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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.

Apple's iOS 8 now on 72% of customer devices, nearly double any Android version

02/03/2015, 05:31:35 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Adoption of Apple's latest mobile operating system continues to grow, according to the company's App Store statistics, with 72 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches now running on iOS 8 while no single version of Google's Android has surpassed 40 percent.

Apple Inc's thermonuclear assault on Samsung vaporizes Android's remaining profit pillar

01/29/2015, 07:41:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After years of failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:07:16 AM, Posted By Sam Oliver

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.

How AMD and Nvidia lost the mobile GPU chip business to Apple -- with help from Samsung and Google

01/23/2015, 04:51:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may force Samsung to use its own Exynos chips in Galaxy S6

01/21/2015, 03:18:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.

How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.