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iPhones subject to extra individual checks following “stealth” bombs fears amidst heightened terror alert

Yesterday, surveillance and security checks at airports were heightened following an American intelligence warning against terror attacks on US-bound flights across the globe. Amidst fears of highly sophisticated explosive technology that could subvert existing security measures, bombmakers operating under the AQAP label (al-Qaeda in the Arabian…

What the iWatch needs to succeed

So as some of you may well know, I harbour something resembling an intense hatred of wearable technology. Some of this stems from a stubborn predisposition against watches, and some of it comes from a logical examination of the concept of wearable technology. To summarise my feelings on the latter, I would argue that current smartwatches aren’t capable…

iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8) outperform Samsung Galaxy S5 in benchmark tests

Raw CPU and GPU performance doesn’t necessarily translate into a better user experience, but benchmark tests can be a good indicator of the level of performance you can expect from a device. AnandTech has completed a thorough technical review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and, in the site’s usual style, the device has been put through its paces in 39…

Check out Samsung’s latest iPad-bashing Galaxy Pro ads [videos]

We’re used to it by now. Samsung releases a TV ad to show off how poor the Apple equivalent is to its product. Whether it’s the Galaxy S4′s ability to transfer files with a simple tap, or the fact that its  followers don’t line up like sheep for the new releases (they totally do), it’s not shy in taking a swipe at Apple. This time out it’s the…

Internal Samsung document shows beating Apple was “#1 Priority”

During the most recent Apple-Samsung trial that kicked off in San Jose last week, internal documents used as evidence have already revealed that Apple is aware of customer demand for a larger-screened iPhone. Now, internal Samsung documents have divulged the Korean company’s desire to “Beat Apple”. The document describes Sammy’s “lessons learned”…

iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 get the drop test treatment

With the recent reveal of the HTC One (M8) and the announcement and impending launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5, it was a only matter of time until they were given the drop test treatment alongside Apple’s iPhone 5s. So, armed with the three best phones on the market, TechSmartt took to the streets to put the devices through their paces as glass…

New video compares Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID

While Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, hasn’t officially launched yet, a new video has emerged comparing the device’s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID in the iPhone 5s. After the Samsung announcement, many were quick to call Samsung out for copying Apple’s implementation of biometric security (essentially embedding a fingerprint reader…

Apple and Samsung court clash continues

The ongoing clash between Apple and Samsung is beginning to look like a nusery-based argument over who should be playing in the sand pit or not. They’re back in court today, where Samsung is being blamed for supposedly copying Apple’s software, and it wants $40 per device sold as compensation. If the court was to side with the big fruit (Apple, of…