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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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Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward

03/29/2017, 05:03 pm

The launch of Samsung's 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 isn't causing any apparent concern among Apple's investors, who collectively pushed the company's stock even further upward today despite the announcements--and the continuous run up in Apple stock that has occurred since the iPhone maker last released earnings in January.

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Google Calendar gains native Apple iPad interface with latest iOS update

03/29/2017, 02:03 pm

Google on Wednesday released a long-awaited update to its Calendar app for iOS, finally introducing a native iPad interface that makes use of the extra screen space on Apple's tablet.

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Google's Top News results for 'Great Barrier Reef' directs to fringe political commentary

03/23/2017, 04:03 pm

Google's algorithmic efforts to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" are again facing a critical failure, calling into question confidence in the search giant's unfinished, buggy artificial intelligence that's currently stomping all over its mission statement.

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AT&T, Verizon join firms pulling millions in ads from Google, YouTube over hate, terrorist content

03/22/2017, 05:03 pm

The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.

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Google Maps gets location sharing for Apple's iPhone & iPad

03/22/2017, 03:03 pm

Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude.

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Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

03/18/2017, 08:03 am

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.

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Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

03/17/2017, 08:03 pm

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

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How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos

03/17/2017, 03:03 pm

Google this week updated its Motion Stills app -- which stabilizes Apple's Live Photos, and enables quick creation of GIFs and short movies -- with support for exporting back to the Live Photos format. Here's how to do that and use the app in general.

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Chrome 57 for Mac throttles background tabs for better CPU use & battery life

03/15/2017, 03:03 pm

The desktop versions of Chrome -- including the Mac edition -- now throttle the performance of background tabs, according to Google, reducing CPU demand and hence the browser's power consumption on MacBooks.

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Google adds Safari-like 'Reading List' feature to Chrome for iOS

03/14/2017, 05:03 pm

Google on Tuesday updated its Chrome browser for iOS with the "Reading List," a feature mimicking an identically-named counterpart in Apple's Safari.

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Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

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Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

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Google radically scales back glassy new HQ plans, unveils conventional corporate building instead

03/09/2017, 04:03 pm

Less than two years ago, Google unveiled plans to build a new campus project as a vast open air city replete with greenery, inside of a massive glass greenhouse atrium. Now, the company is forwarding plans to build a basic tent-shaped building.

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How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news

03/06/2017, 08:03 pm

Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source--and funding--behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.

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