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Qualcomm would not release modems so often without Apple's business

Qualcomm delivered modems to Apple's iPhones before their patent and licensing battles. James Martin / CNET If Qualcomm did not have to release stand-alone modems to Apple, it would not invest time and money to update them every year, said the company's chief engineer for Friday. James Thompson, who proclaims on behalf of Qualcomm, said it cost Qualcomm $ 250 …

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Apple's second largest company can face tough times ahead, analysts say

Although Apple has seen weak demand for the 2018 iPhone models, the company shows that it could count on its service department for continued growth. The companies included in this category are AppleCare, Apple Pay, App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and more. It is the second largest generator of revenue for Apple (after the iPhone, of course), and is considered …

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Microsoft is calling a sound on smart speakers – TechCrunch

Harman Kardon Invoke was good. But let's be real – the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft's smart assistant has its strong features, but so far a statement about purpose has not been among them. CEO Satya Nadella seems to have recognized so much this week during a media event on the company's Redmond campus. "Defeat" can …

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New Toyota Supra should have been an SUV

Harmful compliance. That's what I think when I see the new Supra. It's almost like Toyota took all the non-negotiable lists of Must-have Supra grades, straight six engines, turbo force, outrageous styling, BMW-esque dynamic behavior, and delivered them in a way that was deliberately calculated to offend pretty much everyone . Then, to drive the rest of the way into …

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Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star Amazon reviews for their Portal device, and now they need to take them down

Facebook has clearly confirmed that employees left five-star reviews for their new portal video chat device on Amazon. The reviews were first discovered by New York Times tech journalist Kevin Roose. Facebook executive Andrew "Boz" Bosworth tweeted said that Facebook had not asked employees to leave good reviews, and that it will ask employees to remove them. Facebook employees have …

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Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead Dead

Windows 10 Mobile is dead No, I am serious Yes, for real for real. It's dead. dead dead. Here's the story. Microsoft recently published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile's upcoming End of Support. The company said that all Windows 10 mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that …

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Google Maps is about to get one of Waze's best features – BGR

Google Maps may be Google's most popular navigation app out there, but the company has a second similar app that is even better for some people, especially frequent drivers. It's Waze, an app that Google bought a few years ago, making navigation a little different from Google Maps and other rivals. Waze packs publicly reported incident reports that will tell …

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