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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.

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.

How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

01/15/2015, 05:30:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

01/13/2015, 06:50:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

01/07/2015, 06:31:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

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.