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Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Google was recently lauded for its efforts to make Android a more privacy-driven platform. These changes are obviously a welcomed sight, and we've been wondering how Apple would respond. No longer just a flashy phrase you’ll see on an Apple keynote slide, privacy has since become a cudgel to beat Google with every time it's found doing something sketchy. Here are just some of the ways Apple’s new privacy features steal Android’s lunch and eat it, too.

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iCloud won't try to charge you for switching to a new iPhone anymore

iCloud won't try to charge you for switching to a new iPhone anymore

Switching to a new phone is challenging enough, and that's before you're prompted to pay upfront for cloud storage to move your files over. Thankfully, Apple is making a big change to its setup process. Starting with iOS 15, you no longer have to pay for extra storage to upload your iPhone's backup to the cloud.

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Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Security is on everyone's mind these days, with more people than ever looking to keep their browsing data hidden from prying eyes. Apple is introducing a new way to use your iPhone without having to worry about your information leaking to unknown forces.

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Apple lets you natively transfer your iCloud media to Google Photos

Apple lets you natively transfer your iCloud media to Google Photos

If you've used an iPhone, you probably know it's very easy to automatically backup your content using iCloud. However, if you decide to switch to another service, things aren't necessarily easy. Thankfully, Apple just made this a lot easier by providing a tool that lets you natively export your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos.

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Apple's iCloud Passwords extension arrives on the Chrome Web Store, but it's not working yet

Apple's iCloud Passwords extension arrives on the Chrome Web Store, but it's not working yet

No matter how hard companies pitch the benefits of being in their ecosystem, more often than not, consumers end up buying products from different brands that render some ecosystem-exclusive features useless. In an attempt to make iCloud Keychain accessible to those with Windows PCs, Apple has released a Chrome extension. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work at the time of writing.

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Android's backup and restore features still haven't caught up to the iPhone

Android's backup and restore features still haven't caught up to the iPhone

Android’s built-in backup system has improved immensely over the years, but it still falls short in a number of key areas, leading to much frustration for users. Its shortcomings are even more apparent when compared with Apple’s iCloud backup for iPhones, which — while not perfect — is better at copying over app data so users don’t have to spend hours setting up a new phone.

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Apple iCloud is now easier to access on Android

Apple iCloud is now easier to access on Android

Apple’s software solutions mostly stay within the confines of its tightly controlled mobile and desktop platforms, barring the odd exception. But the more open nature the tech titan has lately been going after with a subscription-driven model for some services requires apps to work across operating systems. Taking baby steps in that direction, Apple has now optimized its iCloud website for mobile screens, bringing a few of its popular services to Android.

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Motorola Says Apple's iCloud Infringes On Patent In Germany, Presiding Judge Seems To Agree

Motorola Says Apple's iCloud Infringes On Patent In Germany, Presiding Judge Seems To Agree

A court in Mannheim, Germany today held a preliminary hearing in a patent dispute between Motorola Mobility and Apple Sales International (a European Apple distribution subsidiary), and it seems like Apple's on the ropes.

While the hearing didn't discuss the particular merits of Motorola's patent infringement claim against Apple, the presiding judge issued substantial blows to Apple's defense by indicating that he believed the patent-in-suit was ripe for trial. The judge also seemed to agree with Motorola's reading of that patent (also known as "construction claims") in important ways that would allow it a broader scope of applicability at trial.

The judge did not seem interested in many of Apple's defenses, such as Motorola's claim lacking specificity, the patent in question being invalid, or that the patent should be construed more narrowly.

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