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Topic: Android

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Though extremely Apple-centric, Apple Music has been installed by over 40 million Android users worldwide, new research estimates suggest.

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Apple Music for Android gets Chromebook support, new Browse tab in latest update

03/25/2019, 11:03 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update to Apple Music for Android, delivering Chromebook compatibility and user interface tweaks that arrived on iOS last week.

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Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

03/13/2019, 08:03 pm

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

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WebAuthn becomes official hardware login standard for browsers like Apple's Safari

03/05/2019, 10:03 am

The World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have certified WebAuthn as an official Web standard, allowing users of compatible browsers -- Safari among them -- to turn to hardware logins instead of passwords.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of iPhone

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of taking its existing technologies and creating new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of iPhone.

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Apple in 2019: surviving iPhone challenges like the 1990s Microsoft

02/23/2019, 10:02 am

As Apple begins a new year of operations, a media narrative is unfolding that Apple must ditch its reliance on premium hardware-- and particularly iPhone-- to desperately scramble its way into Services for the scraps left behind Netflix in a world of commodity devices. But the reality is actually a lot less dramatic for Apple, which has already proven an unusual ability to deftly adapt to changes in the industry. Compare its position today with that of Microsoft twenty years ago.

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Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them

02/20/2019, 11:02 am

NikeOwners of the Nike Adapt BB, self-lacing sneakers that can be tied and loosened via a smartphone app, are reporting their high-tech footwear has been bricked by the Android version of the app, an issue caused through a faulty delivery of new firmware.

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Google's upcoming Android Q might include support for Face ID-like authentication

01/28/2019, 05:01 pm

According to leaked code, Google appears set to implement native support for advanced facial recognition sensors in the upcoming Android Q update that, like Face ID, can be used to unlock a device and make purchases.

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Apple Music for Android gets tablet support in version 2.7

01/24/2019, 09:01 pm

Android tablet users can now listen to Apple Music on their devices thanks to an update Apple pushed out on Thursday that brings native functionality to slates running Google's operating system.

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Samsung has a long history of mocking Apple before copying it

01/14/2019, 09:01 am

Stop us if you've heard this one. Apple makes some change to its iPhones, Samsung's PR company mocks the very idea -- and finally Samsung copies it. Sometimes the company keeps a low profile, sometimes it shouts about Apple's missteps, but always, always Samsung then goes the same way.

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When Apple introduced the iPhone on Jan 9, 2007, it was the ultimate 'computer for the rest of us'

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

On January 9, 2007, in the shadow of the CES, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. You know that it was an extraordinary and flawless demo from the outside, but what you don't remember is everything else that was launched -- nor how part of the keynote did go wrong.

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Bent iPad Pros, an exploded iPhone XS Max, and Apple Music spreads to Alexa -- Apple's December 2018 in review

01/01/2019, 10:01 am

Looking back at the last month of 2018, Apple revealed how its technology was literally saving lives. However, it also had to contend with lawsuits and a new PR misstep with its iPad Pro.

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The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?

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Apple Music poised to get native Android tablet interface

12/03/2018, 09:12 am

A native tablet interface and other significant UI changes for Apple Music on Android are now in beta, as Apple works to keep the client up to par with the iOS version.

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Why Apple is now focusing on users, not units in Fiscal 2019

12/03/2018, 08:12 am

Across the last 20 years, Apple has shifted from selling Macs in a world dominated by Windows PCs to being a dominant global brand that services a vast installed base that's more valuable, influential, and lucrative than Windows was at its peak. Apple wants its investors to understand that, and is now challenging the media narrative that suggests it running an unsustainable race against various manufacturers churning out ever-increasing volumes of hardware units.

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Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

11/15/2018, 10:11 am

Facebook on Thursday issued a denial of several claims in a recent New York Times report, which for instance said that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so incensed by jabs from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he ordered executives to use Android devices instead of iPhones.

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How to transfer data from an Android phone to an iPhone using Apple's 'Move to iOS' app

10/26/2018, 10:10 am

Android smartphone owners who have just acquired an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max may be daunted by the prospect of moving their digital life over to their new device. Apple offers assistance in the form of the "Move to iOS" Android app, which can help port the essential data across.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

10/19/2018, 10:10 am

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

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