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I made the switch from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 — this is what I love and what I'll miss

Friday, many of Apple's new model iPhones go on sale. And after having an iPhone since it debuted in 2007, I won't be getting one. I made the switch to Samsung on Sept. 11, — the day before Apple announced its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. After using the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for more than a week, I agree with many of the critics: it's a better…

CNBC - Sep 27 20:09 GMT - more ...

How Apple Overcame Fits and Flops to Grow Into a Trillion-Dollar Company

In 1976, Steve Jobs founded a small company called Apple Inc. in his parents’ Silicon Valley garage. Four decades later, Apple is the first U.S. corporation to attain a market value of $1 trillion, a testament to its improbable rise as one of the world’s most powerful and recognizable companies.

Bloomberg - Aug 03 14:50 GMT - more ...

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket, blasts into space

    SpaceX's new megarocket launched on its first test flight Tuesday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

    Toronto Star - Feb 07 10:05 GMT - more ...

  • Toronto the only Canadian city on Amazon short list of HQ2 candidates

    Thrilled and wide open for business. That’s how Toronto Mayor John Tory, the Ontario government and regional politicians are describing the bombshell announcement Thursday that Toronto was the only Canadian city to make Amazon’s list of 20 finalist locations in North America to locate its second headquarters.

    Toronto Star - Jan 18 17:04 GMT - more ...

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been the best big phone since the beginning of big phones. While some of us crowed about how silly we looked holding it up to our faces, millions of people found they liked using a stylus, appreciated the bigger battery, and enjoyed all that extra screen space. The Note’s grown in size and popularity with every model; there are millions…

    Wired - Sep 05 20:07 GMT - more ...

  • Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile giant

    From market domination to sell-off in less than 10 years. As Microsoft swoops in to buy Nokia's mobile business for £4.6bn, what happened to Finland's most beloved company, and why would Microsoft take it on? …

    BBC - Mar 02 07:12 GMT - more ...

  • 'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone

    "Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret. He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world. …

    BBC - Jan 17 11:21 GMT - more ...

  • The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Samsung’s Galaxy Note

    The X-ray and CT scans showed a pronounced bulge. After reports of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire spread in early September, Samsung Electronics Co. executives debated how to respond. Some were skeptical the incidents amounted to much, according to people familiar with the meetings, but others thought the company needed to act decisively.

    WSJ - Oct 25 08:13 GMT - more ...

  • Apple to unveil iPhone 7 – but many await 8

    The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple Inc.’s 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances. …

    Globe and Mail - Sep 07 10:06 GMT - more ...

  • Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

    ve spent more and more time in Toronto over the past few years and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment there in 2015 and the experience — with the company specifically and the city generally — has been overwhelmingly positive. …

    Tech Crunch - Jun 14 08:53 GMT - more ...

  • Engineering to the rescue: Fighting kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka

    Backed by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an interdisciplinary, student-led team from New Jersey Institute of Technology is building a low-cost water filter for villagers in the north central farming region of Sri Lanka who are suffering from high rates of chronic kidney disease. The heavy metal-laden fertilizer they apply to their fields…

    Phys.Org - Feb 19 06:15 GMT - more ...

  • Meet the University of Waterloo dropouts living the digital dream

    Hongwei Liu is standing in his office wearing head-to-toe black: crisp poplin shirt, jeans, suede sneakers. The co-founder and CEO of MappedIn, a multimillion-dollar company that crafts touch-screen directories for shopping malls and retail stores, is a University of Waterloo dropout who oversees a staff of 26. He is 24 years old.

    Toronto Star - Feb 07 18:12 GMT - more ...

  • Apple in 2016: Is the mighty iPhone in decline

    Despite a rip-roaring 2015, something peculiar happened this month: Apple's stock value dropped to below $100 for the first time since October 2014. …

    BBC - Jan 26 08:42 GMT - more ...

  • Samsung ordered to pay Apple $548M, but patent battle not over

    Samsung Electronics Co. agreed to pay Apple Inc. the $548 million a court ordered but that doesn’t mean they’ve come to a final resolution of their long-running patent battle over smartphones. …

    Toronto Star - Dec 06 15:49 GMT - more ...

  • Why ex-Obama aide is asking Canada to invest in tech

    When Vivek Kundra started working in the White House in 2009, President Barack Obama was fighting “tooth-and-nail” to keep his BlackBerry. …

    Toronto Star - Oct 26 12:20 GMT - more ...

  • iPad Pro, new Apple TV and iPhone 6S handsets unveiled

    Apple has unveiled a larger iPad tablet, a TV box with its own app store and new iPhones that can detect how firmly their screens are being pressed. …

    BBC - Sep 10 08:18 GMT - more ...

  • Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet

    Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring Internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired for it easily. …

    Tech Crunch - Jul 31 17:33 GMT - more ...

  • Tattoos disrupt key Apple Watch functions

    Early adopters of the Apple Watch, Apple Inc.’s first new product in five years, are complaining that a number of its key functions are disrupted by their tattoos. …

    Globe and Mail - Apr 30 14:21 GMT - more ...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Still Can't Keep Up With iPhone's Massive Profit Margins

    One of the nice selling points of Samsung’s Galaxy phones used to be the option of expanding memory manually. But with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung sealed all that off. Jumping from a 32 to a 64 to a 128GB version of the new phones will cost an additional $100 at each increment. But it only costs Samsung $13 for 32GB of memory and less than $26 to add 64GB,…

    Forbes - Apr 17 09:49 GMT - more ...

  • Facebook's glamorous new headquarters will make you hate your cubicle

    The new Facebook headquarters looks like a cross between high-art, 21st century corporate thinking and a child's candy-fueled daydream. …

    Mashable - Apr 02 09:59 GMT - more ...

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