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Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

The European Commission recently proposed an extension to the support cycle of Android and iOS devices. They've requested a minimum period of five years of updates. Germany's Federal Government is now pushing […]

South Korea is on its way to being the first country to legislate open app store payments

South Korea is on its way to being the first country to legislate open app store payments

South Korea has been working towards putting an end to exclusive payment terms on the app stores. They are one step closer to making this a reality as the bill is on […]

You can finally save any file type in Google Drive offline

You can finally save any file type in Google Drive offline

The feature to save any file type to Google Drive’s web client was made available to G-Suite users two years ago. This beta version went through many struggles during the testing phase, […]

Google has added the Presearch browser

Google has added Presearch as a default option on Android devices in Europe

Google has just announced that they will be adding private, decentralized search engine Presearch to the default options on Android devices in the UK and Europe. This option will be available for […]

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying Hey Google

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying 'Hey Google'

Google recently announced that two new features would be coming to Google Assistant. One of these features will even let you start using Google Assistant without having to say 'Hey Google.' The […]

Google might be willing to bend the Play Store rules for specific customers

Google might be willing to bend the Play Store rules for specific customers

In the last few years, there has been increased scrutiny into the Google Play Store and its power over Android developers. During the ongoing trial between Google and Epic, new facts have […]

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk is well-known as one of the best Android modding tools available. However, after its creator John Wu was hired by Google in May, the future of the app was unsure. John […]

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistant has become an essential part of many users' lives, especially if you're already knee-deep in the Google ecosystem. You can use this hand tool to control smart devices in your […]

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Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released

Google Chrome 94 Beta is available for download

With Google releasing new versions of Chrome one after the other, there has been a surprising release. Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released, complete with beautiful Material You tweaks. Google […]

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Top Shot is one of the best features on Google Photos for Android devices. This feature used to be represented by a simple text option, but it appears Google is testing new […]

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meet already has intelligent audio control to help remove echoes in calls. However, they can still occur. Now, Google is releasing a new feature that will give you a warning if […]

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about the bill that the U.S senate presented known as the Open Apps Market Act that, if passed, would cause significant changes in the app […]

Google issues another security threat warning - fourth time in two months

Google issues another security threat warning - fourth time in two months

Google Chrome has more than 2 billion users worldwide. This does make the browser a significant target of hackers and other cybercriminals, and unfortunately, the security features aren’t always enough to keep […]

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is fondly known as one of the best to-do apps for Android. However, despite its popularity, the app doesn’t get a lot of attention from developers. Improvements and new features […]

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google has been consistently updating its Google Maps app to make it better and more convenient for users. Members of the Google Maps preview program have received a message regarding the next […]

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

More than a year later, the epic court battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple is still going on. Recently the court documents started revealing more and more secrets on how business […]

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover forms an integral part of the Pixel Launcher, despite not being everyone’s favorite feature. Android 12 will be bringing a whole new look to Android devices, and Google Discover on […]

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

A long-overdue improvement would appear to be coming to Google Chrome supporting Android 12's scrolling screenshot. We’ve been waiting forever for Google to add this feature into Android, and it finally seems […]

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Google introduced the new adaptive charging feature in December last year, but to date, this charging feature has not worked as promised. That seems to be changing now for specific Pixel devices […]

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Assistant Driving Mode has been around for a couple of years and was developed as a replacement for Android Auto’s date display. However, Android Auto continued to be pushed even though it […]

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

There has been a lot of back and forth with Google Chat, as it is replacing Google Hangouts despite having much fewer features. Google seems to be addressing this by releasing new […]

Google Play Store dominance is being threatened by new Senate bill

Google Play Store dominance is being threatened by new Senate bill

U.S Senators have just introduced a new bill to the senate targeting the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The reasoning behind the bill is that Google and Apple stifle any […]

Google is improving privacy by allowing users to lock Chrome Incognito tabs

Google is improving privacy by allowing users to lock Chrome Incognito tabs

Changes have been spotted in the Chromium Gerrit code repository, which points to improvements being made to improve browsing privacy. A new flag in Chrome Canary 94 points to new features that […]

Google Meet updates safety features

Google Meet updates safety features, allows adding more co-hosts and more

Google Meet is rolling out a few new features intended to improve the safety and security of the platform. Among these features is the ability to add up to 25 co-hosts to […]

Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

We are edging closer to the official release of Android 12 as the last beta version is finally released. This beta 4 version marks the last step in software testing before the […]

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google has announced a new policy set to be released within the next few weeks to give minors more control over their digital footprint. This new policy will make it possible for […]

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat instead

Google has made it clear that Hangouts is going away. Now, they are starting to take steps to implement this change by urging users to begin using Google Chat instead. This is […]

More Material You features are becoming apparent

More Material You features are becoming apparent: new design elements, Google Files, and Chrome makeover

Material You was announced at this year’s I/O Conference as the newest design language and successor to Material Theming. During the unveiling, Google also introduced how Android app developers could use this […]

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How to download and convert Google Keep notes

Google Keep is Google's official note taking service and application. It is available as a web version, on Android, and as a browser extension for Google Chrome. Since it is built-in on […]

Is a Google One and Play Pass bundle on the horizon?

Is a Google One and Play Pass bundle on the horizon?

Yes, you heard right. Google One will be offering its subscription in a discounted bundle alongside Play Pass. This is according to a teardown of Google One by 9to5Google. The Google One […]

Google Photos finally released a memories widget for Android

Google Photos releases a memories widget for Android

Google Photos is finally releasing a memory widget for some Android users, following a similar widget release for iOS users last year. This widget is said to allow users to rediscover moments […]

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Google Pay has announced that all users who have an existing Google Pay account can now save a copy of their certificate on the app. This means that they will have it […]

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About Google Drive's "A security update will be applied to some of your files" message

If you have opened the Google Drive website on the Internet, you may have noticed a notification at the top of the page that informs you about a new security update that […]

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Google's solution to fight Google Drive Sharing Spam is inadequate

Google announced a new block user feature for its Google Drive file hosting and synchronization service Google Drive last week that prevents others from sharing files and folders with you. Up until […]

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Here is what happens when you run out of Google Storage space

As a Google customer, you do get 15 Gigabytes of storage space for free. The storage space is shared across several of Google's products, including Google Mail (GMail), Google Photos and Google […]

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How to download all photos from Google

If you have uploaded photos to your Google account in the past, you may wonder how to download all photos from Google at a later point in time. Google users may upload […]

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How to check the country that Google associates with your account, and how to change it

Some Google customers are receiving emails by the Internet giant currently that inform them about an update made to their Google Account". In the email, Google states that it is associating customers […]

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Google will soon enforce the use of two-step verification for Google accounts

Two-factor authentication, or as Google calls it two-step verification, is a popular security feature that adds another layer of security to the authentication process. Users who have configured two-factor authentication use a […]

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google Earth's Timelapse feature shows videos of how the planet has changed over 30 years

Google has announced a new feature called Timelapse, for its popular satellite imagery service, Google Earth. These stunning visuals show us how our planet has changed over 37 years, due to natural […]


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