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Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Nexus 5 and Other Devices Hacked by Security Researchers





At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.


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TSMC and Samsung Struggle to Become Apple's Main Chip Supplier



According to the latest report from Digitimes, both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are currently struggling to get the rights to manufacture the next-generation Apple A9 chip, which will reportedly be used to power company's iPhones and iPads next year. The guys from Cupertino will choose the primary supplier by the end of 2014, the reporters claim.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. 21:03

Apple Remains World's Top Tablet Vendor - IDC



According to the latest reports from J.D Power and IDC, Apple currently remains world's top tablet manufacturer with 22.8% market share and 12.3 million iPad units shipped in the third quarter of this year. Still, the researchers claim that Apple's tablet sales are weaker than in the year-ago quarter. The manufacturers of the lower-cost tablets, for example, Lenovo or RCA, saw a noticeable increase in sales in 2014 and that means that more and more people prefer cheaper, but pretty efficient and reliable Android devices to hi-end and expensive iOS products.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, November 1st, 2014. 21:04

IDC Publishes Report on Global Smartphone Sales, Apple Among Leaders



A research firm IDC has today released a report on global smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2014. According to this report, world's smartphone market grew 25% if to compare this year's results to those of the third quarter of 2013.


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Friday, October 31st, 2014. 0:06

App Launching Speed Test: Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 [Video]



How fast is iPhone 6 compared to other popular smartphones? PhoneBuff performed a serious of real tests.

Each phone was raced through a series of apps including the camera, photos, web browser, Dictionary.com, Photoshop Touch, Google Earth, Temple Run 2, Fifa 14, Smash Hit, and Angry Birds. The series of apps was then opened for a second time to test the multi-tasking abilities of each device.

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iPhone 5c Was Best Selling Smartphone in Britain in August



Ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch this September, Apple's iPhone 5c became the top selling smartphone in Britain. In fact, this handset was so popular that it even outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s. And that is an impressive result, I must admit.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 2:37

Apple to Release iPad Air 2 in Gold Color?



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino are planning to release a gold version of their next-generation full-size iPad nicknamed iPad Air 2. The gold version of the 9.7-inch tablet will be available together with the usual silver and space gray models, Bloomberg reporters write. If Apple releases a new iPad Air model, company's tablet lineup will match the lineup of the iPhone 5s, which is also available in three different colors.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 1:33

Samsung to Supply Apple With 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch Displays



Looks like the guys from Cupertino can’t or don’t want to get rid of the dependence on their main market rival, which is Samsung. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the South Korean manufacturer will supply Apple with 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch panels for the upcoming iPad models. First shipments will be sent to Apple at the end of this year, so looks like the appropriate deal between tech giants has already been signed.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014. 3:00

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Are Not as Bendable as It Was Believed [Video]



According to the latest report from a research firm called Consumer Reports, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is not as bendable as it was believed. It took 90 pounds of force to bend the recently-released 5.5-inch iPhone and about 70 pounds of force to deform its 4.7-inch sibling. The larger handset is actually stronger, which is a bit of surprise for me.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 3:49

40% of Apple's A8 Chips Are Manufactured by Samsung - Rumor



Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the main supplier of the advanced 20-nanometer A8 chips used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung reportedly continues to produce about 40% of high-end processors. As revealed by IHS, the manufacturing cost of the new SoC is $20, which is $3 more than the manufacturing cost of the A7 processor.


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. 19:17

First iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Benchmark Results



Following the release and record-breaking first weekend sales, AnandTech experts took both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for testing and benchmarked them. Moreover, the newly-released handsets were compared to the iPhone 5s and a number of rival handsets including the HTC One (E8), Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5 and some others. If you one of those people, who like Apple and its products, you will be pleased with the results of the benchmarks.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. 0:03

A8 Processor Inside of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Is Manufactured by TSMC



Long before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release, a rumor appeared on the Internet that suggested that these devices will be equipped by a processor manufactured by a firm called Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). According to the latest report from Chipworks, the dual-core 64-bit Apple A8 processor is indeed manufactured by TSMC.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, September 22nd, 2014. 1:18

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today and that means it is time for our traditional post called Top 10 Stories of the Week. Let's not waste time and start discussing the most interesting articles of the past seven days right now.


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Monday, September 15th, 2014. 2:18

Samsung Releases New Ad, Says Apple Copied Its Devices



Samsung has recently posted a new ad mocking the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In the short video, which is available below, Samsung claims the guys from Cupertino copied the large displays of South-Korean smartphones and their overall design. Aside from mocking Apple's handsets, the ad shows us the next-generation Galaxy Note. I must admit that both smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4, look very similar in terms of size and shape.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, September 15th, 2014. 1:57

Specifications: iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G Pro 2



Phones have been getting bigger and bigger. We've already compared iPhone 6 with it's main competitors. Now it's time to take a look at big screens, it is iPhone 6 Plus time.

We decided to compare iPhone 6 Plus with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G Pro 2.


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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. 0:36