Android phones everywhere are adopting the iPhone X design — and it's caused them to miss a golden opportunity

2018-10-14 07:32

Last year, Apple unveiled a smartphone that looked completely unique. Thirteen months later, that design is everywhere — for better or for worse.

We used Google’s visual search app to find bread and furniture – but it failed to recognise a South African national treasure

2018-10-06 15:12

Google Lens allows you to search for things using image recognition technology, but it still falls a little bit short in South Africa.

There's a secret adventure game inside Google Search — here's how to play

2018-10-02 13:30

Here's how you can find the adventure game on your own.

From a tipping calculator to checking the status of a flight: 20 helpful Google search hacks

2018-10-01 08:49

These are 20 cool and time-saving things you can do in Google Search that you probably don't know about.

Google is 20 years old — here's what it looked like when it first launched

2018-09-26 07:05

While the company's primary colours in the logo and the search engine's name has stayed the same, the company has added a ton of new products.

A former Googler and Facebook exec shares the best way to show your boss you deserve a promotion

2018-09-24 11:11

Start doing the job of someone more senior today, says Libby Leffler, instead of waiting until you get the title bump.

5 new Google gadgets that leaked ahead of the company's big October event

2018-09-22 12:14

Google is hosting a Made By Google event on October 9 in New York City, where the company is expected to announce new devices including two new Pixel 3 smartphones, a Chromebook tablet, a Home Hub smart device, and more.

Facebook and Twitter to testify on Russia as Google is spurned

2018-09-05 15:39

Executives from Facebook and Twitter are expected to tell members of Congress that they have stepped up efforts to detect and remove accounts that violate their policies after Russian-linked hackers used social media to meddle in the 2016 election.

Google's secret weapon for protecting email accounts is now available for everyone — and it only costs R738

2018-09-01 12:55

It adds a second layer of security to your important logins.

The 20 best smartphones in the world

2018-08-29 12:54

There are now two R14,000-odd smartphones on the list, but neither of them have the top spot.

 

Here's everything Google unveiled at its biggest hardware event of the year

2018-10-10 13:18

Google invited journalists to an event in New York City to unveil its newest smartphone, the Pixel 3, as well as several other new hardware products.

This CEO 'absolutely loves' a new Gmail feature that helps write your e-mails for you — but many others aren't so sure

2018-10-04 10:50

Some can't get past the creepiness of having Google talk to your friends and colleagues on your behalf.

These were some of the top Google searches in South Africa over the past 20 years

2018-09-28 16:39

From 'junk status' to 'xenophobia'.

Google's ex-CEO Eric Schmidt says the internet will split in two by 2028

2018-09-24 22:04

He told an audience at a private event in San Francisco that he foresees a break between the Chinese-led internet and the non-Chinese led internet.

Google is scurrying to kill a new internal leak about its plans for China

2018-09-23 20:52

Google was trying to stop the circulation among its workers of a memo that revealed secret information regarding its plans in China, according to a report in The Intercept. The memo included details about how Google planned to share data of users in

Google apologises for accidentally changing settings on some people's smartphones without their knowledge or consent

2018-09-19 08:06

It might have been an accident, but it raises the question of what kind of control Google has over people's smartphones.

Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the world, is considering an idea that would fundamentally change how we all experience the internet

2018-09-05 14:02

The Google Chrome team is looking at ways to revolutionise URLs — to make them both easier to understand and more secure.

Google's sister company wants to expand balloon-based internet in Africa

2018-09-01 09:48

Uganda is in negotiations with the Alphabet-company Loon to provide 4G LTE internet service to the country's rural areas.

Trump accused Google of rigging search results against him — but here's what actually happens when you search for Trump

2018-08-29 07:27

President Trump has accused Google of "silencing" conservative voices in its Search results, so we decided to see for ourselves how Google surfaces news stories.

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