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July 18, 2018
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New Samsung ad attacks iPhone X download speed, ignores performance benchmarks

Samsung’s latest ad attacking the iPhone compares the download speeds of iPhone X to that of the Galaxy S9 while at the same time poking fun at Apple Store employees. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 10, 2018
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Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well. AppleInsider puts the claims … Continue reading

November 16, 2017
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Video: Speed and resource testing Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on the Mac

Mozilla just released their new Firefox "Quantum" browser with new features including built-in screenshots, a save-for-later feature named Pocket, and a Library that holds all of your pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots and downloads in one spot. AppleInsider compares … Continue reading

September 16, 2017
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T-Mobile’s John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE speed limit in response to customer feedback

T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, took to Twitter to announce a change to their Apple Watch plans, boosting the speed limit that the company had applied to the Series 3 LTE-equipped model. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 8, 2016
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Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that the Bluetooth 5 standard has been officially adopted, which means manufacturers are now able to build it into their devices. The next-generation Bluetooth standard offers longer range, faster speed, a larger broadcast … Continue reading

July 14, 2016
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Google Photos for iOS update brings new cropping tool, speed improvements

Following the update to Hangouts for iOS yesterday, Google today has pushed a new update to Google Photos for iOS. The update brings the app to version 1.12.1 and includes a few useful changes and speed improvements. more… Filed under: … Continue reading

May 2, 2016
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Watch: Apple’s 2016 MacBook vs. 2015 MacBook in speed test comparison

Apple was able to squeeze out an extra hour of battery life and modest performance gains from its second-generation 12-inch MacBook, but is that enough to warrant an upgrade from the 2015 model? Find out in AppleInsider’s head-to-head video. AppleInsider … Continue reading

January 23, 2016
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Apple’s electric car effort hits a speed bump as project leader leaves the company

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Apple veteran employee who has been overseeing the company’s “Project Titan” electric car initiative is leaving the company. The report, citing “people familiar with the matter,” says Steve Zadesky, who … Continue reading

March 25, 2015
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Apple acquires database software makers FoundationDB to speed up cloud services

Apple has reportedly acquired database company FoundationDB, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The report cites sources and notes that the company is no longer offering downloads of its main database software product after posting the following notice to its … Continue reading

March 13, 2015
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Benchmarks Confirm New MacBook Air Brings Decent Speed Improvements, MacBook Pro Less So

Earlier this week, we shared some Geekbench benchmarks for the Broadwell processors in the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the new 13-inch MacBook Air, which pointed towards speeds that were comparable to mid-2014 models. At the time, we noted … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
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How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. … Continue reading