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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.

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, […]


picasa

There has been some confusion in regards to Google's announcement to retire Picasa in 2016. The main issue here is that Picasa is made up of two parts: a desktop program and Picasa Web Albums. The latter will be retired on May 1, 2016 and no longer accessible after that date. Google plans to provide […]


picasa web albums

Google announced on February 12, 2016 that it will retire the photo hosting, management and editing service Picasa on May 1, 2016. When Google launched the new Google Photos web application, it was clear that something had to happen to Picasa as Photos was Google's new focus and Picasa would have to go eventually. The […]


gmail tls encryption

Google added two new security indicators to its email service Gmail which reveal TLS encryption support and whether the sender could be authenticated. Many popular email services, including Gmail, support TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption to protect data while it is in transit. TLS is only useful if both the sending and receiving email service […]


google security

Complete the Google Security Checkup today to add 2 Gigabyte of additional permanent storage to your Google Account. Google runs a special promotion on Safe Internet Day -- just like it did last year -- that awards Google account owners with an increase of 2 Gigabyte of permanent storage if they complete the company's Security […]


deceptive site

Google announced yesterday an addition to the company's Safe Browsing technology (Deceptive Site Ahead) that will flag sites with deceptive buttons to users of the company's Chrome web browser and in other programs that make use of Safe Browsing. Deceptive buttons, either in the form of advertisement displayed on a page or embedded directly on […]


Google privacy checkup

Privacy Checkup is a free tool by Google that lets you review and adjust privacy and account related Google Account settings. Basically, it enables you to verify that the information that is revealed about you on the Internet matches your expectation. To get started with Google's Privacy Checkup tool, visit this web page on the […]