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Google Maps and Waze teams to merge, apps will remain separate

The Waze team is being merged into the organization responsible for Google Maps, though no changes to the end-user experience were announced as part of this internal change.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “Google plans to combine the team working on the mapping service Waze with the group overseeing the company’s Maps product.”  The Geo division will absorb over 500 Waze…
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Google preparing to upgrade Nest Audio as Fuchsia’s first smart speaker

Google is working on upgrading its Nest Audio smart speaker to run on the company’s own Fuchsia operating system. For the last few years, Google has been steadily working on switching its Nest Hub smart displays from running on “Cast OS” to the company’s in-house OS, Fuchsia. The original Nest Hub was the first to make the jump in 2021, and the Nest Hub Max made a similar move earlier…
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Apple drops iOS 16.2 RC with upgrades to end-to-end encryption, Apple Music Sing, and more

iOS 16.2 RC for iPhone and iPad is now available for testing through Apple’s developer beta program. Today’s release introduces a number of enhancements to end-to-end encryption across various services including Messages in iCloud. The release candidate also introduces the new Apple Music Sing feature announced yesterday. iOS 16.2 introduces Apple’s Freeform whiteboard collaboration app…
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Apple officially brings 5G to iPhone with iOS 16.2 RC in the second most populous country

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 16.2 RC to developers and beta users ahead of the official release of the update expected sometime this month. As we know, the update adds new features like Apple’s Freeform app, new HomeKit architecture, and Apple Music Sing. But under the hood, iOS 16.2 also enables support for 5G networks for iPhone users in India. iPhone users can now experience 5G in…
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