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18 things Apple announced for iOS 14 that we want on Android

18 things Apple announced for iOS 14 that we want on Android

Every year, around Apple WWDC time, I like taking off my Android geek and fan cap, putting it aside, and enjoying what our friends-slash-rivals from Cupertino are doing for their users. While a few years ago, I might’ve enjoyed discussions about which OS was superior, these days I’m mellower and more pragmatic. iOS has borrowed...

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Apple is doing Google a huge favor with iOS 14

Apple is doing Google a huge favor with iOS 14

This story was originally published 2020/06/22 11:32am PDTon Jun 22, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/27 10:41am PDTon Jun 27, 2020.  While WWDC contained some truly blockbuster announcements this year, iOS still tends to be the biggest takeaway for consumers at Apple’s annual developer conference. And with iOS 14, we’re seeing Apple borrow more than ever...

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16 new iOS 14 features that Apple copied from Android

16 new iOS 14 features that Apple copied from Android

This story was originally published 2020/06/22 3:05pm PDTon Jun 22, 2020 and last updated 2020/06/27 10:41am PDTon Jun 27, 2020.  Unless you’ve been forcibly avoiding the news, you know iOS 14 is now a thing. But if you don’t use an iPhone (or maybe even if you do), you might not have bothered checking out...

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Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

Apple Music gets gapless playback on Android (APK download)

A few months after Apple Music expanded to more than 50 new countries, the service’s Android app is in for some treats. An update to version 3.3.0 adds some features that music lovers will be happy about, like gapless playback, enhancements to downloads, and the usual “improved overall app performance.” Gapless playback is something that...

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16 major iOS 14 features Apple ‘borrowed’ from Android and Google

16 major iOS 14 features Apple ‘borrowed’ from Android and Google

Unless you slept in really late today, you’re probably aware that Apple just dropped a whole pile of news on the world at large, including improvements to iOS and iPadOS, as well as some plans to switch to ARM chipsets in MacBooks. But mixed in with all the individual feature announcements we heard at WWDC were...

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Apple is doing Google a huge favor with iOS 14

Apple is doing Google a huge favor with iOS 14

Apple’s WWDC event is still ongoing, but already a single theme has emerged in the upcoming iOS 14 release: The company is taking quite a lot of cues from Android. In fact, I think the majority of the iOS segment was probably covering features that, in one way or another, originated on Android. But that’s...

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Here’s what you need to know about Apple and Google’s COVID-tracking tool

Here’s what you need to know about Apple and Google’s COVID-tracking tool

This story was originally published 2020/04/10 11:26am PDTon Apr 10, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/07 12:42pm PDTMay 7, 2020.  Getting over the novel coronavirus pandemic, health experts and officials say, will take an extensive contact tracing regime in order to determine who will be able to get back to normal life the fastest and who...

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