Google Pixel Watch memory and storage amounts leak

As you may know, the Pixel Watch is coming. Long a figment of tech enthusiasts’ imaginations, this year it’s actually real – Google itself confirmed as much, seemingly unable to keep it a secret even though the launch is only happening “this fall”, which probably translates into October. So, we have a few months of […]

Google to Allow Match to Offer Alternate Payment Systems on Play Store

Match Group said on Friday that Alphabet’s Google will allow the dating apps maker to offer users a choice in payment systems, eliminating Google’s control over user data. Match sued Google in May, calling the action a “last resort” to prevent Tinder and its other apps from being booted off the Google Play store for […]

North American Smartphone Shipments Grew 4 Percent in Q1 2022: Canalys

The North American smartphone market has witnessed a small 4 percent increase in shipments in the first quarter of 2022, as per a report by market research firm Canalys. Apple became the primary driver in this case, which grew 19 percent to achieve a 51 percent market share in Q1 2022, while Samsung secured the […]

Google Incognito Mode Collects User Data, Says Texas Lawsuit

The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State, and the District of Columbia filed separate suits against Google in January in […]

Amazon, Meta, Alphabet to Face Strong Opposition From Schroders

Schroders, Britain’s biggest listed asset manager, said on Wednesday it would back a swathe of shareholder resolutions at Amazon, Meta and Google-owner Alphabet concerning workers’ and digital rights. Schroders, which manages around GBP 730 billion (roughly Rs. 70,65,210 crore), said it was declaring its intention to vote against management on the issues as an escalation […]

North American smartphone shipments grew steadily in Q1 2022 with Google up 380%

The latest report from Canalys focuses on the North American smartphone market. Specifically, the estimated shipments for Q1 of 2022 are in and there are some trends noticed. To start, the overall smartphone market grew by 4% to 39 million units shipped compared to the 37.6 million shipped in the same quarter last year. It […]

TikTok Said to Bring Gaming to Video-Sharing App

TikTok has been conducting tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, part of plans for a major push into gaming, four people familiar with the matter said. Featuring games on its platform would boost advertising revenue as well as the amount of time users spend on the app — one of […]

Google Unveils Protected by Android Branding for Privacy, Security Features

Google has unveiled the Protected by Android branding for security and privacy on Android. First seen last week in screenshots at Google I/O, the Android YouTube channel has now uploaded a short video that features the branding, on how Android is keeping your information safe. Some platform and ecosystem features of Android were also highlighted […]

Twitter Bots, Elon Musk’s Issue With Them: An Explainer

Elon Musk’s pausing of his bid to buy Twitter due to questions over “bots” has put the artificially-operated accounts at the heart of the proposed deal’s latest controversy. The software is so commonplace and can be such a problem that tech giants such as Meta, Google and Twitter have teams devoted to banishing bots and […]

YouTube Will Not Be Blocked in Russia: Minister for Digital Development

Russia is not planning to block Alphabet’s YouTube, the minister for digital development said on Tuesday, acknowledging that such a move would likely see Russian users suffer and should therefore be avoided. Russia has blocked other foreign social media platforms, but despite months of fines and threats against YouTube for failing to delete content Moscow […]

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