The true cost of an iPhone over your lifetime: $300,000

If you think your family’s smartphone addiction is bleeding you all dry, you don’t know the half of it. Based on typical smartphone costs and usage patterns, your kids will end up spending a staggering $75,000 apiece on their phones over the course of their lives, according to valuation company Flipsy. And even that’s only scratching the surface, because they […]

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Google Maps update for Android users – but iPhone users will have to wait

Google frequently updates Google Maps to improve its features and try new things, but the latest update only gives new functionality to Android users. The change means users can keep up to date with their favourite locations. While Google Maps is available on both iPhone and Android, it’s only Android that gets the new bonus for now. The new feature […]

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Apple Hit With $11.4M Fine Over Battery-Gate

If you thought battery-gate was over, think again. Italy just hit Apple with an $11.4 million fine for something Apple probably thought was behind them. Italy was not just looking at Apple. Samsung was also fined for a similar issue. Though Samsung’s fine was less than half of what Apple has to pay. AppleInsider offers additional details. “The Autorit Garante […]

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Apple buys iPhone chip supplier in $600M deal

Apple is buying the power management technology at the heart of its iPhones in a $600 million deal with Dialog Semiconductor that also secures the German-listed company’s role as a supplier to the tech giant. The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, […]

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