Feature By William Gallagher Thursday, October 11, 2018, 06:16 am PT (09:16 am ET) The three technology giants each want you to read the news through their own app but each have different advantages —and take different approaches. AppleInsider helps you decide between the big-three for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Apple News is the most polished. Google News knows the most about what you're interested in. And Microsoft News thinks it knows best. You could predict all of this just from how these technology companies have always behaved but now they're hoping to control the news you read in apps too. As a result of their distinctive company philosophies, each of these three have clear advantages and each have minor disadvantages. Then while all are on iOS —and all are free —you also need to think about whether you'll want to read on your phone, Apple Watch, Mac, or in a web browser. Unless you're going to read all three news services, all the time, this is how to … [Read more...] about Compared: Apple News versus Google News and Microsoft News — which is the best for you?
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Avery Hartmans, provided by Published 4:33 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Tuesday made a bold accusation: that Google is intentionally promoting negative news stories about him in its search results, and "silencing" conservative voices. That assertion, which Trump posted on his Twitter account, is backed up by scant evidence, and Google quickly responded by saying that "Search is not used to set a political agenda, and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology." Trump stated that "96% of results on 'Trump News' are from National Left-Wing Media," calling the issue "very dangerous." But that figure stems from an unscientific study conducted by conservative opinion blog PJMedia, which published a blog post on Saturday stating that the majority of all Trump-related search results on Google's News tab come from outlets that PJMedia categorized as "liberal." Recommended Video: Now … [Read more...] about Trump accused Google of rigging search results against him — but here’s what actually happens when you search for Trump news on Google (GOOG)
caption Donald Trump. source Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Tuesday made a bold accusation: that Google is intentionally promoting negative news stories about him in its search results, and “silencing” conservative voices. That assertion, which Trump posted on his Twitter account, is backed up by scant evidence, and Google quickly responded by saying that “Search is not used to set a political agenda, and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.” Trump stated that “96% of results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media,” calling the issue “very dangerous.” But that figure stems from an unscientific study conducted by conservative opinion blog PJMedia, which published a blog post on Saturday stating that the majority of all Trump-related search results on Google’s News tab come from outlets that PJMedia categorized as “liberal.” We … [Read more...] about Trump has accused Google of rigging search results against him — but here’s what actually happens when you search for Trump news on Google
Google Home speakers are getting better at keeping you up to date.You could always ask Google Assistant to tell you the news, and your Google Home smart speaker will play briefings from a customizable list of sources. The Lenovo Smart Display, which has Google Assistant built-in, will even show you any videos that go along with those briefings. But if you didn't need an overview, preferring up-to-date info on a specific event, you were better off on a computer or phone.Starting Thursday, Google's bringing Google News to its smart devices to help change that. You can now ask your Google Home or your Lenovo Smart Display about a specific news event. Google Assistant speakers like the Home will read through excerpts from relevant news articles. Smart speakers with a screen like the Lenovo Smart Display and the upcoming JBL Link View will find relevant news videos on YouTube to fill you in on exactly what you want to know. Now Playing: Watch this: Showstopper: The Lenovo Smart … [Read more...] about Google News helps Google Home find the stories you want to hear about
Google IO 2018 is starting in less than three weeks, with the event happening in early May, and it's sure to be used to unveil a bunch of Android software goodies and potentially even some new hardware.We've seen the schedule for IO 2018, but that has mostly given us an idea of what topics Google will go over during the event. Fortunately, we've also received a few clues as to what we might see between May 8 and May 10.We've also come up with a wish list for what we want from Google's annual developer conference, which you'll find at the bottom of this page.Cut to the chaseWhat is it? Google's annual developer conferenceWhen is it? May 8-10Google IO 2018 news and rumorsGoogle took to Twitter in January to tease IO 2018, and that tweet led users to the google.com/io website, where a series of puzzles revealed that the event is to take place on May 8-10 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California (where the last couple of IO conferences have been held).That's not particularly surprising, … [Read more...] about Google IO 2018: all the news from Google’s big developer conference