Category archives for: Software

Google Search App For iOS Now Packs Google Lens

Google recently updated the Google Search app for iOS devices and added the Google Lens visual search feature. The Google Lens icon now appears in the search bar. Pressing it turns on the camera, which can then be aimed at objects, text, plants/animals, books/media, and QR/barcodes. Objects and items that Google recognizes will generate results […]

New Bug Accelerates The Closing Of Google+

Google has announced a new bug introduced last month has caused it to speed up efforts to shut down the consumer version of Google+. The bug was part of an update to one of Google+’s APIs and it left the data of some 50 million users exposed. Google says to its knowledge no one knew about […]

For You Feature Comes To The iOS Version Of Goggle Maps

Google today extended the availability of its For You feature in Google Maps to iOS devices. The feature was first rolled out to Android phones earlier this year. Now iOS users will be able to follow their favorite places, such as coffee shops or record stores. News from the followed place will then appear under the […]

Google Assistant For iOS Adds Siri Shortcut Support

Google has made its Google Assistant app for iOS devices compatible with Siri shortcuts. This tool allows iPhone and iPad owners to combine Siri and Google Assistant actions. Using the Siri Shortcuts app, people can set up Siri commands that wake Google Assistant to perform tasks. It lets iPhone owners effectively bypass Siri if they […]

Apple Updates Clips App With Selfie Scenes

Apple today provided an update to Clips, its app for creating and sharing videos on the iPhone and iPad. The new version of Clips adds a half dozen Selfie Scenes, which are Apple’s 360-degree background environments that let people put themselves into a 3D scene. The new Scenes rely on the TrueDepth camera on the newer […]

Google Adds Election Tools To Google Search

Google today rolled out several tools to help Americans vote in the 2018 mid-term elections. There are three components to the information being offered by Google: how to vote; who are the candidates and what are the issues; and what are the results. Anyone who searches for “how do I register to vote” or “how […]

NordVPN Is Testing The Adoption Of The WireGuard Protocol

NordVPN is now testing another advanced cybersecurity solution. The firm now testing with select clients the adoption of WireGuard – the protocol that appears to be the next big thing in online security.. “WireGuard is a relatively simple yet extremely fast and modern open-source protocol that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography,” says Laura Tyrell, Press Officer at […]

Apple Drops First Public Beta Of iOS 12.1.1

Apple today released the first public beta of iOS 12.1.1. iPhone and iPad owners who have registered for the public beta should be able to download the beta right away. This release is mostly expected to fix bugs, but it does include some feature adjustments. For example, Apple News users can now hide the side […]

Gmail Adds Universal Inbox To iOS App

Google today just made Gmail much more useful on iOS devices. The latest version of Google’s mobile email app now allows users to view more than a single account at a time. Before, users needed to manually switch from one account to another. Now, users can opt to blend their inboxes into a single view, or […]

Google Has Now Made It Easier To Delete Your Search History

Google today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct access to their activity. Before today, Google directed people to their Google Account to manage activity. Now these controls are embedded directly in Google services. In Google Search, for example, people can […]

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