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Apple responds to Congress on privacy, reaffirms 'the customer is not our product'

08/07/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple's government affairs chief has written a letter defending the company's practices on privacy and data collection, calling them "radically different" from the actions of other tech companies, like Facebook and Alphabet.

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Android 9.0 'Pie' ships on Google Pixel with slow release throughout fall

08/06/2018, 03:08 pm

Google has formally released Android 9, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system, with the company's Pixel line among the first smartphones to be able to install the new software, with Google also revealing the Android version's name: Pie.

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Apple's HomePod seizes 'small but meaningful' portion of US smart speaker market

08/02/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's HomePod is edging its way into the U.S. smartspeaker market, but has plenty of ground to cover if it wants to catch up with industry leaders Amazon and Google.

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Verizon eyes Apple as partner for 5G TV rollout

07/23/2018, 08:07 pm

The communications giant is considering either Apple or Google to serve as its provider for 5G video, according to a new report.

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Google's Pixel Android strategy is destroying HTC the same way Moto X gutted Motorola

07/23/2018, 11:07 am

Ten years ago, Google offered Taiwan's HTC a lifeline of sorts in the form of an Android partnership for the original HTC Dream, followed by Nexus One. However, the former Windows Mobile contract manufacturer hasn't fared so well since. Google's last two years of HTC-built Pixels have done nothing to help the struggling company.

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Google's $5B antitrust fine similar to Apple's e-book, App Store woes

07/18/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple can tell the folks at Alphabet just how long these cases can drag on, as it has its own experience in such matters.

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Google hit with $5B antitrust fine over Android search restrictions

07/18/2018, 08:07 am

The European Commission has fined Google 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for breaking antitrust rules, claiming the restrictions the tech giant imposes on carriers and smartphone producers using the Android operating system helps the search engine maintain its vast market share.

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Google's Gmail, other services let third parties read user emails, report says

07/02/2018, 06:07 pm

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says.

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Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

06/29/2018, 06:06 pm

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.

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Apple slips into second place in 2018 'Most Valuable U.S Brands' list

06/26/2018, 10:06 am

Apple clung on to second place in Brand Finance's "U.S. 500 2018," ranking the most valuable U.S. brands, but saw itself eclipsed by a new leader -- Amazon.

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Apple, other tech behemoths to meet on Wednesday to talk privacy crisis

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Representatives from a number of major tech firms will gather in San Francisco on Wednesday to address growing concerns over consumer privacy, driven to the forefront by new European regulations and public uproar over scandals like Cambridge Analytica.

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Google Maps, Waze & other navigation apps finally coming to Apple CarPlay

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

Resolving a long-standing complaint about the platform, the iOS 12 incarnation of CarPlay will finally support third-party navigation apps.

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Podcast: gearing up for WWDC, iOS 11.4, interview with Swiss watch manufacturer

06/01/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss what we'd like to see out of WWDC, the key features from iOS 11.4, and Victor interviews Chaz of LIV Watches, who talks about his experiences making mechanical watches at a time when Swiss watch companies are trying to figure out where they fit following the Apple Watch.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

05/25/2018, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Foxconn's IPO of an IoT group, Apple's self-driving vehicle news, and Mike educates the world on the relative lack of danger from Wi-Fi. Also special to this weeks' podcast, Victor interviews Sonny Vu, former CEO of Misfit, the wearables and IoT company about what he's working on next.

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Why Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

05/22/2018, 04:05 pm

Google appears to have a formidable lead in developing "smart services," including intelligent search, voice assistance, map routing, imaging and other app features powered by artificial intelligence. Yet at its annual Google IO developer conference, the company failed to show developers how this edge would do much for them, given that most Android devices aren't updated and that Google's own updated, premium-priced Android devices aren't selling.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

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Video: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming -- ARKit vs ARCore

05/19/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.

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Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.

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Head-to-head: Apple News vs. Google News on iOS

05/16/2018, 03:05 pm

Google News has replaced Google Play Newsstand on iOS, directly competing with Apple News. Both services have their clear benefits, but which one wins out?

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AI-powered Google News debuts in iOS App Store, replaces Google Play Newsstand

05/15/2018, 08:05 pm

Making good on promises to deliver a revamped news consumption app for iOS, Google on Tuesday launched Google News with machine learning capabilities, smart content organization and a fresh, uncluttered design.

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