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Intelligent Tracking Protection can track Safari users, says Google

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's enhanced privacy tools in Safari to prevent tracking can be used to continue tracking users, Google researchers intend to reveal in a paper, with a total of five different attack vectors identified in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention system.

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Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion market cap

01/16/2020, 06:01 pm

Alphabet, parent company of Google, Verily, Waymo and other firms, became the fourth U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization on Thursday, just over a month after former Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the reins.

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Google snubs Apple TV users with Nest login migrations

01/16/2020, 01:01 pm

Google's push to migrate Nest users over to using Google accounts has continued to leave users of the Apple ecosystem out in the cold, with the search company failing to support the Apple TV version of the Nest app properly by failing to allow migrated customers to log in on Apple's streaming set-top box.

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Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

01/15/2020, 08:01 am

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required -- and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

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Sonos is suing Google for patent infringement, and wants to sue Amazon too

01/07/2020, 01:01 pm

The speaker company Sonos says that Google "blatantly" used technology information disclosed in confidence -- and that if only it could afford to, it would simultaneously sue Amazon for the same reasons.

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February 2019 in review: Security problems, iPhone sales woes, and Apple controversies

12/26/2019, 03:12 pm

It was in February 2019 that we learned Apple's plans for the year included at least 11 devices -- and it felt like it was this month that the company was embroiled in that many controversies.

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Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/20/2019, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.

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Apple part of 'Project Connected Home over IP' group to simplify home automation connectivity

12/18/2019, 08:12 am

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are forming a new working group that plans to develop a new smart home networking standard.

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Apple, Amazon, Google under pressure by new contract disclosure law in Japan

12/17/2019, 06:12 am

Japan's government is introducing a new contract disclosure requirement for firms like Apple, Google and Amazon, with the law intended to prevent any large firm from abusing its market power.

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Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.

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iPhone 5G rumors, Touch ID, Apple's butterfly keyboard suit on the AppleInsider podcast

12/06/2019, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about Qualcomm making iPhone 5G a priority for 2020, and Ming Chi Quo has a prediction about in-display Touch ID. Plus BMW indicates a change in direction and stops charging for CarPlay.

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Sundar Pichai minted CEO of Alphabet as Google co-founders step aside

12/03/2019, 06:12 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was on Tuesday tapped to replace Larry Page as CEO of parent company Alphabet, a final step in what has been a graduated withdrawal of responsibilities for Google's co-founders.

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Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features' [u]

11/18/2019, 08:11 am

Sberbank's chief technology officer David Rafalovsky says the credit card industry is failing to really use technology to innovate for its customers, including Apple Card.

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Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

11/15/2019, 06:11 am

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company -- and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

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A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

11/07/2019, 10:11 am

Apple's A4 project helped deliver the custom silicon for the very first iPad, positioning the company in a race against time with the world's leading mobile chip designers. Although it ran into stiff competition along the way, Apple succeeded with an implementation that was markedly different from its peers. Here's how they did it.

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How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth

11/05/2019, 09:11 am

The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories often resulted in inaccurate conclusions, because the OS platform wasn't the only important factor in picking winners and losers.

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Editorial: Google's acquisition of Fitbit looks like two turkeys trying to make an eagle

11/01/2019, 12:11 pm

Google is acquiring American wearable maker Fitbit in a $2.1 billion dollar move that looks a lot like the ad-search giant's previous attempts to buy its way into a hardware business.

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Google buying FitBit for $2.1 billion to advance fight against Apple Watch

11/01/2019, 09:11 am

Google has announced that a deal is in place for it to buy FitBit, in a share purchase deal worth $2.1 billion.

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Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

10/29/2019, 01:10 pm

There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

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Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

10/28/2019, 11:10 am

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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