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Google Pay Gains Ticketing, Friend Payments

Google has  released a major update to the Google Pay app and service. Google Pay now supports one-time tickets with QR codes, such as airline boarding passes and concert tickets. In the app, they appear in a new “Passes” tab, along with loyalty and gift cards. The Google Pay app also now lets you send money […]

Google Calendar Now Sports Better Out Of Office Controls

Google is updating Google Calendar with new tools for those who use it for work. Google is making it easier for people to take control of their down time with new vacation notifications and work hour scheduling. Users can clearly mark when they’ll be unavailable for meetings and other events using the out of office toggle. […]

Google Makes Account Security And Control Easier

Google today improved the design of its Google Account tool in order to make it easier for people to manage their account details, security, and privacy. The revised function provides summaries of personal information, devices with account access, payment methods, purchases, subscriptions, and contacts. A search function lets people easily find particular settings, such as how […]

Yahoo Updates Yahoo Mail for the Web, Launches Android Go Yahoo Mail App

Yahoo has relaunched its mobile email product for smartphones on several fronts. First, the company has wholly rebuilt its mobile web app. The browser-based Yahoo Mail experience now mirrors that of the Yahoo Mail app for phones. For example, it lets people swipe through their inbox, customize the look and feel of the inbox, organize email […]

Google Ships App Maker To Education And Small Business Customers

Google today moved its App Maker tool out of beta and made the simple coding service available to educational institutions and small businesses. The idea, says Google, is to help schools and SMBs to create custom apps that work more directly for them. Beyond building the apps, schools and businesses that put App Maker to use will be […]

Yahoo Messenger Shutting Down In July

Verizon Communications subsidiary Oath has announced that it would shutter the Yahoo Messenger service in just over a month. Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th. Oath acknowledges that Yahoo Messenger has many loyal fans, but the company wants to move away from antiquated messaging platforms and “focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that […]

Facebook Admits Some Posts Were Inadvertently Made Public

Facebook this week began notifying about 14 million users that posts published to Facebook during the period of mid-May might have been made public due to a bug. The company claims the audience selector tool was accidentally set to public for a large group of users. Normally, the tool reflects whichever setting the user last selected, […]

Facebook Will Let You Challenge Your Friends In Lip Sync Battles

Facebook has introduced several new music features meant to enrich users’ experience on the social network. First, people will be given more latitude to share videos on Facebook that include music. Facebook is working with record labels so people can upload posts that contain licensed music, “opening up more options for creativity and sharing memories with […]

Google Is Slowly Migrating Everyone To The New Gmail

Google is preparing to more broadly roll out its new Gmail design to users on the web and mobile devices. For the moment the new Gmail is opt-in, but that is going to change over the next few months. The new Gmail will become generally available to everyone starting in July, though people will still need […]

Facebook Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication

Facebook has made it easier for people to secure their with a better system for two-factor authentication. Previously, Facebook required people to supply their phone number to set up two-factor authentication and prevent lockouts. Moving forward, Facebook has made it possible to use third-party apps, such as Google Authenticator or Duo Security, for authentication purposes. […]

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