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Rivals to Google’s (GOOG) Android and Apple’s (AAPL) iOS operating systems have emerged in Asia, suggesting that a fierce global war over dominance in mobile computing is imminent.<p>The first contender for shaking up the world’s $341.4-billion mobile handset market is the China Operating System …

Company Claiming Rights To “Flappy” Trademark Now Sending Notices To App Store Game Developers

This was bound to happen. A company calling itself “Ultimate Arcade” is attempting to trademark the word “Flappy,” following the fervor around the viral App Store game, “Flappy Bird,” whose disappearance led to the creation of hundreds of clones, parody apps, and other similarly-inspired titles. Of …

iOS 7.1 Warns You When It’s About To Fire The Flash

The iOS 7 update has another nice tweak in the camera app. Just like the iPhone 5S warns you when it decides to automatically engage the HDR mode, it now tells you when it’s going to fire the flash. To be honest, you should probably have the flash turned off all the time, but if you don’t, you at …

Flow for Android: Task-Management Done Beautifully

Three years ago, we said hello to Flow, calling it “…probably the most beautiful task management app yet.” And six months back, MetaLab gave Flow a massive overhaul.<p>In a nutshell, Flow helps teams (and individuals) get things done. Which is all very well and good in itself, but when your service</i> …

Microsoft makes Windows Phone free for some phone makers

Microsoft has been considering offering a free version of Windows Phone to smartphone makers for months now, and it appears the company has signed its first free license deals recently. <i>The Times of India</i> reports that Microsoft is waiving the Windows Phone license fee for two Indian phone makers — …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …