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The Galaxy S5 nexts to the Galaxy S6. Photo: Consumer Reports

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Photo: Consumer Reports

Insanely, Consumer Reports used to refuse to recommend the iPhone. Instead, they recommended Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy.

Oh, how the tables turn. Now, not only is Consumer Reports saying that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 looks just like an iPhone (as a diss), they’re also saying the S6 is an inferior smartphone to the last-gen S5.

The difference between Apple and Samsung, in a single image. Photo: iMore

The difference between Apple and Samsung, in a single image. Photo: iMore

Want to sum up the difference between Apple and Samsung in a single image?

Don’t look at the logos. Don’t look at the operating systems. Don’t even look at what their respective gadgets look like.

Look at the lines. Look at the symmetry. Because Samsung can’t even get these basic things right.

Once you start looking closely, even Samsung’s best phones look like they were designed by a kindergartner.

Android Wear is having a hard time competing with Apple Watch already. Photo: Google

Android Wear is having a hard time competing with Apple Watch already. Photo: Google

It’s too early to tell exactly how well the Apple Watch will do in the grand scheme of things, or even if it will ultimately win the wearable war. But one thing’s for sure, it’s off to a hell of a good start, with statistics indicating that the Apple Watch sold more units in one day than Android Wear devices have sold. Period.

Samsung already unveiled one Galaxy S6 Edge unboxing video on its YouTube channel. It was pretty boring, but trust us, even if you’re not a Samsung fan, you’re going to want to watch this one, in which a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge unboxing soon blows up into a first-person action movie.

This effect is no longer possible on Snapseed on Android or iOS. Photo: Google

This effect is no longer possible on Snapseed on Android or iOS. Photo: Google

Available for both iOS and Android, Google’s Snapseed has long been one of my favorite on-the-go photo retouching apps. After a year without updates, then, I was excited to see Google update Snapseed to version 2.0, with several new features, including the ability to copy edits from one image to another, five new filters, adjustable lens blur, and brush tools.

Unfortunately, the Snapseed 2.0 update wasn’t all for the better. In fact, it stripped the app of one of its best features: the grunge filter.

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