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The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the two companies signed an agreement, their relationship became riddled with complications. In the ensuing year, as chronicled in detail by the Wall Street Journal, everything shifted. Apple originally wanted to buy furnaces with which to make sapphire itself, before changing its mind and deciding to simply buy the produced sapphire from GT. But GT couldn't make sapphire at the volume and quantity Apple wanted, and the relationship splintered over and over until it broke.
In a move to help shoppers avoid the day-one rush, Nintendo is allowing pre-purchases to be made directly from the Nintendo eShop, or by purchasing a download code from participating retailers.
At the time of the pre-purchase, most of Super Smash Bros.'s data will be pre-loaded to the purchaser's Wii U. The final amounts of data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download upon the game's release on November 21 at 12am ET.
The original Shelby GT350s from 1965 were Ford Mustangs tuned by then-newcomer Carroll Shelby from everyday pony cars into track-ready rides, ones that proved their capabilities by beating Corvettes and Ferraris on circuits across America. Today, after a 43-year hiatus, Ford resurrected the name with the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang — and by its reckoning, the mission hasn’t changed much.
Based on the new Mustang chassis, Ford says the GT350 will boast not just ample power — more than 500 hp — but better handling than any Mustang the company has produced in the past 50 years, with technology far beyond what Shelby could have envisioned in 1965.
After Apple’s success story this year, companies are more and more eager in being a part of that success story more than ever. Recent of such attempts came to light with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office revealed its launch on to the iPhone, starting today.
The Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) package included Word, Excel and PowerPoint, same as those launched on iPad back in the spring. Certain adjustments were made to make the experience user friendly due to iPhone’s smaller display.
SEATTLE — Few golden geese in technology have survived as long as Office has for Microsoft.
The suite of applications that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, first released in 1990, generated nearly a third of Microsoft’s revenue during its last fiscal year — about $26 billion of $87 billion in total. By some estimates, the software accounted for an even higher portion of the company’s gross profits.
But in a sign of the seismic changes underway in the tech industry, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Thursday that it would give away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office. The free software for iPads, iPhones and Android tablets will do most of the most essential things people normally do with the computer versions of the product.
Google Drive is incredibly convenient. You can share, edit and collaborate on documents in real-time. But there isn't a cloud-based application for everything.
Say you need to amp up your editing on some photos, and the Google editor just isn't cutting it. A new Chrome extension for both Macs and PCs has made it easier to switch between your browser and desktop applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office, by allowing you to directly open Drive files in applications installed on your computer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people.
Below is the list of models covered by recalls that date back to 2013. Some recalls are nationwide and some are limited to coastal areas:
One month ago Apple split its customer base. In announcing two dramatically larger new iPhones the company asked wannabe owners to ‘pick one’ from a pair of form factors never before seen in the iPhone line. The debate whether to buy a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus began.
So are you a smartphone or phablet fan? Over 20 million owners worldwide have already made up their minds, but with over 500 million iPhones sold since the first handset was launched in 2007 it means the vast majority have not. So let’s see if this detailed head-to-head can help.