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Google Nexus event rumored for Sept. 29 with new phones, Android 6.0

09/02/2015, 06:09 pm

Google is reportedly planning to host a Sept. 29 press event in San Francisco, at which it will reveal two new Nexus smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth with upcoming VP10 video codec

08/31/2015, 09:08 pm

Google is working on a new open-source video codec, VP10, that should shrink the amount of bandwidth required for 4K video to half that of VP9, and a quarter of Apple's current preferred compression format, H.264.

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Google's Android Wear gains compatibility with Apple's iPhone

08/31/2015, 11:08 am

Google on Monday announced Android Wear for iPhone, bringing support for the search giant's wearable device platform, as well as select devices, to Apple's best selling handset.

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Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

08/27/2015, 10:08 pm

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

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Google launches Twitch clone YouTube Gaming with companion iOS, Android apps

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming on Wednesday, entering into direct competition with Amazon's Twitch for live and pre-recorded videogame content.

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Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different types' of partnerships with Apple, Google

08/21/2015, 10:08 am

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.

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Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

08/20/2015, 02:08 pm

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

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Google launches OnHub Wi-Fi router, delays 'Ara' modular phone tests to 2016

08/18/2015, 02:08 pm

Google on Tuesday launched preorders for the OnHub, a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router it hopes will simplify wireless connections and will also act as a hub for smart home appliances. But the company also acknowledged that its Project Ara modular smartphone won't reach the public until at least 2016.

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Google's initial Android Stagefright patch inadequate, forced to issue second fix

08/14/2015, 10:08 am

The first software patch designed to mitigate the high-profile Stagefright vulnerability in Google's Android mobile operating system was insufficient, one security researcher discovered, leading to the issuance of yet another update.

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Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.

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Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits off side businesses into unique entities

08/10/2015, 06:08 pm

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.

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The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

08/02/2015, 02:08 am

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

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Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

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'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises Android phones with 1 text message, may affect 950M devices

07/28/2015, 03:07 pm

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

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Google, US government launch plan to bring Fiber service to public housing

07/15/2015, 12:07 pm

Google is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bring its Fiber Internet service to public and affordable housing projects, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Google unveils platform-independent alternative to Apple's iBeacon, dubbed Eddystone

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple's iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.

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Lawsuit targets Apple for directing 'iWatch' Google searches to Apple Watch page

07/14/2015, 11:07 am

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of improperly using Google ads to guide "iWatch" searches to its page for the Apple Watch, abusing a trademark it doesn't own, a report said on Tuesday.

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GameBench shows iPhone 6 beats Galaxy S6 in game performance & better looking graphics

07/11/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from last fall beat this year's top Android flagship phones in a series of raw performance benchmarks. However, despite often having a pixel resolution advantage, Android phones also typically deliver worse looking graphics on top of being slower, as revealed by GameBench.

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