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Editorial: Apple's market disruption savvy is bad news for Android

04/06/2013, 08:04 am

There's more than one way to disrupt a market's status quo, and all forms of disruption aren't equally valuable, as indicated by the value created by Apple's iPhone compared to Google's Android platform.

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Judge denies class action certification in poaching lawsuit involving Apple, Google

04/05/2013, 10:04 am

Former employees of Apple, Google, and a number of other tech companies cannot yet claim class action status in their suit accusing the companies of illegal conspiracy not to poach each other's employees.

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Apple's 'slide to unlock' patent invalidated by German court

04/04/2013, 06:04 pm

As part of an ongoing German patent struggle, Motorola on Thursday won a ruling from the country's Federal Patent Court, which said found all claims of Apple's "slide to unlock" user interface property invalid, though the decision can be appealed.

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Apple extends lead over Samsung, gains on Google in U.S. smartphone market

04/04/2013, 04:04 pm

According to a fresh report from comScore, Apple has shown positive growth in the important U.S. smartphone market for the first months of 2013, boosting hardware shipments to outpace rival Samsung and eating up mobile OS share to the detriment of Google's Android.

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Fragmentation means nearly half of Android users won't get Facebook Home

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

The "openness" of Google's Android platform may have made Facebook's new Home experience possible, but the fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run its new Home feature.

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Google forks WebKit with new 'Blink' rendering engine for Chrome

04/03/2013, 07:04 pm

Google on Wednesday announced it will be forking the Apple-backed WebKit to create Blink, a rendering engine that will power the search giant's Chromium initiative, and consequently the Chrome Web browser, moving forward.

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Google preps revamped Nexus 7 to take on iPad mini

04/03/2013, 03:04 pm

Google is reportedly working on a successor to the Nexus 7, one aimed at taking the fight back to both Apple's iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle Fire by shrinking the bezel to accommodate a larger and higher-resolution display.

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Google blames supposedly buried iTunes links on technical difficulties, fix on the way

04/02/2013, 09:04 pm

Hours after media outlets caught wind of a potential search issue relating to direct iTunes App Store links, Google has issued a statement saying the problem has to do with fetching pages from iTunes' web servers.

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Google makes Quickoffice available for iPhone in latest update

04/02/2013, 06:04 pm

After months of waiting, Google has finally released a version of its Quickoffice app that is compatible with Apple's iPhone, allowing Apps for Business customers to collaborate with colleagues who haven't made the switch to Google Docs.

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Google search reportedly 'de-ranking' direct iTunes app store links

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

Reports on Tuesday point to a possible "de-ranking" of direct iTunes App Store links in Google's search results, with some titles not showing up for six or more pages unless the word "iTunes" is entered in the text box.

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Mid-sized smartphones like Apple's iPhone see most usage, 'phablets' a fad - report

04/01/2013, 12:04 pm

Smartphones around the size of Apple's iPhones are seeing the most regular usage among device owners, a new study says, while larger-screened phablets are something of a fad.

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Gmail for iOS update brings new interface features to iPhone, iPad

03/27/2013, 02:03 pm

On Wednesday, Google released an update for its Gmail app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, adding new interface actions to bring the app closer to feature parity with its Android counterpart.

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Rumor: Amazon smartphone to sport 4.7-inch display, launch this year

03/27/2013, 11:03 am

Amazon is allegedly working on its own smartphone, which could launch as soon as the second quarter of2013 with a 4.7-inch display.

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Google's push Gmail changes surprise new iPhone buyers, Apple store reps

03/25/2013, 04:03 pm

Despite word from Google months ago that it would be discontinuing Exchange support, many users buying new iOS devices have been surprised to discover that push email no longer works with Gmail accounts in Apple's default Mail application.

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Google+ for iOS gets photo editing, filters in update

03/25/2013, 01:03 pm

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of its Google+ social networking app, introducing basic photo editing and Instagram-like filters, as well as a few other additions.

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Apple's $20M purchase of WiFiSLAM snubs Google's Android for indoor map tech

03/25/2013, 11:03 am

Apple's latest acquisition, WiFiSLAM, was an Android-centric indoor location positioning tool for developers that has now been taken off the market.

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Chromebook pixel count spurs Apple marketing shift

03/24/2013, 11:03 am

Google's Chromebook Pixel outperforms Apple's Retina MacBooks in one particular spec, and Apple recently changed the way it markets its notebooks to reflect that reality.

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Editorial: Google’s Android powered by remarkable new 'Flawgic'

03/23/2013, 03:03 am

Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software. And just as Android hardware and software has looked to Apple for inspiration, this compelling new “flexibly adaptive logic” is also related to something that first originated within Apple.

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Google, LG also rumored to be working on own smart watch devices

03/22/2013, 12:03 pm

Speculation that wearable smart watches are the "next big thing" in tech continues to mount, as a pair of new reports claim both Google and LG are working on their own wrist accessories.

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Eric Schmidt hints Apple is blocking iOS Google Now, but Google hasn't submitted app [ux2]

03/21/2013, 02:03 pm

Asked whether iPhone and iPad users could expect to see Google's predictive search feature, Google Now, appearing on their devices, Google chairman Eric Schmidt insinuated that the company had already submitted such an app for Apple approval, but Apple has since indicated that the app has in fact not been submitted [updated].

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