Would You Buy Apple’s iPad Mini?

Bloomberg reports, that two individuals with knowledge of the project say Apple is designing a 7 to 8 inch tablet “iPad Mini” to compete with less-expensive alternatives like Google’s new Nexus 7 model.

Google designed the $200 Nexus 7 after Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is currently the only tablet to gain any significant traction against the iPad by completely undercutting Apple’s dominant tablet presence through price ($200 Kindle Fire to $500 iPad). Continue reading

Apple Gets What They Want: New Galaxy Nexus Patch to Disable Features

A patch update for the Galaxy Nexus may be rolling out as early as tonight. One issue? The search feature used to make web queries as well as search for items and applications on your Android phone infringes on Apple’s “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system” patent. Google will now have to disable most of the functionality of the search feature allowing it to only make web queries, while Google continues to appeal the ruling.  Continue reading

Google I/O: 10 Android Jelly Bean Features that Ruined Apple’s Day

If I could only be a fly on the wall in whatever room Tim Cook inevitably watch Google I/O’s keynote from. It’s one of those moments where the breeze shifts direction and the momentum picks up – just not for Apple. There is a changing of the guard happening and it’s already here. Most Android users have known this for years, but now it’s official. Android is the leader. Continue reading

3 Features Google Music Needs to Fix to Compete with iTunes

Google is trying desperately to get you to use their music service – which has been available for over a year now and out of Beta for seven months. There are several things the music service does better than any other, but adoption rates have been less than what Google would have wanted. When Google Music launched (now titled Google Play Music, Music Play, whatever), the service’s store failed to have all of the major labels (Warner Music Group). In fact, the service still fails to feature Warner Music Group. It seems not everyone was convinced it would be a success. So far, it’s still hard to tell.

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RUMOR: Jelly Beans in June? Android 5.0 with a Surprise Release Date

If you’ve had an Android device for longer than a year, chances are you’ve grown accustomed to waiting. What I mean is you’ve probably waited, waited, and waited some more for the latest mobile OS. Chances are that by the time you’ve received something close to the latest rendition of Android, the next update is probably right around the corner. Well, a new rumor is circulating that Jelly Bean (Android 5.0) could be closer to release than initially thought. How close? Try Google’s I/O Developer Conference in June. Continue reading