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Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide says Click Here to Open in a New Window

Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide saysA senior administration official who briefed reporters refused to be specific but spoke of possible economic as well as military responses on North Korea.



Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration orderPresident Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.



The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassment Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Latest: Police say woman in pit had reported harassmentBLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed (all times local):



Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees Click Here to Open in a New Window

Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employeesWeeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment". The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.



Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photos Click Here to Open in a New Window

Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq, and more: April 26 in photosIraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.



A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America’s Roads Click Here to Open in a New Window

A Growing -- and Deadly -- Problem on America’s RoadsFor the first time, drugged driving is to blame for more traffic fatalities involving drivers than drunk driving, a new report reveals.



Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week Click Here to Open in a New Window

Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a weekArkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again. Arkansas, which had not held an execution in 12 years until this month, has put three inmates to death since April 20. It planned to execute Kenneth Williams, 38, by lethal injection at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at its Cummins Unit prison.



After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone Click Here to Open in a New Window

After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world’s best phone

It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms. All of the components and details that leak never quite seem to accurately portray the finished product, and this was exactly the case with Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Months of leaks and rumors left precious few surprises when Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship phones last month, yet we were all still completely blown away.

If you've read my in-depth Galaxy S8 review, then you know just how impressed I am with these new phones. And if you bought one yourself over the weekend, you've now experienced firsthand what the future of smartphone design feels like. But as incredible as Samsung's new design is, and as impressive as its hardware has become, I still can't call the Galaxy S8 the world's best smartphone.

As I explained in my review, the Galaxy S8 is vastly superior to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of hardware design. Vastly. Samsung's curved edges on the front and back combined with incredibly narrow bezels result in a design that really looks and feels like the future of smartphones. As I also explained in a separate article, going back to my iPhone 7 Plus after using the Galaxy S8 feels like going back to an old tube TV after having used a flat-screen TV.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 looks better than the iPhone. It feels better than the iPhone. The display is much, much better than the screens on Apple's iPhones. But overall, it's still not the better device.

Now, I'm not suggesting that the Galaxy S8's beauty is only skin deep. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are by far the smoothest and most powerful Android phones the world has ever seen. What's more, Samsung's latest version of TouchWiz (now called Samsung Experience) is its best yet, and Samsung's own Android apps have improved as well on Android 7.0 Nougat. But still, Nougat is no iOS and the Galaxy S8 is no iPhone.

Now that I've been using the Galaxy S8+ for nearly two weeks, I can safely say Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is still the best smartphone on the planet. While the Galaxy S8+ beats (nay, destroys) the iPhone 7 Plus where design and display quality are concerned, the phone's meaningful advantages end there, for the most part.

Here are five key areas where the iPhone 7 Plus still has the edge:

  1. Software is important, and iOS is still better and smoother than Android. Even with Samsung's new and improved Samsung Experience, the iPhone still has a clear advantage. Samsung Connect is also a nice start, but Apple's Continuity features are miles ahead of Samsung in terms of carrying the user experience across devices and platforms. Some might argue that software is the most important thing on a smartphone, and Apple has a huge edge here.
  2. Apps are important, and iOS apps are still better and smoother than Android apps. Perhaps it's Google's loose third-party developer guidelines, or perhaps the company's developer tools aren't on par with Apple's. Whatever the case, the Android app experience remains terribly inconsistent, and iOS versions of apps are always more refined and simpler, even when the same app is available on both platforms.
  3. Performance is important, and the iPhone 7 Plus still outperforms the Galaxy S8+. Take one look at this real-world performance test and you'll see that Android still can't keep up with iOS, even when it's being propelled by next-generation processors like the Snapdragon 835.
  4. Battery life is important, and there's still nothing else out there that can touch the iPhone 7 Plus. I wasn't able to get a good feel for the Galaxy S8+'s battery life for my review since Samsung sent my review unit late, but I've now spent more time with the phone. It'll carry most people through a full day, but Apple's phablet outlasts the S8+ by a healthy margin.
  5. Customer care is important, and there isn't a consumer electronics company in the world that can even approach Apple in this key area. The company continues to invest heavily in after-sales service, and that investment will always pay off big time. Samsung has gotten better and its on-device customer service feature is a nice addition, but it's still nothing like dealing with Apple support.

