Category Archives: Mobile

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

By | April 28, 2017

PC / Xbox streaming is a major feature MS is pushing these days. But the potentially seasonal decline in Xbox One sales is dwarfed by falling Surface and Windows 10 Mobile revenue. “We had no material Phone revenue this quarter” is execu-speak for “Windows 10 Mobile is dead.” Investors don’t seem to care much, given… Read More »

Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don’t Tell You What You Think They Do

By | April 25, 2017

Another reason this test offers little valuable data is that even seemingly identical apps on two different platforms can operate differently. For example, the above test includes both Facebook and Snapchat, apps that are famously sluggish on Android. This isn’t Samsung’s fault, or even Android’s. This is the fault of Facebook and Snapchat, which have… Read More »

Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

By | April 21, 2017

Apple’s long-term concept for a recyclable product. [W]e’re piloting innovative new recycling techniques, like our line of disassembly robots, so we can put reclaimed materials to better use in new products. It’s an ambitious goal that will require many years of collaboration across multiple Apple teams, our suppliers, and specialty recyclers—but our work is already… Read More »

Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

By | April 21, 2017

You’ll need to grab the installer from Google’s site and run through the setup process to download the platforms you want — probably whatever the most recent version of Android happens to be at the time (7.1 at the time of publishing). Google has some pre-configured emulation options available in the menu for Nexus/Pixel devices, but you can set… Read More »