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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.

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Study: Google puts logged out users in a filter bubble, too

Search engine DuckDuckGo published the findings of an experiment that it conducted earlier this year on the company's Spread Privacy website. The company wanted to to determine whether Google Search, the world's […]

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Google is shutting down its Allo messaging service

Google revealed yesterday that it will shut down Allo, a messaging service that it launched in September 2016 alongside Duo, a video messaging service. Allo users can use the application until March […]

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Rumor: Google to shut down Hangouts in 2020

A report by 9to5Google suggests that Google plans to shut down the consumer version of Google Hangouts in 2020. Google has not officially confirmed or denied the rumor, and the site cites […]

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Google removes SMS notifications from Google Calendar

Google customers who use the SMS functionality of Google Calendar will have it replaced with notifications or emails in January 2019. Google published information about the change on the official G suites […]

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Say goodbye to the old Google Contacts interface

Google announced yesterday that it will shut down the old (classic) Google Contacts interface on February 12, 2019. Google customers who are still using the old interface on that day will be […]

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Google sign-ins will require JavaScript soon

Google users who have disabled JavaScript in the browsers that they are using to browse the Internet won't be able to sign-in to their Google accounts anymore soon unless they enable JavaScript […]

Google reCAPTCHA v3 without user interaction launches

Google unveiled a new version of the company's reCAPTCHA service yesterday that aims to make the service more user friendly and provide webmasters with better options when it comes to dealing with […]

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Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google launched an update today that make sit easier for Google users to delete the search history. The company records search activity for signed-in users and associates it with a user's account. […]

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Did Google just release Google Photos for Windows 10?

A search for Google products on the official Microsoft Store returns only a few hits. There is Google, a search app for mobile devices or YouTube for Xbox One but the apps […]

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Google promises tighter and better privacy controls

Google announced plans yesterday to improve privacy for customers on Android, Gmail, and other services and apps that make use of Google account data. The company published findings of an internal project […]

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Google to shut down Google+

Google just announced that it will sunset the company's social networking service Google+ for consumers in the coming 10 month period. Google+ was Google's last attempt at creating a Facebook competitor that […]

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Google may track your location even if you disable Location tracking

The Location feature that Google built-into the Android operating system and some of its applications power location-based services such as Google Maps and provide Google with information about a customer's whereabouts. The […]

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Google making YouTube slower for non-Chromium browsers?

If you use Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox to access YouTube to stream videos, read comments, or interact with the site in other ways, you may have noticed that the site is […]

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Google will change the login prompt this month

Google plans to roll out a change to the company's login prompt this month that changes the design but not the functionality of the prompt. While the redesign is not major by […]

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Google News update launched and users are in uproar

Google began to roll out an update to Google News, the company's news site on the Web  yesterday following releases of the updated Google News application for Android and iOS. The new […]

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Google Drive changes: Google One and price drops

Google unveiled Google One, an upgrade for the company's paid consumer storage plans, yesterday. Google One provides paying Google customers with access to storage plans ranging from 100 Gigabytes to 30 Terabyte, […]

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Google shuts down Google URL Shortener goo.gl

Google announced plans on Friday to shut down the company's URL shortening service Goo.gl starting April 13, 2018. Google won't change or disable existing links; all existing links will continue to redirect […]

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How to get Google Search results in a different language

When you run searches on Google Search, results are returned based on your location and not necessarily on the query or language you used to type the search phrase. If you are […]

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View Image for Google Images extension for Firefox and Chrome

View Image is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that adds a "view image" button to Google Images so that users can click on it to display the image […]

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Google may remove View Image button on Google Images

Getty Images announced today that it has come to an agreement with Google that includes a global licensing partnership between the two companies and accompanying changes to Google Images. If you search […]

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Google's Location History tracking is creepier than thought

Research by online magazine Quartz suggests that Android's Location History feature tracks more data than initially thought. Location History "helps you get better results and recommendations on Google products" according to Google. […]

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Google gives users greater control over reminder ads, but is it enough?

Google product manager Jon Krafcik announced changes to the company's handling of reminder ads, an advertisement that follows users around, yesterday. Reminder ads are those ads that follow you around when and […]

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Google Plus has a massive spam problem

Remember Google Plus? Google's answer to Facebook that did not really meet the company's expectation even after forcing most sites and websites to integrate it in their sites? I use Google Plus […]

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Use Google Maps Go as a lightweight alternative to Google Maps

Google unveiled Android Go some time ago. Android Go is an optimized version of Android designed specifically for low-end devices and infrastructure. As is the case with these "lite" versions, they are […]

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People report that Google removes documents from Google Docs for TOS violations

Some users on Twitter report that Google removed some of their documents on Google Docs for Terms of Service violations. Bhaskar Sunkara for instance wrote that Google removed his document on Eastern […]

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Google feeds users local results in Maps and Search

Google announced a change yesterday that affects which version of the company's Maps and Search services users get. The change affects mobile and desktop searches and Maps access, and returns local results […]

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Google tests autoplaying videos on YouTube for Android

If you use the official YouTube application on an Android device, you may have noticed that videos start to play automatically when you open the application or browse the video selection on […]

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Google Finance: portfolio feature will be retired in November 2017

Google announced today that it will retire the portfolio feature of Google Finance in mid-November 2017. The company creates an updated version of Google Finance currently, and will remove the portfolio feature […]

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Google retires Google Drive software

Google will retire the company's Google Drive software, a client used to sync files between local devices and Google's cloud, on March 12th, 2018 for all customers. Customers who run Google Drive […]

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Google launches Chrome Enterprise

David Karam, Google Chrome Enterprise product manager announced yesterday on Google's The Keyword blog the launch of Chrome Enterprise. Chrome Enterprise is designed to be a "single, cost-effective solution" for organizations to […]

Google rolls out autoplaying videos on Android

Google announced on August 18, 2017 that company engineers enabled autoplaying videos in Google Search results in Chrome and the Google application for Android. The feature will roll out to all Google […]

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Google Search Lite for Android

Google launched Google Search Lite, a less-heavy version of Google Search for Android in select regions of the world yesterday. The new application is marked as experimental when installed, so handle it […]

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Google moves Instant Search to the retirement home

When Google launched Google Instant Search back in 2010, the company called it a fundamental shift in search that would save searchers time when running searches on Google. Instant Search displayed search […]

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Google Backup and Sync is here: let's take a look

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application. The new client replaces the old clients that Google […]

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Google News Alternatives

Google launched a new design for the company's Google News service recently which Google stated was a long overdue modernization of it. As is the case with most fundamental changes to a […]

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Google Photos: Share Your Library explained

Google Photos new Share Your Library feature is currently being rolled out to Google Photos on the Web and mobile devices. Share Your Library is a new feature of Google Photos that […]

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Google News redesign: whitespace and scrolling galore on desktop

Google News for the desktop has been redesigned by Google to make the desktop version of the service "more accessible and easier to navigate". Google notes that the new user interface has […]

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Google Search gets Personal (option)

Google launched a new Google Search feature recently that makes search even more personal than it already is with a new personal option. Google introduced the filter bubble years ago which delivers […]

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Google announces creepy/useful features

Creepy? Useful? Both? Google announced a slew of new features coming to Google Photos, Gmail and other company products designed to make life just a tad easier. Google Photos got Suggested Sharing […]

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Fell Prey to Google Docs phishing scam? Do this

Yesterday was not a good day for Google. First the Google Drive outage that prevented many Google users from accessing data on the popular file hosting service, and then a new sophisticated […]


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