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  1. Jamie McKane

    Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban

    Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban Google has warned the Trump administration that it risks compromising U.S. national security if it goes ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, and has asked to be exempted from any ban, the Financial Times reported, citing three...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, and Apple fall due to antitrust investigation

    Google, Facebook, and Apple fall due to antitrust investigation Google parent Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. tumbled as the companies appear set to undergo U.S. antitrust probes after the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission agreed to split up oversight of technology...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google suffers big cloud outage

    Google suffers big cloud outage Google suffered an outage across various cloud platforms yesterday, which caused users to experience reduced performance and intermittent errors. The company said that the issue primarily affected Google Cloud, G Suite, and YouTube, although other applications...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers

    Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers Google has confirmed that it will be stopping non-enterprise users from using ad-blocking plug-ins on its Chrome browser. Google said it has listened to the feedback it has received from users after previously announcing its intentions to...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Gmail confidential mode activated by default for G Suite users

    Gmail confidential mode activated by default for G Suite users Google will roll out its Gmail confidential mode feature to G Suite users on June 25, activating the mode by default on all accounts. The feature will allow G Suite users to write confidential emails and access a range of security...
  6. Jamie McKane

    The easiest way to keep your Google account safe

    The easiest way to keep your Google account safe Keeping your online accounts secure does not need to be difficult, and often implementing a few simple authentication methods will improve your resilience to attacks. Google has investigated the effects of "basic security hygiene" on account...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google stored G Suite passwords in plain text

    Google stored G Suite passwords in plain text Google has disclosed that some G Suite users' passwords were stored in plain text for as long as 14 years. G Suite is the business version of Google suite of apps including Gmail and Google Docs, and the company said the storage issue was a result...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Google will not bring Windows 10 to Chromebooks

    Google will not bring Windows 10 to Chromebooks Google's project to bring Windows 10 to its Chromebook laptops has been abandoned, according to code spotted within the project's code by a Reddit user. Changes to the project's code on Gerrit now include lines which directly refer to the...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Pixel 3a vs Galaxy A30 vs Huawei P30 Lite - Pricing and specifications

    Pixel 3a vs Galaxy A30 vs Huawei P30 Lite - Pricing and specifications Google has launched its new Pixel 3a smartphone, which offers similar features and design to the standard Pixel 3. The Pixel 3a has a cheaper and less powerful chipset however, and lacks the IP68 dust and water resistance...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Africa Check on team that got $2-million grant for AI fact-checking project

    Africa Check on team that got $2-million grant for AI fact-checking project Google.org has announced the recipients of grants for its "Google AI Impact Challenge", one of which was awarded to a team of three fact-checking organisations and the Open Data Initiative. Africa Check is one of the...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google now allows you to automatically delete your online history

    Google now allows you to automatically delete your online history Google has released a new feature which allows users to automatically delete their online history after a predetermined period of time. This includes location history and activity data, such as online searches, places you have...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Google's Ireland tax arrangement faces scrutiny from EU

    Google's Ireland tax arrangement faces scrutiny from EU The European Union has taken a closer look at how Google uses operations in Ireland to help reduce its corporate tax obligations within the trade bloc, two people familiar with the matter said. Officials from the European Commission, the...
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    Android 9.0+ and AOAv2 usb audio streaming

    Google have deprecated and removed AOAv2 usb audio streaming from Android 9.0 going forward - has anyone spotted a work around or way to get it back in a custom ROM? Real pain in the arse because I've been forced back to 8.1
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google to launch new Pixel tablets and laptops

    Google to launch new Pixel tablets and laptops Google's hardware division is working on new Pixelbook and Pixel Slate products, the company confirmed in a statement to The Verge. Speaking at the Google Cloud Next 2019 conference, Pixelbook Group product management lead Steven Jacobs suggested...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Google unveils Stadia game streaming service

    Google unveils Stadia game streaming service Google is getting into gaming in a serious way. The Alphabet Inc. unit unveiled Tuesday a new game streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. [Bloomberg]
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    [SALE] - Google Nexus 5X 32GB

    Item: Google Nexus 5X Black 32GB Age: 3 years Price: R1800.00 R1600.00 Warranty: No Packaging: Full original Condition: Excellent Location: Durban Reason: Not using Shipping: If you want, on you Collection: Best Link: LG Nexus 5X H790 32GB Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone for all GSM + CDMA Carriers...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google paid men less than women for the same job

    Google paid men less than women for the same job An internal Google salary audit has found that the company paid women more than men for performing the same job. The report reveals that male "Level 4 Software Engineers" were paid less than women in the same role.
  18. Jamie McKane

    Google exposes serious Mac security vulnerability

    Google exposes serious Mac security vulnerability Google's ProjectZero security programme has disclosed a "high-severity" macOS vulnerability before the problem has been patched. The macOS security flaw lets attackers modify a user-mounted file system image without alerting the user.
  19. Jamie McKane

    Google restores Chrome's F6 shortcut functionality

    Google restores Chrome's F6 shortcut functionality Google is re-implementing the F6 shortcut that it removed in Chrome 72, reports Softpedia News. Previously, users had been able to press F6 to automatically switch focus to the URL bar of the browser - letting users type a new URL.
  20. Jamie McKane

    Alphabet profit margins slide due to rising Google costs

    Alphabet profit margins slide due to rising Google costs Google parent Alphabet Inc. reported thinner profit margins as the internet giant spent heavily to expand its cloud and YouTube businesses. The company’s shares slipped in late trading. Google’s fourth-quarter capital expenditures jumped...
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