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Justice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

12/14/2018, 11:12 am

Our leaders and politicians don't have to be IT experts but they shouldn't be making decisions on topics they don't even attempt to understand.

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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

12/11/2018, 02:12 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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Google killing Allo messaging service, sending iOS users elsewhere

12/06/2018, 12:12 pm

Allo, once the vanguard platform of Google's plans for messaging, will officially shut down in March 2019.

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Review: Polk Assist is an attractive and small speaker with Google Assistant support

12/05/2018, 03:12 pm

With the popularity of the Amazon Alexa lineup and Apple's own HomePod, others have been rushing to market with their own speech recognition-capable speakers, baking in Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon Alexa, or as in the case of the Polk Assist -- Google Assistant. AppleInsider takes a look to see what it offers the Apple user.

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You can now awkwardly summon Google Assistant on your iPhone with Siri Shortcuts

11/21/2018, 08:11 am

Google has taken advantage of Siri Shortcuts in iOS to make its own Google Assistant more useful, with iPhone and iPad users now able to bring up the search company's digital assistant by vocal command, by adding the "Ok Google" trigger to Siri.

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Data advocacy group wants Apple and others to give away mapping data in UK

11/20/2018, 07:11 pm

Data advocacy group Open Data Institute (ODI) has filed a report with the UK government suggesting large companies like Apple, Google and Uber should be compelled to share their collective mapping data to help smaller companies innovate.

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Google's Pixel 3 XL is no match for Apple's iPhone XS Max at Fortnite

11/03/2018, 11:11 am

Continuing the comparisons between the iPhone XS Max and the Google Pixel 3 XL, this time AppleInsider looks at the gaming credentials of each device, by putting both of the premium smartphones through a few rounds of Fortnite.

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Video shootout: Apple's iPhone XS Max versus Google's Pixel 3 XL

10/28/2018, 12:10 pm

In this installment of AppleInsider's iPhone XS Max versus Google Pixel 3 XL comparison series, we take an in-depth look at video recording capabilities, from overall image quality to value-added features like stabilization and autofocus.

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Listen as Apple's iPhone XS Max takes on Google's Pixel 3 XL in our smartphone speaker test

10/24/2018, 10:10 am

Continuing AppleInsider's video series comparing Apple's iPhone XS Max to Google's Pixel 3 XL, this installment takes a closer look -- or listen -- at the two flagships' speaker systems.

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Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

10/22/2018, 01:10 pm

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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Apple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's Pixel 3 in benchmark testing

10/20/2018, 02:10 pm

AppleInsider is running Apple's iPhone XS Max and Google's brand new Pixel 3 through a gauntlet of tests to see which of the two flagship smartphones reigns supreme. In this first installment of our special video series we compare the iPhone's A12 Bionic processor against the Pixel 3's Snapdragon silicon.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

10/19/2018, 10:10 am

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

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Alphabet sued over failing to disclose Google+ privacy vulnerability

10/17/2018, 09:10 am

An investor has launched a lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet, arguing that the company deceived fellow investors by failing to reveal a Google+ bug that could have exposed profile information people didn't set to public.

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Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

10/16/2018, 02:10 pm

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

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Google is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

10/12/2018, 03:10 pm

Five years ago, I described how Google was distancing itself from Android and increasingly pursuing a new strategy around Chrome OS. While that was a controversial idea at the time, Google's latest announcements show that's exactly what the company had been doing.

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Compared: Apple News versus Google News and Microsoft News -- which is the best for you?

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

The three technology giants each want you to read the news through their own app but each have different advantages -- and take different approaches. AppleInsider helps you decide between the big-three for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Google's Pixel 3 is a third strike for hapless HTC and LG

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

Two years of Google selling "Pixel" branded versions of HTC and LG handsets have done nothing to arrest the slide that both Android licensees are seeing in their mobile sales. Will more exclusive machine learning and artificial intelligence features on Pixel 3 models do anything to change that?

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Google Plus joins Ping, Groove Music, and Clippy in the graveyard of failed services

10/10/2018, 10:10 am

The social network that Google built is the latest of a startling number of much-vaunted services that Google, Apple, and Microsoft launch only to later shut down early. AppleInsider talks about what we've lost and what, if anything, has replaced it.

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