Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Yesterday, Google announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. It’s part of an effort to get people to realize that the Pixel gets software updates ahead of other Android phones and that some of the features it receives stay exclusive to the Pixel. And yesterday’s “drop” epitomizes so many things … Read more Google cloned Apple’s 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software

Apple and Google reveal the best apps and games of 2019

Continuing their annual tradition, Apple and Google have released their list of the best apps and games of 2019. Apple, for the first time, held a real-world event to celebrate its winners, where it crowned AI-powered camera app Spectre Camera as its best iPhone app of the year and Sky: Children of the Light as its best game. Google, … Read more Apple and Google reveal the best apps and games of 2019

Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Apple isn’t happy about the way Google revealed a major iPhone security flaw recently. Google security researchers revealed that malicious websites used previously undisclosed security flaws in iOS to hack into devices over at least two years. While Apple doesn’t dispute the research, the company accuses Google of “stoking fear among all iPhone users that their devices … Read more Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Google actively works to combat malware found on the official Android app store – Google Play. But there is no doubt it could improve its screening process in the app approval stage, thereby preventing the problem rather than looking for a cure. Google rival Apple’s App Store also has millions of apps, but it doesn’t … Read more Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Absher app makes Apple and Google ‘accomplices in the oppression of Saudi women’

Pressure is growing on Apple and Google to remove Absher, a controversial Saudi app which can be used by male family members to track the movements of women and even bar them from travelling. Some 14 members of Congress have accused the two companies of being ‘accomplices in the oppression of Saudi women’ … The ways in … Read more Absher app makes Apple and Google ‘accomplices in the oppression of Saudi women’

Google fixes Pixel 3 RAM issues and expands eSIM support with December update

Google has announced the December update for its Pixel and Nexus smartphones today. The factory images are already available for those who want to install it right away, as are full OTA zip files. The over-the-air rollout should also have begun, but as usual that will take at least a few days to reach all … Read more Google fixes Pixel 3 RAM issues and expands eSIM support with December update

Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was … Read more Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

Google reportedly testing new user interface on Android

Google seems to have rolled out some additions in the Chrome tab recently. According to a report by Android Police, a new content discovery interface called ‘Explore’ has been added to Google Chrome. This new user interface can be accessed on Android by enabling an experimental flag. To be more precise, if you type in chrome://flags in Google Chrome and … Read more Google reportedly testing new user interface on Android

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Dual Selfie Cameras, Large Bezels

The renders give us a look at the substantially-sized notch on the Pixel 3 XL, and none on the Pixel 3 HIGHLIGHTS Press renders show single rear cameras for both The Pixel 3 does not appear to have a display notch The fabric back case is being retained for both handsets Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 … Read more Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Dual Selfie Cameras, Large Bezels

Europe’s News Agencies Blast Google, Facebook for ‘Plundering’ Content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the Internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media. In a column signed by the CEOs of around 20 agencies including France’s Agence France-Presse, Britain’s Press Association and Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on … Read more Europe’s News Agencies Blast Google, Facebook for ‘Plundering’ Content