Keynote Triple Shot: Google, Apple & Facebook

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The most notable updates came from Google, Apple and Facebook, in order of recency. Let’s dive in… Google . This includes Google Lens ‘ expanded capability to identify real-world objects and symbols. Apple .

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Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone XR

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The Google Pixel 4a and Apple iPhone XR are two great smartphones that won't empty your bank account. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile Google phone Google Pixel 4a Google vs Apple iPhone iPhone Xr

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Apple is building its own version of Google Search, report says

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Apple might be working on an alternative to Google Search. This is according to a report by the Financial Times , which claims Apple has begun to show its own search results in iOS 14. This might mean that Apple is ramping up efforts to replace Google Search on its devices.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more! Apple is (maybe) already testing Apple Glasses in the wild. How will Apple Glasses be?

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Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone SE (2020): Can Pixel take a bite of the Apple?

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The Google Pixel 4a and Apple iPhone SE (2020) are two of the best budget smartphones available right now. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile 2020 iPhone SE Buyers Guide Google Google Pixel 4a

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How Epic Games’ Lawsuit Against Apple Could Impact The Future Of VR/AR


Apple threatens to withhold support for ARKit and upcoming VR technology on Unreal Engine. For those who may be out of the loop, last week Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple after the company pulled their megapopular multiplayer game Fortnite from the iOS App Store.

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The Downside of Conveniently Signing In With Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Apple

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When you’re signing up for something new, it’s tempting to just sign in using whatever accounts you already have: Sign in with Apple, Google, or Facebook, (and in other cases Twitter).… sign in with apple google facebook twitter

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Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

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News Apple contact tracing app Apple Google contact tracing app contact tracing app Coronavirus coronavirus app Google contact tracing appThe app is free to download on iPhone and Android devices.

Fortnite Booted from Google's App Store Too

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Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today. fortnite freefortnite apple google apps app store antitrust google play google play store

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore. Google prides itself on its stewardship of Android, the largest mobile platform in the world with over 80 percent of the mobile market share in 2016, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.

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Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

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Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief. The Focals app itself is also going to be removed from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. as a Google device targeted at fashion-conscious consumers.

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Rumor: Apple AR Glasses Leak Points to Name, Price & Possible Launch Window

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We know that Apple has been developing an AR headset since at least 2017, but outside of what we gathered from files hidden in iOS 13.1 In a video report (linked below), Prosser says that Apple’s AR headset will be named ‘Apple Glass’, and will be priced at $499, which doesn’t include the price of the actual corrective lenses. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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Apple says cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia violate iOS app store rules

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Gaming News Apple Google google stadia Microsoft Project xCloud NvidiaThe company argues it needs to review each and every game before users play them.

What you need to know about Epic Games’ feud with Apple (and Google)

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Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, is feuding with Apple and Google. Gaming News Apple Epic Games Fortnite GoogleIt's a sticky situation involving app store revenue cuts and antitrust law.

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Google Takes an Apple Approach to Android Apps, Will Require 30% Cut of Play Store Revenue

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After some confusion—and after watching Apple take heat over its iOS App Store policies—Google is clarifying how and when it plans to take its cut of paid apps in the Google Play Store. its better than nothing google google play android apps in app purchases

How new smart speakers from Apple, Amazon, Google stack up

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More about Amazon Echo , Smart Speaker , Apple Event , Nest Audio , and Tech. Amazon Echo Smart Speaker Apple Event Nest Audio TechRead more.

What Does Epic Games Hope to Gain From Its Lawsuit Against Apple and Google?

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In what could possibly be described as a brilliant antitrust set-up , Epic Games is suing Apple and Google for removing its Fortnite game from the iOS App Store and Google Play store, respectively. shots fired epic games apple google antitrust

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The Reckoning Over Apple and Google's App Stores Has Been a Long Time Coming

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UK says Google and Apple’s billion-dollar search engine deal stifles competition

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The country's watchdog claims Google paid Apple close to a billion dollars. Computing News Apple Google

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Apple Maps Rivals Google Earth VR With ARKit Integration


Apple revealed a lot of details about its impressive new ARKit platform at its event at WWDC 2017 last month, but it didn’t mention that one of its most popular apps already supports the new feature. The latest version of Apple Maps has ARKit support built in. It looks very similar to Google Earth VR, the free HTC Vive and Oculus Rift app that allows you to explore certain locations across the glove. Apple VR Industry News

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Leading Democrat says Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have ‘monopoly power’

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Apple Arcade vs Google Play Pass: Which is the Best Netflix for Apps?

