Tag Archive: Google


Apple’s cloud deal with Google could be worth $600 million

Apple may be hopping into bed with long-time tech giant frenemy Google, migrating part of its iCloud business over from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google’s Cloud Platform. Apple will reportedly pay Google between $ 400 and $ 600 million as part of the deal, which could be around twice the estimated amount Google’s cloud business did in total […]

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Google is pushing to encrypt more of its services

The latest Google Transparency Report shows that since January 23, 77 percent of all requests to its servers have used encrypted connections. The numbers on the new report are current as of February 27, and the company says it’s “working hard” to achieve full encryption across all of its services. Interestingly, the 77 percent figure […]

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How to view your Google Drive files faster with Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro has solved many workflow problems for me over the years. Most recently it’s been an immense time-saver when it comes to accessing Google Drive files I need often. While the Google Drive app itself is decent enough, it only acts as a hub to Google’s other apps, which is somewhat annoying. That’s […]

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Google, Facebook and others following Apple’s lead on encryption

Google, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp and other tech giants are reportedly working on their own increased privacy measures, as Apple continues to win over the general public during its encryption standoff with the FBI. A report from U.K. newspaper The Guardian provides a few limited details about what the companies have planned. WhatsApp is reported to […]

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Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

Having used a relatives computers recently I discovered their Google Chrome web browser was constantly throwing a “Your connection is not private” error message on many web pages, thereby preventing the page from loading unless they chose to ignore and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” message can be a little disconcerting, so … Read More [Read More…]

Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

Having used a relatives computers recently I discovered their Google Chrome web browser was constantly throwing a “Your connection is not private” error message on many web pages, thereby preventing the page from loading unless they chose to ignore and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” message can be a little disconcerting, so … Read More

Google and Ford may be teaming up to build self-driving cars

Google is reportedly teaming up with Ford for a self-driving car project that will combine Ford’s vehicles with Google’s technology. According to sources supposedly familiar with the plans, the deal will be announced at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. For Google, the advantage of pairing with Ford is that the company would […]

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Google is giving away Star Wars Cardboard headsets!

Quick! Get yourself over to the Google Store now, where you can claim a free Star Wars Cardboard, courtesy of Google. The limited edition headsets are themed to look like BB-8, a First Order Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, and RS-D2 — but you can only pick one! These headsets are exactly the same as those that were being […]

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Google Photos now lets you share your favorite albums with friends

Google knows your best photos shouldn’t stay hidden away inside your camera roll, so it is making it incredibly easy to share them with friends. A new Google Photos update, which is rolling out today on Android, iOS, and the web, introduces shared albums, which you can send to friends via SMS, email, or instant message. […]

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Apple Maps now dominates Google Maps on iOS devices

It’s hard to think of too many Apple-related bombs bigger than Apple Maps, the disastrous mapping service introduced in 2012, which resulted in widespread ridicule, at least one major executive leaving the company, and Tim Cook himself recommending that customers use rival services. But just a few years later a new report suggests that Apple Maps […]

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