Apple Introduces iOS 7
We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience. It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple's flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it's almost entirely different from the versions that came before.
Paywalls or not, newspapers to see revenue declines through 2017
With the Washington Post implementing a paywall on their flagship digital property next week, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests paywalls will not stop revenue declines at newspapers.
Mozilla Plans Major Design Overhaul With Firefox 25 Release In October
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla is planning a major design overhaul of its flagship browser with the release of Firefox 25, slated to arrive in October. The company makes a point to discuss its plans for changes openly, and this upcoming new version is by no means an exception. In fact, even though Firefox 22 is in the Beta channel, Firefox 23 is in the Aurora channel, and Firefox 24 is in the Nightly channel, Mozilla has set up a special Nightly UX channel for Firefox 25. Grab it here."
The Galaxy S4 Active Is An Outdoor-Friendly Addition To Samsung's Flagship Phone Family
After unboxing last week's Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung is keeping the pedal pressed to the metal by announcing another new launch variant of its current flagship smartphone -- this time aimed at users who want their device to be made of slightly tougher stuff. Iterating its portfolio in this way is how Samsung squeezes the competition by making it harder for them to differentiate.
Intel Haswell CPUs Debut, Put To the Test
jjslash writes "Intel's Haswell architecture is finally available in the flagship Core i7-4770K and Core i7-4950HQ processors. This is a very volatile time for Intel. In an ARM-less vacuum, Intel's Haswell architecture would likely be the most amazing thing to happen to the tech industry in years. Haswell mobile processors are slated to bring about the single largest improvement in battery life in Intel history. In graphics, Haswell completely redefines the expectations for processor graphics. On the desktop however, Haswell is just a bit more efficient, but no longer much faster when going from one generation to another." Reader wesbascas puts some numbers on what "just a bit" means here: "Just as leaked copies of the chip have already shown, the i7-4770K only presents an incremental ~10% performance increase over the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K. Overclocking potential also remains in the same 4.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz ballpark."