Tag Archive: Apple


Unlike Apple, Motorola and HTC don’t slow CPU speed as batteries age

Motorola and HTC are in the clear, but how others respond remains to be seen.

A few days before Christmas, word came out that Apple was deliberately slowing down the CPU performance of older iPhones as their batteries aged. We won’t get into all the nitty-gritty details, but as you’d expect, people weren’t all that happy to hear that their phones were being slowed down on purpose by the company that made them.

Following this news, questions  [Read More…]

YouTube TV won’t come to Roku or Apple TV until 2018

The app is scheduled for a launch in Q1 of next year.

This past November, YouTube TV finally started making its way to the big screen. The app first launched on Android TV and Xbox One consoles, and this was soon followed up with a release on select Samsung and LG smart TVs. Two of the biggest platforms still missing out on YouTube TV are Roku and Apple TV, and it looks like we’ll have to wait a while  [Read More…]

Amazon will once again sell Chromecast and Apple TV

Is Amazon’s dispute with Google finally coming to an end?

Google Chromecast and Apple TV are two of the most popular ways to stream online content to your TV, but if you tried searching for these gadgets on Amazon, you wouldn’t have any idea that they even existed. Amazon stopped selling Chromecast and Apple TV products around two years ago likely as a result of them being direct competitors to its Fire TV lineup, but it looks like this  [Read More…]

Google matching Apple by lowering prices for some UHD movies to $19.99

Certain UHD titles on Google Play Movies & TV are being lowered from $ 29.99 down to HD prices of $ 19.99.

Alongside the announcement of the Apple TV 4K, Apple revealed that it would be upgrading its customers’ HD digital movie purchases from iTunes to UHD quality at no additional cost. This is something that’s been missing from Google Play Movies & TV for quite some time, but it looks like that’s starting to change.

You’ve been able  [Read More…]

Apple wins two patent rulings against Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm’s ongoing patent wars have netted two victories for Apple.

Qualcomm’s processors — at the very least, its modems — are key for any LTE-connected device in today’s world. Beyond the high quality of the radios, Qualcomm is also the only company that licenses the CDMA technology that Sprint and Verizon use for their 2G and 3G networks. Earlier this year, Apple and Qualcomm began a legal battle over Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) patents that stated  [Read More…]

How to use an LTE Apple Watch with an Android smartphone

It’s hacky as all hell and your battery life will be terrible. But it works.

While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on an iPhone, then swap that iPhone’s SIM card over into an Android phone? Would the watch recognize that its paired iPhone SIM was no longer in an iPhone and stop  [Read More…]

Target no longer using Apple devices on its sales-floors, switches to Android

One of America’s largest retailer – Target is replacing the Apple-made devices used by its sales-floor workers to find products in stock and for other daily tasks, with Android data collection terminals made by Zebra. Ever since 2015, Target staff used iPod Touches coated in red plastic shells that were dubbed “MyDevices” for essential sales-floor […]

Apple is playing catch-up and charging $1K for it

Yesterday, Apple’s yearly unveiling event garnered more fanfare than usual. It’s not often that we get two iPhone announcements in one. Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X, is finally real, and many will agree that it’s the feature-packed iPhone worthy of the occasion. Maybe it has wee bit too much advancement for Apple’s slow […]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Apple TV 4K: Which should you buy?

It’s the battle of the best streaming boxes! Android TV vs. tvOS!

Sandwiched between the new Apple Watch and iPhone announcement, Apple announced the latest version of its streaming box, the Apple TV 4K. It’s a big improvement over the current generation of Apple TV boxes — but how does it stack up against the reigning king of Android TV, the NVIDIA Shield TV? Let’s take a look!

See at Amazon

Specs

Apple has significantly boosted the  [Read More…]

Qualcomm takes a jab at Apple by reminding us that Android did it first

A few hours before the grand iPhone X reveal, Qualcomm wants to make sure consumers don’t forget about Android. To this end, the chip maker has published a list of Android firsts that were made possible thanks to Qualcomm technology. For example, the post credits the HTC One M8 for being the first device to […]