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Google is an Internet Search company with profits mainly derived from its AdWords advertising program. Google is also known for other high-profile web-related products such as Chrome, GMail, Google Docs or Google Map, and it has also made a very successful entry into the mobile handset market with its Android mobile operating system. The company was created in 1998 and went public in 2004. Google is one of the most visited site in the world.

Google Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Stats
Everyday, the number of COVID-19 infections changes. Some places might look like they are handling things well, but all it takes is one infected person to infect a cluster of people, which in turn can lead to an even greater cluster and have a negative impact on the number of daily infections.

Google Will No Longer Let Developers Charge For Chrome Extensions
Chrome extensions are pretty useful as they bring added functionality that the browser by default does not. A lot of these extensions are free, but some require payment, but the semi-good news is that in a change to the Chrome Web Store, Google will no longer be allowing developers to charge for Chrome extensions.

Gmail Can Now Be Set As The Default Mail App On iOS
iOS 14 was made available to download last week. One of the new features of iOS is the ability to allow users to choose which apps they want to use as their default app, like browsers or email clients. For those who have been looking forward to the feature, you’ll be pleased that Google has finally updated its Gmail app to take advantage of that.

Google Drive Will Soon Start Emptying The Trash Automatically
In case you didn’t know, unless you were to manually empty the trash in Google Drive, your files are never truly deleted. The upside is that this makes it easier to retrieve documents you might have accidentally deleted or have had a change of heart, but we imagine that this might irk some users as well who prefer keeping their cloud storage neat.

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Google Introduces A Bunch Of New Hardware For Meetings
Google has plenty of smart home products when it comes to helping people stay in touch. This includes things like their Nest speakers and smart displays, just to name a few. However, it seems that Google is now branching out into enterprise hardware as the company has since unveiled the Google Series One meeting room kits.

Google Pixel 5 Will Be Announced September 30
When Google announced the Pixel 4a, they also announced that they would be launching both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 later on, but they did not state when this would happen. However, it seems that we now have a date to look forward to as Google has since confirmed that they would be hosting an event on the 30th of September.

Google Is Apparently Still Interested In Making Smart Glasses
When Google first unveiled the Google Glass, we were impressed. However, at that point in time, it seems that the world simply wasn’t quite ready for smart glasses technology and it was met with huge backlash from privacy advocates. We’re not sure fast forward to today if the world is ready, but it seems that Google hasn’t quite given up on the technology yet.

Apple Will Finally Allow Game Streaming Services To Run On iOS...With A Catch
A couple of years ago, Valve attempted to launch its Steam Link app on the iPhone, but it was rejected. For those who are unfamiliar, Steam Link was basically a game streaming app that allowed gamers to stream Steam games from their accounts to their mobile devices. Apple cited App Store guideline violations as a reason why they rejected the app.

Check Out This Native Gmail Client For Mac
Apple’s native mail client is far from ideal. The company has made changes and improvements over the years, but admittedly it is far from being the perfect email client, which is why many other third-party email clients continue to exist and are popular choices for Apple’s macOS platform.

Google Maps Is Now Available On The Apple Watch (Again)
Earlier last month, Google announced that they would be bringing its Google Maps app back onto the Apple Watch. For those who were excited by the news and have been looking forward to it, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google Maps is now available (again) for the Apple Watch in the latest update to the app.

You Can Now Send Waze Directions From The Web To Your Smartphone
So you’re on the web looking up directions on how to get to your destination, and now that you found it, you want to send those directions to your phone. If you use Google Maps, it’s not that hard, but what if you prefer using a different navigation app such as Waze? If you’re a Waze user, then you’re in luck.

Android 11 Is Here! Rolling Out To Pixel Phones
If you’ve been looking forward to the changes and improvements and new features of Android 11, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has since officially released the latest update to their Android operating system. Naturally, the update is expected to find its way to Google’s Pixel handsets first, but hopefully it won’t take too long before it rolls out to other devices.

Money-Stealing Malware Found Preloaded On Cheap Android Phones
There are plenty of markets around the world that might not have a population that’s willing to shell out $1,000 for a smartphone. This is why there are companies that purely make cheap Android phones to sell to the masses. Obviously there are compromises when you make a cheap phone, such as using less premium materials or using lower-end hardware.

Your Chrome Tabs Just Got A Lot More Organized
Earlier this year it was reported that Google would soon be introducing a new feature to Chrome in the form of better tab management. For those who have been looking forward to it, you’ll be pleased to learn that the feature is now being actively rolled out to Chrome users who have the latest update installed.