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Apple emojis are best in class, and some were designed in less than 30 minutes

Once Apple added Emoji keyboard support back in iOS 5, messaging for iPhone users was forever changed. Forget old-fashioned emoticons, Apple's emoji characters let iOS users send all sorts of quirky, helpful, and flat out weird icons with just a few taps. But what may not be readily apparent to...

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Google's Sundar Pichai rebuts accusation that Android is a "toxic hellstew" of vulnerabilities, likens Apple to Mercedes Benz

With Google's I/O conference set to get underway on Wednesday, Bloomberg Businessweek earlier today put up an interesting and sweeping profile of Sundar Pichai, the man Larry Page tapped to run Android following the departure of Andy Rubin. An extremely talented engineer seemingly beloved by...

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Those clever, witty Android users

I suppose it makes sense that the Android bot had a spare piece of the apple. After all, Android has always been the expert when it comes to fragmentation......

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The danger of using bogus IDC marketshare predictions to declare "Apple is losing to Android"

As anyone who follows the tech market closely can attest, marketshare predictions rarely play out as anticipated. To borrow a phrase from the political sphere, you might say that marketshare predictions are like cologne; fun to smell but dangerous to drink. Yet the blogosphere, for reasons that...

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Apple hit with lawsuit over disappearing iMessages for iPhone to Android switchers

Well, that sure didn't take long. Shortly after we highlighted how a number of iPhone to Android converts are no longer receiving text messages sent from other iPhones, Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over the matter. Bloomberg reports that a frustrated Android user filed suit against Apple...

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Apple's HIG in the iBookstore and other news for May 14, 2014

We've got some Wednesday afternoon news for you. Apple's HIG becomes a more convenient to read, iCloud angers a Norwegian watchdog group, Logic Pro X gets an update and some users are stuck in iMessage purgatory. Finally, iOS apps run on Android, but very, very slowly. Apple has published its...

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You may be accidentally sending friends a hairy heart emoji

This morning Matt Boch, the creative director for Fantasia Games, uncovered of possibly terrifying reality for iOS emoji addicts; you may accidentally be sending your friends an emoji of a hairy heart. It turns out when iOS users send a yellow emoji heart to the phone of a friend (or enemy I...

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A friendly reminder of the benefits of Apple's walled garden

The debate over which app marketplace model is best -- Apple's "walled garden" or Google's much more open approach -- will likely never be settled. For developers who favor the Play Store, the ability to immediately iterate on their apps and fix bugs without delay is fantastic, while App Store...

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"Stunning" maps show that mobile Twitter usage in big cities primarily comes from iPhones

Patently Apple shared the above map this week that shows Twitter usage in New York and New Jersey broken down by smartphone device. The photo above clearly shows that the iPhone is the smartphone of choice in Manhattan, though there remains a small stronghold of financial types in Midtown who...

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Internal email shows Apple was worried about maintaining iPhone growth in face of cheaper and larger screened alternatives

Phil Schiller wrapped up his testimony today, but not before Samsung attorneys showed the jury an internal Apple email which shows that the company was keenly aware that maintaining iPhone growth going forward was fraught with challenges. According to Ina Fried over at Re/Code, the email in...

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Steve Jobs email: "2011: Holy War with Google"

Steve Jobs was never one to mince words, which makes recently released emails from the former Apple CEO not all that surprising. In documents that have come to light as part of Apple and Samsung's second California trial, the Wall Street Journal highlights a October 2010 email from Jobs, in...

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Apples and Oranges: Amazon moves into the Apple TV space

Those of us who have been waiting for an Amazon Prime channel to finally show up on their Apple TV now have an explanation as to why it never arrived. Today Amazon introduced FireTV (US $99), an Amazon set-top box that seems perfectly situated to compete with Apple TV. Amazon cited a 350% growth...

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Apple reportedly considering on-demand music service and iTunes for Android

Apple may be considering a number of intriguing changes to its music strategy, according to a Billboard report published on Friday. The music publication relays that Apple has "opened exploratory" talks with record labels regarding the potential for an Apple-backed on-demand music streaming...

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Tim Cook talks Android, larger-screened iPhones and more in wide-ranging interview

The Wall Street Journal this past Friday published a wide-ranging interview with Tim Cook where the Apple CEO touched on topics as varied as larger iPhone screens, Android and Lenovo's recent purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google. First up, Cook was asked to address commonly held investor...

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Afternoon news roundup for December 30, 2013

Good evening! If you've been otherwise occupied today, here are some of the Apple stories that you may have missed this afternoon: Fitbit released an update to its iOS app bringing some minor changes in the UI, along with a big change -- the ability to use an iPhone 5s with its M7 motion...

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