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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 Updates its WiFi Routers With Better Internet Optimization
Internet speeds can vary due to a lot of reasons. For example, someone in your home could be hogging the bandwidth which could slow down your speeds. It could also be due to you being in an area of the home with bad coverage, which can also impact your speeds. Then there could also be issues with your ISP that could also have a negative effect.

Google Duo For The Web Now Supports Group Calls For Up To 32 People
Google Duo has been around for a while now, but due to the pandemic, they are no doubt seeing an increase in usage where people working and studying from home are making more video calls than ever. The good news for those who use Duo is that if you prefer using the web version of the platform, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has since increased the number of […]

Chrome OS Will Soon Be Able To Run Windows Applications
Google’s Chrome OS platform runs either apps designed for Chrome OS, or in recent years, even Android apps. However, the good news for Chrome OS users is that in the future, you will soon be able to run Windows applications on Chrome OS. This is thanks to a partnership between Google and Parallels.

Google Testing Hiding Website Addresses In Chrome’s URL Bar
Want to know that the website you’re currently visiting is the correct one? One way to check would be its URL, where if you’re visiting a website that proclaims to be your bank’s website but displays a different address, then you know something could be wrong. However, for some reason, Google wants to mess around with that notion.

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Google Reportedly Looking To Launch A New Nest-Branded Smart Speaker
Ever since Google acquired Nest, the company has been slowly rebranding some of its products with the Nest brand. For example, we’ve seen the company launch the Nest WiFi which effectively replaces the Google WiFi mesh router system, and we’ve also seen Google rebrand some of their Google Home lineup.

Android 11 Will Lift 4GB Cap On Video Recordings
Back in the early days of the smartphone, we would see phones launch with 16GB of storage which is paltry by today’s standards. This is because display resolutions were low, meaning that apps would not require hi-def assets. Our cameras were also pretty low quality back then too, which meant that photos and videos wouldn’t necessarily take up too much space.

Files By Google Will Be Getting A Password Protected ‘Safe’ Folder
If you use Files by Google to store and manage your files, then you might be interested to learn that Google could soon be introducing a way for you to better protect certain files from prying eyes. This is according to an APK teardown by 9to5Google in which they found evidence to suggest that there could soon be a password protected “Safe” folder.

Android 11 Beta Is Now Available For Download
This year, Google is expected to release a new major Android update. Given that last year saw Android 10 released, this means that this year will be Android 11. For those who are curious as to what the update could be bringing to the table, you will be pleased to learn that Google has since announced that the Android 11 beta is now available for download.

Google Meet’s AI-Powered Noise-Cancelling Feature Is Rolling Out To Users
The problem with a lot of home studio setups is that generally speaking, they’re not exactly designed to produce recording studio-like audio quality and clarity. A lot of times, the microphones we use, especially those built into our laptops and webcams, pick up background noise fairly easily.

Google Duo Now Lets You Join Group Video Calls With A Link
If there was ever a reason why Zoom rose so quickly in terms of popularity, it is because of the ease of joining group video calls. Instead of requiring users to register an account, basically Zoom hosts could send participants a link and they could click on it and join the video call as a guest.

Google Search Will Now Highlight In Webpages What You Were Searching For
When you search for something on Google, Google will then try to comb through websites and look for words or phrases that are related to your search query. However, when you go to the website, it might be a bit hard to find that specific passage you were looking for, but that will soon change.

Facebook Now Lets All Users Export Photos To Google Photos
Last year, Facebook announced that they would be launching a new tool that would allow users to export their Facebook photos to Google Photos. The feature certainly took a while to roll out to users, but the good news is that if you’ve been eagerly anticipating this feature, Facebook has confirmed that the export tool is now available to users globally.

Google Is Working On A Fix For The ‘Cursed’ Wallpaper Bug
The other day, we reported that an image had been making its rounds. By all accounts, looks like a regular wallpaper, but what makes it different is the fact that it is “cursed” in which when an Android phone sets it as their wallpaper, it would cause their devices to crash. In some instances, it can go further by bricking devices.

Google Hit With $5 Billion Lawsuit Over Tracking Chrome Users In Incognito Mode
Google Chrome has an incognito mode in which it is designed to offer users a greater degree of privacy. However, back in 2018, it was discovered that Google’s incognito mode isn’t as private as one might think and that it actually tracks users to a certain degree by logging their activities. Google later made an update to correct that.