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Samsung issues second, unsubstantiated denial of Galaxy S4, Note 3 benchmark cheating

10/03/2013, 01:10 pm

In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics.

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Official Google Music app for Apple's iOS to launch this month - report

10/03/2013, 12:10 pm

On the heels of Apple's iTunes Radio release, Google plans to launch a native iOS application for its Google Play Music All Access service on the App Store, according to a new report.

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Rampant cheating by Android knockoffs prompts AnTuTu to launch new benchmark

10/03/2013, 02:10 am

While some U.S. tech media reports have portrayed Samsung's benchmark fraud as a minor embarrassment related to numbers "nobody cares about," faking benchmarks is a big business in Asia, particularly among White Box Tablets, a market segment the U.S. tech media does consider relevant when talking about Apple's iPad market share of "shipments."

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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Apple finally allowed to restore German iCloud push email after 19 months of litigation

10/02/2013, 06:10 am

German iCloud users were sent their first email push notifications in over a year and a half on Tuesday, as Apple was finally allowed to reactivate the feature after winning a stay on a 2012 injunction leveled by Google's Motorola.

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Google Web Designer chases market established by Apple's iAd Producer

09/30/2013, 04:09 pm

Three years after Apple launched iAd Producer as a way to build interactive ads and other content using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS web standards, Google has launched a beta development tool of its own, which it calls Web Designer.

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Apple ends Coca-Cola's 13-year reign as world's most valuable brand

09/30/2013, 04:09 am

Apple has taken the top spot ahead of fellow tech giant Google and former number one Coca-Cola as the most valuable brand in the world, according to Interbrand's annual "Best Global Brands" report for 2013.

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Google makes Quickoffice free on iOS, Disney brings 'Infinity: Toy Box' to iPad

09/19/2013, 03:09 pm

Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users with Google accounts, and Disney has released an iPad companion app for its Disney Infinity console game.

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NFC-free Google Wallet debuts on Apple's iPhone

09/19/2013, 11:09 am

Google on Thursday released its Wallet transaction service for Apple's iPhone, giving users the ability to transfer money and store loyalty cards on their smartphone.

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Inside Apple's 64-bit iOS 7 and the prospects for a 64-bit Android

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's shift to 64-bit mobile devices in iOS 7 came as a surprise, but the company's information outlined for developers indicates that the shift to 64-bit mobile apps will bring significant benefits in the short term, something Google's Android appears challenged to replicate even in the long term.

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App roundup: GTA V gets companion app, Twitter redesign coming, Google Play Books nabs single sign-on

09/16/2013, 05:09 pm

Grand Theft Auto-loving iPhone owners can get an early taste of San Andreas thanks to a new companion app, while Twitter is said to be redesigning its own first-party title, and Google is improving functionality in Google Play Books for iOS.

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Photoshop Express gets new filters, Chrome iOS learns pronouns

09/13/2013, 03:09 pm

Adobe has updated its Photoshop Express app for iOS, giving it new filters and increased capabilities, and Google has tweaked Chrome for iOS to give it better search functionality.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

09/07/2013, 02:09 pm

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong.

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Apple's iOS grows mobile browsing share in US to dominant 65%

09/06/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's iOS has widened its lead over Google's Android in terms of mobile Web traffic share in the U.S., reaching 65 percent of the market, according to new data.

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New Call of Duty hits iOS, Ping remakes email, Google Drive gets redesign

09/05/2013, 01:09 pm

Activision has revealed a new Call of Duty game built for iOS devices, a new app Ping has reimagined certain aspects of email on mobile devices, and the Google Drive app has gotten a redesign bringing it in line with its other iOS apps.

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German court officially stays Google injunction of iCloud push email

09/03/2013, 10:09 pm

A German appeals court on Monday stayed the enforcement of an injunction Google's Motorola won against Apple's iCloud push email in the country, meaning services will likely resume in the near future.

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As Google's Android tops 1B activations, next version gets named 'KitKat'

09/03/2013, 03:09 pm

Google's Android operating system has now passed one billion total device activations, the company announced on Tuesday, and the milestone comes as the search giant is gearing up to release the next version of its popular mobile operating system, which will be named after a familiar chocolate treat.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Google buys smart watch maker WIMM to boost wearable device initiative [update: Confirmed]

08/30/2013, 05:08 pm

Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.

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