Google says it plans to take the lessons learned from Neighbourly and use them to improve its other products. It’s also steering current users to its Google Maps Local Guides platform to “keep sharing your local knowledge.” If you need to download your data, Google is advising you use its Takeout tool any time before October 12th, 2020. … [Read more...] about Google is shutting down its crowdsourced Q&A app Neighbourly in May
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The annual developer conference, which was scheduled for May 12-14, would have been held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. When the physical event was canceled earlier this month, Google said it would "explore other ways to evolve" the conference, presumably with live streams or satellite events. … [Read more...] about Google I/O is fully canceled, after earlier nixing the in-person event
Google recommends its 100GB tier for most people. Prices vary via country, but in the U.S. this costs $2 per month, or $20 a year, which is very reasonable for nearly 600% more storage. All Google's paid plans let you add family members to your account so they, too, can use the storage space, and access Google Experts, specialty tech support personnel that will help you set up and maneuver through all that Google Drive has to offer. Paid Google Drive accounts also tap you into a few extra perks including Google Play and special hotel and travel rates. … [Read more...] about Should I pay for additional Google One storage?
The blocking will occur via Google's Safe Browsing tech, which you've probably seen before: it's that big red interstitial that appears when you click on a dodgy search result. Safe Browsing has been around for years, but it mostly just prevented you from visiting sites that were serving up malware, or sites that Google had otherwise deemed unsafe. … [Read more...] about Google now blocking websites that show fake download buttons
"Google Cloud has decided to postpone Google Cloud Next '20: Digital Connect out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, partners, employees and local communities, and based on recent decisions made by the federal and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)," Alison Wagonfeld, chief marketing officer of Google Cloud, said in a blog post. … [Read more...] about Google postpones its cloud conference, even after making it digital-only