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Google wants to shame Apple into adopting RCS in its Messages app

RCS is a cross-platform messaging protocol designed as a successor to the outdated SMS and MMS standards, and Google today launches a new website to try and shame Apple into adopting it. If you have an iPhone and message Android-owning…

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How to get Google Pixel 6a for free

Google’s Pixel phones are a dream come true for vanilla-Android fans — on paper, at least. Sadly, the search giant has failed mightily when it comes to its phones, as the devices are often riddled with bugs. The Pixel line…

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Google Play gets redesigned logo to commemorate its 10th birthday

Do you want to feel old? Google Play launched in 2012! In other words, Google’s digital store has now existed for a decade. Google Play has become a centralized digital store for both software and media, including mobile apps, games,…

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Google Play to allow app developers to use alternative billing systems in Europe

Google has announced that app developers in Europe — and only Europe — will be able to implement alternative billing systems for apps and games listed in Google Play. On top of this, the company says that although any developer…

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Google will automatically delete abortion clinic visits and more from location history to protect users

Google has announced plans to help protect user privacy in relation to health data. While the company does not make explicit reference to the recent overturning of Roe v Wade, there has concern in the wake of the historic ruling,…

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Google revamps its Password Manager for better protection and ease of use

Passwords. Despite numerous predictions of their demise we still can’t live without them. Using strong passwords though, especially if you have several devices, means using a password manager to help you keep track. Google Password Manager has been around in…

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Google is making it easier to find LGBTQ+ owned businesses in Search and Maps

It is pride month, so many companies are wrapping themselves up in the rainbow flag and proclaiming their allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community. It is in this spirit that Google has launched a new label in its Maps and Search…

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Google News undergoes a dramatic makeover bringing new options as well as a new look

Internet users get their news from a huge number of sources these days. In addition to newspaper websites, RSS feeds and social media, there are also aggregator sites — including Google News. Google has just unveiled a major redesign for…

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Google is bringing secure virtual credit cards to Chrome

Making payments online is fraught with potential dangers, and there is risk involved with making purchases with your credit card. To help offer a level of protection, many companies — including the likes of Revolut — enable their customers to…

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The Google Pixel 6a is affordable and looks great, but you can’t buy the damn thing!

The Google Pixel 6a was announced today, and there is both good and bad news regarding it. The good news is, the Android smartphone doesn’t cost an arm, nor does it cost a leg. Yes, as is typical with Google’s…

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