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The Samsung OLED display in the iPhone X is better than Samsung’s own Note 8 display

While Apple is often ahead of the curve when it comes to certain aspects of its product lineup, there are other areas where it lags behind. One of …

Displaymate gives iPhone X “highest ever” rating with an A+

Displaymate released its study of the iPhone X display earlier today and the results are impressive to say the least. If you recall, last year’s iPhone 7 had a record high in display performance. However, the iPhone X is here to take the crown.<p>Over the years Displaymate has run exhaustive tests on …

'Apple Mirror' reflects a working iPhone-style touchscreen

If your iPhone Plus just isn't big enough, you might covet Rafael Dymek's Apple Mirror, a functioning mirror and touchscreen loaded with an iOS 10-style interface and working apps.<p>The concept of a smart mirror isn't new -- you can even find instructions for building your own Raspberry Pi-powered …

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Airmail for iOS is here: the email app that can do everything

The most popular email apps usher in some sort of innovation: Sparrow had incredible simplicity, Mailbox had snoozes, and Inbox has its intelligent cards and bundles. Their popularity came from changing the way we work with email — so it's easy to overlook today's launch of Airmail for iOS, which …

Apple reveals just how seriously it takes your privacy

Apple has updated its website with new details about about its privacy policy and how it uses customer data.<p>Under the heading “The most personal technology must also be the most private,” the site runs down all of Apple’s core services, and explains how Apple protects user data in each case.<p>Here …

Early tests show iPhone 6s is nearly two times faster than rest of the industry

The iPhone 6s is so fast, not only does it destroy the iPhone 6 in speed tests, it tops the iPad Air 2 and every Android device on the market, according to initial benchmark tests.<p>Apple’s engineers managed to make some huge GPU improvements on the iPhone 6s thanks to new technology that allows the …

3D Touch in iPhone 6s is a 'Breakthrough,' Was 'Really Hard' to Make

Apple today spent about ten minutes introducing 3D Touch as one of the headline features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but a new <i>Bloomberg</i> interview with company executives Jony Ive, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Alan Dye reveals that Apple spent several years working on the challenging …

Dual-Core 1GB RAM iPhone 6 Beats Octa-Core 4GB RAM Galaxy Note 5 In Speed Test

The introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 was enough to raise excitement levels amongst those who adore large screen devices. Samsung essentially …

Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

Cook's pro-privacy speech came just days after Facebook introduced support for the technology on its social network for the first time.<p>Strong encryption has become a contentious issue and a source of rising tensions between the US government and the tech community.<p>The term refers to data masked in …

Review: Mophie’s Watch Dock elevates your Apple Watch with jewelry store-quality metal and leather

As I noted in yesterday’s review of the Nomad Stand for Apple Watch, I wasn’t initially certain that the Apple Watch needed a dock, but actually using a Watch changed my mind: just as the Apple Watch Edition’s custom charging cases hinted, it’s best to keep metal or metal-accented Watch bands from …

New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall

Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company that's struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it attempts to turn the tide by …

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

How to wirelessly share files between a Mac and PC

The key is the Sharing system preference. Sharing enables you to share the Mac's resources on your network: You can share your screen with other …

Operating Systems

The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design

Galaxy S9<p>Three years later and Samsung either doesn't care about building aligned products from the ground (or board) up, or doesn't know how. The …

James Cameron

Android flaw lets hackers steal our fingerprint data

A security research firm has uncovered a flaw in Android that allows hackers to steal copies of our fingerprints from the Galaxy S5, and possibly …

Why Apple needed to invent a new kind of gold for Apple Watch Edition

For the 18 karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Jony Ive told <i>The Financial Times</i> on Friday that Apple had created a process to place molecules in Apple gold closer together, consequently making it harder than standard gold.<p>But there’s more to it than that, with a metallurgist now explaining that Apple’s …

Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a …

Google reveals its real face: unfocused, unoriginal and a little bit evil

Google’s keynote presentation at its I/O developer’s conference today offered a revealing picture of the company itself: meandering, unfocused, copycat and just a little bit evil.<p>The two-hours-plus keynote had a lot of everything, from a new version of Android to new phones, smartwatches, TVs, …