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iPhone XS Max beats Google Pixel 3 XL in tests

AnTuTu gives 363,687 points to the iPhone XS Max. It’s not always the most accurate way of comparing the performance of two devices, especially when talking about two different operating systems, but here are the benchmark tests of the iPhone XS Max and the Google Pixel XL. According to AppleInsider’s lab test, the Apple’s device is much better in terms of bare numbers. iPhone XS Max achieves a total score of 363,687 in the AnTuTu benchmark, compared with just 284,546 for the Google Pixel XL. This is a huge difference on paper, although this is not always visible in the[…]

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Google Play Store is almost twice the size of the App Store

iOS apps decreased, while Google Play Store ballooned in 2017 Quantity doesn’t mean quality, but the sheer numbers of available apps on Android and iOS at the end of 2017 reveals an interesting picture. Google Play expanded massively, reaching 3.6 million apps in 2017, thanks to the 1.5 million new releases. At the same time, Apple’s Play Store decreased 5% from 2.2 million available apps to 2.1 million. 750,000 new apps were published in the App Store, but multiple factors lead to the decrease in the total number. Apple introduced in 2017 a new policy for publishing apps, and required[…]

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iPhone and Android responsible for 99.9% of the smartphone sales in 2017

A historic decline in the smartphone sales in Q4 2017 compared with 2016. Research company Gartner published a report about the worldwide smartphone sales in Q4 and the whole 2017. It appears that the historic 99.9% of the smartphones sold in 2017 were Android or iPhones, as the third mobile OS was discontinued by Microsoft, leaving customers without a viable third alternative. The smartphone market is now a duopoly. Quite logically, since the market is quite saturated, the prices have reached $1000, the phones look the same, and the hardware improvements are marginal, the number of users who decide to[…]

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Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8 and X top the Google Search in 2017

iPhone is the most popular Consumer Tech in Google Search. Apple’s iPhone 8 and X are among the top 3 of the world’s most popular search terms on Google in 2017, according to a new publication. Hurricane Irma has been the most popular search term this year, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It’s worth mentioning that earlier this year most of the researchers and fans believed that the 10th anniversary model would be called the iPhone 8, which has definitely influenced the score. Apple called it the iPhone X, while a model called iPhone 8 offered a[…]

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Apple replaces Bing search engine with Google for Siri

Spotlight and Siri searches will now rely on Google. Apple has announced that the search result provider for Siri and Spotlight has been changed from Bing to Google. The company has been using Microsoft’s Bing for years, but Apple recently changed the default search engine to Google for Safari. However, while the Safari browser for iOS and macOS has an option to change the default search provider, Siri doesn’t. From now on, if you search for something with Siri or Spotlight, you will see the exact same results as if you are searching with Safari. With this move, Apple wants[…]

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