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How to Transfer Google Authenticator Accounts to Your New iPhone 12

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:40 pm PST by
If you buy a new iPhone to replace your existing one and you use the Google Authenticator app to access online accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA), you should transfer those accounts to your new phone as soon as possible, because without the 2FA codes close at hand, you could find yourself locked out of your online accounts. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your...

How to Use Google Lens on iPhone

Friday December 21, 2018 6:15 am PST by
Google Lens can now recognize over a billion items in the world around us, the search engine giant announced this week. That's four times as many things that the AI-powered feature could identify when it was first launched last year, thanks partly to a huge number of Google Shopping products which have been added to its knowledge base. While its optical character recognition engine has...

How to Export Your Passwords and Login Data From Google Chrome

Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:13 am PDT by
In Chrome 66, rolling out now for Mac and iOS, Google has added a password export option to the web browser so that you can easily migrate your login details to another browser via a third-party password manager app. In this article, we'll show you how to export your passwords from Chrome on Mac and iOS. At the end of the process, you'll be left with a CSV file containing all your login...

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Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Monday February 22, 2021 3:37 pm PST by
Google today quietly added App Privacy labels to its Gmail app, marking the first of its major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube. Though App Privacy information has been added to Gmail, Google has done so server side and has yet to issue an update to the Gmail app. It has been two months since the Gmail app last saw an update. Earlier in February, the Gmail app was...
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Apple TV App Now Available on Google's Latest Chromecast Device

Thursday February 18, 2021 9:09 am PST by
Google today announced that the Apple TV app has launched on the $50 Chromecast with Google TV, which is the latest version of the Chromecast dongle. Google said in December that the ‌Apple TV‌ app would be coming to Chromecast early in 2021, with the app set to expand to other Android TV devices in the future. Is this really happening? Are you really here?The @AppleTV app has finally ...
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YouTube's iOS App Gets First Update in Two Months

Friday February 12, 2021 7:59 pm PST by
Google today finally updated its YouTube iOS app for the first time in over two months, becoming one of the highest-profile Google apps to see an update since early December when Apple began requiring that developers disclose privacy practices for each of their apps in order to have their updates approved. Most of Google's apps have yet to be updated since the requirement went into effect,...
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Google Chrome Beta on iOS Lets You Lock Incognito Tabs With Face ID

Thursday February 11, 2021 1:30 pm PST by
Google is testing a new feature for its Google Chrome app for iOS, which will let Incognito tabs be locked with either Face ID or Touch ID on an iPhone or iPad. As highlighted by 9to5Google, the latest Chrome beta will blur Incognito tabs in the Chrome app until confirmed with the ‌iPhone‌'s biometric authentication. The feature can be enabled by going to Settings > Privacy > Lock...
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Google Photos Rolls Out New Video Editing Tools on iOS

Thursday February 11, 2021 11:09 am PST by
Google has rolled out a suite of new video editing features for Google Photos on iOS that adds granular controls for editing things such as brightness, contrast, and exposure. In addition to the fine-tune controls, users will now have the ability to crop, change the perspective, and add filters to videos directly within the app. In September, Google announced a redesigned editor for Google ...
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Google Is Testing Dark Mode for Desktop Search Again

Thursday February 11, 2021 1:21 am PST by
Google is testing a dark mode for its desktop search website that responds to a user's system display setting, a move that may have gained traction to alleviate eye strain issues for people working longer hours from home. Images via The Verge The test appears to have limited rollout at the moment, but as the images show, the very dark gray theme extends not only to the Google homepage but...
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iOS 14.5 Beta Directs 'Safe Browsing' Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data

Thursday February 11, 2021 1:11 am PST by
Starting with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Apple will proxy Google's "Safe Browsing" service used in Safari through its own servers instead of relying on Google as a way to limit which personal data Google sees about users. Safari on iOS and iPadOS includes a built-in feature called "Fraudulent Website Warning." As Apple describes it, having the feature enabled will prompt Safari to warn users if...
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Gmail iOS App Has Out of Date Warning After 2 Months of No Updates as Google Delays Privacy Labels [Updated]

Wednesday February 10, 2021 4:24 pm PST by
Though Google has promised to update its suite of apps with App Privacy labels to comply with App Store rules that Apple began enforcing in December, many of its major apps have gone months without an update and still list no privacy information. It's been so long since Google last updated the Gmail app, in fact, that Gmail now displays a warning that the latest security features are...
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Google News Showcase Launches in Argentina and the UK

