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After losing Apple’s iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

After losing Apple’s iPad business, Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets By: Daniel Eran Dilger Sunday, November 16, 2014 3:27 AM Over the last two years, Intel’s mobile chip division has lost $7 … Continue reading

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Facebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

The world’s most popular mobile app has developed a new way to manage Android fragmentation, targeting users’ hardware capabilities rather than devices’ installed OS versions. Facebook’s new efforts note that two thirds of the Android phones it sees “are equivalent … Continue reading

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Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple’s iPhone

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft’s identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone. On Twitter, Taylor recently shared a photo captioned … Continue reading

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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong. A long monopoly game finally ends At some … Continue reading

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Can Apple survive 2013?

Given the recent implosions of BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia, Microsoft, can we safely assume that Apple is next and will likely fail before the year is out, simply because, well… Android? What is Android? Of course, you might be thinking, “but … Continue reading

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Google’s Android haunted by Steve Jobs’ warnings on app signing security

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google’s rival Android platform because the search … Continue reading

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Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to “zombie botnet” takeover

A newly discovered flaw in Google’s Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of “always-on, always-connected and … Continue reading

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