Report: Apple to cut iPhone production by 10% in the first quarter

December 29, 2016
It would appear that Apple’s suppliers are expecting Apple to cut production of its iconic smartphone by 10% in the calendar first quarter of 2017. That figure comes from Japan’s Nikkei news agency after it crunched data from the iPhone supply chain. The reason for the cut is to align supply with demand for the device following a calendar fourth quarter that was affected by holiday sales, deals on the latest iPhone models, and other things that threw off the desired balance in the marketplace.

Apple thought it had learned a lesson last year when supplies of the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple …

Moto X (2017) or Moto C gets pictured in leaked renders and video

December 29, 2016

For a long time now Motorola has been rumored to be reviving the Moto X line. Once these were its flagship smartphones, but now that job is reserved for the Moto Z. So the next Moto X, if there will ever be one, will sit in the company’s portfolio right below the Z. That means the new X should have upper-midrange specs.

At the beginning of this month we brought you a couple of purported leaked hands-on images of the Moto X (2017), and now it’s time for a bunch of renders of it that were created based on factory CAD schematics.

Moto X (2017) or Moto C renders

As you can see,…

Kid attempts to get information from Alexa, ends up educated about porn (NSFW VIDEO)

December 29, 2016

For those of you unfamiliar with Alexa, she is a virtual assistant who lives in the cloud. She can be activated on Amazon Echo devices by simply saying her name and asking a question (what is the score of the Miami Dolphons game?) or requesting that a task be done (time 10-minutes). For the most part, Alexa does her best to stay out of the gutter. But we are talking about hardware and software, silicon and lines of numbers. Mistakes happen.

Take the plight of this innocent little boy, which happened to be recorded on video. He was using the Amazon Echo Dot, which bares a striking …

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 reportedly coming in the first quarter of 2017

December 29, 2016

Microsoft’s Windows-based Surface Pro convertible tablets have a special place on the market, and they’re getting better and better with each new iteration. The latest Surface Pro model, the Surface Pro 4 (pictured above), was released in October 2015, so it’s now over 1 year old. If you’re wondering about when a new version of the tablet is expected to arrive, we may have an answer.

According to Taiwanese website DigiTimes, which quotes a Chinese-language publication, Microsoft intends to release a Surface Pro 5 in the first quarter of 2017. If this is true, …

IP68-certification confirmed for Galaxy A (2017) series, A3 and A5 appear online

December 29, 2016

The new Galaxy A (2017) lineup is going to be announced on January 5. The date has been confirmed officially by Samsung via press invites and social media posts. And while we saw the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) make appearances on a pre-order poster, we still know nothing about those.

It turns out Samsung has uploaded support pages on its official Dutch website for the Galaxy A3 (2017) and the Galaxy A5 (2017), so we now know for sure those two will be definitely present at the announcement. And thanks to the leaked Chinese poster we can also add the Galaxy A7 (2017) to the certain…

Official Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Nougat manuals are now available

December 29, 2016

Earlier today, we learned that the beta program for Nougat on Samsung’s latest flagship pair is officially over. This was shared along with a suggested release time frame of January 2017 for the consumer version.

But, if that wasn’t enough to prove Samsung is really working hard on the OTA, it appears the support documentation for both models has now been updated to reflect the OS change and is already spreading across Samsung regional servers and websites.

The originals in English can be found at the source links, if you want to dig through them, but from what we managed to gather,…

Huawei forecasts slower revenue growth this year, greater uncertainties for 2017

December 29, 2016

For 2015, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei had reported a revenue growth of 35%. However, for the ongoing year, the company expects the rate to be somewhere around 32%. This was revealed by Eric Xu, Huawei’s chief executive, in a New Year’s message to company employees.

“The year 2016 has seen a flock of black swans – both political and economic – sweep across the globe,” the CEO said. “Nevertheless, we have remained focused on our strategy and have patiently applied ourselves to making breakthroughs and creating real value for our customers.”

The company doesn’t seem too…