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Google's Pixel 3 XL is no match for Apple's iPhone XS Max at Fortnite

11/03/2018, 11:11 am

Continuing the comparisons between the iPhone XS Max and the Google Pixel 3 XL, this time AppleInsider looks at the gaming credentials of each device, by putting both of the premium smartphones through a few rounds of Fortnite.

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Video shootout: Apple's iPhone XS Max versus Google's Pixel 3 XL

10/28/2018, 12:10 pm

In this installment of AppleInsider's iPhone XS Max versus Google Pixel 3 XL comparison series, we take an in-depth look at video recording capabilities, from overall image quality to value-added features like stabilization and autofocus.

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Listen as Apple's iPhone XS Max takes on Google's Pixel 3 XL in our smartphone speaker test

10/24/2018, 10:10 am

Continuing AppleInsider's video series comparing Apple's iPhone XS Max to Google's Pixel 3 XL, this installment takes a closer look -- or listen -- at the two flagships' speaker systems.

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Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

10/22/2018, 01:10 pm

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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Apple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's Pixel 3 in benchmark testing

10/20/2018, 02:10 pm

AppleInsider is running Apple's iPhone XS Max and Google's brand new Pixel 3 through a gauntlet of tests to see which of the two flagship smartphones reigns supreme. In this first installment of our special video series we compare the iPhone's A12 Bionic processor against the Pixel 3's Snapdragon silicon.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

10/19/2018, 10:10 am

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

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Alphabet sued over failing to disclose Google+ privacy vulnerability

10/17/2018, 09:10 am

An investor has launched a lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet, arguing that the company deceived fellow investors by failing to reveal a Google+ bug that could have exposed profile information people didn't set to public.

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Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

10/16/2018, 02:10 pm

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

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Google is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

10/12/2018, 03:10 pm

Five years ago, I described how Google was distancing itself from Android and increasingly pursuing a new strategy around Chrome OS. While that was a controversial idea at the time, Google's latest announcements show that's exactly what the company had been doing.

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Compared: Apple News versus Google News and Microsoft News -- which is the best for you?

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

The three technology giants each want you to read the news through their own app but each have different advantages -- and take different approaches. AppleInsider helps you decide between the big-three for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Google's Pixel 3 is a third strike for hapless HTC and LG

10/11/2018, 09:10 am

Two years of Google selling "Pixel" branded versions of HTC and LG handsets have done nothing to arrest the slide that both Android licensees are seeing in their mobile sales. Will more exclusive machine learning and artificial intelligence features on Pixel 3 models do anything to change that?

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Google Plus joins Ping, Groove Music, and Clippy in the graveyard of failed services

10/10/2018, 10:10 am

The social network that Google built is the latest of a startling number of much-vaunted services that Google, Apple, and Microsoft launch only to later shut down early. AppleInsider talks about what we've lost and what, if anything, has replaced it.

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Google unveils Pixel 3 phone, Pixel Slate tablet & Google Home Hub

10/09/2018, 12:10 pm

Firing its latest salvos at Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, Google on Tuesday announced several new devices, led by its Pixel 3 and 3 XL Android smartphones.

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Google+ shutting down in wake of allegations of weak user data security

10/08/2018, 02:10 pm

Google has confirmed it will be closing down the social network Google+ in August next year as part of a data protection initiative called Project Strobe, but a report alleges the initiative itself was caused through Google wanting to avoid regulatory scrutiny from exposing the private data of hundreds of thousands of users.

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What to expect at Google's October 9 'Pixel 3' event in New York City

10/08/2018, 12:10 pm

Leaks make the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look certain, but historically, Google's October events have seen releases of a slew of new hardware. AppleInsider talks about what you can expect to see -- and what you shouldn't.

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$1.3 billion iPhone Safari cookie suit against Google shut down by UK courts

10/08/2018, 07:10 am

Early Monday, London's High Court shut down a representative action -- or class action -- suit against Google that alleged that the company had illegally collected users' internet habits for tailored advertising purposes from 5.4 million iPhone users.

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Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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Tests show iPhone XS LTE speeds best iPhone X, can't match Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 2

10/01/2018, 07:10 pm

Though a handful of early iPhone XS adopters are complaining about less-than-desirable cellular reception, a new test reveals Apple's latest flagship smartphones boast much improved LTE performance over last year's model. However, the XS models, which rely on Intel modems, are still behind handsets that use battle-tested Qualcomm silicon.

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