After being dropped, drowned, and pounded with various household objects, the lightweight, metal-backed iPhone 5 seems to hold up much better overall than its Android arch-nemesis, but the demonstration is far from scientific. The Galaxy S3 took a serious face shot to its glass screen in the drop test, whereas the iPhone 5 lucked out and bounced off its side edge. … Read more
Samsung is slowly rolling out a software update for the Galaxy S3.
Forum posters over at XDA Developers reported today they've started receiving an update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Based on the posts, it appears that the update is slowly making its way across Europe.
If Jelly Bean is, in fact, coming to the Galaxy S3, it's a bit ahead of schedule. Earlier this month, Samsung confirmed to CNET UK that the device would get Jelly Bean as early as October. The company didn't say when the software might be rolled out to U.S.… Read more
Though its thinner profile and longer screen are two of the iPhone 5's top draws, I'm more interested in what's inside Apple's newest handset. Yes, after a long wait, the iPhone 5 finally adds support for 4G LTE data networks. Of course, I have to point out that a galaxy of Android phones (get it!) have long offered the feature, but that doesn't mean I'm not grateful that at long last the iPhone has caught up.
Editors' note: This article was originally posted September 22, 2012. We will continue to update it as we … Read more
Voice assistants like Siri, S Voice, Google Actions, and Microsoft's TellMe aren't new, but they are evolving into more mainstream features that can expedite results. S Voice, which launched this summer on the Samsung Galaxy S3, is Samsung's answer to Siri. That also makes … Read more
The iPhone 5 should be arriving on millions of doorsteps any moment now (hopefully), so it's time to tally up the scorecards and see how we did. Did we vote that it'd get a bigger screen? How about NFC? Watch the video above and see how we did and how you guys did at home.
Also this week, the next big thing might already be here, but you know what might be coming really soon? The next big thing after the next big thing. What? Also, someone could have a Pandora rival up its sleeves. Bet you can'… Read more
Dutch and British hackers compromised an iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy S3, respectively, in separate gambits as part of a mobile Pwn2Own contest at a security conference in Amsterdam this week.
Joost Pol, chief executive officer of Dutch research firm Certified Secure, and colleague Daan Keuper created an exploit that allowed them to hijack the address book, photos, browsing history and videos from a fully patched iPhone 4S at the EuSecWest conference, according to CNET sister site ZDNet. And that effort has implications for Apple's new iPhone 5.
"We specifically chose this one because it was present … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Scott writes about the 5 things that surprised him about the iPhone 5.
- Apple delivers iOS 6, available for download now.
- First Look video of Apple's new Maps application.
- How to control your privacy settings on iOS 6.
- Apple Lightning Adapter adds life to your old gear.
- Sony unveils super slim PlayStation 3.
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Samsung's gone on the offensive on early iPhone adopters once again with a new attack ad.
The commercial -- which to be sure is quite well done -- mocks those waiting for one of Apple's new iPhones in front of the company's retail stores:
The turnaround time is arguably impressive given that Apple debuted the iPhone 5 just a week ago today. Mentioned (and mocked) are things like the new dock connector, larger screen and LTE -- the latter of which are said to be old news by those with Samsung's Galaxy S3. Samsung also pokes … Read more
Alright, children, this just has to stop.
You've had your pillow fight. You're blown your pink bubbles at each other. Now just lie down and get some sleep.
Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a chance of that happening any time soon.
You'd have thought it was enough with all the fire-breathing and wailing over Samsung's ad that claimed iPhone 5 was the Emperor's new underwear. Yes, Apple's faithful had some fun making their own versions of the ad.
But now they have mounted the ramparts of Samsung's Facebook page.
Consumers awaiting Samsung's Galaxy S4 may face a longer wait than reported yesterday.
The Korean handset maker today denied rumors that the next Galaxy S phone would launch next March. Loosely translated from the Korean, Samsung's Twitter post stated: "Please note that some media reported speculation that the Galaxy S3 subsequent models will be released in a simple rumor is not true. [If] not doing anything, why spread these rumors?"