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iPhone 12 vs. Android

Apple’s iPhone 12 sales crushed every single Android phone in Q1

May 25th, 2021

As challenging as the last year has been for virtually everyone on planet Earth, there are signs that a true recovery has begun to take place in all the industries that suffered throughout the pandemic. One such sign is a recent report from Counterpoint Research, which revealed that global smartphone revenue topped $100 million in …

Fuchsia vs. Android

This is the first device to run Google’s mysterious Android replacement

May 25th, 2021

We’ve been tracking Google’s mysterious Fuchsia operating system for several years, waiting for the software giant to finally unveil the OS that’s expected to replace Android one day. Google finally acknowledged Fuchsia publicly in 2019, saying the OS is not targeting just phones and PCs, but also other smart devices. That was an indication that …

Most popular apps

These apps absolutely murder your smartphone’s battery

May 24th, 2021

As of today, we’re now exactly two weeks away from the kickoff of Apple’s WWDC 2021 event, during which CEO Tim Cook will deliver a keynote address and various other Apple executives will tout new products and services on the way from the iPhone maker. Among them, we’ll get a look at the next version …

Android apps

If you use any of these Android apps, your personal data may be exposed

May 22nd, 2021

Here we go again — more than 100 million users of almost two dozen Android apps have had their personal data exposed, according to new research from a cybersecurity firm that says it discovered the problem stemmed from the way developers misuse third-party cloud services. The team at Check Point Research published a report that …

HarmonyOS vs. Android

The biggest threat to Android’s dominance might launch soon

May 20th, 2021

Google just unveiled Android 12, a massive software update that features a significant design makeover and notable privacy improvements. Android 12 is already available in beta form on Pixel phones and several other devices, and the update will roll out to the general public at some point in late summer. But before that happens, the …

Android malware

Scary new Android malware is stealing bank logins in these 5 regions

May 15th, 2021

For all the digital threats that are circulating at any given time, including everything from credential-stealing malware to malicious code that bombards the end user with annoying ads and pop-ups, among the scariest and potentially most destructive are the threats that target victims’ banks and financial institutions. We’ve reported on a number of such threats, …

M1 iPad Pro Benchmarks

First M1 iPad Pro benchmarks are a nightmare for Intel and Android

May 12th, 2021

Many people expected the new iPad Pro to feature a variation of the A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 12 series. Apple would use an A14X processor in typical fashion with the A-series chip nomenclature for the iPad Pro, but the System-on-Chip (SoC) would be closer to the M1 than the A14. Reports preceding Apple’s …