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Google to tap Fossil tech for Pixel Watch to fight Apple Wa…

Google to tap Fossil tech for Pixel Watch to fight Apple Wa…

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IBTimes India/YouTube Search engine giant Google has officially bought undisclosed Intellectual Property (IP) related to smartwatch technology from Fossil Group Inc. The deal between Google and Fossil is said to be $40 million. As part of the transaction, a portion of latter's Research and Development (R&D) team currently supporting the aforementioned transferring IP will be shifting base to the Mountain View campus. However, Fossil also confirms that it is retaining more than 200 R&D team members to focus on innovation and future product development. Fossil has been a long partner of Google offering top-end smartwatches with the Wear OS (previously Android Wear) in several global markets and now, with the new arrangement, speculations are rife that the long-rumoured Pixel Watc
DuckDuckGo will use Apple Maps for local searches on the we…

DuckDuckGo will use Apple Maps for local searches on the we…

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DuckDuckGo has spent the last few years making the case that it’s the search engine that can protect your privacy, and now it’s trying to bolster that claim with a new partner: Apple. It is announcing that Apple Maps will now power its local search results on both desktop and mobile web browsers. Apple Maps will be the default provider for address and local searches, and it will also be the map you see when you click for more results. DuckDuckGo says that it will now have “improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps.” The terms of the deal “are confidential,” DuckDuckGo says. That includes whether any money is changing hands or whether DuckDuckGo is limited by the same “daily limit of 250,000 map views and 25,000 se
DuckDuckGo’s private searches will pull up Apple Maps resul…

DuckDuckGo’s private searches will pull up Apple Maps resul…

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It's hard to search the web these days and not find Google Maps data. But privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo did something relatively unusual on Tuesday — it brought in Apple Maps as its default mapping partner. Using Apple's MapKit JS framework that was announced at WWDC last year, mobile and desktop searches through DuckDuckGo for maps and addresses will pull Apple Maps data, satellite imagery, and visuals such as storefronts. The maps are interactive, so on mobile you can zoom in with your fingers, and on all platforms the maps include clickable listings with addresses and hours. The separate "Maps" tab on DuckDuckGo will only bring up Apple Maps. All the information, but with Apple Maps.DuckDuckGo's big thing is its strict privacy policy: searches are private, anonymous,
Apple Maps boosts Flyover locations, indoor mall maps, and …

Apple Maps boosts Flyover locations, indoor mall maps, and …

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Apple has recently added lots of new content to its Maps tool, including a slew of new Flyover locations, and new maps for airports and dozens of malls throughout the U.S. and beyond. The tech company hasn’t announced the new content. Rather, the quietly rolled out update was spotted by Mac Rumors on Apple’s Feature Availability page. There are more than 50 new locations showing for Flyover, the feature that offers spectacular 3D photo views of particular cities and famous landmarks. The new additions include 14 in the U.S., among them Charleston, South Carolina; Lake Tahoe, California; and Key West, Florida. Overseas places of interest now with a Flyover view include the Twelve Apostles in southern Australia; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Himeji, Japan. A full list of available F
Tech birthdays: How old will be Google, Apple, Microsoft, F…

Tech birthdays: How old will be Google, Apple, Microsoft, F…

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How old will be some tech giants this year | Image Credit: Pixabay&nbsp Almost everyone would be familiar with names such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Snapchat, Tesla, Netflix, IBM and more. Well, these are some of the leading tech companies of the world which introduce new technologies and advancements in the industry every now and then. The year 2019 has just begun and for all tech enthusiasts, all the leading tech giants are gearing up to introduce new technologies, products and advancements in order to take us one step closer to the next technological evolution by humans. For hundreds of years, technology and science have become two of the most vital forces in the evolution of humans an
As Apple Heads Higher in Phone Pricing, Google Looks to the…

As Apple Heads Higher in Phone Pricing, Google Looks to the…

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All of the growth in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone revenue over the past year or so has been attributable not to growing unit volumes but rather to price increases. When factoring in larger displays and more storage options reaching as high as 512 GB, a maxed-out iPhone XS Max can set you back nearly $1,500 -- before you even consider AppleCare+, a case, taxes, or service costs. That's helped Apple drive iPhone average selling prices (ASPs) to record levels approaching $800. Meanwhile, the company also discontinued its most affordable iPhone, the $350 iPhone SE. New iPhone price graph. (The stairway to hea...
How To Use Apple Watch 4, Watch Health, Google Breathing Ap…

How To Use Apple Watch 4, Watch Health, Google Breathing Ap…

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Week in Wearables has been away on a short break (did you miss it?) but this week it's back with a vengeance. Tomorrow, in celebration of the end of 2018, you can check out The Year In Wearables. Hope you’ll enjoy it. Apple executive Jeff Williams announces features on Apple Watch Series 4 on September 12 2018.David Phelan The Week in Wearables is a news digest, out at  midweek, focused on some of the things that have happened in the world of tech you can wear on your wrist, perch on your head, stick in your ear, sling around your waist, tuck into the small of your back or, well, you get the idea. Apple Watch Infograph face, including Heart Rate complication.David Phelan Nike Run Club for Apple Watch Series 4 reaches Infograph T
What I Learned By Quitting Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google,…

What I Learned By Quitting Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google,…

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In May I made the decision to excise the so-called “Big Five” tech companies from my life for a month. That meant no services offered by Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, or any of their subsidiaries. There were a number of reasons I wanted to undertake this experiment, ranging from reclaiming my privacy to learning more about how the technology I use every day actually works. The main reason, however, was simply to see if the Big Five services were actually necessary or merely convenient. I found that there were adequate open-source or independent replacements for pretty much every major Big Five service. In some cases, such as mapping software or social media platforms, the gulf between the Big Five and alternative services was so large that it made a noticeable, negative
Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in ci…

Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in ci…

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Photo Illustration by Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire, original photo by Dan Hershman, via Flickr. Apple will expand its Seattle operations to more than 1,000 employees and establish a new site in the city, moving further into the backyards of hometown tech titans Microsoft and Amazon, and escalating the competition for tech talent in the region. The company announced the plan for Seattle as part of a broader national expansion unveiled this morning. Austin landed Apple’s big prize, a new $1 billion, 133-acre campus with capacity for up to 15,000 employees. However, Seattle is among three other U.S. cities where the tech giant says it will significantly expand its operations over the next three years. Apple Image Apple first announced plans for a national expansion and ne
Apple and Google still on radar, says EU’s Vestager

Apple and Google still on radar, says EU’s Vestager

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EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief has said.In an interview with Reuters, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager also signalled that Google and Amazon would remain very much on her radar until the end of her mandate late next year.Google has been fined a total of €6.8bn in the last 18 months for breaching EU rules. Apple’s mobile payment service Apple Pay, launched in October 2014, is available in 10 EU countries including France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark. Critics say that an NFC chip embedded in the Apple iPhone means that Apple Pay is automatically selected when an iPhone user pays for goods and services, b