Issue#240: Android - Google Paid Apple $1 Billion USD to be the Default Search Engine on iOS


  • Obviously, bitter rivals can sometimes become strange bedfellows under the right circumstances. Google apparently paid through the nose to make the circumstances ripe for the strangest bedfellow team-up.

    It's no secret that Google and Apple are bitter rivals, and it's also no secret that Apple agreed to use Google as the default search engine on iOS products because...

    Google Paid Apple $1 Billion USD to be the Default Search Engine on iOS

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  • Issue#1846: Google Paid Apple $1 Billion in 2014 to be Default iOS Search Engine

    It's common knowledge that Apple and Google have a monetary agreement that ensures Google's position as the default search engine on Apple's iOS devices, but the details of that deal have been kept under wraps, until now. A recent court transcript from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google was obtained by... Google Paid Apple $1 Billion in 2014 to be Default iOS Search Engine

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    Every time i use the Google search bar I'm asked to select the browser the link opens in. It sets that selection as the default; but only for that specific link. I find the Google search bar to be convenient but it's become an annoying pain to select the browser each time i click a link from Google.

  • Issue#752900: Amazon - Kindle REFUSES to use Google as default search engine!

    Ok, this is is seriously pissing me off. I've gone into the settings for Silk SEVERAL times and changed my default search engine to Google, but when I enter a search from the search bar on the home screen, my Kindle STILL USES BING. If I go through the annoyance of opening Silk browser beforehand and searching directly from the omni-bar in the browser, it displays Google results. But, as I said, when I perform a search from the search bar on the home screen, it is still displaying Bing results. Getting very pissed. Yahoo works fine both ways, and of course Bing works fine. Google search engine the only one I'm having trouble with, and I'm pretty sure it's because of the OS. Can someone help me resolve this issue before I smash this Kindle with a hammer? Because I use the search bar constantly, probably more than ten times a day, and I'm not emotionally prepared to view results from Bing nor Yahoo on a regular basis. I'm seriously very close to chucking this tablet. Reply to this post.

  • Issue#817636: How to change Siri's default search engine(macOS or iOS)?

    Apple introduces Siri to macOS, sadly, like iOS, Apple kind of determines your geolocation by your Wi-Fi network even if you turn off location service. This forceful location strategy is really brutal. Siri's default search engine in China, both on macOS and iOS, is Baidu, which is truly rubbish. I know in iOS it's really hard to change Siri's default engine, since iOS is very closed and "secure". But macOS is a desktop operating system, relatively more customizable. Is there a way to make... How to change Siri's default search engine(macOS or iOS)?

  • Issue#2667: Apple Seeds iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 to Developers With Fix for Installation Issue

    Apple today seeded a minor 1.1 update for the iOS 9.3 beta that was provided to developers earlier this week to fix a few critical bugs that needed to be immediately addressed. The iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1, build 13E5181f, is available as an over-the-air update and... Apple Seeds iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 to Developers With Fix for Installation Issue

  • Issue#5004: Android - Unknown issue with Google Play Services Error

    I am getting a "Unknown issue with Google Play Services Error" when i open Google Apps like Gmail. I recently Unlocked the Bootloader and Rooted my Turbo. I dont see Google Play Services in Play Store to Update. Does anyone have any suggestions for the issue? Thanks in advance.

  • Issue#5194: Android - [SOLVED] Unknown issue with Google Play Services Error

    I am getting a "Unknown issue with Google Play Services Error" when i open Google Apps like Gmail. I recently Unlocked the Bootloader and Rooted my Turbo. I dont see Google Play Services in Play Store to Update. Does anyone have any suggestions for the issue? Thanks in advance.

  • Issue#50231: Android - Google Considering More Controlled & 'Apple-Like' Approach with Nexus Line [Rumor]

    ​ According to the latest rumors, Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Android, and his colleagues might be considering switching up the strategy with the Nexus line to be more "Apple-like." Specifically, the rumor-mill is suggesting that Pichai wants Google to take more control of the direction of both hardware and software for the Nexus series of phones. Here's a quote with more of the details from the... Google Considering More Controlled & 'Apple-Like' Approach with Nexus Line [Rumor]

  • Issue#58328: Android - Google voice search turns on at random?

    Anyone having any issues with their Turbo 2 turning on to google search for no reason? It just sits there on a white screen with the icon spinning on the top right and never does anything. It mostly happens when I grab the phone from my pocket and take it out, and boom the screen turns on? I've also heard the tone for google search while it's just resting in my pocket. It's driving me insane. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Issue#59040: Android - how to activate a search screen/keyboard at the google play store?

    Question ... how to activate a search screen/keyboard at the google play store? at the play store I want to download an app but I do not know how to specify the app I want? [i.e.] I do not see how to activate a search screen and key board so I can spell out the name of the app I want? I have a... how to activate a search screen/keyboard at the google play store?

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  • Issue#69078: Android - Verizon, Apple, Google & Amazon Are Supposedly Vying for NFL Streaming Rights

    ​ There's a big battle going on behind the scenes, and the prize for the fight is NFL streaming rights. According to the latest report, the National Football League is shopping digital streaming rights for their Thursday Night Football games. Supposedly some of the heaviest hitters in the world are negotiating to control these rights. The players in this arena are none other than Verizon, Google, Amazon &... Verizon, Apple, Google & Amazon Are Supposedly Vying for NFL Streaming Rights

  • Issue#99444: Android - Google Now widget not updating and smart lock issue

    Google Now widget will work for a few days then it just stops updating. Long press of the home button does nothing to fix this. Smart Lock trusted places does not recognize when I am home, even though it is set this way.

