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Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:04 am

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

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Google begins rolling out overhauled Gmail iOS & Web interfaces

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

Google on Wednesday detailed a series of changes now rolling out to Gmail users, primarily focused on the Web, but also including some upgrades for iPhone and iPad owners.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses CarPlay's future, HomePod orders, Facebook, and more

04/13/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about whether or not sales are soft for the HomePod, and what Apple could do about it, as well as Zuckerberg's appearance in DC.

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Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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April Fools: get ready for the worst jokes in the tech industry

04/01/2018, 09:04 am

Every year, several companies--most notoriously Google--float various unfunny, excessively long dad jokes on April Fools Day. But rather than waste your time detailing these latest flat attempts at humor in tech, why not take a moment on April 1 to take a look at the really foolish stuff the tech media serves up virtually every day?

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Google faces $9 billion in damages after ripping off Java in Android

03/28/2018, 05:03 am

A lawsuit seeking damages from Google over its willful appropriation of Java as the basis of its Android operating system has been slowly grinding through the courts for most of the last decade. It has finally concluded that Google's taking of Java "was not fair" use, opening up Google to billions in damages.

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Editorial: Bloomberg spins Apple's Event as a desperate, blind stab for cheap iPads in education

03/24/2018, 05:03 pm

Bloomberg's latest scoop uses Apple's upcoming education event as an opportunity to advance the idea that Google's Chromebooks (and Android tablets!) are taking over new markets while iPads stare into the inky black void of doom. That's wrong, here's why.

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AppleInsider Podcast interviews Annemarie Dooling on Facebook, T. Greg Doucette on warrants to Google, iPhones and more

03/23/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Annemarie Dooling about Facebook, T. Greg Doucette, attorney and former Apple employee about warrants served to Google, and Victor and Mike talk about the latest in iPhone rumors.

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Ex-Apple employee explains wide Google location data warrant by NC police

03/22/2018, 01:03 pm

The automatic collection of user location data from smartphones by tech companies, and the ability of law enforcement to access it via warrants will be discussed in Friday's AppleInsider podcast, with criminal defense attorney and former Apple employee T. Greg Doucette explaining how a recent report into the requests by Raleigh, N.C. police came about in the first place.

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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Raleigh, N.C., detectives have obtained warrants to search a wide variety of Google account data, and not necessarily only of suspects -- a practice that has raised the ire of privacy advocates.

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Google claims Android is "as safe as the competition" despite its outdated install base

03/16/2018, 10:03 am

Google's head of Android security David Kleidermacher claimed in an interview that "Android is now as safe as the competition" on the release of the company's 2017 Android Security report, which seeks to reassure users that it is doing everything it can to protect them from malware and exploits. The problem is that Google can't secure the 2 billion Androids it claims as its platform.

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Google's AI-powered Google Lens rolls out on iOS

03/15/2018, 09:03 pm

Google in a tweet on Thursday said its Google Lens visual search feature will roll out to iOS devices over the coming week as part of update to the company's Google Photos app.

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Android Wear changes name to 'Wear OS by Google'

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Google announced that it has pivoted its wearables efforts towards "Wear OS by Google," calling it "a wearables operating system for everyone."

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YouTube rolls out dark theme first to iPhone & iPad app

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Google on Tuesday began rolling out a "Dark Theme" for its YouTube mobile apps, initially only to iPhone and iPad owners.

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Google Assistant updated with support for iPad's bigger screen

03/13/2018, 11:03 am

Google has released an update to Google Assistant for iOS with support for iPad, optimizing the virtual assistant app originally designed for use on iPhones to work properly with the larger display of Apple's tablet range.

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Amazon continues to claim top spot in Harris reputation poll, Apple plummets to 29th

03/13/2018, 08:03 am

In the annual poll that measures the reputations of various major companies, Apple has dropped all the way to 29th, after years in the top five.

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YouTube TV increasing subscription cost for new users

03/12/2018, 01:03 pm

Google's YouTube will start implementing its pre-announced price increases for YouTube TV on Tuesday, one that will increase the monthly subscription price for the online streaming television service by $5 to $40 for all new subscribers.

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Google looking to turn aspects of AMP caching technology into wider Web standard

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Google is hoping to have technology from its Accelerated Mobile Pages -- currently used as a more open, though Google-preferred alternative to Apple News or Facebook Instant Pages -- adopted as a broader Web standard.

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Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple's iPad

03/09/2018, 07:03 am

Back at the beginning of 2010, Google felt quite confident that its Android platform would crush Apple's iPhone in the same way Microsoft Windows had marginalized Mac sales into relative obscurity with 2 percent market share in the late 1990s. However, Apple changed the game by launching another new iOS product: iPad. It split Google's focus and demonstrated that Android as a platform couldn't turn a bunch of commodity PC and phone makers into an innovative, creative challenge to Apple. Eight years later, Google appears ready to give up on tablets entirely.

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