Tag Archive: Apple


Aerial Dream (or, how to get the excellent Apple TV screensavers on Android TV)

One of the best features of Apple TV can be on Android, too.

The default screensaver on Android TV is fine. Google’s always done well at showcasing photography as a background, and it’s one of those things that makes Android TV so compelling — even when you’re not actively using it, it still looks good.

But Apple TV has taken the screenshot to a whole new ‘nother level with its “Aerials.” We’re not  [Read More…]

Apple wins $539 million in damages from Samsung in design patent infringement retrial

This could be the end … well, no, probably not.

In what feels like a never-ending technology patent spat, Apple has just been awarded a hefty amount of damages from Samsung related to design patent infringement. In a retrial of the ongoing lawsuits from Apple that alleged Samsung took its patented designs for its own products several generations of phones ago, the court awarded Apple just shy of $ 539 million in damages. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is  [Read More…]

At Google I/O, an Apple fan discovers the importance of cross-platform support

I’m iPhone and you’re Android so we can’t be friends — that’s such a backward sentiment and it’s time we stop thinking that way.

If you wonder what it feels like to be an Apple fan in a sea of Android enthusiasts, you might be surprised to know that it’s really no different from being surrounded by people who are like-minded about the operating system they prefer. In other words, we all love technology and have the  [Read More…]

Can the $99 Crazybaby Air Nano earbuds beat the Apple Airpods at their own game? (review)

Apple’s Airpods might be the most popular truly wireless earbuds on the market, but the Crazybaby Air Nano is giving them a run for their money. Check out our review of these $ 99 Airpods competitor.

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Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV: Which streaming player should you buy?

They’re the same, only different.

Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV do the same things. They run a full version of their respective company’s operating system. They run apps. They have access to their respective media libraries and can stream video and music and play games and control things via your voice.

So let us stipulate that Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV are very similar products.

They’re also wildly different in a number of ways.

Let’s  [Read More…]

Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon

Geekbench’s John Poole discusses how Apple balances performance and efficiency, how Samsung is ramping up single-core, and where Qualcomm — and maybe Google? — fit in.

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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.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 battery ‘issues’ are all about Apple

Samsung makes more than just phones and the Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9 is a €950 beta test.

By now you’ve probably heard that the Exynos-powered international version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t have the greatest battery life. Some say it’s fair, some say it’s the most horrible thing ever, so that means it’s somewhere in the middle and that’s not good enough for a phone in 2018. Especially a very expensive phone.

This time North America  [Read More…]

Four tricks worth stealing from Apple Music

“Good artists copy; great artists steal,” is as true for music apps as it is for musical artists.

If a feature is popular on one music app, it doesn’t take long for it to start appearing on other apps. This happens more for big, bold features than it does for the sophisticated little touches that make good apps great, which is a shame because these four features on Apple Music’s Android app might go unnoticed by most,  [Read More…]

Google’s chief of AI is now working for Apple

This is a big win for Apple.

Artificial intelligence has become Google’s bread and butter over the last few years, and one of the brains leading the company’s charge in this direction has been John Giannandrea. However, John’s now leaving Google and has accepted a new position at Apple.

According to The New York Times, Gianandrea will be leading Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy” and be one of just 16 people that report to Tim Cook  [Read More…]

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown

Our lives are filled with subscriptions, but none can impact our lives quite like a music subscription.

We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we’re happy, we’re singing along. If we’re sad, we’re crooning. If we’re mad, we will scream out every last note. Music makes us better, brings us together, and I owe my life to rock and roll! Music subscriptions have the power to make our lives brighter, louder,  [Read More…]