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How to Listen to Apple Music on a Google Home Mini or Nest Audio Speaker

Wednesday January 12, 2022 9:45 am PST by
When Apple Music first launched in 2015, playing it on anything other than an Apple device was impossible. Thankfully though, over the years Apple has made its streaming service available to access through third-party devices and speakers, including Amazon Echo and Google-owned speakers. This article focuses on Google devices. If you have a Google Home mini or a newer Nest-branded smart...

How to Enable Live Captions in Chrome Browser for Desktop

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
Google includes a Live Captions transcription feature in version 89 of its Chrome browser for desktop. Live Captions uses machine learning to create a real-time transcription for videos or audio played through the browser, which can make online media more accessible for members of the Deaf community and other people with hearing loss. Once enabled, Live Captions appear in a box in the bottom ...

How to Transfer Google Authenticator Accounts to Your New iPhone

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 Now Testing Generative AI for Search

Thursday May 25, 2023 11:58 am PDT by
Google today announced that it is opening up access to Search Labs, allowing testers to try out its new Search Generative Experience. The AI-powered Search option is limited to those who have signed up to be a part of Google Labs, with Google letting in a small number of people who have joined the Google Labs Waitlist. AI for search is a feature that Google announced during its I/O developer ...
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Google Plans to Delete Accounts That Haven't Been Used in Over Two Years

Tuesday May 16, 2023 1:51 pm PDT by
Google today announced that it is updating its inactive account policy, with Google Accounts that have not been used in at least two years to be deleted. Google says that accounts that have not been used for long periods of time are more likely to be compromised because of the use of older, less secure passwords and a lack of two-factor authentication. Going forward, if a Google Account has...
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Google I/O: $1,800 Google Pixel Fold, AI Updates and More

Wednesday May 10, 2023 12:28 pm PDT by
Google today hosted its 15th annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, highlighting advances in artificial intelligence, changes to Google Photos, updates to search, and more. Pixel Fold The Pixel Fold is Google's first foldable smartphone, and it's set to launch in late June. In terms of design, it is similar to the Galaxy Z Fold, as it opens from a smartphone form...
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Google Announces Support for Account Passkeys

Wednesday May 3, 2023 5:53 am PDT by
Google today announced that it is introducing support for passkeys, providing an easier and more secure login method for Google accounts. Apple integrated passkeys into iOS with the launch of iOS 16, and it is also available in iPadOS 16.1 and later as well as macOS Ventura. Passkeys are an industry standard developed by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium, so Google's...
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Apple to Expand AirTag-Like Unwanted Tracking Alerts to Other Item Trackers in Future iOS Version

Tuesday May 2, 2023 6:32 am PDT by
Apple and Google today jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth item trackers for unwanted tracking of individuals. As part of this initiative, the companies plan to expand AirTag-like unwanted tracking alerts to third-party item trackers in future versions of iOS and Android. Tile, Chipolo, Samsung, Eufy, and Pebblebee have expressed support ...
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PSA: Google Authenticator's Cloud-Synced 2FA Codes Aren't End-to-End Encrypted

Thursday April 27, 2023 5:39 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Google updated its Authenticator app to enable the backup and syncing of 2FA codes across devices using a Google Account. Now an examination by Mysk security researchers has found that the sensitive one-time passcodes being synced to the cloud aren't end-to-end encrypted, leaving them potentially exposed to bad actors. Prior to the integration of Google Account support,...
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Google Authenticator Now Supports Backing Up 2FA Codes Using Google Account

Monday April 24, 2023 11:46 am PDT by
The Google Authenticator app used to store one-time access codes for account security now supports backups and syncing across devices using a Google Account, Google announced today. With Google Account support, one-time passwords can be saved in the cloud, so if you lose the device with your Google Authenticator app installed, you won't lose access to all of your authentication codes. Prior...
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Google Highlights Recent Speed Improvements Made to Chrome on Mac

Thursday April 13, 2023 10:31 am PDT by
Google today shared details on several optimizations that have been added to the Chrome browser on the Mac, which have made the browser "faster than ever" on Apple's Speedometer browser benchmark. Google says that with the latest release of Chrome, the company went "deep under the hood" to find new opportunities to increase speed and efficiency. Google implemented improved HTML parsing for...
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Google Opens Up Access to Bard AI Chatbot

Tuesday March 21, 2023 4:23 pm PDT by
Google today began allowing users to sign up to use Bard, its AI-powered chatbot that rivals Microsoft's Bing chatbot. First announced back in February, Bard is an experimental conversational AI service for Google Search. Those interested in Bard can join Google's waitlist to get access, and some users have reported getting invitation emails just hours after signing up. There are a long list ...
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All Paid Google One Subscribers Now Get VPN Access

