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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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Google faces UK class action lawsuit over 2012 Safari privacy settings bypass scandal

11/30/2017, 10:11 am

Google faces the prospect of paying out compensation to iPhone owners in the United Kingdom if an attempted class action lawsuit goes against the firm, with a group taking the search giant to court over its bypassing of privacy controls in Safari that took place from 2011 until 2012.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase

11/28/2017, 03:11 pm

Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.

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Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps with 'drag and drop' and iPhone X support

11/27/2017, 02:11 pm

Google has released updates for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for iOS, with the trio of productivity tools adding support for Apple's iPhone X and iOS 11, as well as the ability to use the drag and drop functionality introduced as part of iOS 11.

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Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show

11/21/2017, 03:11 pm

Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service.

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Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language

11/21/2017, 12:11 pm

Google's nebulous "Fuchsia" operating system -- still in development -- will apparently support apps written in Apple's open-source Swift programming language.

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Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods

11/14/2017, 09:11 pm

Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

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YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads

11/13/2017, 11:11 am

Google's YouTube said it's working to solve a bug in its iOS app causing heavy battery drain on iPhones and iPads, even when running in the background.

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iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

11/11/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple's iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft's Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. However, it can't please embittered bloggers who wanted Apple to fail.

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Google quality assurance continues to struggle with some Pixel 2 XL shipping without Android

11/02/2017, 04:11 pm

Some users are finding that their brand new Google Pixel 2 XL phones are arriving -- but without an operating system installed, necessitating a return and replacement.

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How to configure Safari in High Sierra to use Google Hangouts

11/02/2017, 01:11 pm

If you need to appear in a Google Hangout for whatever the reason, you may have noticed that the instructions on how to get the audio and video plugin to function in High Sierra's version of Safari are wrong. Here's how to make it work.

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YouTube TV coming to Apple TV within matter of weeks

10/30/2017, 01:10 pm

Cord-cutting option YouTube TV will finally a get a native Apple TV app within "coming weeks," a report said on Monday.

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Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts, supporting claims of costlier Apple search deal

10/27/2017, 09:10 am

While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week's third-quarter results, pulling in $27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs -- likely supporting claims that it's paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search.

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Google investigating reports of screen burn-in on Pixel 2 XL

10/23/2017, 10:10 am

Google is "actively investigating" accounts of OLED screen burn-in on its new top-end iPhone rival, the Pixel 2 XL, according to a spokerperson.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera is only part of the package

10/20/2017, 09:10 pm

A new review looking at camera images captured by Apple's iPhone 8 and Google's HTC-built Pixel 2 declared iPhone the overall winner in a series of shots where both phones actually performed well. But despite Google's framing of 'camera score' as the only criteria for modern smartphones, there's a lot more of interest to buyers than just a phone's still camera.

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