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Samsung wins A9 deal with Apple, trade secrets stolen from TSMC

According to a report by DigiTimes, TSMC’s former R&D director Liang Mong-song revealed to Samsung trade secrets that allowed them to copy TSMC’s FINFet manufacturing process. Now, both manufacturers are using this process to help Apple manufacture the A9 chip for its upcoming iPhones. We recently noted that Apple may have reportedly put the two…

The TiP Weekly: iPhone 6 Plus repair program, Apple Music Festival, new ‘iPad Pro’ info, and more!

Welcome to The TiP Weekly, where we summarize the week’s news and suggest some of our favorite apps, podcasts, albums, and more! With Apple expected to announce new products starting in the first half of September, analysts and the like are sharing their final thoughts on upcoming Apple products. St notable in this department is the discovery of a…

Samsung debuts new Test Drive program targeted at iPhone users

Today Samsung launched a new Ultimate Test Drive program, a program that targets iPhone users to switch from their iPhones to Samsung devices, according to Engadget. The new program comes right after Samsung’s latest announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. For just one dollar, you can try one of our latest Samsung phones for 30…

Samsung to continue patent war against Apple in U.S. Supreme Court

According to a report by San Jose Mercury News, Samsung will take its patent war against Apple one step further, by carrying it into the United States Supreme Court. The court papers, which were filed today, indicate that by November Samsung will ask the Supreme Court to hear its latest appeal. “The questions present issues of enormous importance to…

Court rejects Samsung appeal against Apple

According to a report the San Jose Mercury News, today the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Samsung’s patent infringement case against Apple. The appeal was Samsung trying to get the court to reconsider a central ruling, which would account for $400 of the $548 million the company owed to Apple. Samsung had urged the Federal Circuit to…

Apple tries to get last-minute price cuts on A9 chips

A new report states that Apple is putting Samsung and TSMC head-to-head to get a price reduction on Apple’s next-generation processors, the A9. According to Digitimes, Apple is requesting both companies to lower the prices on the processor. TSMC has declined the offer, while Samsung has graciously said they’re offering the A9 chip “almost-free backend…

Samsung and TSMC working on higher efficiency mobile processors

Business Korea reports that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are racing to perfect a 10-nanometer process for ARM processors. The first to get things right is expected to win a contract with Apple to manufacture future processors. TSMC skipped any 14-nanometer efforts, for which Samsung came out ahead. This time around,…

Samsung takes aim at iPhone 6 in new ‘6 > 6’ ad Galaxy S6 Edge campaign

Samsung has launched a new ad campaign for its Galaxy S6 Edge flagship that takes aim squarely at Apple’s iPhone 6. The two spots currently released attempt to point out some flaws and shortcomings of the iPhone 6 and show off the S6 Edge features like its curved screen, wireless charging and wider-angle selfie camera. The first ad, below, concentrates…

Check out Samsung’s answer to Apple Watch’s Digital Crown

For Apple Watch, the Cupertino company took the crown traditionally found on analog watches and transformed it into something new. Dubbed Digital Crown, the repurposed spinning appendage becomes a primary input method when interacting with the Watch and can be used for all manner of things like precisely scrolling, zooming, adjusting volume or changing the…