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Apple ends Coca-Cola's 13-year reign as world's most valuable brand

09/30/2013, 04:09 am

Apple has taken the top spot ahead of fellow tech giant Google and former number one Coca-Cola as the most valuable brand in the world, according to Interbrand's annual "Best Global Brands" report for 2013.

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Google makes Quickoffice free on iOS, Disney brings 'Infinity: Toy Box' to iPad

09/19/2013, 03:09 pm

Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users with Google accounts, and Disney has released an iPad companion app for its Disney Infinity console game.

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NFC-free Google Wallet debuts on Apple's iPhone

09/19/2013, 11:09 am

Google on Thursday released its Wallet transaction service for Apple's iPhone, giving users the ability to transfer money and store loyalty cards on their smartphone.

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Inside Apple's 64-bit iOS 7 and the prospects for a 64-bit Android

09/17/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's shift to 64-bit mobile devices in iOS 7 came as a surprise, but the company's information outlined for developers indicates that the shift to 64-bit mobile apps will bring significant benefits in the short term, something Google's Android appears challenged to replicate even in the long term.

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App roundup: GTA V gets companion app, Twitter redesign coming, Google Play Books nabs single sign-on

09/16/2013, 05:09 pm

Grand Theft Auto-loving iPhone owners can get an early taste of San Andreas thanks to a new companion app, while Twitter is said to be redesigning its own first-party title, and Google is improving functionality in Google Play Books for iOS.

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Photoshop Express gets new filters, Chrome iOS learns pronouns

09/13/2013, 03:09 pm

Adobe has updated its Photoshop Express app for iOS, giving it new filters and increased capabilities, and Google has tweaked Chrome for iOS to give it better search functionality.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

09/07/2013, 02:09 pm

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong.

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Apple's iOS grows mobile browsing share in US to dominant 65%

09/06/2013, 08:09 am

Apple's iOS has widened its lead over Google's Android in terms of mobile Web traffic share in the U.S., reaching 65 percent of the market, according to new data.

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New Call of Duty hits iOS, Ping remakes email, Google Drive gets redesign

09/05/2013, 01:09 pm

Activision has revealed a new Call of Duty game built for iOS devices, a new app Ping has reimagined certain aspects of email on mobile devices, and the Google Drive app has gotten a redesign bringing it in line with its other iOS apps.

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German court officially stays Google injunction of iCloud push email

09/03/2013, 10:09 pm

A German appeals court on Monday stayed the enforcement of an injunction Google's Motorola won against Apple's iCloud push email in the country, meaning services will likely resume in the near future.

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As Google's Android tops 1B activations, next version gets named 'KitKat'

09/03/2013, 03:09 pm

Google's Android operating system has now passed one billion total device activations, the company announced on Tuesday, and the milestone comes as the search giant is gearing up to release the next version of its popular mobile operating system, which will be named after a familiar chocolate treat.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Google buys smart watch maker WIMM to boost wearable device initiative [update: Confirmed]

08/30/2013, 05:08 pm

Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.

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6 months after Andy Rubin's exit, another top executive leaves Google's Android team

08/29/2013, 09:08 am

One of the most high-profile members of Google's Android team has left the company for a handset maker in China, just over six months after Andy Rubin, former head of Android development, took on a new position.

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Twitter, Gmail, iPlayer apps for iOS all receive updates

08/28/2013, 03:08 pm

Three major iOS apps saw updates today, with Google continuing to tighten service integration in its iOS offerings, the BBC's iPlayer getting AirPlay integration, and Twitter seeing a few interface changes.

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Official Google app lets Chromecast owners set up streaming device from iPhone, iPad

08/27/2013, 12:08 pm

Google on Tuesday released the official Chromecast application for iOS, giving iPhone and iPad users the ability to set up the HDTV dongle from their mobile device.

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US government warns of Android's dominance in mobile malware

08/27/2013, 09:08 am

A new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security highlights the fact that Google's Android platform accounts for the vast majority of mobile malware, warning government agencies that Android phones should have antivirus software installed as a precaution.

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Apple's Siri now takes swipes at Google's 'half-empty' Glass

08/26/2013, 12:08 pm

Apple has updated its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, to make playful comments disparaging Google's head-worn accessory, Glass, calling it "half empty" and telling users they've "got the wrong assistant."

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YouTube for iOS gets multitasking, Radical.FM takes on Pandora with pay-what-you-can model

08/20/2013, 04:08 pm

Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities, and a new music service is taking on established brands like Pandora and Spotify with a "pay what you can" business model.

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