10 amazing things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can't
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As applied to Apple, the ‘halo effect’ refers to the dynamic wherein the popularity and success of one product incentivizes consumers to purchase other Apple products they might not otherwise have given a second look.
The first notable example of this dynamic was seen when the iPod became a household name back in the mid-2000s. Building on this, the unparalleled success of the iPhone and iPad further served to familiarize the masses with the Apple brand, thereby having a discernible impact on Mac sales overall.
Looking ahead, with the Apple Watch launch on the horizon, Apple’s most impactful halo effect yet may be just around the corner.
It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC, which last week announced that CEO Peter Chou would be replaced by chairman Cher Wang less than a month after the company unveiled its flagship HTC One M9 phone. And now Engadget brings us word of another key departure: Jonah Becker, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, who leaves the company after just a year working as its lead designer. More →
Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we’re not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas City is reaping thanks to being the first Google Fiber city in America and they show just how great it can be to be the first major city in the U.S. to get a high-speed fiber network. More →
One of the key selling points of the Apple Watch is its utility as a health-oriented tracking device. Not only will the Apple Watch keep tabs on your movements, track the number of steps you take, and measure your daily calories burned, it’s also designed to encourage you to be more active if it senses you’ve been sedentary for too long.
It’s not a secret that Google is interested in robotics and that’s developing its own robots with technology purchased from no less than eight robotics companies. Various video clips have already shown the advancements made by the company but the search giant has an even more interesting robot in the works that could be a literal life saver. More →
Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. More →
It’s always great to see someone maintain their joie de vivre late in life and that’s certainly the case with 104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan, who told CNN this week that she’s been drinking three Dr. Peppers a day for decades and that she’s never been to the hospital unless it’s to give birth or have her tonsils removed. More →
Because people are generally unable to come up with rock-solid passwords on their own, many websites that require user-generated passwords employ “password strength meters” which inform users how secure their chosen password is.
If you choose “Puppy” as a password, you’re liable to be told your password is weak and encouraged, if not downright forced, to pick a new one. On the other hand, picking something like “24DoYz@93mU” will likely see you pass with a “strong password” blessing.
Now, new research has discovered that the reliability of many password strength meters themselves may not be all its cracked up to be.
Apple fans love to slag off Samsung’s flagship phones as mere iPhone clones but the truth is the devices have evolved quite a bit over the years and now have their own distinct looks. Sure, the Galaxy S6 does borrow some design elements from the iPhone 6, particularly along the edges and the bottom of the device, but it’s still very easy to tell which phone is which. For our money, the Samsung phone that was the most iPhone-like was the Galaxy S II, which just also happened to be the phone that Apple was most successful in using to portray Samsung as a shameless Apple copycat. More →