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New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users

08/08/2016, 12:18:33 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

A new advertisement for Google Photos presents a solution for storage woes on low-capacity iPhones. But the pitch could have less relevancy if rumors prove true and Apple gives up on 16-gigabyte base configurations with the 'iPhone 7.'

Apple holds onto second place in slightly increased global smartphone market

07/27/2016, 01:40:48 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple's 40.4 million iPhones shipped during the June quarter -- a 15 percent decline year-over-year -- were still enough to keep it in second place in the worldwide smartphone market, which reversed recent trends and grew "modestly," according to research firm Canalys.

iPhone 7 and Apple's next Retina Display frontier: Wide Color

07/08/2016, 07:38:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced a new leap forward in display resolution for iPhone 4 that passed up the rest of the industry to deliver pixels virtually invisible to the human eye. For iPhone 7, Apple appears to be making a similar leap in the realm of "Retina Color."

Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

07/03/2016, 03:29:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Despite a flurry of incessant news reports maintaining that Apple is poised to bore its customers to death with a completely snooze-worthy iPhone 7 this fall, there's actually excessive evidence providing reason to believe that the portended death of iPhone 7 has been greatly exaggerated--for reasons that should be obvious.

Major weakness in Google's key storage breaks open Android's Full Disk Encryption

07/01/2016, 07:42:42 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Higher end Android phones using premium Qualcomm chips have been seeking to court the attention of enterprise users, but new research shows that Android encryption is easy to defeat because the devices store their disk encryption keys in software, unlike Apple's iOS.

Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:19:31 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

05/30/2016, 07:42:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.

Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy

05/24/2016, 11:18:30 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has owned up to the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley: that the leader of the Android mothership leans on an arch rival for his day-to-day communications.

Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

05/22/2016, 07:23:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

Despite Q2 sales dip, Apple's Macs, iPad and iPhone continue to outperform the industry

05/14/2016, 05:45:53 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the past quarter, reports from all over have been belaboring the idea that Apple is on the edge of crisis because its iPhone sales--which represent the majority of its business--declined year-over-year and because China--its brightest growth territory--similarly turned in disappointing sales numbers across the board.

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.