Category: Mobile Life


Hangout from LOCC

Hangout from LOCC (Photo credit: Irish Typepad)

 

Google has added the ability to make phone calls to its new Hangouts service and to the Hangouts interface in Gmail.

 

It has also improved the service, adding new features and has made phone calls to the US and Canada free for all users living in countries where the service is available. Google has said that it’s rolling out the service to all users over the next couple of days.

 

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FORTUNE — On April 24, the day after Apple (AAPL) reported its earnings for fiscal Q2, Cowan and Company’s Matthew Hoffman published a revised forecast for the following quarter.

Talk about lowered expectations!

English: The logo for Apple Computer, now Appl...

English: The logo for Apple Computer, now Apple Inc.. The design of the logo started in 1977 designed by Rob Janoff with the rainbow color theme used until 1999 when Apple stopped using the rainbow color theme and used a few different color themes for the same design. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Deutsch: Logo von Amazon.com

Deutsch: Logo von Amazon.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Reports suggest that Amazon is set to refresh its entire tablet range with higher resolution alternatives and that they could be on sale by September.

 

Amazon’s range of Kindle Fire tablets may be some of the only tablets that are holding their own against the iPad in terms of sales and web use — but as both Apple and Google gear up to unveil new, refreshed tablets lines later this year, Amazon will need to follow suit if it is expected to stay in touch with its closest rivals.

 

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English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo

English: Samsung Logo Suomi: Samsungin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You have to love “The Patent Wars” in today’s technology businesses 😉

 

In a move that could considerably reshape the timeline for its ongoing patent struggle with Apple, Samsung has requested an entirely new trial over whether or not it violated the so-called “rubber banding” patent used in the iPhone and other devices.

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HTC has announced that the One S, its 2012 flagship Android smartphone, will not receive any more Android software updates.

 
HTC is probably the best, most technically adept Android smartphone designer and maker. Its Sense user interface (UI) is one of the better Android interfaces and, along with its metal casing and sleek design, makes this a premium phone. [Read the full article]

Metro UK: A week in tech: Nokia Lumia 1020, a bezel-free iPad and Volvo’s self driving car. http://goo.gl/mag/xMdvWzn

That’s quite interesting – what about the iPad?

http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/24/microsoft-bringing-xbox-pc-games-to-iphone-starting-with-free-to-play-age-of-empires/

 

Interesting to see the rather fragmented Android landscape compared to an almost-clean iOS one. There appears to be an awful lot of potential for Google’s operating system. A potential they might wish to reach as also developers will be looking at the ROI sooner or later.

http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/21/apple-thumbs-nose-at-google-over-android-fragmentation/

Still,no need for Apple to its thumb nose…

 

http://stateschronicle.com/apple-and-motorola-setup-iphone-5s-vs-moto-x-clash-during-fall-2013-1774.html

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