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Topic: Google

Mass Google outage impacted Gmail, YouTube & other services [u]

06/02/2019, 04:06 pm

Google experienced a massive outage on Sunday with Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, and several other services that rely on Google's cloud architecture unavailable or otherwise impacted.

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Apple & Samsung expected to benefit most from US Huawei ban, says Ming-Chi Kuo

06/01/2019, 01:06 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects both Apple and Samsung to pick up Huawei customers outside China now that the manufacturer is no longer able to use Google's Android operating system without a branch.

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DOJ preparing antitrust probe into Google search and business practices, report says

05/31/2019, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's search and related business practices, with the probe coming years after the Federal Trade Commission closed its own probe into the internet giant with no tangible results.

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Editorial: China's retaliatory 'unreliable supplier' list will hit Windows, Android the hardest

05/31/2019, 10:05 am

China's Ministry of Commerce has floated a retaliation plan intended to punish companies complying with the Trump Administration's Entity List ban on doing business with Huawei. That could have a profound impact on two of the largest software platforms licensed in China: Android and Windows, as well as broadly-licensed silicon intellectual property from ARM and Qualcomm.

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Apple condemns British spy agency group's proposal to evade message encryption

05/30/2019, 08:05 am

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

05/20/2019, 03:05 pm

Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance, an improved camera, and this time making the headset run on Android.

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New global smartspeaker data shows Apple's HomePod remains a bit player

05/20/2019, 09:05 am

Apple and the HomePod remain a marginal factor in the global smartspeaker market, not even in the top five brands, according to new research estimates.

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Huawei touts its 'substantial contributions' to Android and says it will continue supporting current phones

05/20/2019, 06:05 am

In response to Google's revoking its license to use Android, Huawei has announced that it will continue to provide support and updates to current phones and tablets.

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Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

05/19/2019, 06:05 pm

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.

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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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