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Google publishes Play Protect as separate app for quicker updates

Google Play Protect has been a core security component in Android for several years, acting as an equivalent to Windows Defender and other anti-malware services. It scans installed applications (even those from outside the Play Store) for possible harmful software, and like most Google services on Android, it has been updated through the massive Play...

Developers can now submit the Data safety form for the Play Store’s upcoming Safety section

Google has been working on a new Safety section for the Play Store. The company first announced the new section in May and revealed that it would provide users with valuable information about how apps use their data. A few months down the line, Google detailed the info it required app developers to disclose in...

Chrome OS will soon let you briefly open your phone apps right from your Chromebook

Chrome OS has had native Android app support for some time now, allowing you to run a wide range of Android apps on the big screen of your Chrome OS machine. And soon, it will let you mirror apps installed on your smartphone on your Chromebook. Back in February, we discovered evidence that Chrome OS was...

Pixel Sounds app gets a taste of Material You in the latest update

With the Pixel 6 launch event just a day away, Google is ramping up the rollout of Material You makeovers for its first-party apps. The latest to get a fresh coat of paint with Material You elements is the Pixel Sounds app -- a collection of ringtones, notifications, and alarms for the Google Pixel. The...

Google partners with the NBA to offer Google Pixel users unique immersive experiences

Google will unveil its next-gen flagship lineup this week. Ahead of the Pixel Fall Launch event, Google has announced a new partnership with the NBA to offer Pixel users unique immersive experiences. In a recent blog post, Google revealed that the Pixel lineup is now the Official Fan Phone of the NBA, NBA G League, and...

Here’s how much the Pixel 6 series could cost in the US, UK, and Australia

The Pixel 6 is easily one of the most leaked smartphones in recent years. With the official launch just a day away, a few more Pixel 6 leaks have surfaced, revealing its possible pricing. While a leak from last month spilled the beans on the European pricing of the Pixel 6 series, the latest round...

Apple, Google, or Samsung: Which upcoming launch event are you most excited for?

The following week is going to be an absolute delight for tech enthusiasts. Apple, Google, and Samsung have confirmed that they'll be hosting launch events in the next few days, and we expect to see some fantastic new products. Apple will likely unveil a new range of M1X Macs, and Google will officially reveal the...

Download the leaked Pixel 6 live wallpapers for your smartphone

The Google Pixel 6 series is just around the corner, and we've got a look at nearly all of its exclusive wallpapers. There are a ton of wallpapers to choose from -- some that incorporate the camera punch hole, the "Motif" collection of wallpapers, plants, and more. Now there are a set of live wallpapers...

Pixel 6 leaked advertisements give us one more look at both devices before launch

The Google Pixel 6 series is just around the corner, and the company is set to take the wraps off its biggest addition to the series on Tuesday. The devices themselves have been leaked to the moon and back, but there are still some bits and pieces that we don't know. Now a pair of...

Continuous scrolling comes to mobile for Google searches in the U.S.

Scrolling through your Google searches is about to get easier on your smartphone. In the U.S., Google is rolling out a change to search results on mobile that removes the "see more" button and instead allows you to endlessly scroll through results. The page will just load more results, and it will roll out on...

FTC sents out warning letters to more than 700 companies over fake reviews

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned leading companies against the practices like procuring fake reviews and misleading endorsements. Companies caught mispresenting or deceiving customers will incur steep penalties, FTC said in its official address. The US government agency on Wednesday (via BleepingComputer) sent out Notice of Penalty Offenses to more than 700 high-profile companies, with...

Pixel Stand update adds the setup flow for the Pixel 6’s new stand and Material You redesign

The Google Pixel 6 is officially coming out on October 18. Alongside it, we also expect to see the debut of the 2nd Pixel Stand. Like the Pixel 6 series, the upcoming Pixel Stand has leaked heavily over the past few weeks. We already know how it will look like, and we also know it...