“Cheap Androids to the left of me, Apple to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” Samsung must be feeling like Stealer’s Wheel lately, as they’re feeling the squeeze from Apple’s premium iPhone offerings on one side, and numerous cheap Android offerings on the other.
Unsurprisingly, it’s still a two platform world in the smartphone arena, as Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms combined to power 96.3% of all smartphones shipped in 2014.
Apple’s iOS was still the undisputed leader in mobile ad revenue in 2014,capturing 51.67% of ad revenue, and 27.18% of traffic during the fourth quarter, closing out 2014 as the leader in dollars earned.
Microsoft is bringing Outlook to the iOS and Android platforms today. The app is actually a rebranded Acompli email app, which Microsoft acquired in early December. While this is just a rebranding for now, the Redmond firm plans to update the app regularly.
Although the Google Play Android app store continues to lead in the sheer number of apps downloaded, it has a long way to go before it can take the app revenue crown away from Apple’s iOS App Store.
A new app hopes to become a sort of PayPal for Apple Pay. The TipEasy app allows Apple Pay users to send money to anyone, even if they aren’t set up to take Apple Pay.
The free BBC News app for iOS and Android is getting its first major revamp since its 2010 launch. The new app will debut n the UK over the next few days, and will go global soon after.
Facebook makes another move to obtain a toehold in the workplace on Wednesday, as new smartphone app “Facebook at Work” hits the iOS and Android app stores.
While most people tend to stay in either the iOS or the Android camp, we know there are a few wild ones out there who can’t keep their hands off every cool device that comes their way. Well for swingers like those, MacTrast Deals has a great deal: The 6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS & Android Convertible Charging Cable. No matter which way you like it, we’ve got a charge for you!
A new survey shows that while Apple’s iPhone and iPad remain the most popular devices among teens, interest in the upcoming Apple Watch has actually dropped in the last 6 months.
Deal site Groupon has launched a new app, “Snap.” The app pays user cash back for purchasing specific items when shopping at the grocery store.
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Your iPhone already has a great camera built right in, and now you can extend its capabilities with a Fisheye Lens, a Wide-Angle Lens, and a Macro Lens with this great 3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit for under $25!
Thinking of moving from Android to the iPhone this go-round? Apple has published an online Android to iPhone transition guide. They’re helpers, they like to help.
Microsoft has announced the Universal Mobile Keyboard, a device agnostic keyboard for use with iOS, Android, and Windows tablets.
If you’ve been interested in fitness trackers, but have been turned off by the high-prices, Misfit may have the tracker for you. The company has just announced what may be the most affordable fitness tracker option we’ve seen so far. The Misfit Flash does everything you’d expect from a fitness tracker, but the Flash’s price may surprise you, just $49.99.