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  1. Chris

    Google opens up Play Store to more Android Auto apps

    Google opens up Play Store to more Android Auto apps Google has announced that third-party developers can now publicly release new navigation, parking, and charging apps on the Play Store. This update is in response to many requests from Android Auto users for a more diverse range of app...
  2. Chris

    Facebook shares reach new record as tech stocks soar

    Facebook shares reach new record as tech stocks soar Facebook Inc. shares surged to a record Monday, with megacap Internet and technology stocks rallying amid optimism about the strong pace of economic growth. Shares of Facebook gained 3.4% to close at an all-time high of $308.91 as robust...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Google making own chip for next flagship smartphone - Report

    Google making own chip for next flagship smartphone - Report Google will debut its first mobile chip in its upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones, a report from 9to5Google has claimed. Rumours that the company was working on its own system-on-chip (SoC) first emerged in 2020. At the time, reports...
  4. Chris

    New Picture-in-Picture capabilities coming to Chrome−Report

    Google is planning to expand its Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature in the Chrome browser to video conferencing, which will enable users to take part in calls without leaving the browser. This is according to a report from Techtsp, which claimed to have seen design documents for the feature...
  5. Chris

    Big Tech CEOs grilled for "Stop the Steal" disinformation

    Big Tech CEOs grilled for "Stop the Steal" disinformation Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said he takes some responsibility for online organizing that led to the Jan. 6 riot at Capitol Hill, while the leaders of Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. deflected blame during a...
  6. Lebogang95

    Google Foobar Challenge

    Last night whilst busy doing some dev work I got invited to try Google's Foobar challenge. If you're not sure of what that is here is an article better explaining it. I just wanted to know if anyone else has received this invitation and what your experience with it was? Did you end up...
  7. Chris

    Google cuts Play Store fees

    Google cuts Play Store fees Alphabet Inc.’s Google is halving the percentage it takes from app developers on sales through its Google Play store, following a similar move by rival Apple Inc. last year. The Mountain View, California-based internet giant said it’s reducing the fees to 15% from...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Google faces lawsuit over Incognito data

    Google faces lawsuit over Incognito data Google failed to kill a lawsuit alleging that it secretly scoops up troves of internet data even if users browse in “Incognito” mode to keep their search activity private. The consumers who filed the case as a class action alleged that even when even...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google Maps now lets you draw missing roads and share photos

    Google Maps now lets you draw missing roads and share photos Google recently unveiled three new Google Maps features that make it easier for users to share and locate information. This stems from the navigation app reaching a new milestone of revising 150 million guides around the world.
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Google will put a stop to individual targeted advertising based on browsing history

    Google will put a stop to individual targeted advertising based on browsing history Software giant Google has committed to stop the use of targeted advertising of individual users across its web-based products. The company last year announced its intent to remove support for third-party cookies...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Google may start paying more for the info which made it successful

    Google may start paying more for the info which made it successful Google is under growing pressure to pay for information that, for two decades, the search provider snipped from the web - and made a mint from - without paying a penny. Australian and French efforts to force Google to...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Vodacom and Google partner to hand out hundreds of free smartphones

    Vodacom and Google partner to hand out hundreds of free smartphones Vodacom has announced a partnership with Google South Africa which will see the operator give away hundreds of Android smartphones. These smartphones will be provided to residents living in eleven remote villages across the...
  13. T

    DStv won't play any channels. Uncertified Google device.

    Hi, I have a MyGica TV box where I can't play any DStv channels because I have an uncertified Google Play Store. I had to download the DStv app from APKPure because it wasn't available on the Play Store. I tried using the Device ID app to register my Google Service Framework (GSF), but after...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google could face new lawsuit over app store fees

    Google could face new lawsuit over app store fees At least three U.S. states are investigating Alphabet Inc.’s Google over the fees it takes from developers for purchases and subscriptions inside apps, and they may file an antitrust lawsuit against the company early next year, according to...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The top Google searches in South Africa in 2020

    The top Google searches in South Africa in 2020 Google has published its Year in Search for 2020, which reveals the most frequent search terms across a number of categories in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, the search terms comprised a large number of COVID-19-related search terms and those...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Google People Cards now available in South Africa

    Google People Cards now available in South Africa Google has launched its new People Cards feature to users across Africa, allowing users to make themselves more discoverable on Search. People Cards allow people to create their presence on Search in the form of a card (similar to a Google...
  17. Jamie McKane

    How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40

    How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40 South Africans who buy new Huawei smartphones are still able to download and use many popular and useful apps. Due to Huawei's usage of HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) instead of GMS (Google Mobile Services) on its new smartphones, apps...
  18. MickeyDangerez

    Huawei, but can it Google?

    I love Huawei so much I may consider buying a second hand P30 Pro. Going forward I am however lost to the brand. Google services are not negotiable for me. So when is this US ban on Huawei ending? Huawei why don't you create a second company and sell the same hardware under a new name. Call it...
  19. Vorastra

    US Department of Justice sues Google over ‘unlawful monopolies’ in search, ads

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/20/doj-files-antitrust-suit-against-google-over-search-ads-dominance/
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google Play Music to shut down in South Africa in September 2020

    Google Play Music to shut down in South Africa in September 2020 The Google Play Music app will shut down from September 2020 in South Africa, according to an update posted on the YouTube blog. Google previously announced that it expected to shut down its Google Play Music service by the end...
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