There's something satisfying about being able to quantify a concept -- to define it in numerical terms that tell us unequivocally what it's all about. The problem is that in many cases, numbers don't actually tell the whole story. Sometimes, in fact, they can even cloud what's really important. We see...
You will soon be able to use a new Google tool to back up any file or folder on your desktop. The Backup and Sync app is the latest version of Google Drive for Mac/PC and is integrated with Google Photos desktop loader. When the new feature goes live on...
Google likes to talk about its stable of billion-user products - apps and services that have more than 1 billion people around the world using them. Google Drive isn't one of them just yet. But in April, it quietly passed another major milestone. 2 million files are now stored on the...
If you saw a Google Docs email from someone you knew, you’d open it, right? And if, having clicked through, Google asked you to log in again, would you think something was wrong? For countless Gmail users, the answer was no. Yesterday, a sophisticated phishing attack swept through the network,...
Four years ago Microsoft was scared of Chromebooks. Instead of simplifying Windows and launching similar devices, Microsoft went on the offensive, dismissing them with its aggressive anti-Google Scroogled campaign. That tactic didn’t really work, and Chromebooks have thrived in the US education market with some 20 million students using...
Apple is reportedly finalizing a device that rivals the Amazon Echo and the Google Home voice-activated speakers. Apple’s voice-activated speaker would be powered by Siri and could perform functions like controlling smart-home devices, setting timers and reminders, streaming Apple Music songs and checking weather conditions. Mapping functions may also...
Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best—or worst!—new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents. The 23-page...
Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam. In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time. They had allegedly been tricked into wiring...
Alphabet Inc's non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google's advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. Not any more. The business, categorized as "Other Revenue" in its earnings report, posted a 49.4 percent jump in...
Now that Apple has had its big fall phone event, it’s Google’s turn to show off its goods. And that’s going to happen next week, October 4th, at an event in San Francisco. We’ll be there live covering the event soup to nuts, with a live blog and more....