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Google Play Store to Soon Offer Audiobooks

Google Play Audiobooks

Bibliophiles would be delighted to know that Google Play would soon be offering audiobooks. Not only that, a customer will get 50 percent off his or her first audiobook purchase, according to a teaser banner. 9to5google.com first reported on the banner. (Read: Google Play Teases Audiobook Sales Ahead of Official Arrival, Will Offer 50% off First Title) The banner read: …

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Google Announces Change in Mobile Search Ranking

Google Mobile Search

Google announced on Wednesday a change that will be implemented this July about mobile search rankings of websites. The Internet search giant said it would use page speed as a factor in determining who lands at the top tier of mobile searches. (Read: New Test Prominently Showcases Google Express in Mobile Search Results) People Care About Page Speed In a blog …

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Google Stops Selling Android Tablet Pixel C

Android Tablet

Google has stopped selling its 32GB Android tablet Pixel C. The device, which was launched in 2015, is no longer listed in the company’s store, Android Police has reported. The hush-hush retirement of Pixel C was “not unexpected,” according to TechCrunch. The site also said Pixel C’s disappearance was meant to pave the way for the Pixelbook. A spokesperson for …

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Google Chrome to Block Intrusive Ads Starting Mid-February 2018

Google Chrome

Tired of seeing those intrusive ads on Google Chrome? The days of that kind of advertisements are now numbered after Google revealed that it would turn on the browser’s ad blocking function on February 15 next year. Non-Compliant Ads Google announced back in June that it would be blocking ads on the browser that do not comply with standards but …

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Google Takes Another Step vs. Fake News

Google Fake News

Google has updated its Google News guidelines as part of its continuing fight against fake news on the Web. In the different content type subsection of Google News general guidelines, it states that: “Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose, or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users.” The …

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Google Maps to Tell a Commuter When It’s Time to Get off a Bus or Train

Google Maps

You’re traveling to work, or you’re going someplace to visit a friend, but you dozed off. When you wake up, you find out that you’ve missed the train or bus stop where you’re supposed to get off. That kind of situation can be frustrating, if not stressful. Fret no more because Google Maps will soon launch a feature that will …

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Google Docs Users Press Panic Button After Tool Went Down for an Hour

Google Docs

Google’s word document and file-sharing tool went down for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon, disrupting work among users worldwide. It was the second incident involving Google Docs in recent weeks after some users complained in October of being locked out of their files after their work had been erroneously labeled as “inappropriate.” (Read: Google Docs Error Locks out Users) …

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Google Reveals Results of Year-Long Investigation Into Password Theft

Google Password Theft

A password used to serve as a measure to ensure that your Web account is safe from hacking. Well, not anymore, according to Google anti-abuse researcher Kurt Thomas. (Read: After A Year Of Intensely Investigating Password Theft, Here’s What Google Found) No Longer A Paradigm “Passwords are no longer a paradigm that you can no longer trust in,” Thomas told …

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