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Android-based TV sticks activate as tablets, prove popular for bootleg videos in Asia

11/18/2013, 09:11 am

Android-based USB and HDMI TV sticks that incorrectly activate as tablets have proven popular in Asia, where they are reportedly used to pirate video content --and could be inaccurately skewing Android's tablet market share at the cost of Apple's iPad.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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Official Google Play Music app debuts on Apple's iOS

11/15/2013, 12:11 pm

After months of delays, Google's iTunes Match competitor and all-you-can-listen subscription music service officially made its way to the iOS App Store on Friday, providing access to both All Access subscriptions as well as standard Google Play Music features.

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Pfizer transitioning 'huge' number of BlackBerry-using employees to iPhone & Android

11/15/2013, 08:11 am

With a belief that Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is in its death throes, major corporations and organizations continue to transition their employees away from the platform, with the latest discontinuation coming from pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year

11/11/2013, 01:11 pm

One year after the release of Apple's own iOS 6 mapping service, user data continues to show a precipitous decline in Google Maps among iOS users.

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Apple scores back to back wins vs. Google's Motorola in German, ITC patent cases

11/08/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple gained two favorable court decisions in its patent battles with Google's Motorola subsidiary today, one in Germany and other at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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Apple updates Mavericks to bring Gmail stability fixes for Mail app

11/07/2013, 04:11 pm

Apple continued Thursday's update parade with fixes for compatibility and stability problems that have plagued users who access Gmail accounts using Mail.app in Mavericks.

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Google Now for iOS updated with notifications, reminders, improved voice search

11/05/2013, 01:11 pm

Google on Tuesday pushed an update to the Google Search app, bringing formerly Android-only features like handsfree "OK, Google" voice search to the iOS variant of the company's Google Now digital life assistant.

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Google, Samsung and others sued by Rockstar consortium over Nortel patents

10/31/2013, 08:10 pm

After losing an auction for Nortel's cache of patents in 2011, Google is being sued by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major member, for infringing those same properties.

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Google unveils new Nexus 5 with M7-like motion tracker, Android 4.4 KitKat

10/31/2013, 02:10 pm

At a Friday event in San Francisco, Google took the covers off their newest Nexus-series handset and unwrapped the next version of Android, version 4.4, or "KitKat."

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Google deploying floating structures at ports on east and west coast

10/29/2013, 05:10 pm

Mysterious Google-owned, barge-borne structures made of slotted-together cargo containers have recently appeared on both coasts, and speculation as to the structures' purpose is running wild.

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Google reportedly enters home stretch of smartwatch development, launch 'within months'

10/29/2013, 09:10 am

Android's benefactor has begun talks with Asian manufacturers to mass-produce a wrist-worn smart watch device "within months," according to a new report.

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Judge grants class action certification in Apple, Google anti-poaching lawsuit

10/25/2013, 09:10 pm

A U.S. District Court judge has granted class-certification to a group of over 64,000 workers who claim Apple, Google and two other tech companies illegally held down wages by conspiring to not poach each other's workers.

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USA Today prints contemptuous trashing of Apple's latest iOS 7 release

10/18/2013, 07:10 pm

A major U.S. newspaper has compiled a scathing dismissal of iOS 7 as Apple's "most troubled," although it provided no actual metrics of the issues or a comparison of the release's reported problems to those seen in previous versions.

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Apple's multitouch 'Steve Jobs patent' revalidated in full by USPTO

10/17/2013, 06:10 pm

Some nine months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a tentative first Office action invalidating an Apple multitouch patent credited in part to cofounder Steve Jobs, the body has reversed its initial determination to confirm all claims as patentable.

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Google Maps for iOS update speeds access to navigation, adds new languages

10/15/2013, 02:10 pm

Google on Tuesday pushed an update to their iOS maps application that tweaks the user interface when selecting a route for navigation, adds support for additional languages, and provides a new "Tips and Tricks" help section.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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Unable to catch Apple TV, Google TV said to rebrand under Android soon

10/10/2013, 10:10 pm

Adoption of the Google TV platform trails Apple's Apple TV device by a wide margin, and now the search company may be ready to rebrand its television offerings under the Android name in an effort to spark consumer interest.

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Judge dismisses class-action suit against Google for bypassing Safari privacy controls

10/10/2013, 09:10 pm

A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by users of Apple's Safari browser, finding that the plaintiffs could not prove that the search giant had caused any real harm when it circumvented Apple's security measures in order to store cookies in the browser.

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