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Google to merge Play Music & YouTube Red into new service

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

Google has confirmed plans to unify Play Music and YouTube Red, creating a stronger service in the face of competition like the increasingly video-saturated Apple Music.

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Internet-connected television use including Apple TV growing to over 168 million in 2017

07/26/2017, 11:07 am

Apple has grown its body of streaming hardware users, but still lags behind offerings from Amazon, Google, and Roku, according to a new research study.

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Google Chrome browser update delivers support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

07/25/2017, 06:07 pm

Google on Tuesday released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar hardware, bringing a few crucial control options to the laptop's OLED strip.

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Roomba developer iRobot looking to sell owner's room data to Apple to bolster HomeKit

07/24/2017, 03:07 pm

Home automation company iRobot is looking at mapping user's houses with permission using newer version of the Roomba, and selling that data to Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

07/20/2017, 05:07 pm

Subscribers to Google Play Music can now access the on-demand service via Apple's CarPlay, which bridges iPhone apps with in-dash interfaces in compatible vehicles.

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EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

06/27/2017, 07:06 am

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.

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Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

06/23/2017, 02:06 pm

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

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YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

06/23/2017, 12:06 pm

YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

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Google hires away Apple's Manu Gulati to work on chips for new Pixel models

06/13/2017, 01:06 pm

Google has reportedly recruited Manu Gulati -- formerly a key Apple chip designer -- to become its lead system-on-chip architect, working on components for future Pixel smartphones.

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E3 2017: Minecraft will allow iOS gamers to play with Windows 10, Android users

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

Mojang will be releasing an update to its popular building and exploration game Minecraft this summer that will introduce increased cross-platform play, allowing owners of the iOS version to play with Windows, Android, VR, and console versions, as well as a number of other changes to the popular title.

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Foxconn head says Apple & Dell are key partners in joint bid for Toshiba's memory unit

06/12/2017, 09:06 am

Apple, Dell, and Kingston are currently the three other partners in a Foxconn-led group bidding for Toshiba's memory unit -- though still more tech firms may sign on with just days to go, according to Foxconn's chairman.

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Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Google this week confirmed plans to implement native ad-blocking in its Chrome browser, available for multiple platforms including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

05/20/2017, 08:05 pm

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

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Watch: Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2017

05/18/2017, 08:05 pm

Google introduced a number of new products at its I/O conference this week, including the next-generation Android O operating system, the streamlined Android GO OS for emerging markets and Google Assistant for iOS. AppleInsider breaks down the event's biggest news in this video.

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Google's Android O changes 'blob' emoji to more iOS-like circular shape

05/18/2017, 03:05 pm

With Android O, due later this year, Google will be changing the look of its emoji to a look more consistent with the icons seen in Apple's iOS 10.

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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn't going to replace Siri soon

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone -- AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering.

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Google IO17: Android deployment rate continues to slip backward

05/17/2017, 08:05 pm

Google has unveiled new versions of Android at its annual I/O developer convention with features often inspired by the previous year's iOS. The main difference: Apple can launch a new version of iOS and broadly distribute it before Google can deploy its copy of last year's iOS across even a third of its installed base. This problem is getting worse each year for Google and its Android partners.

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Google reveals 'Android Go' operating system optimized for low-specification smartphones

05/17/2017, 05:05 pm

Google is doubling down on increasing Android's market share in emerging markets with the creation of 'Android Go,' a version of Android O optimized for lower-specification entry-level Android devices and the bandwidth constraints of local infrastructure where those devices are sold.

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Google shows notification dots, smart text selection, optimizations in 'Android O'

05/17/2017, 03:05 pm

Major features of Google's next iteration of Android have been revealed at the I/O developer conference, with "Android O" gaining a Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots on app icons, and the ability to autofill data within apps, shown alongside improvements to the security and speed of the mobile operating system.

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Google adds 'Smart Replies' to Gmail for iOS, based on machine learning

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

Coming alongside the start of its annual I/O conference, Google is on Wednesday launching an updated Gmail app for iOS and Android, introducing a "Smart Reply" feature based on the company's machine learning technology.

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