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Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users

Google's semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned.
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New Google ‘Sounds’ app adds visualizations and managed ringtones to your Pixel

Having begun rolling out the December security patch to Nexus and Pixel devices, it seems that Google may have slipped up by uploading a new app for the Pixels called Sounds to the Play Store. For the moment, at least, the app listing has been removed from the Play Store although it was included with […]

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22 apps on the Google Play Store had a massive security problem and millions of downloads

Google typically removes malicious apps from the Play Store, and that’s not anything new or notable. It’s their digital storefront so they should stay on top of keeping it clean from potentially dangerous apps. However, after their last round of nixing 22 apps from the Play Store, it turns out that maybe Google let some […]

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Verizon launches RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 today

Verizon is finally deploying RCS Chat for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today, December 6th, marking the first devices on Verizon’s network to get the feature. The carrier says they want to keep bringing the new feature to other Android devices soon, but don’t hold your breath on that being a quick […]

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Rumor claims Google Hangouts will shut down in 2020

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a report that Google is considering either launching or shutting down a messaging app. 9to5Google said that based on a "source familiar with the product's internal roadmap," Google Hangouts as a consum…
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Google Play has new notifications to help you re-install apps from your previous devices

Google has added some new notifications to the Play Store with the intention of making things a little easier when migrating from your old phone to your new device. I can’t help but think how perfect it is that this new feature rolled out during the holidays when everyone’s buying new gadgets, but that’s beside […]

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Google Home Hub Review: More than just a photo frame

With Lenovo, LG, Sony, and JBL announcing at CES 2018 that they would launch smart displays with the Google Assistant built-in to take on Amazon’s Echo Show, it was just a matter of time before Google threw its hat into the ring with a device of its own. And sure enough, a little later than […]

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A plastic Google Pixel 3 Lite prototype with a headphone jack leaks

There’s been speculation that a budget version of the Google Pixel 3 could emerge before the end of the year, but no announcement was made in October when the regular Pixel 3 phones launched. However, pictures and specs of what appears to be a Pixel 3 Lite prototype have just emerged, featuring a standard 3.5mm […]

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Google announces the Material Design Awards 2018 winners

Google recognizes a handful of apps each year for their exceptional use of Material Design and the 2018 winners have been announced. The Material Design Awards 2018 has four categories – expression, innovation, experience, and adaptation. A winner for each was selected from hundreds of nominations and recognized at SPAN Helsinki on November 1st. Material Design was […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL Review: Google nails it, even with the notch

Where the affordable Nexus phones were made with tech enthusiasts in mind, the advent of the Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016 saw Google develop a handset aimed at the average consumer combining the power of stock Android with premium design and a higher price tag. In 2017 the search giant took another step forward […]

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Google apparently can’t fix any damaged Pixel 3 phones right now

If you’ve already purchased a Google Pixel 3, don’t break it. According to some horror stories on the internet, Google is apparently unable to fix broken devices just yet, and they aren’t able to get the parts to their partner repair store, uBreakiFix. The story, which comes from 9to5Google, saw a Pixel 3 XL take […]

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Google finally admits that dark mode helps with battery life on OLED displays

It’s something that most Samsung users have been aware of since the Galaxy S2 launched; AMOLED (OLED) displays use much less power when showing dark or true black wallpapers. In its quest to implement its Material Design that brought blinding white brightness to its apps as well as encouraging app developers to follow suit, Google has […]

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Google’s Project Fi will soon be known as Google Fi

Google’s Project Fi, the mobile virtual network operator that utilizes Sprint, T-Mobile, Three, and US Cellular networks for service, is being rebranded as Google Fi. This follows similar rebranding from Google such as Android Wear to Wear OS and so on. A Redditor discovered a promotional card inside a Pixel 3 box that showed the new […]

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Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants Friday

According to its organizers, a protest put together over the last week pulled together 20,000 workers in 50 Google offices around the world who walked out at 11:10 AM local time yesterday. While the response came to a boil after the New York Times wr…
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How to set up Google Assistant on your Roku streaming stick or TV

As the Google Assistant marches on in its quest to be everywhere on everything, the next brand to assimilate offer support is Roku with its streaming devices. Depending on which model Roku that you own, you’ll soon be able to add the device as a Home Control service in the Google Home app. Join us […]

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Top Ten Best Cases for the Google Pixel 3

Smartphones with all-glass designs are all the rage in 2018 with most handset makers releasing phones with glass panels front and back. While Google has followed the trend with its Pixel 3, the phone sports a two-tone finish on its rear glass panel that brings some texture and relief from the mega glossy phones that […]

