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Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

01/19/2018, 09:01 am

For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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Issue in Google's Cast-enabled devices, including Chromecast causing home Wi-Fi outages, router crashes

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Google's Chromecast and Home devices are reportedly causing issues with some Wi-Fi networks, with the Cast-enabled hardware like the Google Home Max flooding the network with packets of data after waking from 'sleep mode,' a problem Google is working to rectify.

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Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

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Google unites its Apple Pay alternatives under Google Pay banner

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

Google on Monday introduced Google Pay, bringing together Android Pay and Google Wallet, two previously split platforms.

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Hoping to capitalize on Apple battery controversy, HTC and Motorola volunteer that they don't slow down old phones

12/28/2017, 02:12 pm

Bad publicity for Apple is a potential opportunity for competitors to gain ground, as seen with the iPhone battery controversy compelling HTC and Motorola to issue statements, saying they do not throttle performance on phones with older batteries.

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Apple tops device activations during holidays, iPhone X handily beating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

12/27/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.

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As Apple's HomePod misses Christmas, Amazon Alexa tops App Store charts for first time

12/27/2017, 10:12 am

In a first for the app, Amazon Alexa has topped Apple's U.S. App Store charts, backing claims that the Echo Dot speaker was the top-selling item on Amazon.com during the holidays.

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Why Apple's Siri needs to become an 'ambient' ecosystem to compete against Amazon & Google

12/26/2017, 02:12 pm

The HomePod -- now due in 2018 -- will mark Apple's first real attempt at making Siri an "ambient" voice assistant. Arguably, though, the company needs to push a lot harder if it wants people to choose Siri over alternatives from Amazon and Google.

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Eric Schmidt stepping down from role as Alphabet's executive chairman

12/21/2017, 05:12 pm

Long-time Google and Alphabet executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has announced his intention to transition to a "technical advisor" role -- but will keep a seat on the board of directors.

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Google Hangouts, Philips Hue app updated for iPhone X

12/19/2017, 05:12 pm

Developers on Tuesday continued efforts to support Apple's iPhone X, with Google updating its Hangouts chat app and Philips refreshing its Hue lighting control software to take advantage of the phone's edge-to-edge OLED screen.

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YouTube paves way for 'Remix' music service with new label agreements

12/19/2017, 04:12 pm

A rumored YouTube music service could be closer to fruition, thanks to new long-term agreements the Google-owned company has reportedly signed with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, joining a Warner Music Group deal signed in May.

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Google pushes YouTube TV app for Apple TV into 2018

12/19/2017, 10:12 am

People wanting to use a native Apple TV app to watch Google's YouTube TV will have to wait until the first quarter of next year, as the company says it will miss an original 2017 target.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS

12/11/2017, 05:12 pm

Google on Monday released a pair of "appsperiments" that provide new ways of capturing photographic images with smartphones like iPhone, while at the same time helping the search giant refine experimental software tools related to computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Google blocks YouTube from Amazon devices as business conflict escalates

12/05/2017, 07:12 pm

In an escalating tit-for-tat spat between Google and Amazon, the internet search giant on Tuesday began blocking certain Amazon devices from accessing YouTube, and announced the list will grow starting next month.

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Gmail updated to take advantage of iPhone X display, add non-Google email accounts

12/04/2017, 09:12 pm

As part of continued efforts to update its stable of iOS apps with support for Apple's iPhone X, Google on Monday released a refreshed version of Gmail with graphical assets that take advantage of the handset's full-face display.

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Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-edge OLED display

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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