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Nuance Nina: A Powerful Virtual Assistant for iOS Apps

Posted on 06/08/2012 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re like me, your fat thumbs may not have a problem doing emails and text messages, (thank you autocorrect). But when it comes to entering passwords, well… Now Nuance has released a new software platform that promises to allow developers to authenticate a user by the sound of their voice.

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Android Continues to Lose Ground to the iPhone

Posted on 31/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following previous research suggesting that Android’s growth may be leveling off, a new report from Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple’s smartphone market share continues to rise, while Android’s market share declined last quarter.

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Report: iPhone is the Best Mobile Advertising Platform

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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A new report from Opera Software says the iPhone is the top performer in the “mobile ad monetization performance space”. (God, I love technical talk!) It’s closely followed by Android devices, then there’s a large gap, and “all the rest” fall in behind.

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Survey: 65% of Mobile Users Plan to Purchase an iPhone

Posted on 17/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In a note issued to clients earlier today, well-known analyst Gene Munster provided the results of Piper Jaffray’s annual mobile phone survey, and made a number of interesting observations about the results.

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WSJ: Amazon is Already Testing Smartphones With 4-5″ Displays

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Amid reports last week that Amazon is working on a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal says the online retailer is already testing handsets with displays between 4 to 5-in, and could begin production of the device as early as late this year.

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Video: Amazon Introduces Game Center Competitor

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon has just announced their competitor to Apple’s Game Center. It’s called GameCircle, and Amazon says it will be a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire.

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Faltering RIMs Customers Look at Contingency Plans

Posted on 09/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Research in Motion (RIM) customers, which include GoDaddy Group Inc. and asset management firm Thames River Capital UK, are preparing for the worst: losing the BlackBerry service their employees depend on for their communication.

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iOS Doubles Android’s Growth Rate in Q2 2012

Posted on 03/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As Apple and Google continue to grapple with each other over domination of the mobile, comScore’s latest research provides some very compelling insight into how the race is going revealing that iOS is currentky gaining share at twice Android’s rate.

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BlueStacks – Run Android Apps on Your Mac!

Posted on 28/06/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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If you’re looking to add some Googleicious zing to your Mac, BlueStacks has just the thing – an early beta of a new app that allows Mac users to install and run Android apps on OS X!

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Google Announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Posted on 27/06/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As well as introducing its brand new Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q, an Apple TV competitor, Google also announced the new version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean at its I/O conference.

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