Apple's year isn't over yet as they are still set to release a new Macbook Air that's rumored to have a Retina display this time. It is still unclear on whether or not the Cupertino company could actually make the 2014 release. More than likely, the Macbook Air with Retina display could be getting a mid-2015 release date.
Intel has been causing the delay of the laptops as the processors that Apple needs for the new Macbook Air has experienced a delay in production. The Macbook Air needs the Broadwell Core-M chips and the 14nm chips is expected to come out on October.
While it seems to be a relief for Apple that the chips are finally coming out before Christmas, there is little to celebrate as Intel now has to face demand constraints as Apple isn't the only company that will be using the new Broadwell Core-M chips. A number of other laptop manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba are also going to be using the Core-M chips. more >>
The iPad Mini 2, or the more technically correct term would the iPad with Retina display, is almost a year old and rumors about an iPad Mini 3 has been floating around for quite some time. While Apple has not confirmed the release of the device, its history of yearly releases places the iPad Mini 3 to come out sometime in October.
The Sept. 9 Apple Press Conference was expected to reveal some details about the mini-tablet but the company stuck with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 release dates.
As for the naming convention, the iPad Mini 3 is speculated to be the iPad Mini Air. This could be of no surprise as most of their devices has at least one "Air" variant like the Macbook Air and the iPad Air. Though this is pure speculation, the theory stems from the rumor that the iPad Mini 3 will be some 30-percent thinner than the iPad Mini 2. more >>
Google announced during the Google I/O conference earlier this year of the next version of Android, Android L or also known as the Android 5.0. There are rumors though that a Nestle partnership could lead to the OS being named the Android Lion.
As for the release date, there's no official announcement but there are speculations that it will be released on October alongside the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet. Also, seeing as the new operating system is to be released on October, it won't be available for download until Nov. 1.
Google's operating systems always get some kind of candy or desert name and it was first thought that Android L will be Lollipop. However, it is now confirmed to be Lemon Meringue Pie. Previous versions have been named KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Honeycomb in an alphabetical order. more >>
Samsung and Apple has one of the most well-known and controversial rivalries and both companies have always been trying to outdo each other, especially with their flagship phone series. Samsung is still to release the latest in their phablets, the Galaxy Note 4 but Apple has already released the latest in their smartphone series, the iPhone 6 Plus.
Both devices are fairly big, with the Galaxy Note 4 clearly in the area of the phablets while the iPhone 6 Plus falls a bit short.
The Galaxy Note 4 has a super AMOLED 5.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (QHD resolution). The high definition screen of the Note 4 was brought about by the release of LG's G3 smartphone which had a similar QHD resolution screen. more >>
When Samsung released its Samsung Galaxy Note Edge earlier this month, the smartphone made a lot of headlines because of two things: one, because of the phone's unique edge-curved screen, and because by October, it will be launched first in South Korea only.
Now, it has been reported that the Galaxy Note Edge was a "limited-edition concept," not intended for the mass market, according to ZDNet Korea.
This isn't the first time that Samsung released a limited edition curved device. It can be recalled that the company launched the Galaxy Round last year, and it wasn't widely available as well. more >>
Executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt reportedly created serious political fallout for a significant number of legislators Monday when he accused the prominent American Legislative Exchange Council of "literally lying" about climate change in explaining why the company is no longer a member of the organization.
On its website, ALEC says it "works to advance limited government, free markets and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public."