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Despite lawsuit, Apple's iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google's Android, Samsung's Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

01/04/2015, 09:18:55 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

There's something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is that putting "Apple" in a headline is currently the most irresistible clickbait known to mankind. That, and there's no time for fact checking or any sort of basic research in today's BuzzFeed world of made up garbage.

Apple's blockbuster winter quarter boosted by cheap oil, dinged by strong dollar

12/13/2014, 08:32:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's final quarter of 2014 is expected to set dramatic new records in iPhone sales and overall profits, but external issues out of the company's control will also play a part, ranging from cheaper oil to declining foreign currencies.

Google's Nexus 6 abandoned fingerprint sensor after failed attempt to catch up with Apple's Touch ID

12/10/2014, 01:06:29 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The Google-branded, Motorola-built Nexus 6 attempted to incorporate a fingerprint sensor like Apple's Touch ID which debuted on last year's iPhone 5s. However, the feature was abandoned shortly before the phone's introduction.

Leading Android fansite recommends Apple Inc iPad Air 2 as best tablet in holiday gift guide

12/08/2014, 04:37:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Android Police named Apple's iPad Air 2 as its top tablet pick among "Android devices" for the 2014 holiday season, calling it "reliable, predictable, and very fast."

iPhone 6 rivals by Samsung, LG, HTC suffering delays in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon answer to Apple's A8

12/04/2014, 07:09:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon chips designed to power new high end Android flagship phones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and HTC One M9 are reportedly running into new issues that threaten to further delay any real competition to Apple's iPhone 6 juggernaut.

Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

11/25/2014, 04:14:24 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Security firm Bluebox Labs tested a dozen Black Friday bargain Android tablets from major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl's, Staples, Target and Walmart and reported "shocking" security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.

Apple Inc. A8X iPad chip causing big problems for Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia

11/15/2014, 12:04:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's A-series Application Processors that power iPads--including the latest and greatest A8X in iPad Air 2--are inciting billion dollar losses for Intel and threatening major problems for rival tablet chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia, along with all the companies that depend upon those vendors for their mobile chips.

How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center

10/30/2014, 09:19:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long 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.

Apple's A8X powers iPad Air 2 graphics faster than Google's Nexus 9 with Nvidia Denver Tegra K1

10/28/2014, 11:01:49 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API.

New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 incorporate NFC chip for Apple Pay in apps, but not in-store tap-to-pay transactions

10/24/2014, 08:44:44 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card.

Apple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]

10/21/2014, 07:49:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

Adreno-powered Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4 deliver poor graphics performance vs. iPhone 6 Plus

10/15/2014, 04:37:22 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Despite using one of the fastest Qualcomm mobile Application Processors now available, Google's new Nexus 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 fall flat in running GPU intensive apps and games--particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

10/04/2014, 05:49:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor option and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games--particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Horsepower of Apple's A8 & iPhone 6 extend iOS's gaming lead over Android's Google Play

10/01/2014, 07:04:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While many new Android flagships sport hardware specifications that appear competitive with recent iPhones, top rated iPhone games remain conspicuously missing from Google Play, a problem that Apple's new Metal API and 64-bit Application Processors threaten to only make worse going forward, despite Android's lead in unit shipments overall.

After Apple Inc. dodged the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate bullet, detractors wounded by ricochet

09/27/2014, 02:21:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Bloggers who invent and inflate "controversies" and "scandals" for Apple are increasingly achieving the opposite of what they are setting out to do.

In-depth review: Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 running iOS 8

09/24/2014, 08:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After establishing iPhone 5s as a "forward thinking" high-end luxury device a year ago, Apple is now enhancing its eighth generation of iPhone with a broad range of new and improved hardware components, inside a slimmer new case design with a much larger, higher-resolution display.

Apple Watch, AirDrop, iBeacon & Continuity coax advanced features from Bluetooth & WiFi

09/15/2014, 04:37:08 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the past few years, Apple has released a series of OS technologies that connect devices using Bluetooth, WiFi or a combination of the two wireless technologies. Here's how the new Apple Watch--as well as AirDrop, iBeacon and the new Continuity features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite--work to deliver simple, efficient and fast wireless connectivity, in marked contrast to Google's rival efforts for Android.

Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

08/27/2014, 05:04:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple's motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.

Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

08/04/2014, 03:30:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

07/29/2014, 08:00:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.

Apple Inc., ARM & Qualcomm aggressively poaching IBM's chip designers

06/26/2014, 05:28:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

As IBM secretly mulls plans to sell off its increasing outdated processor chip fabs in New York and Vermont, a new wave of mobile chip developers--led by Apple, ARM and Qualcomm--are hiring away many of the top chip designers of the once leading firm.

