Category Archives: Tech Culture

Why is it always 9:41 in Apple product photos?

Quick TEQ: This post aims to answer the age old question, of why it’s always 9:41 in Apple’s product photos.

Have you ever wondered why it is always 9:41 in Apple’s product’s photos? To some, it may just seem random, but there is actually a very deliberate reason behind this.

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It Costs Apple $160 to Build and Assemble an iPhone SE: IHS

Quick TEQ: IHS, an American research firm has deduced that the actual manufacturing and assembling cost of an iPhone SE is USD 160.

The iPhone SE is currently the cheapest iPhone that can be purchased in the market right now. TO be specific, you can buy the iPhone SE for only USD 399. However, Apple is selling the iPhone SE at USD 399, and making a ton of profit from it, then how much do you think it costs to build and assemble as iPhone SE?

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Average iPhone Users in US Spends $35 in iOS App Store Per Year

Quick TEQ: The average iPhone user in the US spends $35 in the iOS app store per year, and out of that $25 dollars are spent on games. iOS games are a hit, pulling in about 10.5 downloads per iPhone on average per year. This is the best time to be an iOS game developer!  

According to Sensor Tower, the average iPhone user in the United States dished out about $35 in the iOS App Store last year. This was including both in app purchases and premium downloads.

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Gionee releases the W909, Dual Touchscreen Flip Phone

Quick TEQ: Gionee has released its first ever dual touchscreen flip phone, the Gionee W909 and will be available for about USD 650 or about INR 41,000.           

It seems that the Chinese smartphone maker Gionee will be giving its the Samsung SM-W2016 some stiff competition now that they have launched the Gionee W909. Gionee is bring back the flip phone fad, but with a twist. A Dual touchscreen. Yes you’ve heard us right.

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Apple Designing Secure Servers to Avoid Unauthorized Government Snooping

Quick TEQ: Apple is designing its own secure servers to avoid unauthorized access from government agencies as well as hackers into their data centres.  

For a while now, Apple has been working on an internal organisation wide solution to handle the huge amount of data that it needs to keep its services like the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Music running efficiently. Apple is designing a highly secure server of its own, that will help keep out the snooping eye of Big Brother, and will speed up the data fetching speeds of its services.

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6 Apps to Help Kids Learn Math, Science and Coding!

Quick TEQ: This article takes a look at six great apps to help kids learn and excel in Science, Math, and Coding. 

Schools give kids an opportunity to learn and nurture, but what if your kids or siblings wanted to learn more than what is offered? Well, this is why TEQnation has gone the extra mile to find the top six apps that help kids let their curiosity run free, and in the process learn more. Let’s take a look at some of the apps.

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Starts Shipments

Quick TEQ: Oculus Rift will start shipping out its Virtual Reality or VR headsets for consumers on the 28th March 2016. If you weren’t one of the first to preorder it, then you will have to wait till July if you order it today.

According to Oculus Rift’s CEO Brendon Iribe, the very first consumer versions of the VR headset will be arriving on preorder customers’ doors on Monday the 28th of March, 2016, as Brendan tweeted a photo commemorating the achievement. Check out Brendan’s tweet below:

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Negative Effects of Social Media Include Depression

The more time teenagers and adults spend on social media, the more they are likely to get depressed. According to research published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, spending more time on social media platforms increases the chances of being subject to the negative effects of social media, being peer pressure, cyber bullying, invasion of privacy, and low productivity.

We were recently emailed a very general question by a reader who we would like to keep anonymous, and he asked “how does social media effect our lives?” We at TEQnation would like to answer this question by highlighting some of the negative effects of social media.

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Some of the Best and Worst Things about the iPhone SE

Apple’s new product launch did not come to us as a surprise as the much talked about rumors became true, Apple released its brand new iPhone SE.

It seems that the 4 inch phones are still a fad, as Apple reportedly sold 30 million iPhones with 4 inch screens in 2015.  Some companies don’t even manage to sell 30 million of their flag ship devices, and here Apple manages to sell 30 million and that of their 4 inch screen models.

Apple has certainly played their cards right by identifying the demand in the market and taking advantage of it.  For those of you who don’t know, the iPhone SE is basically the build of the iPhone 5S, but with the power of the iPhone 6S.

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