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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Google makes the new Google Earth Chrome exclusive

Google unveiled a redesigned version of Google Earth today which, unlike its predecessor, is a web application. While that sounds good on first glance, as you may run Google Earth now without […]

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Fix Google Drive: Sorry, you can't view or download this file error

Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time is an error message that you may get when you try to download files on Google Drive. The explanation for the […]

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Google Sign-In page gets new, unified design

Google plans to roll out a new unified design for its sign-in page soon that will have the same look and feel on all devices you use. Google changed the sign-in page […]

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Google Drive: annual payment discounts added

If you are a paying Google Drive customer you know that Google offered monthly payment options only up until now. The company is giving away 15 Gigabyte of storage to all its […]

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Google Trusted Contacts app for Android

Trusted Contacts is a new personal safety application for Android devices that allows others to find out your last known location. The main idea behind the app is to give one or […]

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Google's about to roll out invisible captchas

Google is about to roll out an updated version of the company's captcha protection that tries to determine whether a connection was made by a user or Mr. Roboto. Captchas are designed […]

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Google Translate switches to Neural Machine Translations

Google announced yesterday that it switched the algorithm that powers its Google Translate service to Neural Machine Translations for eight language pairs, promising that more will follow over time. Google Translate is […]

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Google Drive end of support for Windows XP and Vista

Google announced yesterday that its Google Drive software won't support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 anymore starting January 1, 2017. Google Drive is the company's official desktop program that […]

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Google intensifies tracking: check your private settings

Google made a significant change to the company's privacy policy recently which changes in a significant way how the company is tracking users on the Internet. Previously, the company kept its DoubleClick […]

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Google Translate neural translations promise better results

Google Translate is a widely used translation service by Google that is probably the most used translation service on the Web these days. Google states for instance that the system processes 18 […]

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YouTube Heroes: new volunteer program for YouTube

YouTube Heroes is a new volunteer program that Google just launched to make YouTube a friendlier place by reporting videos, sharing knowledge or adding subtitles to videos. YouTube is without the shadow […]

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Google Allo from a privacy point of view

Google started to roll out Allo, its second new messaging app released this year, yesterday. While the roll out is still going on, it is clear already that Google changed things around […]

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Google Drive Search and Docs improvements

Google just launched an update for Google Drive that improves the service's search capabilities with spelling correction and natural language processing. Google Drive's search functionality lacked in several ways up until now, […]

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Quick Look at Google Trips

Google Trips is a new vacation and trip planning and management application for Google Android and iOS devices. At first, I thought this was just another app that grabbed information from Gmail […]

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Chrome 56: HTTP sites marked as not secure

Google announced plans today to increase the pressure on sites not yet offering their content over secure https connections. Starting with Chrome 56 Stable, out January 2017, the company plans to list some […]

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Google does not give up: YouTube next 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 […]

Google is in a vicious build-retire cycle

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 […]

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Google to display new device sign-ins on Android

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 […]

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Google Maps' Wi-Fi Only Mode? Not 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? […]

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My Activity reveals how much Google knows about you

My Activity is a new, centralized service by Google that reveals how much Google knows about you as it displays the recorded Google activity history to you. Up until now, when you […]

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Get a Google prompt on your phone to sign in

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 […]

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Local Search Ads on Google Maps

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 […]

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Google launches another truckload of messaging apps

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 […]

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Google Spaces: yet another messaging product

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 […]

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Don't like YouTube's new format? Do This!

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 […]

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Google Drive gets 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, […]

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Nik Collection by Google is now free

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 […]

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Microsoft Edge: How to make Google play nice

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 […]

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Move your Google data to OneDrive or Dropbox directly

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, […]


Want to keep running Picasa? You Can!

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 […]

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Google will retire Picasa on May 1, 2016

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 […]

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Gmail's new security indicators

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 […]

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Grab 2GB of permanent Google storage by completing a Security Checkup

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 […]

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Deceptive Site Ahead: Google to warn about fake buttons

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 […]

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Privacy Checkup: review your Google privacy settings

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 […]

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Google accused of tracking Google Apps for Education students

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint with the FCC yesterday about Google "deceptively tracking students" that participate in Google's Apps for Education program. Google Apps for Education (Gafe) is a […]

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How to enable the new Google+ design

Google relaunched its social networking service Google+ on Tuesday by putting an emphasis on features that users of the service are interested in. Google removed several features from Google+ in the recent […]

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Edit your online visibility with Google About Me

Google's About Me page enables you to manage Google account information that are publicly available on the Internet. Whenever you create a social media account, and sometimes others as well, you expose […]

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Google Inbox will soon predict your replies by analyzing your emails

Google announced a new feature today that it is launching in Inbox by Gmail tomorrow that it calls Smart Reply. The feature is designed to predict replies to display those as options […]

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When sharing Google links, make sure you check the url for leaks first

Have you ever shared links to Google Search results before? If you have, you may have noticed that the url pointing to the search results page contains several other parameters besides the […]



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