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Samsung gets a lot of stick for its commercials — mostly because they almost always make cheap stabs at Apple and other rivals. But the South Korean company does have the ability to produce great ads every so often, and its latest, featuring pro surfer (and iPhone user) Kelly Slater, is downright awesome.

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When Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 on Tuesday, we — and pretty much every other site that covered the news — were quick to point out that it bears a slight resemblance to the iPhone. This isn’t the first time Xiaomi has been influenced by Apple, either. In fact, the company is often referred to as the “Chinese Apple.”

And yet, despite all that, Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra, who used to be in charge of Google’s Android division, has dismissed any likeness to the Cupertino company, and says he’s “sick and tired” of the Xiaomi being labeled an Apple copycat.

Based on the evidence, I have to say I disagree.

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today unveiled its new flagship handset, the Mi 4, which combines cutting-edge specifications with gorgeous design. Like a number of its predecessors, the Mi 4 has been somewhat inspired by the iPhone, but its aim is to take on other high-end Androids like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.

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In its latest ad for the Galaxy S5, Samsung has taken a direct shot at Apple for the small screen size of the iPhone.

In the ad, the company takes a potshot at all those Apple users who are excited about rumors of the next-generation iPhone coming with a bigger screen since the last two years, while a phone with a bigger and better screen is already available in the market. 

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The European Commission has issued some words to Google and Apple about both companies’ steps to ensure children don’t rack up huge amounts of money on in-app purchases without their parents’ permission.

In a statement released by the Commission on Friday, Google is praised for a series of changes that will be put in effect by the end of September — while Apple finds itself on the receiving end of some harsh criticism.

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