Two months later, switching to Google from Apple

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/20/two-months-later-switching-to-google-from-apple/ Doubt disturbed my commitment to give up the Apple Way for the Google lifestyle two months ago. Preparing to pack up my wife’s 64GB white iPhone X, I was … Read more

Google confirms it misleadingly tracks your location even with Location History disabled — but it’s not changing that

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/17/google-location-history-misleading-wording/ Call it bad wording, call it blatant lying, call it what you like — Google was recently found to have been misleading people about what disabling Location History on … Read more

If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you’ll need to root your phone

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/15/record-phone-calls-android-9-pie/ Recording phone calls is dodgy territory legally speaking, but whether you choose to do it depends on where you are in the world, and whether you’re concerned about complying … Read more

Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/13/google-location-tracking-iphone-android/ An investigation by the Associated Press has found that Google is tracking the location of Android and iPhone users even when privacy settings supposedly explicitly stop this from happening. … Read more

Campfire leak: Google could bring Windows 10 support to Chromebooks, Boot Camp-style

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/13/campfire-dual-boot-windows-10-chrome-os/ Google could be about to add Windows 10 support to a range of Chromebooks, according to a new leak. The appearance earlier in the year of a new project … Read more

Confirmed: Fortnite for Android will risk players’ security by sidestepping Google Play

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/04/fortnite-android-security-risk/ Fortnite for Android is one of the most eagerly-anticipated game launches of recent times, but the impending release could turn out to be something of a security nightmare. Following … Read more

Leaked report shows Google plans a censored search engine for China… but China says otherwise

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/02/google-search-censorship-china/ A leaked document suggests that Google is planning on making a return to China, launching a censored version of its search engine to comply with strict Chinese laws. Going … Read more

Hate phone notches? Google says Android handsets can never have more than two

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/08/01/google-notch-restrictions/ Phones with notches are incredibly divisive, but since Apple launched the iPhone X complete with a little screen cutout, there have been endless copies from other handset manufacturers. But … Read more

How Other Search Engines Compare to Google

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/H1g_p_5InRQ/ There’s only one search engine that’s managed to become a dictionary-recognized verb — even Microsoft admitted defeat in its campaign to get people to “Bing” things. It’s … Read more

How to use Google’s New Continued Conversation Option

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/PBAarC5Z7NA/ Using a digital personal assistant simplifies many everyday tasks and quickly gets you the information you need. The ability of the device to carry out these commands … Read more

Google launches Titan Security Key… that is nothing to do with Yubico

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/26/google-titan-security-key/ Google now has its own hardware security keys — the Titan Security Key. These FIDO-compatible keys include Google firmware that verifies the integrity of security keys at the hardware … Read more

YouTube slaps Alex Jones with another strike and removes Infowars founder’s videos

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/07/26/infowars-alex-jones-youtube-violations/ YouTube has taken action against Infowars’ Alex Jones, hitting him with a strike and removing four of the right-wing conspiracy theorist’s videos from its platform. The videos — two … Read more