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How to Listen to Apple Music on a Google Home Mini or Nest Audio Speaker

Wednesday January 12, 2022 9:45 am PST by
When Apple Music first launched in 2015, playing it on anything other than an Apple device was impossible. Thankfully though, over the years Apple has made its streaming service available to access through third-party devices and speakers, including Amazon Echo and Google-owned speakers. This article focuses on Google devices. If you have a Google Home mini or a newer Nest-branded smart...

How to Enable Live Captions in Chrome Browser for Desktop

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
Google includes a Live Captions transcription feature in version 89 of its Chrome browser for desktop. Live Captions uses machine learning to create a real-time transcription for videos or audio played through the browser, which can make online media more accessible for members of the Deaf community and other people with hearing loss. Once enabled, Live Captions appear in a box in the bottom ...

How to Transfer Google Authenticator Accounts to Your New iPhone

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:40 pm PST by
If you buy a new iPhone to replace your existing one and you use the Google Authenticator app to access online accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA), you should transfer those accounts to your new phone as soon as possible, because without the 2FA codes close at hand, you could find yourself locked out of your online accounts. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your...

How to Use Google Lens on iPhone

Friday December 21, 2018 6:15 am PST by
Google Lens can now recognize over a billion items in the world around us, the search engine giant announced this week. That's four times as many things that the AI-powered feature could identify when it was first launched last year, thanks partly to a huge number of Google Shopping products which have been added to its knowledge base. While its optical character recognition engine has...

How to Export Your Passwords and Login Data From Google Chrome

Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:13 am PDT by
In Chrome 66, rolling out now for Mac and iOS, Google has added a password export option to the web browser so that you can easily migrate your login details to another browser via a third-party password manager app. In this article, we'll show you how to export your passwords from Chrome on Mac and iOS. At the end of the process, you'll be left with a CSV file containing all your login...

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Latest Version of Android Has Gemini AI at Its Core

Tuesday May 14, 2024 1:07 pm PDT by
Google today announced several new AI features that it is building into the Android 15 operating system, giving us some insight into what Apple's iPhone operating system will be competing with later this year. According to Google, Android has been designed with AI at its core, and Gemini is a foundational part of the Android experience that works at the system level. There is an AI powered...
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Google Paid Apple $20 Billion in 2022 to Be Default Safari Search Engine

Wednesday May 1, 2024 4:57 pm PDT by
Google paid Apple $20 billion in 2022 to be the default search engine for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, reports Bloomberg. The information was revealed in court documents Google provided in its antitrust dispute with the United States Department of Justice. The DoJ has accused Google of having a monopoly on search, and in the lawsuit against Google, the search engine deal with Apple has...
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Apple Hired Dozens of AI Experts From Google for a Secretive Zurich Research Lab

Tuesday April 30, 2024 1:20 am PDT by
Apple has poached dozens of artificial intelligence experts from Google and created a "secretive European laboratory" in Zurich to house a new team of staff tasked with building new AI models and products, according to a paywalled Financial Times report. Based on an analysis of LinkedIn profiles conducted by FT, Apple has recruited at least 36 specialists from Google since 2018, when it...
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Google One VPN to Shut Down Later This Year

Friday April 12, 2024 2:43 am PDT by
Google One VPN will be discontinued later this year, according to a customer email seen by Android Authority. The service was rolled out for Android in October 2020, before coming to iOS devices and Macs in 2022. When it originally launched it was part of Google One's Premium 2TB storage plan, priced at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Last year, availability was expanded to all Google One...
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Google Launches Android Find My Device Network

Monday April 8, 2024 11:17 am PDT by
Google today introduced the Find My Device network for Android-based products, mirroring the functionality of Apple's ‌Find My‌ network that's designed to locate Apple devices. Like Apple ‌Find My‌, the Android ‌Find My‌ Device network is able to use the millions of Android devices (running Android 9 or later) out in the wild to track down lost, stolen, and missing Android products. A lost...
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Google to Launch Android Find My Network After Apple Adds Third-Party Tracker Alerts to iPhone

Thursday April 4, 2024 10:58 am PDT by
Google today began letting Android customers know that it will soon launch a promised Android-based Find My Device network, reports 9to5Google. Google announced the upcoming ‌Find My‌ feature last year, but it has not yet debuted because Apple and Google were working to develop a cross-platform solution for unwanted tracking alerts. Code in iOS 17.5 suggests that Apple is adding support for...
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Apple's iPhone AI Talks With Google and OpenAI Still Ongoing

Thursday March 21, 2024 3:25 am PDT by
Apple is in ongoing discussions with Google and OpenAI to use their generative large-language models as the backbone of new iPhone AI features, but no formal announcement is expected until the summer, according to Bloomberg. Today's report follows the news earlier this week that Apple has been in talks with Google to integrate its Gemini AI engine into the iPhone as part of iOS 18. Apple ...
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Google Boosts Chrome's Web Search Suggestions on Mobile and Desktop

Friday March 1, 2024 1:04 am PST by
Google has announced a trio of new Chrome browser features for desktop and mobile that aim to provide more helpful suggestions when searching the web, even over poor data connections. On desktop, users who are signed into Chrome and open a new tab will now see suggestions in the search field related to their previous searches based on similar things others are looking for. For example, if...
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Would You Let Siri Help to Write Your Messages?

