Google fights Apple’s ARKit with ARCore for Android

Google on Tuesday formally introduced a preview of ARCore, a new software development kit (SKD) designed to bring augmented reality to current and future Android devices. You can see a demonstration of ARCore in the video above.

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Microsoft’s new cloud clipboard lets you paste from a Windows 10 PC to an iPhone

Microsoft is unveiling a new cloud clipboard service today at the company’s Build developers conference in Seattle. While the software maker has been experimenting with a variety of clipboard services, it has finally settled on one that will be implemented directly into Windows 10. The new cloud-powered clipboard will let Windows 10 users copy content from an app and paste it on mobile devices like iPhones or Android handsets.

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Apple has helped the Feds hack into more than 70 iPhones since 2008

Apple is taking advantage of its battle with the FBI to gain some free marketing. The company has made it clear that it’s doing everything it can to protect consumer privacy, which is good news for all of us, but bad news for authorities trying to bust criminals using iOS to hide their tracks. Turns out, though, that Apple actually used to help the feds.

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Google paid Apple $1 billion to remain default search provider for iOS

Being the default search provider for an operating system as big as iOS doesn’t come cheap. According to a court transcript taken from the Google vs. Oracle lawsuit, Google paid Apple a whopping $1 billion in 2014 to ensure it remained the favorite on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour Live’ now available on Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s official tour film, “The 1989 World Tour Live,” is now available for streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Filmed at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, the film includes an entire show with special guest performances, and never-before-seen backstage footage.

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Jony Ive reveals secret design studio on this week’s “60 Minutes”

Apple headquarters is a pretty secretive place, and inside the Cupertino offices Jony Ive‘s design studio is an even greater mystery. But this Sunday we’ll get a first look at the place where new iPhones are born courtesy of 60 Minutes.

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Apple’s first iPhone battery case isn’t very pretty

Apple revealed its first Mophie-style “Smart Battery Case” on Tuesday, though the design looks a bit rushed. The new accessory promises to add up to 25 hours of extra battery life and integrates directly with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.

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Apple said to be testing iPhone 7 prototypes with USB-C, wireless charging

Apple is said to be testing at least five different iPhone 7 prototypes with features like USB-C connectivity, wireless charging, and dual rear-facing cameras. Sources say the company is even exploring new display technology with embedded fingerprint scanners.

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Apple Music for Sonos arrives December 15

Sonos offers some of the best solutions for in-house audio, but it hasn’t offered support for Apple Music until now. The company announced on Monday that it will deliver support for Apple’s streaming option on December 15 through an open beta.

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Apple working to make iPhone screen compatible with gloves

The next few months will be freezing cold for many of us, but we’ll resist wearing gloves because it means we won’t be able to use our iPhones while we’re out and about. Fortunately, this may not be a problem with future Apple devices.

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Square launches new Apple Pay NFC reader

Get ready to buy artisanal cheese with Apple Pay. Square on Monday finally deployed its new NFC-based payment solution that supports Apple’s mobile payment solution. The company said that it launched the new reader across just 100 businesses in the United States, in cities such as St. Louis, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago, that allows folks who own an iPhone 6 or newer to make a payment with a simple tap of their phone.

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