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Google now offers free 4K upgrades for Play Movies and TV purchases

When Apple unveiled their upgraded 4K Apple TV box, they also introduced a new feature for iTunes content purchases that would automatically give users 4K versions of their movies and TV shows, when available. So when Google announced that they’d be bringing 4K content to the Play Store, it was obviously pretty disappointing that they […]

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Google Pixel 3 camera might not always save pictures

Google’s new Pixel 3 arguably has the best camera on an Android phone (or any phone) in 2018. An issue has been discovered by multiple users, however, where a photo fails to save after the shot on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . This particular issue has been reported since the Nexus […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine

When Google's chief privacy officer admitted to the Senate that the company is working on a secret project called 'Dragonfly,' he refused to say what it is. According to previous reports, Dragonfly is the codename for the censored search engine Googl…
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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 […]

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The Morning After: Goodbye, Google+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Who's ready to meet the Pixel 3 (again)? Google's big hardware event is scheduled for today at 11 AM ET, and we'll be ready to show you everything we've already seen plus any surprises that are left in store. Un…
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Google is finally testing manual backups with Android Pie

One feature that’s pretty much always been sorely missed on Android compared to iOS is the ability to make full, complete data backups on demand to ease transitioning in between devices. Apple offers stellar iCloud/iTunes backups, but the closest thing you’d get with that on Android would be on a rooted device utilizing recovery backups. And […]

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Google releases Wear OS 2.1 update that focuses on swiping and gestures

Google has released an incremental update for their newly rebranded Wear OS, and this time they’re focusing on making the interface more swipe and gesture friendly. It’s a small change, but also one that should hopefully make Wear OS a more compelling options for users and partners. It would also probably help if Google would […]

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Google somehow let another major Pixel 3 leak happen, again

I’m pretty tired of writing about Pixel leaks at this point, and not because I’m not excited about the phone. Every other day somebody gets their hands on a phone, or buys one on the black market, or uploads a video with it on the internet. New phones are exciting, but you have to make […]

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Google and OnePlus are teaming up for a “Crackables” game later this month

OnePlus has teamed up with Google to create a game/challenge called Crackables, and it starts on September 18th. And aside from that, that’s pretty much all we know. The only way we can describe it right now is mysterious. OnePlus’s twitter feed is full of short snippets of videos and pictures related to cracking some […]

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Google changed a battery setting on Android phones by mistake

Some Android users probably noticed some strange things happening with their phones over the last couple of days. Apps might have stopped updating in the background, location services maybe weren't in use when your screen was locked, and your notific…
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JBL Link View: A Google Smart Display that puts audio centerstage

Even though Amazon was the first to come up with the smart display concept (via the Echo Show), it's Google that transformed it into a whole new consumer category. Much of this is due to Google's hardware strategy: It partners with different manu…
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Samsung and Google are teaming up to create a better Android RCS messaging experience

Samsung has shown some fairly tepid interest in RCS messaging on Android, opting to stick with Samsung Messages as the default app on Galaxy devices instead of Android Messages. That’s pretty much removed Samsung phones from the new enhanced messaging features that Google has been rolling out. But RCS messaging is really cool, especially if […]

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Google Gboard test makes finding a relevant GIF even faster

The whole point of Google's Gboard is to help you find relevant items without leaving your phone's keyboard, but how do you know there's something useful available while you're casually typing away? You might get a clue soon enough. Android Police…
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Rootless Pixel Launcher pulled from Google Play Store

For those interested in replacement home screen apps on their Android phone, one that has been popular recently is the Rootless Pixel Launcher. The popularity stems from the fact that it emulates much of what Google makes available in Android 9.0 Pie, but can be installed on an Android 8.x Oreo powered device. Until very […]

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From the weekend: Google confirms no Pixel Watch coming this year

We’ve been hearing rumors about a Pixel Watch for a while, which originated as rumors of a Nexus Watch way, way back. But up to this point, Google has never actually made their own smartwatch like they’ve done with phones and tablets. They’ve left Wear OS to third-party partners, for better or worse. Unfortunately for […]

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Smaller Google Pixel 3 leaks without a notch, hints at end of Verizon exclusivity

We’ve had no shortage of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past couple of months, but the smaller, regular version of the phone has done a much better job of staying hidden. It’s finally breaking cover, though, showing off the slimmer design that isn’t using a controversial notch in the display. These photos popped […]

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Google Home Max finally launches in the UK

In the midst of IFA 2018 fever, the Google Home Max has finally launched in the UK having first been announced last October. The Google Home Max has been on sale in the US since November last year, bringing deeper base a beefier sound than its cheaper siblings, the Google Home and Home Mini. In […]

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Google Pixel 3 gets unboxed early. Really early.

