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Apple’s AirPods work great with Android phones, and today they are just $145

These don’t go on sale all that often.

Amazon is currently offering the popular wireless headphones from Apple for $ 144.99, which is about $ 15 off the normal going rate. We don’t see many discounts (outside of Costco’s recurring one) for these truly wireless headphones from Apple, so if you have been looking for a set, this is a deal you won’t want to miss out on.

Don’t forget, just because Apple makes the headphones doesn’t  [Read More…]

Android is finally ready to take on Apple’s iMessage

Google has announced upcoming plans to integrate Rich Communication Services in Android Messages, with the help of a service called “Chat”. This is expected to become available later this year.

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How does Apple’s new push for the education compare to Chromebooks in the classroom?

Apple’s new education offerings are clearly aimed at the Chromebook but are they enough?

Hooray competition!

Apple had its focus on education event in Chicago this week, and the company is getting serious about taking back one market it used to have under tight control: the classroom. Not too long ago, if you were to look at the computing products school systems were buying you would have seen an Apple logo on almost all of them. Apple  [Read More…]

Apple’s Grammy ads were all about Apple. Google’s was about the rest of us

The iPhone X has Animoji, if you didn’t know. … Google had stories of hope to tell instead.

I admit, I still have no idea what a Despacito is. I can’t tell if Khalid is a DJ or just a regular dude. The line blurs between SZA and Sia (though they both kick some serious ass) and Pink looked exceptionally blonde to me. (Those high notes, though.)

I’m a nearly 40-year-old white guy. The Grammys maybe aren’t for me  [Read More…]

Fact-checking Apple’s iPhone X event

Congrats on the event, Apple. Now lets talk a bit.

Android fans are no stranger to Apple events containing a jab or two at the competition, often lacking context to make things seem rosy and awesome for App fans. The September event for Apple is usually for the next iPhone, but this event had a lot of things to talk about from the comfort of the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. For nearly two hours, Apple captivated  [Read More…]

Google’s Tango and Apple’s ARKit approach augmented reality from opposite sides

If you ask half the tech world right now, Apple is on the verge of inventing augmented reality.

While some degree of eye-rolling is appropriate, it is true that ARKit is going to accomplish something special by being available on such a large number of phones and tablets with nothing more than a software update. It’s the kind of thing that gets Android owners wondering why Google didn’t go this route, choosing instead to invest so heavily  [Read More…]

Apple’s AirPods may be the best Bluetooth earbuds for Android

Can you use the AirPods with an Android phone?

I picked up a pair of AirPods last week, and have been using them with my iPhone, Mac and other Apple devices. The experience is fantastic — seamless, even — and the sound isn’t half bad, either. When you first open the dental floss-like lid and place an iPhone nearby, the two gadgets talk to one another, and a little window pops up on the iPhone’s screen to  [Read More…]

Post Jobs, Apple’s design and innovation have become stale and rotten

When Apple announces its annual update to the iPhone it amazes me how the entire world stops to take note of the latest changes and upgrades. News channels around the globe report about about every single feature, and even the late night TV shows poke fun at Apple and its fans for their unrelenting fanboyism.

Here’s how to check if you have Amazon credit from Apple’s ebook settlement

If you’re expecting any credit coming your way from Kindle purchases as a result of Apple’s ebook antitrust case, Amazon now has a convenient way to check. The retailer is now alerting Kindle users to the settlement payments on its Kindle site, along with a look at how much credit you can expect to receive.

Says Amazon:

In November 2014, a federal court approved a Settlement of antitrust lawsuits brought against Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) by State Attorneys  [Read More…]

Google reportedly plans to match Apple’s new subscription revenue sharing split

Following Apple’s debut of a new revenue sharing model for app subscriptions, which now allows app publishers to keep 85% of subscription revenues instead of the previous 70%, a new report claims Google plans to match that split.

As reported by Recode, Google’s plans will differ in one significant aspect, however: while Apple requires publishers to stick to the current 70/30 split for the first year a subscriber is paying before switching, Google’s split would take  [Read More…]