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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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UK Regulators Call Google's Search Engine Deal With Apple a 'Significant Barrier' for Competitors

Wednesday July 1, 2020 1:14 pm PDT by
Google pays Apple to be the default search engine on Apple's Safari web browser on iPhones and Macs, which causes a "significant barrier to entry and expansion" for rivals in the search engine market, said the UK Competition and Markets Authority in a report released today (via Reuters). The relationship between Apple and Google impacts Microsoft's Bing, Verizon's Yahoo, and independent...

Google Meet to Get Background Blur, Captioning, and Low-Light Mode

Monday June 29, 2020 1:59 am PDT by
Google Meet will soon allow users to add images or a blur effect to backgrounds on video calls, reports 9to5Google. In addition, Google told The Verge that it is working on several other features that should make Meet more competitive against rival videoconferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. These new options include real-time captioning, a low-light mode, hand-raising,...

Google Meet Videoconferencing Coming to Gmail iOS App

Wednesday June 17, 2020 2:40 am PDT by
Google made its premium Meet videoconferencing service free to use last month, and now the company has announced that it's bringing Meet to the Gmail app for iOS and Android. Google Meet offers many of the features that have made Zoom so popular in recent weeks, including video conferencing for up to 100 participants, the option to schedule meetings, and screen-sharing capabilities. In...

Analyst Argues Apple Should Acquire DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Monday June 8, 2020 3:03 pm PDT by
Apple should purchase a search engine to put pressure on Google, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said Monday in a research report that was shared by Barron's. Apple and Google don't share details on the amount of money that Google pays to be the default search engine for iOS and Siri, but Sacconaghi estimates that it's around $7 to $8 billion per year, or 30 percent of the estimated $25...

Google Search Starts Highlighting Results Directly on Webpages

Thursday June 4, 2020 4:07 am PDT by
Google has added a new content highlighting feature to its search engine that aims to make it easier to find key information on webpages, reports SearchEngineLand (via The Verge). The feature works with Google's Featured Snippets, which appear at the top of search results. Clicking a snippet takes the user to the source webpage, but now the browser automatically scrolls down the page to...

Google Improves Security Key Support on iOS Devices

Wednesday June 3, 2020 10:28 am PDT by
Google today announced native support for the W3C WebAuthn implementation for Google Accounts on Apple devices running iOS 13.3 and above, which improves the security key experience on iOS and allows more security key types to be used with Google accounts and Google's Advanced Protection Program. With the change, iOS users are able to use Google's Titan Security Keys with NFC, tapping the...

$5 Billion Lawsuit Accuses Google of Tracking Chrome Users in Incognito Mode

Wednesday June 3, 2020 3:13 am PDT by
A proposed class action lawsuit in the U.S. has accused Google of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking the online activities of users when in Incognito mode. According to Reuters, the class action argues that by surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse when they use Chrome's private browsing mode, Google has been intentionally deceiving...

Google Fi Rolls Out eSIM support for Existing iOS Subscribers

Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:00 am PDT by
Google Fi has begun rolling out eSIM support for current iPhone subscribers, which will let them use the dual-SIM technology that comes in certain models of Apple's smartphones. In April, Google started allowing new users to sign up for Google Fi's mobile virtual network service using the eSIM integrated into iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and 2020 iPhone SE models....

Google Adding Dark Mode Support to Google Search App for iOS and Android

Monday May 18, 2020 3:09 pm PDT by
Google is adding Dark Mode support to its Google Search apps for iOS and Android, with the new feature to begin rolling out tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Google says that it wants to give search app users more options to customize their Search experience, and when ‌Dark Mode‌ is enabled on Android 10 and iOS 13, the Search app will be displayed in ‌Dark Mode‌. The same goes for ...

Upcoming Chrome Browser Feature Lets You Group Together Multiple Tabs

Thursday May 14, 2020 2:05 am PDT by
Google has announced a new tab grouping feature coming to Chrome browser that lets users better organize their tabs, however many they have open at the same time. The new Tab groups option will appear in a tab's right-click menu and lets you group your tabs together and label them with a custom name and color. Once the tabs are grouped together, you can move and reorder them on the tab strip ...

