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Google finally agrees that Apple's 'walled garden' is a good idea

Apple's App Store is "big brother" and the Google Play Store is the wild west where anything goes, right? Not anymore, as Google is implementing a very Apple-like screening process for all new Android TV apps before they land on the digital marketplace. As Android Police reports, Google's new...

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With Disney Movies Anywhere app, you can buy on iTunes and watch on Android

As it turns out, Apple and Google can actually work together in the interest of enhancing the customer experience. Who knew? As relayed by the Wall Street Journal today, Apple and Google recently inked a deal whereby users who purchase a Disney movie via iTunes can also view it on Android...

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Apple reminds us how much less fragmented iOS is, digs at Android

iOS has the advantage of being a far less fragmented platform than its primary competitor, and Craig Federighi took the stage at Apple's special event today to remind us of that very fact. Using the adoption of iOS 8 as an example, Federighi noted that Apple's latest mobile OS has reached 48% of...

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iPhone 6 models expected to spur wave of Android switchers

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale today and the lines at Apple Stores around the world are absolutely insane. At Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, for example, the line at one point spanned a full 12 city blocks. It's safe to say that the iPhone 6 models are quite...

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Apple launches page to help Android users migrate to iPhone

Are you thinking about making the switch from Android to iOS? Apple has made it easier than ever to take your information with you thanks to a new migration support page for Android users. Simply select the kind of media you're looking to transfer and Apple will explain how to move it, and which...

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Maker of $6,700 Android phone says the Apple Watch lacks prestige

Since Apple unveiled its brand new smartwatch just a few days ago, key individuals in a number of related industries have felt the need to weigh in on whether or not they think it will be a success. One man with a less than favorable outlook is Jean-Claude Biver, who oversees the TAG Heuer,...

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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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