Google

Best apps for educators

If you’re an educator, you’re familiar with all that you have to keep up with in that field of work. While from afar it may seem that some teachers …

Education Technology

Sorting Messages on Gmail

<b>Q.</b> <i>I missed switching over to the new version of Google that separates different categories of messages. Is it too late to get set up like that? The number of emails I get is overwhelming.</i><p><b>A.</b> Even if you declined Google’s invitation to revamp your Gmail mailbox structure with the company’s “priority …

Gmail

YouTube’s $25 billion ad problem

That sounds pretty bad! But it could be much worse for Alphabet and its investors.<p>Big advertisers are punishing Google over its YouTube problem by pulling some of their ads.<p>The good news for Google and its Alphabet parent company: This won’t hurt Google’s core ad business.<p>The bad news for Google …

Alphabet Inc.

How To Rank #0 In Google Results (Above #1)

Sometimes, being #1 isn't the best.<p>Yes, there is such a thing as ranking #0 for a keyword.<p>That 0th position in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is also known as the featured snippet.<p>What's a Featured Snippet?<p>A featured snippet appears at the very top of the SERPs as a box.<p>While other results …

Search Engines

Google's bringing audio-only calls to Duo at last, but I'll probably never use it

Seven months since its launch, Google’s Duo video calling app is finally adding support for voice-only calls. The feature is rolling out first in Brazil, where Google announced the update at a São Paulo event; it’ll become available elsewhere in the world in the coming days.<p>Unfortunately, I can’t …

Google Play

Howard University campus to open at Google’s headquarters

Silicon Valley’s leading tech companies have long been stumped over how to diversify. Despite efforts to recruit and retain black and Latino …

Silicon Valley

Why Google+ Failed And What We Can Learn From It

Most people under the age of thirty-five reminisce about social networks the way their parents giggle about half-forgotten TV shows. MySpace and Friendster, once Hollywood gets around to making nostalgic teen comedies set in the dot-com era, will be easy punchlines. It’s not hard to see Twitter, …

Google+

Google Travel Exec Details Changing Consumer Behavior

<i>On April 4 in London, hundreds of the travel industry’s brightest and best will gather for the first Skift Forum Europe. In only a few short years</i> …

You Can Now Share Your Trips And Location With Your Friend In Google Maps

Google has added some new features to Google Maps, you will soon be able to share your location with your friends in real time.<p>The new feature is …

Google Maps

These are the phones that receive regular security patches, according to Google

Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition.<p>In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted …

Mobile Technology

Google Photos 2.11 Update Makes Backups, Sharing Of Photos Faster

Google Photos will soon be adding two new features to the app to make backing up and sharing photos faster. Version 2.11 of the Google Photos app …

How to switch from iPhone to Samsung

Does the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have you thinking about making the switch? If so, make sure your data comes with you.<p>Are you ready to give Samsung another shot after last year's exploding Galaxy Note 7 scandal? The troubled electronics giant is set to release its next flagship phone, the …

iCloud

YouTube’s automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects

YouTube has long had an automatic captioning system that, thanks to Google’s machine learning advances in recent years, has gotten pretty good at automatically transcribing spoken words in a video. As the company announced today, its technology is now able to take this a step further by also …

Machine Learning

YouTube Loses Major Advertisers Over Offensive Videos

Verizon, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and other major companies have pulled advertisements from YouTube after learning they were paired with videos …

Advertising

Google Maps Now Allows You Share Your Location With Friends In Real Time

Google “quietly” added some features to Maps to let users share their location with friends and other contacts in real time. This means that you can …

Google Maps

How to Share Your Location on Google Maps

Lost? Running late? Just around the corner and want to justify that your friends wait in the cold for just another minute? Google Maps will soon let …

Consumer Tech

BlackBerry's clever new Android app keeps people from peeping at your screen

There are lots of times when people around us can see what’s on our phone screens, and that can make it tricky to read confidential texts or emails. Thankfully, BlackBerry has a smart solution to that problem for Android users.<p>Its new Privacy Shade app lets you black out your screen, save for a …

Google Play

Hands-on with Android O—A million new settings and an awesome snooze feature

A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization.<p>Android O is actually here! After diving into Google's …

Mobile Technology

Following YouTube gaffe, AT&T, Verizon may pull most of their ads from Google

After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube, telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site. But the fallout may go further than just YouTube.<p>Google’s Chief Business Officer Phillip Schindler issued an apology on the company’s blog on …

AT&T

Persistent notifications in Android O have a new, minimized look

Persistent notifications in Android can do a lot of good, but they can also get very annoying. So any way to minimize the number of them or the appearance is appreciated. We’re just scratching the surface on what Android O brings to the table, but one of the new things that has been discovered is a …

Mobile Technology

6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Today I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and …

Education Technology

Verizon’s packaging for the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

Just one week remains. This time next week we’re going to find out exactly what Samsung’s next flagship offers. It’s the phone of 2017 that millions …

Samsung

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can too

Indoor areas, such as the inside of Cape Town International Airport, are now mapped by Google. (Google)<p>San Francisco - Google Maps users will soon be …

Google Maps

Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers

As technology giants face mounting criticism over the lack of diversity in their organizations, companies from across Silicon Valley and beyond have been releasing annual diversity reports to chart changes in their internal makeup. But a lack of real development has also led some companies to delay …

Silicon Valley

Google releases new Android O with many improved features

Although there is no official release date yet, the new software is likely to bring better battery life and more control over notifications for users.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Podcast: Revisiting The Switch, One Month Later

Kirk and I have each had the Switch for a month now, and really, it’s grown on us quite a bit. Come listen to us discuss Nintendo’s new console on …

Google Play

Judge to Google: Hand Over All Users Who Searched for This Name (GOOG)

An unusual case involving Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Google (GOOG) in Minneapolis could set a precedent for use of Fourth Amendment by law authorities …

Fourth Amendment

Google Maps could soon let strangers track your real-time location

Google has announced a new location-sharing feature for Maps, which could prove both useful and concerning.<p>The app will allow you to reveal your …

Lifestyle

Google updates Allo, Duo, and Photos; plus extras for Brazil

Brazil is a country that’s quickly rising, and it plays host to an enormous new market for tech companies. Google is well aware of that fact, and …

Brazil

Alphabet Must Fix YouTube Scandal, Says Morgan Stanley; Financial Impact Small - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p>Shares of <b>Alphabet</b> (GOOGL) are down $15.25, or 2%, at $834.55, after the U.K.’s <b>The Times</b> reported yesterday that <b>AT&T</b> (T) and <b>Verizon</b></b> …

Markets