IPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Just how much better is the new camera?

The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year’s iPhone X on the outside. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are also the same. But looks can be deceiving: there are actually a few significant differences in the detailed specs and image processing that make a bigRead More

IPhone XS’ industry-first A12 chip gives Apple big advantage over rivals

To get an idea of how small the electronic elements are on the Apple A12 Bionic chip at the heart of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, first squint really hard at a human hair.   It’s thin, obviously. But it’s still thick enough that you could fit about 10,000 of an A12’s electronicRead More

FTC rests case against Qualcomm, arguing it’s a monopoly in mobile chips

The US Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday presented its last witnesses and evidence in its case against Qualcomm. Now it’s up to Qualcomm to defend itself in the coming days against claims it’s a monopoly in wireless chips.  The FTC, aided by chipmaker Intel and iPhone vendor Apple, filed suit two years ago, accusing Qualcomm of forcing customersRead More

Zuckerberg reportedly told Facebook execs to use Android, not Apple, phones

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg can hold a grudge. The Facebook CEO reportedly ordered his management team to start using only Android phones after Apple CEO Tim Cook made public comments about the social media company’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal, according to a report Wednesday in The New York Times. ‘We’re not going to trafficRead More

Samsung beefs up Bixby with more conversational capabilities

Samsung is making its digital helper more helpful. The tech giant’s Bixby voice assistant is becoming more conversational and personal, part of an effort to make the service more useful, the company said at its Unpacked press event in New York on Thursday. Samsung used the event to introduce its latest phone, the Galaxy Note 9.Read More

IPhone XR goes on sale around the world, but fans stay home

The latest iPhone has gone on sale around the world, but people are staying at home.  Apple Stores in Australia opened their doors on Friday for the first day selling the iPhone XR, and while Apple has offered something a little different than on previous launches — more colors, arguably the best bang for your buck fromRead More