Wednesday February 10, 2021 4:24 am PST by
Google today announced that "Google News Showcase," a new style of displaying the news within the Google and Google News mobile apps and website, has launched in the UK and Argentina, following an Australian rollout last week. Google says News Showcase offers participating publishers the chance to provide more context for stories such as through bullet points and timelines, and it has plans...
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Leaked Screenshots Reveal iOS 14-Like Privacy Features Coming in Android 12

Tuesday February 9, 2021 10:52 am PST by
Google is expected to unveil the next-generation version of Android, Android 12, in just a few weeks. Ahead of the software's debut, XDA Developers has shared some leaked screenshots that give us an idea of what we can expect from the new software. According to XDA Developers, the screenshots are sourced from an "early draft of a document made to summarize changes in Android 12," and those...
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Google Fi Expanding VPN to iPhone Users Starting This Spring

Tuesday February 9, 2021 6:47 am PST by
Google today announced that it will be expanding Google Fi's built-in VPN service to the iPhone starting this spring, providing iOS users with another option to ensure that their connection is secure and private on a cellular or Wi-Fi network. Google also said the VPN is exiting beta for Android smartphone users. With the VPN, users can stream, browse, and download on an encrypted, private...
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Latest Chrome 88 Update Includes Important Fix for Zero-Day Vulnerability

Friday February 5, 2021 2:08 am PST by
Google has released Chrome version 88.0.4324.150 with an important fix for a zero-day vulnerability in the web browser that the company says is likely to have been exploited in the wild. Google hasn't provided specific details about the heap buffer overflow memory corruption bug known as CVE-2021-21148, and says it won't do so "until a majority of users are updated with a fix." However, ZDNe...
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Google Considering 'Less Stringent' Version of Apple's App Tracking Transparency Feature for Android

Thursday February 4, 2021 9:20 am PST by
Starting with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, all of which are currently in beta testing, Apple will be requiring developers to receive a user's consent to track their activity across other apps and websites and/or access their device's random advertising identifier. Users will be presented with a prompt with options to "Allow Tracking" or "Ask App not to Track" when opening apps that wish...
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Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14's Upcoming Tracking Prompt

Wednesday January 27, 2021 8:34 am PST by
Apple will soon require iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV app developers to request permission from users to collect their random advertising identifier (known as the "Identifier for Advertisers" or "IDFA"), which advertisers use to deliver personalized ads and track how effective their ad campaigns were. Specifically, users will be presented with a prompt to allow or deny tracking as necessary when...
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All-in-One Chat App 'Beeper' Brings iMessage to Android and Windows Using Workaround

Thursday January 21, 2021 5:34 am PST by
New universal chat app "Beeper" combines 15 different chat platforms into a single inbox and offers iMessage on Android and Windows (via The Verge). The app comes from a team including former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and enables users to integrate a range of messaging services, including WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Skype, Hangouts, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook...
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There's Still No Sign of Privacy Labels for Most Google iOS Apps

Wednesday January 20, 2021 12:46 pm PST by
As of December 8, Apple has been requiring developers submitting new apps and app updates to provide privacy label information that outlines the data that each app collects from users when it is installed. Many app developers, such as Facebook, have complied and now include the privacy labels alongside their apps, but there's one notable outlier -- Google. Google has not updated its major ...
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Google Planning to Update iOS Apps With Privacy Labels Soon

Tuesday January 5, 2021 4:29 pm PST by
Earlier today, Fast Company shared an article noting that Google has yet to update its iPhone and iPad apps to bring them in line with Apple's new App Store privacy labels requirement. Fast Company speculated that Google might be trying to delay revealing its privacy label data, but it turns out that's not the case. According to a report from TechCrunch, Google is not taking a stand against...
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Google Hasn't Updated Its iOS Apps Since the Day Before Apple's New Privacy Labels Requirement

Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:21 am PST by
Last month, Apple introduced a new privacy section in the App Store to inform users about some of the data types that apps may collect, and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them. Developers have been required to provide this info to Apple when submitting new apps and app updates to the App Store since December 8, 2020. Interestingly, Fast Company noticed that Google has...
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Apple and Other Browser Makers Ban Kazakhstan HTTPS Certificate Used to Surveil Citizens

Saturday December 19, 2020 1:38 am PST by
Apple has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to block a web browser root certificate that was being used by the Kazakhstan government to surveil its citizens. The certificate allowed authorities to monitor people's online activity by intercepting and decrypting HTTPS traffic from residents in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Local ISPs were required to block foreign...
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Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform Now Available on iPhone and iPad Through Safari

Wednesday December 16, 2020 8:00 am PST by
Google's Stadia cloud gaming service is now available on iOS through a dedicated web app, which means that it is playable on the iPhone and the iPad for the first time. For those unfamiliar with Stadia, it is a gaming platform that lets you play your favorite video games on any device. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Google was not able to bring Stadia to iOS...