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The Macalope Weekly: Disclaimers

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The Macalope: From zero to Apple in 3.5 seconds

How fast can we make something about Apple?

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iOS users now have access to Google Play content

Google to iPhone and iPad users: "Hey, we have movies and television, too!"

Legal ruling

Appeals court lets class-action status stand in Silicon Valley collusion case

The suit alleges companies including Google and Apple suppressed wages by agreeing not to hire each other's workers.

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Google is creepy, but you shouldn't automatically fear it invading your Nest

You can't be a player in the Internet of Things without things, preferably really nice things. But Google's a data company, never forget.

on techhive.com

Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion

Google is snapping up Nest, the company that makes connected smoke alarms and thermostats which you control from mobile phones.

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Google buys Nest, world gets one step closer to 'OK Glass, make my house warmer'

Will Google's $3.2 billion investment in the Internet of Things market have privacy implications for Nest's customers? Nest, naturally, says no.

on techhive.com

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Android in-car initiative with Audi, Nvidia tipped for CES

The competition between Google and Apple hits the road: Google will reportedly team with Audi to offer Android-powered in-car information and entertainment.

on techhive.com

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Google updates Gmail to always display photos embedded in emails

And we thought that Gmail didn't want us to see images because sometimes they're annoying.

on pcworld.com

Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

on pcworld.com