Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Monday, July 02, 2018, 06:21 am PT (09:21 am ET) Many industry pundits have fixated on how Macs are going to somehow merge with iOS, or seem to be confused about whether Apple wants PC buyers to upgrade to a Mac or an iPad. Some suggest the answer is a cheap Mac or macOS netbook. But as Apple's new macOS Mojave makes clear: they're wrong, here's why.In 2002, Apple was highlighting the PC horror stories of regular people (like Ellen Feiss) in Switchers Just over fifteen years ago in 2002, Apple shifted from "Think Different" ads associating its products with respected thinkers to "Switchers," a new campaign that played up how terrible PCs were in the words of regular people. Steve Jobs sought to sell Windows PC users a "BYOKDM" drop in replacement: the Mac mini (and Xserve). A few years later, Apple's "I'm a Mac" campaign similarly invited PC users to switch and enjoy working where things were so much easier. However, Apple hasn't been actively … [Read more...] about Apple’s new macOS Mojave optimizes the Mac for iOS users, not PC switchers
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IF YOU'RE on the hunt for a new smartphone, you'll soon have another tantalising candidate to consider: the OnePlus 6. The flagship killer lands in the UK on Tuesday, May 22 with the Samsung Galaxy S9 squarely in its sights. Both are Android handsets with matching looks, but that's where the similarities end. So which one deserves your hard-earned dosh? Here's a quick guide to the two handsets. OnePlus 6 – what you really need to know The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus to pack an all-glass back and its 6.28-inch fullHD AMOLED display is also the biggest ever for the brand. That makes it about the same size as the Galaxy S9+. What's more, it comes with the lower price tag we've come to expect from OnePlus. At £469 for the 64GB storage model, the smartphone is significantly cheaper than its flagship rivals. As is fast becoming the norm, the new blower trims down the borders (although it still doesn't manage to pull off the same all-screen front as the iPhone X). And like … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 – which of the two Android smartphones should you buy?
Listen to the podcast version: Rene Ritchie: Joining me again, we have John Poole from...I am going to say Primate Labs, but I think most people know you from Geekbench. John Poole: Exactly. Rene: [laughs] Like the 1Password folks. The name of the product is so popular, [laughs] it's just the name of the company. John: Exactly. It's the joys of having an incredibly successful product, and a company just to sort of go along with it. Rene: The company ends up being the trailer that you hitch behind you to maintain the car. [laughs] John: Exactly. The Exynos Kerfuffle Rene: The reason I wanted to talk to you is that whenever one of these...I am going to call them a kerfuffle because it sounds like a funny word. Whenever one of these processor, kerfuffles, comes up, you have a lot of people...you have so many things to deal with. First, you have people who don't have what's suddenly considered the good processor being all salty. You have the companies trying to say, "Nothing is wrong. … [Read more...] about Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat. Samsung was found to willfully infringe on 6 from its 7 patent claims Apple brought to this battle against its rival and was awarded $1.05 billion in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, the jury found Apple not to infringe any of Samsung’s patents, including the FRAND, or standards essential, ones.Sure, the fight is not yet over as the two companies are still duking it out in over 50 cases spread across 4 continents, and there are plenty more battles to be fought until we find a real winner, including at least one more U.S. case – although we’re probably see the two giants settle sooner or later even though that’s not an option right now. And sure, Samsung will appeal this particular decision, … [Read more...] about Why the Apple vs Samsung $1 billion verdict is correct and should stand
March 12, 2018 - Written By Cory McNutt IntroductionDo we have a good one for you today – the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus takes on the pride of Google, the Pixel 2 XL. We always love a comparison that involves a Google Pixel device, especially when it goes up against a Samsung device. These two smartphone users are some of the most passionate in the industry and there is always a war of words in the aftermath of the comparison. The new Pixel 2 XL hit the shelves in October 2017 while the newest Galaxy S9 Plus will be available later this month. Here we will compare the specifications and features of both of these flagship phones. Both devices use the AMOLED technology, both have a great camera section, and both have a high price tag to match. Does the Pixel 2 XL have enough specs and features to stand up to the newest Galaxy S9 Plus? This comparison should help answer that question. Before we look at each individual device, let’s take a look at what they have in … [Read more...] about Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL