Google releases stable Android 13 update for Pixel phones

The day has finally arrived for Android phones to get their big yearly update. Google released the stable Android 13 update today, and if you have a Pixel 4 or later model in your hand, the update notification will pop up soon. I’ve already got it on my Pixel 6a, and installation is underway. Google …

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Google issues threats to its employees

South Korea’s telecom regulator said on Tuesday that it plans to launch an investigation into app store operators such as Apple, Google and One Store for allegedly violating in-app payment laws. Last year, South Korea passed an amendment called the Telecommunications Business Act that prohibits major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software …

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Google “steals” users location data

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According to the Australian Associated Press, in a legal battle with the Australian competition watchdog, Google has agreed to pay a fine of $60 million. This is because the technology giant is collecting misleading users about personal location data. In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Google had violated consumer laws by misleading …

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Google Fiber to bring high-speed internet to five new states

In what is the first significant expansion since pausing new construction in late 2016, Google recently detailed future plans to bring its Fiber internet services to more regions. The company now says it is planning to deliver high-speed internet through Google Fiber to five new states, specifically Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Idaho. According to …

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Wear OS will be compatible with Google TV for exercising at home

Continuing to build the Android ecosystem, Google has decided to make smart TVs an important part of it by integrating them with fitness trackers to help developers create interactive home workout programs. In addition, Android TVs will have enhanced support for wireless audio. However, Google will have to increase the requirements for software and hardware …

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South Korea investigates Apple and Google app stores

The Korean Communications Commission (KCC) has recently said that an investigation would be initiated against Apple and Google. The companies are apparently violating local rules for conducting transactions in applications. The official date for the start of the investigation is August 16, according to the Korean agency Yonhap News. In addition to the Apple App …

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Google search suffers global outage – three injured in data center power accident

Google search had serious issues yesterday and speculations link the outage to an accident. According to reports, yesterday, the Google data centre in Council Bluffs, Iowa had an “electrical accident”. The company reveals that there were three casualties and all the staff are now receiving treatment after the incident. According to Sfgate, the accident happened at 11:59 …

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Google Fitbit will stop supporting music streaming from PCs

Google-owned Fitbit Versa, Versa 2 or Ionic device users will soon be unable to transfer music from a PC to a Fitbit device. On a related support page, Fitbit said it will discontinue its Fitbit Connect app in October. After the disconnection, users will only have two ways to download music to their devices: a …

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