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There aren't many things that Apple can do that really get the Android community fired up and angry. Sure, Android fans might get annoyed when Apple tries to act as if it is the first to "perfect" hardware or software features that appeared on Android devices years before, but nothing has struck a chord quite like the announcement yesterday that it would purchase popular app Dark Sky. What is Dark Sky? Dark Sky is a weather app that can be installed on both iOS and Android devices, and has gained quite a following since its initial Kickstarter campaign launched back in 2012. Since then, it has grown into a software giant that provides API access to other weather apps and websites.... Read more...
Google may be an archrival of Apple, but you know what they say: keep your enemies closer. The search giant has never shied away from producing excellent apps for the iOS ecosystem. After all, a Google user on an Apple phone is still a Google user. In a bid to continue to expand its footprint in the Apple App Store, Google has just published a "News and Weather" app for iOS that combines two of the most commonly used scenarios on a smartphone into a single, tailored app experience. The News and Weather app works on iPhone and iPad, but the visual cues are straight from Android. It's an interesting dynamic, but it looks pretty snazzy even on Apple's newest version of iOS. For avid Google users,... Read more...
Facebook is a social network that's maturing before our eyes. What started as a simple way for university students to keep in touch has blossomed into a company with publicly traded stocks, and with that comes an expectation to get better, slicker, and add more features over time. Google, on the other hand, has been pushing hard to make Google+ the go-to network when planning events. After all, if you invite people who also use Google Calendar, you can see right away if there are any conflicts in scheduling. But Facebook wants a piece of that pie as well. The company has just added a new feature that includes the weather forecast for your upcoming event, and it's also being embedded in several... Read more...
With all due respect to meteorologists, the weather makes for a boring topic and the only time it should be discussed is when planning a trip or organizing an outside event. With that in mind, it only seems logical that Google would integrate a weather layer onto Google Maps, and that's exactly what the sultan of search has done. The weather layer shows current temperatures and conditions all over the planet, so unless the forecasts suddenly changes, you'll know if you're heading into a snowstorm on your cross-country trip. You access the weather layer by hovering over the widget in the upper right corner and selecting it from the list of options. Zoom out to see current temps and conditions... Read more...