  • Issue#105049: Android - Google search history

    Getting a message that says "couldn't remove item from history" when trying to clean up my google search results. This just started today. Any ideas?

  • Issue#132365: Dead Space game mobile version update for android, Apple iOS, and Apple TV!

    The Dead Space game app really needs more updates! Last update was in 2013! Just read all of the comments. Game also needs to come back to apples ios market and also needs to be optimized for the apple tv 4th generation with requirements for an gaming controller that come separately when buying an apple TV!

  • Issue#133816: Philips - TV Remote App - Apple iOS and Android apps not compatible with 55PUS8601??

    I am having some issues getting the remote app to work properly with my UK 55PUS8601. Everytime I start the remote app I get "Cannot sign on to 55PUS8601/12. Please try again". Certain features work like I can control the TV volume and programme change, I can turn ambilight on and off, I can see the installed apps on the TV. What is broken is the TV guide which just says "First, sign on in your TV", and I cannot see my recordings. I also cannot get it to display the TV channel on the phone. The TV is running the latest firmware and has been factory reset and set-up The App is the latest version and has been uninstalled and reinstalled Both phone and TV are on the same WiFi network The pairing of app and TV was fine after I entered the 4 digit code I have tried iPhone, iPad and Android app and all have the same issue Wifi Smart Screen is set to ON As certain parts of the remote work and some don't, it suggests to me that the app needs updating for the 55PUS8601?

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    ​ I came across this App and was impressed with it's speed, accuracy and ease of use. Just snap a pic and you're good to go. Search the physical world. Camfind, the world's first successful mobile visual search engine, allows you to search for anything from your mobile phone just by taking a picture. CamFind has already gained much success on iOS with... [APP] CamFind - Visual Search Engine

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    Is anyone here on Dev Beta 4 seeing issues with third party app notifications not coming through on your Apple Watch post install? Particularly if you are not running WatchOS 2.2 beta? Over on the iOS 9 group, the Dev Beta 4 wiki thread, a number of users are reporting this issue.

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    ​ According to the latest rumint, Google is getting ready to make a huge change in the way it displays advertisements on the Google.com search results page. The current method includes one or two ads at the top of the page, and several additional ads in the sidebar on the right. Supposedly, the new change will actually show 4 ads at the top and an even larger compliment of ads in the sidebar on... Google is About to Change the Way Ads are Displayed on Their Search Pages [Rumor]

  • Issue#171038: Skype - complaint: Make Bing your default search engine

    Pre-ticking boxes is a well know psychological trick to get users to mistakenly change settings. It is generally used by makers of disreputable software or malware to get users to agree to something by subterfuge. It is not what I would expect from a Microsoft company. If people wanted Bing, they would be using it. If you insist on having the option on your install screens, at least make these opt-in checks. I know that you can un-tick the boxes, but that is not the point - read 'Nudge' by Thaler and Sunstein for details about how manipulative pre-ticking boxes for people is.This sort of practice tarnishes your reputation.

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    I am making a google cardboard app using the Unity Cardboard SDK (release 5.2). The app is basically running a stereoscopic video. The app is exactly the same code for Android and IOS, however, when I test it with the same cardboard device, I get very different results on Android and IOS: - on Android, with a Galaxy S6, the stereo video looks just fine, depth works really well even for near objects in the video - on IOS, with an iphone 5, I experience very strong double vision for near... Google Cardboard: inconsistency between Android and IOS

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    1. Open Google Play Music 2. Go to Music Library 3. Go to songs tab 4. Try to scroll down(No headline is present) 5. Now scroll up On scrolling up, the headline hides the scroll bar, which can be fixed. As the headline can be hidden while doing up scroll. Please find the screenshot for reference.

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    Google today announced a pilot program for its "Hands Free" payment service, allowing customers in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area to pay for goods and services... Google Testing 'Hands Free' Payment System on Android and iOS

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    I was on my phone last week (Nexus 5 ) and I wanted to search a few things. I don't normally do this on my phone, I do it at home where it is more convenient. I searched something on my phone and wanted to open another tab to search a competitor. On a laptop, you just right click on the tab... Double google search entry

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    This was happening with my HTC One M8 (Lollipop). It is still happening with my new Droid Turbo 2 (Lollipop and Marshmallow). Gmail notifications work fine on cell network. Then when I switch over to wifi, I do not get notifications until I go to the Gmail app and swipe down to refresh. After... Is Google Aware of the Gmail Sync Issue (when changing from cell to wifi)

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    Can the default search engine Goddgle be changed to another Companies in the Origin overlay? Please advise of the route, since it is mightily hidden. Cheers

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  • Issue#295808: Amazon - changing default search engine on search bar

    I've changed the default engine on Silk, and as I search within the app, it uses google. However, I cannot seem to find the setting to change the default search engine of the search bar at the homepage. It still uses Bing, instead of Google as I chose within Silk. How do I change the default engine of the search bar at the homescreen? I have the 5th gen amazon fire. Reply to this post.

  • Issue#300327: Android - Apple Switches from Amazon to Google for Cloud Data Storage Services

    ​ Here's an interesting industry shift to share today. Apparently, Apple wants to diversify their cloud data storage services, and move away from a reliance on Amazon. They have apparently cancelled their contract with Amazon for cloud data services, and signed a new one with the arch-rival Google. This is a significant industry shift for Google (6% of the market) as their cloud services... Apple Switches from Amazon to Google for Cloud Data Storage Services