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Samsung working on Apple Pay competitor

As far as mobile payments go, Apple Pay has been a success since its launch. Where others failed to gain traction, Apple’s offering has gone from strength to strength adding more retailers, banks and card issuers regularly. Now, it has come to light that Samsung is working on its own mobile payments service, according to a report by Re/code. The Korean…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Samsung to supply 80% of next-gen iPhone processors [Rumor]

A new report this morning coming out of Korea Times claims Samsung has landed a deal with Apple to supply the majority of the chips in next year’s iPhones and iPads. Samsung will reportedly supply 80% of the chips, with TSMC providing the remaining 20%. According to the report, Samsung will begin manufacturing the A9 chip next year at its facilities in…

Apple surpasses Samsung to become top mobile brand in China

Apple has replaced rival smartphone maker Samsung to become the number one mobile brand in China, reports CNET. The Cupertino company outranked Samsung in the country in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty, according to the China Brand Research Center’s 2014 China Brand Power Index ranking report released on Tuesday. The Research Center…

Samsung reportedly producing Apple’s next-generation A9 chip

Samsung’s semiconductor business head has reportedly confirmed that the company will begin producing processors for Apple (as well as Qualcomm and AMD), using its 14-nanometer process by the end of 2014, according to ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). Kim Ki-nam, president of the Korean electronic giant’s semiconductor business and head of System LSI business,…

Samsung to panic-launch Galaxy Note 4 to beat iPhone 6 into China

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been a rip-roaring success, selling a record 10 million units over the first weekend of sales. And Samsung is worried. In an effort to boost its declining mobile sales, the Korean company has decided to launch its new flagship Galaxy Note 4 device early in selected markets — namely China and South Korea. The device will…

iPhone 6 A8 chip made by TSMC, not Samsung

After the very public spats between the two companies, it is hardly surprising that Apple has chosen to replace Samsung as the provider of its chips to power iPhones. Following yesterday’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus teardowns by iFixit, Chipworks has confirmed that the A8 processor found in the new models is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

Apple and Samsung to drop patent lawsuits outside US

Apple and Samsung have agreed to end all patent lawsuits outside the US, reports Bloomberg. The decision comes after three years of litigation. Legal actions between the two companies will come to an end in countries including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan and Australia In a joint statement, the two…

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…