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  1. Jamie McKane

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service Google has shut down a service which tracked smartphone location data and signal strength to show network providers information weak spots in their coverage. This previously unknown service, which Google called Mobile Network Insights, tracked...
  2. Jamie McKane

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google Google has published research highlighting that 1.5% of Chrome users are accessing websites with unsafe passwords. The company has come to this conclusion after inspecting data from over 650,000 people who have used its Password Checkup extension.
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password Google has launched a new feature which allows Android smartphone users to sign in to some Google services using the fingerprint sensor on their device instead of entering their password. According to a support page on...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa Google is planning to bring Google Station, which aims to provide "fast Wi-Fi for everyone", to South Africa. Google Station is a platform which makes it easy to roll out safe and protected Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by...
  5. Jamie McKane

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google The European Commission is largely happy with the first year of its sweeping digital privacy rules. Evidence mounts, however, that the General Data Protection Directive, or GDPR, as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Google finds a way out of "Wi-Spy" lawsuit

    Google finds a way out of "Wi-Spy" lawsuit Google is poised to pay a modest $13 million to end a 2010 privacy lawsuit that was once called the biggest U.S. wiretap case ever and threatened the internet giant with billions of dollars in damages. The settlement would close the books on a scandal...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google removes stalkerware from Play Store

    Google removes stalkerware from Play Store Google has pulled seven Android apps from its Play Store after researchers at Avast identified that they were designed to enable stalking. The apps were likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Google grilled over toxic content

    Google grilled over toxic content U.S. senators used a Congressional hearing on Tuesday to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other internet services from being sued for the content users post. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, led by Senator Ted...
  9. J

    !!!WARNING: This is a Rant!!! JVC Smart Android TVs

    JVC Smart TVs are a utter bunch of (honky horn) crap. Purchased one the 11-06-2019 - Damn android is not certified. Play store does not open just a plain (retry error), DSTV now does not work(not google certified device Error), and streaming applications all close after about a minute of...
  10. Jamie McKane

    The best Google-certified Android TV boxes available in South Africa

    The best Google-certified Android TV boxes available in South Africa Online streaming is becoming increasingly popular among South Africans, with users subscribing to services like Netflix and Showmax which are much cheaper than conventional satellite television. This is further enabled by the...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google's Shoelace social media app is its answer to Facebook

    Google's Shoelace social media app is its answer to Facebook Google recently unveiled its latest attempt to penetrate the social networking app market - Shoelace. Unlike the recently-cancelled Google Plus, which was an attempt to create a comprehensive social media platform to rival Facebook...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Peter Thiel urges US to probe Google's "treasonous" activity

    Peter Thiel urges US to probe Google's "treasonous" activity Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump’s top Silicon Valley supporters and donors, took aim at Google Inc. and the high-tech industry over the companies’ focus on global markets while brushing aside U.S. interests. He singled out...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Google to launch overhauled News tab

    Google to launch overhauled News tab Google plans to reveal an overhauled News tab which enhances prominence for publishers rather than headlines. The company stated on Twitter that the new interface will also organise articles more clearly to help users find the news they are searching for.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google Chrome to get play button

    Google Chrome to get play button Google is working to implement a play button in its Chrome browser toolbar, ZDNet reports. This button will allow users to pause and resume media playing in their browser, regardless of which tab the media originates from.
  15. Jamie McKane

    Google and Facebook dig a moat for the US government

    Google and Facebook dig a moat for the US government As U.S. anti-monopoly authorities weigh possible investigations into America’s technology superpowers, there is one advantage the government can’t touch: the size, scale and might of the tech giants’ computer networks, logistics machines and...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Google and Facebook are stealing talent from Europe

    Google and Facebook are stealing talent from Europe Last week, the FT reported that a group of Britain’s best-known quantum computing scientists had moved quietly to Silicon Valley to found a startup called PsiQ. The lure was the abundance of venture capital that can’t be had in Europe. The...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google working on Fast Share for Android

    Google working on Fast Share for Android Google is developing a replacement for its Android Beam sharing functionality named Fast Share, 9to5Google reports. Android Beam is an NFC-based sharing technology which was first introduced in Android 4.0.
  18. Jamie McKane

    Google is building a subsea cable from Europe to Cape Town

    Google is building a subsea cable from Europe to Cape Town Google has announced Equiano, a new private subsea cable which will start in western Europe and run along the West Coast of Africa, between Portugal and Cape Town in South Africa. The cable will have branching units along the way that...
  19. chickenbeef

    Google Home Mini

    Item: 2x Google Home Mini Age: +-6 weeks but still sealed Price: R700 each not negotiable Warranty: No Packaging: Original Condition: New, sealed Location: Cape Town, Northern Suburbs Reason: I initially bought 4 of these but found that I only really need 2 due to my home being mostly open plan...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google teases its Pixel 4 design

    Google teases its Pixel 4 design Google has published an official render of its new Pixel 4 smartphone on Twitter, giving users the first look at the company's design for its new smartphone. This follows leaked renders of the Pixel 4 being published online, revealing a change in design from...
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