Google Launches News And Weather App On App Store

App StoreGoogle has recently launched another great News and Weather App in App Stores around the world. The App not only gives information, like headlines stories, local news, and weather, but it also personalises the view according to user settings. Users can adjust the layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and also select top stories, sports etc. The App claims to pick up data from more than 65,000 publications. Read More

Competition Between Apple And Google Is More Brutal Than Ever: Eric Schmidt

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To promote their recently published book “How Google Works”, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg did an interview with Bloomberg. The book covers a wide range of topics about Google, like its strategy, corporate culture, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and a lot more. During the interview, Schmidt spoke about Apple’s iOS vis-a-vis Google’s Android and the recently launched Apple phones. Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Will Attend The WSJDLive

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This October The Wall Street Journal will host a technology conference WSJDLive which will be attended by many top executives, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. WSJDLive will start on 27th October and will continue until 29th October at Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. Former Wall Street employees, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, in the past hosted the ‘D conference’. WSJDLive seems to be a continuation of the D conference, as Mossberg and Swisher left to form a new company recode.net which hosts technology conference called ‘Code Conference’. The last code conference was held in May and was attended by Apple executives besides many other company executives. Read More

65 Percent Increase In Time Spent On Apps

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Nielsen recently did a research on how many Apps do users actually use and how much time they spend on their mobile phones. According to the report, U.S. Android and iPhone users who are 18 years and over are spending more time each month on their Apps than they did two years ago. From spending 18 hours 18 minutes in Q4 2011 users are now putting in 30 hours 15 minutes in Q4 2013, which shows 65% increase in time spent on phones. Read More

Apple Loses To Google For Most Valuable Brand 2014

Most Valuable brandAccording to the Millward Brown annual BrandZ study, Apple, hailed by the same study as the Most Valuable Brand for the past three years, loses to Google for Most Valuable Brand 2014. It has been speculated that Google has been fast gaining on Apple in the past year and this year it finally overtook the tech giant. Read More

Google Search for iOS Updated, Voice Search is Now Interactive

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Google has just released a new version of the Google Search App for iOS, updating it to version 4.0.0. The major change in this update is that Google Search has just got more interactive. Once you start the voice search with a simple ‘Ok, Google’, and ask something like ‘What’s the weather like today?’, you can actually follow up with a query like ‘what about tomorrow?’, and Google Search will understand that you are once again asking about the weather, without you having to repeat yourself. Read More