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If it isn’t backed up, it doesn’t exist—or so the adage goes. It is vital to have any files that are important to you backed up in at least a few ways. For a long while now, Google Photos has made backing up images to the cloud almost effortless which has made it a popular solution for many. Recently though, some... Read more...
Among the many features and devices announced at the Google I/O event in May of this year was a new feature for the Google app giving users the option to request that their personal information be removed from Google search results. The company told users at the time of the announcement that the feature would be made... Read more...
Google has officially released a new Chromecast device targeting owners of TVs that would benefit from an affordable smart upgrade. Sitting alongside the established ‘Chromecast with Google TV 4K’ from 2020, there is a new ‘Chromecast with Google TV HD’ announced. They look pretty similar, and the difference is almost... Read more...
What would you do if you checked your bank account and found it had been unexpectedly padded with a quarter of a million dollars? Seems like a farfetched scenario, except it actually happened to a white-hat hacker, courtesy of Google. The search giant confirmed it mistakenly paid the hacker $249,999... Read more...
Scammers and fraudsters have been targeting YouTube creators with sophisticated email campaigns. The emails pose as legitimate notices from Google which claim to be a copyright report and possible strike against the channel. These include a Google Drive link to the purported report, which actually contains a malware... Read more...
It's been several days since Google began rolling out an important security update for its Chrome browser, but even so, there's no guarantee that it's been applied on your system yet. Given the acknowledgement that the patched flaw is one that is actively being exploited in the wild, you'd be well served to manually... Read more...
A nasty bit of Android malware previously lurking on the Google Play Store has returned with additional capabilities. Known as SharkBot, the malware is designed to steal user login credentials, particularly credentials used to access financial applications. The malware has also been found to initiate money transfers... Read more...
A new smartphone unboxing video has recently surfaced on social media. The exciting thing about this particular video is that it appears to feature the new Google Pixel 7 Pro—a device which hasn’t yet been officially launched. Smartphone enthusiasts will have to wait until October, for Google’s Fall Event, before the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Read more...
The fall release of Google’s Pixel 7 and 7 Pro is drawing near, with the launch date purportedly set for October 6. Once consumers get their hands on these devices, they may notice a label on the back of the box indicating that the phones were manufactured in Vietnam. According to anonymous sources interviewed by The... Read more...
We frequently write about Android malware smuggled onto the Google Play Store in the form of what appear to be legitimate apps. However, the Play Store isn’t the only Google-run app store with a malware problem. A new report by McAfee Labs identifies five extensions on the Chrome Web Store that contain malicious... Read more...
Google unveiled the design of its upcoming Pixel Watch at Google I/O earlier this year, but left pricing and release date information sparse. The company simply stated that the smart watch is coming some time this fall. However, an anonymous tipster claiming to have inside information has passed along some details to... Read more...
Information obtained by GalaxyClub indicates that Samsung may already be testing Google’s third-generation Tensor chip. Since Google doesn’t have its own semiconductor fabrication plant, the company turned to Samsung to manufacture its first-generation Tensor chip. Google seems to be sticking with Samsung for the... Read more...
Amazon is holding a celebration called Android Days which carries significant savings on popular smartphones. For today and tomorrow – August 29th and 30th – shoppers can score discounts to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Here are some of the highlights below from Samsung, Moto, OnePlus, and Google. First up, the... Read more...
Google has been steadily improving the enterprise side of its business offering known as Google Workspace lately. The latest update to these Google tools revolves around the meeting platform, aptly named Google Meet. The most eye-catching part of the update is support for a new keybind. Users will be able to hold... Read more...
Successful hacking involves more than just gaining unauthorized access to a system. Once inside, malicious actors like to cover their tracks not only to prevent getting caught, but also to maximize how much data they can extract. To this end, the Iranian-backed hacker group known as Charming Kitten has been discovered... Read more...
Google began experimenting with an RSS reader integrated directly into the Chrome browser app for Android back in October of last year. Google also had plans to introduce this new feature to the iOS version of Chrome. Fast forward to now, and Google is looking to bring this RSS reader capability to Chrome on desktop... Read more...
Google has released a Chrome browser update which addresses a zero-day flaw that is currently under active attack. This is the fifth time this year that Google has put Chrome users in a situation where they should act swiftly to apply a patch to a critical security flaw. If you are a Chrome user, please check that you... Read more...
Android 13 is currently rolling out to Pixel devices. Google is pushing privacy and security more strongly with this new version of Android, and this push extends to the clipboard as users often copy sensitive information. As a means to prevent exposure of this sensitive information, the clipboard will now... Read more...
Another day another update, and this one is a doozy from the Mountain View tech company Google. Android 13 just got its latest update and its change log and fixes list is massive. The update is already being made available worldwide for Pixel phones from Pixel 4 (XL) through Pixel 6a. First, let's talk out the two... Read more...
High refresh rate displays are part of the magic that makes flagship phones feel silky smooth. It makes scrolling feel more natural and touch input more responsive. It is also a feature that is typically on the chopping block when manufacturers design their more wallet friendly handset options to keep costs in line... Read more...
Google has launched a contest for the artistically minded among us to create a new wallpaper for its Pixel 6 smartphone. Google wants entrants to “celebrate” the front-facing camera by hiding it in plain sight. A panel of judges will then select one talented winner to receive a brand-new Pixel 6 and accompanying... Read more...
Some rivalries seem eternal. The tech sector alone hosts several feuds including a mobile tug-of-war between Apple’s walled-garden iOS and Google’s more open Android operating systems. Fans of either approach love dunking on the other side, but that does not mean there’s no room for common ground. Apple tends to... Read more...
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