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April 11, 2024

Gemini 1.5 : Google’s latest AI

Introducing Gemini 1.5, Google’s latest AI model featuring significant enhancements over its predecessor. Google continues its series of AI releases, following the recent rebranding of Google Bard to Gemini, the launch of the Gemini Advanced app, and the introduction of a premium AI plan. Just unveiled on Thursday, Gemini 1.5 surpasses its predecessor, Gemini 1.0,

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February 23, 2024

Google and Reddit Forge Data Partnership

Google has revealed a fresh collaboration with Reddit, focusing on the utilization of data from the online platform and artificial intelligence. Through the Data API, the search engine gains the capability to efficiently access structured data, providing the latest information and enhancing signals for a more profound comprehension of Reddit’s content, including public posts and

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February 21, 2024

Google releases Chrome 122 that includes fixes for critical security flaws

Google announced the launch of the new Chrome 122, marking a pivotal moment for its browser. This release, now available for Windows, Mac and Linux, introduces a number of critical security fixes along with new features to improve user experience and security. Maintaining robust security measures cannot be overstated as the digital landscape continues to

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February 5, 2024

Google plans to rename its AI model from Bard to Gemini

Numerous hints have surfaced, strongly suggesting that Google is on the verge of renaming Bard, its artificial intelligence. It is quite probable that the new name will be Gemini, aligning with the current designation of the AI model that drives Bard. What was initially a mere rumor is about to be made official: a changelog

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December 27, 2023

Google Enhances Integration Between Tasks and Calendar for Improved User Experience

Google continues its efforts to refine its suite of applications and services. One of the recent enhancements involves the seamless integration between Google Tasks and Google Calendar on the web platform. The tech giant recently unveiled its initiative to deepen the connection between these two widely-used tools. Now, users globally can experience this enhanced integration.

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December 12, 2023

Google Chrome for Android Unveils Desktop Mode for Premium Tablets in Latest Update

Google Chrome for Android introduces two new features as of December 12, 2023, showcasing the continuous efforts of Google’s programming team to enhance the browser’s functionality. In version 120, users can now enjoy a revamped bookmarks page with larger folder and link previews, featuring a new design that includes blue folders for primary bookmark categories

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December 4, 2023

Google’s Latest Android Update: Blocking Number for Enhanced User Control

Google aims to simplify the process of blocking phone numbers on Android, introducing new features to enhance the effectiveness of this functionality. While the current Android operating system provides various solutions to combat spam and harassment, users often face the inconvenience of separately blocking calls and text messages from specific numbers using different applications. The

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October 30, 2023

Google Bard Elevates Real-Time Responses to Enhance User Experience

Google’s commitment to harnessing artificial intelligence for competitiveness and relevance in its services and products is no secret. A prime example of this dedication is the advent of Google Bard, an AI-powered chatbot with a multifaceted skill set. Bard can provide information on various subjects, undertake translations, generate creative content, and assist users in diverse

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October 21, 2023

Google Chrome Enhancements: Autocorrect, Improved URL Suggestions, and More

Good news for those who occasionally make typos when entering URLs in Chrome: Google has introduced a set of enhancements to simplify and streamline your browsing experience. These updates were announced by Google on a Friday and include an improved autocorrect feature. In the past, Google’s desktop version would only autocomplete URLs if you typed

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October 14, 2023

Google’s Innovative Image Generation Feature in Search: Creating Visuals with SGE

Google is introducing a interesting feature within its Search Generative Experience (SGE) that enables users to create images. Following in the footsteps of Bing, Google has unveiled an update to its SGE, demonstrating the ability to generate images directly from search results and Google Images on its blog. To access this feature, you’ll need to

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October 10, 2023

Google Messages Web Version Unveils Refreshed Design and Exciting New Features

The search giant is introducing a refreshed look for Google Messages, with a prominent display of the company logo Although the famous four-color G did not previously appear on the app’s screen, we can see that it is now placed in the top left corner. Directly to your right appears the mention “Messages”, something that

