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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.