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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 Reportedly Working On Standalone AR Headset
Google’s attempt at creating augmented reality headsets is particularly well-documented. One of those attempts is the Google Glass which unfortunately never made it to the commercial stage. However it seems that Google could be making another attempt, according to a report from WinFuture.de.

Google Encourages Developers To Make Apps & Websites More Accessible
It is easy for companies to try to aim their products and services at the majority, which means that in some cases, the minority will be left out. An example would be accessibility, where sometimes companies design products for those who are able-bodied, leaving those who are handicapped out.

Google to Phase Out ‘Secure’ Badge In Chrome’s Address Bar
A couple of years ago, to help encourage websites to adopt HTTPS, they started to mark websites on Chrome with “Secure” badges in the address bar (see screenshot above). This let users know if a website was using HTTPS or not, but fast forward a few years later, Google thinks that those badges are no longer needed.

Chrome 66 Autoplay Changes Partially Rolled Back
Google rolled out Chrome 66 earlier this month and it brought new autoplay blocking functionality to the world’s most popular web browser. The new autoplay rules blocked audio that played on its own as soon as the user opened a website, however, this change broke countless online games and apps that used autoplaying content for legitimate purposes. In response to their complaints, Google has announced that some of those changes […]

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Google Introduces New Ways To Control The Pixel Buds
Last year Google launched the Pixel Buds, the company’s answer to the increasingly popular style of wireless headphones (or earbuds to be more accurate). Just like we’ve seen in other wireless earbuds, gesture control is one of the ways that users can interact with the devices, but now it looks like Google is introducing more commands.

Revamped Google News Now Available On iOS
Ahead of Google I/O 2018, it was rumored that Google could be looking to revamp Google News with a brand new design. Sure enough the rumors were true as Google did unveil a revamped Google News. For those who are looking to start exploring the new design, you’ll be pleased to learn that it is now available on iOS.

Google WiFi Will Now Show Which Devices Have Poor Connections
The idea behind Google WiFi is that you buy several of them and scatter them throughout your home or office. By placing them all over, in theory it should form a mesh of WiFi that blankets the entire area, thus eliminating dead spots that would normally be there if you had relied on a single router.

Android P Will Force Crash Apps That Aren’t Responding
From time to time due to whatever reason, apps can sometimes hang and become non-responsive. In the case of Android apps, what users can do right now is tap the “wait” button that pops up, but sometimes that doesn’t really do anything, which means that users will have to force close the app themselves.

Android P Could Introduce Automatic Color Adjustments To The Pixel 2
When the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched, there was some fuss regarding its display where there were more than a few users who were complaining about how the display looked dull. Google attempted to address this by giving users more options to adjust the display of their phones, but it seems that they aren’t quite done yet.

Gmail Update Will Now Nudge Users To Respond To Emails
Sometimes we get so many emails that it gets a bit hard to keep track of them, and sometimes we might end up forgetting to reply. However it seems that Google is introducing some changes to Gmail that will help to remind users to reply to emails by nudging them by highlighting emails that might need a response to.

Google Employees Resigning En Masse In Protest Against Pentagon Contract
Companies take on all kinds of work from time to time which is pretty much how they make money. Government contracts are particularly lucrative, but in the case of Google, it seems that many of its employees do not agree with the company apparently taking on a job by the Pentagon to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for use in drones.

Google One Is Google’s Paid Storage Service
When it comes to cloud storage services, Google Drive probably comes to mind. It is a free storage service which comes with a set amount of storage for users, but there are options for users to upgrade their storage if they need that extra space. However to differentiate the paid storage and free storage, Google has since announced what they are calling Google One.

Android P Will Show Upcoming Events On The Lock Screen
If you’re the type that has a lot of events scheduled, unlocking your phone and having to check the calendar constantly can be rather annoying, especially since those seconds add up over the course of the day. However with Android P, it seems that Google is changing that by displaying events on your lock screen.

Offline Gmail Mode Rolling Out To Users
The problem with web-based emails is that if you wanted to check your emails, you would need an internet connection. This shouldn’t be an issue if you’re at work or at home or in school, but what if you’re on the go and traveling and there’s no good/reliable internet connection? We suppose that might be that for some, but not for Gmail.