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OS X Mavericks Adoption Pushing Toward 50%

Just five months after its release, OS X Mavericks is seeing adoption rates in the range of 40 percent to almost 50 percent depending on the tracking source. The significant growth in Mavericks users demonstrates the benefits of Apple's move to drop the price of its latest OS X update to zero in an …

Report: Gingerbread Has Highest Crash Rate For Android

Crittercism, a performance monitoring company best known for crash reports, has come up with its first-ever ‘State of Mobile’ report that extrapolates data from their one billion monthly active users to show a variety of mobile app performance metrics.<p>The report found that Gingerbread has the …

Microsoft Office for iPhone and Android phones going free-to-use

Office for the iPad is finally here. Microsoft is making the app available for all iPad users to view documents or display presentations free of …

Microsoft Office released for iPad

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has today announced that Microsoft Office will finally be landing on iPad. While this is the first launch event Microsoft …

Here's Where To Download Microsoft Office For iPad — Including Word, Excel And PowerPoint

Now you can do all the work that previously required a desktop PC or laptop on an Apple tablet.<p>As usual, Apple's iTunes App Store has been a little slow to make them easily available through its search tool. So we've done the work for you.<p>Here are the links that lead to separate downloads of all …

iPhone 6 coming as early as September, likely in 4.7-5.5-inch varieties says Nikkei

There’s not a whole lot here that we haven’t heard before, but today <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i>reports that orders into component suppliers indicate Apple’s next-gen iPhone will debut as early as September in two new screen sizes.<p>As reported previously by Bloomberg, WSJ, and others, Nikkei says Apple will …

Spotify 'in talks on US flotation'

The Swedish digital music service Spotify could be preparing for a stock market flotation in the autumn.<p>The Stockholm-based streaming service, which was launched in 2008 and is partly owned by the major record labels, is reportedly talking to investment banks about an initial public offering in the …

Sources: Dropbox Acqui-Hiring Social Reading App Readmill For $8 Million

With fresh capital in its coffers, Dropbox appears to be on somewhat of an acquisition spree, albeit a quiet one. Following the cloud storage company’s recent purchase of workplace chat solution Zulip, TechCrunch has learned from sources that it’s in talks to acqui-hire Berlin-based Readmill, the …

Google is running a century-long study to figure out how people work

Much has been made of Google’s free food and beautifully designed offices, but the truly distinctive thing about the company is the huge amount of research that goes into designing each perk, hiring policy, and management structure. It’s a scientific approach that, according to Google’s senior vice …

Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition

After loads of leaks -- and some serious denial from Microsoft -- the company has finally released a version of Office for iPad. It's not surprising, in a way, given that Microsoft already has Office Mobile for iPhone. And yet, this new trio of apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) isn't at all what we …

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

Why Netflix Wants to Keep Binge-Watching All to Itself

For those of us who watch TV online, few irritations compare to the "five most recent episodes" rule. On Hulu and TV-network websites, only the last …

When Startups And Revolutions Collide

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away.<p>Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech …

Mixpanel: iOS 7 Adoption At 90%, While Android Kit Kat Remains At Under 10%

Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel has iOS 7 adoption covering the vast majority of Apple mobile devices, with its real-time adoption stat tracker showing between 88 and 90 percent of devices on the latest major revision of iOS based on hourly browsing data. By comparison, you can see that according to …