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Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search engine on iPhones and iPads

Court documents from Oracle's lawsuit against Google revealed that the search giant has paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to be the preferred search engine on iPhones and iPads.

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Google app picks up 3D Touch, iPad multitasking support

The official Google app for iPhone and iPad has picked up some handy new features in the form of 3D Touch and iPad multitasking support.

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Google adds iPhone video app developer Fly Labs to its Photos team

Fly Labs, which has released a number of video editing apps for the iPhone, has been acquired by Google. The team will be joining the Google Photos team and their iPhone apps will be unavailable in the iOS App Store in the near future.

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How to set up Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Google services like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts are incredibly popular and—what's more—incredibly easy to set up on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how.

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Larry Page breaks the internet, announces 'Alphabet' parent company for Google

In a shocking announcement today, co-founder Larry Page revealed major changes for Google, including he and Sergey Brinn moving on the helm a new parent company called Alphabet, and Sundar Pachai taking over as the new CEO of a slimmed down Google.

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Google brings its immersive Spotlight Stories to the iPhone and iPad

Google has released its Spotlight Stories app for the iPhone and iPad, which allows users to experience unique, interactive stories built using 2D and 3D animation, 360-degree video, and more.

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Google releases Ivy, an experimental big number calculator for iPhone and iPad

Google's latest app for iPhone and iPad is Ivy, a big number calculator. Calling Ivy and experiment, Ivy lets you input values as integers, rationals, or floating point values.

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Giving up on Google

Google has made it clear: The company's stated goal is to organize all the world's data.

To organize it, Google first has to collect it, and to organize all of it, it has to collect you. All of you. If that's a concern, and it's leading to your having second thoughts about your involvement with Google, then switching to iPhone can be of tremendous benefit to you. With the iPhone, you can use the best of Google services if you want to, but you can also easily live Google-free. And if you're not yet sure, the iPhone lets you keep all your options open.

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An Apple customer's thoughts on Google I/O 2015

Apple customers can and do use many of Google's services, making us Google customers as well.

While Apple's WWDC is of little interest to hard-core Android customers, Google I/O can and often is of significant interest to Apple customers. It's where Google shows off its big new initiatives and previews updates for its existing services. Some years, those are blips on the radar, here for a moment, gone the next. Other years their scope and implications shake the world. This year, for me, fell somewhere in the middle. Google was restrained, relatively speaking, and focused. Yet as much as they acknowledged the need to shore up what came before, the company's focus is clearly on what's coming next. And that's worth a deeper discussion.

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How to stop Google Chrome from automatically launching on your Mac

Tired of Google Chrome launching every time you restart or log in to your Mac?

If Chrome is your browser of choice, it can be convenient. If you tried Chrome but switched back to Safari, like I recently did, it can be annoying. I still want to be able to use Chrome from time to time, but I don't want it opening on login or launching on startup. Luckily, there's a super simple way to get Chrome to stop launching automatically, and it only takes a few clicks!

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