Tag Archive: Apple


Pixel 4 Face Unlock vs. Apple Face ID: How they’re different

Both are using well-established tech to detect your face and unlock your phone, but there are some substantial differences in the hardware and the methods.

Welcome to the age of Soli. Google has shown us how the Soli Sensor will do a couple of neat tricks in the Pixel 4, and while waving your hand like a Jedi to change what song is playing is pretty self-explanatory (and honestly, not that exciting), using it in tandem with  [Read More…]

Note 10 and Pixel 4 rumors; Apple buys Intel modem, T-Mobile/Sprint merger

It turned out to be anything but a slow news week. Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner pour over rumors about Galaxy Note 10, Pixel 4, and the discuss the return of Galaxy Fold. Daniel also shares his enthusiasm for the Sonos-powered Symfonisk speakers from Ikea.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and rumors about Apple purchasing the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business turned out to be true. It’s a strategic move that will enable Apple to  [Read More…]

Ive leaves Apple, ZenFone 6 review, Huawei keeping promises? [#acpodcast]

Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple and what that means for the entire tech community, and Alex provides his review of the Asus ZenFone 6. Plus, the gang take a hard look at the various ways in which Huawei might be able to keep their Android update promise.

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google face new antitrust investigations

The lawsuits could lead to new regulations and big fines.

What you need to know The U.S. will begin antitrust probes into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Both Democrats and Republicans support opening investigations into the tech companies. Following the news stock prices took a dip for each of the four tech giants.

The U.S. government is looking to crack down on some of the biggest names in the tech industry with an antitrust probe. The investigation  [Read More…]

Apple TV is getting Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controller support

A familiar feel for Apple’s upcoming subscription gaming service.

What you need to know Apple TV is getting Xbox One and PlayStation DualShock 4 controller support. This is a huge boon for Apple Arcade, the subscription game service expected Fall 2019.

Announced at WWDC 2019, Apple’s annual developer conference, Apple TV is getting Xbox One and Playstation DualShock 4 controller support, which will be a welcome addition for any traditional console gamers out there who want to  [Read More…]

The new Android Auto has me super excited, and should have Apple extremely worried

One of the lesser announcements at Google I/O – considering it was made a few days before Google’s developer conference kicked off – was the new version of Android Auto. The new UI – which is different and, crucially, better than the previous version – has been designed so you spend less time trying to surface information, and more time focusing on the road. More importantly, it shows that Google is taking automotive seriously, and it should have  [Read More…]

Samsung sees smartwatch growth of 127% in Q1 2019, but Apple is still king

Fitness-focused smartwatches are among the most popular.

The latest numbers are out for smartwatches in the first quarter of 2019, and it shows very good news for Apple. In year-on-year growth, Apple saw a growth rate of a whopping 48% in the first quarter, giving it 35.8% of the overall smartwatch market.

Sales were driven by the Apple Watch Series 4 and its continued focus on health-related features. According to a survey, the ECG capability was the  [Read More…]

Patent settlement with Apple nets Qualcomm a cool $4.5 billion (or more)

Apple and Qualcomm ended their two-year legal battle abruptly last month with a surprise settlement, but for how much has been the million-dollar question on everyone’s mind. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Q2 earnings published this week, we now have an approximate number: $ 4.5 billion to $ 4.7 billion, not counting future royalties for Apple’s use of their chips.

The dispute started in 2017 when Apple sued Qualcomm over contentions with its patent licensing practices. The chip company’s near  [Read More…]

Google Fit launches on iOS with support for Wear OS and Apple Watch

It’s available to download starting today.

Last year, Google completely overhauled Google Fit with a much-needed update. It’s been a great experience so far on Android, and as of April 24, it’s now heading to iOS.

Similar to Google Fit on Android, the iOS app tracks your activity in two main categories — Heart Points and Move Minutes. Heart Points are earned for intensive workouts and Move Minutes add up throughout the day as you keep moving.

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Qualcomm and Apple have finally settled its ongoing patent dispute

It’s time for Apple to pay up.

For what seems like forever at this point, Apple and Qualcomm have been going back and forth at one another over various royalty disputes.

However, on April 16, 2019, the two companies issued out a press release to announce that they’ve reached a settlement.

Per the release:

Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple  [Read More…]