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Apple's iPhone Market Share Leveling Off In Some Countries

Apple reported blowout iPhone sales for the December quarter with 74.5 million units sold. Keep in mind that this is just over 1% of the Earth’s entire population (7.3 billion) buying 34,097 iPhones per hour every hour for the quarter. Apple’s blowout results were due to a combination of iPhone …

Siri crushes Cortana, Google Now when it comes to foreign languages

[<b>Update 2/15/2015</b>: In response to comments left on this story, the individual query results for each language are now available here.]<p>The world of speech technology and personal voice assistants is picking up quickly and has an incredible amount of potential for future innovation. Siri isn’t the …

Google Now

Could the HoloLens be Microsoft’s iMoment?

Back at the turn of the century, Apple had already reclaimed a bit of momentum with the release of the iMac following the return of Steve Jobs. But …

Google’s Maps App For iOS And Android Gets Material Design And Uber Estimates

Google has updated Maps to keep with the visual theme introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which it calls material design. The new mobile apps now feature bold headers of solid flat colors and animations that evoke pieces of paper sliding over one another. The apps also offer new features, …

Why is Chinese smartphone startup Xiaomi reportedly worth 13 times as much as Motorola?

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone maker by some estimates, isn’t a public company, so we don’t really have a good idea about how much …

First malware targeted at non-jailbroken iPhones spreads in China

<i>(Updated with Apple statement below.)</i><p>A new class of malware targeted at OS X and iOS is spreading like wildfire in China, according to new research by Palo Alto Networks. Dubbed WireLurker, the trojan hides itself in apps distributed through a third-party Chinese app store for OS X and side-loads …

App Store

Intel’s fanless Core M chip is powering a Surface Pro-style Dell tablet

There’s a new competitor to the Surface Pro 3, not that Microsoft will mind. Like Microsoft’s hybrid, Dell’s updated Venue 11 Pro packs full laptop …

Thanks to Apple Pay, Google Wallet NFC use is growing fast. That’s a good thing

A rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, and that’s exactly what appears to be happening in the U.S. contact-less payments space. Now that iPhone …

Microsoft Office lands on iPhone and is now free to use across iOS and upcoming Android tablet app

In a surprise move, Microsoft has today announced that Office for mobile is now free on Android and iOS.<p>That’s right, from today you won’t need an active Office 365 subscription to edit or store documents in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud. The pricing news was joined by other updates to the Office …

Opera Mini for iOS Updated with 'Video Boost' Feature, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support

Web browser Opera Mini today received an update to version 9, bringing support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in addition to a number of new features. Most notably, Opera Mini now includes a "Video Boost" setting which promises to cut down on buffering times while conserving mobile data. The app also …

Why hasn't Samsung's Tizen operating system taken off?

Samsung has made a lot of money selling smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. So why is Samsung trying again (and again, and again) …

A8 Chip Found in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

- Nov 22, 2014<p>It seems the A8 chip found in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets is capable of running 4K video playback. While both device’s …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines this week:<p>Titanium Backup got updated to support Android Lollipop.<br>• Google Play Services received an update that affects Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Wallet, and Google Fit.<br>• Ingress celebrated its second birthday by releasing an …

Android News

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands Of Gamer Passwords From Sony, Microsoft, And 2K

According to CNET, the Pastebin link includes usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Game Studios users.<p>The hacking group had previously said it didn't want to leak customer data, but explained why it changed its mind in the Pastebin …

Microsoft Windows

Samsung Is Trying To Block Some Nvidia Chips From Hitting The US Market

Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September.<p>The Korean company's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing …

U.S. Federal Courts