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Apple and Google CEO's Lose Favor

Google CEO Sounds Off on Apple.

So Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote quite an article for the New York Times. It criticized Apple for using something we all crave and need...privacy. This Google CEO sounds off on Apple. So let me explain. Pichai criticized Apple for selling privacy protection as a luxury item. This stems from new...ahem...budget smartphones from Apple and Google/Android. Because both offer privacy features. However, the Google smartphone starts at $399. But the new Apple one cost $749, almost twice as much. [...]

Uber adn Lyft Threaten Strike

Uber and Lyft Drivers Threaten Strike

So, do you take Uber or Lyft to and from work every day? Then you should start looking for other ways to get there. Because Uber and Lyft drivers threaten strike. Yes, drivers are planning on striking this weekend. The reason in because of low pay and poor working conditions, according to the IPO filing. Also, drivers demand better pay, better job security, and better proceeds. For example, they want 80-85% of proceeds to go to the driver. So [...]

New York City Teenager

New York City Teenager Files Lawsuit Against Apple

So a New York City teenager files lawsuit against Apple. At the heart of this fight is Apple's facial recognition. The young man is sewing for $1 billion. So the young man's name is Ousmane Bah, and he is 18. His lawsuit says Apple's facial recognition made him a target of false accusations. The suit also says that last year, a Boston court summoned him on theft charges. The summons claimed he stole over $1,200 worth of Apple products. [...]

Is The Samsung Galaxy Fold Worth $2,000?

Is the Samsung Galaxy Fold Worth $2,000?

So several times now, I talked about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold phone. This could be a revolutionary event in the smartphone and IT service game. Or it could be the biggest flop since 2013's Google Glass. But let me ask you. Is the Samsung Galaxy Fold worth $2,000? So yes, it's here and it's available now. Off the bat, this mammoth has 12 gigs of RAM and 512 and six cameras. That's enough to literally, hold data on a [...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Breach

Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Breach

So, many people think fingerprint technology guarantees them security on their smartphones. It doesn't. Look at the Samusung Galaxy S10 fingerprint breach. So this new smartphone is supposed to lead the world in crypto IT service. Some in the IT support community said this phone is totally hack-proof. But it isn't. Because according to this telling video, anyone with determination can break into the allegedly super-secure fingerprint scanner. Then, they can get all your 'crypto' info, even what's in [...]

Huawei vs USA Part Two

Huawei vs USA Part Two. The Lawsuit

So round one of Chinese smartphone giant Huawei vs the US government actually took place in Barcelona, Spain. This showed up at the last Mobile World Congress. It's not over yet. In fact, it's moving to this country. This is Huawei vs USA part two. The lawsuit. So now, Huawei sues the US government, claiming the USA is limiting them on doing business. The Chinese smartphone firm claims what they're doing is unconstitutional. Their lawsuit complains about import tariffs the Feds [...]

Samsung Galaxy S10

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S10

So let's start by wishing the Samsung Galaxy franchise a happy 10th anniversary. However, look at how they celebrate. They do so by introducing the Samsung Galaxy S10. The size doesn't change much. This one is 6.4 inches, not that different from old Samsung Galaxys. But here is a huge difference: under display fingerprint technology. They say this is even more secure that facial recognition. Because this uses Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor to check your unique pores of your fingertip. [...]

Man Shows Off Their RFID Chip

Man Shows Off Their RFID Chip: Stunt or New Reality?

So far, things are not boring at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress (MWC). First, there is the controversy surrounding China smartphone company Huawai. Then, we have the public display of a technology you wear...inside your skin. Man shows off their RFID Chip: stunt or new reality? So actually, several people took the stage here. The first man shows off their RFID chip. One was Edger Pons, who publicly got the chip inserted under his skin. He testified how he had [...]

Huawei Makes News For Right and Wrong Reasons

Huawei Makes News For Right and Wrong Reasons

So remember when the iPhone X came out at around $1,000? That was pretty outrageous. Then came the iPhone XS and XS Max, which ran as high as almost $1,500. But Huawei, the Chinese smartphone giant, is about to top them all. Huawei makes news for right and wrong reasons. So Huawei is coming out with their latest phone, the Mate X. It's their new folding phone, and you can expect to pay $2,600 for it. The folding phone seems [...]

Smartphone Growth Ends 2018 In A Drag

Smartphone Growth Ends 2018 In A Drag

So Q4 is a quarter that companies from grocers to computer repair to smartphone companies look forward to. It's the holiday shopping season, of course. However, smartphone companies might want to forget this one. Because smartphone growth ends 2018 in a drag. So when I say drag, I mean sales grew just 0.1% from Q4 2017. Ouch. Apparently, high end smartphone lovers (think iPhone X, Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy 9) saw no reason to upgrade. Apple got the worst [...]

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