The two companies seem fated to compete ever more fiercely over mobile computing.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
An ambitious European project wants to build super-real simulations to help predict the future.
The Gauss malware uncovered last week features a mystery payload.
A new social network is free from ads, but burdened with expectations.
Did spies or criminals make a sophisticated new malware targeting Lebanese banks?
A service called Mobilescope acts as a watchdog, alerting users when apps copy and transmit sensitive information.
Mining workers' messages for emotional trends could help managers monitor morale, but the technology struggles with humor.
The victim's Apple devices suddenly went dark last Friday. Similar attacks remain possible.
The movements of Android users let Google track live traffic—a service being extended to new countries and U.S. cities today.
A new technique could help companies like Facebook make money from your data without putting it at risk.