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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 docs

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 European post-socialist parties that he stored on Google Drive. Tfw your finalizing a piece on E. Europe post-socialist parties in Google Drive and […]


google 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 to users regardless of top level domain they have accessed. Google served country-specific content previously if a user from, say Canada, accessed Google's […]


youtube autoplay

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 the Home screen. Android Central reports that Google runs an autoplaying videos test currently in the YouTube application for Android. Videos play without […]


google finance portfolio

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 as part of that process. Google states on a support page that highlights the deprecation of the feature that it wants to make […]


google drive retired

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 currently may continue to do so, but the software will no longer be supported from December 11th, 2017 on, and will be shut […]


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 "give them the flexibility and control to keep their employees connected". Chrome Enterprise offers a host of features, including access to enterprise app […]


google app autoplay

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 app and Chrome users on Android in the coming weeks. The company tested the change on a subset of users in previous months; […]


google search lite

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 the same way as other beta releases of applications. Designed to be faster, less hardware hungry and to use less data, Google Search […]


google instant search

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 results page to the user during the process of typing the actual search phrase the user was interested in. In best case, it […]


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 […]