Nervous about Google? Here’s how to replace some of the most popular services From mobile phones to search to email, Ed Bott explains what privacy-friendly alternatives are available. Read more: https://zd.net/2WnIvN7 Over the past two years, I've been switching between a succession of iPhones and a series of Android devices, using each for an extended amount of time. Spending months with each mobile platform has been a tremendously useful exercise, helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two dominant smartphone options. More on privacy Microsoft to apply California's privacy law for all US users Mind-reading technology: The security and privacy threats ahead How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government But every time I pick up one of those Android devices, a nagging question pops up in the back of my mind. It's the same one I hear from … [Read more...] about Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. One door closes Google's last Android tablet is dead. Joe Maring 28 Dec 2017 19 We've said it before and we'll say it again – Android tablets are in a really awkward place right now. Devices like the Galaxy Tab S3 and Amazon's line of Fire tablets stick out as some of the best options, but as a whole, the interest in large touch-screen canvases with Android has died down a lot. Now, it appears even Google is calling it quits with Android tablets. The Pixel C is the last Android-powered tablet that Google released, and it came out all the way back in 2015. The Pixel C's remained at its MSRP of $599 nearly its entire life with discounts being few and far between, and it's also been sold out for a while, too. Now, the Pixel C has officially been removed from the Google Store for good.Buy one Galaxy S10 or Note 10 and get one free at Verizon The only laptop/tablet you can purchase on the Google Store … [Read more...] about Google Store drops Pixel C, but another detachable tablet is in the works
Google has a new version of Google Glass with a faster processor, a little more battery life, and a better camera. But for now, it remains an enterprise-only product. Google is upgrading its Glass Enterprise Edition, which it's been selling to businesses such as manufacturers and health organizations for the past two years. The $999 wearable has now swapped out the Intel Atom processor for a quad-core Qualcomm processor, which Google says can offer better computing performance. The same processor also features a dedicated engine devoted to handling AI-based tasks, like recognizing objects that appear in front of the product's camera. "This enables significant power savings, enhanced performance, and support for computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities," the company said in a Monday blog post. In addition, the company has nixed the micro-USB plug for a USB-C port that supports faster charging, and made the battery slightly larger at 820mAh, which Google says should … [Read more...] about Google Glass for Enterprises Gets Get a Processor, Battery Upgrade
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Advertisement Google relaunches Google+ again, Pushbullet pushes people to pay, Google releases the Chromebit, teach kids to code with Minecraft, and the first trailer for A Very Murray Christmas.Google+ Devolves Into PointlessnessGoogle has relaunched Google+ again, steadfastly refusing to give up on its failing social network. The new Google+ has been rebuilt to be responsive across all platforms, which should make it a more enjoyable experience on smartphones and the Web. If anyone still cares.As for content, the redesigned Google+ focuses on two things: Communities and Collections. Communities is Google’s take on forums and groups, while Collections is Pinterest by another name. The combination of the two means Google+ is now about shared interests more than people. For the people who want the new Google+ layout now: Just go to https://t.co/mZqu2E2YMS and click inside the search box. — Martijn van der Meulen (@yesdogman) November 18, 2015This is an important … [Read more...] about Let Google+ Die Already, Pushbullet Screws Free Users… [Digest]