We'll get into the details in a bit, but the big news Wednesday had to be Google unloading its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo at what appears to be a huge loss — and during the same week that the Android maker announced a sweeping patent-sharing deal with Samsung, which can't be just a coincidence. More on that in a moment, but for now, here's what else went down on Wednesday...
Although the tech media loves to tout how Android is battering iOS when it comes to hardware sales, there's no denying that Apple's App Store continues to dominate the a mobile business, as its 2013 sales once again prove.
Apple loves milestones, but Cupertino appears to be sitting out its latest accomplishment as the App Store is now home to more than a million apps -- although it's not actually the first time that's happened.
As you've probably heard, Apple's App Store hit 50 billion downloads on Wednesday, which means we've all been waiting with bated breath to find out who the lucky so-and-so was -- and which app they purchased.
Looks like we're going to kick off the weekend with an extra app-tacular edition of the recap, given that Thursday was a veritable bounty of App Store selections. If the actual titles don't get you excited, maybe Apple's $10,000 gift card will -- and all you have to do is be the one who downloads the 50 billionth title from the App Store. That shouldn't be too difficult, right…?
Do you remember where you were nine years ago? Some of us were probably sitting by our computers waiting for Google to invite us to join Gmail, the search giant's fledgling email service which has grown to be equally huge almost a decade later. And if that's not enough milestone for you, Roku has now sold its five millionth player since 2008! We've owned at least five of them during that time, so are you one of those who have the other 4,999,995?
300 million users is a milestone worth bragging about for any software developer, but when you're a web browser underdog like Opera, that number comes with at least one forward-thinking change on the way.
Hard to believe that the month of December is nearly half over already, with less than two weeks until the Christmas holiday! Things have certainly been quite busy in the tech world, with plenty of new or updated apps released and a plethora of services also getting new features this week. And what's this about a new untethered jailbreak? Read on to find out more...