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Google I/O from an iOS perspective

Maybe you didn't pay much attention to last week's Google I/O developers conference. But we did, and on this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we look at how some of the announcements coming out of the event relate to Apple's mobile operating system.

Google I/O's Apps news was low-key but significant

Apps, Google's flagship product for enterprise tech, played a minor role at this week's I/O developer conference, but some announcements at the show and in prior weeks deserve attention from customers of the cloud email and collaboration suite.

How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

At Google I/O, the search giant showed off a slew of updates for developers and customers alike. How do Apple's products and tools stack up?

Google music

Hands-on: Google's All Access music service is still a rough cut

On Wednesday, Google joined Spotify, Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Slacker with the launch of its Google Play Music All Access subscription music service. We go hands-on to give it a try.

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Hands-on: New photo features in Google+ challenge Facebook and Twitter

Google steps up to the plate with increasingly competitive photographic features for its Google+ service.

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Hands on: New Google Maps make maps interesting again

Google Maps gets a facelift and learns a few tricks. Meanwhile, Bing Maps continues to gather dust in the corner.

Larry Page

Larry Page: Deconstructing the sadness

Jason Snell analyzes the speech of Google CEO Larry Page at the Google I/O keynote Wednesday.

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Hands on with Hangouts, Google’s swipe at Facebook

Google revamped its social network, Google+, and launched its popular video chatting service, Hangouts, as an iOS, Android, and Web app.

Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Google knocks Facebook down a peg with Google+ overhaul

Google on Wednesday showed off a redesigned Google+ and new Hangouts app to overtake Facebook as the world’s top social network.

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