Over the last year Pegatron has failed to explain the deaths of five younger employees, one that was found out to be only 15 years old. The 15 year old was using a fake ID that said he was 20. China Labor Watch was the first to report on this, check out the Sydney Morning Herald’s comment on the next page.
Angry Birds has proven to be one of the most popular games ever created. It’s accessible from a variety of sources, and has come out with countless versions. For the first time since its original debut, it has done something new. Angry Birds GO! is their newest title, leaving the flick style gameplay of the old versions behind. Their new game is reminiscent of Mario Kart 64 and I couldn’t be more excited.
Spotify announced this morning that it would allow its free streaming option to all iOS and Android tablets. Previously Spotify only allowed this feature on its desktop application, allowing users to select songs and create playlists free of charge in exchange for involuntarily listening to advertisements. The biggest question I have now, is how do I trick the Spotify application into thinking my phone is a tablet.
Google has added some much needed application support to the Chromecast, most notably Plex for iOS support. Other services added were Vevo, Songza, Red Bull TV, Post TV, Viki, RealPlayer Cloud, and apparently more.
The Chromecast came out recently and has proved to be very popular, at $35 dollars or less it’s the most affordable and elegantly delivered streaming media box experience I know of. While it’s not the most friendly device for people looking for effortless display mirroring, it’s perfect for catching up on YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.
The iPhone 5s has been hard to come by since its release, especially the gold model. As of last week Apple retail stores claimed full inventory of iPhone 5S models. Following suit, the Apple Store online version has also updated its shipping availability.
Anyone who orders off-line will be happy to see the shipping times have been reduced to within 24 hours of ordering. Good timing since Christmas is right around the corner. And don’t forget this Christmas and you’re holding a brand-new iPhone that hundreds of very unhappy employees helped make that happen for you.
Qualcomm is the parts supplier for Apple’s own ‘indoor positioning system’ iBeacon. As of recently QUALCOMM designed their own version, called Gimbal, and is selling devices in two different sizes. A five-dollar model, and a ten-dollar model; the only blatant difference between the two devices is battery life.
I’m just now learning about iBeacons today, I’ve seen the word in headlines for articles and never really cared to learn more about advertising related technologies. It seems silly that Qualcomm had been designing these for Apple for a while before realizing they should probably start selling them directly to the consumer.
If you’re not familiar with Pandora by now, you must have been sleeping under a rock for a long, long time. They have been one of the leading streaming radio station services, which cater to your style of music. The service is always improving and one of the new features now available to Pandora users is the ability to wake by the your favorite Pandora station with the alarm.
You know what the coolest part of iOS is? It's the lack of fragmentation between handsets, it's the fact that any app I have on my iPhone will likely run on my friends iPhone. I remember having an Android back in the day, and everything was a project on those things. I had to jump through hoops to get it to behave like an iPhone, I know things have changed a lot over the last three years. And there are tons of great Androids to choose from now, I might get in on the Moto X or Nexus 5. Those are easily the two best Android handsets, debate with me about it in the comments below if you disagree, but the two aformentinoed phones are the closest thing Android has to iPhone quality and consistency. For those that don't know, Motorola is owned by Google, and the Nexus line of Android phones always runs the most current version of Android, much like iPhones always get pushed updates.