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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.

Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone's Camera
The next major Android platform update is currently referred to as “Android P” since the dessert name hasn’t been revealed as yet, Google hasn’t even detailed Android P officially but that could happen in the not too distant future. However, given the open source nature of Android, some hints about the features this version of Android will offer have surfaced. The latest suggests that Android P will improve security by […]

Google’s Project Zero Discovers Security Flaw In Microsoft Edge
From time to time security flaws are uncovered in software. It’s not as if this was done on purpose, it’s just that sometimes it’s hard to try and catch all the flaws. More recently it seems that Google’s Project Zero has discovered a new security flaw in Microsoft’s Edge browser, as posted on the Chromium website (via Neowin).

Google Chrome Update Cleans Up URLs When You Share Them
Have you noticed that certain websites have rather long and “messy” looking URLs full of weird characters? This is especially so when you search on Google, where sharing search results or locations can result in very lengthy and unsightly URLs, which honestly can also look rather intimidating.

Chrome OS Canary Channel Gets Split-Screen Support For Android Apps
Google’s Chrome OS is expected to make its way to tablet form factors in the not too distant future which is why it would be wise for Google to offer more features that improve the Android app experience on Chrome OS-powered devices. Split-screen support is one of the features which can contribute to that and it’s now available for Android apps on Chrome OS in the Canary channel.

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Google App Updated With Screenshot Editing Tools
One of the new features Apple introduced in iOS 11 is the ability to edit screenshots on the fly. This means that right after capturing a screenshot, users have the option to edit it, crop it, and share it. Now it looks like Android is about to get a similar feature, except that for now, it will be limited to Google apps, which includes Feed and Search.

Optional Chrome OS Update Will Wipe All Local Data
According to a recent discovery by security researchers, it seems that some Chromebooks that use a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) have a bug that allows hackers to brute-force their way into a Chromebook to obtain encrypted data. Thankfully the bug has since been patched, but the patch comes at a cost.

Pixel 2 Charges Slower At Lower Temperatures
Temperature plays a huge factor and affects how our gadgets perform. For example have you noticed that sometimes the hotter your phone or computer gets, the more sluggish it performs? This is why a good cooling system matters as well as how engineers design the way heat is supposed to dissipate.

Google Has Removed 'View Image' Button From Image Search
For as long as I can remember, image search on Google had a “View Image” button that opened up the image in a new tab and allowed users to download the image without having to visit the site that hosted it. That’s no longer going to be possible because as part of its recent settlement with Getty Images, Google has removed the View Image button from image search.

Google Testing Methods To Help 911 Locate Mobile Callers Accurately
It’s easier for 911 operators to locate a caller when the call has been made using a landline but it takes more time to do that when a call is made using a cellphone. As you can probably imagine, more people make such calls using their cell phones now than ever before which is why there’s a need to help 911 locate mobile callers more effectively. This is where Google […]

Project Fi Expands International Data Coverage To 170 Countries
Google’s multi-network cell service Project Fi will now offer users international data coverage in more countries across the globe. It previously allowed users to access the service in 135 countries and it how now added more to the list, taking the total up to 170. The good news is that there’s no change to the pricing structure, customers will just have to pay the $10 per GB that they already […]

Gmail Go Now Available On Android Devices
Developing markets are hard to ignore as some of them tend to be extremely populous, which means that there is a lot of untapped potential in terms of gaining new customers. This is why certain brands continue to be popular in developing markets despite them being largely unknown or ignored in developed markets.

Google’s Pixelbook Sleeve Is Now Available For $100
Announced in October last year, Google’s Pixelbook is the company’s latest attempt at making its own Chromebook. It is a pretty sleek device and even comes with a Pixelbook Pen, which is basically a stylus that lets users interact with the device. For those who own both and are looking for a way to protect it, you’ll be interested to learn that the Pixelbook sleeve has been officially released.

Google Explains How Chrome’s Ad Filtering Works
For the longest time ever, if Chrome users want to block ads on websites and video streams like on YouTube, they would only need to install a browser extension. However Google had previously announced that they would soon introduce native ad blocking in Chrome which is scheduled to go live on the 15th of February.

YouTube TV Gains More Channels, But Also Gets More Expensive
If one of the complaints that you have about YouTube TV is the lack of channels, or perhaps the channels you want are not there, you’ll be pleased to learn that YouTube TV has since expanded its offerings by including several Turner networks to its catalogue. This includes TBS, TNT, CNN, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies.