Tag Archives: Android

Could Beats acquisition mean more cross-platform apps from Apple?

While Apple is certainly known for its inability to play nice with other operating systems in the mobile world, there could be a shake up in that statement coming soon. With today’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, it means that Apple now has an Android app in the form of Beats Music. Now most will dismiss this as a small and minor fact in the grand scheme…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One M8 – Speed Test

Last of our three comparisons before the full head-to-head is the speed test. We’re not interested in misleading Geekbench scores, or any geekiness like that. We wanted to see how each phone’s performance was in real life. That means loading up different apps, and testing the internet speeds. What made a surprising difference was the 802.11ac technology…

The HTC One (M8) could pull me away from my iPhone

First, I think I should start off this article with a disclaimer. Despite what you may think, since I do write for an Apple-centric website, and I do own an iPhone 5, I would not consider myself an Apple fanboy (although some on Twitter would disagree with this statement). In fact, prior to my iPhone 5, I was an Android user for a few years. However, I…

iOS apps said to crash more than Android apps

According to Crittercism, a performance monitoring service, Apple’s latest iOS version, 7.1, has been found to be the most stable build to date, with a crash rate of just under 1.6 per cent. This stat has been compared to the previous iOS build, which apparently received a higher crash rate at over 2 per cent, which goes to show Apple’s constantly…

Why iTunes on Android makes no sense

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about Apple launching an iTunes app on Android. The prospect is certainly interesting, even if the rumors are somewhat dubious, and it got me thinking about the likelihood of Apple branching out iTunes.  Firstly, Apple launching iTunes on Android would be a big deal. To set the context a bit, providing Apple…

HTC One (M8) running iOS would make a fantastic iPhone

Not long ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I’d love to see in the next iPhone. We’re all sure Apple is going to release a new iPhone this year, and for the sake of ease, we’ll call it iPhone 6. In my list of things I’d like to see, most important were a bigger display, curved body and a better battery life. On each of those features, the HTC One…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 spec sheet comparison

As is customary when a major new phone is announced, we like to compare the specs with our own favorite device, and boy have we got a great smartphone to look at today. HTC just finished announcing its latest super-phone. The “all new” HTC One – codenamed the M8 – picks up from where 2013′s HTC One left off, refined it, improved it and slapped another…

iTunes app for Android in the works according to sketchy rumor

According to a somewhat sketchy rumor that is making the round on the interwebs today, Apple is considering making an on-demand streaming service à la Spotify, but – here’s the kicker – it may also be considering an iTunes application for Android. Yes, you read that (and the title) correctly. From Billboard… Apple has opened exploratory talks with…