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Computing, Software & Applications

Google brings locking Incognito tabs on Chrome for Android

January 27, 2023

Via: GSMArena.com

Google shared some tips on staying safe on Chrome for Data Privacy Day, which is tomorrow, January 28. It also revealed Chrome for Android is getting a new feature, allowing you to lock Incognito tabs when you leave the app. […]


Computing, Software & Applications

New Google V8 API bridges WebAssembly and asynchronous web

January 23, 2023

Via: Info World

The developers of Google’s V8 JavaScript/WebAssembly engine have introduced the JavaScript Promise Integration (JSPI) API, allowing WebAssembly applications that assume access to external functionality is synchronous to smoothly function in asynchronous environments. Currently in an experimental stage, JSPI should not […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google Photos app might always show RAW images in main Photos view

January 20, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Hidden code discovered by 9to5Google in the latest version of the Google Photos app (version 6.20) reveals a possible change to the app that will always show RAW photos in the main feed no matter how the Backup toggle is […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Android 13 reaches five percent of Android devices in five months

January 20, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Google’s latest chart showing the distribution of Android versions across devices is the first since it released Android 13 last August. The company’s latest mobile operating system is already on just over five percent of Android phones. Version 12 also […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Mozilla confirms it won’t cripple Manifest V2 ad blockers in Firefox

January 18, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Mozilla has released the latest version of its Firefox web browser, explaining that its users will not experience any limitation to extension capabilities like the ones being introduced in Chrome. The open source foundation is indeed embracing the much debated […]


Computing, Software & Applications

This Google Chrome security flaw could affect billions of users

January 12, 2023

Via: Techradar

Google Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers(opens in new tab) have been found carrying a high-severity vulnerability that allowed threat actors to steal people’s sensitive files, including the contents of their cryptocurrency wallets, and login credentials. Cybersecurity experts from Imperva found […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google Maps’ turn-by-turn navigation on Wear OS now works without a phone

January 6, 2023

Via: The Verge

Google Maps on Wear OS is getting a big navigation upgrade. On Thursday, Google announced that you can now get turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps on internet-connected Wear OS watches without a smartphone (via Droid Life). That means if you’re […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google is already pushing first beta of Android 13 QPR 2

December 13, 2022

Via: GSMArena.com

Google posted on its Android Developers platform the first beta of QPR2 (Quarterly Platform Release 2), an Android update for Pixel devices. It upgrades over the QPR1 and brings a handful of refinements, such as bug fixes, and improvements to […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s latest Chrome browser modes can boost battery life and free up memory

December 8, 2022

Via: The Verge

Google’s Chrome desktop web browser has two new performance modes — Memory Saver and Energy Saver — available starting today. The new modes allow users to reduce Chrome’s memory usage by up to 30 percent and extend battery life when […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Google’s security team says companies need to get better at patching Android

November 29, 2022

Via: Techradar

Google is warning that Android smartphone manufacturers need to get better at patching their devices. In a blog post(opens in new tab) published by Google’s cybersecurity arm, Project Zero, the researchers explain how Android’s biggest strength – the decentralization if […]


Hacking, Security

Google is going after scammers that prey on small businesses

November 29, 2022

Via: Mashable

Today, Google announced a lawsuit against scams targeting small businesses. Scammers have been impersonating Google and charging a fee to set up a Business Profile — a free tool offered by Google that enables businesses to show up in search […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Samsung, Google reportedly team up on new chipset for future Galaxy S models

November 17, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

Some interesting news has been shared on Twitter by a subscriber who goes by the name of Connor (@OreXda). If Connor is correct, Samsung has been working with Google’s Tensor team and with AMD’s graphics crew to create a new […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

New Google Lens update makes it easier than ever to indulge your food cravings

November 17, 2022

Via: Techradar

Google’s engineers must’ve been hungry when designing these latest updates, as Google Lens is getting a feast of new features that make it easier to find delicious-looking food. Google Lens is Google’s picture-based search tool that allows you to use […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Google Cloud just backed one of the biggest blockchain firms around

November 7, 2022

Via: Techradar

Google Cloud has announced it is now running a Solana validator in a move that sees the company strengthen its commitment to blockchain even further. A tweet(opens in new tab) on the official Google Cloud account jovially asked Solana Labs […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google to add extremely useful package tracking feature to the Gmail app

November 3, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

If your Gmail inbox is full of orders and shipping notices during the holiday shopping season, you’ll be thrilled by the news that Google posted on its blog on Wednesday. The company, always looking out for ways to help consumers […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google Assistant launches parental controls and kid-friendly updates

November 2, 2022

Via: Mashable

Kids, parents, and Google Assistant users near and far now have access to a childhood-adapted virtual assistant experience, as Google launches new Google Assistant tools. The latest virtual assistant update, released on Nov. 2, includes safety features and customization updates […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Google: Tensor is made to support useful AI features, not win benchmark battles

October 28, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

There is a tendency among phone enthusiasts and yes, even us in the media, to make too big a deal about benchmark scores as though they were points on a scoreboard indicating a winner and a loser. As a result, […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google rolls out new search features to Gmail and Chat

October 21, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

Google is rolling out a few new features to its Gmail and Chat apps that, according to the company, will help you find more accurate and customized search suggestions and results. Search suggestions in Google Chat Google Search usually displays […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google Assistant is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with new features

October 20, 2022

Via: Mashable

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout October, Google is building features directly into Google Assistant with the aim of encouraging people to test early and be well-equipped with relevant information. Revealed in a blog post by […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google unveils Android 13 (Go edition): More than just the basics

October 20, 2022

Via: PhoneArena

Android Go’s story starts five years ago when Google announced Android Oreo (Go edition) with the release of Android 8.1. It was a new operation system specifically designed to run on the most affordable Android smartphones available on the market. […]