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Android devices secretly sending location data to Google: Report

By : CIOL Writers

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android phones have been secretly collecting and sending location data to Google even when the location service is disabled. Quartz found that all the device needs to do is grab a user’s location

Google starts rolling out Lens in Assistant for Pixel phones

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Google has started rolling out its visual search feature Google Lens in Google Assistant for the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. The rollout would be gradual, so not every Pixel phone owner may receive the update just yet. “The first

Google Maps gets a fresh new look

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Google Maps is getting a makeover. The company announced in a blog that they have updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations

Volkswagen partners Google to bring quantum computing to cars

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German automaker Volkswagen and tech giant Google have teamed up to explore ways to use quantum computing in the auto industry. Quantum computing, a technology that’s still in its early phases, uses the quirks of quantum physics to perform calculations at

Google Chrome will soon start blocking unwanted website redirects

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Google has announced a few tweaks in its upcoming version of Chrome browser. The browser will start blocking various types of annoying, unwanted redirects, where a website or ad suddenly loads a new page, either because it’s been hijacked by

Google will soon start showing waiting time at restaurants on Search and Maps

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Tired of waiting in the long queues at the restaurants? Google has a fix for you. The company is launching a feature which will show you the waiting time at any restaurant. The new feature will be available on Google Search

Google and Salesforce announce a strategic cloud partnership

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Google and Salesforce have announced a partnership that pairs their corporate software and cloud computing services. As part of the agreement, Google will continue to use Salesforce as its preferred customer relationship management (CRM) provider to engage with its cloud customers

Google Maps enables creating and sharing list of places from desktop

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Earlier this year, Google Maps introduced the Lists feature which enables users to create a list of places to visit and also share them with their friends. However, the feature was available only for Android and iOS users. But now

Google is shutting down its QPX Express flight search API

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Google has announced that it is shutting down the developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines. This move could severely affect the third party travel sites. The company has posted a notice on its FAQ page for

Google’s first India Cloud Platform region in Mumbai goes live today

MUMBAI, INDIA: Google today announced the opening of its first Google Cloud Platform region in Mumbai. The new Mumbai region joins Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo in Asia Pacific making it easier for customers to build highly available, performant applications using

Google announces Mobile Developer Fest for young and ambitious developers

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To inspire more and more young and ambitious technology developers, Google has announced Mobile Developer Fest. The new campus initiative will inspire young students to kickstart their journey as a developer. The initiative starts with The CMR Institute of Technology in

You can now see your saved passwords in Google Chrome for Android

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Google is finally bringing the ability to view saved passwords on Chrome for Android. The feature which was earlier available for desktop users is now available for Android mobile users in the latest Chrome 62 version. Whenever you log in

Alphabet beats estimates yet again, thanks to booming advertising business

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Alphabet reported strong third-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations courtesy strong growth in mobile search, programmatic advertising and smartphone use. Alphabet‘s shares were up nearly 3 percent at $1,020 in after-hours trading. Third-quarter revenue for Alphabet, the parent company of

Google to roll-out software update to fix Pixel 2 issues; Unveils a slew of offers ahead of India sale

By : CIOL Writers

Google recently launched the second generation of Pixel smartphones amidst rave reviews and reception. But some early owners have raised concerns about smartphone’s OLED screen including color reproduction, and screen burn-in.  Some others have also reported clicking sounds from their Pixel 2’s speaker. Addressing all

Google redesigns Science Journal app; Now available on iOS too

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Google has announced that it is bringing some changes to the Science Journal app, which was launched last year to let kids perform science experiments using only a smartphone. The updated Science Journal app will have an open-ended approach, allowing

Google Lens starts rolling out to first-generation Pixel, Pixel XL

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Google has begun to roll out Google Lens for the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL. Google Lens was introduced earlier this month at Google’s launch event for the Pixel 2. First reported by Android Police, Google Lens was discovered by a Reddit user who

‘Pay with Google’ arrives on Android to fasten the checkout process

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Google has officially rolled out its new feature Pay with Google to speed up the checkout process. The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you’ve previously logged on the web titan’s products (like Chrome, Android Pay, YouTube,

Google Calendar on the web gets new look and features

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Google has announced a modern and responsive new design for Google Calendar. Google Calendar on the web now offers a fresh color scheme and a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size. “Starting today, a fresh look and new features

Google announces ‘Advanced Protection’ for vulnerable accounts

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Google has announced a free program aimed at users that are at high risk for attacks- like the journalist, business leaders, and political campaign teams. The program called Advanced Protection focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access

Google launches new security features for Chrome

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Since October is celebrated as CyberSecurity Awareness Month, Google is celebrating the Awareness Month by announcing two new security protections. The company has announced an upgrade to its Security Checkup and a new phishing protection for Chrome. Security Checkup presents