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Google Hangouts is about to go the way of the dodo bird. However, you will not immediately be cut off from your beloved Hangouts. Here is everything you need to know about backing up your Google Hangouts data and transitioning to Chat. Google Hangouts mobile users will soon begin to see an in-app screen that... Read more...
Malicious software, commonly known as malware, is one of many threats to both cybersecurity and privacy. Cybercriminals can distribute malware to achieve a number of different goals, including siphoning funds from cryptocurrency wallets, stealing login credentials, or establishing botnets. However, cybercriminals... Read more...
Wondering where all the smartwatches built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform are at? It's not just you—these elusive timepieces are few and far between. As such, luxury smartwatch maker Montblanc is joining rare company with the launch of its Summit 3, a high-end wearable powered by Snapdragon Wear... Read more...
There are millions of Android apps in Google Play, and while there are safeguards in place to keep malicious ones from sneaking in, a few bad apples inevitably creep through the door. When that happens, millions of devices can end up infected. A recent security report called attention to a handful of them that have... Read more...
Road trips are expensive and it can be challenging to figure out beforehand how much your journey will truly cost. There is now a neat feature that will help you plan out your road trips more thoroughly. Google Maps will show toll prices to those who input their destination. The new feature will be available on... Read more...
According to AI Ethics Researcher, Blake Lemoine, Google's LaMDA AI chat bot tool wants to be considered sentient. Through conversations and research with Google's LaMDA, Lemoine claims that not only is it sentient, it wishes to be acknowledged as such, and even wants to be considered an employee at Google. One major... Read more...
Earlier this week, we covered a report that claimed mobile device trojans are on the rise. Trojans are a specific kind of malware that infect victims’ devices by pretending to be legitimate and trustworthy applications. Unfortunately, trojans sometimes mange to sneak their way into the Google Play Store and infect... Read more...
Google has begun rolling out another update to its Chrome browser on all the major desktop platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac) and there are at least 32 reasons why you should apply it sooner rather than later. That's the number of security fixes the latest update includes. If you're looking for just one very good... Read more...
Samsung and Google have announced that owners of a Galaxy Watch 4 can now download Google Assistant onto their smartwatch. The addition of Google Assistant gives users an added option to Bixby in terms of a voice assistant. The update allows Google Assistant to co-exist peacefully with Samsung's Bixby assistant... Read more...
One very hot topic of discussion right now is the impact of smartphone usage on mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of data on this subject at the moment and much of the existing studies are flawed. A research team is currently requesting Android users help to determine whether or not smartphones are... Read more...
When Windows 11 started its roll out, Microsoft announced that it would incorporate the ability to run Android mobile apps in a future update. It did not take long for Redmond to roll out the feature to Windows Insiders, though, and the Android Subsystem for Windows was born. Well, the next major update is almost... Read more...
Following the recently unveiling of hundreds of TV series to stream for free, YouTube is introducing some new features that will delight viewers, but may not be welcomed by content creators on the streaming platform. One feature will allow viewers to easily see the most-watched parts of any video by highlighting them... Read more...
During Google I/O 2022 last week, Alphabet rolled out Android 13 Beta 2, and it has some interesting new features that enhance the look of the OS and make search functionality more user friendly. The new beta version of the Android operating system has two rather notable updates. First, there has been some fine... Read more...
Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 6a, which reportedly features a new, better fingerprint sensor. While real-world, independent tests haven't been performed on the Pixel 6a's fingerprint sensor just yet, the hope is that it will perform more accurately than its predecessor. Pixel fans were excited for the... Read more...
Google's new AR glasses can translate and display information in the user's line of sight, allowing people to overcome language barriers. The new technology appears to be the next generation of Google Glass. During the Google I/O 2022 event, the tech giant revealed its vision for augmented reality. That vision... Read more...
It's hard to believe that in the year 2022, Google still has not released a wearable of its own. That's about to to change, and we're not basing that on rumors or speculation. Announced at its Google I/O 2022 event today, Google finally threw its hat into the wearables ring with its upcoming Pixel Watch, the first... Read more...
Google today confirmed what the whole world knew was coming—a new mid-range contender in the smartphone space, the Pixel 6a. Pricing will start at $449, less than half of what some premium flagship smartphone models command these days, and it features the same first-gen Tensor processor as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6... Read more...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed two months ago that this year's Google I/O event would be coming back live at the Shoreline Ampitheatre, and today is the day it is happening. The annual developer conference is a two-day event (May 11-12) that will be filled with keynotes, hardware announcements, software updates, and more. Watch The Google Read more...
Admit it, you use the same password for multiple sites. Even if you don't, a lot of people do because it's just too darn difficult to juggle separate login credentials for a multitude of services and websites that you use or visit on a regular basis. Maybe you employ a password manager to keep track of everything, or... Read more...
Another day another vulnerability. Several, actually—the Stable Channel for the desktop edition of Chrome had an update on April 26, 2022 that includes no less than 30 security fixes, half a dozen of which are rated as "High" severity flaws. The release notes for Google's Chrome v101.0.4951.41 for Windows, Mac, and... Read more...
Have you ever Googled yourself and stumbled upon some less than savory information or simply something you wouldn't want to be easily found? As Google states, it's important to control how people can find your sensitive, personally identifiable information (PII), so now you can. Using a new Google tool, users can... Read more...
Back in May of 2021, Google announced that privacy labels would be coming to the Google Play Store. Now, almost a year later, the company has announced that it will soon be rolling these labels out to the Play Store with requirements for application developers. The Google Play Store already features an expandable... Read more...
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