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Google warns of the consequences of EU sanctions
Jul19

Google warns of the consequences of EU sanctions

Ever thought of paying to use Android? Well, it seems the latest ultimatum issued to Google by the European Commission to unbundle its OS within the next 90 days might come at a huge cost to the user. Reacting to the hefty fine [$5 billion] slammed on Google, company CEO Sundar Pichai has said it might have some far-reaching consequences. According to Pichai, Android user will “install around 50 apps themselves” and can without stress...

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Google gets a 90-day ultimatum; fined $5 billion by the European Commission
Jul18

Google gets a 90-day ultimatum; fined $5 billion by the European Commission

Google has been slammed with a fine in the region of $5 billion by the European Commission for violating antitrust laws. The Commission says the search engine giant abused its dominance of the Android market in three major areas. Recall that the search engine giant has been criticized heavily for bundling its search engine and Chrome apps into the mobile operating system. The world’s largest search engine is also being accused of...

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YouTube’s Android app gets Incognito mode for videos
Jul11

YouTube’s Android app gets Incognito mode for videos

There are times when you feel like you need to have your YouTube browsing history or habits covered up—you just don’t like the idea of someone having access to your previously watched videos. Of course, you can erase your browsing history soon afterwards, but that is not enough tweak to keep Google off. There is some good news after all, YouTube is adding an Incognito mode so you can watch your videos privately on your Android device....

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Google Podcast hits the Play Store with highly customizable functionalities
Jun20

Google Podcast hits the Play Store with highly customizable functionalities

It is a good thing that Google is once again diving into the podcast world after being absent for a couple of years now. The podcast market is growing by the day, and virtually every publisher is taking advantage of the opportunities it presents. Google Podcast was launched and added to the Play Store this week, and is offering something different from what many of us are already used to—customizable features among others. Unlike many...

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Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update
Jun09

Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update

It goes without a say that Gmail is the most used email app anywhere in the world. That probably explains why Google is always up and doing when it comes to adding new features. The email service is already hailed by many as useful for both business and personal use, but that has not stopped the developers from adding more important features. Fresh from overhauling Gmail only a couple of weeks ago, Google has once again updated the...

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Google to be heavily penalized by the EU—report
Jun07

Google to be heavily penalized by the EU—report

The Financial Times [behind paywall] is reporting that the European Commission is set to penalize Google over issues that bother on antitrust. Europe’s regulatory body is set to impose a hefty fine on Google for alleged misuse of power in respect to Android licensing deals with third-party phone makers. Citing the EU Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulatory body is “poised to announce the negative finding within weeks . ....

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