Google's New Pixel Buds vs. AirPods and AirPods Pro

Wednesday May 6, 2020 12:06 pm PDT by
Google's new wire-free version of the Pixel Buds started shipping out in late April, and we picked up a pair to see how Google's wire-free earbuds compare to the AirPods and the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. When it comes to price and feature set, Pixel Buds are more similar to the ‌AirPods‌ than the ‌AirPods Pro‌. The Pixel Buds are priced at $179,...

Nest to Require Two-Factor Authentication for All Accounts From This Month

Tuesday May 5, 2020 4:09 am PDT by
Google will require compulsory use of two-factor authentication for all Nest accounts starting this month, the company has announced. In other words, users who haven't already enabled smartphone-based 2FA or migrated to a Google account will have to verify their identity via email-based authentication every time they log in. The change was spotted by Engadget in an updated Nest help page: E...

Google's New True Wireless Pixel Buds Mimic Two Key AirPods Features

Thursday April 30, 2020 3:38 am PDT by
Google launched its second-generation Pixel Buds this week to generally favorable reviews, thanks in part to a couple of new features that AirPods owners have appreciated for some time. The new Pixel Buds use a pairing process on Android 6.0+ phones called Fast Pair: Hold the case near your phone, flip the lid, and a screen pops up on the screen to indicate automatic pairing, which links...

Google Meet Videoconferencing Will Be Free for Everyone From Next Month

Wednesday April 29, 2020 3:52 am PDT by
Google has announced that its Meet videoconferencing service will be free to use for anyone with a Google account from next month. Following a gradual rollout through May, Meet will no longer be exclusive to paying G-Suite members, and will remain open to Google account holders until September 30, 2020. Google Meet offers many of the features that have made Zoom so popular in recent...

Leaked Images Reveal Google Working on Apple Cash Card Competitor

Friday April 17, 2020 10:45 am PDT by
Leaked images obtained by TechCrunch show that Google is developing its own debit card offering in partnership with banks in the United States. The debit card would be available in both virtual and physical formats for making purchases. The leaked screenshots reveal that users would be able to add or remove funds from the card after connecting a bank account, with a fingerprint and PIN for...

Google Plans to Reduce Nest Camera Quality to Ease Network Strain

Wednesday April 15, 2020 3:12 am PDT by
Google plans to lower the quality of its Nest cameras to preserve internet bandwidth as large numbers of adults and children work and play online amid the continuing stay-at-home measures. A spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch that it will lower camera quality settings by default this week. "To answer the global call to prioritize internet bandwidth for learning and working, in...

Google Readies Custom Chip for Pixel Phones and Chromebooks

Tuesday April 14, 2020 5:18 am PDT by
Google has made significant progress toward developing its own custom-made main processor in recent weeks, reports Axios. According to the report, Google's Pixel phones could be powered by the processors as soon as next year – a potential blow to Qualcomm, which currently supplies Google with the main processor in its flagship phones. The chip, code-named Whitechapel, was designed in...

Google Fit iOS App Update Switches Focus to Step Goals

Tuesday April 7, 2020 3:26 am PDT by
Google's fitness tracking app Google Fit is getting a redesign this week that puts the user's step count front and center. The app launched on iOS in April 2019 with an interface oriented around Move Minutes and Heart Points, based on American Heart Association and World Health Organization recommendations for weekly physical activity. These activity data points were visualized with two...

Google Podcasts App Expands to iOS

Wednesday March 25, 2020 10:13 am PDT by
Google today announced that its Google Podcasts app is expanding to iOS, and as of this morning, it is available for download on the iPhone and the iPad. In addition to bringing the Podcasts app to iOS devices, Google has also overhauled it, making it easier to find podcast content, create lists of favorite podcasts, and customize the listening experience. Google's redesigned Podcasts app ...

YouTube Rolls Out New 'Explore' Tab to All Users on Mobile

Friday March 13, 2020 4:08 am PDT by
Google is rolling out a new "Explore" tab in its official YouTube mobile app after several months of experiments and testing. The new tab replaces the "Trending" tab, and includes the same trending content but also links to destination pages of YouTube's existing video categories, including Gaming, Music, News, and more. As Google explains: With Explore, you not only have access to Trending ...