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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 appa...

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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 quest...

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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 antici...

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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 servi...

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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 con...

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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 coproces...

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When Google engineers first learned about the iPhone: 'What we had suddenly looked just so . . . nineties'

The iPhone turned the tech world on its head and ushered in the modern era of the smartphone. In unveiling the iPhone, Apple not only captured the attention of the masses, but also delivered a huge kick in the arse to competitors who quickly realized that their current product roadmaps were instan...

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It's official: iOS 7 dominated 2013

We've been scanning the iOS version distribution data from Chitika since iOS 7 first launched in September, watching with amazement as the latest mobile operating system from Apple quickly pulled down almost 50 percent adoption within a month of release. Now Chitika has released findings for the e...

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Apple's US smartphone share climbs to 40.6%

Apple's share of the US smartphone market climbed from July to October of this year, but only by a small margin, according to new data from comScore. The newest report showed a 0.2 percentage point increase for Apple, moving from 40.4 percent to 40.6 percent, and the company remains the top smartp...

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When it comes to supporting older devices, iOS outshines Android by a mile

The iOS/Android debate often devolves into a basic analysis of market share. This makes sense given that market share analytics provide a simple and easy-to-digest manner with which to compare the two competing platforms. But market share only tells one part of the story. In detailing the strength ...

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AllCast app allows Android users to stream video to Apple TV

A new app for Android allows users to stream video content from their Android devices to Apple TV. The app, called AllCast, was created by ClockworkMod dev Koushik Dutta and is currently in beta. Once AllCast is installed on your Android device, simply go to the cast button in a video and select A...

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Eric Schmidt posts guide on switching from iPhone to Android

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has posted an iPhone-to-Android switcher's guide on his Google+ page. The guide seems to be written at the most basic level of smartphone comprehension and contains some rather dubious doozies, like the suggestion that Android phones "...have a much more intuitive inte...

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Android to iPhone trend accelerating

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released new data highlighting, among other things, that an increasing number of Android users are making the leap to the iPhone. AppleInsider was able to access the entirety of the report and relayed a few of the more notable details. Specifically,...

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Thoughts on the Google Nexus 7 from the perspective of a longtime iOS user [updated]

I bought my first iPhone in 2008 and my first iPad in 2010, and I've upgraded both devices several times since then. Over the last five years, iOS has easily been my second-most used operating system by hours of usage after Windows (which I have to use for my day job as a Java developer). I've nev...

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