Google is one of the major players on today’s Internet and in the tech world in general. The company started as a search engine company but has evolved since then to become a force to be reckoned with. Besides dominating search, which Google does in most part of the world, it is also responsible for the Android operating system that you find being used on the majority of smartphones released in the last couple of years.
Add to that services like Gmail, or Google Mail, the company’s much acclaimed email service, Google Docs, a document management and cloud hosting service, Google Plus, one of the largest social networking sites, the Google browser, know as Google Chrome, which is now the second most popular browser in the world, and dozens of other services that are all highly popular.
Here is a selection of sample articles that you may enjoy: We have a Gmail Tools overview with more than 90 different tools, extensions and services that help you make the most out of Gmail, our Gmail Login help guide which you may find useful if you can’t access your account anymore or our Google Chrome extension reviews.
Below are all Google related articles posted on Ghacks in the past.
Google Translate is a widely used translation service by Google that is probably the most used translation service on the Web these days. Google states for instance that the system processes 18 million translations per day from Chinese to English alone. Up until now, Google Translate used a phrase-based translation model to power the translation […]
YouTube Heroes is a new volunteer program that Google just launched to make YouTube a friendlier place by reporting videos, sharing knowledge or adding subtitles to videos. YouTube is without the shadow of a doubt a toxic environment, at least when you look at the comment section on the site. While there is without doubt […]
Google started to roll out Allo, its second new messaging app released this year, yesterday. While the roll out is still going on, it is clear already that Google changed things around a bit in regards to privacy and security. The main selling point of Allo is a bot or AI that Google baked into […]
Google just launched an update for Google Drive that improves the service's search capabilities with spelling correction and natural language processing. Google Drive's search functionality lacked in several ways up until now, especially if you consider that Google is the dominant search company on the Internet. The new update improves search on Google Drive. While […]
Google Trips is a new vacation and trip planning and management application for Google Android and iOS devices. At first, I thought this was just another app that grabbed information from Gmail and other Google services, processed them, and displayed them in its interface to the user. While it does that, it is rather refreshing […]
Google announced plans today to increase the pressure on sites not yet offering their content over secure https connections. Starting with Chrome 56 Stable, out January 2017, the company plans to list some HTTP sites as not secure in the browser. Chrome uses a neutral listing for non HTTPs sites currently. All sites, HTTP and HTTPS […]
Google tried to establish a social networking site several times in the past to complete with the almighty Facebook. But even the company's latest endeavor in the social space, Google Plus, did not work out as planned. If you consider that Google went all in that time, forcefully integrating Google Plus in many of the […]
Google created or bought several long-standing successful products since the company started out as a startup to revolutionize search. The most successful products are probably Google Search, Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Adsense/Adwords, Android and YouTube. Lately however, the company has been in a vicious cycle of creating or buying new products or services, and retiring them […]
Google announced yesterday that Android users will receive notifications when sign-ins from new devices are recognized directly on their Android devices. Up until now, Google used email messages to inform users about new sign-ins. These messages are sent out when a sign-in are successful on devices that are unknown to the company (read not yet […]
What is it with companies using descriptive terms for their products that don't really match what you are getting? Internet flatrates that limit the amount of data that you may transfer, anyone? Google rolls out an update for the Google Maps application on Android currently that brings improved offline access capabilities to the mapping app. […]
My Activity is a new, centralized service by Google that reveals how much Google knows about you by displaying your Google activity history. Up until now, when you wanted to know what Google knows about you, you had to use multiple tools to find out about that. There was one for YouTube videos, another for […]
Google Prompt is a new 2-step verification option that improves the usability of the second verification step by pushing a prompt to a connected smartphone that you just need to tap on to allow or deny the request. 2-step verification, often also called 2-factor authentication, is a popular security option to improve the sign-in security […]
Google Maps users may soon see a new form of advertising when they use the popular mapping service that displays local search ads when the product is being used. The ads will be displayed on Google Maps for the desktop and for mobile. Desktop users, those who use a web browser on a desktop computer […]