Apple’s figures a ‘disappointment’

Apple’s figures a ‘disappointment’
The results that Apple posted yesterday (July 25th), which showed lower than expected profits for the three months to the end of June, wasn't necessarily a surprise. It made a net profit of $8.8 billion (£5.7 billion) in the three-month period, which is an increase of 21 per cent year on year. Co-manager of Capital Advisors Growth Fund Channing Smith told Reuters the results were…

Australians told to ignore hitman texts

Australians told to ignore hitman texts
Hundreds of Australians have been targeted by a so-called "hitman scam" after receiving death threats via text messages on their mobile phones in the last few days. The messages have ordered the respondent to thousands of dollars to prevent them from dying. However, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australian and Tasmanian police issued statements telling people not to be alarmed as it is…

Apple vs Samsung patent trial begins

Apple vs Samsung patent trial begins
Apple and Samsung have begun their latest round of their long-running global legal battles after an Australian judge began hearing testimony at the start of an anticipated three-month long trial. The two conglomerates have been locked in an acrimonious battle across at least ten different countries involving patents for mobile phones and tablets since last year. It has come to a head once more in…

New iPhone 5 connector to make previous Apple accessories ‘obsolete’

New iPhone 5 connector to make previous Apple accessories ‘obsolete’
Apple is set to annoy millions of iPhone users by including a new adapter that will make connecting to current accessories impossible. The Daily Telegraph claims that a smaller connector will be on the next version of the mobile phone - expected in October - which would render all docking points obsolete. Two sources were quoted as saying the new handset will come with a…

US court rejects Samsung appeal on Galaxy Tab

US court rejects Samsung appeal on Galaxy Tab
A Federal Appeals Court in the US has rejected Samsung's request to lift the ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. The ban was initially imposed last month after Apple won a court case against the Korean company when District Judge Lucy Koh ruled the device had "slavishly copied" the iPad. This ruling saw the tablet removed from shelves in…

Mobile phone recycling: Qantas to provide iPads for customers

Mobile phone recycling: Qantas to provide iPads for customers
Qantas passengers on the airline's 767 planes will be travelling in style soon as the company confirmed it would be providing iPads for people's in-flight entertainment. Both business and economy classes will be handed iPads on board, which they will be able to use to access more than 200 hours of entertainment programs. The first aircraft to have the technology installed is set to be…

Nokia losses reach 1.4bn euros

Nokia losses reach 1.4bn euros
Nokia's troubles deepened after it announced that it has made losses of 1.41 billion euros ($1.66 billion) in the last three months. Overall sales fell 19 per cent to 7.54 billion euros, while smartphone volumes also dropped 34 per cent to 1.54 billion euros. Up until the first quarter of 2012, Nokia was still regarded as the leading mobile phone maker and had been labelled…

Mobile phone recycling: Ericsson profits fall in face of economic downturn

Mobile phone recycling: Ericsson profits fall in face of economic downturn
Ericsson has announced lower than expected profits for the second three months of 2012. The Swedish firm has confirmed that net income fell 64 per cent to 1.1 billion krona ($153 million). Officials at the company blamed the poor economic state throughout the world as the main reason behind this as wireless carriers were forced to cut spending. Mobile phone firms have been cutting back…