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Billionaire Investor Predicts Amazon Tax is Inevitable
  • A billionaire VC who made his fortune from funding startups, Chamath Palihapitiya has come a long way since his days as a Facebook employee. Now worth more than $1 billion, he owns and runs Social Capital, a successful venture-capital company. In a Q & A session with Quora this week, Palihapitiya revealed the one company he believes is capable of achieving the $5 trillion market cap: Amazon. He estimates that the global conglomerate has potential to reach 15-20 times more...

    Google’s Kernel Flaw Turns Android Users into Apple Fans
  • According to software experts, Google’s failure to fix a flaw in the Linux kernel server is encouraging Android users to migrate to iPhones. The flaw, which was discovered by Perception Point Research, has needed a patch to update the software since 2012. Operators have admitted that fixing the major hiccup will still leave millions of Android users out in the cold. The fault is classified as a zero-day flaw. This means that apps can have access to sensitive information, as...

    New iOS 9.2.1 Update Adds Speed to Apple iPhones
  • Users with older iPhone models are in for a pleasant surprise with the release of the iOS 9.2.1 update. More than just a maintenance development, it adds newfound speed to older models of iPhone in addition to fixing bugs and improving security. The update’s speed boost is evident in many areas of function. YouTube lovers can load and watch videos with more speed and capability of an iPhone 4 operating on iOS 8.4.1. The phone model will also boot and...

    Apple Stock Plunges to a Scary Low
  • Many investors are struggling to contain their panic over recent plunges of Apple stock. The company’s shares continue to plummet, closing at $93.42 per share this Wednesday. This 3.4% drop follows last August’s decline when shares almost fell to $92 at closing. Last year’s drop was however attributed to a malfunction in the market. The recent performance of Apple shares is casting a heavy shadow of doubt over investors. As the price per share falls, many are unsure about the...

    The One Feature that Breaks the New Apple TV
  • Although the new Apple TV is in many ways an upgrade on older models, there is one feature that leaves much to be desired – the remote. After a long weekend indoors testing out the October release, the “Siri remote” made an anti-climax of an otherwise decent viewing experience. What’s wrong with the new Apple TV remote? For starters, Apple opted to replace its remote design with a less-than-sleek, smaller version. Although the appearance was a huge letdown, I quickly...

    Apple on Trial for Siri Patents
  • Apple may stand trial following a complaint filed by Dot 23 Technology. The non-practicing, Texas-based firm alleges that Apple’s Siri voice recognition technology falls under patents granted to them between 2002 and 2007. Siri, which was first implemented in 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 4S, infringes on three patents. Dot 23 is taking the gadget maker to court specifically over the software’s geolocation and voice dialing features.  Three of Siri’s capabilities are believed to have been developed by...