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Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos

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Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos. One issue some have noticed -- across a range of devices including some non-Pixel or Nexus phones -- is a tendency to skip the important step of actually saving a photo after it's taken. Tonight Google responded, with a statement to Engadget that said simply "We will be rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to address the rare case of a photo not properly saving." The company did not address where the issue lies, but based on user reports it seems like there may be problem with waiting for HDR to finish processing before switching to another app, so an update to the company's Google Camera software could fix it. If we get more specific information about what the fix is and where it will reach, we will update this post.

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Google wants Supreme Court to hear Oracle copyright case – just not quite yet

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The Federal Circuit revived Oracle’s copyright claim after a San Francisco federal jury sided with Google and its fair use defense and U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco rejected Oracle’s motion for judgment as a matter of law. Google’s Supreme Court filing suggested that the company’s new lawyers at Williams & Connolly intend not only to challenge the Federal Circuit’s analysis of fair use of open-source computer code but also the appellate court’s 2014 ruling (750 F.3d 1339) that Oracle’s Java interfaces for specific functions deserve copyright protection at all. “If allowed to stand, the Federal Circuit's approach will upend the longstanding expectation of software developers that they are free to use existing computer software interfaces to build new programs.” Google said it needs extra time to file its actual petition for the Supreme Court to hear the case because its new counsel of record, W&C’s Kannon Shanmugam, is prepping for three oral arguments before the justices in the next few months. A date at the Supreme Court would be a fitting twist in the epic litigation between Google and Oracle. As you may recall, the case began with Oracle’s patent and copyright claims back in 2010 and was first tried before a jury in 2012.

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Aptoide wins court battle against Google in landmark case

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LISBON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Portuguese app store Aptoide said on Monday that a local court had ruled against Alphabet Inc's Google in a landmark case, ordering the U.S. giant to stop removing its app from users' mobile phones without their knowledge. Aptoide's lawyer Carlos Nestal said it was the first case of an EU national court enforcing separation of the Android operating system and services that run on it, to allow competitors like Aptoide to compete with Google apps. The European Commission hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine in July for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals. To comply with an EU order to stop such anti-competitive practices, Google last week revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace.

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Portugal's Aptoide says wins first court ruling against Google

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Portugal's Aptoide says wins first court ruling against Google. LISBON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Portuguese app store Aptoide said on Monday a local court has ruled against Alphabet Inc's Google, ordering it to stop removing Aptoide's app from users' mobile phones without their knowledge in a landmark case. "This...is the first case of an EU national court enforcing a clear separation of Android layer and the services layer," Aptoide said in a statement, quoting its lawyer Carlos Nestal. Aptoide, whose complaints against Google alongside several other entities have already led to European Commission charges against the U.S. giant, is also preparing a lawsuit to seek yet unspecified damages from Google, it said.

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Digital Wellbeing for Google Home rolling out now for some users - Ausdroid

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According to the Google Support page for Google Home, ‘only the person who set up the Google Home device can set up and manage Digital Wellbeing’, so you’ll need to be aware of that. Filters can help you place limits on how people in your household can use Google Home. Downtime With Downtime you can help your family take a break from Google Home. When your Google Home devices are in Downtime, they will not respond to most commands or questions. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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What's in the Offing for Alphabet (GOOGL) in Q3 Earnings?

