Apple "replaced 10 times more batteries" than expected
Published in Mobiles


Throttlegate had a big impact

Apple may have had to replace as many as 11 million iPhone batteries under its heavily discounted $29 replacement programme.

Apple supplier Dialog Semi hits revenue target
Published in Mobiles


Shrugs off Jobs' Mob downturn

Chip designer Dialog Semiconductor managed to hit its fourth-quarter revenue guidance despite a slump in iPhone sales at its main customer Apple.

Nokia culls 350 jobs in Finland
Published in Network


More cost cutting

Former rubber boot maker Nokia is to slash 350 jobs in Finland as part of a cunning cost cutting plan.

German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
Published in Mobiles


Set back for Qualcomm in Mannheim

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday.

Apple wanted Qualcomm chips last year
Published in Mobiles


Just did not want to pay for them

Fruity cargo cult Apple still wants Qualcomm mobile chips – it just does not want to pay for them, a court has been told.

VW to build electric car plant in US
Published in Transportation


Investing $800 million

Adolf Hitler's favourite car company, Volkswagen, will spend $800 million to expand a US factory that will produce the automaker's next generation of electric vehicles.

Apple fanboys don't have to give police the finger
Published in Mobiles


Biometrics are the same as a password

A US judge has ruled that US cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger any more than they can demand a password.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 SoC spotted in benchmarks
Published in Mobiles


Beats Snapdragon 710 SoC in Antutu

An unknown device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 SoC has been spotted in a couple of benchmark databases, showing some performance details for this 11nm mid-range chip announced back in October last year.

AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs
Published in PC Hardware


Will use a different design similar to mobile parts

According to post-CES details showing up online, it appears that AMD will not use the same chiplet design for its next-gen APUs, keeping the chiplet design for its 2nd generation EPYC and 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs.

Stop Huawei trash talk says China
Published in Mobiles


It is all about suppressing Chinese industry

China urged countries to stop making up rubbish about Huawei, after an official in Poland said his country could limit the use of the company’s products by public entities following the arrest of a Huawei employee there on spying allegations.