September 30, 2023

Google Jamboard to Cease Operations in 2024: What Users Need to Know

Originally designed for educational institutions and businesses, Google Jamboard was introduced as a digital whiteboard, enabling real-time collaboration from any location where two of these devices were available. However, after a span of eight years, Google has decided to phase out both the hardware and the associated cloud applications by late 2024. Much like the

September 21, 2023

Safeguarding Your Online Privacy: How to Manage and Delete Browser History

Modern computing revolves around the use of browsers, where your online journey leaves behind a trail – your browser history. While it serves as a convenient navigation aid, it can also become a source of trouble, as often depicted in romantic comedies where characters face awkward situations due to their browser history mishaps. Sharing a

August 31, 2023

Google to delete inactive Gmail accounts

If you have several very old and/or inactive Gmail accounts, the time has come to start a password recovery to log in to those accounts… the goal? Don’t ever lose them. Google is warning its users that from next December, old accounts that have not had any activity for several months are at risk of

July 12, 2023

Airplane Mode: Google prepares an Automatic Mode

In the not too distant future we will be able to say goodbye to the need to manually activate airplane mode on our electronic devices during air travel. Google recently registered a patent for a revolutionary technology that promises to change the way we use smartphones, laptops and tablets on board aircraft. Imagine yourself on

July 4, 2023

Google’s New Offensive against Fake News: Verifying Images to Ensure Accuracy

In response to increasing pressure from authorities to enhance user protection against fake news, Google has recently introduced the Fact Check Explorer (FCE), a valuable tool for verifying the accuracy of online information. While the tool proves highly practical in an era of rampant misinformation, it does have certain limitations. Presently, it only enables users

June 23, 2023

Step-by-Step Guide to Set Up Google Analytics for Email Marketing

Step-by-Step Guide to Set Up Google Analytics for Email Marketing   In the present era of digital advancements, email marketing has emerged as a fundamental component of every prosperous marketing strategy. By utilizing email marketing, your business can gain the ability to establish valuable connections with their target audience, foster meaningful engagement, and ultimately accomplish

June 19, 2023

Google announces closure of Album Archive: Learn how to back up your photos

Many users must have already received an email from Google informing them of the imminent closure of the Album Archive, a service that allows users to view and access images shared on various Google platforms, including the extinct Google Hangouts. Google is now asking users to take action, and back up their content using Google

June 10, 2023

Google releases the new ChromeOS 114

Google has commenced the rollout of ChromeOS 114, the newest iteration of its dedicated operating system for compatible Chromebooks. While this update introduces a range of fresh functionalities, it regrettably falls short of delivering two highly anticipated features to users: Material You and the inclusion of any streaming applications within the stable version. About a

June 9, 2023

More Secure Google Chrome Password Manager

Google has updated the password manager that is built into Google Chrome with a new set of features. The password manager already offers biometric authentication on Android and iOS devices, but now its desktop version is also getting the expected biometric authentication. That works as an extra layer of security when using autofill option. The

May 12, 2023

Generative AI Coming to Google Search

Google revealed last Wednesday that it intends to improve its search engine with the addition of generative artificial intelligence, enough to compete with Bing, from Microsoft, which has already ventured in this field. With new generative AI capabilities in search, Google says it’s making the job of search easier, allowing users to understand a topic

May 8, 2023

Google TV Receives Exciting Update with New Features and Enhancements

Google TV is a beloved service of the search giant, with millions of users worldwide utilizing it on televisions or TV boxes. Its simplicity and ease of use have earned it high praise and appreciation. And as it should be, Google is systematically looking for new features to add to this service, which in itself

April 26, 2023

Google Authenticator adds option to sync with Google accounts for improved 2FA usability

On April 25th, 2023, Google Authenticator, a mobile application used for two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA), released an innovative update. The application generates time-based or HMAC-based one-time passwords based on a shared “secret” between the user and the service requiring authentication. The update allows users to store these codes locally or in their