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Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

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SOURCE:macrumors.comThe Computer & Communications Industry Association, a lobbying group that represents Google, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Intel, Samsung, and other tech companies today asked the United States International Trade Commission to reject Qualcomm's request for an import ban on select iPhone and iPad models. According to the CCIA, preventing Apple from importing iPhones made abroad would result in harm to consumers by enabling Qualcomm's anti-competitive behavior. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black gave the following statement on the issue:"Qualcomm is already using its dominant position to pressure competitors and tax competing products. If the ITC were to grant this exclusion order, it would help Qualcomm use its monopoly power for further leverage against A...
Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle's music subscription service, Google Play Music, now has a dedicated CarPlay app available, according to comments shared on reddit. That means Google Play Music users who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected to the car. The Google Play Music CarPlay app is sectioned off into Home, Recents, Music Library, and Stations, giving subscribers access to recommendations, their own custom playlists, radio selections, and more. Google Play Music is the first Google-made app to be available for CarPlay, and it joins music apps from services like Pandora, Amazon, and Spotify. Google Play Music allows users to store up to 50,000 songs and listen to ad-supported radio stations for fre...
Google Search App Gains Personalized News Feed Section

Google Search App Gains Personalized News Feed Section

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle today announced a new personalized news feed for its namesake iOS app, offering a stream of content based on user search history and topics they choose to follow. The feed appears directly below the search bar in the Google app, where users will see a stream of personally relevant articles and media content powered by Google's machine learning algorithms. The feed sits in place of Google Now, the company's predictive search feature that displays traffic updates, weather, and other information, all of which has been moved to a new tab called Updates. Going forward, when users perform a search in the app, some results will display a "follow" button alongside them. Content ripe for following will include news, sports, and entertainment articles, with relevance ...
Google Home Owners Can Now Stream Songs They Uploaded to Play Music

Google Home Owners Can Now Stream Songs They Uploaded to Play Music

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle has updated its Home smart speaker software so that owners can now listen to music they have uploaded to and purchased on Google Play Music. Previously, using a free Play Music account through Google Home was limited to playing radio stations, while paying subscribers could listen to tracks in the streaming service's own online catalog. But now both types of account holders can also play music they have personally uploaded to the cloud (up to 50,000 songs) or bought outright on the Play Music store. As detailed in the company's product forum post, Google Home will now prioritize uploaded and purchased tracks over radio mixes when users ask to play a certain artist, but on-demand content will play before purchased/uploaded content unless paying users specific...
Google Launches ‘Backup and Sync’ Mac App for Google Photos and Google Drive

Google Launches ‘Backup and Sync’ Mac App for Google Photos and Google Drive

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle today announced the launch of Backup and Sync, a new app for Macs and PCs that's designed to back up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos. The new app is meant to replace the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC. To use Backup and Sync, Google Drive/Photos users just need to download the app and then choose the folders they want to back up. From there, the selected folders will be continually backed up to Google's services, providing an alternative to Time Machine and making it easier to automatically store important files in the cloud. In addition to specific folders on a Mac or PC, Backup and Sync can also automatically import files from SD cards and USB devices when a camera, SD card, or other device is connect...
Upcoming 2017 Google Pixel XL May Feature ‘Squeezable’ Frame for Activating Google Assistant

Upcoming 2017 Google Pixel XL May Feature ‘Squeezable’ Frame for Activating Google Assistant

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle's second-generation Pixel XL could feature a squeezable body, a 6-inch AMOLED display, and thinner bezels, according to information and rendered images leaked today by Android Police. LG is said to be manufacturing the Google Pixel XL 2, which features a design that's curved like the original Google Pixel. It continues to offer a rear fingerprint sensor (now located in the aluminum portion of the device) and a large single-lens camera, eschewing the dual-lens camera trend. Rendering created by Android Police The XL version, which is the only version covered in the leak, offers a 6-inch LG-made display with a 2:1 aspect ratio, rounded corners, and a "minimal bezel." Design wise, it could look a little like Apple's rumored iPhone 8, which is also expected to h...
Google News Redesign Extends to Google News & Weather App

Google News Redesign Extends to Google News & Weather App

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle has updated its News & Weather app to bring it in line with the company's recent changes to its News website, splicing up categories to make them more focused and integrating additional navigation controls into the user interface. First up, Google has injected more blank space into the News & Weather UI to enhance readability, and has made the headline news categories along the top of the layout more easily accessible with swipe gestures. Like the Google News website, the app also now includes an always-visible navigation bar for separate "Headlines", "Local", and "For You" sections. In Local, users can track stories from parts of the world that interest them, either by turning on location services to see news about their current location, or by manually ad...
Google Maps Gains Local Guides Widget and Transit Transfer Reminders

Google Maps Gains Local Guides Widget and Transit Transfer Reminders

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SOURCE:macrumors.comGoogle Maps received an update on Wednesday that makes it easier to contribute reviews to points of interest and adds the option to get reminders to make a transfer on a transit journey. The user contribution aspect comes in the form of a new "Local Guides" widget that allows users to propose new places to visit, to comment on existing points of interest, and upload location photos. The new widget becomes available when people register to become a Local Guide through the Contributions pane in the app. By signing up, users earn points by adding information to Maps like reviews and photos of venues. The level-based points system is gamified and users can earn rewards, so guides who get to level four receive three months of free access to Google Play Music and 75 per...
This man filled out his CV using Google autocomplete… the result is hilarious! – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

This man filled out his CV using Google autocomplete… the result is hilarious! – Nigerian: Breaking News In Nigeria

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SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Writing a CV can prove to be a lengthy task. This man wrote his own using Google autocomplete and has revealed the hilarious result.London based author Aaron Gillies, who goes by the Twitter username TechnicallyRon, decided to take a risk with his CV – by using Google autocomplete to fill out the entire thing.After which he took to Twitter to upload a photo of his newly-completed CV. He captioned the photo:“I needed to update my CV so I did it all through google autocomplete and soon I will have every job”.Using autocomplete, Aaron ended up telling potential employers that his name is Khan, that he lives alone and that his phone “won’t turn on”.When it came to his date of birth, Aaron wrote “I was born” and autocomplete finished the sentence with: “to love y
Today is the last day to get extra early-bird Disrupt SF tickets

Today is the last day to get extra early-bird Disrupt SF tickets

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SOURCE:techcrunch.comOkay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in San Francisco for the cheapest possible price, now is the time to act. Seriously, you need to go and get your tickets now. Like, now now. You can get your tickets here. Phew! Now that you’ve gotten the ticket and the pressure is off, here’s everything that extra early-bird ticket gets you. For starters, you’ll get to check out a few dozen promising early-stage startups as they pitch our panel of judges in the illustrious Startup Battlefield competition. Battlefield companies compete for the chance to win $50,000, the coveted Disrupt Cup and, perhaps most importantly, the attention of th