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Microsoft Dreams of the Day of Putting a Real Dent in Apple’s Huge Profits

Looking forward, Steve Guggenheimer, the corporate vice president and chief evangelist at Microsoft admitted that the truth of the matter is that globally Apple takes the most profit for smartphones. “We want to put a little dent in that.” Business … Continue reading

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Samsung again claims ‘leadership by following’ with Exynos 8, its new Apple A9 rival

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company’s proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.  Samsung’s … Continue reading

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Apple makes ‘last-minute decision’ to use TSMC for 30% of ‘A9’ chip orders for next iPhone

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of “A9” chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.  Well-connected … Continue reading

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Apple Watch’s IPX7 water resistance good for washing hands, but not for swimming

One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.  Under the IPX7 designation, the Apple Watch will be able to withstand … Continue reading

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Apple’s iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android

“An iPhone 6 with 1GB of RAM runs much faster than a similarly specced Android smartphone with 2GB of RAM,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “And it all has to do with the fundamental difference in the way … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s own Office apps much better on iPhone than Windows Phone 8

In keeping with the growing importance of Apple’s iOS platform, Microsoft’s new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhone are now far superior than those Microsoft offers for its own Windows Phone 8 platform. Office for iPhone Microsoft just released … Continue reading

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Facebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

The world’s most popular mobile app has developed a new way to manage Android fragmentation, targeting users’ hardware capabilities rather than devices’ installed OS versions. Facebook’s new efforts note that two thirds of the Android phones it sees “are equivalent … Continue reading

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