Apple reveals what it’s going to do with its $100 billion

Speculation was rife (on the TechRadar Facebook page) that Apple was set to buy Facebook/Stark Industries/the Moon/a volcano base with its near $100 billion of cash, but it seems that Apple has made a rather boring sensible decision and announced that it has authorised a $10 billion share repurchase program which is set to take place in 2013. In a press release Apple noted that it had a bit of spare change lying around and decided to give back something to the people who have bought shares in the company.The reason it is doing this is because no matter how much Apple has tried to spend its ...

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung’s flagship 2011 Android phone received a glowing 5/5 score when we reviewed the Galaxy S2 earlier this year.And it was no surprise – Samsung packed a very powerful and capable processor plus a very nice camera into an unbelievably slim case.Samsung published endless press releases about its ever growing global sales figures, which can only mean one thing. A sequel is guaranteed for 2012.Samsung is yet to make any official announcement regarding the Galaxy S3, mind, but the pieces are falling in to place. Samsung’s processor developments are clear to see, with the ...

Entry level Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Android smartphone available March 17

Samsung has announced it will begin offering its Galaxy Ace Plus smartphone starting March on 17 in the UK. The entry level handset offers a speedy 1GHz processor to power Google’s Android Gingerbread operating system as well as Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface. The Galaxy Ace sports a 3.65-inch HVGA touchscreen display that shows off photos and videos taken with its built-in 5 megapixel camera. Unfortunately there is no HD video support on the device. The handset weighs in at just 115g (4oz.) and offers users HSDPA/WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity while on the go. Pricing has ...

Apple iPhone reigns supreme for overall smartphone customer satisfaction

According to J.D. Power and Associates, Apple yet again has taken the top spot in the 2012 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. For the seventh consecutive time, Apple tops the list in overall customer satisfaction, especially when it comes to ease of operation and features. HTC is second, with Samsung in third, below the industry average. Palm, Nokia, and BlackBerry all fall at the bottom of the list. As reported yesterday, one consistent complaint from all smartphone users: battery life. ...

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