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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 backup and sync

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 provided for these tasks. Downloads are available on Google Drive and Google Photos; I could not get the download to start on Google […]


wikipedia current events

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 service, Google has not received only love for the change but also criticism. While mobile users seem to be fine with Google News […]


google photos share your library

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 Google revealed earlier this year during the Google I/O conference. It is designed to give users of Google Photos an option to share […]


google news whitespace

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 a "clean and uncluttered look", that the new card format is "easier to browse", and that the new layout focuses on "key elements" […]


google personal search

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 news to search users that the company believes users wants. What this means is that you are more likely to get results and […]


suggested sharing google

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 and Shared Libraries for instance. Suggested Sharing is a new feature that suggests contacts to share photos with based on who is on […]


open in docs

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 phishing that targeted Google users. Just to refresh your memory on that: Gmail users started to get emails in which they were notified […]


new google earth

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 having to install software or an application first, the new version is limited to Google Chrome currently on the desktop. The desktop version […]


google new sign in

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 several times throughout the years. The last change of the sign-in page dates back to 2015 which Google announced in pretty much the […]


google drive storage annual payment

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 users, but requires you to pay a subscription fee if you require more than that amount of data storage. The storage is shared […]


google trusted contacts

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 more contacts the status of trusted contact. These can be family members, close friends, parents, or your spouse. Once you have given someone […]


google invisible recaptcha

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 to separate between humans and bots. While sites may want to allow entrance to all human visitors, they may not be as forthcoming […]


neutral network translation google

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 a useful translation service that is built-in to Google Chrome but also available as a web service and as mobile apps. This first […]


google drive support xp vista end

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 enables Google users to manage and sync files between their devices and the Google cloud. Today, we’re announcing that on January 1, 2017 […]


google tracking privacy

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 advertising engine apart from its core user services such as Gmail, Search or YouTube. While users could give Google consent to use the […]