Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser — presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.
Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost Chromebooks on U.S. schools, enabling the mass collection and storage of information on children without the consent of their parents or even the understanding of many school administrators.
Apple's lead in mobile performance—powered by the efficiency of iOS 10 and the computational speed of its custom A10 Fusion Application Processor—beats the newest, leading premium Androids in a wide range of tests from processor and 3D benchmarks to real-world device startup and app launching and multitasking. Not even 6GB of RAM and the extra cores of Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 835 can prop up the laggard, inefficient Android OS.
Google on Monday updated its Google Maps iOS app with a new lock screen widget bearing turn-by-turn directions, as well as iMessage integration for the mapping service's newly released location sharing feature.
Google is finally preparing to update its Chrome browser, available for platforms including macOS and iOS, with protection against a phishing vulnerability already patched in Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft on Wednesday released a standalone Outlook for Mac Preview version for free, as part of an attempt to gain more feedback on Google account upgrades including Calendar and Contacts integration.
Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could've allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets — even their passcodes, researchers revealed this week. [Updated with Apple clarification]
Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones — perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.
Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.
YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service, is now live in five major markets in the United States, with Google tempting users to try out its $35 subscription service by offering a free Chromecast, allowing shows to be viewed on a television instead of through the iOS and Android apps.
Three tech firms — Apple, Amazon, and Google — have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.
The launch of Samsung's 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 isn't causing any apparent concern among Apple's investors, who collectively pushed the company's stock even further upward today despite the announcements—and the continuous run up in Apple stock that has occurred since the iPhone maker last released earnings in January.
Google's algorithmic efforts to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" are again facing a critical failure, calling into question confidence in the search giant's unfinished, buggy artificial intelligence that's currently stomping all over its mission statement.
The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.