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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…

Chipworks looks into the S1 in the Apple Watch

As soon as the Apple Watch was available in Australia, iFixIt was there to take it apart and see what was inside. But while a lot was known right away, the S1 chip inside needed more time. The Apple S1 is a System in Package that contains the main computing guts of the Apple Watch. And now that Chipworks has taken a look inside the processor on the S1, we…

Kids debate: iPhone or Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been fierce competitors in the mobile space for some time with the flagship devices from both brands drawing constant comparisons. But which is better? In an effort to settle the debate once and for all, Business Insider took it upon themselves to ask the next-generation of smartphone owners which handset they’d prefer. The kids…

Samsung creating 200-strong team to make screens just for Apple products

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Samsung has set up an independent team of around 200 employees to work solely on screens for Apple products. The new team has been formed in order to “strengthen business ties” between the two tech giants who have battled it out in the courtroom on many occasions over the past few years. The relationship between…

Report: Samsung to produce A9 processors for next iPhone

Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple’s next-generation A9 processors for future iPhones, reports Bloomberg. Previously, Apple had moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the majority of its chips in an effort to reduce its reliance on Samsung components. Today’s report corroborates previous rumors that Samsung would take on…

Apple bested Samsung in smartphone sales for Q4 2014

Apple surpassed Samsung in terms of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the number one smartphone vendor. Samsung had previously held the top spot since 2011. According to the numbers from Gartner, shown below, Apple narrowly edged Samsung out of first place with sales of 74.8 million to Samsung’s 73 million. Apple also claims a…

Samsung Pay hopes to shortchange Apple Pay

Yesterday, Samsung took wraps off its next flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As part of the unveiling, Samsung debuted its new mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Interesting naming aside1, Samsung Pay uses technology acquired through the company’s purchase of LoopPay to allow for payments via NFC or Magnetic Secure Transmission…

Samsung to buy Apple Pay competitor LoopPay

Samsung is buying LoopPay, an Apple Pay competitor, in order to bolster its own mobile payments plans, reports Business Insider. Unlike Apple Pay, LoopPay’s mobile payment system works using traditional magnetic credit card readers so could, theoretically, be available in more places than Apple Pay when Samsung launches its payment system based on the…

Apple shipping as many smartphones as Samsung (and maybe even more)

After reporting on its blockbuster quarter — in which it recorded record-smashing iPhone sales of 74.5 million — Apple has potentially clinched the title of world’s largest smartphone vendor. A number of analysts are pegging Apple even or ahead of Samsung, the industry’s previous leader in shipments, following Apple’s bumper performance during the…