08/03/2013, 02:08 pm
Google has dipped its toes into the home media space before with Google TV, Project Tungsten and the Nexus Q, but the company has yet to see success in the living room. Is the Chromecast destined to be the commercial success Google has been looking for?
07/31/2013, 02:07 am
Maps in iOS 7 will gain a full screen mode that emphasizes how Apple's 3D Flyover imagery is much easier to navigate, more detailed and significantly more up-to-date than even the desktop 3D offerings of leading map vendors Google and Nokia, let alone their mobile app offerings.
07/30/2013, 03:07 pm
Google was recently caught citing a flawed study to claim that its Nexus 7 tablet had become the most popular tablet device in Japan earlier this year, even though that study didn't count iPad sales originating in Apple's direct sales, or two of the largest carriers in that country.
07/30/2013, 01:07 am
In a filing on Monday, Apple and Google's Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case slated to go to trial in 2014, narrowing claims to a total of 8 patents-in-suit.
07/29/2013, 02:07 am
The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.
07/28/2013, 05:07 pm
Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.
07/27/2013, 12:07 pm
Apple's new automotive initiative with iOS in the Car a prime focus for the company. Here's a look at the strategy behind it, and the company's options for bringing the new feature to market next year.
07/26/2013, 06:07 pm
In a new filing lodged with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week, Apple claims Google's Motorola demanded unreasonable rates for tech based on deemed standard essential patents, with fees 12 times higher than what Motorola charged other companies.
07/26/2013, 05:07 am
While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.
07/25/2013, 02:07 pm
Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.
07/24/2013, 03:07 pm
Google continued its push into hardware manufacturing on Tuesday by announcing Chromecast, a new streaming device that will go head-to-head with the Apple TV set-top box for just over a third of its price.
07/24/2013, 02:07 pm
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Google in which it will license standard-essential patents it obtained from Motorola under FRAND terms.
07/24/2013, 02:07 pm
Google on Wednesday fired a shot across Apple's bow, unveiling a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet that's aimed at outdoing Apple's iPad mini at a lower price.
07/23/2013, 03:07 pm
Opera Mediaworks has released its latest "State of the Mobile Web" report, noting that Apple's iOS platform continues to generate the most revenue, with iPhone maintaining a slight lead over all Android phones combined and the iPad capturing over 92 percent of tablet ad revenue.
07/22/2013, 06:07 pm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gave notice on Monday that it will hear a cross-appeal of Judge Richard Posner's 2012 decision to dismiss an Apple v. Motorola FRAND patent case, with appeal proceedings scheduled for September.
07/22/2013, 02:07 pm
New mobile Web browsing data shows that iOS users remain far more active on the Internet than their Android counterparts, with Apple's devices accounting for nearly two-thirds of all domestic mobile website traffic.
07/22/2013, 02:07 pm
Samsung will host its own developer conference this October in San Francisco, promoting its own Software Development Kits and tools rather than simply remaining a passive licensee of Google's Android and Chrome OS.
07/22/2013, 01:07 pm
HopStop, the transit navigation app Apple acquired last Friday, dropped support for Windows Phone over the weekend, leaving users of the platform miffed.
07/22/2013, 11:07 am
As Apple prepares its latest enhancements to Maps with iOS 7, Google has released its own major update for Google Maps on iOS. Here's how the two compare in location data and local search, our fourth segment looking at mobile maps.
Google misses Q2 earnings estimates despite revenue and profit rise, Microsoft loses $900M on Surface RT
07/18/2013, 05:07 pm
Two tech giants and Apple competitors revealed their earnings for the past quarter today, with Google missing estimates despite solid revenues and improved profit, while one of Microsoft's first in-house tablet attempt was shown to be a certifiable failure.