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Apple is looking for a specialist in the field of cartography in Australia





Apple has published a new job listing for "Maps data specialist" in Australia. The job listing which was posted two days ago appeared as a result of the improper displaying of map data in Central Australia.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:23

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

Google Glass Can Tether To iPhone Via Bluetooth



Joshua Topolsky from The Verge has written a lengthy report about his experiences using on-face computer Google Glass.

Google Glass is a small computer mounting to an eyeglass frame that has a display visible only to the user. The device includes GPS, a built-in camera, which can record what the wearer sees, and Bluetooth and Wi-FI connections. The wearable device can handle many of the tasks performed on smartphones, including sending text messages, showing weather reports, giving driving directions and more.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 0:53

Redesigned MacBook Air Planned For 3Q 2013 Release



Taiwanese website Economic Times reports (via Macotakara) that Apple is preparing for a release of its next-generation MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2013.


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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. 22:17

Apple Receives More Money From iTunes And Accessories Than Other Companies From Phones



According to analysis by Asymco of Apple’s revenue breakdowns, Apple received more money from accessories and iTunes sales than all other companies, except for Samsung, received from phone sales over the last quarter.


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 22:59

FTC Recommends Mobile Platforms And App Devs Improve Privacy Disclosures



The Federal Trade Commission today published a report, where it recommends how key players in the mobile ecosystem can better inform their consumers about how their personal data is being used. In its report, the FTC named several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and BlackBerry as well as advertising networks, app developers, app developer trade associations and analytics companies.


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Apple moved one notch down on the list of most trusted companies



Apple has come out the top 20 list of largest organizations of consumer confidence. Apple's rate is 21 in the list of most trusted companies, and it is the lowest ranking in three years. Consumers were asked to name the organization, which they consider to be the most reliable in the privacy of their personal information in the survey.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 22:28

How And Why Steve Jobs Bought Lala



A former Color employee Aubrey Johnson shares a story about Apple's acquisitions of Lala and Color, which both were founded by Bill Nguyen.

Lala's music was streamed over the Internet instead of stored locally. The service allowed users to listen to a collection of more than 7 million titles as a stream over the Internet – much like Spotify and Pandora today. Users could also buy and download songs usually for a lower price than Apple’s iTunes was offering.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, January 19th, 2013. 0:27

Microsoft Acquired Startup R2 Studios To Enhance Its Xbox Unit



In December, we reported that Apple, Microsoft and Google were potential buyers of home automation startup company R2 Studios. Today The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft has already acquired the company to strengthen its Xbox unit.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 20:01

Intel To Launch Set Top Box And Cable TV Service At CES 2013



TechCrunch reports that Intel is going to launch its own set-top box and virtual cable TV service in the immediate future. To avoid licensing issues, Intel has decided to launch the TV service on a city-by-city basis rather than rolling it out nationwide. The report notes:


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Monday, December 31st, 2012. 15:13

Apple is in talks about acquiring a home automation system from R2 Studios



According to information from the Wall Street Journal, Apple, Microsoft and Google are potential buyers of home automation system firm R2 Studios, part of the id8 group, founded by Blake Krikorian. He was the founder of Sling Media, maker of the SlingBox, which was subsequently sold to EchoStar/Dish Network.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. 12:47

Google Is Developing Smartphone To Compete With Samsung And Apple



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. 13:23

Google Launches Free Matching Music Service



Google added to its Google Play music service a new song matching service that is similar to iTunes Match. This means that users will no longer have to spend plenty of time uploading gigabytes of music as it was previously.

It is worth noting that users do not have to pay subscription fee for Google's matching service like with Apple and Amazon’s services. Last month this service was released for European Google Play, so this launch is new for U.S. users.


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 14:14

Apple In Discussions With Foursquare For Data-Sharing Deal



According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is in preliminary discussions with Foursquare, company behind popular location-based app, for a data-sharing deal. The report notes that Apple SVP Eddy Cue is participating in negotiations with a view to improve the app that has failed to meet Apple’s expectations. WSJ said:


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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012. 14:41

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times



Jeff Huber reported in a Google+ blog post that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times within two days after the app appeared in the App Store.

Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.


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