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Google paid Apple hefty sum to remain the default search engine in 2019
Jul02

Google paid Apple hefty sum to remain the default search engine in 2019

A recent report published by the UK Competition Markets Authority has revealed that Google parted with a large sum of money to remain the default search in engine in Apple’s mobile Safari browser. The report revealed that the search engine giant paid a whopping sum of £1.2 billion (roughly $1.5 billion) all through 2019 to secure its leading position in the market. Apple, according to the report, obviously got a larger chunk of that...

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Apple’s “CarKey” is a new way to wirelessly unlock your car with your iPhone
Jun22

Apple’s “CarKey” is a new way to wirelessly unlock your car with your iPhone

Apple has launched CarKey, a new way to wirelessly unlock your car with your iPhone. The announcement was made as part of the newly unveiled iOS 14 at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple says CarKey which will work over NFC, will only support the new 2021 BMW 5 Series for now, while support for an industry-wide standard that would use the new ultra wideband chip instead of relying solely on NFC is being worked on. Once your...

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Apple and Google collaborate on COVID-19 contact tracing through Bluetooth technology
Apr10

Apple and Google collaborate on COVID-19 contact tracing through Bluetooth technology

Contact tracing during pandemic is a key thing—but oftentimes can be very difficult. These days, however, contact tracing could do with some much needed help from technology. So, this has brought two tech giants together in what could best be described as a rare collaboration—Apple and Google are teaming up to launch a COVID-19 contact tracing through Bluetooth technology. The technology being worked on will be integrated into Android...

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Apple has started placing restrictions on COVID-19-themed apps
Mar15

Apple has started placing restrictions on COVID-19-themed apps

To ensure the “credibility of health and safety information” especially as it concerns the COVID-19 virus, Apple has announced restrictions on all apps related to the coronavirus. This is coming as individuals and nations source for credible information as it concerns the virus. The company said it is evaluating “apps critically to ensure data sources are reputable.” In a blog post on Saturday, Apple said the reason for this is to...

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Apple Now Allows Push Notification Advertising 
Mar04

Apple Now Allows Push Notification Advertising 

Apple will start to allow push notifications for advertising. But users must opt-in first.  The company stated that the majority of Apple devices now are running iOS 13. It is the latest iOS. With that in mind, developers must update their apps using the latest iOS and technologies available.  Apple requires developers to use the iOS 13 SDK when creating new apps and updates. This new guideline will start on April 30, 2020. With this...

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Apple partners Amazon to roll out support for Apple Podcast on Echo
Dec15

Apple partners Amazon to roll out support for Apple Podcast on Echo

Alexa customers in the US will now be able to listen to more than 800,000 podcast available through Apple Podcast on Echo speakers. This is being made possible by a new partnership between Apple and Amazon announced on Friday. Echo users in the US can ask Alexa to play any of the 800,000 shows in the Apple Podcast directory. To set up the integration, simply link your Apple ID in the Alexa app. Then, you can ask Alexa to play specific...

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