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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.

youtube social network

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

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 new-sign in email

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 […]


google maps wi-fi only

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. […]


google my activity

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

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 ads

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 […]


google allo

Google announced the upcoming release of two new mobile-only messaging applications called Allo and Duo today on the company's IO Conference. Other sites have covered both services already, so here is just the minimum you need to understand what the two messaging apps offer. Google Duo is a video chat app that is tied to […]


google spaces

Google Spaces was announced yesterday by Google as a way for groups to quickly share text, videos, images or links. Designed to make group sharing easier, Google Spaces lets you create groups based and send out invitations to other users using links, email or and other sharing options that depend largely on the platform you […]


youtube new layout

Google published updates for the official YouTube Android and iOS application yesterday which introduce a new mobile design in both apps. The new "clean and simple" format has been designed to "discover and enjoy" according to Google. It is powered by "deep neural network technology" which Google promises will "make it easier to discover videos […]


google drive selective sync

Google Drive, Google's online storage service and software of the same name received an update recently that introduces selective sync to desktop clients. If you are heavily invested in the Google ecosystem, you are probably using Google Drive to sync your data across devices as well. The software is available for desktop and mobile operating […]


google nik collection

Google's Nik Collection, a desktop suite of powerful image editing plugins for Adobe Photoshop and other imaging solutions, is now freely available. The company bought Nik Software, makers of Snapseed and Nik Collection, back in 2012, to improve its own photo-editing tools and digital imaging offerings. Nik Collection has been offered as a commercial desktop […]


google edge fake user agent

If you are using Microsoft Edge occasionally or as your main web browser all the time you may have noticed today that Google started to serve older versions of its site to the browser. If you visit Google.com for instance using Microsoft Edge, you get a black bar at the top which you don't get […]


google control content

Google launched Takeout in 2011, a service that provides Google users with the means to export some data. It enables you to export some data, Google Drive files, Contacts or Calendar data, for safekeeping or import to other services. The service has been updated throughout the year with support for new Google services and features, […]