Google has published today Chrome 71, the latest version of its web browser, a release that is primarily focused on bolstering Chrome's security posture.There are quite a few updates on the security front in this new Chrome version, but one of the most important is the one made to Chrome's built-in ad filtering system.Announced at the start of November, last month, this update will improve Chrome's ability to detect websites that show overly aggressive or misleading ads and popups --which, Google said, creates "abusive experiences" for Chrome users. We won't go over these modifications in fine details again, but for more details, readers can check out ZDNet's previous coverage, here.Secondly, also starting with Chrome 71, Google also announced its intention to crack down on websites that use shady tricks to fool users into subscribing to mobile subscription plans.Google plans to show a full-page warning --similar to the ones shown for HTTPS errors-- before users access these types of … [Read more...] about Google releases Chrome 71 with a focus on security features
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caption Google CEO Sundar Pichai. source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google is hosting an event on Tuesday where it’s expected to announce all its new hardware. The most anticipated new devices are the Pixel 3 smartphones, which have been leaked so much in the last few weeks that I feel like it’s already available to buy. Oh, wait – it was available to buy! A shop in Hong Kong somehow got ahold of Google’s Pixel 3 phone, which was picked up by Engadget and revealed to the world. The phone was being sold for around $2,000, but I wouldn’t expect the Pixel 3 to cost as much when Google announces it on Tuesday. Apart from the Pixel 3, Google will likely unveil new new models of existing devices, as well as a brand new smart device that will house Google Assistant. Based on reports, rumors, and leaks, here’s what we expect during Google’s big hardware event: The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which have been fully leaked before … [Read more...] about Here’s everything we expect Google to announce at its biggest hardware event of the year
While personal blogs aren't really the thing they once were, Google believes they "add to the vitality of the web." To that end, the company has introduced Blog Compass, a new platform for managing blogs. The app is currently only available as a beta in India, but it could come to more regions depending on its popularity and user feedback. Blog Compass provides analytics, resources for good blogging practices, and post topic ideas based on trending searches and the content of individual blogs. Google says bloggers use a lot of different platforms for the services Blog Compass provides, so offering the various functionalities in a single app should make the task of managing a blog that much simpler. It works with blogs hosted on either WordPress or Google's own Blogger, two of the most popular blogging services. The app is currently available in India from the Play Store, and can be used in either English or Hindi. If you're keen on downloading it elsewhere, you can grab it from … [Read more...] about Google’s new Blog Compass app brings Indian users tools to manage their blogs, track trends [APK Download]
It’s obvious that the staff here at Android Authority love Android. Even though many of us use some non-Android products in our daily lives, our hearts align with Android’s open source nature and the power it gives us to choose how our devices work, look, and feel. That’s why today’s news about the record $5 billion fine the European Commission just levied at Google over its alleged antitrust violations with Android has left us conflicted. This morning, our Slack channels were a hotbed of conversation about what this news means for us.Editor's PickGoogle facing record $5 billion fine over controversial Android practices (Updated) Update #2, July 18, 2018 (09:33AM EST): In an update on the Google Blog, CEO Sundar Pichai has announced Google will appeal against its 4.34 billion euro fine it received earlier today. Pichai outlined several arguments … On one hand, we are all Android fanboys and love the Google ecosystem. On the other hand, we’re also … [Read more...] about Google vs the EU: Which side are you on?
May 31, 2018 - Written By Karandeep Singh In a bid to promote online content in local Indian languages, Google has announced to hold Search Conference 2018 in 11 tier-1 and tier-2 cities. The conferences aim at going beyond English and Hindi, two of the most used languages in the country, to have content published in more regional languages, with the focus primarily on Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Bengali. At each event, Google intends to bring together local-language publishers and webmasters to help them further their site’s reach by introducing content in the said languages. These conferences will be hosted by the members of Google Webmaster Outreach team who will educate the visitors about the basics of Google Search and will share tips and best practices for a better search visibility of their blog or website.Google informed that its team will cover a range of topics that will help publishers improve viewership of their regional-language content. The Adsense team will also … [Read more...] about Google To Host Search Conferences Across 11 Indian Cities