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Here's why the iPhone is still better than the Galaxy S7

In my own review, I had nothing but nice things to say about the S7. It looks great. It's waterproof. It has the best camera ever put in a smartphone. It makes the incredible world of VR accessible to more people than any other gadget.<p>But as much as I loved the Galaxy S7, there's still one thing …

Electronics Industry

Want longer iPhone battery life? Delete the Facebook app

We've featured a number of ways to save battery life on your smartphone before, but there may be an easier way to get up to 20% more juice on your …

Here's How to Turn Your Apple Watch Gold

Wanna look like a Wall Street tycoon who just purchased a $10 thousand dollar Apple Watch, but only got, say, $400 to show for yourself? Take a cue …

This GTA5 video of Franklin on a forklift is the funniest thing ever, somehow

The PC version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> hit earlier this week, and not even two days later, we are already reaping the benefits of its new built-in video editor thanks to extraordinarily stupid videos like this one from YouTube user TMulharin.<p>It's hard to pin down what's so special about this video: Is …

Watch Someone Play GTA 5 in VR on a Treadmill

Not long after a modder showed us what Grand Theft Auto V would look like in virtual reality, someone else has gone even further with the concept. Virtuix, makes of the omnidirectional virtual reality treadmill Omni, has published a video showing off GTA V in virtual reality using the upcoming …

Does The Mobile Hit Game Clash Of Clans Solve A Human Need In China?

Did you happen to see Liam Neeson’s Super Bowl commercial for <i>Clash of Clans</i>? The numbers say you probably did.<p>The one-minute spot featured the gravel-voiced Irish thespian self-parodying his popular character from the <i>Taken</i> franchise, swearing vengeance upon “BigBuffetBoy85” after watching his …

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Comic Books

Security firm finds preinstalled malware on Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone

<i>Update: On Sunday March 8, Xiaomi contacted VentureBeat with a statement in response to the Bluebox report. Then on March 9, Bluebox told VentureBeat that the device may have been counterfeit and provided new findings.</i><p>Data security firm Bluebox has discovered preinstalled malware and a host of …

Xiaomi

Hori’s PlayStation 4 Full HD Monitor is worth more than the $15 I paid for it

Two months ago, a mysterious listing on Amazon popped up for something called the “Hori Full HD Monitor for PlayStation 4” for $15. The page had no more information and no images. Naturally, I ordered one. Today, the Hori video monitor showed up to my house. Let’s find out if that was a wise use of …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple has hired one of Britain's best-known radio DJs

The Guardian reports that Lowe is going to move to the US and work on iTunes Radio at Apple.<p>Apple hasn't done much with iTunes Radio, the online music streaming service that creates personalised radio stations, but the move to hire well-known DJs may signal that new developments could be on the way.<p>…

Music Industry

ANDROID SALES ARE IN DECLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

But according to a report by ABI Research, Android sales also went into decline in Q4 2014, for the first time ever.<p>Apple is demolishing the high-end smartphone market with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung's profits have cratered as a result. New data shows that the South Korean company's woes …

Mobile

Apple's iPhone Market Share Leveling Off In Some Countries

Apple reported blowout iPhone sales for the December quarter with 74.5 million units sold. Keep in mind that this is just over 1% of the Earth’s entire population (7.3 billion) buying 34,097 iPhones per hour every hour for the quarter. Apple’s blowout results were due to a combination of iPhone …

Disjointed

Apple Leads the IoT Revolution - Will Be a Long-Term Winner

<b>Apple was a high flyer.</b> As the stock climbed to $700, analysts predicted it would reach $1,000.<p>But Steve Jobs had died. He so personified the company that many felt his death left Apple leaderless. So the stock lost 42% of its value dropping to $400.<p><b>Apple is a VERY highly valued company</b><p>Apple has …

Internet of Things

Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes

Apps have done wonders for music creation, and now there's mobile software from Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune. Casio's handiwork records you, and then …

The iPhone may be starting to steal Android’s lower-income customers

When I was working in Tajikistan, a desperately poor country, my driver had an iPhone. He’d saved extensively to afford it, and prized it as a status symbol. And when things got tight, he didn’t trade it for a cheaper, equivalent Android model — he traded it in for an older iPhone.<p>Apple has begun …

Mobile

Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

It would be fair to say that Steve Jobs did not like Android, or Samsung’s smartphone design team. He promised all of Apple’s resources would be deployed in a “thermonuclear war” against the rival operating system and the South Korean company. Tim Cook’s Apple never followed up on Jobs’ threat… at …

Tim Cook

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The combined total of releases to Apple’s iOS app store for AOL, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo has more than doubled from 2012 …

This Picture Of 'Xiaomi's First Laptop' Is A Hoax

<b>Update:</b> A representative for Xiaomi denies that this laptop is theirs, and The Verge says the image is a genuine fake.<p>On Monday,Gizmochina, via 9to5Mac, leaked an image of an alleged Xiaomi laptop that looks nearly identical to Apple's MacBook Air.<p>The site says this will be Xiaomi's first …

One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive.<p>At the time, I didn't wear a watch. But, since it was an heirloom, I decided to start wearing the …

Smartwatches

Yes, You Should Get The iPhone 6 Plus Instead Of The iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen. The iPhone 6 Plus comes has a 5.5-inch screen. The 6 Plus has a slightly better camera, and a better battery life, otherwise, they are the same phone. Previously, Apple's best phone was a 4-inch iPhone 5S.<p>Apple is famous for making decisions for consumers. It …

Mobile Technology

iOS 8.1.1 on iPad gives back 500MB of storage space

iOS 8.1.1 not only provides bug fixes and performance improvements, especially for iPhone 4s and iPad 2, but it also comes with a nice surprise for …

Free 50-minute video tutorial video shows you how to make an Apple Watch app

If you want to get quickly up to speed on the basics of creating an Apple Watch app following the release of WatchKit, developer Nick Walter has put a free 50-minute video tutorial online. You can also sign up for a full online course for just $39 on Kickstarter – saving $161 on the likely launch …

'GTA 5' Has Way More Foliage On PS4 Than Xbox One

Last-gen megahit GTA 5 came out on PS4 and Xbox One yesterday promising entirely revamped graphics worthy of the new machines. And with that, we play the familiar game of looking at just how well the two different versions run. The results are interesting: at first, they don’t appear to point to a …

Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback

When Apple debuted the A8 processor that would be used in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears the company decided to omit one big detail: the chip, according to a new discovery by the developers behind the app WALTR. Using that app, they found that it was possible to load 4K videos onto an …

Move over, Samsung: Lenovo takes the prize for most shameless Apple ripoff

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, then the designers at Lenovo must adore the iPhone 6.<p>Samsung has caught a lot of flak for—and been taken to court over—some of its iPhone-like smartphone design choices, but nothing the Korean company has ever produced comes close to the …

CVS and Rite Aid Apple Pay blockade official as iOS and Android users unite in rare showing to fight NFC ban

The <i>NYT</i> reports that Rite Aid has joined CVS in disabling Apple Pay as a payment method in its stores. Like CVS, Rite Aid is a member of the Merchant Customer eXchange (MCX) consortium promoting a rival mobile payment service, CurrentC.<p>Consumers are responding by threatening to boycott stores which …

Preorders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus top 100,000 in South Korea, ‘outpacing’ Galaxy Note 4 on Samsung’s home turf

The WSJ is reporting that Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on preorder in South Korea on Friday, following their official launch this Friday, October 31st, as part of the next wave of iPhone rollouts. Analyst estimates show that presales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus topped 100,000 units. By …