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The iPhone may be losing momentum as carrier subsidies fade

With T-Mobile’s fresh take on how a mobile carrier should operate, it’s you and I that benefit. One of their most enduring changes has been an end to blind subsidies, wherein we can clearly identify what we’re paying monthly for our total device cost. That’s had a ripple effect with other carriers who have offered the same thing, but there is collateral damage afoot — and it’s the iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 pitted against other flasgships in drop and dunk test

Putting smartphones through a physical stress test is sometimes fun and informative, except when they're not, giving users a glimpse of just how much punishment their expensive new device can take. Warranty service provider SquareTrade has taken the Samsung Galaxy S5, along with the iPhone 5s, HTC One M8, and Nexus 5 in a stress test face off, and the results are a bit surprising.

Going iPhone: Browsers, Google services, and why Hangouts is terrible

When it comes to Google, the natural assumption for mobile enthusiasts is that Android is the better platform. Google is, logically, better on Android. In real use-case scenarios, that’s not always the situation. In this week’s update on the ongoing Going iPhone project I take a look at Google services, as well as Chrome versus Safari. If you think Android is better by default, we might have a few surprises for you.

Huawei promising to “Unlock Possibilities” during MWC

We've heard a bit of rumor about Huawei and Mobile World Congress up until this point. Some of the earlier chatter included mention of a smartwatch, a pair of smartphones, and even a tablet. While Huawei hasn't offered up any sort of specific announcement list, they have recently dropped a teaser video. And interestingly, it appears Huawei is doing the teasing using Siri.

Going iPhone: An Android user faces harsh truths and minor annoyances

We so often encourage iOS users to switch over to Android, but we don’t really know what would viscerally compel them to. We’re obviously fans and proponents of Android, but comparing Apple’s to apples, is Android really the better platform? To decide, we got our hands on an iPhone with the idea of looking at both Android and iOS from a different perspective: the iPhone user’s.

IDC: Android takes top honors for 2013 with a 78.6 percent market share

The latest market share report has been released by IDC. This report is offering a look at the numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013, and also for the year as a whole. Some of this, such as how the charts are being dominated by Android will come with little surprise. But there is also the other side of the chart to consider, the bottom, which details the further decline of BlackBerry.

Woz talks Apple, Samsung in latest interview

What more can you say about Steve Wozniak? Outspoken, frank, and usually right. This time around, Woz goes after Samsung, and even hints that Apple should stop doing — well, Apple. Though he makes some interesting arguments, his head is still in the clouds a bit.
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