Why did Apple fall down 24 places in an annual company reputation ranking?

Apple has fallen 24 places – from 5th to 29th – in the annual Reputation Quotient made by analytics company The Harris Poll.

The survey had 25,800 consumers in the US voice their opinion on which company they thought had the best reputation. For the second year in a row the winner is Amazon. The company seems to be getting more and more love each year, and the first place confirms it all. There’s something interesting though and it’s regarding Apple ranking. Last year the company was 5th, but has since fallen down 24 positions, getting the 29th place this year.
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Google may soon allow Maps users to add or remove places they visited

Google has just released a new beta version of Maps for Android and it looks like the app comes with a very important feature that’s not available in the stable iteration. The new feature will allow Google Maps users to manually add or remove places they have visited at any given time.

If you check your Google Maps app under “Your places” and “Visited” tabs, you’ll notice there’s a list of places where you’ve been. However, taping the three dots to the right of each place won’t allow you to remove, you’ll just be able to view them in your Timeline.

The good news the beta version of …

'Saturday Night Live' took 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' to dark and weird places this week


The internet loves Fresh Prince of Bel-Air nostalgia, so it seems pretty clear Saturday Night Live created this parody just for us.

In the sketch’s redone and significantly expanded Fresh Prince opening credits, Chris Redd-as-Will Smith weaves a suspenseful tale. The west Philadelphia troubles that sent him packing to sunny Bel-Air came with a side of vengeance from the local gun-and-drug-running gang he crossed.

The story only gets weirder from there. Come for the darkest timeline take on Fresh Prince, stay for Redd’s damn near perfect Will Smith gyrations. Read more…

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Samsung confirms existence of 2017 Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models in the most unexpected of places

The Samsung Galaxy J series are some of the most popular budget-friendly phones available on the market, so it’s hardly shocking that the company is refreshing its entire J line in 2017.

So far, this year’s Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models received FCC certifications, while numerous leaks also allegedly revealed details about their specs and design. All of these things indicate that the trio’s announcement is imminent, and now, Samsung has even officially confirmed their existence, albeit in a surprising place. 
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$130 ZTE Max XL launched on Boost Mobile, packing surprisingly generous specs in places

ZTE is on a roll this week, attacking the budget sector with reasonably well thought-out phones. After releasing the $199 Blade Max 3, the Chinese brand is going to launch a new prepaid phone on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile – the ZTE Max XL. Embargoed information leaked online, describing a $130 phone with some surprisingly solid hardware for the price. The device features a 6-inch 1080p-resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

There’s a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera, along with a 3390mAh battery. The ZTE Max …

MWC '17 booth toor: a gallery of faces and places

MWC is a grand and colorful exhibition. Companies don’t simply put a bunch of demo units on pedestals and docks and leave the attendees to experience them on their own. Far from it. They design shiny, fabulous booths, play loud music, hire artistic and communicative representatives, and even fly in some of their in-house talent so they can talk up their new products right on the spot.

Fancy booths and blinking lights aside, we’s like to appreciate the numerous company reps who worked tirelessly with us and other attendees, presenting the products and just making MWC a wonderful …