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Apple and Google are getting on better





Google and Apple seems to be improving their relationship. It is proved by Google's chairman Eric Schmidt, who says : "These are two proud, well-run, different companies."

Apple and Google met on Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference where tech moguls meet every year. In fact, the two companies have always been quite close as the CEOs, Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs knew each other for years. Eric Schmidt was even one of Apple’s directors, before Android OS was launched and they competition with Apple began.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 22:50

Twitter for iOS and Mac Updated



Twitter app for both OS X and iOS got the update recently. The new version can boast of a truly unique and noticeable feature – direct message syncing. What that means is that when you read a DM using official website or the Twitter clients for Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone or whatever else platform, this message would be automatically marked as already read on any other device. Well, I’m new to Twitter and I’ve been using it for only about a week, but I do understand what a great feature the developers have embedded to the app. Every day I waste much time on scrolling through the messages I’ve already seen to reach the newer ones.


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iPhone reaches Android sales in May



According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.

iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:23

Offline voice dictation for iOS



Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.

Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.

Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 18:58

Apple corners mobile ad market.



iOS products are used to being outnumbered by Android, although Apple manages to become a market leader in advertisement sector. According to a recent study, Apple controls 75% of mobile ads market.

The share of Android is diminishing, as Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are delivering hardly any impressions.

Ad firm Velti studied the mobile advertising market of Apple and Android, comparing figures of May 2013 to findings from 2012. The share ofCupertinocompany grew by 5%, from 59% to 64%. Whereas Android decreased its presence on the market by 5% to 36%, despite its domination of smartphone shipments. The figures of dynamics are the same, but Android loss cannot be referred to by Apple’s increase in share.


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Hacker Pod2g Says He is 'About to Switch to an Android Device'



Pod2g, the hacker who has been an integral part of the last few jailbreaks, has announced that he is 'about to switch to an Android device' after spending some time testing iOS 7.

After a few days of iOS 7 beta 1 testing, I must admit that I am about to switch to an Android device.

IMHO, this version of iOS is the worst move Apple did in a long time.

iOS 7 design is awful, it's slow, battery life time is the worst ever, it's full of UI bugs and crashes. OK it's beta 1, but still…

I am pretty disappointed by the features I've seen in iOS 7. No revolution here. No big news. Just kid painting.


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Monday, June 17th, 2013. 19:29

Gameloft Posts Modern Combat 5 Trailer for iOS, Android [Video]



Gameloft has posted a video trailer for its upcoming Modern Combat 5 game for iOS and Android.

Modern Combat returns! Watch the first exclusive teaser of Modern Combat 5, the next chapter in the blockbuster FPS franchise on smartphones & tablets!

No word on when it will be released.

Take a look below:




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Friday, June 7th, 2013. 1:04

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative D200



Almost every iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user faces a problem of listening music at home. Some use headphones, others listed through embedded speakers, however everybody wants to connect their gadget to some loud high quality home stereo system.

There tons of dock stations for various players and smartphones including ones for iPhone and iPod. However dock stations allow users to plug in just a single set of devices due to connection port incompatibilities. Even Apple changed it's port when iPhone 5 was released with lightning port. So if you actually bought expensive iPhone 4 dock station and realized you want iPhone 5 - you're in trouble, because a new dock station for iPhone 5 is needed. There are adapters and converters on the market that might help, but the idea is clear - there have to be some technology that would allow us to use different devices from various manufactures including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc. Here comes Bluetooth. It is not just supported by almost all modern smartphones, players, tablets and even notebooks, it also does not require users to physically connect their gadget to a stereo, because it is wireless technology.

Today we want to take a look at Creative D200 - wireless speaker system that supports Bluetooth. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $100.


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iOS And Android Continue To Dominate The Smartphone Market



Worldwide Smartphone Shipments in Millions of Units

Today research company IDC published a new report for the first quarter of 2013 tracking down shipments of mobile phones by OS.

The report shows that iOS and Android continue to dominate the market with 92,3% of shipments during the quarter. iOS marked its largest 1Q shipment volume with 34.7 million units shipped. iOS’s market share decreased from 23% to 17,3% year over year, while Android increased its market share from 59.2% to 75%.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, May 16th, 2013. 20:38

Swype VP Confirms Discussions With Apple On Its Keyboard Technology



Earlier this week highly popular Swype keyboard become available for users of Android devices on Google Play, but only after the release of Jelly Bean with the built-in Swipe-like Gesture Typing functionality.

While it is known that Swype owner Nuance has a tight relationship with Apple through the Siri's voice recognition technology, a Swype executive has now confirmed that its company has had conversation with Apple over its keyboard technology. The Vice President Of Swype Aaron Sheedy said at Reddit AMA:


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Friday, April 26th, 2013. 18:45

Google Play Nearly Matching iOS App Store In Download Volume



Today App Annie published its latest data on mobile app downloads, noting that continued momentum for Android apps has allowed Google Play to nearly match iOS App Store in download volume. However, while Google Play is making significant strides in generating profits for developers from app downloads, the App Store retained its strong lead in monetization, indicating that, in general, iOS device users remain more willing to pay for apps than Android users. The report said:
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Written by maxim

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. 21:02

Facebook Adding Chat Heads Feature To Its iOS App, Redesigned iPad Version



According to a report from AllThingsD, later today Facebook will bring the new Chat Heads functionality from Facebook Home to its iOS app as part of a new update. Previously it was reported that Facebook was negotiating with Apple to add some of the new features to its iOS Facebook app.

The Verge got a hands-on experience with the new version of the app:


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. 21:48

New Office For Maс To Arrive Next Spring, Office For iOS Will Not Launch Until Fall 2014



ZDNet has shared a roadmap received from a source who says it is a timetable for Microsoft’s plans for iOS and Mac versions of Office.

According to the roadmap, a new version of Microsoft Office for Mac will be released in April next year, while the long rumored Office for Android and iOS will arrive in October 2014.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. 23:34

Google Is Negotiating Acquisition of WhatsApp For $1 Billion?



According to a report from Digital Trends, Google is close to buying WhatsApp, the company behind the popular messaging service WhatsApp Messenger, for around $1 billion.


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Written by maxim

Monday, April 8th, 2013. 21:17

Google's openness gives a good chance to improve experience



After the introduction of the Facebook Home feature, a new level of user-focused integration for Android devices, Fortune has published an interview with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in which he discusses a number of topics, including the rivalry between Apple and Google in the mobile handset market.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 7th, 2013. 10:45