Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.
Making good on promises to deliver a revamped news consumption app for iOS, Google on Tuesday launched Google News with machine learning capabilities, smart content organization and a fresh, uncluttered design.
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Apple's drone project, Jony Ive and post-Jobs products, and a virtual assistant from Google that that phones people to schedule appointments just like a real assistant.
ARCore 1.2, Google's updated augmented reality framework, includes a new cross-platform feature called 'Cloud Anchors,' which can allow both iOS and Android device users to share the same AR experience despite using different underlying AR technologies.
Google launched a new machine learning SDK called ML Kit, which provides a way for developers to add machine learning-based features to their Android and iOS apps, with Google's new framework following almost a year after Apple introduced the similar Core ML platform.
Google has previewed some of the changes it will be making to the Google Assistant app for iOS at the Google I/O keynote address, including food delivery and smart home-related requests, and an experimental feature where the digital assistant makes calls to businesses on the user's behalf.
Consumer tech reporting by Bloomberg spent the last year aggrandizing Google's Pixel business while portraying Apple's iPhone X as a miserable, disappointing failure—supposedly informed by sources "familiar with" Apple's supply chain. Oddly enough, while Bloomberg's reporting on iPhone X was disastrously wrong, it made no effort to look for troubling concerns among Google's suppliers.
Google's Advanced Protection Program — intended strictly for people needing maximum account security, such as journalists, activists, and politicians — now supports iOS' core Mail, Calendar, and Contacts apps.
Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, 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?
Every year, several companies—most notoriously Google—float various unfunny, excessively long dad jokes on April Fools Day. But rather than waste your time detailing these latest flat attempts at humor in tech, why not take a moment on April 1 to take a look at the really foolish stuff the tech media serves up virtually every day?
A lawsuit seeking damages from Google over its willful appropriation of Java as the basis of its Android operating system has been slowly grinding through the courts for most of the last decade. It has finally concluded that Google's taking of Java "was not fair" use, opening up Google to billions in damages.