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Google Play Store Get Android Instant Apps With Try It Now Button

Android Instant Apps are finally making their way to users on the Google Play store listings through a Try It Now button. The company confirmed...

Android Instant Apps are finally making their way to users on the Google Play store listings through a Try It Now button. The company confirmed the integration on Thursday and also announced several updates to the Google Play store. For the uninitiated, Android Instant Apps lets users access apps from search, social media, messaging, and other deep links without...
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Google upgrade two-factor authentication tool after high-profile hacks

Google plans on upgrading its two-factor authentication tool with an improved, physical security measure aimed at protecting high-profile users from politically motivated cyberattacks, according to a...

Google plans on upgrading its two-factor authentication tool with an improved, physical security measure aimed at protecting high-profile users from politically motivated cyberattacks, according to a report from Bloomberg. The new service, to be called Advanced Protection Program and potentially slated to launch next month, will trade out the standard authentication process for services like Gmail and...
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Meet Google’s Latest OS Android 8.0 Oreo

Google typically lifts up the veil on the newest update of Android by offering Developer Preview builds. But the I/O announcement is more focused towards...

Google typically lifts up the veil on the newest update of Android by offering Developer Preview builds. But the I/O announcement is more focused towards developers than end-users, so Google prefers keeping the name and version number of the latest OS a secret until it is ready with a more polished and stable product that...
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Google is rolling out the tabbed Google app interface to more users

It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. Google announced at the end of 2016 that it would start rolling out a tabbed Google...

It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. Google announced at the end of 2016 that it would start rolling out a tabbed Google app interface – one tab for your feed (previously known as Google Now), and the other for reminders/emails/etc. But then Google only enabled it for a small amount of users, and left...
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Google Reportedly Developing “ STAMPS ” Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

News and informative content have greatly benefited from the internet’s multimedia revolution, as articles, listicles and infotainment are increasingly arriving to our screens in video...

News and informative content have greatly benefited from the internet’s multimedia revolution, as articles, listicles and infotainment are increasingly arriving to our screens in video form in order to be distributed in Social Media and instant messaging platforms. There is no shortage of ways to arrive to such content, but it seems Google is planning...
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Google’s new personalized Feed starts rolling out with new home button in search results and bottom tabs

Google‘s been all over the place with its server-side rollouts in the Google app lately. Some people are seeing two tabs, some are seeing three, and...

Google‘s been all over the place with its server-side rollouts in the Google app lately. Some people are seeing two tabs, some are seeing three, and some four. It’s totally bizarre, but that’s Google for you. Following the announcement of the upcoming, more personalized Google Feed several days ago, we’re now seeing it materialize, and the home button...
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Google is testing a translucent Google Feed page on the Pixel Launcher

Google has been tweaking the Google Feed (previously known as Google Now) page quite a bit recently. They started rolling out a dual-tabbed interface in...

Google has been tweaking the Google Feed (previously known as Google Now) page quite a bit recently. They started rolling out a dual-tabbed interface in December, but seemingly stopped shortly after. Last month, a new transparent Google Now pane appeared for one user, and now a modified version has showed up. The new design has...
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Google’s updated Drive client for Windows and Mac delayed

Three weeks ago, Google unveiled an updated version of the Google Drive sync application for Windows and Mac, simply called “Backup & Sync.” We actually first saw...

Three weeks ago, Google unveiled an updated version of the Google Drive sync application for Windows and Mac, simply called “Backup & Sync.” We actually first saw it back in March, when an unfinished version was accidentally pushed to Windows users. Not only is it better-looking (and hopefully less buggy), it also features some level of integration with...
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Google rolls out a new “Remove, report, and ban” option for G+ community moderators

In light of the spam issue on its social networking platform, Google has announced that it’s rolling out a new tool for community moderators. Dubbed...

In light of the spam issue on its social networking platform, Google has announced that it’s rolling out a new tool for community moderators. Dubbed “Remove, report, and ban,” the company hopes that this will help to curb the swill problem on Google+. Carter Gibson, the Program Manager for Google+, announced the new option for...
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Google Hit With Record $2.7bn EU Fine Over Shopping Search Results

Google has been fined a record-breaking €2.42bn ($2.72bn) for breaching European Union antitrust rules by abusing its market dominance as a search engine to give...

Google has been fined a record-breaking €2.42bn ($2.72bn) for breaching European Union antitrust rules by abusing its market dominance as a search engine to give an illegal advantage to its own shopping service. The European Commission has told Google that it must end its anticompetitive conduct within 90 days or its parent-company Alphabet will face...
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Google Gmail resolves to stop reading your email

Today Google made an announcement on their blog in which they expressed a desire to “more closely align” their efforts on the consumer side of...

Today Google made an announcement on their blog in which they expressed a desire to “more closely align” their efforts on the consumer side of Gmail with G Suite’s Gmail. It might sound humdrum, but it’s a biggie. That’s because Google wants to bring the two more closely together by taking a page from G...
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Google launches Funding Choices, a way for users to pay sites to hide ads

You may recall Google Contributor, which was a service by Google that allowed users to pay a monthly contribution to see fewer ads online. Your money...

You may recall Google Contributor, which was a service by Google that allowed users to pay a monthly contribution to see fewer ads online. Your money would directly substitute the money earned by the site for advertisements. Contributor was discontinued in late 2016, with Google saying that an improved version would become available in “early 2017.” Today,...
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New verified ‘Fact Check’ tool added to news and search results

Google Fact Check Tool Sadly, we live in a day and age where fake news is an increasing trend that’s arguably generated for political gains...

Google Fact Check Tool Sadly, we live in a day and age where fake news is an increasing trend that’s arguably generated for political gains and monetary benefits. Facebook and Google have come under the scanner recently for propagating fake news, and the search giant has taken a small step forward towards combating this issue....
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Multi-user voice recognition is rolling out to Google Home

Bringing Google Assistant out of the phone and dropping it into Google Home comes with some difficulties. Not the least of which is, how do...

Bringing Google Assistant out of the phone and dropping it into Google Home comes with some difficulties. Not the least of which is, how do you handle personal account preferences and data when Google Home is available to everyone in the house? Until now the solution has been “don’t.” Starting today, you can register multiple...
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