03/15/2015, 05:03 pm
Apple Watch has incited more mocking disbelief, concerned handwringing and passionate prognostications of doom--for Apple, for its buyers, for society in general--than any product since iPhone, with the potential exception of iPad. Maybe Apple is onto something here.
03/13/2015, 07:03 pm
Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).
03/11/2015, 12:03 pm
Google is taking a deeper step into the retail world with a newly-launched "store within a store," located in London, that will give the company a venue to promote products such as Android phones, Chromebooks, and the Chromecast.
03/10/2015, 06:03 pm
Two significant apps hit Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath landed on Mac.
03/06/2015, 10:03 am
A mass of 379 companies including Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their support for same-sex marriage, in advance of a landmark April hearing on the issue.
03/05/2015, 02:03 pm
Several important updates have been released at the iOS App Store, bringing share sheet functions to Gmail, a Saved Places tab to Foursquare, and a complete redesign of Imgur's official iPhone app.
03/04/2015, 03:03 pm
Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.
03/04/2015, 01:03 pm
The latest major company to step into the crowded set-top box market, where the Apple TV competes, is Nvidia, whose upcoming Shield media player will be powered by Google's Android TV platform.
03/04/2015, 12:03 am
Google is allegedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS, a move that would expand support for the wearables platform beyond Android handsets and enable iPhone and iPad owners to use products like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch.
03/03/2015, 09:03 am
Google is poised to lose billions in annual revenue if Apple does not renew a deal making Google the default search engine in iOS, according to a new memo by analysts at UBS, which attempts to predict the real-world impact of such a decision.
03/02/2015, 07:03 pm
At a hearing on Monday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh appeared satisfied with a $415 million proposal from Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies to settle allegations that anti-poaching agreements artificially capped employee wages.
03/02/2015, 04:03 pm
Despite initial promises by Google, and rival Apple implementing the technology in iOS 8 last September, new devices loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop are not using default full-disk encryption meant to prevent criminals, police, and spy agencies from getting unauthorized access to private data.
03/02/2015, 10:03 am
Search giant Google on Monday revealed plans to build a new mobile payments API into its Android mobile operating system, allowing developers to integrate the service -- dubbed Android Pay -- into their applications.
03/02/2015, 10:03 am
Speaking at a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Google's senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, confirmed earlier speculation and announced that the company is planning to launch its own carrier service with more details set to be announced in the coming months.
02/26/2015, 08:02 am
Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.
02/26/2015, 08:02 am
Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.
02/25/2015, 08:02 pm
Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry.
02/25/2015, 05:02 pm
Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.
02/24/2015, 03:02 pm
Apple and Google have all but destroyed the competition in the smartphone space, with the two companies' flagship mobile operating systems -- iOS and Android -- combining to power 96.3 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2014, new data indicates.
02/20/2015, 10:02 am
The prospective launch of Google's new YouTube Kids app could be a boon for families with young children, but those invested in Apple's iOS ecosystem find themselves on the outside looking in as the video site reportedly will not support the iPhone or iPad at launch.