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Some apps in Apple’s App Store rejected for mentioning Pebble support

The Pebble smartwatch and OS may have been around longer than either the Android Wear platform and the Apple Watch, but that doesn't mean it's going to get a "free pass", at least not from Apple. Reports say that some apps are being rejected from publication in the Apple App Store, because they make mention of Pebble Smartwatch support. This doesn't bode well for the rumor that Google plans to make their platform open to iOS as well.

Cyanogen raises $80M for anti-Google warchest

It’s been a while since someone had the guts and the cojones to take on Google at its own game, but most forward-looking people in the industry agree that it’s right about time someone did. Enter the loud and confident Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen, Inc., last year’s enfant terrible of the mobile tech industry. His most recent fundraising round generated around USD$80 million, even famously without Microsoft’s support, and everything seems to be “green-and-go” for Cyanogen OS.

Rumors say Android Wear soon to have WiFi, gesture control

After Apple has finally announced more details about their very first wearable, the Apple Watch, it seems highly unlikely that Google will not make even more improvements to their very own Android Wear smartwatch platform. Rumors about the next update to the software says that it will finally turn on the WiFi support, as well as give users easier access to the apps and notifications on their smartwatches.

Google to reportedly release Android Wear app for iOs devices

With a lot of skepticism and not much excitement about the soon-to-be released Apple Watch, Google is reportedly already preparing to venture into the tough world of iOS users and release the Android Wear app for iPhone and iPad users. A French technology website is citing sources close to the tech giant, saying this is not a too far-out possibility as they are trying to expand their wearable market, even beyond the already large Android-using market.

Google submits plans for moveable, “futuristic” new digs

While a lot of offices around the world have used the Google HQ in Silicon Valley as an inspiration for their own creative, unique, sometimes weird office spaces, the tech giant seems not content with their current already awesome hub. They have submitted a proposal to the Mountain View local government to expand their existing corporate offices into block-like structures that can eventually be moved around as they expect to be moving around when they expand in the future.

Android’s Global Smartphone Profit Share only 11 percent, says Strategy Analytics

The smartphone era will never come to an end. This isn’t just my prediction but I think even if tablets and wearables become popular, the smartphone will be a standard mobile device more than the two. Laptops are more preferred now over desktop computers. However, tablets are more preferred over laptops. But between a tablet and a smartphone, more people would go for a smartphone because it’s more portable and has more features than a tablet because of the call and text functions. Honestly, you can do almost anything on the smartphone now…even work!

iA Writer finally arrives on Android devices

There are a lot of note-taking and writing apps out there in the market, but there are times when you have a writing deadline or a very important article or report to write, where you don't need any distractions from the app's other features. Our iOS friends have been enjoying one such minimalist app for the past years, but now it has finally arrived for Android devices, and a blog post from the developer might also signal a new appreciation of Android for those who have been on the "other side".

Cortana and Siri voice recordings are evaluated

We don't have confirmation about this piece of news (or rumor) but a Reddit user recently posted that he now works for a company that listens to voice recordings and commands sent to Siri and Cortana. A company known as Walk N’ Talk Technologies is said to be in the business of checking voice to text translations and interpretations. FallenMyst, the Reddit user, said that he just started in his new job that requires him to listen to audio recordings of commands.

Motorola responds to veiled criticism from Apple’s Jonny Ive

While Apple's lead designer, Sir Jonathan Ive, did not exactly say the brand's name in a recent interview, Motorola felt like they had to respond, because he was obviously talking about them. Motorola President Rick Osterloh said their company just has a "different philosophy" while also managing to take a few potshots at Apple and their "outrageous" prices.
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