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Inside Microsoft's '90s chat war with AOL

Microsoft might have killed off its Messenger service in favor of Skype recently, but back in 1999 it was the centerpiece of a heated war between the software giant and AOL. At the time, Microsoft had just introduced its MSN Messenger Service as a direct rival to AOL's popular AIM instant …

Nokia Pulls 'HERE' Maps App for iOS, Citing iOS 7 Changes That 'Harm the User Experience'

In the wake of a rocky launch of Apple's mapping services as part of iOS 6 last year, Nokia debuted its own iOS app bringing its "HERE" maps to the platform in the form of a free app. Based on the NAVTEQ mapping data used in many vehicle navigation devices, the HERE iOS app included a number of …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …

Google and Apple gear up for next mobile battle

Smartphones will be talking to their users and the tech giants Google and Apple are determined to have the edge<p>Google has predicted its dominant web search engine will mean it will beat Apple in the race to turn the smartphone and other devices into intelligent, voice-controlled personal assistants.<p>…

Still hanging on to that BlackBerry? You’re actually not alone.

BlackBerry’s(s bbry) troubles are generally well-known by now, yet that doesn’t stop some for clinging on to their precious ‘Berry. You can literally …

Developer losing his vision launches campaign to jailbreak iOS 7

Three years ago, my friend Chris Maury, 27, realized he was straining his eyes to read words on a computer screen.<p>After paying a visit to his doctor, Maury was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration. Maury was told he would steadily lose his vision. No cure …

Apple TV Unboxed and Ahead of the Curve

Say Apple and you usually expect an iPhone concept, however this time around designer Martin Hajek surprises us with two unique Apple iTV concepts. …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Apple Spend Half A Billion Dollars On Sapphire Glass For iPhone 6 (Rumor)

We recently heard that Apple would be using sapphire glass in next years iPhone 6, the company recently announced a partnership with GT Advanced …

Gear & Gadgets

12.9″ iPad Pro with 2K and 4K Displays being tested by Apple [Report]

According to a new report by <i>PadNews</i> (via <i>UnwiredView)</i>, both 2K panels as well as 4K panels are currently being considered by Apple for a larger 12.9” …

IPad Pro

Fragmentation lives: iOS 7 now on 74% of iPhones, while KitKat has only reached 1% of Android devices

Android fragmentation might be on the decline, but it’s hard not to notice it when comparing numbers like these. According to web and analytics …

Google sues to protect Android device makers from Apple-backed patent hell

<b>Update:</b> <i>This article produced a torrent of abuse, accusations and even some insight from commenters, John Gruber and others. I’ve responded further</i> …

BlackBerry CEO hoping to avoid future layoffs, expects to be profitable by 2016

This morning's earnings report may not have been BlackBerry's favorite moment, but John Chen seems confident in his vision for the company's future -- and his ability to turn things around. Speaking with a small group of analysts and reporters, Chen mentioned that this coming year will be critical …

Jolla plans to eventually bring Sailfish OS to Android devices

When you think of mobile operating systems, it’s likely that two platforms come to mind: Android and iOS. Although there are other operating systems out there including Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS and Ubuntu — it’s Apple and Google’s operating systems that rule the roost.<p>So how does a newcomer …

Android News

Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

So, is Nokia really working on an Android-based phone, and would Microsoft really go ahead with such a device?The answer to the first one is …

Android Phones

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced

Apple's boast that the iPhone changed everything about the mobile industry has received some support from one of Android's original software architects. Chris DeSalvo, who worked alongside Andy Rubin at Danger before joining Google to build its mobile OS, says that the iPhone's announcement forced …

Why Google scares Microsoft to death

Microsoft has bashed both Samsung and Apple in its ads this year but there is a very good reason why Microsoft fears Google above all other rivals. …