Apple Stories December 29, 2017

Following comments by HTC and Motorola, LG and Samsung have issued similar denials that it does not throttle CPU performance to account for battery aging. This uniform — so far — response from Android vendors comes as Apple yesterday issued an apology and took steps to address the mounting criticism.

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Apple Stories December 28, 2017

Last week, Apple confirmed that it degrades CPU performance on older smartphones as batteries age. The iPhone maker was heavily criticized for not being more transparent about the decision and now its competitors claim that they do not follow similar practices on Android devices.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Apple Stories December 23, 2017

A recent report from The Information details Google’s efforts to grow its chip development efforts, which in turn is costing Apple some considerable talent. The report explains that Google has hired several key chip engineers from Apple, including well-regarded chip designer John Bruno…

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Apple Stories December 5, 2017

Leading up to Google’s October 4 event, we knew that Google was planning to introduce a pair of wireless earbuds that would compete with the likes of Apple’s AirPods. The key differentiator for Pixel Buds — besides Android optimizations — is the Google Assistant. They seemed more sophisticated and feature packed than the competition even with the wire connecting the buds.

As we wrote in the Pixel Buds’ review, these are the smartest earbuds you can buy, but with some clear flaws. Unfortunately, though, those flaws were enough for me to return my personal set and switch back to using AirPods with my Pixel 2…

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Apple Stories November 20, 2017

Google wants option of building Danish data center next to Apple ‘for same three reasons’

Google has purchased land in Denmark, adjacent to the site of Apple’s second data center in the country. The company said that it wanted to have the option of building its own data center right next door …

Apple Stories October 30, 2017

Huawei overtakes Oppo to take lead in China, as Vivo, Xiaomi & Apple all see growth

Smartphone sales in China may be down 5% year-on-year, but four of the five top-selling brands saw growth in Q3, reports Canalys. Oppo was the exception, seeing a slight decline in sales, that allowed Huawei to take the #1 slot …

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