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Apple and Google are going head-to-head in just about everything now—maps, mobile operating systems, smart speakers, browsers, cloud storage, phones, etc. apple arcade vs google play pass apple arcade google play pass apps games mobile apple google

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Google wakes up from its VR daydream

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Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform, is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. Google’s hardware business is already peanuts compared to their search and ads business, so it probably wasn’t clear what the point was.

Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1

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Steadily becoming the biggest open-secret in the industry… more evidence has come to light that Apple in ongoing development of an AR headset. The mode is part of Apple’s ‘StarBoard’ system which was recently uncovered in iOS and described therein as a “system shell for stereo AR enabled apps.” SEE ALSO Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro.

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Google Maps is back on Apple Watch after more than 3 years

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Apple Watch owners have been forced to use Apple Maps for years — until now. Google Maps, last available on Apple Watch in 2017 , is rolling out to watchOS users globally over the next few weeks. Google Maps on your wrist.

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Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store

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Gaming News App Store Apple Fortnite Google PlayThe game was pulled for circumventing revenue sharing.

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Google lead says he’s “disappointed” with Apple’s new iPhone security program

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The program's disclosure terms don't align with Google's policies, he added. Mobile News Apple breaking twitter Google iPhone project zero Security

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Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0, Putting Privacy & Multiuser AR at Its Core

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According to a recent Reuters report, Apple is set to unveil some new features in its supposed release of ARKit 2.0, Citing people familiar with the subject, Apple is said to have designed its two-player system out of privacy concerns—a departure from how Google currently handles multiplayer AR. Google says it discards raw mapping data after a week. Apple is said to unveil ARKit 2.0 The post Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0,

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Apple and Google reveal new emojis coming later this year

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Android Apple News Android 11 Beta breaking twitter emoji Google ios update Memjoi world emoji dayGet ready for ninjas, pinched fingers, and new memoji options, too.

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Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

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It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. According to an investigation of LinkedIn profiles by Protocol , many former Magic Leap employees have taken up residence at Silicon Valley’s most prominent tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. The flow from Magic Leap to Apple has been a constant one too, Protocol has found.

ARCore Is Google’s Answer To Apple’s ARKit, Now Available For Pixel And Galaxy S8


Today, Google is announcing the debut of ARCore , an initiative to bring mobile-powered AR experiences to the masses like never before. Previously Google’s Tango was the best way to see powerful AR projects in action, but that required extra cameras and sensors on high-end smartphones to work. ” Starting right now, Google is making the ARCore SDK available to owners of the Google Pixel (running Oreo) and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (running at least 7.0

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Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?


Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In the same year, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics. Bar-Zeev was also a co-founder of Keyhole, which became Google Earth. In 2016, Bar-Zeev moved to Apple, likely to work on an AR hardware project. The post Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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How to watch the CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple testify to Congress

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How-To News Amazon Apple big tech big tech hearing Facebook Google how to watchThe big tech hearing will start at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. on July 25.

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Apple lays out its messy vision for how xCloud and Stadia will work with its App Store rules. Apple goes to war with the gaming industry.

iOS 13 Code Confirms Apple AR Glasses & Spatial Interface Launcher


for how employees can run Stereo AR apps on an iPhone when you don't have access to Apple's headset Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. The post iOS 13 Code Confirms Apple AR Glasses & Spatial Interface Launcher appeared first on UploadVR.

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Congress Asks Apple, Google to Clamp Down On Foreign Apps

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gapple contact tracing apple googleFor the past week, House lawmakers have taken a brief pause from, say, probing into Silicon Valley’s potential antitrust issues, and deciding just how we should all feel about the FBI’s practice of warrantless wiretapping, in the name of rallying around a common enemy: foreign tech companies. Read more.

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Facebook, Amazon, Apple & Google deserve to be grilled at the House antitrust hearing

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Wednesday's congressional hearing , which will see the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google, remotely testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, may offer a chance at just that. Facebook Google Apple Amazon Tech