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For internet lovers, Google often stands out among companies that deliver top browsing and mobile tech. If you want to keep up to date with the latest news, updates, tools, and drama surrounding this industry mogul, be sure to check this content.

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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Google plans to shift advertising from user tracking to group tracking

It is no secret that Google is working on removing support for third-party cookies in its products, most notable its Chrome web browser, the world's most used browser. One of the main […]

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Google One customers get access to Pixel-exclusive filters in Google Photos

Google One customers without a Google Pixel device will soon be able to use some of the exclusive filters of Pixel devices in the Google Photos application. Google One is a subscription-based […]

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Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

Google announced plans to unify its desktop Google Drive clients yesterday on the Google Workspace Updates blog. Two clients are in use currently: the Backup and Sync client, available to Home customers […]

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The three-dots menu in Google Search next to results? It's a new feature!

Google has started the rollout of a new Google Search feature yesterday for users in the United States. The change adds a three-dots menu to each site listed by Google Search in […]

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The beginning of the end of Google Stadia? Google closes game development studio

Google announced plans yesterday to shut down the company's dedicated Stadia Games and Entertainment development studio. The studio, revealed to the world in October 2019 when Google announced its game streaming service […]

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Google is adding crosswalks and other details to Google Maps

Google started to roll out an improved version of Google Maps in January 2021. The new version introduced details, such as crosswalks, footpaths, pedestrian refuge islands, to Google Maps. The functionality is […]

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Google is ending free unlimited Google Photos storage on June 1st, 2021 for nearly everyone

Google announced changes to the company's Google Photos service in regards to storage usage on November 11, 2020. The change, which will take effect on June 1, 2021, drops the current storage […]

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Restore classic Google logos in your browser

Google started to roll out updates to the site logos of some of its most popular services including Gmail, Google Maps, Meet, Calendar, and Google Drive the other day. The logos are […]

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Google about to launch VPN by Google One (US-only)

Google plans to launch a virtual private network (VPN) service soon as part of the company's Google One service. VPN by Google One is limited to customers from the United States at […]

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How to deal with Google's and YouTube's aggressive popups (before you continue, sign in)

When you visit Google's main website for the first time, or after clearing cookies, you get a "before you continue" popup. On YouTube, another Google property, you will get a "sign in […]

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Google and Mozilla to extend search deal according to reports

Reports suggest that Google and Mozilla will extend the search deal that makes Google Search the default search engine of the Firefox web browser in most regions by three years. ZDnet reports […]

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How to hide Google Meet on Gmail's web interface

Companies like Microsoft and Google use their popular products to push new products regularly. Microsoft promotes the new Edge browser in Windows, and Google has a track record of pushing its Chrome […]

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Google One apps' backup feature is now free on Android, but who is going to use it?

Google revealed yesterday that it unlocked the backup feature of its Google One for Android application so that all Google customers may use the backup even if they have no Google One […]

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Google is now auto-deleting some activity, but it is not enough

Google CEO Sundar Pichai published an announcement on the company's official Safety and Security blog yesterday about privacy changes for some Google products. Google introduced options to auto-delete some activity that the […]

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Google Play Music is dead - YouTube Music Transfer tool released

Google announced the release of a new transfer tool to move the Google Play Music library to YouTube Music on Tuesday. Google Play Music customers may use the online tool to transfer […]

Refresh tabs automatically in Firefox and Chrome with Tab Reloader extension

Refresh tabs automatically in Firefox and Chrome with Tab Reloader

Waiting for an online sale or video stream to start, or an auction to end, but don't want to be constantly refreshing the tab? You can use a Firefox and Chrome extension […]

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It took Google three years to add Firefox, Edge and Opera support to Google Earth

When Google unveiled the new Google Earth back in 2017, it switched Google Earth from being a desktop application to a web application. The company made Google Earth Chrome-exclusive at the time […]

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Google updates its Terms of Service to include Chrome and Chrome OS

