Tag Archive: Rival


Rival smartphone makers are desperate to rip off 3D Touch

3D Touch was the single biggest selling point of the iPhone 6s, so naturally every other smartphone vendor is tripping over themselves and each other to add their own version of Apple’s pressure-sensitive iPhone feature to their next handset. Because of this, a new report claims that force sensing module shipments will grow by a […]

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Apple Pencil is faster on the draw than Microsoft’s rival stylus

The iPad Pro has received lukewarm reviews, but one thing no reviewer’s failed to be amazed by is the Apple Pencil stylus — which Cupertino has advertised as a “highly responsive” input method with “virtually no lag.” But exactly how responsive is the Pencil compared to rival products like the stylus for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4? Journalist […]

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Google could build its own iPhone rival

After working with third-party smartphone vendors on the Nexus lineup for years, Google is finally toying with the idea of building its own handset, according to some employees. It’s thought the search giant is keen to have a stab at taking on the iPhone all by itself. Google’s Nexus smartphones — which have been manufactured by Samsung, LG, […]

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Apple Watch steals the limelight from rival wearables

Smartwatches have been around for a few years and as a must-have device, they haven’t quite caught on. Analysts say there are two barriers, price and people not seeing the advantage of owning one. But a new report shows Apple is making a dent in at least one of those barriers. A survey of 11,000 […]

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Samsung wants to be king of the jungle with Gorilla Glass rival

Not content with making displays, memory chips, storage, and whatever else for rival handsets, Samsung is reportedly looking to take on Corning’s with a shatterproof Gorilla Glass alternative — currently code-named “Turtle.” According to the report, which appeared on Chinese social media, Samsung intends for the scratch-resistant glass to not just be used on smartphones […]

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GoPro’s tiny new rival boasts interchangeable lenses

The E1 camera is so small, there is barely any room on the body for its two-character name. This is only a slight exaggeration for the slight camera with large ambitions and an impressive list of specs that could make… Read more ›

Samsung begins testing its Apple Pay rival in South Korea

Apple finally turned on Apple Pay in the U.K. this week as part of its push to make 2015 ‘the year of Apple Pay’, but it may soon face competition from its biggest rival, Samsung. In preparation for a full… Read more ›

Facebook is working on a Siri rival with a difference

Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, Microsoft has Cortana, and soon Facebook may have the James Bond-inspired Moneypenny. According to a new report, Facebook will introduce the assistant as part of its Facebook Messenger app, letting Facebook users set… Read more ›

Apple all but confirms its Street View rival is coming

A post on Apple’s site for its Maps app heavily suggests that it’s hard at work on a feature to rival Google’s Street View, which lets users zoom into maps to explore areas from ground level. The company hasn’t officially… Read more ›

6 lessons Apple Watch could learn from rival fitness trackers

I’ve started cheating on my Apple Watch. It’s not that I don’t love it. It’s amazingly beautiful. It does stuff I didn’t even know I’d like. But when it comes to running wild in the outdoors, I’ve found a smartwatch… Read more ›