Police say iOS 7 Activation Lock is significantly reducing thefts of Apple products

06/20/2014, 01:07:40 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Law enforcement agencies in California and New York have reported a major drop in iPhone robberies over the first five months of 2014, a shift they attribute to Apple's new Activation Lock feature released as part of iOS 7 last fall.

Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:12:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

WWDC attendees get 2014 jacket, $25 iTunes gift card

06/01/2014, 03:02:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Today is opening day for WWDC, and San Francisco's Moscone Center is full of international developers registering for the conference, most of whom are now emblazoned with the black "WWDC 2014" jacket is giving attendees, along with an iTunes gift card.

Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

05/25/2014, 11:39:54 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they'd developed to organize the Internet's vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.

Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

Apple's iPhone destroys Samsung in South Korean customer satisfaction rankings

05/09/2014, 07:02:03 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A customer satisfaction survey ranking smartphones features and desirability in South Korea awarded Apple's iPhone 5s a widening lead over domestic rivals including LG, Samsung and Pantech.

Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:00:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.

Apple's iPad business isn't collapsing, but the rest of the tablet industry sure is

05/04/2014, 02:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

When Apple announced its most recent quarterly earnings, the worst news out of Cupertino was that sales of iPads weren't greater than in the year-ago quarter, a fact that a few pundits have now jumped on to declare that "Apple's iPad Businesses Is Collapsing." That's wrong, here's why.

Photos show highly suspect 'iPhone 6' dummy with ultra-slim design, rounded edges

04/29/2014, 09:03:58 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A trio of photos posted to Chinese forum on Tuesday claim to show a mock-up or dummy model "iPhone 6" with an ultra-slim design and features that line up nicely with previous rumors and "leaks."

Video shows purported 'iPhone 6' case fits 6.1mm-thick iPod touch 'exactly'

04/28/2014, 05:17:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

After a supposed "leak" and comparison video, a case purportedly built for Apple's iPhone 6 has been tested against a current generation iPod touch with surprising similarities including near-exact thickness and correct volume control placement.

Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

04/26/2014, 06:41:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?

Purportedly 'leaked' iPhone 6 case compared with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Note 3 in video

04/23/2014, 10:07:04 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size.

Samsung calls on Android exec in patent trial to prove certain features were created by Google, not Apple

04/11/2014, 08:50:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them.

Apple vs. Samsung docs reveal Galaxy Tab was a flop and Samsung knew it

04/11/2014, 03:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Top secret sales data revealed during the Apple vs. Samsung trial this week shows that Samsung knew that the Galaxy Tab sales figures (and overall Android tablet sales) it and various market research groups had fed to the media were not even remotely true.

Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

04/07/2014, 05:23:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

04/01/2014, 05:52:40 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:09:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:06:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

Google unveils Android Wear software platform for smart watches and wearables

03/18/2014, 12:48:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off of Android Wear, an initiative aimed at creating a variant of the company's Android mobile operating system that is specially adapted to meet the needs of wearable devices.

Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:42:06 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:27:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

Apple's Tim Cook met with Samsung CEO in failed attempt to resolve patent dispute

02/14/2014, 09:00:21 AM, Posted By Shane Cole

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun met in the U.S. last week but were unable to hammer out an agreement that would end their long-running intellectual property battle, Korean media reported on Friday.

Apple and Samsung furnish list of accused devices, patents for upcoming trial

02/05/2014, 12:31:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Ahead of Apple and Samsung's two-way California patent trial, the two companies on Tuesday filed final narrowed lists of patents and products both sides are accusing the other of infringing.

Apple's iPhone 5c boasts most available advertised memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 declared 'biggest memory hog'

01/23/2014, 08:52:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While many smartphones advertise 16 gigabytes of capacity, none of them actually offer that much storage to the end user. But both Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s offer among the most advertised space out of the box, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes in last place.

Judge finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, invalidates Samsung patent in second California trial

01/22/2014, 01:16:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered an order granting in part Apple's summary judgment for the upcoming Apple v. Samsung trial, finding Samsung to infringe on one patent, while invalidating another belonging to the Korean company.

Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

12/28/2013, 07:17:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they'll do a better job in 2014.

72% of prospective tablet buyers plan to buy Apple's iPad - report

12/12/2013, 04:19:14 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Consumers who intend to purchase a tablet within the next three months overwhelmingly say they will choose one of Apple's iPad models, a new survey shows.

The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:17:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

Jury selected for upcoming Apple v. Samsung retrial over vacated damages

11/12/2013, 11:12:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Following a day-long selection process, a jury of six women and two men was picked on Tuesday to hear Apple and Samsung fight over millions of dollars in damages vacated from the landmark Apple v. Samsung patent trial.