India has no plans to ask Facebook and Google to pay for news content

The Indian government has confirmed that it has no plans yet to make tech giants Facebook and Google pay local publishers for news content. The response from the Indian government comes after the matter was brought up during the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for…

Google is finally working on moving the search bar to the bottom on Android phones

Just like Apple, Google is also improving the one-handed usage of its first-party apps. Several apps on the Android 12 have most UI elements shifted to the bottom. Google as well appears to be testing changes to the Google Search app which could see the Search Bar being moved to the bottom of the page. Images of the…

Google is crazy and Apple must be stopped, Epic CEO slams companies for Android, iOS fee systems

Epic CEO, Tim Sweeney, has called Google “crazy” and urged that “Apple must be stopped.” If you are wondering why the boss of the company that is behind Fortnite is lashing out at Google and Apple, it is about the duopoly that they have in the mobile phone app distribution market. Sweeney said…

Google won’t fund sites, YouTube videos that deny climate change

Alphabet Inc’s Google will ban advertisements and stop funding media that contradict scientific consensus on climate change, another attempt from the internet giant to stamp out environmental conspiracies it has fueled for years.The new prohibition applies to commercials Google places online, as well as the…

Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday today: But when did it really start?

Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday today, September 27, with a special doodle on the homepage. But did you know that Google hasn’t always celebrated its birthday on September 27? For instance, while the fourth birthday was celebrated on September 27, 2002, for the 5th birthday, Google had a doodle on…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Review: Can It Replace Your Laptop?

It features a 12.4-inch LCD with S Pen support It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC The optional keyboard and Dex offer a near-desktop-like experience Google has long given up on making its own Android tablets and has sort of left it up to its OEM partners to carry on the…

Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel summons Google, Facebook over misuse of platforms

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday to hear the views of Facebook India and Google India on safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social media and online news media platforms. The…

Google will now let users know when its search results are not reliable

Google in a blog post explained that it will suggest users check back the results around a topic that is new. This would particularly be true for breaking news or emerging topics.  HIGHLIGHTS Google will let users know when the results around a topic are changing rapidly. Google will start displaying notices like…

JioPhone Next smartphone launched, Google says it runs special version of Android

HIGHLIGHTS During the keynote, Chairman Mukesh Ambani claimed that the JioPhone Next would be among the most affordable smartphones in India and globally. JioPhone Next to be available in India from September 10. It runs an optimised version of Android developed by Jio and Google. JioPhone Next has been announced at…

Google Pixel phones getting June update with features like Astrophotography time-lapse, Locked Photos Folders

The Pixel Feature Drop brings several exclusive features for those using Google’s smartphones, including the new Astrophotography time-lapse video. HIGHLIGHTS The Astrophotography feature is available on Pixel 4 and newer Pixel phones. The Locked Folder in Google Photos lets you save photos and videos and secure…