Microsoft only introduced its iPhone keyboard—Word Flow for iPhone—in April and the company is already moving to version 2.0. The latest update from the Microsoft Garage project, which launched on Tuesday, adds some new search features that appear to be a direct response to Google’s Gboard that rolled out in mid-May. Word Flow’s new GIF ...continue reading Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

August 21, 2016, 4:49 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons On Friday, The New York Times reported that, in addition to murky negotiations with General Motors, Lyft has broached acquisition talks with Apple, Amazon, Google, Didi Chuxing—and even arch-rival Uber. The talks and inquiries have taken place over the past several months, and ...continue reading Lyft Reportedly Failed to Sell Itself to Apple, Amazon, Google—and Uber – Fortune

Ride hailing company Lyft recently approached several companies including Apple in an attempt to sell itself, according to a report by The New York Times. The second-largest ride hailing firm in the U.S. held talks with or contacted Apple, Amazon, General Motors, Uber, Google, and Didi Chuxing over a potential sale, but was unable to ...continue reading Ride Hailing Firm Lyft Courted Apple in Attempted Sale

An AT&T Logo is pictured on the side of a building in Pasadena, California, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON More than 30 major technology companies are joining the U.S. government to crack down on automated, prerecorded telephone calls that regulators have labeled a "scourge." AT&T Inc (T.N), Google parent ...continue reading AT&T, Apple, Google to work on 'robocall' crackdown – Reuters

After years of planning, and testing phases over the last few months, Uber this month will begin allowing customers in Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from within its ride-hailing app. As noted by Bloomberg, "no automotive or technology company has yet achieved" the public launch of a self-driving service, passing rivals Google, Tesla, and Ford, ...continue reading Uber Will Begin Picking Up Pittsburgh Users in Self-Driving Cars This Month

Meet Duo Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger—what’s one more video chat app to add to your arsenal? Google finally shipped Duo, the video chat app it announced earlier on in the year at its annual developer’s conference. There’s also a companion messaging app, called Allo, coming soon. Until then, this is your first glimpse into Google’s attempt at ...continue reading 8 things you need to know about Duo, Google's new video chat app

Apple chairman Arthur D. Levinson and general counsel Bruce Sewell recently sold approximately $7.6 million and $2.5 million worth of company shares respectively, according to SEC documents filed electronically this week. Levinson sold 70,000 shares of common stock on August 9 for an average price of $108.68, while Sewell disposed of 23,305 shares for an ...continue reading Apple's Chairman and Top Lawyer Cash in Combined $10M in Stock Bonuses

Apple’s latest diversity report shows the tech giant may be closer to achieving racial and gender parity among its workforce than the rest of the industry — but only slightly so. Over the past two years, Apple has actively increased its recruitment of women and underrepresented minorities — specifically black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, ...continue reading Apple's diversity report is better than that of most tech companies — with one exception – Vox

According to data from Strategy Analytics, Apple shipped just 800,000 smartphones in india in the second quarter of 2016. That's fairly typical of its recent performance in the world's third largest smartphone market, but still down compared to the same quarter last year, when it shipped 1.2 million handsets. india is expected to buy some 139 million ...continue reading Apple is taking a beating in India, the world's third largest smartphone market – The Verge

Every time you visit a website you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This article runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on a Mac. It ...continue reading Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for OS X El Capitan