Google CEO Schmidt Resigns from Apple's Board
Today Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that he will resign his position on Apple's board of directors. This is significant because many felt that Google and Apple's businesses were beginning to overlap in too many areas for Schmidt to remain an effective and impartial member of Apple's board. Google and Apple both offer Internet browsers, mobile phone operating systems and many other similar products. Many of Google's products have been integrated with Apple's, especially on devices such as the iPhone, which uses Google's Maps product. Schmidt joined Apple's board in 2006, and will remain the CEO of Google.
Google Fit and Apple Health Can Now Talk to Google Calendar to Help Complete Goals
Google today announced new integration between its Google Goals tool and Google Fit and Apple Health. In order to help ease the process of meeting goals, Fit and Health can automatically record and mark users' goals in Google Calendar as "done." The tool is smart enough to see that if users set goals for something like "run at 6am" but never get out the door until 6:45, Goals will adjust automatically to reflect the user's actual behavior.
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.
Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board
Steve Ballmer today resigned from his position on Microsoft's board of directors effective immediately. Ballmer left the company's CEO post just six months ago, but said in a letter to current CEO Satya Nadella he felt his new obligations as owner of the LA Clippers, among others, will keep him too busy to participate meaningfully on Microsoft's board moving forward.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Google Maps for iOS Reaches the Apple Watch
Google today updated Google Maps for iOS and made the app compatible with the Apple Watch. Owners of Apple's wearable can view directions to places on their Apple Watch; view ETA comparisons between walking, driving, bicycling, and transit; and call places directly from the list of places.
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