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Gmail “categories” update arrives on iOS to join desktop and Android

Gmail “categories” update arrives on iOS to join desktop and Android

Now that the Android version has officially (past the APK, even) arrived on smartphones, tablets, and in web browsers for all [Android] devices, Google's iOS edition of the new category-laden Gmail has been pushed to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches galore. This update brings largely the same experience to Apple's mobile operating system that we saw yesterday with Android, here offering up Google's new integration of pre-baked categorization of your email. This update, like all others, is a free update and requires the user to tap "update" in the App Store to make it real.

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Chrome iOS update brings chatty Google voice search

Chrome iOS update brings chatty Google voice search

While the Google Search app brought the voice recognition and smart responses of the most recent update to the Google Search engine to iOS, this week it goes in-browser with Chrome as well. The Chrome web browser update comes in with natural voice recognition and searching without typing - sort of like what you get with Siri. Here voice recognition gets a boost, quicker recognition with text streaming as you chat, and responses spoken aloud.

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Tim Cook responds to competition talk at D11: “Usage is off the charts”

Tim Cook responds to competition talk at D11: “Usage is off the charts”

Today Tim Cook responded to an array of questions from Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, responding first to a question of Apple's current state of business. Noting that in the year between here and last year's interview, Samsung appeared to have "grown stronger", working with an Android app store with "a number that's higher" than Apples - Mossberg even added that Apple's stock was down "significantly." Cook was having none of it, responding to Mossberg's "is Apple in trouble" with a clear "absolutely not."

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Google Play Music All Access hits the iPhone through gMusic

Google Play Music All Access hits the iPhone through gMusic

This week the folks at the app called gMusic have pushed through an update to include Google Play Music All Access for iOS users - iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch included. This update is one that allows the app to stream music using the app's ability to access all features included in the Android Google Music app, here "unofficially" on Apple's devices. Google Play Music All Access is a service that was introduced earlier this month at Google's yearly developers conference Google I/O 2013, working with a monthly subscriber fee for streaming "radio" access to the full Google Music library.

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Moshi Mythro Earbuds offer high-end sound with Tolkien twist

Moshi Mythro Earbuds offer high-end sound with Tolkien twist

Fans of the JRR Tolkien novel series Lord of the Rings will remember the mystical metal known as Mithril, rare and precious as the finest diamonds, as strong as the hills themselves. Here in the earbuds known as Mythro from the folks at Moshi, the excellence in the name is called upon to present a pair of sound blasters that are surrounded by a durable metal casing, bring on high-quality sound, and don't cost a mint doing so. Have a peek at what the makers of fine accessories have conjured up!

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Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

Smarter Stand for iPhone Review

We talked about the Smarter Stand for iPad over the summer last year, and the company behind the product ended up shattering their initial Kickstarter goal, reaching over $150,000 in contributions. However, they’re back again, but with a solution for iPhone users. The Smarter Stand for iPhone incorporates a stand and a headphone wrapper in one small package. The Kickstarter campaign ends this Wednesday, April 10, and they’ve already surpassed their original Kickstarter goal of $15,000. However, you can still get in on the action and pre-order one for yourself. However, we ended up getting some samples to try out and see if the Smarter Stand for iPhone lives up to the hype.

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