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Topic: Android

Corellium exploits iOS jailbreak to install Android on iPhone

03/04/2020, 07:03 pm

Cybersecurity startup Corellium, which is being sued by Apple over alleged copyright infringement, on Wednesday revealed Project Sandcastle, a beta product that leverages the checkra1n jailbreak to launch a version of Android on older iPhone models.

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Huawei hit hard by coronavirus in China, new criminal charges in U.S.

02/14/2020, 08:02 am

There's lots of bad news piling up for Huawei, the firm often considered to be Android's best hope of challenging Apple's leadership in smartphone design and business competency.

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Coronavirus to hit Android's hopes for 5G, folding screens the hardest

02/13/2020, 09:02 am

As Apple deals with interruption of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, its Android competitors face all the same issues; except that they make far less money and operate on much thinner margins across fragile shipment volumes.

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iCloud.com update adds native mobile browser support for Android and iOS

02/04/2020, 10:02 am

The iCloud.com website now works natively on mobile browsers for both iOS and Android, giving users access to some of iCloud's most popular features to Android devices such as Find iPhone via a mobile-friendly interface.

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Ring's app caught spying on users, sharing data with third-parties

01/28/2020, 02:01 pm

Amazon's Ring for Android app is loaded with third-party trackers harvesting a "plethora" of customer data, a new investigation claims -- and an Amazon engineer for the product wants it completely shut down.

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Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

01/15/2020, 08:01 am

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required -- and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

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App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales

01/02/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's App Store enjoyed a bumper holiday season, with iPhone and iPad users spending more on Christmas 2019 than in 2018 by 16%, a rise that has also helped boost global app spending across all of December over the previous year.

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Editorial: How Steve Jobs' 'Thoughts On Flash' gave iPad a head start in tablets

11/12/2019, 12:11 pm

In 2010, Steve Jobs detailed why Apple would not be investing any efforts to make Adobe Flash run on iPad. Rather than agreeing, Apple's competitors seized on Flash as something they could hold up as an exclusive feature that Apple's iOS products lacked. That strategy backfired badly.

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A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

11/07/2019, 10:11 am

Apple's A4 project helped deliver the custom silicon for the very first iPad, positioning the company in a race against time with the world's leading mobile chip designers. Although it ran into stiff competition along the way, Apple succeeded with an implementation that was markedly different from its peers. Here's how they did it.

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Apple's iPad still leading global tablet market despite Amazon surge

11/06/2019, 10:11 am

Apple has continued to maintain its dominance in the global tablet market in the last quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, but major online retailer Amazon has overtaken Samsung to become its nearest rival, in part due to its promotion of Prime Day.

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How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth

11/05/2019, 09:11 am

The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories often resulted in inaccurate conclusions, because the OS platform wasn't the only important factor in picking winners and losers.

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Editorial: Apple Pay passes PayPal, tramples Google Pay & Samsung Pay

10/31/2019, 10:10 am

Apple Pay transactions reached above three billion in the September quarter, enough to surpass PayPal. Apple Pay growth is also leaving behind far less popular Android NFC payment alternatives promoted by Google and Samsung.

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Editorial: Following Fold fiasco, Samsung fields a flexible flip-phone

10/30/2019, 06:10 am

At its annual Samsung Developer Conference, Google's leading Android licensee is working hard to be taken seriously as a software platform vendor on its own, highlighting Bixby, SmartThings, a closer copying of Apple's iOS appearance, and new plans to license Tizen OS to other TV makers. Yet most of its attention is centered on a few seconds of a video depicting the concept of a flip-phone.

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iPhone 11 sales continue to cut down Android's market share globally

10/23/2019, 08:10 am

Apple has increased its presence in the five most important European markets against Android, a study of smartphone OS data reveals, with the international use of iOS rising on the strength of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.

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iPhone 11 versus Pixel 4 -- Benchmark and hands on comparison

10/22/2019, 01:10 pm

Google's Pixel 4 is the ideal, undiluted Android experience, and has features to separate itself from the rest of the pack. AppleInsider puts it side-by-side versus Apple's iPhone 11 lineup to see how they compare in specs and benchmarks.

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Editorial: Why the Apple A13 Bionic blows past Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

10/22/2019, 12:10 pm

It is no great surprise that Apple's iPhone 11 A13 Bionic chip continues to tromp Qualcomm's fastest mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The slower non-Plus variant of that chip is used in many premium Androids including most of Samsung's Galaxy S10 models as well as Google's Pixel 4. What's more interesting is why Apple is ahead, and what it means for future generations of technology.

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Duet Display update will allow Mac users to extend displays to Android tablets

10/02/2019, 07:10 am

Shortly before Apple releases its Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina to allow Mac screen mirroring and extension onto iPads, the makers Duet Display are soon to release a version that will allow users to use an Android tablet as a Mac display.

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Exploit resellers report glut of iOS vulnerabilities, will pay more for Android bugs

09/03/2019, 09:09 pm

Software vulnerability brokers have lowered payout rates for iOS exploits, saying a recent "flood" of iPhone zero-days makes the bugs less valuable than comparable attacks designed to penetrate Android.

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Apple Music for Android beta adds Chromecast support, radio stations

08/28/2019, 07:08 am

The most recent version of the Apple Music beta app for Android has added Chromecast support, an often-requested feature by participants.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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