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Here’s 16 pages of what Epic wants after winning its Google app store lawsuit

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Here’s 16 pages of what Epic wants after winning its Google app store lawsuit

Do you think a judge will make Google allow an Android version of the Epic Games Store to live inside its own Google Play Store, let the Epic Games Store have access to every app inside Google Play, and let Android users begin sideloading apps with a single tap? Because Epic’s asking for those and a whole lot more in the aftermath of Epic v. Google.

On December 11th, Epic won a surprise victory against Google in federal court. A jury unanimously decided that Google had turned its Google Play app store and Google Play Billing service into an illegal monopoly. But what did Epic win? That’s yet to be decided by Judge James Donato, and today, we’re finally learning precisely what Epic believes it should get.

As you’ll see in the 16-page proposed injunction and my bullet points below, Epic’s asking for a lot — it doesn’t just want to block Google from most every kind of potentially unfair behavior it highlighted during the trial but also proactively and instantly put third-party app stores and billing systems on the same footing with Google Play and Google Play Billing in one fell swoop.

Even if you might think that fair, it’s unlikely a judge will go that far. Today’s Epic document is just the starting point in a negotiation — Google gets to file its response by May 2nd, and then Judge Donato will hear from experts on both sides at a hearing on May 23rd.

Okay, here’s the document, following my rough summary of what Epic’s asking for.

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What Epic wants from Google:

That’s broad strokes; here are the specifics.

See you on May 23rd, I suppose!

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Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest

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Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest

Elon Musk founded xAI last summer, and today it announced raising $6 billion in funding, saying it will help bring the startup’s “first products to market, build advanced infrastructure, and accelerate the research and development of future technologies.”

So far, xAI has launched Grok, a supposedly edgier version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT available via X, formerly known as Twitter, where the chatbot is currently only available to X Premium subscribers.

Funding in this round came from several sources, according to xAI, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Saudi Arabian Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. Last year, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed that xAI was looking to raise up to $1 billion in equity investments, and a few months ago, The Financial Times reported it was seeking up to…. $6 billion. Musk denied that report at the time.

Continuing on in the AI race for chips, talent, and technology won’t be cheap — big tech firms have dumped billions into AI startups like Anthropic in addition to the resources Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta are pouring into AI projects of their own.

Outside of xAI and OpenAI, Musk said he would “prefer to build products outside of Tesla” when it comes to AI and robotics unless he gets more control. Tesla shareholders will start voting this week on whether to restore Musk’s $56 billion pay package ahead of its annual meeting on June 13th.

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Windows will soon let you grab text from your Android photos

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Windows will soon let you grab text from your Android photos

Phone Link (called Link to Windows on the phone side) lets you sync calls, messages, notifications, and images — and cast your entire phone — from your Android phone to your Windows computer. It also works in a more limited fashion with iOS devices, which only sync notifications, messages, and calls over Bluetooth.

Phone Link will now let you select and copy text from images synced from your Android phone.
Screenshot: Nathan Edwards / The Verge

The Windows Snipping Tool got text extraction last year around the same time Phone Link got image share notifications, so it’s been possible for a bit to extract text from phone photos with the Snipping Tool. This update just saves you a step and lets you do it in-app. The feature is live in Phone Link 1.24051.91.0 and I gave it a quick test in Insider Preview Build 22635.3646 (Beta Channel).

In my testing, the OCR was decent, though it made more errors than either Samsung or Apple’s text extractors with the same photo of a book page. For longer passages you’re probably better off enabling cross-device copy and paste, extracting the text on your phone, and sending it to your PC that way.

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How to save full-page screenshots as images on your iPhone

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How to save full-page screenshots as images on your iPhone

Ever stumbled upon a web page so informative you wished you could keep the entire thing, not just what’s visible on your screen? Well, you’re in luck. Today, we’re diving into the nifty trick of capturing a full-page screenshot that’s way bigger than your iPhone screen’s real estate. 

When you took a screenshot in iOS 16 and earlier, you would normally get an option to save it as a PDF. As of iOS 17, you will see a Save to Photos option. This will let you save the full page of your screenshot as an image instead if you’d like. This only takes a couple of steps. Here’s how to save a full-page screenshot as an Image in iOS 17. Now, if you own an Android, you can perform the same steps. To learn how, click here. 

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How to screen capture a full-page image on iPhone

  • Open a website in a browser like Safari or Chrome that you want to capture as a full-page screenshot
  • Press the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously to take a screenshot. You will see a preview of the screenshot in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the preview to open the screenshot editor. You will see two options at the top: Screen and Full Page
  • Tap on Full Page to see the entire page of the screenshot or click Screen just to see the visible part of the screen
How to save full-page screenshots as images on your iPhone

Steps to screen capture a full-page image on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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  • You can use the slider on the right to scroll through the full-page screenshot. You can also crop, annotate or share the screenshot.
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Steps to screen capture a full-page image on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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  • To save the full page or the screen as an image, tap Done in the upper left corner.
  • Then click Save to Photos
  • Now, open the photos app
  • You can view it in the Screenshots album in the Photos app or in the All Photos album if iCloud Photos is turned on in Settings > Photos.
How to save full-page screenshots as images on your iPhone

Steps to screen capture a full-page image on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Kurt’s key takeaways

Taking a full-page screenshot is more than just a cool trick; it’s a productivity booster. Whether you’re saving articles for later reading, capturing online receipts or preserving a digital moment, this feature is a game-changer. So next time you’re faced with a page that’s too good to trim, remember these steps and capture it all.

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