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Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in "largest Google account breach to date"

11/30/2016, 07:11 pm

A new strain of Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," thought to be "the largest Google account breach to date," is already in active circulation and three-fourths of the Android installed base is vulnerable. Once infected, devices give hackers access to the users' Gmail, Google Photos, Docs, Drive and other Google services accounts.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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Google revamps Play Music with recommended playlists based on location, time & activity

11/14/2016, 12:11 pm

Google on Monday overhauled the interface for its on-demand streaming service, Play Music, with an emphasis on serving up playlists based on factors like location, activity, time of day, and even the weather.

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Google deploys giant update for iOS Gmail app with new design, improved speed

11/07/2016, 10:11 am

Google has unveiled a completely redesigned Gmail for iOS app, adding support for Gmail's "undo send" feature, and vast improvements to search.

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Rumor: Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android with 'Material Design'

10/25/2016, 10:10 am

Whether or not it's ever released, Apple has allegedly toyed internally with the idea of releasing iMessage for Android, going as far as to make mockups for the text messaging client in Google's "Material Design," according to a new report.

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Google Maps gets food delivery, plus code integration in update

10/24/2016, 10:10 pm

Google on Monday updated its flagship mapping app for iOS with a few new features, including integration with food delivery services like Seamless and Grubhub, as well as the ability to generate plus codes by dropping a pin.

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Google signs up CBS for upcoming YouTube Unplugged live TV service - report

10/20/2016, 10:10 am

Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Google may halve memory consumption in Chrome 55 update

10/10/2016, 11:10 am

Looking to further streamline the multi-platform browser's performance, Google is preparing a new version of Chrome that should substantially lower RAM consumption.

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Google Maps updates with new iOS 10 widgets, more place details

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

Google has updated the iOS version of Maps with a few significant improvements, among them widgets redesigned for iOS 10, and more details about some of the places users visit.

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Google's Pixel XL priced like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

10/06/2016, 10:10 am

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs the same as Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks Optical Image Stabilization, a telephoto lens, weather resistance, support for wide color gamut and stereo speakers.

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Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.

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Apple's iPhone 7 handily outperforms new Google Pixel in early benchmarks

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

The Google Pixel phone officially revealed on Tuesday wasn't a well-kept a secret prior to release, and as a result there are a large number of benchmarks available. They show the phone's raw performance lags far behind that of the iPhone 7, and is even defeated in single-core performance by the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE.

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Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR; details Google Home

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.

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Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,' with heavy emphasis on photography

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.

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Google poaches ex-Apple senior director, Amazon Kindle head for hardware focus shift

10/04/2016, 08:10 am

Design executive David Foster, once a senior director at Apple, and most recently responsible for Amazon's Echo, Kindle, and Kindle Fire development has moved to Google, and will head up the search engine giant's smartphone push that is expected to start on Tuesday.

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Google Pixel revealed by resellers, shows remarkable similarity to iPhone design

10/03/2016, 04:10 pm

While Google would have likely preferred the details remain secret until Tuesday's announcement, assorted retailers have leaked specifics about Google's new phone line -- the "Google Pixel."

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

09/29/2016, 11:09 am

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

09/23/2016, 12:09 pm

Several major tech corporations -- Google and Salesforce among them -- have allegedly expressed in buying Twitter, as much for the data the social network generates as its actual media revenue.

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Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app with Google Assistant AI

09/21/2016, 01:09 am

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

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