Google

Google Fiber launches its first wireless gigabit project

A Denver apartment complex is the first to get gigabit internet speeds from Google via its wireless Webpass service rather than Fiber. Webpass specializes in multi-unit internet service using point-to-point wireless tech instead of cables. The company already offers its services in Boston, Chicago, …

Google Fiber

4 Gmail tricks that will make your life easier

Gmail is still one of the best ways to send and receive emails.<p>Its functionality may be simple, and its interface plain, but it gets the job done.<p>While it may seem basic, there is another level to Gmail.<p>There are several extensions, settings, and labs you can play around with to make Gmail go one …

Gmail

Google rolls out its new tool to fight disgusting internet trolls

As Twitter, Facebook, and other popular sites across the web continue to figure out how to fight trolling in the Age Of Trump, Google has taken its big step forward with the release of its Perspective API.<p>Created by Jigsaw (a Google-bases incubator) and Google’s Counter Abuse Technology, …

Technology

Google Play Music version 7.4 adds “recents” option, song count now stands at 40 million

In the latest Google Play Music update, Google has added a “recents” option to the menu where you’ll find all your last played songs. The feature isn’t new as far as music apps are concerned but it is the first time it has appeared in Google’s music streaming service. What’s more, Google Play Music …

Google Play

Google to stop absorbing cost of Play Store refunds outside of 48 hours, will deduct funds from developer payouts

One of the perks of buying apps on Google Play is easy access to quick refunds. If you download a paid app and quickly decide you don’t like it, you’ve got 2 hours to immediately refund the purchase. If you need a bit longer to make a decision, there’s also an easy window to apply for a refund …

Google Play

Goodbye Google Site Search

Google Site Search — the widely deployed tool designed to bring the power of Google’s search engine to any website — is on its death bed. Google …

SEO

7 skills you should have to get a job at Google, Apple, or Microsoft

You'll need a very particular set of skills if you want to get a job at some of the most competitive tech companies out there.<p>Just look at the data compiled by job site Paysa. The site has reviewed tens of millions of résumés, provided by a combination of Paysa's partners, recruiters, and …

Employment

Apple Search Ads Boost iOS App Use, Retention In North America

by @lauriesullivan,<p>Marketers still struggle to retain app users on smartphones running Android and iOS operating systems, but the overall retention …

Google AdWords

Google’s iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing

I really like Gboard. It’s been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it’s pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard that I’ve stuck with for more than a week.<p>But it was missing one glaring feature that iOS’ own keyboard has offered for years: voice …

iOS

Google has broken SHA-1 encryption

After two years of research, Google has shown that it has successfully broken SHA-1 encryption. The company is yet to release details of how it …

Security

10 Sure-Fire SEO Strategies for Getting Out of a Traffic Slump

February 23, 2017<p>Some people get a dopamine kick every time someone likes or shares their Facebook posts. Some get it from the number of ️hearts they …

Search Engines

Google Debuts Perspective, An Artificial Intelligence That Hunts Down Trolls

Can we all just agree, universally, that the internet is a garbage fire at this point? From celebrities to teachers to everyone else, you’re only one remark away from being swarmed by people who can’t handle that you disagree with their opinion on anything. Google, which has a vested interest in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google search on Android can now search through Google Drive files

Hidden all the way at the right end of the Google search app's tabs is 'In Apps' search. As you might guess from the name, it allows you to search …

Apps

The Biggest Skin-Care Trends, According to Google

A new skin-care report from Google has revealed which skin-care trends are blowing up in 2017 and which ones are fizzling out.<p>According to the …

Skin Care

Google is gearing up to release a 4K wireless set-top box for Fiber customers

Why it matters to you<p>Google Fiber TV customers will soon be able to take full advantage of those shiny new 4K TVs.<p>Last year, Google paused the …

Google Fiber

Google Breaks SHA-1, And Not A Moment Too Soon

Collision attack illustratedGoogle announced that it achieved the first practical collision attack against the SHA-1 function. SHA-1 support is now …

Information Security

Google, Dutch institute crack key internet security standard

(Reuters) - A collaboration between Google's research unit and a Dutch institute on Thursday cracked a widely used cryptographic technology that has been one of the key building blocks of internet security.<p>The algorithm, known as Secure Hash Algorithm 1 or SHA-1, is currently used to verify the …

Security

Google Challenges Apple’s Siri in Dictating Messages

Google just created another way to use an iPhone to transcribe words into text.<p>The search giant said Thursday that it upgraded its Gboard app for …

iOS

Google Maps new feature lets users create lists of saved places that can be shared & accessed offline

Users can keep track of saved places and share lists with others via text, email and popular messaging apps.<p>Google Maps has added a new list-making …

Google Maps

Gboard for iPhone gets an upgrade

In May 2016, you first met Gboard, our app that let you search and send information, GIFs, emoji and more, right from your keyboard. In July, Gboard …

Technology

Google's One Tap Two-Factor Authentication Will Show Info On Who's Logging In

Google’s one tap form of two-factor authentication is handy because you don’t need to enter a code. However, it offers very little information about …

Lifestyle

Google’s latest space-themed Doodle is exceptionally clever

Search giant celebrates the discovery of an unusual planetary system.<p>On Wednesday, a team of astronomers revealed the discovery of a planetary system …

Astronomy

Google gives $11.5M to racial justice groups

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is handing out $11.5 million in grants to organizations combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, double what it has given so far.<p>And, in keeping with a company built on information, the latest wave of grants target organizations that crunch data to …

Justice

Google's Perspective AI Takes On 'Toxic' Comments For Publishers

by @lauriesullivan,<p>Google's focus on ridding the Internet of harassment and name calling has led the company to release an artificial intelligence …

Advertising Industry

[Feature or Fluke] You can now purchase items on any other country's Google Store

I'm 99% sure I shouldn't be writing this article because it might be a bug and it's one I personally, really, really, really do <b>not</b> want Google to …

eCommerce

What’s the Difference Between Remarketing and Retargeting?

ADVERTISEMENT<p>A mere 2% of people actually convert to becoming a sale the first time they land on your webpage. This number might seem surprisingly …

Marketing

Is this silly game a hint that the next Android version will be Oreo?

As you may know, Google always names a new version of Android after a sweet and tasty treat. These include Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and the latest Nougat. We already know that the name of the next version of Android (8.0) will start with the letter O, but we don’t know for sure …

Google I/O

There's a sneaky new Google Chrome hack that tricks you into downloading a fake 'font'

There's a crafty new way hackers are trying to get inside your computer: By tricking you into installing a fake "missing font."<p>The attack was detailed in a recent blog post by Mahmoud Al-Qudsi at Neosmart Technologies, and pretends to be a pop-up on Google Chrome in order to fool the would-be …

Chromebook

Smart glasses advance from freak show to fashion show

Four years after the debut of Google Glass, more practical eyewear is gaining more practical technology.<p>Whether experimenting with the enclosed …

Google Glass

Google reveals the most searched beauty trend of 2017 so far

Are you surprised?<p>With the rise in popularity and knowledge of extended, multi-step Korean beauty skincare routines, it's no surprise that many of us …

Skin Care