States expected to announce antitrust probe of Google next week

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain More than half of state attorneys general are planning to open an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google next week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Multiple states are planning to announce the coordinated probe on Sept. 9, said three people, who asked not to be identified discussing […]

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite certified by Google, could be the global Mi CC 9 variant

[ad_1] Back in July, Xiaomi launched three phones under its Mi CC 9 series in China. Called the Mi CC 9, Mi CC 9e, and Mi CC 9 Meitu Edition, the devices are targeted at young buyers and photography enthusiasts, complete with a 32MP selfie camera and a triple rear camera setup offering a 48MP […]

Google is bringing one of the web's most annoying practices to Play Store

[ad_1] Autoplaying videos are one of the most divisive features on the web today, as websites blare out content regardless of your wishes. Now, it seems like the Google Play Store will be offering this functionality. Google noted on its Play Console Help portal (h/t: XDA-Developers) that it will be enabling autoplaying videos on the […]

Price drop! Pick up an unlocked Google Pixel 3 for just $450

[ad_1] OK Google, how can I save $350 on an unlocked Google Pixel 3? Well, if you’re not too late to this deal, it could be your lucky day. The Google Pixel 3 is a top smartphone, featuring a terrific camera, incredibly fast software updates, and an array of great features. It’s not cheap though. […]

We asked, you told us: Most people use Google Assistant for a variety of things

[ad_1] I consider myself a pretty boring Google Assistant user. I use it quite frequently on my phones and Google Home speakers, but really only to ask it general questions and to tell me the weather. That’s why we asked you last week to tell us what you use Google Assistant for. Are you a […]

Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations for up to $200 million

[ad_1] The FTC approved the fine last month, but this is the first time the dollar amount has been reported. At the moment, details on the other terms of the settlement are unavailable. Just last week, we learned that YouTube is allegedly planning to ban targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It’s unclear if […]

Huawei confirms South Africa phones with Google apps

[ad_1] Today, in an email to Android Authority, Huawei confirmed that it will release at least two new smartphones by the end of this year that will feature a fully-licensed version of Android. That means Google apps will be on board. However, the company would only confirm these two new smartphones for the South African market. […]

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

[ad_1] Google cybersecurity experts said the operation used hacked websites to implant malicious software in iPhones to access data, photos and user locations Google security experts uncovered an “indiscriminate” hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and […]

Google uncovers exploit-laden websites that stole data from iPhones

[ad_1] Motherboard notes that the implant can also infiltrate a user’s keychain and all the passwords in it, as well as the databases for other end-to-end encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and WhatsApp. The Project Zero team discovered a total of fourteen vulnerabilities affecting iPhones running on iOS 10 up to the latest version of […]

New Huawei handset to launch without Google apps

[ad_1] Huawei won’t be able to pre-load its new smartphone with Google apps like Gmail and YouTube, creating new headwinds for the Chinese firm facing US sanctions Huawei’s upcoming flagship Mate 30 smartphone will launch next month without key Google apps, creating a disadvantage for the Chinese tech giant hit by US sanctions. A Google […]