Tag Archives: Android

Why iTunes on Android makes no sense

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about Apple launching an iTunes app on Android. The prospect is certainly interesting, even if the rumors are somewhat dubious, and it got me thinking about the likelihood of Apple branching out iTunes.  Firstly, Apple launching iTunes on Android would be a big deal. To set the context a bit, providing Apple…

HTC One (M8) running iOS would make a fantastic iPhone

Not long ago, I wrote a piece detailing what I’d love to see in the next iPhone. We’re all sure Apple is going to release a new iPhone this year, and for the sake of ease, we’ll call it iPhone 6. In my list of things I’d like to see, most important were a bigger display, curved body and a better battery life. On each of those features, the HTC One…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 spec sheet comparison

As is customary when a major new phone is announced, we like to compare the specs with our own favorite device, and boy have we got a great smartphone to look at today. HTC just finished announcing its latest super-phone. The “all new” HTC One – codenamed the M8 – picks up from where 2013′s HTC One left off, refined it, improved it and slapped another…

iTunes app for Android in the works according to sketchy rumor

According to a somewhat sketchy rumor that is making the round on the interwebs today, Apple is considering making an on-demand streaming service à la Spotify, but – here’s the kicker – it may also be considering an iTunes application for Android. Yes, you read that (and the title) correctly. From Billboard… Apple has opened exploratory talks with…

If Apple was doomed and iPhone didn’t exist, which smartphone platform would you be using? [poll]

I’ve been thinking a lot about iPhone’s impact on the market recently. Some of it was spurred by all the recent talk surrounding Kane’s “Haunted Empire” book, and the pre-disposition the author had towards Apple’s inevitable failure. All in all, it seems to be another “Apple is doomed” article, printed on more pages, with more words, inside a cover….

Are the Smartphone App Wars over and has Apple won?

In what is increasingly becoming a two-horse race, the two major platforms in the smartphone space, iOS and Android, are frequently compared. Market share, usage share, mind share, openness, security, ease of use, custimizability, availability of apps, and so on and so forth, are all brought up when the two platforms are brought together. Apps in…

Steve Wozniak thinks Apple should make an Android phone

Speaking to WIRED at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a recommendation for his former company: build an Android phone. While Wozniak is known to be a fan of some Android devices, and is no longer involved in the day-to-day running of Apple, his comments may come as a surprise: There’s…