Tag Archives: iOS

One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

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iOS and Android fanboys may argue for hours about which is better, but if there’s one thing where Apple definitely has a lead: Its updates often are compatible with devices several generations old, and its latest updates grab a large fraction of the userbase within days. Continue reading One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

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Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

When you look at market trends, it has been proven time and time again that brands recognized and adored by consumers inspire higher brand loyalty and products attached to these brands are often more successful than the same products attached to less recognizable brands. Continue reading Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones

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Nintendo is probably the oldest gaming console company that still has hardware on the market, and that’d pretty incredible. Think about it, Nintendo weathered the market’s ups, downs and crashes, and withstood strong competition from Atari, Sega and the like, all of whom are either defunct or have pivoted into software.¬† Continue reading Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones

Google massively simplifies two-factor authentication: One tap and you are in

The perfect authentication system has always been elusive, and that is because of the two contradicting factors that make or break authentication systems. Continue reading Google massively simplifies two-factor authentication: One tap and you are in

The App Store is going to evolve into a subscription-based store

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The coming week brings news of what Apple is up to, but Apple has already revealed one of its cards in a rare interview before WWDC. Continue reading The App Store is going to evolve into a subscription-based store

Apple’s latest update saves crashing iPhones

iOS 9.3 (and below) users have been complainting that their devices crash whenever they tap on a link. The problem lied in the new Universal Links added to iOS, which enabled apps to open links without leaving the apps themselves. But, it led to devices crashing when developers abused this feature, since Apple didn’t put an upper limit on the Universal links. Continue reading Apple’s latest update saves crashing iPhones

Tweetdeck for Windows is shutting down by April 15th

Twitter has over 300 million users, but hasn’t managed to please ¬†investors, because its growth rate has stalled and its existing users aren’t very active. It hasn’t figured out a way to monetize its userbas effectively. Continue reading Tweetdeck for Windows is shutting down by April 15th

Being the default search engine on iOS cost Google $1 billion

iPhone showing Google as the default Safari search engine

Google is a large company that has made inroads into several fields. Starting as a search engine, it now owns the most popular operating system, the most viewed content platform and also has lots of experimental industry-leading products in the works.  Continue reading Being the default search engine on iOS cost Google $1 billion

Play anything from anywhere, with VLC’s new app for the Apple TV

VLC on the Apple TV will make your video playback easy.

When it comes to media-playback, VLC Player is the defacto savior against poor media players that come bundled in just about every operating system. Be it Windows Media Player, or Apple’s Video Player, VLC is the program that most people replace them with. Continue reading Play anything from anywhere, with VLC’s new app for the Apple TV

Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to all Android users

Facebook started as a small social network, and has now grown into a multibillion user company that has dipped its feet into many fields. Facebook has invested in internet access by drones, has bought large social networks (Instagram and Whatsapp), and has even bought companies that are spearheading the development of new technologies (Oculus). Continue reading Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to all Android users