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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 Is Rewarding Users With In-App Items For Watching Ads
These days in-app purchases are a pretty common feature to see not just in games, but other apps as well where it could come in the form of unlocking additional features or purchasing a subscription to a service. These in-app items aren’t free, but if you’d rather not spend money on it, Google has a way.

Google Fixes Chrome Zero-Day Exploit, Update Your Browser Now
If you haven’t updated your Google Chrome browser yet, you will want to do so ASAP. This is because Google has recently issued an update to its Chrome browser where it patched a zero-day exploit. This is particularly urgent because according to Google, there is some evidence that malicious parties are actively exploiting it.

Second-Gen Google Glass Enterprise Edition Leaked
While the first-gen Google Glass wasn’t exactly a smashing success (perhaps it was too much ahead of its time), Google has since had some luck with Google Glass finding its way into the enterprise sector. In fact it appears that Google could be working on a second-gen Google Glass Enterprise Edition if the recent leaks are to be believed.

Gmail’s Smart Compose Now Available On All Android Devices
For the longest time ever, Smart Compose is a feature that can be found on Gmail on the desktop. For those unfamiliar, basically Smart Compose will help users complete sentences that they type in their email where Google will be able to make suggestions on how your sentence should be completed.

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Google Launches A Free App To Teach English To Kids
There are many languages spoken around the world, but if you are planning on doing business in the west, then there is a good chance that your business will be conducted in English. Since not all of us were brought up on English, this can be challenging for some, but Google seems to want to do their part.

Google Image Searches Get Shoppable Ads
Google is looking to encourage visitors to shop through its search results and it’s taking some inspiration from services like Instagram and Pinterest for this. Google has started testing shoppable ads in image searches. So if you’re looking at living room furnishing ideas in Google Images, you’ll be able to purchase a table or sofa by clicking on the shopping tag button.

Hangouts App For Wear OS Bites The Dust
Google has been gradually moving away from Hangouts over the past couple of years. It will be transitioning G Suite users from the classic Hangouts service this year. The same change would also be made for individual users after that. Hangouts continues its march towards its eventual demise as the Wear OS app now bites the dust.

Latest Essential Phone Update Adds Google’s Digital Wellbeing
It is only to the benefit of handset makers if you spend a lot of time on their devices. This means that you get more entrenched into their ecosystem, use their apps and services, and potentially makes you a loyal customer for life. However in more recent times, these companies have started to introduce features that actually try to discourage users from overusing their devices.

Latest Google Pixel 3 Update Will Fix The Phone’s Camera Issues
It is a pretty well-established fact that the Google Pixel 3’s camera has come a very long way from the early days of the Nexus and Pixel handsets. Whether or not it’s the best is debatable, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that it does a pretty damn good job (you can check out our review of the Pixel 3’s camera here). Unfortunately recently the camera has been acting […]

Google Refutes Report That They Are Still Working On A Censored Search Engine
Last year it was reported that Google was working on a special/customized version of its search engine designed specifically for the Chinese market. It would be a search engine that would censor certain topics in line with the Chinese government’s regulations. Given how big China’s market is, it wasn’t really a surprise to see Google want to make their way back in.

Google Duo Audio Calls Now Rolling Out To Google Home Devices
Google Duo is the company’s answer to video calls. Previously Google had largely relied on Hangouts for video and audio calls, but with Hangouts now focused more on enterprise users, those who wanted to make video or audio calls over the internet had to use Duo (as one of the many alternatives).

Google Maps Launches Complaint Form For Fraudulent Business Info
There are probably a good many of us who rely on Google Maps for information about a business, such as its location, opening hours, the type of business, phone number, and so on. More often than not, the information listed is usually pretty accurate, but sometimes the information can be wrong or outright fake.

‘Bug’ Caused Apple Music To Appear On Google Home’s App
The other day we reported that it looked as though Apple Music integration could soon be finding its way into Google Home. This is thanks to a sighting in the Google Home app in which it listed Apple Music as being available, although at that time it did not seem to work. This led to speculation that Apple Music could be coming soon to Google Home.

Google Docs Now Introducing Grammar Suggestions
Word processing applications such as Microsoft Word typically come with their own built-in grammar suggestion tools. This means that as you type, it will be able to pick up on any grammatical errors you might be making and suggest ways to correct it. Now it looks like that feature will be making its way onto Google Docs.