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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...
Wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has a tenuous history with Google. The two companies have been embroiled in lawsuits and countersuits over various patents, finally settling the first of these earlier this year in Sonos’ favor. Google is now reopening the conflict with allegations that Sonos has violated several more of... Read more...
If you have ever wished you could zoom into a YouTube video to see something closer up, you may be in luck. A new pinch-to-zoom feature has been made available to YouTube Premium members and works in landscape mode too. The primary benefits of YouTube Premium are being able to download videos for offline viewing... Read more...
Have you been waiting on getting a new phone? If you've been patiently waiting you might just be in luck. Released only a week ago, the Pixel 6a is already on sale so you can get yourself a brand-new Google Tensor-based mobile phone! We reviewed the Google Pixel 6a not long before its release and found it to be a... Read more...
It is widely expected that Google will launch its next flagship smartphones sometime in October, as it will have been a year since the search giant released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Now, a Google Pixel leaker with an unrivaled track record has ‘confirmed’ the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are set to be launched with pre-orders open from Thursday, Read more...
According to some users of Google's latest, affordably-priced flagship Android smartphone, the Pixel 6a, the device's biometric security isn't exactly secure, and that is a big problem. The Google Pixel 6a was just released on July 28th to the masses, retailing in the US for $449. Compared to its bigger brethren... Read more...
Google has some new policies for developers when it comes to the Google Play Store that target bothersome ads, copycat apps, and more. The company says the policies will take effect at different times in order to give developers plenty of time to adjust. Malicious Android apps infecting mobile devices have littered... Read more...
Google announced its Privacy Sandbox initiative back in 2019 with the stated goal of changing the online advertising business that supports much of the web to use more privacy-preserving technologies. At present, online advertising relies heavily on third-party cookies that track users’ behavior across different... Read more...
It seems these days that security researchers are sounding the alarm on malicious Androids apps in Google Play at an alarming rate. So it goes again with a fresh reporting highlighting over two dozen Android apps packaged with malware, and which have collectively been downloaded and installed 10 million times. Suffice... Read more...
Google has fired the engineer who claimed an AI chatbot was sentient. The tech giant had placed Blake Lemoine on leave, but has since terminated him due to violating employment and data security policies. Last month an engineer with Google made headlines, as he claimed Google's LaMDA AI chatbot tool had become... Read more...
An important distinction in the eternal iPhone versus Android debate is that the iPhone is a specific brand of phone with its own operating system, iOS, while Android is only an operating system that runs on a wide variety of different phone brands and models. That said, Google, the driving force behind Android, does make its own phones and... Read more...
Near the end of 2020, Apple introduced a dedicated app privacy section to the App Store, requiring developers to disclose what user information is linked to users’ identities and used to track them. Then, in May of 2021, Google announced that a similar feature was in the works for its Play Store. Almost a year later... Read more...
Time and again, we're reminded that even when installing Android apps directly from Google's Play Store, contracting a malware infection is still possible. It's still the safest route (versus venturing off elsewhere and/or sideloading), but still not foolproof. Case in point, a security researcher has sounded the... Read more...
Samsung will be using Snapdragon processors worldwide for its next-gen Galaxy S23 smartphones, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Samsung has typically shipped Galaxy phones to the U.S. market with Snapdragon chips, while those in Europe and other international markets often housed Samsung's own Exynos... Read more...
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