Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

 Flutter Live announced Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of Google’s UI toolkit for creating beautiful, native experiences for iOS and Android from a single codebase. Flutter is not meant to replace the traditional Apple and Android app models for building mobile apps. Instead, it’s an app engine meant for embedding into an existing […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

We are constantly on the go—whether bouncing between the gym, work, school, errands, or just chilling—and Spotify’s smartwatches are the tool to help keep us up to speed. Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favourite music and podcasts without missing a […]

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads

Amazon has made a deal with Apple that will see the Cupertino tech company sell its products — including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — directly on Amazon, according to a report from CNET. Amazon has sold Apple products before, but those have been from third-party sellers, which means that the prices are often variable […]

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]

Apple app store ads set to become a $2BN business by 2020

Apple app store ads set to become a $2BN business by 2020

Apple’s Search Ads business could be set to generate more than $500m in revenue this and then make four times that by 2020. According to a note from Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, seen by CNBC, Search Ad revenue for Apple could approach $2bn by 2020 – and that’s a “conservative” estimate. With this development, it’s […]

Amazon’s Alexa spreads her wings with headphone roll-out

Amazon’s Alexa spreads her wings with headphone roll-out

Amazon’s Alexa is set for further expansion following a partnership with chip maker Qualcomm to integrate the voice assistant within wireless headphones. The pairing means that Bluetooth headphone manufacturers will be able to enhance the functionality of their devices by inserting custom microchips which enable pairing with a phone enabled with Alexa. In this way users will be able to talk […]

Kenshoo announces support of Apple Search Ads

Kenshoo announces support of Apple Search Ads

Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, announced it has become an Apple Search Ads Authorised Reseller, adding support for Apple Search Ads to the Kenshoo Marketing Platform. Apple Search Ads helps marketers with app discovery by offering them the opportunity to promote their app at the top of relevant search results on the App […]

Apple acquires AR lens-focused startup Akonia Holographics

Apple acquires AR lens-focused startup Akonia Holographics

Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics, a Colorado-based startup that focuses on making lenses for augmented reality (AR) glasses. The purchase is yet another indicator that the tech giant is hard at work on a wearable AR device. Akonia Holographics was founded in 2012 by a group of holography scientists, and originally focused on holographic data storage […]

Huawei overtakes Apple as the second-largest smartphone seller

Huawei overtakes Apple as the second-largest smartphone seller

Huawei has taken Apple’s spot as the world’s second top-selling smartphone manufacturer, according to Gartner. The report notes that Huawei sold 49.8 million units in the second quarter of 2018, taking 13.3 percent of the smartphone market share and beating out Apple’s 44.7 million units. The report confirms another report from Counterpoint research. That 13.3 percent market […]

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