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Apple wins US ban of Samsung software features, only affects obsolete products

01/19/2016, 01:00:05 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company's business.

Antutu: iPhone 6s performance thrashes high-spec Androids Huawei Mate 8, Samsung Note 5 & Nexus 6p

01/13/2016, 02:05:11 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Performance benchmark vendor Antutu presented iPhone 6s as the best performing smartphone of the year, despite being compared against high end Androids with more RAM and faster CPU clocks driving four times as many cores.

Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

01/09/2016, 04:23:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world's global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?

Google's Project Fi comes to data-only devices, including Apple's iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 4

12/16/2015, 01:41:27 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Google's low-cost carrier service, Project Fi, is now available for a select range of data-only devices, specifically tablets including the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4.

iPhone 6s leads top consumer tech searches in Google's 2015 'Year in Search'

12/16/2015, 09:28:03 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

The iPhone 6s was the most searched-for consumer technology item this year in Google's annual Year in Search rankings, published on Wednesday, though Apple did have competition from companies like Samsung and LG.

The search for Apple's next big thing

12/13/2015, 08:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

For years, Apple's detractors have predicted that the company's industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors--and more innovative disruptors--emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn't happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.

ACLU: Google is embarrassed by Android security, isn't protecting vulnerable users like Apple's iOS

11/04/2015, 03:44:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The difference between encryption and security on iOS and Android isn't just a technical issue but a "digital security divide," according to the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union. That's because Apple secures its devices while Google leaves Android open to data collection and surveillance.

Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

11/03/2015, 05:07:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Google's bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung's software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including "a substantial number of high-severity issues," within just a week of looking.

The Guardian trots out notorious Mike Daisey to speculate about how Apple could be doomed

11/02/2015, 02:01:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A British newspaper has published a meandering, conspiracy-chasing fantasy piece written by discredited theater-journalist Mike Daisey... in its technology section.

In-depth review: Apple's iPhone 6s & 6s Plus with 3D Touch

10/01/2015, 08:46:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Last year's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus introduced a larger, slimmer form factor housing higher resolution Retina HD screens and improvements in processors, cameras and wireless. While Apple's latest 6s and 6s Plus models look virtually identical, the company has significantly improved nearly every key feature, from a stronger glass and metal exterior outside to high-performance components inside, including a new pressure sensitive 3D Touch display.

Apple Inc A9 chip cores in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus deliver a processor punch to Samsung, Qualcomm

09/25/2015, 03:07:49 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Preliminary testing of Apple's latest A-series mobile Application Processor shows that it brings a big jump in general CPU performance over last year's already speedy A8. It also advances Apple's lead in proprietary ARM core design performance over Samsung and Qualcomm.

GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

07/11/2015, 05:56:18 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.

Samsung Galaxy S6 'fastest smartphone,' if using phony benchmarks and ignoring iPhone 6 real world performance

06/30/2015, 06:26:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Last Friday, Tom's Guide published an article calling Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 the "world's fastest smartphone," writing that it came in "first in 6 out of 9 real-world tests and synthetic benchmarks." Unfortunately, that claim relied on cherry picked figures and ignored the real world entirely.

Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

04/01/2015, 05:26:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games -- particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

03/30/2015, 10:35:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

Who's afraid of the Apple Watch?

03/15/2015, 05:13:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple Watch has incited more mocking disbelief, concerned handwringing and passionate prognostications of doom--for Apple, for its buyers, for society in general--than any product since iPhone, with the potential exception of iPad. Maybe Apple is onto something here.

Opinion: Apple Pay finds frauds reporting

03/09/2015, 04:07:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple rolls out a rare new product--rather than canceling it internally--you'd have to be naive to think it was rushed to market without much consideration and therefore probably doomed to failure. But you'd be equally naive to think that the incumbents positioned in the path of Apple's next potential juggernaut wouldn't desperately seek to defend their turf, bending the truth to the breaking point if necessary.

SXSW festival to use more than 1,000 Apple iBeacons for location-based alerts, meetups

03/03/2015, 11:36:25 AM, Posted By Katie Marsal

This year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature more than a thousand iBeacon transmitters onsite, allowing attendees to receive timely, location-specific messages and the ability to connect with others.

Google postpones iOS 8-style full-disk encryption of Android devices

03/02/2015, 04:40:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Despite initial promises by Google, and rival Apple implementing the technology in iOS 8 last September, new devices loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop are not using default full-disk encryption meant to prevent criminals, police, and spy agencies from getting unauthorized access to private data.

First look: Dish's Sling TV Web-based television service

02/08/2015, 12:23:00 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.