Apple and Facebook take aim at Google
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/06/2012 19:26
Apple has struck a new alliance with Facebook to integrate the social network into its iPhone, iPad and Mac operating system at the same time as it introduces a range of new MacBook computers.
The ability to post photos, map locations and links to Facebook directly from Apple devices marks a thawing in what has been seen as a potentially adversarial relationship and will bolster the two companies' efforts to compete with Google.
Apple Veers Away From Google
Apple Inc. unveiled a series of software features for its mobile phones and computers Monday that place erstwhile partner Google Inc. squarely in its path.
Speaking at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco, Apple chief Tim Cook and other executives revealed no major surprises to its product line as some attendees had hoped. But Apple did show off a number of new software programs that as a whole underscore how the company is distancing itself from Google.