Android dominated the global smartphone market by a wide margin in 2014: IDC

By on February 25, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

Android dominated the global smartphone market by a wide margin in 2014: IDC

The latest report by IDC shares stats on the worldwide smartphone market shipments in the fourth quarter and the calendar year for 2014. The report reveals that 81.5 percent smartphones that were shipped in 2014 ran on Android OS, while Apple's iPhones followed behind making up 4.8 percent of total smartphone shipments. More →
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Uninstall! Top 20 Android apps that drain your smartphone’s battery and impact performance

By on February 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

Uninstall! Top 20 Android apps that drain your smartphone’s battery and impact performance

If you are one of the many Android users frustrated with your smartphone’s reduced performance levels and battery life, here are some of the apps that you need to steer clear of. AVG Technologies has published a report revealing some of the most popular apps that adversely affect your Android smartphone. More →
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Watch Oscars 2015 live stream on PC, Android and iOS in India

By on February 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM.

Watch Oscars 2015 live stream on PC, Android and iOS in India

The annual Academy Awards are back, and this time the line-up of nominations is nothing short of epic. Movies like The Imitation Game, Whiplash, Selma, American Sniper and Birdman are all eyeing the golden trophy in anticipation. Considering the time difference, the show is to air tomorrow at 5:30AM on Star World and Star Movies. The repeat telecast is set to happen at 8.30PM the same day. But for those who love the world of  Internet and mobile, here's how you can catch the Oscars live on these platforms. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S6 to come pre-installed with apps that would make Google nervous

By on February 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S6 to come pre-installed with apps that would make Google nervous

The Galaxy S6 is turning out to be one of the most anticipated smartphones to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month and leaks are coming thick and fast about Samsung's next flagship smartphone. An earlier report had suggested that the Galaxy S6 would come with a bloat-free TouchWiz UI, which would no doubt be a wide change from earlier bloated versions of Samsung's proprietary UI. However, the latest rumor might provide an interesting twist to the tale. More →
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Google to reportedly make Internet access free for select apps in India on Android One smartphones, another blow to net neutrality

By on February 14, 2015 at 9:41 PM.

Google to reportedly make Internet access free for select apps in India on Android One smartphones, another blow to net neutrality

Google is tying up with select app developers and carriers in India, which would allow users to use those apps for free. This is yet another attempt by Google to lower the cost of Internet access to users. Earlier Google had tied up with Airtel to provide a free Internet zone where users could access some services including Google Search for free. The news comes on the heels of RCom partnering with Facebook to provide free access to some websites as well as Facebook to all its subscribers. More →
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Apple iOS dominated enterprise segment globally in 2014: Report

By on February 12, 2015 at 11:04 AM.

Apple iOS dominated enterprise segment globally in 2014: Report

Apple's iOS mobile platform dominates the enterprise segment with about 64 percent share worldwide in 2014, followed by Android with 27 percent and Windows at 9 percent, a report by virtualization solutions firm Citrix said today. More →
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Apple to launch Beats-powered music streaming service for iOS and Android

By on February 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM.

Apple to launch Beats-powered music streaming service for iOS and Android

Ever since Apple bought Beats Audio last year, there have been speculations about how the Cupertino-based company will use the latter’s expertise and technology. 9To5Mac’s Mark Gurman cites his sources claiming that Apple will be launching a Beats-powered music streaming service for iOS and Android. More →
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Google slyly launches Android 5.1 Lollipop on Android One, here’s what’s new

By on February 5, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

Google slyly launches Android 5.1 Lollipop on Android One, here’s what’s new

Google’s Android One website for Indonesia accidentally (or intentionally) yesterday revealed that the next Lollipop update is referred to as 5.1. While there is no word on the availability or an official changelog, a few leaked screenshots reveal some of the forthcoming changes. More →
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Apple’s iOS 8 adoption reaches 72% while Android Lollipop languishes at 1.6%

By on February 4, 2015 at 1:04 PM.

Apple’s iOS 8 adoption reaches 72% while Android Lollipop languishes at 1.6%

Apple users have been fast adopting to the iOS 8 and if the latest statistics are to be believed, 72 percent of iOS devices (iPhones, iPads and iPod touch) are running on the latest version of iOS. In contrast, just 1.6 percent Android devices run on Lollipop and even last year's KitKat has so far failed to cross 40 percent adoption. More →
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