Android’s market share grows around the world
Jul30

Android’s market share grows around the world

Kantar Worldpanel's results for the performance of mobile platforms through the month of June have been released and make extremely happy reading for Android. Google's OS recorded widespread growth around the world as it continued to be the comfortable market leader. Microsoft's Windows Phone also enjoyed growth in key markets, while Apple's iOS continued to lose ground. The monthly survey uses market trends, sales records, and...

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Blackberry uses internet comment section to talk up Passport
Jul22

Blackberry uses internet comment section to talk up Passport

Blackberry has embarked on a bizarre marketing ploy to show that its Passport smartphone is winning customers back from iOS and Android. The company has lagged behind Apple and Google in the mobile platform market and has even slipped behind Microsoft's Windows Phone. Arriving late for the smartphone touch screen boom, the company formerly known as RIM has slipped from its pedestal and now relies on enterprise and not hardware to stay...

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South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises
Jul08

South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises

The FTC in South Korea may have done consumers all over the world a favour as the fair trade commission in the country has implemented changes to make getting app purchase refunds easier. We have all been burned by that app that looked great but wasn't, or worse simply didn't work, while stories are numerous of unwitting parents who have let their kids use their devices and rack up thousands of dollars in accidental purchases. In...

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Chromecast Just Got Sporty! ESPN Added and More Channels Coming Soon!

While Google's Chromecast is a pretty great idea, its lack of openness to all things streaming was/is really holding it back. At launch this device only worked with YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Music, and Google Play. Fortunately (for the consumer and Google) this list has expanded greatly since then and it was just announced that Chromecast will get even more services. If you have the WatchESPN app and the correct cable or satellite...

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Apple HomeKit in iOS 8 is the center of the connected home

Apple today confirmed that it is entering the "smarter home" industry with the announcement of HomeKit, an iOS 8 development feature designed to put the iPhone at the center of your world. Many iPhone users already report that they are almost never without their device handy, so Aple has devised a system aimed at making that dependency even greater by using the device as the common link between connected devices in the home. HomeKit...

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