- Google Pays Tech Giants Billions to Be the Default Search Engine Kenneth Dintzer, US Department of Justice, reported that Google paid a substantial amount of money to technology companies, including Apple, Samsung and others, to be the default search engine in their products. This information, along with a number of pieces of evidence, was presented to judge Amit Mehta last Thursday at a hearing that took place in Washington. In short, Google has been charged with buying the default install rights for most devices in the US, including both browsers and smartphones. The prosecutor's main focus is to protect the rights of consumers who cannot, in a fair competition, choose the... Continue reading
- New Sharing and Accessibility Features Will Be Available on Android Soon Android has taken a big step forward in terms of accessibility, performance, and personalization. One of the big changes is the release of Nearby Share, which will allow users to easily transfer files between all devices, this feature previously was only available from Android's main competitor, Google's AirDrop. After enabling it, the process of transferring files between all devices will occur automatically. The self-sharing feature has been demanded by users for quite a long time, so the news of its imminent release was received very positively. Presumably, the feature will appear within a few weeks.
The updates will also affect the... Continue reading
- YouTube Has Become The Most Popular Podcast Platform At the moment, the thing everyone gossips about is the growing popularity of YouTube in the field of podcasts. The platform has come a long way before becoming the most in-demand podcast platform. According to the results of a survey of 3,000 podcast listeners aged 13 and over, YouTube is the unchanging favorite. But what brings the platform to the top and pushes giants such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify to the sidelines?
The results of the survey were not big news, as they only confirm earlier information from Cumulus, which back in May said that YouTube had surpassed Spotify. Luminate... Continue reading
- The Main Person Of Minecraft Got His Beard Back Minecraft Steve is the personification of the game that has been familiar to fans for many years. Meanwhile, the creators decided on an interesting move and returned his beard in the latest update. While it hasn't become a part of the game yet, players have reacted very strongly to the change.
Official social media posts are replete with images of Alex and Steve, where the changes are clearly visible. And although the color scheme and facial features are not affected, the difference is quite distinct. Minor changes can be traced in the details of clothing, but the most striking was the... Continue reading
- Crossover May Return To Fall Guys Fall Guys is a game replete with various crossovers that are available to players as new events and skins appear. Particular note is the collaboration with Sonic the Hedgehog, the results of which fans have been looking forward to for a long time. However, recent leaks are luring players into yet another DOOM crossover, which will make skins available to users for a period of time that users might not have had time to get before.
A collaboration with DOOM, which opened up access to colorful unique skins, took place at the beginning of 2021, where costumes made based on the... Continue reading
- It Became Known That Apple Tried To Cooperate With Facebook It's no secret that Apple and Facebook have been feuding for some time now. So even 2 years ago, Apple did so iOS users subscribed to track ads in various applications. Facebook was actively against this policy, however, in the iOS 14.5 update, this innovation was finally implemented.
And all the more surprising against the background of this information is the news from The Wall Street Journal, which states that before the events described above, these two companies planned a partnership with a fair division of profits. So, for iOS users, Facebook was supposed to be available by subscription without ads.... Continue reading
- Developers of The Sims 4 Finally Remove the Unfortunate Incest Bug At the end of July, players of The Sims 4 got a true treat in the form of an extensive free update. Fans of the game can now play around with different body hair and also various fears and desires. At the same time, the update brought a funny yet creepy bug that made characters want to start incestual relationships.
The update that took place on July 26th has definitely taken a weird turn when players discovered that their Sims express a desire to date some family members. It’s not surprising that players took it to social media to express their... Continue reading
- Individual Pages and App Store Today Tab Will Now Feature Ads According to Apple, users will now begin seeing ads on individual app pages and also on the Today tab of the App Store. While ads have already appeared in search results and the search tab, this change will bring even more ads to the App Store.
The first thing to note about these ads is that they will be bigger in format, and there will be a blue box that says ‘Ad’ under the app’s name. When it comes to the individual app pages, ads will be displayed right under the ‘You Might Also Like’ section. The app suggestions you will... Continue reading
- YouTube Has Good Prospects in Ad Reach Overtaking TikTok and Instagram The development of information technology and the emergence of new niches to introduce advertising allows you to use more effective marketing strategies. Video platforms have become one of the most promising areas for advertising. However, it is not at all obvious which one is better suited for advertising a particular brand.
It is conservatively estimated that this year users will spend more than 12 trillion hours online, and a significant part of this time will be spent on social networks and video platforms, among which the most prominent representatives are YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. And even though it is TikTok that... Continue reading
- TikTok's CSO Resigns Due to Disagreements Within the Company Regarding How Users' Personal Data Is Handled TikTok's chief security officer, Roland Cloutier, steps down to become the company's strategic advisor. The reason for this reshuffle was fears within the company in connection with possible security breaches in the processing of user data from the United States. According to TikTok officials, they have suggestions that employees outside the country could have access to this information, which is unacceptable.
Cloutier is now a specific advisor to address the business impact of security and trust programs. Meanwhile, Kim Albarella will temporarily take over as head of TikTok's security teams. TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew prepared a special letter for employees... Continue reading
- YouTube Music Has Improved the Interface of the 'Mixed for You' Playlists Section You can endlessly argue and talk about which music service is better oriented to the taste preferences of users. Of course, Apple Music and Spotify are very strong competitors for YouTube Music. However, in terms of competing with itself, and improving the application compared to itself a month ago, YouTube is definitely in the lead. YouTube Music is one of the few streaming platforms that gives you access to selections of music based on the mood you choose. So, starting to use the app each time you should choose one of the four moods: Energy, Workout, Focus, and Chill. And... Continue reading
- Google Storage Management Is Now Available Directly from Gmail Google One cloud storage stores information from all your Google apps. No matter how much memory you have available (starting at 15 GB or more for an additional fee), it will still be shared between Google Photos, Google Drive, and Gmail. And of course, from time to time, you need to clean the memory of unnecessary files to prevent yourself from facing a situation where Google asks you to clear copies of files or delete extra letters because there will be no memory for new saves. Google's latest update makes accessing your storage faster and easier.
According to a report from... Continue reading