Google Continues To Battle With Malware In Play Store

In recent months, Google has taken steps to tighten up its processes so that fewer poisoned apps find their way into the Google Play Store.  In addition to that, the company has stepped up its efforts to ruthlessly track down and remove malicious apps whenever and wherever they are found.  By most accounts, that effort has been successful. Sadly, it …

Dark Mode On Android Phones Extends Battery Life

Google recently confirmed that “Dark Mode” on Android phones uses less power and thus, helps to boost battery life. Most websites and OS screens do all they can to make it easier to see them on the diminutive screens of our smartphones.  That means bright white backgrounds and bright colors are used to highlight what designers and webmasters want you …

Google Updating reCAPTCHA To Make It Easier For Users

Bots make up a shocking percentage of internet traffic.  In fact, in some industries, there are far more bots trolling sites than there are humans.  Keeping bots from interfering with a website’s functionality and impacting human user experiences is an ongoing challenge that Google and many other companies are struggling to address. Google’s first attempt at reigning in bot activity …

iOS Gmail Users Will Be Able To Access Multiple Accounts

Earlier this year, Google introduced a new and improved Gmail that gave users virtually unlimited customization options. In addition to that, it included some exciting new AI-based features that cut down on repetitive tasks and made email management significantly easier. These advancements are important in this day and age, given the sheer volume of messages most of us tend to …

Deleting Your Google Search History Will Soon Be Easier

Google is rolling out some important changes that will make it easier for people who use their services to control their data. They’re starting with their most widely used service, which is search.  In the weeks ahead, it will be easier than ever for users to delete their search history, on both PC and Android devices.   The official company …

Google Finally Cracking Down On Manufacturer Device Updates

Security in the Android ecosystem is awful.  There’s just no other word to describe it. In large part, the blame for that can be placed at the feet of Google.  Although they have succeeded in creating a wildly successful platform, their management of OEM devices (in particular, security updates for them) have been virtually nonexistent. This has led to a …

Uninstall Fake App Called “The Album by Google Photos”

If you take a lot of photos with your Android device, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for a better way to organize them and access them.  That’s exactly what the authors of the malicious app called “The Album, by Google Photos” are hoping for. The app put in a brief appearance on the Microsoft store, where it claimed to …

Google May Be Getting Rid Of Google Plus

If you’re one of the relatively few people who use Google+ in something other than an Enterprise setting, be advised that the clock is ticking.  Google has just announced that they’re sunsetting the service.  It will be going offline for consumers at some point over the next ten months. The reasons for their decision are complex.  In part, it stems …

Google’s Emergency Location Service Improves 911 Response

Google is making a small but pivotal change as it relates to calls placed to 911 operators.  Having recently finalized a complex partnership with RapidSOS and West (two emergency technology companies) and T-Mobile, Google will now send location data from its “Emergency Location Service” when an Android user places a 911 call. If the caller is a T-Mobile customer, the …

G-Suite Users Can View Employee Productivity With Work Insights

Google has recently made some changes and improvements to its G-Suite. It introduces new tools designed to allow managers and admins greater visibility into how the people in their organizations use the G-Suite. Currently, the “Work Insight” tool is available in beta and displays information on how G-Suite is deployed at the team level. While this will be a boon …