Monday February 26, 2024 3:31 am PST by
As part of its generative AI push, Apple is expected to feature tight integration between Siri and the Messages app in iOS 18. We won't have a fuller idea about how that will work until Apple previews its next major software update at WWDC in June, but in the meantime, Google has just announced its own equivalent feature for Android. In an update for the beta version of Google Messages...
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Chrome for Mac Gains 'Help Me Write' Generative AI Feature

Thursday February 22, 2024 8:00 am PST by
Google today announced the launch of a new "Help me Write" feature that is available for the Chrome browser on both Macs and Windows PCs. It is a tool that is able to help users start writing something, or refine something that's already been written. Help me Write uses the Gemini model that Google announced back in December. At the time, Google said that Gemini was its most capable and...
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Google Chrome for Mac Gets Generative AI Features

Tuesday January 23, 2024 8:00 am PST by
Google today announced plans to add experimental generative AI features to the latest version of Chrome for Mac (M121), helping users organize tabs, create themes, and draft content. The Tab Organizer is able to suggest and create tab groups based on the tabs that are open, an option that can be accessed by right-clicking on a tab and choosing the Organize Similar Tabs option. With a...
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Google Pays $700 Million to Settle Play Store Antitrust Lawsuit

Tuesday December 19, 2023 2:22 pm PST by
Google parent company Alphabet has agreed to pay $700 million and update the Google Play app in order to settle a 2021 U.S. antitrust lawsuit over the Play Store, reports Reuters. The United States Department of Justice and all 50 states accused Google of charging unnecessary fees for in-app purchases and restricting the distribution of apps on Android devices, resulting in higher fees for...
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Apple Rivals Unite to Promote Open Ecosystems Using EU Law

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:19 am PST by
Google, Meta, Qualcomm, Nothing, Lenovo, Opera and several other tech companies have announced a collaborative effort to push for "open digital ecosystems" in what appears to be a pointed move against Apple (via Reuters). The group, calling itself the Coalition for Open Digital Ecosystems (CODE), seeks to encourage more open platforms and systems in Europe. Other members include Motorola,...
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iMessage for Android App 'Beeper Mini' is Back, Apple ID Sign In Now Required and Phone Numbers Don't Work

Monday December 11, 2023 9:53 am PST by
After Apple shut down the mechanism that Android app Beeper Mini was using to bring iMessage to Android users, Beeper Mini's developers today said that they have found a way to bring the app back, albeit with some major changes. The new version of the app requires users to sign in with an Apple ID, which was not needed with the prior version. All iMessages are also now sent and received...

Apple to Adopt RCS Messaging Standard for Better Interoperability With Android Devices

Thursday November 16, 2023 9:08 am PST by
After years of persuading from Google, Apple plans to adopt the Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard. An Apple spokesperson told TechRadar and 9to5Mac that support for ‌RCS‌ will be coming next year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Later next year, we will be adding support for RCS Universal Profile, the standard as currently published by the GSM Association. ...
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Apple Gets 36% of Google's Safari Search Revenue

Monday November 13, 2023 9:39 am PST by
As Google battles an antitrust lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice, secrets about its search deals with Apple have been leaking out. We previously learned that Google is paying Apple billions of dollars to be the primary search engine on Apple devices, and now, Bloomberg has shared the total percentage of Google's revenue that Apple earns. Google pays Apple 36 percent of the total...
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Google Chrome for iOS Now Lets You Move URL Bar to Bottom of iPhone

Tuesday October 31, 2023 9:00 am PDT by
Google Chrome users on the iPhone can now opt to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the ‌iPhone‌'s display, mirroring a design change that Apple implemented in Safari last year. Chrome for iOS can be customized to have the URL bar at the top or the bottom of the interface depending on where the user prefers it to be. Google says this is a feature that Chrome users have been...
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Google Wanted iPhones to Come Pre-Installed With Google Search App

Monday October 30, 2023 12:05 pm PDT by
Back in 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to ship iPhones with the Google Search app pre-installed, but Cook did not ultimately go for the idea. The information comes from the ongoing antitrust lawsuit that Google is facing from the U.S. Department of Justice, and it was shared by The Verge. Pichai proposed the idea to Cook after Cook said that he wanted Apple to be...
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Camera Comparison: iPhone 15 Pro Max vs. Pixel 8 Pro

Wednesday October 11, 2023 10:59 am PDT by
Both Apple and Google came out with new high-end flagship smartphones this autumn, debuting the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Pixel 8 Pro, respectively. As with any expensive smartphone, the cameras in both produce amazing images, but there are some notable differences that can be seen in our comparison video and article. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌iPhone 15...
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Google Pays Apple $18B to $20B a Year to Be Default iOS Search Engine

Wednesday October 11, 2023 3:10 am PDT by
It's widely known that Apple and Google have a considerable monetary agreement that ensures Google's position as the default search engine on Apple's iOS devices, but neither company reveals the amounts involved. In 2021, financial advisor Bernstein suggested Google was paying Apple as much as $10 billion a year to maintain the status quo. However, in a new investor note, the analyst claims...