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Siri Takes Another Beating From Microsoft In Latest Anti-iPad Commercial

More than 600,000 people have viewed this new commercial in the last couple of days.<p>The ads hark back to the days of Apple's "Mac vs. PC," campaign, the long-running and much beloved ads featuring Jon Hodgman and Justin Long as the cool and dorky personifications of Apple and Microsoft, …

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Microsoft reportedly paying developers $100,000 or more to build apps

Microsoft has slowly been catching up on filling the Windows Phone store with big-name apps, and according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, that may be thanks to some financial encouragement. Microsoft is reportedly paying some companies $100,000 or more to build apps for its mobile OS. Though no specific …

Microsoft Wins Mobile Design Battle, Loses War

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the Zune, its ill-fated portable music player. But the Zune legacy lived on with a fresh approach on interface design that led to the launch of Metro, the interface now prevalent in everything Microsoft does, from its mobile efforts, to its flagship Windows operating …

AT&T GoPhone plans to support LTE, drop most data add-ons on June 21st (updated)

AT&T hinted that it was shaking up its GoPhone plans later this month, and it's making good on its word. As of June 21st, customers using the prepaid service will have access to the same LTE service as their subscription peers; AT&T will mark the occasion by selling the Samsung Galaxy Express to …

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch flavor. The “phablet” plans are also being considered alongside a less expensive …

Google launches Cloud Print app for Android devices

Android users now can print photos, documents, and other files directly to certain printers with Google's Cloud Print app.<p>Landing in Google Play on Wednesday, the app allows you to print from any compatible Android phone or tablet to any Google Cloud Print connected printer. You can also share …

Google updates Plus, Play Music apps for Android with faster downloads, synced notifications

Google pushed out a couple of app updates for Android smartphones and tablets on Wednesday; one for its Google+ app and one for its recently redesigned Google Play Music app. The Google+ update is part of a revamp of the social network's notification system, and is one of the first Google apps to …

Lucas And Spielberg Predict “Massive Implosion” Of Hollywood Caused By Tech Industry

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t so bullish on the future of the film industry. At a talk at USC, the pair agreed that it’s on track to have a “massive implosion”. At the core of their argument: there just isn’t enough time in the day for consumers to support all the films released in …

Designers Think Apple's New Flat iOS Look Is 'Ugly' and 'Harsh' and Blinding

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After years of complaints about Apple's cheesy, outdated, and decidedly "skeuomorphic" iPhone …

Study: 56% of Americans 18 or Over Now Own a Smartphone

- Jun 6, 2013<p>According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 56% of Americans 18 and older now own smartphones, up from 46% in February of 2012. …

Apple accused of securing preferential terms for iPhone with mobile operators

Apple used its influence to secure preferential treatment from mobile operators wanting to offer the iPhone, squeezing out competition from rival …

Evernote gets a new update, adds custom reminders

Two weeks ago, Evernote added reminders for its iOS, Mac and web apps – but no such luck for Android. If you were waiting patiently to try out reminders on Evernote for Android, your day has come. Evernote 5.1 is now available via Google Play.<p>So how do the reminders work? The new update places a …

Apple said to limit wireless speeds on some U.S. carriers

<i>Editor's note: See update at the bottom of this post.</i><p>A developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have discovered code in iOS that suggests Apple is helping the top three U.S. wireless carriers throttle data speeds for all iPhone and iPad customers.<p>Joseph Brown, operator of the Web site …

Microsoft’s Anti-Google Campaign Gets a Boost, From Google

For the last few months, Microsoft has been running a pointed PR and ad campaign against Google, where it accuses the search giant of screwing over …

Bill Gates and learning from Leonardo da Vinci

What inspires a billionaire? In the case of Bill Gates, it's a 500-year-old manuscript penned by Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci.<p>And at $30.8 million, it was probably a bargain to the Microsoft founder, who considers it a priceless symbol of knowledge. Charlie Rose talks to Gates about the …

Microsoft looks to get Nook all to itself for $1 billion

Nook sales haven't been too hot lately.<p>Microsoft has offered to pay $1 billion to buy the digital portions of Nook Media LLC, according to a report …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …

YouTube announces paid subscriptions with TV show partners

Partners and TV shows have a new way to earn money from their products.<p>Per recent rumors, YouTube has announced its intent to provide paid …