Trevor Mogg

Trevor Mogg

Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan). As far as electronics are concerned, he's in the right place, with the East Asian country continuing to produce a plethora of gadgets and gizmos for tech addicts around the world. When not writing for Digital Trends, Trevor can be found out and about taking far too many photos, or in front of his computer trying to sort them all out.

Mike Lazaridis ends plan for BlackBerry bid

A couple of months after BlackBerry co-founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis indicated he was considering buying the business, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week suggests his interest has ended.

Apple fined $670,000 in Taiwan for interfering with iPhone pricing

It's not the kind of Christmas present Tim Cook will have wanted, but he's been given it nonetheless – Apple on Wednesday was hit with a $670,000 fine by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission for interfering with iPhone pricing.

Apple boss reportedly to meet Turkish president in bid to secure $4bn iPad deal

Apple boss Tim Cook is reportedly planning to meet government officials in Turkey in February to discuss a potential iPad deal worth some $4 billion as the country seeks to bring high-tech learning tools to the nation's classrooms.

SoftBank edging closer to T-Mobile acquisition, report says

SoftBank is reportedly in "the final stages of talks" to acquire US carrier T-Mobile in a deal worth more than $19 billion. It's believed the Japanese telecommunications giant wants to merge T-Mobile with Sprint to better compete with AT&T…

Apple awarded patent for ’embedded heart rate monitor’, possibly for future iWatch

Apple's just been granted a bunch of patents, with one relating to technology for an "embedded heart rate monitor" that might end up in its so-called iWatch, which many observers think could launch some time in 2014.

Santa’s already on his way, and two online trackers are following his every move

Santa's already on his way, and trackers from NORAD and Google are keeping tabs on his whereabouts as he makes his way around the world. Both services have websites with updates on the gift giver's progress, and mobile apps are available…
Android Army

Got a Kindle Fire? Amazon is offering tons of Appstore deals for the holidays

Not to be outdone by Apple with its '12 Days of Gifts' deal for iDevice owners, Amazon is offering visitors to its Appstore a slew of deals and offers during Christmas week, including $5 credit to anyone who downloads an app before December…
Social Media

Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey joins Disney’s board to help with digital strategy

Twitter chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has joined the board of media giant Disney, it was announced Monday. The co-founder of the microblogging site is set to advise Disney on its digital strategy.

BlackBerry cancels two phones and BlackBerry Live 2014 event to save money

Following BlackBerry's dismal Q3 financial figures posted last week, it's emerged the company has canceled the release of two low-cost handsets in money-saving measures, and also pulled the plug on next May's BlackBerry Live event.
Cool Tech

SmartCharge – the lightbulb that promises brightly lit power outages

The battery-powered SmartCharge LED bulb is designed to keep your home lit when a power outage hits. Built for standard light fixtures and controlled by the usual light switch, the smart bulb recognizes when an outage occurs and stays on…
Android Army

BLU unveils Life Pure smartphone with 5-inch 1080p display and 13MP camera

While many BLU devices have disappointed when it comes to display quality, its new Life Pure Android handset should satisfy most with its 5-inch, 1080p (441 ppi) screen. The $349 unlocked device also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, 32GB…

Apple announces iPhone deal with China Mobile, world’s largest wireless carrier

After years of negotiations, Apple has finally inked an iPhone deal with China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier. The 5S and 5C phones will launch with the carrier on January 17, the two companies announced Sunday.