Apple has debuted a series of new eye-catching 12-second ads showing off the ease with which Apple Pay can be used. Titled “Groceries,” “Coffee,” Kicks,” and “Grooming,” the ads are part of Apple’s continued drive to get users to adopt is mobile payments service. Check them out below. Groceries Grooming Coffee Kicks Personally, I’m not […]
Domain Name Servers, or DNS for short, are directories of domain names and what IP addresses they are linked to. When you type in a website, like androidpolice.com or google.com, your DNS looks up the IP address tied to that domain so the page can be loaded. Most people just use the DNS service provided by their ISP, but alternatives like Google Public DNS and OpenDNS have become popular in recent years.
CloudFlare launches 126.96.36.199 public DNS service, claims it’s faster than Google DNS and OpenDNS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The Galaxy S9 hit stores a few weeks ago, and that’s when the first reviews and comparisons with iPhone X popped up on YouTube, including the real-life speed tests that we were all expecting.
In one such video, we got to see the Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy S9+ defeat the iPhone X in a regular speed test thanks to the extra bump in memory. It turns out that the Galaxy S9+ version you can’t buy in North America, the one that has an Exynos 9810 chip inside, is actually much faster than the iPhone X.
On paper, the iPhone X’s A11 wipes the floor with both the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 chips. There’s no question about it. But in these real-life tests, it’s the Galaxy S9+ that comes on top.
In the first EverythingApplePro clip, the Galaxy S9+ completed the two app-loading laps faster than the iPhone X. That’s even though the iPhone X won the first round thanks to its speed at processing 4K videos.
In case you’re not familiar with these speed tests, we’re looking at two phones that have the same app setup. Each phone has to load the same sequence of apps twice. The first lap measures how fast each phone goes through that particular app selection. The second lap then measures how fast each app opens from memory.
In the second video, available at the end of this post, the Exynos 9810 chip outperforms the A11 in the same 4K processing test, which means the Galaxy S9+ wins both laps. That effectively makes it the first Android phone to beat the iPhone in both tests, according to EverythingApplePro.
That said, the Snapdragon 845 is even faster than the Exynos 9810 when it comes to opening individual apps. It’s just that Samsung’s own processor seems to handle 4K clips better than Qualcomm’s chip. Watch the full video below, which include comparisons of boot speed, biometrics authentication speed, benchmarks, and wireless speeds.
It's safe to say that web security could use a tune-up given the deluge of malware attacks and data breaches. Thankfully, it's about to get one. The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved Transport Layer Security 1.3, a new standard that make…
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Rachio is introducing a new version of its smart sprinkler controller today, with a slight design tweak and a handful of new features. Among those is support for faster 5GHz Wi-Fi — although it’s hard to imagine that this will be terribly useful for a sprinkler system — as well as support for “hyperlocal” weather information so the system can better determine when to water your lawn and physical controls for getting your system to start and stop watering.
Those aren’t major changes, but there’s one addition that is: Rachio is also adding support for a water flow meter, which can be attached to your sprinkler system’s water line to detect leaks and wirelessly relay that info back to the system. If a leak is detected, Rachio can shut down…
Anyone sporting an iPhone X should be familiar with how Face ID works by now. After the handset recognizes your face, you’re required to swipe up from the bottom of the display to get to your Home screen. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could skip the second step altogether?
A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed FastUnlockX by iOS developer CPDigitalDarkroom brings this idea to fruition and makes unlocking your iPhone X with Face ID a split second faster. … Read the rest of this post here
“FastUnlockX makes unlocking your iPhone X with Face ID even faster” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Automation tool Launch Center Pro starts easy and gets complicated very quickly. For hardcore users, the app is great, but first timers might want to consider a more user-friendly app like Workflow.
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The release of Firefox 57 ‘Quantum’ last year included several major changes to the browser’s structure, including a new CSS engine known as Quantum CSS (formerly called ‘Stylo’). Simply put, Quantum CSS is the browser component that figures out what styles should be applied to what elements. Because modern sites often use thousands of lines of CSS with many overriding styles, the feature was designed to take advantage of multiple CPU cores, giving Firefox 57 a performance boost over previous versions.
Firefox 60 Beta for Android includes faster Quantum CSS engine [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Despite selling over 14 million of its low-cost DIY computing boards, the Raspberry Pi Foundation adheres to a slow release cycle. The company typically waits over a year to refresh its range, and even then improvements can be very subtle. That's exa…
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Uber is still much bigger — but Lyft is still alive.
Lyft, the main U.S. ride-sharing rival to Uber, says today that it passed $ 1 billion in revenue in 2017. And it says its revenue grew 168 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017, almost three times faster than Uber’s reported 61 percent growth.
Uber, of course, is still much larger than Lyft — it generated a reported $ 7.5 billion in revenue last year and operates in many more cities and countries. While its fourth-quarter growth may have been smaller than Lyft’s percentage-wise, it was still almost certainly many times larger dollar-wise. Both companies are still unprofitable.
But the big-picture reality is that despite Uber’s head start, its early dominance, ability to raise massive amounts of financing, aggressive (often allegedly illegal) growth tactics, faster move into self-driving cars and everything else in its favor, it has not been able to destroy Lyft.
Instead, Lyft capitalized somewhat on Uber’s missteps and unsavory reputation, raised another $ 2 billion last year, gained market share, launched its first international market last year (Toronto) and seems poised to exist for the foreseeable future.