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Angry Fandroids are losing it over Apple’s latest Android app

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Apple's latest app for Android is getting the response you'd expect.
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Apple's latest app for Android is getting the response you'd expect. Photo: Apple
Apple’s latest app for Android is getting the response you’d expect. Photo: Apple

Apple’s latest app for Android is a bitter, ahem, Pill+ for Fandroids to swallow — with numerous one-star reviews already hitting the Google Play Store.

Arriving yesterday, the app lets users control and manage their newly-launched Beats Pill+ speaker, including allowing multiple users to take control of the music playing from a speaker, or configuring two speakers to achieve a higher volume level.

But, of course, it’s made by Apple. So by the ancient laws of Android it must be punished!

Google boss says innovation is key to iOS search deal

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Could Apple really dump Google search? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac
Could Apple really dump Google search? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Ever since Apple replaced Google Maps with its own solution there have been rumors that Google Search might be next on the chopping block. Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has called the Safari search deal one of the premiere search deals in the world, and that her company would be more than happy to take over.

Google’s VP of products, Sundar Pichai, doesn’t sound worried about Google losing its spot anytime soon though. In an interview with Forbes, Pichai touched on his company’s complicated search relationship with Apple, saying the best way to avoid getting sidelined is to keep adding innovative features.

Google Currents Adds Offline Reading, Instant Online Sync, And More In Latest Update

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Google’s beautiful magazine-esque news reader has received its first major update today. The update takes care of a slew of issues but most importantly, it takes care of the painfully slow syncing. Users will now have instant online sync as well as sync speeds 7x faster than the previous version. Other improvements to the app include: