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Windows Phone’s enterprise pitch falls flat; iOS remains top dog for big business

One of Windows Phone’s advantages over other mobile operating systems is Microsoft’s enterprise software pedigree. The company has been pushing its smartphones as products for businesses that need to manage a large fleet of devices. But according to Good Technology’s Mobility Index Report, Microsoft hasn’t been making any headway in its attempt to draw enterprise… Read More

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iTunes U update brings course creation to iPad, aims to expand Apple’s footprint in schools

An update to Apple’s iTunes U app, announced this morning, will let teachers create and manage courses directly on the iPad for the first time, as the company tries to integrate its tablet more deeply into classrooms. Teachers will now be able to develop content for their students on their iPad by importing files from iBooks… Read More

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Amazon’s iOS video app gets free first episodes, plus HBO shows, in bid to attract new users

Amazon is giving TV-loving iPhone and iPad users a new incentive to try its Instant Video app. The company released an update today that allows iOS users to view the first episode of many shows for free, with interstitial ads. That means people interested in trying a show out before buying it can get a taste of what they would… Read More

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Apple capitalizes on Amazon’s contract dispute with sale on Hachette pre-orders

Apple is currently featuring a limited-time sale on pre-orders for 26 upcoming e-books, including J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm” (her second book written under the pen name Robert Galbraith), four new books from James Patterson and Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking.” People can pick up those books through the iBookstore for $9.99 each, and get… Read More

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IMDb updates mobile apps, tops 100 million downloads

Amazon subsidiary IMDb, known for its giant compilation of Hollywood data, refreshed its apps for iOS and Android today, and announced that users on those mobile platforms have downloaded the company’s apps more than 100 million times. iPhone and iPad users now get access to “Times,” a new feature that gives users the ability to browse showtimes and purchase… Read More

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Windows and Mac meet Android in expanded Parallels Access remote desktop app

Parallels is releasing its Parallels Access remote desktop app for Android, making it possible to run Windows and Mac applications on Android-based tablets and phones, using an online connection to access apps and files on a computer at home or work. The company is also expanding its existing Parallels Access iOS app to include the iPhone, and reducing the required annual… Read More

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WWDC: new Continuity features tie together Mac, iPhone and iPad

Apple’s device ecosystem just got tied even closer together. Craig Federighi, the company’s Senior Vice President for Software Engineering, announced a host of new “Continuity” features for iOS and OS X at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference today that are designed to bring the iPhone, iPad and Mac together. They’ll be included in the launch of… Read More

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Apple exec Eddy Cue: ‘We’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple’

Eddy Cue is very optimistic about what Apple has in store for consumers later this year. Cue, who serves as Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, told an audience at Re/code’s Code Conference tonight that he thinks consumers will like what the Cupertino-based tech company plans to unveil. “Later this year, we’ve… Read More

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Dear Apple: Here’s what we want from iOS 8

If recent traditions hold, Apple will unveil the features of iOS 8 as a part of its keynote session at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco during the first week of June. We don’t know much about what’s coming in this year’s presentation, thanks to Apple’s culture of secrecy, but here are the biggest improvements I’d… Read More