When Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the current version of the Apple TV streaming box in 2015, he famously said, "The future of TV is apps." Now an Apple app could make that box obsolete.Once you get past the credit card and magazine stand, Apple's March 25 event was all about streaming TV. But the company's one piece of streaming TV hardware, the excellent Apple TV box, went virtually unmentioned. Instead we learned about a triumvirate of services that may or may not prove to be excellent: an overhaul of the Apple TV app, Apple TV channels and Apple TV Plus. Despite the confusingly similar names, they're all different. Plus is the easiest to understand: It's basically Apple's version of Netflix, but with approximately a million fewer shows and a monthly price that's yet-to-be-announced. We'll know more this fall, but its initial popularity will depend on the devotion of Apple fans. Now playing: Watch this: Apple’s TV app, Apple TV channels and … [Read more...] about Will Apple’s TV app on Roku, Fire TV and Samsung kill the Apple TV box?
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Like any other industry, trends come and go fairly quickly in the smartphone market. The same will be true in 2019, when a nifty new design trend makes its way to store shelves. Beginning in 2017, smartphone designs were all about the notch. Apple wasn’t the first phone maker to cut a chunk out of a smartphone screen — LG has that honor courtesy of the V10 smartphone it released all the way back in 2015 — but no one would deny that Apple is responsible for the boom in smartphone notches that began in late 2017 with the iPhone X. Once Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone design began to leak, nearly every smartphone maker on the planet rushed to copy it. The end result was a bit embarrassing since just about every Android phone maker on the planet released phones that were spitting images of the iPhone X, but seeing Android phone makers copy Apple’s designs is obviously nothing new. In 2019, something new is happening, though. For the first time in a long … [Read more...] about Sorry, but a hole-punch display isn’t any better than a notch display
Huawei's latest model, the Mate 20 Pro, has been built to take on Apple and the other flagship models on the market.The Chinese company has so far succeeded.“Huawei had a good second quarter in 2018 as it shipped more smartphones than Apple to capture the second spot in the global smartphone rankings, after seven years of Apple-Samsung dominance,” said Tarun Pathak, associate director at Counterpoint Research.“Huawei achieved this by launching smartphones in the premium segment and capturing the mid-tier segment with its fast-growing Honor sub-brand."Huawei with its Honor brand is offering a broad and recently refreshed portfolio at affordable prices that is driving growth in the overseas market.“We expect store counts to increase in the future.”The device shares a similar design to Apple's iPhone X, such as a wide notch on the top of the screen that holds the camera, as well as cutting-edge features, including specialised sensors that scan your … [Read more...] about Huawei vs Apple: Huawei MORE POPULAR than Apple
The Pixel 3 has been one of the wildest product launches in recent memory. The leaks arrived early and continuously, starting with the screen protector leak all the way back in May. This not only gave us the basic outline of the phone, but it provided some extremely accurate renders, too, giving the Internet a look nearly five months before Google intended to ship. The initial response to the design was brutal, but it was too late—the Pixel 3 was already in the late stages of production. From there, leaks continued, and the launch lead-up felt like a slow-motion car crash. Dread it. Run from it. The Pixel 3 design arrives all the same. It's now year three of Google's hardware initiative, and some product categories are clearly going better than others. The shining example of what Google Hardware should be is probably the Google Home brand. Google built a comprehensive lineup of unique, beautiful, well-performing hardware and paired it with industry-leading … [Read more...] about Pixel 3 XL Review—Google software deserves better than this hardware
Flurry Analytics, a company which looked into device activations of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from September 21 to September 27 found that sales for both devices performed better than its predecessor, the iPhone X, as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. According to the report, during their first full week, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max generated a7 percent more revenue, as compared to the combined sales of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus during their first week respectively. “Over their first week of sales, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices claimed 0.76% percent share of the Apple device base. By comparison, the XS and XS Max captured 45% more share, which is a strong improvement,” the report added. The ratio of sales between the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max show that the latter is selling 1.6 more times than the iPhone Xs. Apple might have trouble selling the newly launched iPhones – iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR in India. In conversation with … [Read more...] about iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max sales are better than the iPhone X, claims report