Tag Archives: Samsung

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…

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…