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Pentagon to give seal of approval to iPhone and Galaxy phones

The US government’s Department of Defense will soon have more options when it comes to purchasing a business smartphone for use for official government purposes. The Pentagon is expected to officially approve both Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones for use by employees of the Department of Defense. Both companies have been battling…

Report: iPad lowering number of pilot injuries

This is interesting, but not surprising. According to a report from TabTimes, American Airlines has been replacing 8,600 pilots’s 40+ pound flight bags full of charts, maps, etc with iPads. That is a lot of iPads. But what does this have to do with injuries, as the title suggests? Well according to Patrick O’Keeffe, American’s vice president of…

Stolen credit card used in “coffee with Tim Cook” charity auction

Ever checked your credit card spending and saw that you somehow placed a $605,000 bid to have coffee with Tim Cook? Yeah, me neither. But one person did. According to Fortune, the credit card used to place the $605,000 bid on the CharityBuzz.com auction for coffee with Apple’s CEO was actually a stolen credit card. The $605,000 bid was the highest bid…

Get an iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi for $289.99

Looking to get an iPad mini for a little under $40 off? You’re in luck, because Rakuten.com, formerly Buy.com, is now selling the iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi for $289.99. That’s right, not $329, but $289. Not refurbished, not used, brand new iPad minis for $40 off. Go pick it up here if you are interested: Apple iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet. Are you picking one…

Report: Apple’s worldwide tablet shipments share drops below 40%

We all know the iPad sells well (well other than BlackBerry’s CEO). But how well? According to a report coming out of IDC, the iPad maker’s shipments have dropped below 40% of the total tablet shipments. However, it was still at least doubling the second place manufacturer, which was without much surprise, Samsung. This however has shown that over the past…

Watch out LifeProof! The Incipio Atlas is here – Review [VID]

Cam takes a look at the LifeProof and Otterbox competitor, the Atlas by Incipio. It’s slim, but incredibly rugged and water resistant. Perhaps what sets it apart is the completely transparent and clear tempered glass screen protector built in. It not only offers better viewing clarity than the plastic counterparts, it also makes typing an interacting…

Android web traffic share up 35%: iOS still dominates

Figures from Netapplications released today show that Android’s share of Web Traffic is up 35% year on year. Android devices now accounts for 26% of all mobile web traffic. Despite a 6.6% decrease in overall share, Apple’s iOS still accounts for 59% of mobile web usage. The figures are interesting because they don’t reflect the market share of these…

Consumer Reports survey sees Apple top tech support ratings

A Consumer Reports survey has seen Apple top customer ratings of tech support. Apple scored significantly higher than other big tech companies, in the areas of ease of contact, clarity of advice, technical knowledge, patience and follow-up time. Apple’s Genius Bar in-house tech support also scored well, and was rated just as highly as Apple’s…

2 reported Foxconn suicides: factories enter “silent mode”

  Amidst growing promise that Foxconn’s reputation for treatment of its workers might have been improving in light of glowing factory inspections, the company’s position has been undermined yet again by the reported suicide of 2 more factory workers in its Zhengzhou Plant, Henan Province. The two workers, a male and a female jumped from their…