Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft
07/06/2015, 12:07 am
Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.
06/23/2015, 12:06 pm
With just a week to go before the launch of Apple Music, a new ad-supported free streaming version of Google Play Music, centered around curated radio stations, is now available in the U.S.
06/16/2015, 05:06 am
The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.
06/07/2015, 05:06 pm
While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.
05/30/2015, 09:05 pm
From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.
05/28/2015, 05:05 pm
On the first day of its I/O developer conference Google made a series of iOS-related announcements, including making Inbox available to everyone, bringing its Cardboard virtual reality technology to the platform, and announcing updates to the iOS versions of Maps and the Places API.
05/28/2015, 02:05 pm
During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.
05/28/2015, 01:05 pm
Seeking to connect everything around us, from household appliances to public parking meters, Google on Thursday announced Brillo, a low-level operating system that can run on a range of devices, as well as Weave, a communications layer that will allow devices to talk to one another.
05/27/2015, 10:05 am
Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google's mobile ad revenue to users of Apple's devices.
05/22/2015, 12:05 pm
The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.
05/21/2015, 03:05 pm
After a slow start, the market for laptops running Google's Chrome OS -- known as Chromebooks -- has begun to pick up steam, new data indicates, with education customers representing a sizable majority of orders.
05/18/2015, 01:05 pm
The lead designer on Google Search has taken up a new position as the lead designer on Cardboard, the company's low-cost, smartphone-based virtual reality headset project.
05/18/2015, 11:05 am
For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.
Coppertino launches Loop cloud music storage, Google Docs and Slides for iOS get direct image capture
05/13/2015, 03:05 pm
Coppertino on Wednesday launched a new cloud music locker called Loop, while Google updated its Docs and Slides iOS apps to enable inserting freshly-snapped photos.
05/13/2015, 02:05 pm
All Mac and Windows users of Chrome will soon have to get their browser extensions from the Chrome Web Store, regardless which release channel they're on, Google announced on Wednesday.
05/11/2015, 08:05 am
Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.
05/06/2015, 01:05 pm
Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group -- aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine -- is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.
05/05/2015, 04:05 pm
The European Commission is beginning a probe into how major technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google exploit their market power, a move that could potentially lead to new regulations, a report said on Tuesday.
04/22/2015, 02:04 pm
Owners of Google's Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone now have a new option for wireless service, as the company officially announced its long-awaited mobile service, dubbed Project Fi, on Wednesday.
04/22/2015, 07:04 am
Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.