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Alphabet Inc. GOOGL is scheduled to report third-quarter fiscal 2018 results on Oct 25.Notably, the stock outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters, delivering an average positive surprise of 10.38%.In the last reported quarter, Alphabet delivered a positive earnings surprise of 24.34%. Further, gross total revenues of $32.7 billion increased 4.9% sequentially and 25.6% year over year.The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal third-quarter earnings is pegged at $10.54 per share and the same for net revenues is projected at 27.25 billion.Coming to price performance, Alphabet’s shares have returned 5.1% on a year-over-year basis against the industry’s loss of 19%.Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement. Search & Cloud Momentum to Aid GrowthAlphabet’s dominant position in the search world remains a key catalyst for the company’s top-line growth.Moreover, Alphabet’s continued focus on innovation of its search segment, which accounts for a major portion of total revenues, will continue to enhance the segment’s results and drive traffic on its platform.During the third quarter, Google rolled out a new search engine called Dataset Search, which will primarily cater to the needs of scientific community.Further, Google is strongly focused on innovation of its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques, in order to further bolster its presence in the rapidly growing cloud market.Google has been significantly gaining momentum in the highly-competitive cloud market over the past few quarters. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.Advanced Energy Industries AEIS has an Earnings ESP of +2.70% and holds a Zacks Rank #2.AMETEK AME has an Earnings ESP of +0.71% and a Zacks Rank #2.Looking for Stocks with Skyrocketing Upside?Zacks has just released a Special Report on the booming investment opportunities of legal marijuana.Ignited by new referendums and legislation, this industry is expected to blast from an already robust $6.7 billion to $20.2 billion in 2021.

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Will Alphabet Earnings Crush Expectations Again?

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In the second quarter, revenue increased 26% year over year and earnings per share adjusted for one-time factors jumped 32% to $11.75, trouncing the $9.59 Wall Street was looking for. On a GAAP basis, however, EPS declined 9.4%, driven by a 4.34 billion euro -- approximately $5.1 billion at the time -- fine by the European Commission, which the company said it planned to appeal. Alphabet Class C and A shares have gained 11.3% and 10.3%, respectively, over the one-year period through Oct. 19. For context, the S&P 500 returned 10.1% over this period. The first two categories comprise Alphabet's advertising business, which still accounts for the bulk of its revenue -- about 86% last quarter. But the core ad business is on track to slowly become less important over time, given how fast Google "other revenue" (comprised mainly of Google Cloud, hardware, and the Google Play store) is growing, along with the fact that the company's self-driving vehicle unit, Waymo, will soon be monetized.

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Tendril Brings Industry-Leading Energy Intelligence to Indiana Michigan Power Customers Through New Collaboration with Google

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BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tendril announced today a new collaboration with Google that will provide voice-activated energy information and notifications to utility customers via the Google Assistant and Google Home devices. “Enhancing the experience of our customers through new technologies and services to manage their energy use is important and we consistently evaluate how I&M can effectively leverage emerging opportunities to better serve our customers in the way they want to be served,” said Dave Lucas, Vice President of Finance and Customer Experience, Indiana Michigan Power. “As voice-enabled devices continue to proliferate within the smart home, our focus is on how we can enhance the value that these devices can provide customers in their daily lives. “To go to market with such a compelling solution in partnership with two amazing market leaders - Google, one of the largest companies in the world, and AEP, one of the largest energy providers in the world - represents an incredible milestone for Tendril,” said Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril.

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Google Stock Is a Great Long-Term Investment, but Wait to Buy

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Meanwhile, mid-cap-high-flyers like Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) are all in bear market territory (20% or more off recent highs). Long-term, recent weakness in tech is a buying opportunity. This is especially true for a few deeply undervalued tech stocks, like GOOG stock. Elsewhere, Google owns YouTube, which is the second largest social media app in the world behind Facebook. And, unlike Facebook, most signs indicate that YouTube’s popularity is only growing as entertainment moves from linear to internet.

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Google Home Hub review: A more personal smart display

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This is, after all, the Google way. As it did with Android, Google created the ecosystem and then partnered with third-party companies like Lenovo and JBL to make the actual products. However, as with the Pixel and the first run of GoogleHomeproducts, Google likes to dabble in hardware, too. The Home Hub looks like a phablet on a stand, so much so that a colleague wondered if the display could be detached and used like a tablet (it can't). A huge selling point of a smart display is its visual interface, so you can look at album art while the song is playing or check out directions on Google Maps. This worked for the most part, but I did encounter some quirks. Because I've had other Google smart displays in the house before, the Home Hub initially responded to my query with something like "I'm sorry, but I don't know which display to show the front door on."

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