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Is Google Dying? Or Did the Web Grow Up?

Google is still useful for many, but the harder question is why its results feel more sterile than they did five years ago. From a report: SEO expert Marie Haynes's theory is that this is the result of Google trying to crack down on misinformation an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 23rd, 2022

Why I still use Microsoft’s Office suite instead of Google’s free options

Why would choose to pay for Microsoft Office when you can use Google’s productivity suite for free? Here are my reasons along with features that seal the deal......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 16 min. ago

How Google’s $90M settlement could actually help small developers

Google owes app developers a total of $90 million for its 30% cut of all in-app purchases following the company's settlement of a class-action suit......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Google hit with more privacy complaints for “deceptive” sign-up process [Updated]

Consumer group: One click grants permission to “exploit everything you do.” Enlarge (credit: 400tmax | iStock Unreleased) More than a billion people worldwide have signed up for Google accounts, clicking through screens pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Google loses two execs: one for Messaging and Workspace, another for Payments

Two executives in charge of Google's most turbulent products are leaving this week. Enlarge (credit: Sean Gallup | Getty Images) Google had a pair of high-ranking executives leave this week. The first was Bill Ready, Google's.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

The best Android games available right now (July 2022)

The Google Play Store is loaded with some terrific titles -- and some terrible ones. We've vetted all the options to bring you the best Android games around......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Google will pay US app developers $90 million in a settlement over app store policies

US Android app developers will be able to claim money from a new $90 million fund Google will establish as part of a wider settlement with app makers over the tech giant's app store practices, the company said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

Google is still actively developing face unlock for its Pixel phones

According to underlying code changes, it seems that Google is still actively trying to develop face unlock for its Pixel phones. The post Google is still actively developing face unlock for its Pixel phones first appeared on Phandroid. At t.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJul 1st, 2022

9to5Mac Daily: June 30, 2022 – iOS 16 CarPlay, App Store changes

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Enjoy the podcast.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

iFixit and Google launch official Pixel parts store

iFixit promises more parts in the future, including a "full selection" for the Pixel 6a. Enlarge (credit: iFixit) The iFixit and Google partnership that was announced in April is now live. iFixit says that genuine parts for Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

You can now repair your Google Pixel yourself using genuine components

If you think you can repair your phone by yourself, then you might be interested to learn that Google has teamed up with iFixit to provide genuine components for Pixel devices. The post You can now repair your Google Pixel yourself using genuine comp.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Walking a tightrope (1): Global economy and future risks

As the epidemic draws to a close, the world is looking forward to a rebound. In the fourth quarter of 2021, the World Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that the global economy would grow at 4.9% in 2022. But in April it lowered the growth to 3.6% from 4.4.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Google sign-up "fast track to surveillance", consumer groups say

Ten European consumer organisations join forces to launch complaints to privacy and data regulators.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

FCC Commissioner Calls on Google and Apple to Ban TikTok

In an open letter to Apple and Google, Carr calls TikTok a "serious national security threat" and asks that the companies remove it from their app stores. The post FCC Commissioner Calls on Google and Apple to Ban.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Google Contacts now sorts information in cards to match your Material You theme

Material You updates surface for some users where customization options appear in the contacts app. The post Google Contacts now sorts information in cards to match your Material You theme first appeared on Phandroid. The very first program.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Google pilots program to prevent political campaign emails from ending up in spam folders

In order to prevent political campaign emails from ending up in spam folders, Google has requested the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to approve its trial program. The post Google pilots program to prevent political campaign emails from ending u.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Android 13: Everything we know about Google’s big OS update

Google has announced Android 13, its next major software release. Here's what it's expected to bring......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

Google sign-up a "fast track to surveillance", consumer groups say

Ten European consumer organisations join forces to launch complaints to privacy and data regulators.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJun 30th, 2022

9to5Mac Daily: June 29, 2022 – Apple 5G modem, watchOS rumors

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Enjoy the podcast.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJun 29th, 2022

Today’s best deals: Google Chromecast, Audible Premium Plus, and more

Dealmaster also includes LG OLED TVs, Eero mesh WiFi systems, and tons of video games. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 29th, 2022

Switching from iOS to an Android phone just got way more convenient

Google's handy Switch to Android app finally works with other Android phones other than Pixels......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2022