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Compared: Google's Pixel 3a XL vs. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

05/16/2019, 02:05 pm

Google's Pixel 3a XL can't compete from a performance standpoint with anything Apple has released from the last two years. It is more similar in silicon, and price, to the three year old iPhone 7 Plus, so which one should you pick up?

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How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

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YouTube Music & Google Play Music pass 15M subscribers, lag behind Apple, Spotify [u]

05/08/2019, 03:05 pm

YouTube Music and Google Play Music, which will ultimately merge, have together surpassed 15 million subscribers -- leaving Google plenty of ground to catch up with Apple Music. [Updated with YouTube statement]

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Editorial: Google's Pichai claims privacy is a focus, but reality shows work still needs to be done

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai frames Google as a protector of its users' information, but until the search giant stops using identifiable data to power its advertising, it is far from being a bastion of privacy.

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Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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Hands on with the Google Pixel 3a XL - performance from 2016 with a 2019 camera

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are official, and pair iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 performance with a modern camera for a fairly solid mid-range smartphone.

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Google to phase out 'Works with Nest' program as it introduces stringent home device privacy policies

05/07/2019, 10:05 pm

Google on Tuesday announced major changes to its handling of Nest, including an end-of-life for the "Works with Nest" program that allows app developers and hardware makers to interface with Nest devices.

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Google Assistant response speed getting improved by on-device processing

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

The Google Assistant will be quicker to respond to user queries faster by performing processing on the device, the search company revealed at Google I/O, with the next generation of the virtual assistant able to quickly switch between apps and help with multitasking in Android than for previous versions.

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Google reveals Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, Nest Hub Max with added camera

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

As to be expected, Google used its Google I/O developer conference to announce new hardware, with the additions for 2019 including the Pixel 3a and 3a XL and an updated Google Home Hub under the name Nest Hub Max.

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Android 10 Q will include dark theme, iOS-style location controls, Focus Mode & more

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

Google revealed more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, promising features like a native dark theme and iPhone-style location controls for apps.

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Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

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Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

05/04/2019, 10:05 am

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

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Google's iPhone-challenging Pixel 3a XL spotted in the wild with 6-inch display

05/03/2019, 09:05 am

One of Google's anticipated mid-range Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a XL, has reportedly already been spotted at a Best Buy in Springfield, Ohio, setting the stage for Apple's next wave of competition.

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Google adding automatic deletion option for Location Services and Web & App Activity data

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

Google is offering users a new way to try and safeguard their privacy, by providing an option to automatically delete logs of Web & App Activity as well as Location History data after a specific period of time, rather than requiring users to manually delete it.

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Eric Schmidt not seeking re-election to Alphabet's board of directors

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

Long-time Google board member, and three-year Apple board member Eric Schmidt won't be on Alphabet's board of directors after his term expires on June 19, 2019.

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Substantial, serious, professional and luxurious: Apple ditches candy-colored plastic for a new era of glass

04/30/2019, 08:04 am

In the same way that Apple introduced Bondi blue hardware and a lickable Aqua interface to distinguish its product lineup for the new Millennium, it also rapidly ushered in a fresh new era dominated by more substantial, serious, professional and luxurious materials, notably glass framed by metal, in both its hardware and in the virtual realm of its software.

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

04/28/2019, 05:04 pm

Once, long ago, 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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New report claims Apple spending less on Amazon Web Services, not more

04/25/2019, 11:04 am

Despite hints to the contrary earlier this week, Apple's spending on Amazon Web Services for cloud infrastructure is actually on a long-term decline, a report said on Thursday.

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How Apple Watch went from rumor to shipping product on April 24, 2015

04/24/2019, 08:04 am

It feels like we've always had Apple Watches, but it's only a very few years since the first ones were shipped to customers. Yet if it's still really a new product, you can trace rumors of Apple's work on it back to at least 2010.

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Editorial: Could Apple's lock on premium luxury be eclipsed by an era of good-enough gear?

04/21/2019, 10:04 am

Across decades, Apple has developed its reputation for selling luxurious electronics with both a premium price and elevated expectations. But Apple's attention to detail means it's not often a trailblazer. Could the profits that are currently driving Apple at some point shift to instead support vendors like Samsung and Huawei who offer cheaper access to new tech faster, in a sloppier but "good enough" beta technology form?

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