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Dogfight review: The war between Apple and Google gets personal

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein is a tale of two companies, two of the most important of the current era, how they both started working on phone projects, and how it not only destroyed their friendships, but eventually the careers of many involved. Much of it is already well known. Google, worried that Microsoft would dominate phones the way they had desktops, and shut them down the way Netscape had been shut down, bought Andy Rubin's company, Android, and set about making a Windows Mobile/BlackBerry/Nokia communicator competitor. Apple, meanwhile adapted their stalled tablet project into the iPhone. And that's when it gets interesting...

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Google+ with full-resolution photo uploads for iOS 7 now available

Google promised it, and now the update to Google+ that brings full resolution photo backups to the iPhone is live in the App Store. Full resolution videos are also supported, but only on iOS 7.

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HBO Go for iOS updated with Google Chromecast support

Google Chromecast gets a little more useful today as the HBO Go application for iPhone and iPad has been updated with support for Google's $35 dongle. You'll need to be a HBO subscriber, of course, but otherwise fire it up and you should be good to go to beam stuff over to your Chromecast.

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Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad gets updated with Autofill improvements and more

Google has today pushed out a small but useful update to the Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad. On the cards are improvements to Autofill and image search.

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Google Play Newsstand coming to an iOS device near you in 2014

We've already got one Newsstand on our iPhones and iPads, and Google it seems wants to be the second. Announced today, Google Play Newsstand is a new product that will be rolling together Google Currents and the until now Android only Google Play Magazines under one banner. The app is Android only at first, though according to Engadget it will also be coming our way sometime next year:

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For iPhone photographers, how will the new Google+ stack up against the rest?

A few weeks ago, Google held a press event focused around the Google+ social platform, unveiling a ton of new features and improvements. One of the big focuses was photos, backup, sharing and editing in particular, along with background sync and full-resolution uploads for the iOS application. So, potentially some big tools for iPhone photographers, but its a crowded space. Some folks might be happy enough with Photo Stream, but we're looking outside the Apple ecosystem here and considering more cross-platform solutions.

So, how well will the new Google+ stack up with your photos against three of the biggest competitors? Lets find out.

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Google fined $17 million over Safari cookie caper

Apple implemented "do not track" on Safari, Google did an end run around it, the U.S. Attorneys General hauled them into court, and now Google is paying $17 - roughly the amount of money they earn in the time it takes them to write the check - to the states. Alexei Oreskovic, writing for Reuters:

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Google Play Music for iPhone review

After the longest "few weeks" in history – 24 to be precise – Google FINALLY released Google Play Music for iPhone. With little in the way of explanation for why it took so long, many of us gave up waiting and took our music needs elsewhere. Sure, there are some excellent third-party Google Music clients already available on iOS, but for something such as this you need an official client for the platform in order to take it seriously.

So, it's here, but is it any good, and was it worth the wait? Let's find out.

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Google Play Music finally arrives on the iPhone after the longest "few weeks" in history

Google has finally released Google Play Music for iPhone, bringing their music service at long last to iOS in an official native app. The app had previously been expected to launch "a few weeks" after the D11 Conference back in May. Now, just twenty-four weeks later, it has arrived.

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YouTube Capture for iPhone and iPad goes iOS 7, gets more editing features

Slowly but surely Google is working through updating its portfolio of iOS apps, and the latest is YouTube Capture which just went iOS 7. Not just that, but in the jump to version 2.0 the folks from Mountain View have added some additional editing features to help you shoot better videos.

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