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Tim Cook is right about privacy and encryption: We shouldn’t give them up for Google

Apple CEO Tim Cook declared privacy "a fundamental right," and touted Apple's record of encryption and respecting users' data. He criticized Google for data mining and the government for arguing against encryption.

How many calories are in that sundae? Google will tell you with the snap of a picture

Google's Im2Calories project is smart enough to calculate calories from mere pictures of food. It estimates size and matches positive IDs to a database of nutritional information.
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This glowing smart water bottle makes sure you stay hydrated all day long

Hidrate Inc, the company behind the water bottle, launched a Kickstarter campaign on June 1. The HidrateMe smart water will track how much you’re drinking and glows when you need to drink more.

Google sets photo spheres free with new Street View app and Google Maps support

All those cool photo spheres Android and iPhone users have been uploading to the Google View community will soon become a part of Google Maps. The photo spheres will be visible in the new Street View app.

Browse through funny pictures and GIFs with Imgur’s new Android app

Imgur, the popular image-sharing service, has released an all-new Android app that lets users create and share visual stories with friends. The company tested its Android app with 1,000 fans, and the feedback was extremely positive.

Data disaster averted! How to back up your Android smartphone to your PC

Oh no! You dropped your phone in the street. Then it was run over. Twice. What’s an Android aficionado to do in case like this? Like your mother once said, “Plan ahead.” Time to set up an Android backup.

Siri’s got some serious competition! SoundHound’s new voice assistant is super smart

SoundHound is launching its voice search app, Hound in private beta on Android. Hound provides fast results to what users ask for, such as looking up the weather, placing a phone and sending a text message
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Google adds live transit tracking to six locations on Google Maps

If you're wondering when your bus is going to arrive, you can check Google Maps. Google is rolling out live transit information in six locations: Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, the UK, the Netherlands, and Budapest.

Lenovo CEO teases new Moto phones and smartwatches for release this summer

Lenovo's CEO has said in an interview we should be on the look out for new Motorola-branded hardware this summer, and the company's plans include new smartphones and smartwatches.

How do I fix a flat?! Your impulsive mobile searches are mutating Google

New data from Google shows that we're searching on our phones more often, from crazier locations, and wanting results faster. Here's what people are looking up on YouTube and search, and the new ways Google plans to make money…

Join the Apple club with our complete guide to switching from Android to iOS

If Android simply isn’t cutting it for you anymore, then you might be considering Apple’s warm embrace. Here’s how to make the switch from Android to iOS without losing any contacts, sleep, or hair!

How to back up photos and videos to Google Photos

Is your smartphone packed to the brim with photos and videos? Here's how to ease the load and back up your Android or iOS smartphone to Google Photos.