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US reportedly readying new antitrust probe into Google
Sep03

US reportedly readying new antitrust probe into Google

According to the Washington Post, more than half of state attorneys in the United States are readying an antitrust investigation into Google—and this could happen as early as next week. The report said the search engine giant is being targeted for probe for “potential antitrust violations.” Specifically, September 9 has been revealed as the date when the investigation will be unveiled. Citing people familiar with the matter who would...

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Gmail now alerts you when you are about to send email to a co-worker who is out of office
Aug30

Gmail now alerts you when you are about to send email to a co-worker who is out of office

Google has added a small but important update to Gmail—an update that will save you the pain of waiting endlessly for a co-worker to respond to an urgent email. The new update, according to Google, will alert you when next you want to send an email to a co-worker who just stepped out of the office. Instead of getting an automatic reply when you send an email to such a colleague, a new feature in Gmail and Calendar has now been added...

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Gmail adds new way to quickly swipe to switch accounts on Android
Aug29

Gmail adds new way to quickly swipe to switch accounts on Android

The flexibility of the Gmail app on mobile is such that anyone can easily switch to another account—it is that easy within the app itself. Google is further seeing to it that everyone can switch accounts by simply swiping. Though, swipe to switch accounts on mobile has been available on iOS for a while, it is just being added to Android. Version 2019.08.18 allows you to swipe to switch accounts on Android. You can swipe up or down on...

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Gmail will soon be able to auto-correct your grammar

Sometimes it is nearly impossible to recall an already-sent email; not even the “undo” button is fast enough to bail you out of the potential embarrassment. This, however, is the reason why a lot of people have lost several business opportunities. Imagine being denied a potential job offer simply because you mixed things up while composing an email—that could be so painful. Soon, and pretty soon too, Gmail will be able to tell you...

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Google Photos adds a new feature that pulls texts in images
Aug23

Google Photos adds a new feature that pulls texts in images

A new and very important feature has been added to Google Photos—one I believe would further attract more people to use the app. Google has updated its photos app with a new feature called optical character recognition [OCR] filter. The filter is fitted with the ability to pull text from any image. The OCR feature which was reported by 9to5google has also been confirmed by Google via the dedicated Twitter page of Photos. It was first...

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Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store
Aug22

Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store

With the growing number of personal and payday loan apps on the increase, Google has made a bold step towards curbing the excesses of some of them. For the records, not all loan apps are worth it—some or even most of them are not worth it. To this end, Google has rejigged and published new rules to guide how apps use its Play Store. The aim is to prevent predatory loan apps from taking advantage of unsuspecting users who may be fooled...

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