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Apple sold the most smartphones over the holidays

Smartphone sales were so slow during the holiday season of 2017, that Apple overtook Samsung to capture the first place in the market, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics. This, despite the fact that iPhone sales dropped during the holidays -- down 1.3 percent from the same period the year …

iPhone X wins CNET’s camera shootout against Samsung’s Note 8, but doesn’t blow it away

<i>CNET’s</i> Josh Miller did a photo and video shootout between the iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. On paper, the Note 8 camera has marginally better specs – wider aperture for wide-angle and selfie lenses, and 8MP against 7MP – but he declared the iPhone X the overall winner …<p>Interestingly, his …

Is the era of copying Apple’s every move finally over for Android phone makers?

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone, but it completely upended the industry when it finally entered the market in 2007. Companies …

iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera

Flickr, the popular image hosting site, just shared some interesting info on the top cameras of 2017. According to its data, the iPhone ranks as the most popular camera with 54 percent of photographers using devices from Apple -- more than all the other traditional camera companies combined.<p>In …

Samsung is so scared of the iPhone X

I have to say I didn’t see this coming. I thought Samsung had grown up and moved past the kind of TV anti-iPhone commercials it used to run a few …

Report: iPhone beat out Samsung in US smartphone sales last quarter

A new report from Strategy Analytics is out today with its estimates on smartphone shipments in the US during Q3 2017 (Apple’s fiscal Q4 2017). The new data suggests that Apple took the top spot for the most smartphone sales in the US.<p>Strategy Analytics believes that overall smartphone shipments in …

Mobile

Apple's Face ID Turns Android Makers Away From Under-Screen Fingerprint Recognition

With its iPhone X debut and the introduction of Face ID, Apple has now tilted interest in the mobile industry away from under-display fingerprint recognition, and instead towards camera-based 3D sensing technologies as the ideal user authentication solution. That's according to the latest research …

Android phones are now failing at twice the rate of Apple’s iPhones

Apple showed us its vision of the future yesterday with the unveiling of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 — two exciting new phones that bring several …

Four reasons why I won’t buy the iPhone X

The iPhone X fails to impress me in many ways. Although it’s the most impressive device Apple has built, but it does have a number of flaws that are big enough to convince me to stay away from it and get a competing Android handset instead.<p>For the last 24 hours, plenty of publications have been …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 destroys iPhone 7 Plus in one key way

Samsung really did it.<p>After last year's virtually perfect Galaxy Note 7 burst into flames worldwide and threatened to destroy the company, Samsung …

iOS: ‘Superior mobile platform for business,’ says Accenture (Updated)

Apple and Accenture today announced the latest in a string of deals and alliances that put iPhones, iPads and Macs straight inside the heart of the …

Accenture

iPhone 8 and iOS 11 are huge problems for Android

Back in August 2015, I penned a piece wondering why on Earth I still bothered to use Android. My personal phone has been an iPhone ever since the …

AirPods dominating wireless headphone market despite competition & early supply issues

Apple’s AirPods have been plagued by availability issues, but that hasn’t stopped them from dominating the truly wireless headphone market. A new report from market research firm NPD shows that Apple has overwhelmingly dominated the industry so far this year, fending off competition from the likes …

Tim Cook

It’s going to be years before Android can copy the iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 won’t only bring fans a massive redesign. It’s also a device that will pioneer various features for Apple, including some tricks that …

Apple is beating Android where it hurts the most

Ever since iOS and Android first started going to war in the smartphone world, there’s been a clear division in the market. Apple and Samsung make …

After Apple’s HomePod announcement, Samsung said to be also planning intelligent speaker

Competition appears to be heating up in the voice-based intelligent speaker market, with Samsung the latest company said to be planning its own version.<p>A <i>WSJ</i> report seemingly confirms earlier rumors.<p>Samsung is developing a voice-activated speaker powered by its digital assistant Bixby, according to …

Bixby

Study finds Apple Watch is most accurate wearable at measuring heart rate

When it comes to measuring heart rate and calories burned, not all fitness trackers are created equal, based on the findings of a scientific study that pitted the top wearables on the market against each other.<p>The in-depth study conducted by researchers at Stanford University was published today, …

Lots of people are switching from iPhone to Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone, and with the iPhone 7 series looking a little dated, it makes sense that plenty of iPhone users are looking to pick …

IPhone 7

Samsung won’t stop saying weird things about the Galaxy S8’s design

A little over three weeks ago, Samsung felt it needed to explain the design of its gorgeous Galaxy S8 to everyone with yet another annoying design …

The iPhone 8’s Battery May Be So Powerful It Could Leave Competitors In The Dust

The perpetual complaint about the iPhone has always been battery life. Everybody wants a long-lasting battery, but fitting one in the iPhone’s tiny case has been a challenge. Now, it looks like Apple will finally address the question with the iPhone 8.<p>Business Insider has an overview of analysts …

The Samsung S8 makes this the best time to switch to an Android phone

And then back again later this year<p>It’s not quite like learning a new language or how to ride a bike, but at times it does feel a little bit like both.<p>After nearly ten years of faithful Apple consumption — listening to iTunes, watching an Apple TV, reading iBooks — I did something completely …

Five important things iOS does better than Android

The internet is filled with words about Android and iOS and why one is better than the other. It makes for fun writing and reading because everyone …

Android News

Should fans skip iPhone 8 and buy the Galaxy S8? [Friday Night Fights]

You have to be impressed by the new Galaxy S8 — even if you’re a long-time iPhone fan. Samsung’s new phone boasts everything you could want in a smartphone, and it packages it all into a stunning curved-glass shell with an edge-to-edge Infinity Display.<p>But can the Galaxy S8 help you forget about …

The Galaxy S8’s facial scanner can, unsurprisingly, be tricked with a photo

Just days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8’s new facial-scanning feature, someone has already successfully spoofed it. Bloggers at <i>Marcianophone</i> secured a S8 with their face and then tricked the phone with a selfie that was saved on another device. The S8 eventually unlocked, though it took a …

Apple Should Get A Boost From Samsung's Exploding Batteries

Samsung had hit on its hands with the new Galaxy Note 7 by designing it to appeal to fans of its prior oversized phones while also drawing in new …

New iPhone 7 Fights Galaxy S7, Apple's Emotion Defeats Samsung Power

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be revealed later this week, and is ready to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 family in the latest round of the smartphone wars. According to data from iQuanti, search engine traffic for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is substantially ahead of the volume for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in …

iPhone 6S vs Galaxy S7

Apple's iOS 'Failure Rate' Is Higher Than Android's For First Time

Apple’s iOS devices like iPhones and iPads crashed twice as often in the second quarter compared to the previous one, new data shows.<p>Fifty-eight …

Vulnerability Exposes 900M Android Devices—and Fixing Them Won't Be Easy

The latest Android vulnerability to fret about isn’t limited to any particular device, or any specific firmware version. That’s because it doesn’t …