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Don’t Use SMS For Google’s Two-Step Verification in Case Your Phone is Stolen

Two-step verification is great. However, instead of using SMS for two-step verification, it’s a good idea to use an Authenticator app to get your verification codes. It’s a tiny bit more secure for a number of reasons (like this one), but it can also save you if you happen to lose your Android phone while […]

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Don’t Use SMS For Google’s Two-Step Verification in Case Your Phone is Stolen

Two-step verification is great. However, instead of using SMS for two-step verification, it’s a good idea to use an Authenticator app to get your verification codes. It’s a tiny bit more secure for a number of reasons (like this one), but it can also save you if you happen to lose your Android phone while […]

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Google’s Big Ad-Blocking Update Comes to Chrome Tomorrow: Here’s What We Know

It’s been in the works for nearly a year and Google’s great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. On Thursday, the Chrome browser will begin to automatically filter out ads that don’t meet certain quality standards. Your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here’s what you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Google Maps Leads Women Seeking Abortions Astray

If you’re searching for abortion care, be careful using Google Maps—you might end up at a crisis pregnancy center instead of a legit clinic. These facilities, where staff pressures clients to “choose life,” have been gaming results at the local level using keywords and the maps function. Gizmodo and Damn Joan have…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Have Your Young Artist Enter Google’s ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Contest 

Think your kid’s art deserves to be showcased beyond your refrigerator door? It’s the 10th anniversary of the Doodle 4 Google contest, and K-12 students have three weeks left to submit their renditions of the Google logo. The winner will score a $30,000 scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Drivers Want To Record Their Car And Protect Their Dogs: Google

Google has published its first-ever trend report for the automotive industry, highlighting the interests of consumers and their search queries in the U.S., Germany and Japan. It turns out people are turning away from fuzzy steering wheel covers, and instead they want ways of recording what’s going on in and around…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Google’s Android Messages Is About to Copy iMessage’s Best Feature

Google’s released more messaging apps that I can remember (Allo, Android Messages, Messenger, Hangouts, Gchat, the list goes on), but the company’s never been able to come up with a single service that can easily handle your messages on all platforms the way iMessage does for iOS and Mac devices. Now, Google may have…Read more… […]

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Google Express Doesn’t Replace Amazon Prime, But It’s Still Pretty Useful

In the arms race between Amazon and Google, homebodies are the clear winners. (Warehouse workers… not so much.) But Google’s latest parry, Google Express, sidesteps the warehouse entirely, delivering orders from your local stores straight to your home. It works a bit differently than Prime, even with Amazon’s recent…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Google’s Lightweight ‘Assistant Go’ App On Your Current Android Phone

For the past year, Google has been pumping out lightweight versions of its most popular apps designed specifically for low-cost smartphones. Under the Android Go banner, we’ve already seen YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, and even a brand new service called Files Go meant to clear up storage space on your device. Now…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Set a Music Alarm With Your Google Home Speaker

I love starting every morning with a daily briefing from my Google Home speaker (just say “Hey, Google good morning” and you’ll get the weather, news and any events on your calendar), but using it as an alarm clock is another story. That’s because Google’s never made it easy to wake up to music instead […]

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YouTube launches new, low data application in 130 countries

YouTube intends to make big moves as 2018 commences, with the launch of their new application YouTube Go. The video streaming giant is introducing it’s newest product in 130 countries after a successful beta test in India last year and an ensuing trial run in 14 additional countries. YouTube Go provides a redesigned version of YouTube’s mobile interface […]

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Songwriters win big as Copyright Royalty Board boosts streaming pay nearly 50 percent

Since the dawn of streaming nearly 10 years ago, writer royalties have been based on a strict percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting songwriters at the mercy of corporate decision-making. In a court ruling issued Jan. 27 in Washington D.C., the Copyright Royalty Board has voted to increase songwriter rates for music streaming by 43.8 percent over the next five […]

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This New Mobile Browser Helps You Search Faster 

iOS/Android: I hate mobile browsing. When I open Safari, I’m usually trying to google something quickly, then go back to my other apps. Lately I’ve been trying the mobile browser Cake, publicly released for iOS and Android today, and it’s made searching much faster.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use This Keyboard App to Create and Send GIFs

iOS/Android: Are you a fan of swipe-friendly keyboards on your smartphone? Then you’ve probably heard of Google’s Gboard, the third-party keyboard that lets you both swipe to spell as well as search the web. With the latest update, you can create GIFs from the keyboard using your smartphone camera, and send them…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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