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Amazon & Google mend fences, bring YouTube back to Fire TV streamers

04/18/2019, 04:04 pm

Amazon and Google on Thursday announced plans to bury a long-standing feud, the main consequence being the return of YouTube to Amazon's Fire TV platform.

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Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects

04/15/2019, 04:04 pm

Law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of Google's collection of location data generated by its iOS apps and Android devices to determine potential suspects of crimes, an investigation into the practice reveals, but the misuse of a database has led to innocent iPhone users being dragged into cases just from being relatively nearby to an area of interest.

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Apple hires senior Google AI scientist as director of machine learning

04/04/2019, 05:04 pm

Apple recently poached Ian Goodfellow, a noted artificial intelligence expert, away from Google as part of efforts to build out a quickly growing team focused on the development of AI and machine learning technologies.

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Jamf's Apple device management platform gets Google sign-on support

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Jamf's Apple device management platform is being upgraded with Google Cloud Identity support, letting corporate and educational users quickly access their Mac apps.

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Apple maintains max score on LGBTQ equality index for 17th year running

03/28/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple has once again claimed a score of 100 -- the highest possible -- on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, gauging U.S. businesses' treatment of LGBTQ people both in and outside of the workplace.

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Some macOS Mojave 10.14.4 users having problems with Gmail & G Suite authentication in Apple Mail

03/27/2019, 07:03 am

While it does not appear to be affecting all users, a number of people are reporting being unable to access their G suite or Gmail accounts when using Apple's Mail app, since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.4.

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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

The European Commission has fined Google $1.7 billion for illegally favoring its own AdSense in search advertising, bringing the company's total fines for anticompetitive behavior so far in the region to $9.42 billion.

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Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

03/19/2019, 02:03 pm

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

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Google Translate support added to iOS Gboard two years after Android version

03/15/2019, 09:03 am

Google has updated Gboard, its third-party keyboard for iOS, adding the ability to take advantage of Google Translate to write text in another language directly from the keyboard itself, without requiring users to access the separate Google Translate app or the website version.

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Apple's services revenue will double, adding $6 to earnings per share by 2021

03/14/2019, 09:03 am

A multitude of factors support the idea of services, like a new streaming video platform, adding $6 to Apple's earnings per share by its 2021 fiscal year, Cowen analysts said in resuming coverage on Thursday.

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Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

03/13/2019, 08:03 pm

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

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Editorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Running for President, Senator Warren proposes plans to break up big technology companies, that ignore real security concerns. You can't apply simplistic solutions to complex problems just because it's politically expedient, and you can't conveniently dance around Apple being included, then bring it in when you're forced to give a soundbite.

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iPhone interest in China going 'from bad to worse,' hitting suppliers

03/12/2019, 12:03 pm

Hopes for a recovery in Apple's iPhone sales are a ways off, a Longbow Research analyst hinted on Tuesday, noting serious blows to public demand and Apple's supply chain.

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Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

03/10/2019, 09:03 am

Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

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If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it right now

03/08/2019, 02:03 pm

Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue in the popular browser, an exploit that was actively used in attacks, and has recommended all Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux update their installations as soon as possible.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will not appeal songwriter royalty increase

03/07/2019, 06:03 pm

Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

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