Many people are tied to Android and Google's ecosystem, which is perfectly fine. For these people, the Galaxy S8 is as good as it gets. Google's services are the best in the world, and they're free. While most Google products are available on iOS these days, they'll never be as deeply integrated on the iPhone as they are on Android phones. But if you want the best overall user experience from top to bottom, there's only one place to turn. Samsung's Galaxy S8 is impressive, but the reigning king hasn't yet been dethroned.



France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack' Click Here to Open in a New Window

France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun, in which 31 children were among the dead, showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that it was produced by Syrian laboratories. "There is no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced," Ayrault told journalists after the report was presented at a meeting of French defence chiefs.



US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Click Here to Open in a New Window

US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missileVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.



Now I Get It: Donald Trump’s Russian riddle Click Here to Open in a New Window

Now I Get It: Donald Trump’s Russian riddleThe story of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion by associates of Donald Trump, have produced a series of revelations that have dominated the headlines and television coverage of the Trump White House. Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff takes a closer look at this puzzling story as President Trump reaches 100 days in office.



Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops Click Here to Open in a New Window

Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: CopsMarinna Rollins can be heard laughing as she and her boyfriend took turns shooting her service dog, authorities said.



Mad frenzy grips the Korean Peninsula: In fight against North Korea, THAAD installed, but protests break out in South Korea Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea announced on Wednesday that the process of installing some of the key parts of the contentious U.S. missile defense system, has been completed. The anno
U.S. demonstrates nuclear capabilities: Unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile launched from California to target in Pacific Ocean Click Here to Open in a New Window
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bid to demonstrate its national nuclear capabilities, the U.S. launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday.The missile lifted off
Huge live-fire drill with 400 artillery pieces mark North Korean military anniversary, as South fears ‘strategic provocation’ Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL, South Korea - Amidst threats and constant saber-rattling between U.S. and North Korea, Pyongyang on Tuesday celebrated the anniversary of the country's military with a large-scale artill
Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks team on new album Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks appears on Lana Del Reys new album, NME reveals citing reports. Del Reys new album Lust For Life is expected to be released soon, although an o
Japan PM to visit Russia, UK amid North Korean tension Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects aimed at a possible breakthrough in their deca
Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index Click Here to Open in a New Window
Bulgaria is ranked lower in the World Press Freedom Index 2017 than any other European Union member, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report on the index, quoted by BGNES. This is due to
Which nations have nuclear weapons and how many: Business Insider Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Russia and the United States are the two foremost nuclear superpowers, according to an infographic, provided by Business Insider. Relations between the U.S. and Russia has reached a
Is war coming to North Korea' Click Here to Open in a New Window
The United States and North Korea are hurling threats at one another. In Japan, the sale of bomb shelters is booming. And in South Korea, a country that has seen this all before and is typically nonpl
Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will go on sale in June: report Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Last month, Samsung confirmed it would be selling refurbished Note 7 devices, and its become known when the phones will go on sale. According to a report from ET News (via SamMobile
South Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments Click Here to Open in a New Window
Seoul - South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality, something his supporters s
Louvre Museum to Bring Ancient Civilizations to Tehran Click Here to Open in a New Window
The director of Irans Museums and Historical Properties Office, Mohammad-Reza Kargar, declared that Louvre Museum, located in the French capital of Paris, plans to put its antiquities and artefacts o
Russia, China Criticize U.S. Over South Korea Deployment Click Here to Open in a New Window
Russia and China are criticizing Washington after the U.S. military started moving parts of a missile-defense system to a deployment site in South Korea amid tension with the North. Speaking at a sec





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