uncanny way of displaying information that you have previously searched for, where it assumes that you might still be interested in learning more about it. Well in case reminding you of your bills and telling you where you parked your car, it seems that Google Now will now be able to tell you things like when an eclipse will be taking place and if there is any police activity in your area.

This is great for those who are constantly on the lookout for eclipses – maybe you want to photograph it, or maybe you just want to mark it down on your calendar. It’s also great to know when there is police activity in an area as it could suggest that traffic might be bad or maybe the situation is a bit too dangerous for you to go check it out. Read full post →Google Now Cards Includes Upcoming Eclipses And Police Activity


Motorola DROID Turbo AndroidSpin leak 640x537It seems that Motorola and Verizon are having a tough time keeping the Motorola Droid Turbo under wraps. We’ve seen leaked press renders and now thanks to a newly leaked photo, an image of the handset in the flesh has surfaced. Unfortunately it doesn’t tell us anything new or shows us anything we didn’t already know, but it provides a more “realistic” look compared to the cleaner looks found in the render.

That being said, it seems that the Droid Turbo will share some design concepts with the Moto X and to a certain extent, the Nexus 6 as well. While the specs of the handset have yet to be confirmed, the rumors are suggesting that the phone is quite the powerhouse. Read full post →Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked In The Flesh


Games such as Halo which are sci-fi based and chock full of action seem like the perfect candidate for a movie or TV show. Well the good news is that Microsoft seems to agree as you might recall that they are making a Halo TV show called Halo: Nightfall. Now earlier this year, they released a first look trailer, but if you wanted something more substantial, here it is.

Microsoft has since released the full official trailer for the upcoming TV series. It’s longer than the first look trailer and if you’re fast enough, you will be able to spot the iconic Halo energy sword being wielded by a Covenant soldier. The TV series will focus on agent Jameson Locke where he will investigate a biological weapon that seems to only affect humans. Read full post →Halo: Nightfall Official Trailer Released