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An iOS Confession from an Android Lover

I’m just going to go ahead and say it. iOS devices are not bad. To be honest, as a huge Android fan, it’s something of a secret I’ve carried for the past few years. I had an iPhone 4S after recoiling from the utterly horrible experience that was the Xperia X10 Mini. I’d be back...

What Encryption Means For WhatsApp And Its 1 Billion Users

Some days ago, WhatsApp introduced the long awaited end-to-end encryption to all users. We heard the process has been going on for a while now , with Android-to-Android messages encrypted; now the encryption feature has reached almost every WhatsApp user out there, regardless of their mobile platform though one has to be running the latest version of...

Downsizing: Android, Apple and the Return of the Pint-Sized Flagship

Two years ago Apple was forced to abandon the notion that the best size for a phone was the one you could reach end to end with a circular sweep of your thumb. Caving into the majority vote they adopted a “bigger” and “biggerer” form factor roughly mirroring what was done in the Android world...

SCOTUS to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced this morning that they will hear part of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. The order, published on the Supreme Court web site, limits the hearing by SCOTUS though to only the second of two questions presented. Samsung filed the request back on December 14th...

Google Reportedly Signals Apple-like Direction for Nexus Hardware

The Nexus lineup is the Holy Grail for all pure Android lovers. Featuring some of the best specifications available on the market, along with a Google-AOSP approach, these phones offer the best long-term software experience (except maybe the HTC HD2). Except the Nexus 6P, the Nexus lineup has never been a running contender for the best...

What’s in a Brand? A Look at Honor and its Plans to Achieve Virality.

If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of Honor before. That’s not very surprising since the brand has yet to launch any products in the U.S. If you’re in one of the regions where Honor phones can be purchased, then you might recognize them as a sub-brand of Huawei that specializes in e-commerce....

Sunday Debate: Android vs. The Competition — How Can Android Secure Victory?

Android has had a good run these past couple of years; Google made sure their mobile platform remained at the forefront of emerging markets through optimized Android releases starting with KitKat. The company also invested in Android One, and due to Android’s nature, it was also the top choice for OEMs tackling the new demand. Now...

Where Do Successful Manufacturers Still Go Wrong?

If there's an area you think an OEM consistently does badly in, now's the time to share... Even our favorite phones have issues; little bugbears that grow in annoyance as time goes by, problems that we hope will be fixed via a software update or hardware refresh in the next edition. But what happens when the manufacturer fails to...

Apple Appeal III: Brave New Buzzwords & 6S-ful Marketing

In our last editorial adventure, we took a trip to Apple’s worship temple where Sauron’s Watch had everyone in a trance. Now that the big fruit has held a keynote event for their newest idol announcement, we will take another look at what Apple did to manufacture new success this time. Keep in mind that the...

Walking The Great Firewall Of China

Frequent readers will be aware that as well as being a news writer for XDA, I am also the manager of our social media. Because of this when I was invited to attend a press conference in Shenzhen, China I had some concerns. Many of the websites and services we take for granted are inaccessible...

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed...

Audio-Focused APIs Mark Promising Direction for Android

Aside from Android, I've maintained a healthy interest in writing and producing music over the years, and unfortunately I've never quite found a compelling use for my smartphone as part of my audio set-up. Annoyingly for me, Apple have always had a bit of a head start here, or more rather an increased focus on...
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