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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.


iPhone and iPad Used to Place 82% of Mobile Black Friday Orders

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s iOS products were used to place the majority of online mobile device-based Black Friday sales in the U.S. Buyer’s usage of mobile devices was up 9% over last year, with mobile devices accounting for 37% of all shopping traffic and 21% of online sales.


iOS Developers See 5X More Revenue Than Android Developers

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

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iOS developers have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. While Android has a significantly larger installed user base, iOS continues to hold a massive lead in monetization, with a five-time-greater return on investment for developers.


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