iphone 6 water proof gaskets 640x480Smartphone OEMs these days are starting to introduce more protective features to their phones. While there have been plenty of water and dust resistant phones in the past, it is safe to say that Sony truly kicked things off with the Sony Xperia Z when the offered water and dust resistance in a high-end flagship device that did not compromise on its design.

Samsung followed suit with the Galaxy S5 and if you’re wondering when will Apple hop on board the bandwagon, it seems that they sort of have already. According to the teardown by the folks at iFixit (via 9to5Mac), it has been discovered that Apple has included rubber gaskets which are placed around some of the iPhone 6’s buttons, which you can see in the image above. Read full post →Rubber Gaskets Found Around iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Buttons Protects Against Water



squareregisteripadWhen it comes to mobile payments, there are several different solutions in the market today, with Apple Pay being the latest, so safe to say that many companies are trying to vie for space in an attempt to become the standard of mobile payments. Well it seems that Square, instead of trying to compete with Apple, has instead opted to embrace them.

According to Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, it seems that his company is looking to build a new register for sellers that will be able to accept Apple Pay as well as a myriad of other payment methods. That being said, Square does not seem to think that Apple is a competitor as they both build different products. Read full post →Square Building Registers To Support Apple Pay


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activision blizzardAs many gamers have probably learnt by now, Blizzard has sadly cancelled its next-gen MMO which was given the codename “Titan”. According to Blizzard, they felt that while the game had some fun and original elements, it just wasn’t up to scratch. It was a brave call to cancel a game that was seven years in the making, but apparently it could have also been a bad one.

According to analyst Michael Pachter, he believes that Blizzard’s decision to cancel Titan could be a costly one. “At their lead time, there won’t be a game for years. So they have to deal with inevitable declines in revenues and no new game on the horizon. I think it is a problem.” Read full post →Analyst: Blizzard’s Cancellation Of Titan Could Spell Trouble


prss 640x417Back in 2013, a company called Prss created and launched a web app that basically allowed users to create and public their own digital magazines, which in addition would also be compatible with Apple’s Newsstand feature. Prss’ co-founder Michel Elings was quoted as saying that Prss was “the software Apple forgot to make,” but it looks like Apple has since remedied that.

According to a report from iCulture, Apple has acquire Prss sometime during the summer. This has since been confirmed by Apple who released a boilerplate statement saying, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Read full post →Apple Acquired Digital Magazine Creator Prss During The Summer


BlackBerry LogoIn a couple of hours, we expect that BlackBerry will take off the wraps of the BlackBerry Passport and possibly the BlackBerry Classic in an official capacity. Both handsets have been announced several months ago, but this will be the first time that they will be officially unveiled on stage and possibly given a release date as well.

However according to the folks at BlackBerryOS, it seems that the Canadian company could be planning more than just the announcement of the devices we mentioned above. Apparently they have heard that BlackBerry’s has a big reveal will not be related to the Passport or the Classic, which has us wondering what it could be? Read full post →BlackBerry Could Unveil More Than The Passport And Classic At Their Event [Rumor]


nikon 1 s2 1 640x521Mirrorless cameras are sort of a happy middle between a compact camera and a DSLR. They tend to be relatively compact while at the same time offering up DSLR quality images, at least for the most part. In fact Sony has made great strides by releasing full-frame mirrorless cameras in their A7-series.

That being said, there are some who aren’t fully convinced that mirrorless cameras could be the future, claiming that the sensors in them aren’t big enough. Nikon, however, seems to be interested in that possibility. Speaking to the folks at DPreview, Nikon’s Department Manager Toshiaki Akagi was quoted as saying that it could be possible that Nikon might start creating larger sensors for mirrorless cameras in the future. Read full post →Nikon Open To Idea Of Mirrorless Cameras With Larger Sensors


windows 9A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft sent out invites to an event on the 30th of September in which many believe that it could be about Windows 9. Well it looks like Microsoft France’s President, Alain Crozier, has confirmed it. According to reports, Crozier was quoted as saying, “Last year, we were with a Windows 8 release, in a few hours, a few days we will release our new OS, Windows 9.”

However Microsoft France’s Nicolas Petit, the director of Marketing and Operations was quick to correct Crozier and said, “We look forward to seeing you in late September, in San Francisco, for the future of Windows, which actually at this stage does not have a name as such.” Read full post →Microsoft France’s President Seemingly Confirms Windows 9


china gamblingWhile most of us associate with arcades as a place we go to have fun and play video games, it seems that over in China there are some who associate arcades with gambling which is apparently a huge problem to the point where at one point in time, China went about ordering a massive destruction of arcade cabinets in hopes that it would prevent people from visiting arcades and gambling.

In fact just last week it was reported that Shanghai police had raided a gambling den where twelve men were arrested in the process. Well in hopes of preventing similar situations in the future and perhaps to allow authorities to act swiftly, a report from the Shanghai Morning Post has revealed that black boxes will now be installed inside arcade machines. Read full post →China Installs Black Boxes In Arcade Machines To Fight Gambling


macro 640x560According to a video we saw yesterday, it attempted to show the various speed improvements that Apple has made to their iPhones over the years and it was somewhat fascinating to watch, and also interesting to note that the oldest iPhone was not necessarily the slowest. So now that speed is out of the way, what about its camera?

Well thanks to a post by Lisa Bettany, the cofounder of the Camera+ app, she has taken the liberty to compare photos taken by every iPhone Apple has ever made. All the photos are of the same subject and placed side by side, as you can see in the image above, and boy are the results pretty telling! Read full post →Photos Compare The Cameras Of Every iPhone Apple Has Ever Made


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Motorola’s much awaited successor to the Moto X (2013) was finally unveiled earlier this month. The company showed off the new smartphone, simply called Moto X (2014), on September 4th and announced that it will be available for pre-order starting September 16th. At that day the unlocked and AT&T variant went up for pre-order. Now reports are coming in that the first batch of pre-orders have started shipping.

Read full post →Moto X (2014) Pre-Orders Have Started Shipping