Motorola Moto G The Best All-Round Budget Smartphone

Motorola Moto G The Best All-Round Budget Smartphone

Motorola scored big with original Moto G but in fairness the company was shooting into an empty net. As recently as 2013, budget Android smartphones were almost universally terrible. Now as Motorola returns with its new Moto G in late 2014 the competition is hotting up. Amusingly perhaps the biggest rival comes from Motorola itself. At $180 contract free the first Moto G was a steal, but...

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FBI tells Apple privacy efforts hamstring investigations

FBI tells Apple privacy efforts hamstring investigations

Washington (CNN) — Apple and Google have won praise from privacy proponents for efforts to encrypt their latest smartphones in a way that would prevent law enforcement from accessing certain private data. The FBI, not so much. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told reporters Thursday that the agency is talking to both companies to raise concerns that their privacy efforts could hinder criminal investigations....

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Apple tested the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple tested the iPhone 6 Plus

Three-point bending: Apple’s tests place pressure on iPhones in varying degrees to make sure they can handle “reasonable” force in various situations. Pressure-point cycling: The pressure-point cycling tests place “substantial” force across an iPhone’s display and encasing, while it is held along its edges, to ensure that aniPhone can be bent and pushed many times over during its lifespan. Apple runs this test hundreds of times to ensure...

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Chinese smugglers make big bucks on iPhone 6

Chinese smugglers make big bucks on iPhone 6

Apple fans in mainland China are being made to wait for the iPhone 6 and smugglers are cashing in, marking up Hong Kong prices by as much as $1,000. Two days after the iPhone 6 went on sale in Hong Kong, customs officers patrolling a backwater pier came across several men loading boxes into a speedboat. When the officers approached, the men jumped into the...

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6 things to love – and hate – about the iPhone 6

6 things to love – and hate – about the iPhone 6

Let’s just start with this: The iPhone 6 is the best smartphone ever made. But it’s not perfect. Like any smartphone, there are some things about the iPhone 6 that will drive you batty. First, here’s what you’ll love about the iPhone 6. 1) The rounded edges. The iPhone 6 feels really, really good in your hand. It’s insanely thin and light, and there are hardly any square...

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Apple: Only 9 customers have complained about ‘Bendgate’

Apple: Only 9 customers have complained about ‘Bendgate’

The company also says the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus underwent rigorous testing to make sure they’re up to its high standards and can withstand stress. Don’t blow “Bendgate” out of proportion, Apple has warned. Reports have rolled in since Apple released its newest iPhones, the 4.7-inch 6 and the 5.5-inch 6 Plus, that the bigger device is more flexible than it should be....

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Decision time

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Decision time

Hello there, dear reader. Welcome to the final installment of this series of soul-searching articles in which I attempt to discern which of my two favorite phablets is superior. In one hand, my trusty Galaxy Note 3. I chose this phone to test because it’s my personal phone, which I’ve been using since the beginning of the year. It replaced the Note 2 I had previously....

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Screens test: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

Screens test: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

Aside from one another, the main competition for Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Pluscomes from Samsung’s line of Galaxies, the Galaxy S5 and the upcoming Note 4. On paper, the screens in the two company’s phones are one of the biggest differences. Apple uses a LCD screen while Samsung relies on OLED technology, and Samsung offers higher resolution and slightly larger sizes. But which one is better? In the tradition of...

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Apple mops up iOS mess with new update

Apple mops up iOS mess with new update

One day after a bungled iOS update disrupted key features on thousands of iPhones, Apple on Thursday issued a follow-on version of the software to set things right. The newest update, iOS 8.0.2, is available immediately. The bruise to Apple’s public image— also dinged in the last few days by the discovery that itsiPhone 6 Plus can be bent — may take longer to heal. “iOS 8.0.2...

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iPhone 6 Plus meets all standards

iPhone 6 Plus meets all standards

Apple responded Thursday to reports that its newly released iPhone 6 Plus is susceptible to bending, one day after the tech giant was forced to pull back a new software upgrade for the same device after users complained of numerous glitches in the operating system. Users claim new iPhones susceptible to bending iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus break sales record Apple’s iOS 8: 8 new...

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