Tag Archives: Google

Google Says It Tracks Personal Student Data, but Not for Advertising

What does Google do with the personal information it collects from children who use Google products at school? That has become a pressing question for privacy advocates as Google has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of educational technology in K-12 schools. Now Google has provided some answers to that question in a seven-page letter to Sen. ... Read More »

Google My Maps App Receives First Major Update Since 2014

Google My Maps, an app that lets you create and share custom maps, has received its first major update since 2014. The update brings a redesigned user interface based on the search giant’s Material Design UI, along with other performance improvements and features. The app update v2.0 now has a welcome guide for new users along with other features such ... Read More »

Google Updates Forms, Keep, and Clock Apps

Google has rolled out a bunch of updates for its Google Forms, Keep, and Clock Web intefaces and applications. The updates bring numerous tweaks and useful tools making it easy for users to access various functions or gather information quickly. The search giant has introduced an enhanced user interface for its Google Forms in the update, bringing templates such as ... Read More »

Google Maps for Android Update Brings Navigation Tweaks and More

Google Maps for Android received its first update of 2016 last month that added several new features including Driving mode and more. Now, there’s a new update for Android users that brings new features including a tweaked navigation interface, and from other changes. The new Google Maps for Android version 9.20 is currently not available on Google Play India but ... Read More »

Google Reinstates Samsung-Backed Adblock Fast a Week After Pulling It

Less than a week pulling Adblock Fast from Google Play, an Android app aimed at stripping ads from Samsung’s Internet Web browser, Google has reinstated the Samsung-backed app. On Tuesday the developer of Adblock Fast, Rocketship, wrote in a blog post that Google has reinstated its app on Google Play. Google confirmed the move to Gadgets 360. Adblock Fast was ... Read More »

Google, Apple Face Kremlin Tax Fire for ‘Milking’ Russia

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth more than Russia’s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenko’s crosshairs since he was named Putin’s first Internet adviser six weeks ago. In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google ... Read More »

Google Now Offers Flood Alerts in India

Google on Tuesday announced that it will offer flood alerts in India through Google Public Alerts. The company said that users will be able to find flood alerts with river level information for over 170 areas in which Central Water Commission (CWC) has active observation stations. In a blog post, Google said the alerts will be available on Google Web ... Read More »

Google Hangouts Gets Improved Call Quality With Peer-to-Peer Connections

Google Hangouts can now utilise peer-to-peer connections for communication. In a new update to its messaging and voice and video calling app, Google rolled out the feature to Android, iOS, and the Web. The addition of peer-to-peer protocol for communications is aimed at improving the voice calling experience. The search giant recently started to notify users on their phone about ... Read More »