Tag Archive: Ditches


Googlebot ditches iPhone disguise to become an Android

Googlebot, the giant webcrawler that Google uses to scan webpages and update its index, is ditching its iPhone disguise to become an Android. Rather ironically, the tool has been masquerading as an Apple device running iOS 8.3 for years, but it will soon become a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to become more efficient. Googlebot […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Free at last! Apple finally ditches controversial antitrust monitor

Apple has finally ditched its controversial antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich after two years of what Apple acknowledges has been a “rocky relationship.” Bromwich was first installed in Cupertino back in October 2013, after Apple was found to have illegally colluded with five book publishers to raise e-book prices in a way that was deemed to have hurt Apple’s competition. […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Bridget Jones ditches her diary for an iPad in new movie

Is there a single company existence which manages to get more publicity from third parties than Apple? Universal Pictures has just released its first image for the upcoming Renee Zellweger movie Bridget Jones’ Baby, and… frankly, it looks a whole lot like an advert for the iPad Air 2. The movie, which also stars Colin Firth […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Amazon shrinks hardware division, ditches projects following Fire phone flop

Amazon has dismissed dozens of engineers and ditched a handful of hardware projects following its dismal attempt at tackling the smartphone market, according to a new report. The retail giant has also restructured what’s left of its hardware division, combining what was two separate units into one. “In recent weeks Amazon has dismissed dozens of […]

HTC ditches its own design language to copy the iPhone

HTC appears to have given up on its own design language in an effort to make its next flagship smartphone an iPhone clone. Leaked images of the so-called HTC Aero look almost identical to an iPhone 6, with the same flat form factor and protruding camera. The HTC One series has offered some of the prettiest […]

Apple Watch charger concept ditches the cord for portability

We don’t have any major problems with the Apple Watch charger that comes in the box with the device — although nobody has been able to give me a solid answer as to why the cord has to be so damned long. But one design company thinks it isn’t quite portable enough. InnovationBox has its […]

Twitter ditches the 140-character limit for direct messages

Twitter has finally delivered on its promise to remove the 140-character limit from direct messages, so you’ll no longer have to send several of them when you’re feeling chatty. The new 10,000-character limit will be available on the web, and in first- and third-party Twitter apps. By removing the character limit for DMs, Twitter is […]

Apple ditches Nest for HomeKit-compatible Ecobee

If you have plans this weekend to saunter into your local Apple Store and pick up a Nest thermostat for your increasingly connected home, we have bad news for you: The company is no longer offering the device for sale…

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UpTo Reinvents The iPhone’s Calendar (Again), Ditches Social For Simple [Daily Freebie]

UpTo’s original take on the iPhone calendar was fairly unusual. the app allowed you to follow the calendars of friends or organizations, whose events then appeared on your calendar; you could the interact withe the events more or less the…

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Russian Government Ditches iPads For Samsung Tablets

Russian government officials have ditched the iPad in favor of Samsung-made tablets according to a recent report. The move was supposedly made to “ensure tighter security.” Russia’s telecoms minister Nikolai Nikiforov notes that Russian officials switched over to Samsung tablets…

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