We are getting closer to Apple’s annual smartphone announcement, and the leaks are starting to show up! But Apple is not alone – LG is joining them with G3 leaks and more details on the G Watch. Things are not all good and dandy in the tech world, though, especially considering Twitter’s latest negotiations with Turkey.
To say that an unannounced device is being “delayed” seems a bit weird, but this issue may be significant enough to give it that label. The latest rumors say the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 is giving Apple some problems. This is causing the larger iPhone’s release to be pushed back all the way to 2015.
The issue here is that the device has such a thin profile that the company is having issues finding battery supply. It is said this device needs batteries that are 2 mm or thinner, which simply sounds insane.
The same report states that Apple suppliers are naming the device “iPhone Air”. This sounds very believable, following the company’s laptop and tablet naming scheme.
Opinion: There is always issues during the planning of a new device. Especially with a company like Apple, which is known for always wanting everything done right. Do remember these are rumors and it is still early. Things can always change. The larger iPhone Air may come in time, it may come late… or it may never come.
Android Wear is among the hottest topics, and one device that has kept its specs a little hidden is the LG G Watch. We still don’t have all the details, but the official site has been launched and now we can tell you more about the smartwatch.
One of the biggest discoveries is that the display is said to be “always on”. We are not sure what this means, but we definitely hope this doesn’t turn the watch into a battery-draining machine. Maybe it will be always listening, more like the Moto X? We shall see.
The device will also be available in two colors: Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. It will be dust/water resistant and will charge via a pin connector that attaches to the back. Price and release date continue to be a mystery.
Opinion: Though I am more excited about the Moto 360, the LG G Watch looks to be a more affordable version that will pack all of Android Wear’s goodies. I am definitely excited to learn more about this device, so let’s stay tuned to this new website.
Some LG G3 screenshots have just leaked, revealing the rumored 2,560×1,440p resolution. This is huge news in a world of 1080p screens, but some of you will notice the even bigger differences in the UI.
The LG G3’s user interface looks much sleeker, yet colorful and fun. It seems LG has really been working on the new flagship smartphone. Some of you will love it, some of you will hate it, but it sure looks much cleaner.
Opinion: I happen to be a huge LG fan and love their recent work. I have never been too fond of their UI, though, which makes me very excited about these improvements. Especially the changes in the notification bar, which used to be a mess with cramped features and only about 2 notifications visible without scrolling.
The internet can be the one place where freedom of speech and information flow freely. Services like Twitter have made sure news gets to us quickly, wether governments and institutions like it or not. This has caused some issues with certain governments, the latest being Turkey.
Turkey literally banned Twitter recently, but the country released the ban and has been working with the popular social network to find a resolution. Turkey’s main complaint is that some Twitter accounts have been leaking sensitive information.
To solve this issue, Twitter has agreed to allow Turkey to filter out certain “malicious content”. This will ban certain content and phrases in the social network. But that is not all: it seems Twitter has also agreed to remove 2 (or more) accounts that are not very friendly to the Turkish government.
Opinion: I have said it all along – Turkey wouldn’t be so worried about this if they didn’t have something to fear. It’s sad to see that a government has to hide information from its own people, and force them to be quiet in the process. Even more odd is that Twitter is bending to all these demands.