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Posted On November 26, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Google News

Ben Bajarin: “Google Does Not Equal Android”

Ben Bajarin: “Google Does Not Equal Android” Ben Bajarin, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc , has written an interesting piece on Android dominates and to what extend this may be of benefit to Google. According to Bajarin, Android is not a platform in the same way as iOS or Windows are platforms. Android is a technology which enables companies to create platforms. Samsung is using Android to create a platform. Amazon has used Android to create a platform. Ben Bajarin: I’m fond of saying that Android in its purest form isRead More
According to a new report from Foss Patent, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit court has overruled part of Judge Lucy Koh‘s denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung‘s Android devices from the US. The reason given by Judge Koh at the time was that Apple failed to establish a “causal nexus” between the infringing features on Samsung‘s smartphones and consumers’ demand for these features.  Here’s part of the ruling (via FossPatent): “We find no reason to dislodge the district court’s conclusion that Apple failed to demonstrate irreparable harm fromRead More
Here are tidbits from Fred Vogelstein’s superb book – Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution. These tidbits were taken from the chapter – “I Though We Were Friends,” which provides an in-depth account of how Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs felt about Android in it’s early days. According to Vogelstein, the two companies were closely intertwined in the early days with few envisioning the strained relationship that exists today. Fred Vogelstein: Jobs had a convincing list of reasons to believe Google’s explanations [of Android]. The two companies’Read More
Business Insider has shared more tidbits on Fred Vogelstein’s new book –  Dogfight: How Apple And Google Went To War And Started a Revolution. According to excerpts from the book, Steve Jobs referred to Andy Rubin – Android founder, as a “big, arrogant f**k.” Fred Vogelstein writes that Rubin was mesmerized by what he saw during Apple’s original iPhone keynote. Fred Vogelstein (via BusinessInsider) : He was in a cab in Las Vegas, watching a webcast of the presentation. He made the driver pull over so he could see the whole thing. HeRead More
In a note to investors, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund (via BusinessInsider) suggest that Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties. According to Sherlund, Android revenue has a 95% margin, helps Microsoft masked failings in other areas such its mobile and Xbox divisons. Sherlund estimates that Microsoft is losing nearly $2.5 billion on Skype, Xbox, and Windows Phone. Of that, $2 billion in losses are attributable to the Xbox platform, the report said. Investors are blind to Xbox’s struggles, says Sherlund, because they are “concealed by the hugelyRead More
Wow, this is going to hurt the folks at Cupertino. According to a new survey from JD Power, Apple fiercest rival – Samsung, has ousted Apple in the latest satisfaction survey for tablet devices. Apple CEO Tim Cook has always boasted that the company was more proud of its high rating in consumer rating than the amount of device they ship. It’s will surely hurt to see Samsung has taken their crown. Tim Cook: “I think it’s even more a two-operating-system world today than it was before. When you look at things likeRead More
Ten Must-Have Android 3D Racing Games with Awesome Graphics 2013 is going to end in just two months and it’s the ideal time to take a look at the top 10 racing games on Android platform this year. In the past few years, mobile graphic design, especially the graphic design for games, improved quite a lot and 3D came into the forefront of game animation. Majority of gamers love 3D animated games and if you tell them to select a category of 3D games they love the most, I amRead More

Posted On October 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Canaccord: iPhone 5S/5C Are Selling Well In The US

In a note to investors, Canaccord Genuity’s T. Michael Walkley said (via Tech.Fortune.cnn) that Apple’s latest handsets have seen very strong initial sales at the four top U.S. carriers and worldwide. “Our September surveys indicated very strong initial sales and back orders for the iPhone 5s and strong iPhone 5c sales at the four tier-1 U.S. carriers and also in international markets.” However, Samsung’s S4 continues to hold its own against the iPhone 5c at two of the top carriers – Verison and T-Mobile. This prevented Apple’s iPhone 5s/5c from having a clean sweep ofRead More
Steve Cheney – blogger and all round nice guy was interviewed by Eric Jackson of Forbes. If you are interested in the innards of  how Apple Inc. works, Steve Cheney blog should be in your Feedly Feed. Among other things, Steve Cheney had this to say about Apple iPhone business and market share: Q: What’s your take on how they’re handling their expansion into China, India, and other emerging markets? Their recent 5C pricing decision seemed to be a commitment to the high-end of the market while leaving the low toRead More
Matt-Cutts

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Matt Cutts Not Using Google Keep; What About You?

Matt Cutts confessed that he is not using his company’s Google Keep service in his current work flow. [quote cite=”Matt Cutts” url=”http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/todo-list-tips/”] I can already imagine someone asking “Okay, but what about Google Keep?” I’m not opposed to Google Keep, but at this point I’ve found various third-party solutions that interoperate with Google Tasks and work well for me on Chrome and Android. Plus I already have my data in Google Tasks, so for the time being I like these solutions for Google Tasks. [/quote]Read More

Posted On September 26, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Google News

Android Open Nature Has A Price; It Starts At $29

PCMag.com has reviewed the Norton Mobile Security 3.6 (for Android) suite and has given it a rating of 3 1/2 out of 5. According to the review: PROS Top tier malware protection. Works with Norton 360. Integrated privacy warnings. Full slate of anti-theft tools. SMS commands. Call and SMS blocking. CONS  Doesn’t wipe all your info. Doesn’t automatically screen unknown phone numbers. Iffy lockscreen. Expensive. BOTTOM LINE Perfect for Norton 360 users, but too pricey for everyone else, Norton Security antivirus needs a tighter user interface, more robust anti-theft options, andRead More
According to a report from Chinese tech blog CTECHN, OPPO in Beijing officially released a new N-Lens series and its first product OPPO N1. The new smartphone sports a 206-degree rotating camera, the world first rotating camera on an Android smartphone. Here are some of the key stand out features of the Android powered device.The OPPO N1 comes with a sleek hardware design. A new rotating camera at the top of the device. The he top of the camera has a dual LED  the main camera lens for the 13 million-pixelRead More