The Google Pixel 3, technically, isn’t a real device yet. Google hasn’t even announced it and it’s definitely not available to purchase anywhere. But thanks to some really crafty leaks, tons of details have been popping up online over the weekend, including a full unboxing video. This might be the first time we’ve had an […]

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SEO and search rankings on Google are vital aspects of any online business, but it can be incredibly complicated and difficult to really nail down. But the good news is that we have tools like SERPstash Premium that take some of the headache out of things to make your life a little bit easier. SERPstash […]

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Google Fit gets a makeover to tempt you back into your exercise routine

Fitbit isn’t the only company making waves in the digital fitness community this week. Google has also redesigned its Google Fit app, the backbone of fitness tracking on Wear OS and on Android devices that aren’t Samsung. The new redesign was made with input from the American Heart Association and World Health Organization, so Google […]

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Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI…
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WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore

WhatsApp offers a nifty little feature that allows users to back up their chats and image storage to Google Drive, which is very useful when changing devices. Whether you’re upgrading or you’ve accidentally lost your phone, it’s nice to have a backup so you don’t lose everything with an old device. What makes this feature […]

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Google opens up Google One to the general public

A few months ago Google started the process of transitioning Google Drive customers to their new Google One product. Google One is primarily a re-branding of Google Drive, though there are a couple new wrinkles involved with the revised platform. That stage of the transition appears to be complete as Google announced they are now […]

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Google may bring Windows 10 support to multiple Chromebooks

You might not have to splurge on a Pixelbook if you're pining after a Chromebook with Windows 10 support. XDA-Developers has learned through source code that Campfire, the feature that would let Chrome OS dual-boot Windows 10, would be available in…
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New images pop up of the Google Pixel 3 XL

Lots  of attention this week is focused on the launch of the Galaxy Note9 as sources try to get the scoop on the latest smartphone from Samsung. In the midst of that flurry of activity, others are looking a bit further down the road and managed to obtain some new images of the Google Pixel […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmarks, likely with a Snapdragon 845 in tow

As we get closer and closer to an official launch of the Google Pixel 3 XL, we can expect more details to surface. Like, for instance, some benchmarks. In this case we’re getting a glimpse of what kind of performance we likely expect from Google’s 2018 flagship, assuming nobody faked any information here. You know […]

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Senators grill Google over rumored China search engine

Google refused to confirm if it's truly been developing a censored search engine for China after reports about the project's existence came out, but it might soon have no choice but to come clean. A group of six Democratic and Republican Senators led…
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Google Maps’ location sharing now includes your battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints of the new feature in a Google Maps beta for Android earlier this year, and…
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Google Clock app integrates with Spotify for musical alarms, but where’s YouTube Music?

Google has updated its Clock application on the Play Store, which is honestly a pretty boring app that gets pretty boring updates. Normally, anyway. This time, though, the Clock app is getting Spotify integration. Weird? We’ll explain. Set your alarms with Spotify Songs Some people like to wake up to music by setting particular songs […]

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Google Station will bring tons of high-speed hotspots to Nigeria

Google has spent a ton of R&D effort into figuring out how to get everyone access to high-speed internet, especially in places where that’s not the norm. Things like Project Loon were bold ideas that were even used in the aftermath of hurricanes in Puerto Rico, but the latest trick in Google’s bag is called […]

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Routines can be scheduled in Google Home

Earlier this year Google rolled out the ability for users to setup routines using their Google Home devices. Using routines, users can create a single command that will trigger a whole bunch of actions without having to specify them one at a time. Initially, users had the option of picking from several canned routines for […]

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Demo video shows off some updated Google Material Design changes

Google has been slowly but surely making some changes to their Material Design specifications and guidelines for several months now. Unofficially dubbed Material Design 2, the updates are the first major ones since 2014 when Google initially launched Material Design. Besides bringing a fresh look to interfaces, the overhaul appears to be focused on improving […]

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Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition

Sundar Pichai knows that the choice of mobile OS nowadays boils down to Android or iOS. He published a blog post yesterday in response to the European Commission's competition decision against Android, which opens saying, "If you buy an Android phone…
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Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts….
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