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.

Apple, Samsung CEOs to meet in an effort to settle ahead of March patent trial

With an all-new patent trial scheduled to kick off in a California court in March, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung have agreed to a mediation session in an effort to settle the dispute, though we're not holding our breath.

Apple

iWatch development reportedly hit by battery, display and manufacturing issues

It's hard to know if the challenges facing Apple's iWatch team are par for the course with the development of a new gadget or more intimidating than usual. Either way, a report Tuesday suggests the company's engineers and designers are up against it.

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Google hires catamaran to take San Francisco employees to work

Google, along with several other tech companies, has been having a few problems with its shuttle bus service for employees in San Francisco recently. Having reviewed the situation, it's now decided to test out a catamaran service.

Web

Apple hit $10 billion in App Store sales for 2013, December most successful month ever

Apple's App Store appears to have had a healthy 2013, with the company this week reporting record sales of more than $10 billion. In December alone, iDevice owners downloaded nearly three billion apps with sales totaling $1 billion.

Apple

iPort unveils charge case and stand combo for iPad Air and new Mini

California-based electronics outfit iPort launched its interesting Charge Case and Stand combo for iPad a couple of months back, and at CES on Tuesday it unveiled a new version for the iPad Air and new iPad Mini.

Mobile

Mophie adds storage to iPhone battery case with new Space Pack

Mobile accessories company Mophie has been offering stylish battery cases for smartphone users for a few years now. Its latest offering, the Space Pack, takes things to a whole new level, with the new device offering extra storage as well as power.

Mobile

John McAfee ‘elated’ at Intel’s decision to drop his name from security software

Intel announced Monday it's ditching the McAfee name of its antivirus software and replacing it with 'Intel Security'. John McAfee, who's become well known in recent years for his increasingly eccentric exploits, said he was elated at the decision.

Computing

That’s all folks! Apple ends ’12 Days of Gifts’ promo with free Stones tracks

Apple's annual '12 Days of Gifts' promo ended Monday with the offer of some free Rolling Stones tracks. The Christmas giveaway offered a range of content, including Scorsese's 2011 movie, Hugo, and a Lonely Planet book worth $10. Find anything good?

Mobile

Apple’s iBeacon alerts land in grocery stores via inMarket

Apple's location-sensing iBeacon technology is being rolled out in grocery stores across the US, with users of inMarket's shopping apps able to receive notifications on things like discount coupons, loyalty rewards, and also reminders about what to pick up.

Mobile

MetaWatch unveils new high-end smartwatch by former Vertu designer

With smartwatches expected to flood the market this year, MetaWatch is hoping to appeal to fashion-conscious consumers with its brand new Meta line-up of high-end wrist-worn devices, created in collaboration with former Vertu designer Frank Nuovo.

Mobile

Flash drive in plane bathroom forces emergency landing, reportedly a spy camera

Although you might feel flattered that someone wants to film you taking a dump, a spy camera in a plane bathroom is really something we can all do without. And what's more, such shenanigans can cause emergency landings, wasting everybody's time....

Photography

British fighter jets fly with 3D printed parts for first time

The UK's Royal Air Force is now using a number of 3D printed parts in its Tornado fighter jets, with several of the aircraft recently completing their first test flight with the new parts. The technology should help it make big savings in the coming years.

Cool Tech

Invoxia’s stylish desktop phone puts your mobile device to work

Combining fixed line and mobile telephony, Invoxia's new desktop phone and dock for iOS and Android devices replaces traditional button-laden office phones with a stylish alternative that lets your mobile device act as the main user interface.

Mobile

Apple acquires photo app developer SnappyLabs, report says

Photo app developer SnappyLabs has been acquired by Apple, according to a report over the weekend. The one-man startup created the popular SnappyCam iPhone camera app, which let users shoot up to 30 full-res frames a second.

Apple

BlackBerry suing Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo in dispute over keyboard design

BlackBerry is suing Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo Products, claiming its iPhone case is a "blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard." The case incorporates a physical keyboard similar to the one on the Q10 handset.

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