Smartphones vs. Desktops: Why Is My Phone Slower Than My PC?


The smartphone in your pocket is powerful. It is more powerful than a large amount of now-defunct supercomputers, and some modern ones, too. Another readily available fact is that “your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969 when it placed two astronauts on the moon.” But modern smartphone microprocessors still lag behind the powerful processing available in your laptop or desktop. But isn’t it the same technology? Let’s take a look. Mobile vs. Desktop The numbers are similar, the names are too. Mobile microprocessors use much of the same terminology as their desktop counterparts,…

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The New AirPods Could Have Hands-Free Siri

One thing Apple does consistently is deliver new versions of its existing products. Except the Mac mini. Sure, these aren’t always the most innovative upgrades, but they are upgrades nonetheless. And it looks as though a new version of the AirPods is already on the way. New rumors suggest that Apple is currently working on new AirPods. The AirPods may have split opinion at launch — read our review to see what we thought — but they have been a big seller. So much so that Apple gave the AirPods the starring role in its holiday ad. And now, the…

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Nuance Discontinues the Swype Keyboard App


Nuance has announced that it has stopped developing the popular Swype keyboard app. We say “popular,” but the fact it’s taken anyone several weeks to notice suggests Swype’s best days were behind it. Which at least explains Nuance’s decision to kill Swype. There was a time when swiping gestures and predictive text weren’t common on smartphones. Which is where Swype came in. Now, swiping is standard on Android, and plenty of other third-party keyboard apps offer similar features. Leaving Swype surplus to requirements. The Swype Keyboard App Is No More As reported by XDA, at the beginning of February, Nuance…

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What Is Apple HomePod and Do You Need One?


The HomePod is Apple’s most Apple device ever. As always, the commercials are vague and focus more on style over substance. You probably know more about how many tweeters and microphones it’s got than what you can actually do with it. Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s latest attempt at cracking the smart home market. What Is the HomePod? It’s Apple’s new smart speaker. It’s the equivalent of Google Home and Amazon Echo. It plays music, listens to your voice commands, and does a few smart things that rivals do not. How Much Does HomePod Cost? It’ll cost…

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Top 10 Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Apps for iPhone


2017 was the year of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and other altcoins finally broke into the mainstream. Now, it’s quite easy to buy bitcoin, convert to altcoins and even invest in ICOs, all from your phone. You might prefer to do all of your trading when you’re in front of your computer but you’ll want to monitor your portfolio when you’re out and about. And of course, you’ll want to set up multiple notifications so you don’t miss out on the next “correction”. Here are the best iPhone cryptocurrency apps that let you do all that and more. 1. Coinbase While this…

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