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Android 12 beta has been launched with the big news

Google|Jul 22, 2021

Google has finally launched Material You in Android 12 beta 3, while Apple today launched beta 3 for its OS. [more]

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Now the government "take" Google. Sued from all sides

Google|Jul 5, 2021

US authorities sued Google last year for violating antitrust laws and discriminating against rivals. The company was given a "trial period" until September 12, 2023. The lawsuit has since been expanded and coordinated with 38 states. [more]

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Google extends "Find My Device" with bluetooth support

Google|Jun 22, 2021

"Find my gadgets" networks such as Apple's "Find my", Tile and Samsung's Smart Tags are a growing trend. [more]

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Mozilla skeptical: Google wants to end third-party cookies

Google|Jun 12, 2021

Google has put forward a proposal on how targeted ad tracking can be set up without exposing users to risk. Eric Rescorla, technical director of Mozilla Firefox, believes the proposal has a number of aspects that could pose a "significant privacy risk". [more]

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They work together! Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla will standardize browser extensions

IT|Jun 6, 2021

The major browser providers yesterday announced a WebExtensions Community Group in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). There, they will "collaborate to develop a common extension platform for browsers". [more]

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Google on the dock: "Problem" that users find the privacy settings

Google|Jun 2, 2021

Documents related to a lawsuit in Arizona reveal that Google continued to collect location data even from users who turned off the feature; Google made it difficult to find the privacy settings, they even forced phone manufacturers to hide certain settings from users. [more]

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You will love this Android 12 mandate

Google|May 31, 2021

The problem with Android has in all these years been too great opportunities to do its own thing where it does not make sense. [more]

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Google Photos will have paid as early as next Tuesday

Google|May 30, 2021

After six years, Google Photos makes major changes on June 1: Free, unlimited Google Photo storage space expires. [more]

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Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Google|May 27, 2021

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking. [more]

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Easier platform switching between Android and iOS

IT|May 24, 2021

WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will make it easier to transfer chat history between Android and iOS devices. It will be useful for those migrating from iOS to Android and vice versa. [more]

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Personal data of over 100 million Android users has been leaked

Google|May 23, 2021

Incorrectly configured cloud services are blamed when it turns out that over 100 million Android users have had their data spread for all to see. [more]

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Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google|May 21, 2021

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie. [more]

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Google: Drastic redesign of Pixel 6

Google|May 16, 2021

After two years of somewhat confused Pixel launches, this year it seems that Google is hitting the big time. Previously, we were only told that the Pixel 6 series will be run by the Whitechapel chipset. This time we have Google's possible design underway. [more]

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This is the new standard from the giga companies: "Matter"

IT|May 13, 2021

Matter is the name of the new smart home standard that Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, SmartThings and the Connectivity Standards Alliance have now agreed on. The working name was “Project CHIP” (“Project Connected Home over IP”). [more]

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Google took revenge when Roku threw YouTube out

Google|May 10, 2021

Roku and YouTube failed to agree on a renewal of the distribution agreement between them. As a result, Roku took down YouTube TV from its Roku Channel store. Then Google took action and put YouTube TV directly into the YouTube app. This is how they made sure that users on Roku devices... [more]

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On May 18, Google will talk about all of these things - promising important revelations

Google|May 1, 2021

Google's own developer conference Google I / O is approaching and we have taken a look at what kind of exciting things the company will reveal to developers this time now that they have revealed the program. Editor Trond Bie recently wrote a comment in relation to Google's consumer... [more]

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Vivaldi removes the big online nuisance and wonders how Google will react to this

IT|Apr 30, 2021

Norwegian websites with cookies must, as an EU country, have the GDPR box in place. It is mandatory, and if the rules are not followed, the fines will come. [more]

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All about the latest Android 12 changes

Google|Apr 24, 2021

The third preview, Developer Preview Three (DP3), by the Android 12 developer has been launched with new application animations, improved touch feedback, new camera tools, and more. Android 12 builds on Android 11 from 2020, which is still not in place in everyone's smartphones. Beta is... [more]

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Android 12: Automatic hibernation frees up resources

Google|Apr 23, 2021

With Android 11, Google introduced a feature that would automatically revoke the permissions of unused apps. With the next major upgrade, Android 12, Google may expand that feature and automatically put these apps to sleep. Not only that, but "temporary files", which probably indicate... [more]

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BIG Android 12 leak: Google is copying this from Apple, and that's fine

Google|Apr 16, 2021

XDA Developers reports that Android 12 notifies you if an app sneaks up on text you've copied. [more]

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2 colossal Chrome OS changes to keep an eye on

Google|Apr 9, 2021

Google's quietly working on two shape-shifting Chrome OS features that could completely change the nature of Chromebooks — for the better. [more]

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That's why your apps crash Google confirms issues. Here's how to fix it

Google|Mar 24, 2021

If you are experiencing and annoyed that some Android apps are crashing, you are not alone. The issues are due to a bug with Android System WebView, a system component that allows Android apps to view web content. Google confirmed this to The Verge yesterday: - We are aware of a... [more]