If you visit a Google website right now you will likely see a notification at the top stating that the company has changed its Terms of Service and that the new terms […]

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Google accidentally includes videos of other users in data exports

If you need another reason why it is wise not to put too much trust in "the cloud", this may be it. Google is mailing users of the company's Google Photos service […]

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Google Search displays icons now on results pages

If you are still using Google Search, you may have noticed that Google changed the design of the search results page by adding icons to results. Google does not make changes to […]

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Google shuts down its Cloud Print service after 10-year Beta

Google revealed plans to shut down Cloud Print, a cloud-based printing solution, at the end of 2020 permanently. The company launched Cloud Print back in 2010 as a solution to print from […]

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Google Password audits all your passwords to reveal weak, reused or compromised passwords

Google Password, an online service that stores passwords of user accounts, may now audit all stored passwords to reveal weak, reused or compromised passwords to the account owner. The company announced the […]

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Disable auto-invites to combat Google Calendar Spam

Google Calendar spam is not a new phenomenon; it has plagued Google Calendar users for years and spam seems to come and go in waves. Recently, users started to report an increase […]

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Not everyone likes the new Google Images preview format

More and more users of Google Images, the image search engine operated by Google, are switched over to a new display format and design. Google Images is a popular search engine to […]

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Any Google Photos media (photos, videos) you share becomes public

Google Photos is a popular photo hosting service and application that millions of people use on a daily basis. Part of its popularity comes from the fact that the service is deeply […]

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Google is recording and listening to customer voice interactions

Devices like Google Home, Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa have risen in popularity in recent years. Their main purpose is to make life easier for people, by answering questions or controlling certain […]

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Important Changes coming to Google Photos and Google Drive

Google revealed on June 12, 2019 that it plans to "simplify the experience across Drive and Photos" by disabling the automatic synchronization of photos and videos between Google Drive and Google Photos. […]

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How to delete your Google Web and App Activity automatically

Google customers may use a new setting to have their web and application activity deleted automatically. The new feature complements the existing options to pause the recording of web and app activity […]

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Google is about to change the account access permission workflow

Google plans to roll out a change soon that it says improves the privacy and security of Google customers when web applications request access to a user's account. Web applications may request […]

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Google's blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design

Another accidental oops by Google that affects a competing web browser in a negative way; this time, users of the new Microsoft Edge browser are affected and the Google site that kicks […]

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Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages

Google revealed a change to its mobile search results pages yesterday that is already being rolled out to all users of the search engine. Google Search is the world's most popular search […]

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Google rolls out auto-delete controls for Activity data that it collects

Google started the roll out of new privacy controls for its customers on May 1, 2019 that allow Google customers to configure auto-delete parameters for Activity data that Google collects. Customers may […]

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Google Images may soon feature "shoppable ads"

Google Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site. Advertisement may be displayed on Google Images […]

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Google is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface

Anyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away. Google does not mention a specific […]

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Google+ Shutdown Timeline for consumers

Google announced last year that it would shut down the company's social network Google+ for consumers but not for G Suite customers in 2019. A privacy issue with the potential to leak […]

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Google reveals timeline for Hangouts termination and migration

Rumors started to circulate in 2018 that Google planned to shut down its Hangouts service in the future to focus on other chat applications. Google did not deny the rumor but made […]

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Google Public DNS supports DNS-over-TLS: but you probably can't use it right now

Google revealed last week that it added support for the privacy feature DNS-over-TLS to  the company's public DNS service Google Public DNS. Google launched Google Public DNS in 2009 at a time […]

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Google launches "your related activity" mobile search feature

Google announced the rollout of a new mobile search feature called "your related activity" that lets users pick up where they stopped previously according to Google. The feature is being rolled out […]

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Google is flagging legitimate software as malicious

On November 29, 2018, some software developers started to notice that Google Safe Browsing was flagging their programs and sites as malicious. Google Safe Browsing is implemented natively in Google Chrome and […]


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