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Google Meet to start blocking anonymous users in education meetings
Jul14

Google Meet to start blocking anonymous users in education meetings

Google has improved the privacy of its videoconferencing space Meet. A new feature that blocks anonymous users from gatecrashing an education meeting by default was announced by the tech giant on Tuesday. Anonymous in this case would mean those not signed into a Google account; such people will be blocked from joining meetings organized by anyone with a G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education license. Participants...

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Google Meet tab has been added to Gmail mobile app [Rolling out]
Jul13

Google Meet tab has been added to Gmail mobile app [Rolling out]

The Gmail mobile app has welcomed a new tab that will allow you to host and join a meeting. Recall that a similar feature that allows you to host and join a meeting on the web version of the email service was launched a couple of weeks ago; but now the mobile version is being rolled out already, and some users have already started seeing it on their phones. The Google Meet button within the Gmail mobile app will allow you to host and...

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Google Photos adds Recently Added search filter feature to Android
Jul09

Google Photos adds Recently Added search filter feature to Android

Finally, you are going to be able to see your newly uploaded pictures first on Google Photos. This represents one of the biggest changes to the popular picture apps in recent times. This feature has been present in the web version of the service for sometimes now; but Android users can now access their newly uploaded photos once they open the app. Previously, photos were sorted in a reverse-chronological order by the date which they...

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Google Play Store has blocked access to all 59 banned apps in India
Jul03

Google Play Store has blocked access to all 59 banned apps in India

While some developers of banned apps in India voluntarily removed their apps without waiting for Google, you will not find any of those apps on the list anywhere near the Play Store. Google, according to various sources have temporarily blocked access to those apps, and they are currently not available. “While we continue to review the interim orders from the Government of India, we have notified the affected developers and have...

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Google paid Apple hefty sum to remain the default search engine in 2019
Jul02

Google paid Apple hefty sum to remain the default search engine in 2019

A recent report published by the UK Competition Markets Authority has revealed that Google parted with a large sum of money to remain the default search in engine in Apple’s mobile Safari browser. The report revealed that the search engine giant paid a whopping sum of £1.2 billion (roughly $1.5 billion) all through 2019 to secure its leading position in the market. Apple, according to the report, obviously got a larger chunk of that...

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US Department of Justice reportedly set to end Google’s antitrust probe with a lawsuit
Jun26

US Department of Justice reportedly set to end Google’s antitrust probe with a lawsuit

The US Department of Justice is reportedly set to file a lawsuit against Google after completing an antitrust probe of the search giant. In 2019, the WSJ reported that the US Department of Justice was planning to initiate an antitrust probe into the activities of Google as it relates to Search, which it later started later that year. The lawsuit, according to Reuters, is imminent, with the Department of Justice requesting for...

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