iPhone 6 Plus Sales Boost Apple’s Market Share in Asia As Samsung Continues To Struggle

iphone-6-plus-touch-assist The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have helped grow Apple’s market share to record levels in Asia, says a new report by Counterpoint Research. Globally, iPhone sales grew 26 percent year-over-year in November 2014. Read More

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

Edge comparison, 2011 MacBook Air and 2012 iMac It’s a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time — allowing the company’s marketing department to crow about thinner flagships that also pack more power and boast better screens, or both. Read More

Apple’s R&D Department Conjures A Pop-Up iPhone Home Button Joystick

 Apple has a new patent application that describes a pop-up home button which can work as an analog joystick. The patent, uncovered by Patently Apple, describes how the button goes from recessed standard mode to extended gameplay-readiness based o…

Meet Jeremy Cowart, A Photographer Who Snaps The Homeless With A High-Tech Light Ring And Cellphone

IMG_2632 Some folks look away from homelessness. Jeremy Cowart looks straight at it, with kindness. Cowart is a Nashville-based celebrity photographer and founded Help-Portrait, a global event that invites photographers to shoot and print portraits of the homeless in an effort to help people “smile, come together, and remember.” The last event, held in early December, resulted in over… Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Google Glass + Intel, And Star Wars

gadgets141205 Friday is a beautiful thing, and this morning’s podcast celebrates that.
Pioneer released a new version of its in-car AppRadio system that integrates CarPlay, and the WSJ reported that Intel would replace TI under the hood of the next version of Google Glass. Meanwhile, the tech world is salivating over the new Star Wars trailer. Read More

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

 Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to sh…

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iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

PKTBlog_iPhone6_v2 When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that indeed, users of Apple’s newest, larger smartphones do spend more time perusing their… Read More