Google Will Start Deleting Inactive Accounts Later This Year
Google announced an updated policy for inactive accounts. Starting this year, if an account has not been used for two years, it can be automatically deleted with all of its content, including Google Workspace data, YouTube, and Google Photos.
Apple and Google Team Up to Tackle Unwanted Tracking Through Tracking Devices
After increasing complaints from users about unwanted surveillance and concerns over devices' safety, the companies announced the development of the new technology that can combat the misuse of Bluetooth devices for location tracking.
Google Has Officially Introduced Its New Pixel Fold Smartphone
The smartphone features a triple-lens rear camera with a 48MP primary camera, a 10.8MP ultra-wide, and a 10.8MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom. There's also a 9.5MP camera on the cover display, and an 8MP camera on the foldable screen.
YouTube Will No Longer Run Overlay Ads on Desktop Starting April 6
YouTube will no longer display overlay ads atop videos that users are watching on the desktop app and web browsers, the company announced in a YouTube Help forum post. This ad format has long been unavailable on mobile devices, too.
Google's Magic Eraser Feature Is Coming to iPhones and More Androids
The Magic Eraser feature will now be available on the Google Photos app to all Google One subscribers on both iOS and Android devices. All Pixel smartphone owners will have access to the feature without having to sign up for a paid Google One subscription.
Google's New AI Model Can Generate Music from Text Descriptions
Google has unveiled MusicLM, an artificial intelligence system that can generate high-fidelity music of any genre from text descriptions given by users. However, Google has no plans to make the neural network publicly available yet.
Google Launches an Educational Website for Kids Learning to Read
After selecting a story, the kid starts reading into the microphone of a connected device. Read words are highlighted in blue, whereas mispronounced words are underlined in red. After you click on the underlined word, a virtual assistant named Diya pronounces it.
YouTube's Picture-in-Picture Mode Is Now Available for iPhone and iPad Users
YouTube announced that it has begun rolling out its picture-in-picture feature to all iOS users, allowing them to close the YouTube app when watching something and continue to view the content in a small floating window.
Google Chrome Will Automatically Change Stolen Passwords
If Chrome detects that a certain password should be changed, the user will be prompted to have it changed automatically by pressing a single button in a pop-up window. The feature is powered by Google Assistant and Google Duplex technology.
Google Abandons FLoC and Replaces Third-Party Cookies With Topics
With Topics, the new concept will assign users five interests per week based on their web activity. These interests will be stored for up to three weeks. To do this, Google created a list of about 350 topics available in its advertising taxonomy.