From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
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Although the partnership hasn't been officially dissolved, Yahoo and Microsoft have opted to extend the deadline of their search engine partnership allowing more time for negotiation.
Try searching for Bing or Microsoft ads on Google, and Google Adwords will not-so-helpfully display a seemingly legitimate but very sophisticated phishing site. Browser beware.
Google has announced the launch of its Nexus Player multimedia set-top box in the UK, where it is priced at £79.99, with an optional gamepad also available for £34.99.
Following a "reevaluation" of the Pointer Events standard that got approved by the W3C last month, Google has committed to supporting the standard, with a little help from some friends.
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference used to ban employees from competitive organizations such as Google and Oracle but that has now changed for WPC 2015 with anyone being abled to attend.
The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is now getting Lollipop in several markets - but Samsung's update is not based on the latest OS version, Android 5.1, but on the older Android 5.0.2 release.
A report from the WSJ is quoting Eric Schmidt as saying that Google Glass' demise was "conflated" by the media and that the technology is being "made ready for users" with a new version.
Over five months after Google first unveiled the Nexus Player, it will finally go on sale in the UK this week. Pre-orders of the Android TV device are already available, priced at £79.99.
From a new Office and lots of Lollipop, to Nintendo's next play, Spartan insights, printed body organs, British Bands, and ANOTHER low-cost Lumia, it's our regular summary of the week's top tech news.
Google has made the Android Auto app available on the Play Store for Android Lollipop users in US, UK and Australia with cars featuring compatible Pioneer head units.
While Ebola might not be at the forefront of the news in the U.S, the disease is still rampant in West Africa. But, a tablet designed to withstand the elements is aiming to improve work in the field.
Google has fixed the memory leak issue that has been affecting some Nexus 5 users since the launch of Android Lollipop 5.1, but it might be a while till users finally get the update.
Google has long held out on introducing a human element to their app review process but they have finally caved and will now review 100% of the apps uploaded to the Play Store.
Google might be working on a VPN service of its own to protect users accessing the internet through public Wi-Fi networks as the feature has been spotted in the latest build of Android Lollipop.
Google has started embedding a two-inch pop-up on searches made through the Firefox Web browser to combat Yahoo! being set as its default option.
From nine hours of "all-day" battery and Sony's Lollipop letdown, to the OnePlus 2 (and 3?), BoA BS, USB-C, HBO Now and pretty, curvy things, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Microsoft might not be funding mod-maker Cyanogen after all, or so a report from Bloomberg claims. However they're still interested in working with Cyanogen in a couple of different ways.
Google has announced that its open source project hosting service, Google Code, will no longer accept new submissions and existing users have an year to download their existing projects.
Google's new Chromebook Pixel includes two USB Type-C ports - but the company has much bigger plans to support the new standard, promising that more Chromebooks and Android phones will get it soon.
The Google Store is the new home for the company's latest and greatest devices, which have now been removed from its Play Store - but it seems that its Nexus 5 has finally reached the end of the road.
Google has announced the successor to its high-end Chromebook Pixel notebook, which includes an optional "Ludicrous Speed" model featuring a Core i7 processor and a whopping 16GB of RAM.
Five months after it was first unveiled, the Nexus 6 will be making its way to Verizon this week, priced at $249.99 on a two-year plan - and it will come with the latest version of Android on board.
Google is opening up its first brick-and-mortar location in London, albeit inside another store. Dubbed the Google Shop, the location lets users try out Android and Chrome devices.
Google has made the previously Android-exclusive Google Calendar app available for iPhones, including all the Android features like 'Events from Gmail.' The app is available for download right now.
The newest version of Google's mobile OS is now rolling out to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices. It brings bug fixes and new features such as Device Protection, HD voice support and dual SIM capabilities.
Ahead of a major election, the UK government is proposing a 25% tax on technology companies that transfer their profits off-shore in an effort to avoid paying higher local taxes.
From Office for Mac and the Snapdragon 820, to Universal Apps, big balloons, Spartan screenshots, ageing selfies, and groovy giveaways, enjoy a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
This week has started off with a bang thanks to Mobile World Congress and now that HTC, Samsung and Microsoft have made a few waves, Google has announced that they will launch a wireless service.
Google+ is finally being killed off and its organs are being donated to other projects. So far, Photos and Streams have been spun off into a separate product, while Hangouts is expected to follow soon
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!
Select users will now start noticing promoted apps in Play Store search results as Google will start showing ads to improve app discovery and increase the reach of developers.
Google has managed to purchase the .app domain from ICANN for $25 million, which is the highest bid for any domain ever, surpassing bids from other tech companies for the same.
Google won't block sexually explicit content on Blogger after all, following backlash from veteran bloggers who would otherwise have had their accounts banned by the end of next month.
After working with Samsung to boost security on its Galaxy Android devices, BlackBerry is now collaborating with Google to offer a 'highly secure mobile solution' for other Android manufacturers.
It's hard to imagine that YouTube, as ubiquitous and gigantic as it is, has never turned a profit. But that's exactly what a new report explains, alongside the myriad challenges that the site faces.
Microsoft Garage has released a variety of productivity-based cross-platform apps that include joining conferences to a new keyboard for Excel in Android; make the jump to see all the apps.
After making YouTube default to the HTML5 player, Google has announced that starting now it will automatically convert Flash based ads, to reach mobile devices that don't support the old standard.
Google has announced that it has acquired Softcard, a company that creates a 'tap to pay' service that will soon be integrated into Google Wallet, which means that the Windows Phone app must go.
Yesterday, it was announced that W3C had made Pointer Events specification a recommend inclusion for modern browsers, but Apple and Google are providing resistance to this standard.
After recent discussions with Microsoft, Axel Springer and other complainants against Google, the EU's antitrust chief will meet with Schmidt in the latest stage of Europe's 4-year investigation.
Google has announced that the Lollipop update for Android One devices will be delivered over-the-air in India, in the coming weeks, but the rollout will take place in small batches
In a new policy, Google will ban images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger, but will still allow artistic, educational, documentary and scientific nudity.
It's been two years since Google launched its high-end Chromebook Pixel, a $1300 Chrome OS laptop with a 13-inch touchscreen - and the company has now confirmed that a new model is on the way.
Google has introduced three new methods to keep users safe online, a new warn screen in Chrome, Search improvements and banning sites from AdSense are part of the measures.
The Lizard Squad group appear to have struck again, this time poisoning the DNS for Google Vietnam. Although service has been restored, they have endured the wrath of many Vietnamese.
Google is reportedly in talks with payment service Softcard to acquire the company with the intention of boosting its own Wallet service to compete better against Apple Pay and Samsung.
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A new Android malware has been discovered. The malicious software reportedly makes a device pretend that it is turned off and then spies on the user. It can also make outgoing calls and take pictures.
YouTube is launching a new children-friendly Android application next week which will allow minors to search the video-sharing website in a safe environment under the supervision of their parents.