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A Bad Google? UK iPhone Users Sue Search Giant

We’ll bet Google doesn’t like this search result: it’s being sued by disgruntled iPhone users in the United Kingdom. This, after it emerged that the search engine giant allegedly illegally tracked users’ Safari habits in both the United States and the U.K.

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Court Filing Says Steve Jobs Enforced No-Hire Policy with Palm with the Threat of a Patent Lawsuit

According to a court filing made public on Tuesday, Steve Jobs threatened to sue Palm, citing patent infringement claims, if the the company didn’t agree to refrain from approaching Apple employees for potential jobs.

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Behind the Scenes of Steve Jobs Acquiring Lala

Aubrey Johnson, a former employee at Color, a company which offers users the ability to share photos and live video on Facebook, according to its Twitter page, has an interesting story about the classy style with which Steve Jobs, then Apple’s CEO, acquires a company. The story goes back to

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YouTube Launches New App to Easily Record & Publish Footage

Part Most of Instagram's well-known popularity and success came directly from its easy-to-use interface that can make just about any picture enticing without the user having to work up even a drop of sweat. With the app exposing the huge market for such social networks, tons of developers are having a go at gaining the title of the "Instagram of video." YouTube, in conjunction with its parent company, Google, today released a new application that makes it easy for users to record and upload their videos to YouTube - undoubtedly another competitor taking a shot at the aforementioned title.

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New Google Maps App Downloaded 10 Million Times

Apple Maps, the Cupertino-based company's mapping solution, has received a countless amount of criticism since its simultaneous launch along with iOS 6 back in September. Users have bashed Apple for the lack of transit directions, bugs that severely distort maps and more, which have all collectively rendered the app almost useless. Google Maps, recently launched in the App Store and, apparently, the need for a noteworthy alternative to Apple Maps was glaring - evident by the whopping 10 million (and counting) downloads the app has received since its debut on the App Store just 48 hours ago.

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Jailbreak: Set Google Maps as Default App

The numerous issues with Apple's official Maps app since its introduction back with the launch of iOS 6 have rendered it almost impossible to use towards a user's overall benefit, for many. Thankfully, however, Google finally released an iPhone-compatible client for its Google Maps service. Dubbed just that, Google Maps is a very noteworthy alternative for your mapping requirements especially with Apple Maps' bugs in mind. The only problem? It can't be set as the default maps app of your choice. Unless you're jailbroken, that is...

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Google Thinks Apple’s Mapping Solution Was a Bad Move, Speaks Future & Patent Wars

Well, here is another story for the books to add about Google's conundrum with Apple. Speaking with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was pressed to answer questions regarding Apple's mapping technology. Schmidt used the forum to reveal the future (or lack of?), that the two technology powerhouses are heading towards.

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Google Chrome & Google Drive Apps Released for iOS

Google has done the almost-inconceivable: released Chrome web browser for iOS onto the App Store. Originally announced at Google's I/O conference Thursday, through Google's innate desire to dominate the computing landscape comes the mobile version of the company's PC/Mac Internet browsing solution popularly acclaimed for its minimalistic features and speed. Bringing over the simplistic interface Chrome fans have grown to love or hate, the app feels familiar to its desktop counterpart with the addition of a slick new card-based tab browsing interface for iPhone/iPod touch (along with a more customary option of tapping tabs or swiping on the iPad).

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Apple Wins in Court, Blocks U.S. Sales of the Galaxy Nexus

Apple and Samsung have been neck-at-neck in legal battles, with Apple... as Charlie Sheen would say: "winning." Now, Apple has done perhaps the most damage it could to Google with a single Android phone by having Google's flagship smartphone blocked from U.S. sales in the form of an officially-ruled pre-trial injunction. That phone is of course the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the latest in Google's official phone lineup, making this not only a potentially major blow to both companies but also the future of Android.

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Google Announces Google 3D Maps Application for iOS

Today at Google's E3 conference, dubbed "The Next Dimension of Google Maps", the company has announced that Google Maps will soon be coming to iOS, as widely expected.

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