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Smartphone camera throwdown: Videos highlight the best from Apple, Google, Samsung, and more

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You can't go wrong, but you can go more right Camera quality has always been a major differentiating factor when choosing between smartphones, but it seems like the competition has gotten more intense over the last few years. Some manufactures like OnePlus and Huawei use sensors with big megapixel counts to stand out from the crowd, while others like Apple and Google rely more on the marriage between hardware and software. With such a tight race for the winner of the camera crown, we're highlighting three recent YouTube comparisons worth a watch. Read More Smartphone camera throwdown: Videos highlight the best from Apple, Google, Samsung, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple's new MagSafe Charger actually works on the Z Fold 2

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It works with magnets and stuff MagSafe is Apple's new wireless charging tech for the iPhone 12 series. It uses magnets to connect the charger to the phone, basically making it a fancier way to plug in your phone with some minor accessory support. While most people assumed it would effectively only work (correctly — as in, magnetically) on the iPhone when it was announced, turns out, that $2000 Z Fold2 actually came with some hidden added value. Read More Apple's new MagSafe Charger actually works on the Z Fold 2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Apple TV app is coming to Android TV, starting with select Sony models

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Android can have a little Apple TV, as a treat Google may have introduced Google TV last month, but Apple TV has been around long before that. Problem is, there hasn't been any Apple TV Android app, and that includes for Android TV devices — at least, until now. Select Sony ATV models are beginning to receive an update that installs the Apple TV app, which includes access to Apple TV , Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalized and curated recommendations. Read More The Apple TV app is coming to Android TV, starting with select Sony models was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google says Americans don’t want it broken up in reaction to proposed new anti-trust rules

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Don't go breaking my Googz Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other tech giants are increasingly coming under antitrust scrutiny, with high-profile sentences in the EU, cries for alternative app distribution platforms in India, and today's Google vs. Oracle Supreme Court hearing in the U.S. In the latest turn of events, the House Judiciary Committee has released a report on its investigation of competition in digital markets. Following the public hearing in July, it concludes that big companies are using their dominance to stifle the competition and proposes changes to antitrust laws. Read More Google says Americans don’t want it broken up in reaction to proposed new anti-trust rules was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple Music for Android adds a crossfade feature

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YouTube Music seen crying in the corner of the club Apple Music gained a bunch of fresh new features in iOS 14, and they're enough to make YouTube Music jealous. The changes that landed on Android in beta version 3.4 include autoplay, a new smarter search experience, a revamped Now Playing interface, and one that got lost in all the other new stuff: crossfade. It might only be live in the beta right now, but the feature works pretty much how you'd expect. Read More Apple Music for Android adds a crossfade feature was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here's where West Coast states plan to test Apple and Google's express coronavirus notification program

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UCSD and UCSF are confirmed, Oregon's reportedly talking with colleges and universities, no details from Washington yet California, Oregon, and Washington have announced that they are participating in tests of Apple and Google's Exposure Notifications Express program. ENE integrates a set of contact-logging Bluetooth APIs that were deployed in public health apps earlier this year into a streamlined distribution flow for all Android and iOS phones while minimizing time and monetary costs for the states. In California, students and staff at University of California campuses in San Diego and San Francisco will be notified when the APIs are available and are encouraged but not required to install them. Read More Here's where West Coast states plan to test Apple and Google's express

US government seizes thousands of 'counterfeit Apple Airpods' that are actually OnePlus Buds

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Your tax dollars at work US Customs and Border Protection racked up a win late last month, according to its most recent press release. On August 31st, the agency seized 2,000 counterfeit "Apple Airpod Earbuds" destined for Nevada at New York's JFK International Airport. The only problem: those are OnePlus Buds, as you can see in the poor images DHS provided. The press release proudly proclaimed that those fake Airpods had a street value of $398,000. Read More US government seizes thousands of 'counterfeit Apple Airpods' that are actually OnePlus Buds was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS

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Apple's going for the 'most anti-competitive company' speedrun Apple's draconian App Store policies have been criticized time and time again, and most recently, they led to a lawsuit by Epic Games. The company also recently blocked game streaming services like Google Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming from entering the App Store. Apple has now updated its policies to allow game streaming services, but only if they go through many hoops. The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated with a new section specifically addressing streaming games. Read More Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Mimestream is a new native Gmail app for Mac that almost nails the experience

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Looks just like Apple Mail, (mostly) functions just like Gmail There are quite a few apps in the Mac App Store that claim to offer a native Gmail experience, but none quite manages to encapsulate the experience well enough, at least the ones I've tried. Unlike most others, a new app called Mimestream isn't just a web wrapper and it uses the Gmail API instead of the IMAP protocol, making it faster and more stable. It's currently in beta and it looks like it could be worth a shot. Read More Mimestream is a new native Gmail app for Mac that almost nails the experience was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple fires back at Epic Games, seeks monetary damages for 'breach of contract'

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This case is more interesting than any game of Fortnite Ever since Epic updated its popular Fortnite title with a new payment flow that redirected customers toward its own website by promising discounted prices, chaos has ensued. Epic dared Apple and Google to kick Fortnite off app stores, then sued the companies for anti-competitive practices when it happened. We just learned that Google is working on getting the case against it dismissed, and now Apple is going a step further, seeking monetary damages from Epic for breaching its contract. Read More Apple fires back at Epic Games, seeks monetary damages for 'breach of contract' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.