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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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More Google DoubleClick ads coming to Apple News content

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Following a brief testing period, Apple has given the green light to all publishers wanting to use Google DoubleClick ads in Apple News articles.

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Deals: Free Google Home Mini with $150+ on eBay, plus last call for 15" MacBook Pro bargains

05/14/2018, 11:05 am

Shoppers this week can snap up a free Google Home Mini with a $150 purchase on eBay with coupon. Meanwhile, today is the final day to pick up Apple's loaded Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics for $2,999. Time is also running out to save $900 on the Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD (plus the free Google Home Mini).

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's cancelled data center, LG MLCD+ screens in the 2018 iPhone and more

05/11/2018, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Apple's drone project, Jony Ive and post-Jobs products, and a virtual assistant from Google that that phones people to schedule appointments just like a real assistant.

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Google 'Cloud Anchors' will help synchronize group AR experiences across iOS and Android devices

05/09/2018, 09:05 am

ARCore 1.2, Google's updated augmented reality framework, includes a new cross-platform feature called 'Cloud Anchors,' which can allow both iOS and Android device users to share the same AR experience despite using different underlying AR technologies.

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Google ML Kit aims to help developers add machine learning to their iOS apps

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google launched a new machine learning SDK called ML Kit, which provides a way for developers to add machine learning-based features to their Android and iOS apps, with Google's new framework following almost a year after Apple introduced the similar Core ML platform.

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Google Maps to get augmented reality, 'VPS' & other improvements

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google on Tuesday teased upcoming changes to Google Maps, among them augmented reality support and a concept called "VPS," short for "visual positioning system."

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Google Assistant ups challenge to Apple's Siri with support for multiple actions & 'continued conversation'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

At its annual I/O developer event on Tuesday, Google revealed several planned upgrades to Google Assistant, further widening the gap with Apple's Siri.

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Google Assistant iOS app update coming this year, teases Duplex AI phone calls

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

Google has previewed some of the changes it will be making to the Google Assistant app for iOS at the Google I/O keynote address, including food delivery and smart home-related requests, and an experimental feature where the digital assistant makes calls to businesses on the user's behalf.

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Bloomberg obsessed with Google's Pixel, Apple's iPhone Supply Chain -- but not Google's Pixel Supply Chain

05/08/2018, 10:05 am

Consumer tech reporting by Bloomberg spent the last year aggrandizing Google's Pixel business while portraying Apple's iPhone X as a miserable, disappointing failure--supposedly informed by sources "familiar with" Apple's supply chain. Oddly enough, while Bloomberg's reporting on iPhone X was disastrously wrong, it made no effort to look for troubling concerns among Google's suppliers.

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Google's search payments to Apple could slow in 2018

05/04/2018, 09:05 am

Google's payments to remain the default search option on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads may be set to slow down, a report hinted on Friday.

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Google's Advanced Protection Program gains support for native iPhone & iPad apps

05/03/2018, 02:05 pm

Google's Advanced Protection Program -- intended strictly for people needing maximum account security, such as journalists, activists, and politicians -- now supports iOS' core Mail, Calendar, and Contacts apps.

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Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:04 am

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

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Google begins rolling out overhauled Gmail iOS & Web interfaces

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

Google on Wednesday detailed a series of changes now rolling out to Gmail users, primarily focused on the Web, but also including some upgrades for iPhone and iPad owners.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses CarPlay's future, HomePod orders, Facebook, and more

04/13/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about whether or not sales are soft for the HomePod, and what Apple could do about it, as well as Zuckerberg's appearance in DC.

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Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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