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Facebook and Google to face tougher competition rules in the UK
Nov27

Facebook and Google to face tougher competition rules in the UK

Image Credit: CNN Google and Facebook will have to abide by new competition rules from next year in the UK. This is aimed at curtailing the dominance of the two tech giants and to the advantage of smaller firms. The code which is expected to come into effect by 2021, will be enforced by a dedicated unit within the Competition and Markets Authority [CMA], Aljazeera reports. The CMA, which seeks to checkmate the dominance of bigger...

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Google Stadia to get iOS support soon
Nov19

Google Stadia to get iOS support soon

Image Credit: BBC Google seems to have found a way to beat the Apple’s App Store stringent policy. The company has announced that it is building a progressive web app version of Stadia that will run in the mobile version of Safari—Apple’s popular browser. This is pretty much similar to what Microsoft plans to do with xCloud service on iOS, though Google seems to have taken the lead on this. Google is already talking about a public...

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Google Play experimenting with similar apps comparison
Nov01

Google Play experimenting with similar apps comparison

Image Credit: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/28/google-compares-similar-apps-head-to-head-in-new-play-store-experiment/ The Google Play Store is again experimenting with a new feature that lets you compare two similar apps. The side by side direct comparison of two apps on the store allows you to easily make up your mind based on features and other needs. To this end, a new “Compare apps” section has been created...

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Google Meet now allows you to upload custom background images
Oct31

Google Meet now allows you to upload custom background images

Image Credit: Google Google Meet has started rolling out custom background images on the web. This is part of Google’s efforts towards giving you a more personalised feeling when using the videoconferencing app.  The update is a bit like background blur; just that this time around you get a chance to choose from handpicked images. These set of images include but not limited to office spaces, landscapes, and abstract among...

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US Justice Department sues Google over antitrust tactics
Oct21

US Justice Department sues Google over antitrust tactics

Google is up against the US Justice Department. The latter has filed a complaint against the online search giant for violating antitrust laws and its monopoly. “Google is the monopoly gatekeeper to the internet for billions of users and countless advertisers worldwide. For years, Google has accounted for almost 90% of all search queries in the United States and has used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its...

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Google brings Driving Mode to Google Assistant on Android
Oct18

Google brings Driving Mode to Google Assistant on Android

Image Credit: Play Store Google has finally brought Driving Mode to Google Assistant on Android. The feature was first made mention of during Google’s I/O developers conference in 2019. The UI, however, looks somewhat different from what it looked like the first time it was showcased at the conference. Per XDA Developers, the feature has started showing up on some users’ phone–a huge sign that it could soon be widely...

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