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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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Australia Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Apple's App Store

Tuesday September 8, 2020 5:47 am PDT by
Australia is now investigating app store policies as part of yet another antitrust inquiry into Apple and Google (via Gizmodo). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will investigate the competition between the Google Play store and Apple's App Store, access to platforms and consumers, fee structures, data collection, and price transparency. The...

Korean Startups Call for Investigation into Apple and Google In-App Purchases

Wednesday August 19, 2020 2:20 am PDT by
Multiple startup companies in Korea are calling for an investigation into Apple and Google's in-app purchase practices, reports The Korea Herald. An alliance of app developers and small companies submitted a petition to the Korea Communications Commission earlier today, asking for an investigation into whether Apple and Google may be violating Korean laws on in-app purchases and...

Leaked Google Documents Suggest Foldable Pixel Phone in the Works

Thursday August 6, 2020 9:18 am PDT by
Google plans to release a foldable Pixel phone in the fourth quarter of next year, according to leaked internal documents (via 9to5Google). Codenamed "Passport," the device is explicitly referred to as "foldable," and appears alongside a list of past and future Pixel devices. MacRumors concept Google confirmed last year that it is developing technology that could be used in foldable...

Google Announces New Mobile Features for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Including Upcoming Dark Mode

Thursday August 6, 2020 3:22 am PDT by
Google has announced a handful of mobile enhancements for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps that are active now or will be rolling out on iOS soon. First up, Google has completed the rollout of dynamic email in the Gmail iOS app. Google says dynamic email brings the richness and interactivity of AMP to mobile devices, allowing users to take action directly within a message. So instead of...

Google Launches Pixel 4a, a $349 iPhone SE Competitor

Monday August 3, 2020 9:44 am PDT by
Google today announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Pixel 4a, which has a $349 price tag and is designed to compete with lower-cost devices like Apple's $399 iPhone SE. The Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch display that's all screen, with a small front-facing pinhole camera at the top left, a square-shaped camera bump at the rear, and fingerprint biometrics on the back. Design...

Google Launches New 'Google One' App for iOS With Storage Manager and Backups

Wednesday July 29, 2020 10:48 am PDT by
Google today announced the launch of a new Google One app for iOS, which is designed to let users store photos, video, contacts, and calendar events for backup purposes. Content can be backed up to Google One using the 15GB of free storage that comes with a Google Account. A Storage Manager in the app provides access to storage space used by Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos to make it...

Google Misled Users Over Data Privacy, Says Australian Regulator

Monday July 27, 2020 6:44 am PDT by
Australia's competition regulator has today accused Google of misleading users to get permission for use of their personal data for targeted advertising, reports Reuters. In Australian Federal Court, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Google of not explicitly getting consent or properly informing consumers of a 2016 move to combine personal information in...

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...