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Google patents yet another thinly-veiled surveillance tool in order to collect more personal information from mobile users. Yes, you may win an argument, but is it worth selling your soul for?
The patent, which was awarded on 12 May, suggests a piece of software could be embedded in a messaging program to allow users to ask Google’s search engine a question.
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This is good news, even for Apple haters.
For many years, Google and Apple have been competing in a subtle, yet highly significant rivalry. As two of the biggest and most innovative tech giants in the world, each company is constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new ways to connect and captivate their users. Up until recently, they’ve steered [...]
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Regardless of whether you agree with the bakery's stance, this is unacceptable.
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"Hey, they're an internet company, Google is going to be brilliant at fibre broadband provisioning."

Wrong.
Customers report Wi-Fi outage of over 24 hours. Ethernet still works, though.
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I lay the blame for this particular screw-up at the door of the parent for being so naive in giving their son access to credit card details for the Google Play store. That said, Google's response was completely inappropriate; instead of advising said parent to be more careful in future, she was given a ridiculously facetious response:

Assuming that Play Store would realise the error and rectify it, Nick’s grandfather Tom contacted Google, only to be told the payments were correct and nothing could be done. Instead of the refund he says he was simply “invited to think happy thoughts”.
Penny Wrinch handed her debit card details to her ‘technically savvy’ son Nick, but an error left her with financial difficulties
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Question for the hardcore OS X fanboys

I regularly hear praise for Snow Leopard, claiming it is still the best operating system Apple has made. Can someone please explain to me why this is the case?
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Yup, Google Play is still full of malware, scams and other crapware because, well no reason really.
Up to three million users might have downloaded bogus apps, says ESET
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Google isn't really all that interested in your security apparently.
Happy hackers out ad giant after it stops replying to email about flaws
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This extension might be useful if you have to use Chrome for anything.
USE the Google Chrome browser? Streamline your experience and speed up your computer with this fast-and-easy fix.
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I try not to use Chrome for anything apart from Google services (which I also strenuously avoid wherever possible). +Khürt Williams' suggestion is the best solution though.
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Google's obsession with "free" content is killing yet another industry.
Chairman tells internet firms ‘you are undermining the value of our music’ as well as making it harder for licensed streaming services to survive
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Because putting a cute face on evil makes it so much more bearable. Which is why clowns in movies are never scary at all.

"The privacy concerns are clear when devices have the capacity to record conversations and log activity," said Big Brother Watch director Emma Carr. "When those devices are aimed specifically at children, then for many this will step over the creepy line. Children should be able to play in private and shouldn't have to fear this sort of passive invasion of their privacy. It is simply unnecessary."
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
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But why?

The suggestion that Apple will persist with the 'C' monstrosities means that people must have actually bought them.
Will Apple launch an iPhone 6c, a 4-inch replacement for the iPhone 5c? We examine the rumours about the iPhone 6c, including the iPhone 6c release date rumours, leaked images of the new 4in iPhone, and more.
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I am a happily married father to many, and technology freelance copywriter trading under the name of Tech Write. I have 16 years technical experience behind me having worked in support, development, training and management across both public and private sectors.

My role as a writer for Tech Write sees me writing blogs and articles for some of the largest companies in the world and covering topics as diverse as cloud computing, CRM, personal finance, recruitment and hair loss! I also ghostwrite for some of the UK's most successful digital agencies and their clients. I am a specialist technology/technical copywriter but I can (and often do) write about anything.

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