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App Store Dominates in Revenue, Google Play Remains Leader in App Downloads [Chart]





According to the data shared by App Annie, Google Play saw a massive growth in the number of downloads in 2015 that allowed the store to double the number of App Store downloads. Still, Apple’s online marketplace dominated in the revenue generated by the purchases of applications.


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Thursday, January 21st, 2016. 12:47

Apple Denies Rumor About Development of App for iPhone to Android Switchers



Earlier this week, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple was developing a special tool for Android switchers. The tool was supposed to be used to transfer contacts, messages, music, videos etc. from a compatible iPhone to an Android phone. The rumor was shared by The Telegraph and became quite popular among the reporters writing tech news.

In reality, Apple doesn’t plan to develop any tools for people switching from iPhones to Android devices. Apple spokesperson denied the rumor and claimed the company is focused only on those who switch from Google’s Android to iOS. This is the usual practice for large smartphone manufacturers.


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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016. 11:33

iPhone 6s Tops Google’s ‘Year in Search’ Rating for 2015



Google on Wednesday officially announced the annual "Year in Search" results. These results reflect the most popular searches in a wide range of categories. If to speak about the Trending Consumer Tech category, the searches somehow connected with Apple managed to top it.


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Thursday, December 17th, 2015. 12:24

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Microsoft Releases Cortana to US and Chinese iOS Users



Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.


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Thursday, December 10th, 2015. 15:31

Apple Maps Are Now Used 3 Times More Often than Google Maps on iPhone and iPad



According to the latest data from Apple shared by Boston Globe, iPhone and iPad owners are now using the built-in Apple Maps app three times more often than its closest competitor, which is Google Maps. Each week the mapping service gets 5 billion map-related requests from all over the world.


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. 12:47

More Buyers Opt for Larger iPhones, More Android Users Switch to iPhones - CIRP



According to a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), 37% of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus buyers have purchased the 5.5-inch model. If to compare the results of this year with those of 2014, we may see that the number of users choosing the iPhone with a larger display has grown substantially over the past 12 months. Last year, 25% of customers decided to purchase the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, so the increase is equal to 12%.

If to speak about the number of users who switched from rival platforms, Google’s Android in particular, it has changed as well. The share of former Android users accounted for 26% and this is a new record. Last year, it was equal to 12% and in 2013 it made 23% of iPhone 5s purchasers.


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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. 17:06

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles are connected with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and tell us about possible specs for the device. There are also several posts about Apple’s rival platforms as well as apps and tweaks worth your attention.


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Sunday, November 29th, 2015. 17:28

Cortana for iOS Becomes Available for Beta Testers



Microsoft has just made its virtual assistant Cortana available for a number of iOS beta testers. The personal assistant developed specifically for Windows Phone platform is expected to debut on iOS sometime soon and become a serious rival for Apple’s Siri and Google Now.


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Sunday, November 29th, 2015. 17:09

Google Can Remotely Obtain Access to 74.1% of Android Devices



According to the latest document shared by New York lawyers, Apple’s iOS is much more secure than Google’s Android. In particular, they have found out that Google can remotely bypass the passcode, reset it and obtain access to the data stored on the device running Android 4.4 or earlier on demand of law enforcement agency. Currently, 74.1% of all devices are running an older Android version. Those who use handsets and tablets with Android 5.0 or higher on board, are safe as these devices use full disk encryption and thus are not vulnerable.


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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015. 13:33

Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Grows, Android Remains Top Platform



According to the latest figures from Gartner analysts, Apple’s market share on global smartphone market grew 0.6% year-over-year to as many as 13.1% in the third quarter of 2015 ending in September. Still, even such results didn’t help Apple to beat Google’s Android, which is now the most popular smartphone platform.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:55

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means that it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPad Pro and that is not strange since the device has just gone on sale in a number of countries worldwide. There are some posts about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.


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Sunday, November 15th, 2015. 17:01

Apple Launches Apple Music on Android



Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 21:00

Google Will No Longer Support Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows XP, Vista



Google has recently announced that it will stop supporting older platforms, such as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. To be more precise, the company revealed that the support will end in April 2016.


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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. 20:09

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means you are ready for our traditional roundup of the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Quite surprisingly, most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone and its release date. There are also some posts that tell us about iOS 9 adoption rate and bugs as well as about the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple Watch sales.


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Sunday, November 8th, 2015. 20:08

Google to Design Chips for Smartphones to Compete with Apple on Equal Terms?



It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.


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Saturday, November 7th, 2015. 19:15