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It looks like Android devices will soon receive a highly requested privacy feature. The Google Android app has long permitted users to auto-delete or manually delete their search history, but the provided time range has always been rather limited. Android users will now be able delete the last 15 minutes of their... Read more...
Android 13 Dev Preview 2 is now available, and is bringing with it new color themes, improved privacy and security, and more. If you are a developer, or someone who likes to tinker with new software, you can download the preview build now. Google announced last month its release of Android 13 for developers, and... Read more...
It seems like just about every week there is some new malware threat to mobile users, especially for those who use Android. What if we told you that many of those new threats are not actually new at all? According to Dr. Web, an anti-malware software provider and security research organization, there was a... Read more...
A group of restaurants in Florida have filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google for allegedly prioritizing food delivery apps over directing users to the restaurants' own websites. The lawsuit filed by Left Field Holdings claims the actions by Google amount to a "bait-and-switch." The lawsuit was filed in Northern... Read more...
Google's YouTube video platform operates on a model where users can either watch videos for free with ads or pay a monthly subscription for YouTube Premium to remove ads and unlock additional perks. However, there are a number of unofficial tools for avoiding YouTube ads, such as ad-blockers, front-ends, video... Read more...
Flagship phones are nice and all, but not everyone is willing or able to spend top dollar on cutting edge hardware with all the bells and whistles. Thankfully companies like Apple and Samsung (among others) don't ignore the mid-range market. We already saw what Apple has planned with its recent unveiling of an... Read more...
Mobile devices like smartphones have been increasingly employed to help protect people against crises; the close-contact alerts that went out during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are a prime example. Now, Google is immediately rolling out a feature that will alert and protect Ukrainian Android phone users from... Read more...
Google says its DeepMind AI, Ithaca, can now decipher ancient Greek texts from damaged artifacts. Ithaca is said to be even better at Greek text restoration tasks than its predecessor, Pythia. Back in 2019, Google announced that its DeepMind lab had created an AI, Pythia, that could accurately guess sequences of... Read more...
With cybersecurity being highly important in our present digital age, cybersecurity services have the potential to be a big money maker. Google appears to have recognized this potential with its most recent acquisition announcement. Google intends to buy Mandiant, having signed a definitive agreement of acquisition... Read more...
A particularly nasty piece of malware, dubbed SharkBot, is out in the wild and spreading via bogus applications in the Google Play store. SharkBot is designed to steal banking data through a couple of different methods. Discovered in October of 2021 by Cleafy, SharkBot is somewhat unique when compared to other bank... Read more...
As owners of the Pixel 6 continue to battle issues with their smartphone, leaks are already emerging of what the Pixel 7 Pro may look like. The renders indicate the next Pixel may see some changes when it comes to its display. Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched back in October of last year to both praise and... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, but just as we saw at CES, companies are getting a jump on the event with early announcements. Such is the case with Oppo, which today unveiled its next flagship phone series, the Find X5. There are two main models, the Find X5 Pro and Find X5, both of which tout big... Read more...
When you are on the internet, do you ever browse to a new dark-themed page and think, "Man, I hope I don't get eaten by a grue"? It looks like Google does not seem concerned about this on its search pages one bit. It has been adding seemingly random changes to the dark mode that users may or may not... Read more...
Correct us if we're wrong, but we are pretty sure it is safe to assume that many (not all) of our readers fall into the PC gamer category. Whether you game on consoles or PCs, it may come as a surprise that in the coming year or so, the next device you'll boot up to game on, at least with Steam, might be a... Read more...
A feature, formerly exclusive to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, has found its way to other Pixel devices in a recent update to Google's Gboard software. That feature is grammar check, and it has a surprisingly small resource footprint, and is reasonably fast, even as far back as on a Pixel 3. The feature, outlined on... Read more...
More than 22 years ago, almost everyone knew that the world was ending when the clock ticked to the year 2000. A general panic ensued as people expected planes to fall out of the sky and nukes to launch due to dated software and hardware. Then at the stroke of midnight the world over...nothing happened. The year... Read more...
Back in 2009, Google published the source code for Chromium OS, the open-source operating system project that underlies Chrome OS. However, while Chromium OS has remained open source, Google has never released a compiled build of the operating system ready for installation. The company has instead focused on releasing... Read more...
Unlike Vegas, what happens on your smartphone may not always stay on your smartphone. App tracking is key to the booming advertising business, and it's why your online habits tend to manifest in ads targeted to your interest. That business model isn't going away entirely, but it is evolving with Apple and now Google... Read more...
If you're using Google's Chrome browser your Windows PC, Linux system, or Mac computer, be sure you have the latest version installed (version 98.0.4758.102). That's because the latest update contains several security fixes, including an emergency patch for a zero-day vulnerability that Google says is being actively... Read more...
Google is looking to join in on the foldable smartphone craze with its own Pixel version. As such, the tech giant is rumored to be starting production on the Pixel Fold later this year. Foldable smartphones are starting to become more of a norm, as more companies look to jump into the foldable market. Companies... Read more...
With Google's surprise launch of its Android 13 developer preview last week, developers are already uncovering some very cool features. One noted developer has found that it is possible to run Windows 11 on a Google Pixel 6. While Google may have surprised everyone with its release of the Android 13 developer... Read more...
A few days after the last security update for the Google Pixel 3 ever, Samsung has announced that select Galaxy devices get four generations of updates. With pre-orders now available for the Galaxy S22 series in full swing, this announcement steps all over Google's policy of up to three years of OS updates for its... Read more...
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