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Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps 'in the future,' Google says

05/01/2017, 11:05 pm

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple's wearable at some point in the future.

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Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]

05/01/2017, 02:05 pm

In recent months, major companies that offered dedicated Apple Watch apps have since abandoned the platform, quietly removing support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store.

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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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Google adds iTunes, Apple Music shortcuts & more to iOS search cards

04/27/2017, 03:04 pm

Google on Thursday began adding streaming service links to the "knowledge panels" it displays in iOS search results, among them ones for Apple Music and iTunes.

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Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and automatic options.

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Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new hardware team'

04/21/2017, 02:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired two executives from Google's satellite division to head up "a new hardware team," with goals that are still unclear.

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Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

04/20/2017, 11:04 am

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser -- presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

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EFF: Google Chromebook is still spying on grade school students

04/19/2017, 06:04 pm

Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost Chromebooks on U.S. schools, enabling the mass collection and storage of information on children without the consent of their parents or even the understanding of many school administrators.

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Alphabet Verily begins research on 10,000 patients to 'map human health'

04/19/2017, 02:04 pm

Alphabet's health-focused moonshot Verily is launching Project Baseline -- a project to both track long-term health of 10,000 people, and to create a map of human health.

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Google Maps adds Timeline support on Apple's iPhone & iPad

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

Google on Tuesday announced another update to the iOS version of Google Maps, bringing support for a Timeline feature previously limited to Web and Android users.

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Apple A10 iPhone 7 speeds past Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, LG G6 & BBK 3T (with 2x RAM)

04/17/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple's lead in mobile performance--powered by the efficiency of iOS 10 and the computational speed of its custom A10 Fusion Application Processor--beats the newest, leading premium Androids in a wide range of tests from processor and 3D benchmarks to real-world device startup and app launching and multitasking. Not even 6GB of RAM and the extra cores of Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 835 can prop up the laggard, inefficient Android OS.

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Google Maps for iOS gets Directions widget, location sharing via iMessage app

04/17/2017, 06:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its Google Maps iOS app with a new lock screen widget bearing turn-by-turn directions, as well as iMessage integration for the mapping service's newly released location sharing feature.

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Google to patch Chrome phishing vulnerability already solved in Safari & Edge

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

Google is finally preparing to update its Chrome browser, available for platforms including macOS and iOS, with protection against a phishing vulnerability already patched in Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer.

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'New' Google Earth may usher in much-needed 64-bit iPhone & iPad app

04/13/2017, 10:04 am

Google will announce a "brand new experience" for Google Earth on Apr. 18 -- something which could simultaneously signal a much-needed upgrade of the Earth iOS app to 64-bit code.

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Microsoft offers free Outlook for Mac Preview to test Google Calendar & Contacts features

04/12/2017, 04:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released a standalone Outlook for Mac Preview version for free, as part of an attempt to gain more feedback on Google account upgrades including Calendar and Contacts integration.

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Apple quietly patched iPhone vulnerability allowing unauthorized collection of sensor data [u]

04/12/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could've allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets -- even their passcodes, researchers revealed this week. [Updated with Apple clarification]

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Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

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Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

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YouTube TV rolls out in five cities with free Chromecast offer

04/05/2017, 03:04 pm

YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service, is now live in five major markets in the United States, with Google tempting users to try out its $35 subscription service by offering a free Chromecast, allowing shows to be viewed on a television instead of through the iOS and Android apps.

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Apple, Amazon, Google identified as bidders for Toshiba's NAND flash memory business

04/03/2017, 09:04 am

Three tech firms -- Apple, Amazon, and Google -- have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.

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