Wednesday March 8, 2023 8:00 am PST by
Google today announced that its Google VPN feature is expanding to all Google One subscribers, instead of being limited to those who subscribe to the Premium 2TB Google One plan. VPN by Google One is designed to mask a user's IP address, preventing sites and apps from collecting that information for location tracking and monitoring activity across the web. It also offers protection from...
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Google Chrome's Latest Optimizations Let You Watch YouTube for 18 Hours on the M2 MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 28, 2023 8:00 am PST by
The latest version of the Google Chrome browser designed for Macs includes optimizations that are designed to preserve battery life. In a blog post shared today, Google says that with a single full charge, a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro running Chrome can be used to browse the internet for 17 hours or watch YouTube for 18 hours. With improvements to Energy Saver mode, browsing time is extended for ...
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Google Photos for iOS Now Supports Magic Eraser Tool for Google One Subscribers

Thursday February 23, 2023 8:00 am PST by
Google today announced several new features that are available to Google One subscribers who have the Google Photos app, including the Magic Eraser tool that was previously only available on the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 7. Google One members on all plans can use the Magic Eraser tool to remove unwanted objects and people from their photos in the Google ‌Photos‌ app for iPhone and i...

Google Allegedly Pays Apple Portion of Chrome Search Revenue as Part of Secretive Non-Compete Deal

Friday February 17, 2023 4:29 am PST by
Google allegedly pays Apple a portion of all search revenue from Chrome for iOS in what appears to be a non-compete deal, The Register reports. According to a source said to be familiar with the matter who spoke to The Register, Google has been paying Apple a portion of search revenue generated by Chrome users on iOS in return for being the default search provider in Safari and other...
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Google Adding 'Bard' Chatbot to Google Search, While Microsoft Debuts Updated ChatGPT Technology for Bing

Tuesday February 7, 2023 10:26 am PST by
The growing popularity of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot has inspired Microsoft and Google to add conversational AI functionality into their search products, with both companies making AI-related announcements this week. Google yesterday introduced Bard, a chatbot AI project that has been in the works for some time. Powered by Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), Bard is an...
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Google Working on Browser for iOS That Would Break Apple's App Store Rules

Saturday February 4, 2023 12:30 am PST by
Google's Chromium developers are working on an experimental web browser for iOS that would break Apple's browser engine restrictions, The Register reports. The experimental browser, which is being actively pursued by developers, uses Google's Blink engine. Yet if Google attempted to release it on the App Store, it would not pass Apple's App Review process. Apple's ‌App Store‌ rules...
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Apple 'Playing Hard-Ball' in Appeal Against UK's Investigation Into Platform Restrictions

Sunday January 22, 2023 2:29 am PST by
Apple has filed an appeal against an investigation by the UK's competition authority into the company's dominance of mobile browsers and restrictions on cloud gaming (via Reuters). In November, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a market investigation reference into Apple and Google's cloud gaming and mobile browser restrictions. The CMA has examined Apple and Google's "effe...
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Google's Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform Shuts Down Today

Wednesday January 18, 2023 12:56 am PST by
Google is officially shutting down its Stadia cloud gaming service today, Wednesday, January 18, after having failed to gain the traction that the company was expecting. Google servers that host the service are due to shut down at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Launched in November 2019, the service was designed to allow for cloud-based gaming across a range of devices, including PCs, Chromebooks, ...
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Google Is Reportedly Working on Its Own AirTag-Style Location Tracker

Tuesday January 17, 2023 2:58 am PST by
Google is working on its own location tracking tag to compete with Apple AirTags and Tile trackers, according to developer and leaker Kuba Wojciechowski (via The Verge). The developer claims to have discovered references to the upcoming first-party tags in Google's Fast Pair method for quickly pairing nearby Bluetooth devices. The device is said to be codenamed "Grogu," after the baby Yoda...
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Google Urges Apple Not to 'Drop the Ball' on Fixing Messaging in New Billboard Pushing RCS

Wednesday January 4, 2023 3:28 pm PST by
Google is continuing on with its #GetTheMessage campaign attempting to convince Apple to adopt the RCS messaging protocol, this time taking out a large New Year's-themed ad at Harmon Corner in Las Vegas. The digital billboard urges Apple not to "drop the ball" on fixing its "pixelated photos and videos."Hey Apple, it's Android the ball may have dropped on 2022, but you don't have to drop...
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Google Chrome for Mac Gains New Memory Saver and Energy Saver Modes

Thursday December 8, 2022 8:00 am PST by
The Google Chrome app for Mac was today updated with new Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes, which are designed to give users more control over memory usage and battery life. Memory Saver mode frees up memory from tabs that are not being actively used, allowing for a smoother experience for tabs that are in use. Google says that this mode is particularly useful when doing other system...