Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.It was the ad that took mockery to an exalted level.Released last November to coincide with the launch of the iPhoneX, here was Samsung wantin everyone to believe that it was the inventive brand, while Apple was the label of sad sheep and retrograde lovers. Samsung was, in its own eyes, first with just about every single development in phone design since, well, smartphones were invented. Apple merely copied. And late, too.With the Galaxy S9 being launched this week, will Samsung still be able to claim this?If you look at the teaser ads for the S9 that the Korean company released last week, they featured the camera, the camera and the camera. Oh, and an emoji variant. Which some Apple faithful might think of as copying Animoji with a little twist.Oddly, this apparent emphasis on the camera and Animojis coincides precisely with what a T-Mobile salesman told me were the biggest selling point of … [Read more...] about Can Samsung still claim to be ahead of Apple?
Apple lanzó actualizaciones de seguridad para sus sistemas operativos el lunes para solucionar un error que causaba que las aplicaciones fallaran cuando se enviaba cierto caracter indio. El error, descubierto la semana pasada, permitía a un carácter en idioma telugu (un idioma de la India) cerrar las aplicaciones de iOS e impedir que se abrieran nuevamente. El error afectaba a cualquier aplicación que pudiera mostrar caracteres, incluidos Twitter, Facebook, Instagram y Mensajes.Las actualizaciones publicadas el lunes son iOS 11.2.6 para iPhone y iPad, TVOS 11.2.6 para Apple TV, WatchOS 4.2.3 para todos los modelos de Apple Watch y MacOS 10.13.3 para Mac.La nota de lanzamiento de iOS 11.2.6 dice que la actualización "soluciona un problema donde el uso de ciertas secuencias de caracteres podría hacer que las aplicaciones se bloqueen" y "soluciona un problema donde algunas aplicaciones de terceros podrían no conectarse con accesorios externos". El … [Read more...] about Apple actualiza iPhones, Macs para evitar que sufras este fatal error
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung and Apple together consumed $81.8 billion of semiconductors in 2017, an increase of more than $20 billion from 2016.“Samsung Electronics and Apple not only retained their respective No. 1 and No. 2 positions, they also radically increased their share of semiconductor spending through 2017,” said Masatsune Yamaji, principal research analyst at Gartner “These two companies have held on to the top positions since 2011 and they continue to exert significant influence on technology and price trends for the whole semiconductor industry.”Eight of the top 10 companies in 2016 remained in the top 10 in 2017, with the top five chip buyers remaining in the same positions (see Table 1). LG Electronics returned to the top 10 and was joined by newcomer Western Digital, which grew its semiconductor … [Read more...] about Gartner says Samsung and Apple extended their lead as top global semiconductor customers in 2017
It’s true, there is a “feature” on your iPhone that slows it down over time. This isn’t a conspiracy theory anymore, Apple has said so after a researcher for Geekbench, and others before it, illustrated how much slower an aging iPhone 6S was compared to a sparking new iPhone 6S. Apple, most likely through gritted teeth, revealed the presence of algorithms that manage processing power on iPhone devices with batteries that are in poor condition.Apple throttles the eager chip to avoid unexpected device shutdowns due to the processor asking too much of a doddering old battery. The iPhone remains active, just not performing at its best. If you own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, or an iPhone SE then it’s already embedded inside the software, ready to spring into action when the day comes. It’s also coming to the iPhone 7 as part of iOS 11.2, and presumably to other iPhones in the future.It’s the end of the world as we know it. Planned … [Read more...] about Yes, Apple is slowing down your old iPhone. But if you’re angry, you’re crazy
A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. The researchers found that adults who on average ate more than two tomatoes or more than three portions of fresh fruit a day had a slower decline in lung function compared to those who ate less than one tomato or less than one portion of fruit a day, respectively. The researchers inquired about other dietary sources such as dishes and processed foods containing fruits and vegetables (e.g. tomato sauce) but the protective effect was only observed in fresh fruit and vegetables. The paper, which is part of the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts (ALEC) Study, funded by the European Commission and led by Imperial College London, also found a slower decline in lung function among … [Read more...] about Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests