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Google Chrome 66 Browser Adds Default Mute Autoplay Feature, Password Export, and More

Google is currently rolling out its Chrome 66 update to users of the web browser on Mac and iOS. The Mac version now mutes autoplaying content by default, while both desktop and mobile versions include a passwords export option, security improvements and new developer features. Mute autoplay was originally slated for Chrome 64, which introduced …

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Images Reveal Google's Gmail Redesign Coming to Web Browsers on Mac and PC

Google has reportedly been working on a design overhaul of its Gmail interface on the web, and today The Verge obtained a collection of images that show off this redesign. The new look of Gmail is said to currently be in testing within Google and “with trusted partners.” Images via The Verge According to the …

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Google Acquires Tenor for 'More Effective' GIF Searches in Google Images and Gboard

Google this week announced that it has acquired popular GIF search platform Tenor for an undisclosed sum. In the announcement post, Google said that web and mobile searches have “evolved” over the years and Google Image searches pertaining to GIFs have seen an increased amount of traffic — “we see millions of searches for GIFs …

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FaceTime Competitor Google Duo Gains New Video Messages Feature

Google Duo, Google’s cross-platform FaceTime-style video calling app, was today updated with a new video messages feature that’s designed to allow users to leave video voicemails whenever someone doesn’t pick up a call. Google says that if a person you’re calling declines or misses your call, you can record up to 30 seconds of video …

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Google Launches Slack Competitor 'Hangouts Chat' With Emphasis on AI Chat Bots

Google this week announced that its workplace chat app for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android, called “Hangouts Chat,” has come out of the Early Adopter Program beta and will be available to anyone who pays for a core G Suite service. Hangouts Chat is an expansion of Google’s Hangouts platform and the company’s answer to …

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Google Introduces iPhone X Support for Docs, Sheets, and Slides iOS Apps

Google today updated its collection of productivity apps for iOS with support for the iPhone X, so now anyone who uses Google Docs [Direct Link], Google Sheets [Direct Link], and Google Slides [Direct Link] on Apple’s newest smartphone will see full compatibility for the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch screen. Additionally, the same update has introduced drag-and-drop …

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Chrome Browser Updates Coming to Prevent Unexpected Web Page Redirects

Google this week revealed some upcoming enhancements to its Chrome browser that aim to protect users from encountering unwanted content on the web, such as when a site unexpectedly redirects them to another page when they click on a video play button. Google says that incidents of users being redirected by websites to unintended destinations …

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Apple, Alphabet and Fitbit test FDA fast track for health apps

A few of the tech giants you know are about to get fast-track approval for their digital health efforts. The US Food and Drug Administration has named the companies involved in a recently-instituted "pre-certification" program that determines whethe… Source: Engadget