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Apple Continues Its Lead in U.S. Smartphone Ownership – Samsung Distant Second

Posted on 16/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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More users in the United States are making the move to smartphones, and they are opting for Apple’s iPhone and Android phones by Samsung in increasing numbers. The NPD Group’s Connected Home Report has been released for Q4 2013, and shows Apple continuing to widen their lead over Samsung in the American smartphone race.


Winamp Lives – iOS App Coming Later This Year

Posted on 14/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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You may remember WinAmp, the music player that it seemed like everyone used back in the late ’90s. Well, it was supposed to shut down on December 21st, but it seems it has gotten a reprieve, as it is now 2014, and the service is still rocking. (And rolling, I assume.)


Google Will Shut Down “Bump” and “Flock” Apps on Jan. 31

Posted on 02/01/2014 by Chris Hauk


In a New Year’s Eve post on the Bump blog, the developer of that popular app has announced that it will be closing down both Bump, the app that allows devices to share contact information and other files by “bumping” the two together, and photo album aggregator Flock in order to concentrate its efforts on projects of its parent company, Google.


New Website Allows Users to Estimate Apps Data Usage

Posted on 27/12/2013 by Chris Hauk


A first of its kind website and service has debuted. The CTIA’s website allows users to estimate an app’s data usage before downloading it, a welcome service to those who are on capped data contracts.


The Inside Story of How Android Ripped Off the Original iPhone

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s been known for some time that Google’s Android platform was largely inspired by Apple’s iPhone. A fascinating excerpt from Fred Vogelstein’s new book, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, casts some even more interesting light on just how badly the iPhone made Google crap their pants.


Pebble Releases PebbleOS v1.14 Firmware

Posted on 13/12/2013 by Chris Hauk


Pebble, makers of the popular Pebble smartwatch, have announced the release of the version 1.14 firmware for their popular piece of wearable technology.


Spotify Enables Free Streaming on All Devices

Posted on 11/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Spotify announced today that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. Users of Spotify’s free service can now listen to music tracks and albums via the Spotify app for iOS and Android devices.


Apple Officially Reveals 74% of All iOS Devices Are Now Running iOS 7

Posted on 06/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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While iOS 7 faced a fair amount of criticism after it was revealed, mostly due to the new flatter design that abandons many of the design elements of previous versions, it has nevertheless been extremely popular among Apple’s customers. In fact, iOS 7 is now officially running on 74% of all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches!


iPhone U.S. Smartphone Usage Share Rises to 40.6%

Posted on 06/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


The results of comScore’s monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the August-September 2013 period has been released, and it shows Apple’s share of the smartphone market rising to 40.6%, while Android took 51.8% of the pie.


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