Google might have to pay $9 Billion to remain the default search engine on iPhones

Sep 30, 2018 at 11:32 GMT Google has been Apple’s primary search engine on iPhones for years now and it has helped Google a lot in terms of search traffic. However, it has come for a cost as Google paid billions of dollars to Apple to make sure Google is the default search engine.Google never disclosed the actual figures it paid but according to analysts familiar with the matter, Google paid $1 billion in 2013 and 2014 and analysts in 2017 said the figure had swollen to $3 billi...
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Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Sep 12, 2018 at 18:30 GMT Apple has just announced the new iPhone XS and its bigger brother XS Max. Both the new iPhones will be succeeding the existing iPhone X. The iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch display while iPhone XS Max comes with a 6.5-inch display. On the top of the device is a notch which houses the front camera and the Face ID. On the back of the device is a vertical camera setup which houses two cameras and a flash. The device is powered by A12 Bionic S...
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Apple beats Microsoft, Google and Amazon to $1 trillion valuation

Aug 2, 2018 at 17:42 GMT Apple has just won the race to be the first one trillion dollars publicly traded company after it’s share price passed $207.04 a share today. The achievement was due to a solid financial quarter in which the company posted a record $53 billion revenue, and of course a long history of beating expectations despite constant predictions that the company has peaked. The feat has of course been a race because the stock market’s top 10  is currently d...
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Apple will allow iOS apps to run on MacOS starting 2019

Jun 4, 2018 at 20:30 GMT Apple announced new updates for both iOS and MacOS today at WWDC. Along with it, the company also announced its plans to allow developers port iOS apps to MacOS. This sounds similar to what Microsoft has been doing with Universal Apps. It seems that Apple has finally recognized the potential of cross-platform app support. The company also showcased News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home apps which were ported version of iOS. Apple has been testing it...
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Apple isn’t merging iOS and MacOS after all, cites “trade offs and compromises”

Apr 28, 2018 at 12:20 GMT If you imagined Apple would be following Microsoft’s lead and merging their mobile and PC apps, you’d be wrong. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg broke the scoop that Apple was working on a way to make iOS apps run on MacOS with a project codenamed Marzipan. Long time Apple reporter, John Gruber of Daring Fireball was sceptical at the start, and now has provided more sources about what Marzipan really is, and its a lot less fun than it was at first. Ma...
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Microsoft concedes platform fight to Apple and Google

Apr 23, 2018 at 12:45 GMT It has been in the offing for some time now, but yesterday in an interview with Cheddar, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer Chris Capossela formally raised the white flag when it came to the platform wars with Google and Apple. “We’ve moved away from that competitive focus that I think we’ve had in the past,” he said. “We need to bring our products on the platforms that our customers are using,” he continued, conceding that Windows was now on...
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Apple is expected to release a cheaper MacBook Air this year

Mar 2, 2018 at 9:00 GMT Apple is expected to release a cheaper MacBook Air this year.While the firm has increasingly been heading upmarket with its MacBooks, Apple is rumoured to be releasing a new, cheaper MacBook to capture the lower end and boost shipments. The reliable  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will be refreshing the MacBook air this year with a lower price tag, aimed to increase quarterly shipments by up to 15%. Apple’s MacBook Air is ...
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Microsoft’s newest 2018 hardware strategy will focus on always connected devices and Cortana

Feb 3, 2018 at 18:42 GMT A new report from Thurrott lays out the kind of hardware Microsoft will be expecting its OEMs to focus in 2018. Modern premium. – This will be premium hardware like the Surface Book 2 and Dell XPS 13 which compete with Apple’s MacBook Pro. Modern mainstream. – Devices like the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop which compete with iPad Pro, MacBook and Pixelbook among others. Modern entry. This will comprise of notebooks like Acer’s Swift 1 whi...
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Report: Apple is working on an unified app platform similar to Microsoft’s UWP

Dec 18, 2017 at 16:46 GMT With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that provides a common app platform on various devices that run Windows 10. The UWP offers a guaranteed core API across devices that allows developers to create a single app package that can be installed onto a wide range of devices. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to follow this same path as Microsoft to create an unified app platform that will al...
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Microsoft is taking the Windows Engagement issue seriously, and are doing something about it

Dec 10, 2017 at 18:00 GMT Microsoft has a problem. They have 600 million Windows 10 users, but the number who actually love the operating system is much, much lower than that. While loving an operating system may be an odd thing to expect, it is a pretty normal feature of owning an iPhone for example and a stated goal of Satay Nadella, who said “We want people to love Windows on a daily basis. We want to make Windows 10 the most loved version of Windows.” This weakness ha...
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