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Google recently revealed its upcoming Pixel 7 lineup of smartphones. After having quite a few issues with its current Pixel 6 family, the company is probably looking forward to the refresh. Rumors are starting to hint at the Pixel Fold once again, and more details are beginning to surface. A recent leak hints at the... 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...
If you have been paying any attention to Google, you have probably noticed a lot of new projects that come and go from the Mountain View tech giant since its inception. Well, there's another one of their projects that is no more, in name at least: Google Duo. In June 2022, Google made an announcement stating that all Google Meet features Read more...
Google is engaged in a never ending game of cat and mouse with threat actors on its Play Store who employ different techniques to sneak malware-ridden apps onto the app store. We fairly regularly write about newly discovered batches of malicious apps that went unrecognized as such long enough to infect hundreds of... 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...
Google Maps is gaining a few new features that are aimed at helping you plan your next adventure. One of the new features will even alert family and friends when you arrive home safely. Google Maps has long been a favorite for helping navigate one's way through a new city, or to help plan out the best route to take... 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...
It's that time again, time for the listing of apps that you might have downloaded that contain malware or methods in which to plant malware on your phone. Specifically for those who utilize Android and the Google Play Store these apps flew under the radar just long enough to wreak havoc on at least 300,000 devices. We... 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...
Woes for owners of the Google Pixel 6 continue to pile up, as new reports of dead pixels by the front camera begin rolling in. Google's flagship smartphone has not seen much of a break in terms of things going wrong since its launch last year. The Pixel 6 launched last year with high expectations, as Google has... Read more...
Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet (in terms of market share) with billions of a users, and the unwanted side effect of that immense popularity in the tech space is it attracts bad actors. Such is the reason for the latest browser update—it comes with a warning from Google that one of the security... Read more...
Managing passwords across all your platforms and logins can be a nightmare. You have an account for your bank, social media, smart devices, doctor, gaming platforms, work, and probably a lot more. Fortunately, Google has started rolling out new password manager features to make your password juggling hopefully... Read more...
Google has agreed to terms with Android developers to settle a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of using methods to divert most payments through its Google Play billing system with a default service fee of 30%. The company has agreed to pay $90 million in order to settle the legal battle. In a blog post, Google... Read more...
On April 1, 2004, Google announced that it would be rolling out its e-mail service. The e-mail service was aptly named GMail. The web-driven mail client initially brought a new style of e-mail management. Developed initially by engineer Paul T. Buchheit, GMail skirted a typical e-mail norm which often built its... Read more...
Does your Google Pixel have a cracked screen or charging issue? Do you wish you could easily fix this yourself? Your wish is Google and iFixit’s command. Google Pixel owners can now purchase parts and repair kits for their device and fix it themselves. Google has partnered with iFixit to offer either standalone... Read more...
TikTok continues to be the subject of many discussions and news stories regarding not only privacy and personal data sovereignty, but also national security. Like so many popular social media and entertainment apps, TikTok collects lots of user data, including usage behavior, for advertising purposes. Detailed... Read more...
It seems the upcoming Google Pixel 6a will be faster than its more expensive siblings...well, at least in one area. A YouTuber was able to get his hands on a Pixel 6a, and his testing of the fingerprint sensor has some interesting results. In our review of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro back in October of last year, it was... Read more...
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