Tag: Google

Amazon and Google smart speakers can eavesdrop and phish owners; HomePod safe

We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows… Read more »

Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that targeted iPhone users for years

A new report from Vice today details discoveries made by Google Project Zero researchers that “may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever.” The basis of the… Read more »

States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

Following a July planning meeting with US Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later. AppleInsider –… Read more »

Apple debuts two new privacy-focused billboards, including one near a Google building

Ahead of CES back in January, Apple debuted new billboard advertisements highlighting its focus on user privacy. Apple is now continuing that campaign with two new billboards in Canada. more…… Read more »

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

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. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week’s top stories: iOS 13 and watchOS 6 features, Google undercuts the iPhone XR, more

In this week’s top stories: Our full Powerbeats Pro review, new iOS 13 and watchOS 6 details, production begins on the Apple A13 processor, Google undercuts the iPhone XR, and more…. Read more »

Editorial: The new Services – How will Apple Arcade’s exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive,… Read more »

Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it’s working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

PSA: Many users reporting issues signing into Google accounts through Mail on macOS 10.14.4

Apple yesterday released macOS 10.14.4 to the public with features such as automatic Dark Mode in Safari, Apple News+, and more. On the other hand, the update also seems to… Read more »

Apple Music option in Google Home app for iOS stirs rumors of coming support

The latest Google Home for iOS update, released on Monday, includes a user interface change referencing support for Apple Music, leading some to suspect that official integration with Apple’s service… Read more »

Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google’s enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program as it did for… Read more »

Apple TV grows in popularity and passes more affordable Google & Roku options, data shows

As holiday shopping starts to get into full swing, data firm Thinknum is out today with an interesting look at how the Apple TV 4K has soared in popularity over… Read more »

Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol

Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is used… Read more »

Review: JBL’s Link View brings a display and high-quality audio to Google Assistant

The Link View may not convert diehard audiophiles or people oppposed to Google, but it sounds pretty damn good and makes for an excellent smarthome control hub. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »