Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 11.31.10 AM Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

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Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

slide-swipe-unlock Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

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Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

peak Android It’s no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android’s reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone market data from analyst Gartner shows growth slowing, and Android specifically recording its slowest ever year-on-year growth. Read More

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WhatsApp’s Web Client Adds iOS Support

whatsapp WhatsApp has finally added iOS to the platforms supported by its web app. This means that iPhone users can now sync their accounts and chats to WhatsApp Web. iOS is already listed on WhatsApp Web’s site, but is still gradually rolling out to iPhone users in the app’s latest update. Read More

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iOS 9 Will Know To Use Cell Data When The Wi-Fi Sucks

iphone-6-plus-front-hand iOS 9 finally kills off an endless source of frustration: getting stuck on Wi-Fi networks that are just strong enough to connect to but too weak to actually use. Read More

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Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

Apple Store Puerta del Sol in Madrid The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sales expansion includes Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as of today, and the next group includes the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand starting July 17.… Read More

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Monument Valley Is Bringing Ida’s Dream To All Platforms Free On June 25

screen_X1_2015-05-19_14-52-39 (1) Monument Valley remains one of the best mobile games of last year, and likely ranks among the better titles of all time, in terms of unique design and imaginative gameplay mechanics. The ustwo games debut is getting even better today, thanks to the release of a special, visually updated version of the Ida’s Dream level pack released as part of a Project (RED) charitable promotion last… Read More

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Devs Use Minor Updates To Resurrect iOS Apps On The Slide, Study Finds

apps-ios7 App updates are a strategic tool used by developers to revive waining interest in their software and spark downloads. That’s one of the conclusions from a study by a group of Italian academics looking at how app developers use updates to attract attention, and how effective this strategy is on Android vs iOS. Read More

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