1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, maybe I'm overacting a bit, but honestly this feud that apple and google are having makes me nervous for google services on the Mac and iOS.

    We already see that apple is leaning towards bing when it comes to default search for that spotlight search and Siri, what's to say they don't make it default for safari now? Or heck lets just block google search from being a option all together. And what's to say google then makes it so the Mac and iOS versions stop getting timely updates? Or they bork gmail somehow on apple hardware. It sounds crazy, but who knows where this stupid war ends up.

    And the things that's hilarious to me is that I read and hear on a lot of Mac websites and podcasts rip on google for "selling your identity and info" and "sell you to companies" and stuff like that, yet I can guarantee you they still continue to use google services because there really isn't better options. What, are you going to use bing? It's not as good. Neither is outlook arguably. So really, why keep complaining?

    Anyway, am I crazy ? Or us this a real possibility?
    07-27-2014 02:16 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I really just don't care either way. While I use pretty much every google service if I had to find an alternative to use then I will. Although that being said I would have to say that I do not see Google pulling support for Mac and iOS. Google like every company is out to make money and pulling support for Mac/iOS would be incredibly stupid on their part.
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    07-27-2014 02:31 AM
  3. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Over the last few months, I have transferred a lot of my services from Google to Apple and Microsoft services. It hasn't really been bad at all. Actually, there are some Apple services that I prefer over the Google counterparts. I have used Bing for search and it hasn't been a bad experience either. I guess if I really wanted to use Google services exclusively, I would go to Android and Chrome OS. But I won't be doing that any time soon.


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    07-27-2014 03:52 AM
  4. FFR's Avatar
    Nervous, not really.
    I personally like the choice, (I thought thats what android was all about, choice ).

    I have been trialling duck duck go on both Yosemite and ios 8, and I must say it is refreshing.
    07-27-2014 04:01 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Over the last few months, I have transferred a lot of my services from Google to Apple and Microsoft services. It hasn't really been bad at all. Actually, there are some Apple services that I prefer over the Google counterparts. I have used Bing for search and it hasn't been a bad experience either. I guess if I really wanted to use Google services exclusively, I would go to Android and Chrome OS. But I won't be doing that any time soon.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    What apple and ms services do you use?
    07-27-2014 04:19 AM
  6. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for document creation. I use Bing for search and OneDrive for storage. I use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps now.


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    Last edited by dkhmwilliams; 07-27-2014 at 04:21 AM. Reason: addition
    07-27-2014 04:21 AM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    I use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for document creation. I use Bing for search and OneDrive for storage. I use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps now.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    Do you use gmail or outlook?
    07-27-2014 05:36 AM
  8. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I use Outlook now. It's nice to be able to get push email without using another app.
    07-27-2014 05:39 AM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    The only one that worries me is Maps. Everything else I prefer iOS.

    Oh and YouTube.
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    07-27-2014 05:41 AM
  10. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    The only one that worries me is Maps. Everything else I prefer iOS.

    Oh and YouTube.
    I used to prefer Google Maps, but I haven't had any issues with Apple Maps and I really like how it integrates with Siri.
    07-27-2014 05:42 AM
  11. rayz336's Avatar
    I used to prefer Google Maps, but I haven't had any issues with Apple Maps and I really like how it integrates with Siri.
    I use Google Maps because the voice is louder on my phone but now that I have a new head unit I may be switching over to Apple Maps for a bit
    07-27-2014 07:19 AM
  12. acerace113's Avatar
    The only one that worries me is Maps. Everything else I prefer iOS.

    Oh and YouTube.
    I don't see google pulling YouTube from iOS, too many people would complain
    07-27-2014 08:04 AM
  13. dc9super80's Avatar
    The only one that worries me is Maps. Everything else I prefer iOS.

    Oh and YouTube.
    I find Apple Maps superior to Google Maps on every level on the iPhone except POIs and public transportation. When I had an iPhone, I used it almost exclusively because it seemed to be more accurate, integrated nicely with the phone (loved the lock screen use). I drive so public transport is not a needed feature for me. I use other apps for POIs.

    I have an Android phone now and Google Maps is fine too. But Apple Maps reputation is still being based on its initial faults. Much has changed since then.
    07-27-2014 08:43 AM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I have an Android phone now and Google Maps is fine too. But Apple Maps reputation is still being based on its initial faults. Much has changed since then.
    In the US possibly, not in other countries. Google is still much more concrete here in Japan where traffic still is nowhere to be seen on Maps. Searching here is a pain even.
    07-27-2014 09:14 AM
  15. dc9super80's Avatar
    In the US possibly, not in other countries. Google is still much more concrete here in Japan where traffic still is nowhere to be seen on Maps. Searching here is a pain even.
    I actually live in Mexico. But true, it sure depends on the country in which you live.

    Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk
    07-27-2014 09:16 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The alleged feud doesn't concern me at all especially with there being alternatives to both.
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    07-27-2014 09:23 AM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    I use Outlook now. It's nice to be able to get push email without using another app.
    Gmail doesn't do push?
    07-27-2014 09:39 AM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    Is anyone concern with the privacy issues like others are with google? I still can't decide if I care too much about it of not. A lot if apple pundits seem to care.
    07-27-2014 09:40 AM
  19. acerace113's Avatar
    Is anyone concern with the privacy issues like others are with google? I still can't decide if I care too much about it of not. A lot if apple pundits seem to care.
    Not really...
    07-27-2014 09:45 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The only one that worries me is Maps. Everything else I prefer iOS.

    Oh and YouTube.
    Have you tried Jasmine? It's a great YouTube client. You don't get all the YouTube (Google) BS.
    07-27-2014 10:20 AM
  21. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Gmail doesn't do push?
    Nope. Unless you use the official Gmail client.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    07-27-2014 11:28 AM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    I haven't given it a thought
    07-27-2014 11:33 AM
  23. kch50428's Avatar
    Gmail doesn't do push?
    Nope. Unless you use the official Gmail client.
    You can get push if you pay them for email service using your own domain, etc. via a Gogle business account...
    07-27-2014 11:34 AM
  24. joemd60's Avatar
    I use a lot of Google's services. And I can accept the limitations of IOS.
    But if it turns into IOS eliminating Google or blocking certain services.
    That will be the final push back to Android.
    07-27-2014 11:45 AM
  25. Speedygi's Avatar
    Google doesn't need Apple to survive, it has plenty of mileage on its own Android system. Apple has their own interests, but that's normal. Google, however, would just chug on its own merry way...
    07-27-2014 03:47 PM
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