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Chrome now automatically translates audio and video

Google|Mar 22, 2021

In the latest version of Chrome, you can choose to have your browser automatically translate audio and video during playback. The function is fast and precise and impressive in many ways. For now, Instant Text only works in English, but you can choose to turn the feature on even if you... [more]

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Google: - Come back, Chrome is better now

Google|Mar 16, 2021

The best thing is in most cases to use the OS's standard browser for the best battery life and performance, that means Edge in Windows, Safari in macOS and Chrome in… Chrome OS? [more]

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Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

Google|Mar 12, 2021

The company also plans to offer a new "Extended Stable" release channel for enterprises wary of frequent deployments. That channel will be refreshed every eight weeks. [more]

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We doubt Apple wants to do this, but now you can upload your photos to Google Photos

Apple|Mar 5, 2021

Due to growing interest in potential monopoly situations in the technology sector, not to mention privacy, Apple politicians are in the lead this time. [more]

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Facebook is blocking news in Australia

General|Feb 18, 2021

Facebook has chosen not to pay for links to news that appear in the service. [more]

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How to stop Apple Google snooping on iPhone

Apple|Feb 12, 2021

  Apple will stop sending secure browsing alerts via Google's servers from iOS 14.5. [more]

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Android should limit tracking

Google|Feb 6, 2021

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman with enough tea scoop: Google develops anti-tracking in Android to stop apps from selling information about you to third parties. [more]

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Apple TV is coming to Chromecast

IT|Dec 20, 2020

The Apple TV app launches to Chromecast with Google TV early next year, "and in the future even more devices running Android TV." [more]

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If you are inactive for two years, Google may delete all content

Google|Dec 11, 2020

Google has changed its storage policies in a number of services. [more]

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Now Chrome extensions have to answer for themselves

Google|Nov 25, 2020

From January next year, Google will require extensions to Chrome to explain what user data is used for. [more]

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What's in the latest Chrome update? Big performance boost, tab search and tab actions, native app for new Macs

Google|Nov 22, 2020

Chrome 87 boasts a big speed boost and a revamped UI for the browser's PDF viewer and a native version for new M1-powered Macs. [more]

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It's been several years since Chrome got so much faster - giving so much better battery life

Google|Nov 18, 2020

Chrome 87 launched with speed improvements Google believes we have not been served in many years. [more]

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Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

General|Nov 15, 2020

Google's homemade processors could start appearing in Pixel products in a matter of months — and that could make a meaningful difference in the devices' evolution. [more]

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The beauty and the shame of Google's Pixel 5 gamble

Google|Oct 4, 2020

Google's latest Pixel pivot could be a revelation — but the shift to a more value-minded flagship phone doesn't come without a cost. [more]

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Pixel 5 should not really be able to charge wirelessly

General|Oct 2, 2020

It has an aluminum back. [more]

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Android 11's biggest letdown

Google|Sep 28, 2020

One of Google's most promising Android advancements in ages isn't all it was originally cracked up to be. [more]

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Google takes on Airtable, Microsoft Lists with Tables work-tracking app

Google|Sep 27, 2020

A product of Google’s Area 120 incubator, Tables is a no-code spreadsheet that lets users create their own apps. [more]

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Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Google|Sep 16, 2020

It's been nearly a year and a half since our beloved Google Inbox service made its way into the virtual beyond — and I don't know about you, but I'm still mourning its absence. [more]

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What's in the latest Chrome update? 10% faster page loads, more tab tweaks

Google|Sep 1, 2020

Chrome 85 lets users collapse and expand tab groups, see tab previews, save data entered into PDF forms, and spend less time waiting for pages to load. [more]

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Android and the art of awkward timing

Google|Aug 26, 2020

"Hello! Here's an interesting new feature you'd almost certainly like to use. There's just one thing..." [more]

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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

Google|Aug 24, 2020

Google will run a trial with Chrome 86, the browser set to release in October, that will hide much of a site's URL as a way to foil phishing attacks. [more]

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Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

Google|Aug 18, 2020

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer. [more]

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Windows 10 PC users can confirm payments using fingerprint on Google Chrome

Microsoft|Aug 6, 2020

Google is now bringing what it calls ‘more secure’ and ‘convenient’ Autofill feature to Chrome. Simply put, Chrome wants users to fill in forms securely without any user interaction. If you are a regular Chrome user, you already know about Autofill, don’t... [more]

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Apple is finally embedding DNS security

Apple|Jul 4, 2020

And not just.in the browser. Apple finally makes DNS security over HTTPS a thing in macOS. [more]

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Will Google launch new Glass? Has traded AR glasses company

Google|Jul 1, 2020

Or does Google root it again? Google has traded AR glasses company North. [more]

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google's go language could get generics in 2021

Google|Jun 28, 2020

Generics have been requested by Go programmers for years for the simplicity and flexibility they offer [more]