Apple TV app comes to Chromecast with Google TV

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Apple's TV curation app hits yet another streaming media device -- Chromecast with Google TV users can now download the Apple TV app from the Google Play Store.

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PayPal vs. Google Pay vs. Venmo vs. Cash App vs. Apple Pay Cash

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Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile Web Apple Pay Cash fintech Google Pay Paypal Tier 4 Venmo versusWhich money-sending platform is best for your needs and purposes? We compared the most popular to find out.

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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

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.

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How to transfer your Apple iCloud Photos to Google

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Transferring your iCloud photo library to Google is easier than you think it would be. Apple has launched a handy service that allows users to transfer a copy of photos and videos linked to their Apple ID to another platform like Google Photos.

Apple now lets you easily move iCloud Photos content to Google Photos

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Apple has quietly launched a tool that lets you automatically transfer all of the photos and videos stored on your iCloud account to Google Photos. Android Apple Mobile Photography Apple Photos Google+ Photos icloud photos iPhone

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U.K. to double Apple Pay and Google Pay contactless payment limit

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will soon double the amount you can spend using contactless payment systems such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, making the service even more useful. Mobile apple pay contactless payments Google PayThe U.K.

Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel


These facts have me considering jumping ship from Apple seriously for the first time since 2007. While I’m deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem, Pixel tempts me more than ever before to consider leaving Apple behind completely. Just how embedded am I with Apple? Google is releasing Pixel alongside the Daydream View reference VR headset that will offer experiences to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR. ” Not the same with Google Pixel.

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Google Kicks Parler Off Its App Store, And Apple May Soon Follow Suit

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Parler was suspended from Google’s Play Store on Friday over its lack of content moderation, ironically the very reason the social media platform has quickly become an online gutter collecting deplatformed conservatives and far-right extremists. parler conservative apple google

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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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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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Spatial Beats: Apple VR, Google Poly & LBVR Hangs On

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How many XR headsets is Apple working on, and when can we get our hands one them? Finally, why in the name of the geek gods is Google shutting down Poly? Google’s own Tilt Brush, an important content creation tool, relies on Poly. W elcome back to Spatial Beats.

Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

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Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18.

Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

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Radar made a brief cameo via Project Soli in Google Pixel 4. More recently, Apple implemented LiDAR sensors in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPad.

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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 SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1. Apple Apple AR News apple ar apple smartglasse

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Apple's New Service Helps You Transfer Your Pics and Videos From iCloud to Google Photos

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For anyone who feels like they’ve been held hostage by iCloud’s 5GB of free storage or just wants to try out a different photo storage app, this week Apple launched a new service designed to make it way easier to transfer photos and videos stored in iCloud over to Google Photos.

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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

Apple's Keeping Google's Prying Eyes Out Of iOS 14

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If you regularly use Apple’s Safari browser, you’re probably familiar with its “ Fraudulent Website Warning ,” which gives you a heads up if the site you’re about to visit might be, say, an elaborate phishing scam.

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 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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Google TV Plugs Its Biggest Hole with Upcoming Support for Apple TV App

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The Chromecast with Google TV is simply one of the best streaming devices you can buy right now (especially at just $50), and now Google is plugging one of the only holes in its flagship streaming video device thanks to upcoming support for the Apple TV app.

The AR Location Wars, Part II: Apple

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That could be wayfinding with Google Live View , or visual search with Google Lens. As you can tell from the above examples, Google will have a key stake in this “Internet of Places.” Part II: Apple . Is Apple Building Its Own AR Cloud?

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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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.01.25): Facebook plans “a big shift” in privacy, Apple VR headset rumored, and more!

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Apple way be working on a VR headset. According to Bloomberg, next year Apple is going to release a VR headset with limited passthrough AR functionalities. The HMD should be targeted to prosumers and Apple expects sales in the order of magnitude of one Apple headset per day, per store.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

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Google is going to buy North. A report says tha t Alphabet, the company behind Google, is in the last stages of the acquisition of North, the Canadian startup that makes the Focals smartglasses. Google adds depth APIs to ARCore. Apple adds spatial audio to AirPods.

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California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the Golden State would become the 18th to launch an official Covid-19 contact tracing app powered by technology pioneered by Apple and Google. gavin newsom app california contact tracing app google apple

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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The AR Location Wars, Part I: Google

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That could be wayfinding with Google Live View , or visual search with Google Lens. As you can tell from the above examples, Google will have a key stake in this “Internet of Places.” Part I: Google . Where does Google fit in all of this?

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Apple Music Arrives on Nest Audio Smart Speakers

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Hey Google, play Apple Music. apple music nest audio google apple smart speakers google assistantRead more.

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Google Adding Stereo Depth Support for Dual Cameras to ARCore Starting with Pixel 4 & 4XL

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In response to Apple's implementation of LiDAR sensors in iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro models, Google is looking to leverage the dual-camera setups in recent flagship devices as depth-sensing components.

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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.

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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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.

Google's ARCore Moves Past Apple's ARKit in the Race for Shared Augmented Reality Experiences

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On Tuesday, at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a huge update to its ARCore augmented reality toolkit that matches the latest features of ARKit, and surpasses Apple's AR platform via support for shared experiences. Cloud Anchors is the name Google's new shared AR capability, which will work on Android and iOS. The first ARCore app to exhibit the new shared AR experiences will be Google's own Just a.

Apple Music finds its way to Google Assistant speakers and displays

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Apple Music has long been solely available only on iOS and HomePod, but it is now available on Google Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers. News Smart Home Apple Music Google Assistant smart home