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Apps & OS, Mobile

YouTube Create mobile app expands to more countries making video creation easier

February 28, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Google launched the YouTube Create app last year in order to provide content creators with an easy way to record, edit, and add effects to their videos right from their mobile devices. The app initially launched in beta and was […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Another app joins Google’s graveyard: Google Pay shutting down in June

February 22, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Google has a long history of killing and rebranding services, and their payment offerings are no exception. In a move to simplify the company’s product lineup, Google has announced that it will be sunsetting the dedicated Google Pay app in […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Graal Cloud Native adds Google Cloud Platform support

February 20, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Oracle has introduced Graal Cloud Native 4.2.1, a curated, Oracle-supported build of the open source Micronaut framework, which provides a full-stack JVM platform for developing modular microservices and serverless applications. Graal Cloud Native 4.2.1 was unveiled January 30. Offering out-of-the-box […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Gemini 1.5 is Google’s next-gen AI model — and it’s already almost ready

February 15, 2024

Via: The Verge

Barely two months after launching Gemini, the large language model Google hopes will bring it to the top of the AI industry, the company is already announcing its successor. Google is launching Gemini 1.5 today and making it available to […]


Computing, Software & Applications

New, useful feature for the Google Photos app is rolling out now

January 25, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Android and iOS users of the Google Photos app are receiving a new feature called Photo Stacks. According to a tweet from Artem Russakovski (via Forbes), you’ll know when Photo Stacks has been added to your phone. That’s because you […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google’s next AI update for Gmail could let you ask it to write emails with your voice

January 23, 2024

Via: Techradar

If composing the perfect email isn’t your forte, help could be on the way from Google, in the shape of a new AI voice feature for Gmail that’s set to make drafting emails less of a chore for Android users. […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Google removes 17 features from Google Assistant

January 11, 2024

Via: The Verge

Several “underutilized” Google Assistant features will soon be joining the infamous Google graveyard — such as the ability to use your voice to send an email, video, or audio messages — as the search giant introduces changes it says will […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Chrome incognito mode not so private: Google to settle in class-action lawsuit

December 29, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Florida resident William Byatt and California residents Chasom Brown and Maria Nguyen filed the lawsuit, writes Ars Technica. It accuses Google of violating wiretap laws and claims that sites using Google Analytics or Ad Manager collected information from browsers in […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google Messages may soon allow you to edit sent messages

December 11, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Google Messages has been receiving a flurry of new features lately, making it more competitive with other famous messaging apps. The latest update includes photomoji, screen effects, noise cancellation for audio messages, and animated stickers. These features are currently available […]


Computing, Software & Applications

A Gmail outage is delaying emails

November 30, 2023

Via: The Verge

Gmail experienced some issues with delayed emails for a few hours on Thursday. At 12:31PM ET, Google wrote on Gmail’s Workspace Status Dashboard that “customers impacted by this issue may see delay in sending the emails,” but at 5:03PM ET, […]


Hacking, Security

Beware: Malicious Google Ads Trick WinSCP Users into Installing Malware

November 17, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors are leveraging manipulated search results and bogus Google ads that trick users who are looking to download legitimate software such as WinSCP into installing malware instead. Cybersecurity company Securonix is tracking the ongoing activity under the name SEO#LURKER. […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Under oath, employee reveals that Google spends billions so Android can compete with iOS

November 10, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

One of the subjects that the U.S. v. Google antitrust trial has focused on is the billions of dollars in search revenue sharing that Google pays out to various Android phone manufacturers and wireless carriers. All of that money is […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Gmail accounts inactive for two years are about to be deleted by Google

November 8, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

You might recall that back in May, Google said that Gmail accounts that have been inactive for two years would face deletion and get wiped off the face of this earth. Before making this announcement, Google used to erase the […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

New Google Chrome feature ends the thumb-stretching madness — but it’s only for iPhone

November 1, 2023

Via: Mashable

Google added a new feature to Chrome that is reminiscent of Safari’s current design. You can now move the address bar to the bottom of the screen. This means you no longer have to stretch your thumbs to reach the […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google will require Android apps to better moderate AI-generated content

October 25, 2023

Via: The Verge

With generative AI exploding everywhere, Google will start requiring that Android apps include a way to report offensive AI-generated content and follow new moderation rules around what kind of AI content is acceptable. Apps using AI-generated content will be required […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

You can now have custom action buttons on Wear OS with a new Google Assistant tile

October 19, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

You can now have custom action buttons on your smartwatch with a new Google Assistant tile that is rolling out to Wear OS. The tile can be set up as a shortcut to do pretty much any action the Google […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Your Google homepage may look different on desktop soon

October 13, 2023

Via: Mashable

Google confirmed with The Verge that it’s testing a new personalized Discover feed for Google.com users. MSPowerUser spotted the change, reporting that a select number of users are seeing a Discover Feed — filled with personalized suggestions based on their […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

You can now troubleshoot battery and network issues on the Google Pixel 8 series via a new app

October 12, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Google is rolling out a new Pixel Troubleshooting app that can help you identify and fix battery and network problems on your phone. The app is only available on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro for now, but Google […]


Editorial

AI and Search Engines: Could Google Penalize AI-Generated Content?

September 29, 2023

Via: Natalie Dunn

ChatGPT’s popularity has brought to attention the incredible evolution of chatbots. But this evolution also means we are using them on an ever larger scale in content creation. Naturally, a question arises: Do search engines penalize AI-generated content? What Is […]


Internet, Social Networking

TikTok is testing Google results in its search pages

September 21, 2023

Via: The Verge

TikTok search results pages could soon have a link to Google results. A feature spotted by app researcher Radu Oncescu shows the TikTok search results page including a link to search Google for the same query (via Insider). In another […]