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Google Search Update Makes Image And Video Results More Useful

Google says it is making a “fundamental shift” in how it thinks about Google Search. The company hopes the changes will make searches more visual and, in the end, more helpful. To start, Google is using AI to build AMP stories and surface that content in search results. Google will first focus on creating stories about […]

Google Search Add New Features To Help Your Resume Old Searches

Google today said it wants to help people resume incomplete or old searches. The company is taking a couple of steps to make this happen. To start, it will surface new activity cards to help people pick up where they left off. For example, when revisiting old queries users will see a card that highlights the […]

Facebook Bans App For Sharing Data

  Facebook says it has banned an app called myPersonality from its platform for failing to agree to an audit. Facebook is in the process of auditing apps that run on its platform to ensure they meet minimum guidelines with respect to user privacy and their data. Facebook claims “it’s clear that [myPersonality] shared information with […]

Customer Backlash Leads To Microsoft Backpedal On Legacy Skype Support

Last month, Microsoft announced it would be shutting down the desktop version of Skype 7.0, otherwise known as classic Skype, in September and transitioning users and businesses to the redesigned Skype 8.0. Following what the company describes as “customer feedback,” classic Skype will be sticking around for “some time” to “bring all the features you’ve […]

Facebook’s Watch Party Group Video Tool Now Available To All

All Facebook Groups around the globe can now share and watch videos together in real time. Facebook expanded the availability of Watch Party, which the social network has been testing since January, to everyone. With Watch Party, a group leader sets up a group video chat and adds videos for watching. Once others have joined the group, […]

New Gmail Reaches General Availability

  Google announced its new Gmail design is generally available to everyone, following an early access program that launched in April. For the moment the new Gmail is still opt-in, but that is going to change over the next few months. Google says people and G Suite customers who don’t opt in within eight weeks […]

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 […]

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