Google Translate Adds More Languages To Assist Communication

Every kid who grew up watching sci-fi has dreamed of the day when a Universal Translator would be available, making seamless communication possible and eliminating the language barrier entirely. That day hasn’t arrived yet, but Google is steadily marching toward that goal. The company has been making use of new machine learning and other advanced AI techniques to improve the …

The Amount Of Earth Google Has Mapped So Far

These days, who hasn’t made use of Google Maps?  It has become an indispensable navigation tool and smart phone navigation. It is powered by Google Maps and could arguably be described as a killer app that makes modern life a whole lot more convenient. What fewer people realize is that Google Maps’ Street View is handy for research, walking trips, …

Another WhatsApp Vulnerability Has Been Found

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform in the world. Unfortunately, that means it’s got a giant bullseye on it where hackers are concerned. In recent months, the company has faced no end of troubles as a raft of vulnerabilities have been exposed and exploited by hackers from every corner of the globe. The company is still reeling from the …

Malicious Apps Continue Getting Past Google On Play Store

Say what you want about Google, but the company has a solid track record of doing all they can to keep the Google Play Store relatively free of malicious apps. By most accounts, they have been wildly successful at that. Unfortunately, given the sheer number of apps available on the Play Store, statistics invariably catch up with them. A small …

Zynga Games Has Data Breach Including Personal Information

Zynga is a wildly successful gaming company with a number of hit titles under their belt including FarmVille, Words with Friends, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, and Café World. Their titles boast more than a billion players, worldwide, which is a number that would make most gaming outfits green with envy. Naturally, their success has painted a giant target on the …

Google Is Searching For Unauthorized Gambling Apps On Play Store

Google heavily regulates gambling and gaming apps on its Play Store.  It’s not hard to understand why.  The industry has a long history of gouging and otherwise abusing the people who play their games, to say nothing of the flouting of local laws. In response to the company’s heavy-handed regulation of their industry, some app developers have taken to disguising …

Some Android Apps Are Charging People Big Money

Security researchers at Sophos Labs have alerted Google to the presence of more than two dozen apps on the Play Store that are abusing a loophole in Google’s policies that allow them to charge hefty fees to unsuspecting users.  Here’s how it works: Many apps offer a free and a subscription-based service, and many of those allow users to try …

Your Google Calendar Settings May Be Sharing Your Info

Twelve years ago, Google introduced a new feature to Google Calendar that allowed users to share their calendars with others.  It’s a great feature and invaluable in a corporate environment because it gives teams an easy way to collaborate.  Google itself even touted the “make it pubic” feature of their calendar as being a cool way to use their search …

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you’ve got plenty of company.  Since the app was first published in 2010, it has been downloaded more than a hundred million times. Unfortunately, Google recently pulled it from the Play store when they discovered that it began delivering malware to user devices. For much of the app’s …

Google Hangouts Extending  Support Until Next Year

If you’re a G Suite user, you’re probably already aware that Google has been making plans to shut down Google Hangouts.  In fact, the original plan was to begin phasing it out of the G Suite in October of this year (2019). If you’re a fan of the service and rely on it for interoffice communications, you can breathe a …