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Google+ shutting down in wake of allegations of weak user data security

10/08/2018, 02:10 pm

Google has confirmed it will be closing down the social network Google+ in August next year as part of a data protection initiative called Project Strobe, but a report alleges the initiative itself was caused through Google wanting to avoid regulatory scrutiny from exposing the private data of hundreds of thousands of users.

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What to expect at Google's October 9 'Pixel 3' event in New York City

10/08/2018, 12:10 pm

Leaks make the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look certain, but historically, Google's October events have seen releases of a slew of new hardware. AppleInsider talks about what you can expect to see -- and what you shouldn't.

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$1.3 billion iPhone Safari cookie suit against Google shut down by UK courts

10/08/2018, 07:10 am

Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action -- or class action -- suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.

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Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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Tests show iPhone XS LTE speeds best iPhone X, can't match Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 2

10/01/2018, 07:10 pm

Though a handful of early iPhone XS adopters are complaining about less-than-desirable cellular reception, a new test reveals Apple's latest flagship smartphones boast much improved LTE performance over last year's model. However, the XS models, which rely on Intel modems, are still behind handsets that use battle-tested Qualcomm silicon.

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Google Maps for iPhone gains Apple Music controls, new commuting options

10/01/2018, 10:10 am

Google on Monday revealed a major update of Google Maps rolling out to iOS and Android this week, including a new Commute tab and support for music service control without switching apps.

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Hands on: Use your iPhone and Apple CarPlay to access Waze while driving

09/28/2018, 02:09 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with a first look of Waze's popular navigation app running in Apple CarPlay -- complete with incident reports and police alerts.

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Google could be paying Apple $9B or more to stay Safari's default search engine

09/28/2018, 12:09 pm

A new estimate suggests that Google will end up paying in excess of $9 billion to stay the default search tool in Apple's Safari browser this year, and possibly far more in 2019.

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Apple and other tech giants are outspending legacy companies on infrastructure

09/26/2018, 10:09 am

The big five tech companies in the U.S. spent $80 billion on "big ticket physical assets," twice the level of three years ago, and much more combined than established companies like General Motors.

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Waze hits Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, becomes second third-party navigation app available

09/24/2018, 02:09 pm

On Monday, Waze for iOS updated with support for CarPlay, becoming just the second app to take advantage of third-party navigation support introduced in iOS 12.

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Hands on: Google Maps in CarPlay fights Apple Maps for your dashboard

09/19/2018, 11:09 am

After being teased during WWDC, we finally have our hand on Google Maps in Apple's CarPlay. AppleInsider takes a spin to see how it compares to Apple's own option.

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Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

09/18/2018, 04:09 pm

Google on Tuesday updated the iOS version of Google Maps with CarPlay support, taking advantage of iOS 12's ability to employ navigation options beyond Apple Maps.

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Google expected to announce Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL on Oct. 9

09/06/2018, 06:09 pm

Google on Thursday announced sent out invitations to a special press event scheduled for Oct. 9, where the company is widely expected to launch new "Made by Google" hardware including Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

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Google's $50 Titan Security Keys for consumer accounts now available in U.S.

08/30/2018, 11:08 am

Google has started to sell its Titan Security Keys to the public in the United States, expanding the availability of the Google-produced hardware tokens from just its cloud customers to anyone who wants to enhance the security of their Google account -- and they work on the Mac and iOS.

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Apple part of industry group lobbying for comprehensive US federal privacy law

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

A group of which Apple is a key member is "aggressively" lobbying the Trump administration and others in pursuit of a federal privacy law, with the goal of shortcircuiting a California law and creating something corporate-friendly, according to a report.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking

08/21/2018, 08:08 am

A man from San Diego has launched a class action suit versus Google over the recent discovery that the company's iOS and Android apps continue to track a user's location even if Location History is disabled, calling the unwanted tracking a breach of the user's privacy.

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Google may be prepping self-designed smart display for Christmas

08/17/2018, 10:08 am

Potentially creating an even bigger gap with Apple in the smartspeaker market, Google is looking to ship its own smart display in time for the holiday shopping season, a report claimed on Friday.

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Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled

08/16/2018, 09:08 pm

Google updated help center documentation Thursday to clarify its location data collection policies, changes made in light of recent revelations that the firm's apps and website continue to harvest user information even when a global "Location History" setting is disabled.

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Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits

08/16/2018, 07:08 am

Google's rebranding of its cloud storage service from Google Drive to Google One has taken a major leap forward, with the tech giant now allowing anyone in the United States to sign up for the plan, not just users already paying for online storage capacity.

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