If you were one of those who embraced Google+ as an alternative to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, the time has come to say goodbye to Google's last attempt to create an online community that tied together its users and various apps and services.
On April 2, Google intends to shutdown Google+ for consumers. It intends to rework the social network for enterprise customers, it said.Why is this happening?
Google has said it closing Google+ because the... Read More »
Google regularly delivers a new version of the Chrome browser roughly every ten weeks, but sometimes flaws are discovered that require something even faster. And today is one of those days, according to The Hacker News, who spotted an ominously-worded update on Google's Chrome Releases Blog indicating that Chrome users should update their browser as soon as possible.
For this specific security patch, the update notes, "Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority... Read More »
While archrival Spotify is closing in on having 100 million paying subscribers around the world, Apple Music has been steadily closing the gap. For one thing, it's pre-installed on every iPhone and iPad you buy (Android users can download it separately), and Apple offers a whopping 90-day free trial.
With Apple selling well over 200 million iPhones every year, that means a river of potential new customers are flowing in all the time. But Apple Music has a few quirks. For... Read More »
While Microsoft Edge launched alongside Windows 10 in the summer of 2015 as the operating system's replacement for Internet Explorer, the company's newer web browser hasn't exactly achieved the same success (or notoriety) as its predecessor. It took nearly a year to add support for add-ons, and Edge still only has a few dozen of them while Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have thousands.
With the Edge browser heading into historical footnote territory, Microsoft made the decision late last year to mostly... Read More »
With nearly 100 million paying subscribers around the world, Spotify is the biggest music streaming service, delivering tens of millions of tracks to your phone, computer, car, smart speaker and other devices for a flat monthly fee. But whether or not you've given it a spin, there are a few helpful settings you might not know about yet, since the app for iOS and Android is constantly evolving to help Spotify maintain its lead.
Let's show you five tips... Read More »
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably heard a lot over the past year about Facebook's difficulties with properly securing the personal data that you share with it. In fact, along the way, we've discovered how much Facebook can figure out about you, without you ever directly giving it any information about yourself.
From social sharing buttons that track the websites you visit, to "shadow profiles" that use data from Facebook members in your social circle to fill in... Read More »
Google Chrome (download for iOS or Android) is the world's most popular web browser by a comfortable margin, and it didn't get there through branding, marketing or strong-arming. Chrome reached this point in part because it's had a reputation for being fast from the very beginning. Getting pre-installed on billions of Android phones probably didn't hurt either, but the browser's ascendance began before Android had substantial market share.
That said, Chrome's deft touch doesn't come easy, and its rival... Read More »
With Google Chrome dominating over every other web browser on the planet these days, odds are that you're already using it to read this article. Because of that, you probably don't need a generalized guide on how to use it.
That said, Chrome is a constantly evolving platform, with a new version coming out about every ten weeks. (In fact, you can check out the upcoming Android dark mode right now in the "Canary" testing version). Because of Google's rapid-release... Read More »
While Google Chrome is far and away the most popular mobile web browser in the world, it does have some limitations, such as the unavailability of add-ons and the absence of a dark mode. But despite its many competitors that fill these gaps and others, it remains overwhelmingly dominant.
Among its rivals, Mozilla is one of the few major ones that uses its own programming code on mobile devices. The remaining challengers mostly use Chromium, the open-source codebase maintained by Google... Read More »
While Apple's services division makes a fraction of the money that its iPhone division does, it's all relative, because the iPhone remains one of the most successful consumer devices of the modern era. Thanks in large part to its 15 to 30 percent revenue cut on the App Store, the smaller unit still raked in about $10 billion just in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018.
iOS apps that offer subscriptions must pay Apple a 30 percent cut for one... Read More »