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Google News launches a new desktop design with topic customization

Google News is refreshing its desktop site with a new design that allows you to track global and local news on one screen. The redesign puts Your Briefing, Local news and Top Picks section on a single

Chrome will now silence many of those annoying notification permission prompts on the web

Google today announced a set of new and updated security features for Chrome, almost all of which rely on machine learning (ML) models, as well as a couple of nifty new ML-based features that aim to m

Google Lens comes to Chrome for searching using images from webpages

Google has been working to better integrate its visual search tools from Google Lens into its browser to enable new types of searches that can identify what you see, not just search for things you typ

Google Cloud launches new software supply chain and zero trust security services

Google Cloud is holding its annual Security Summit this week and unsurprisingly, the company used the event to launch a few new security features. This year, the announcements focus on software supply

Google TV app to add casting as Android TV ecosystem grows to 110M monthly active devices

Following last year’s makeover of the Google TV app, which added features like movie and TV recommendations, critics’ scores and more, the company today announced at its Google I/O develop

Google updates its Firebase back-end-as-a-service to make app development faster

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a number of updates to Firebase, Google’s popular back-end-as-a-service platform. The focus here is mostly on deeper integrations with the

These Android features will help protect your digital privacy

Cybersecurity 101: These Android settings and features will help protect your privacy and security.

Microsoft launches a new remote help service for IT teams

Microsoft Endpoint Manager is the company’s platform for helping IT teams manage and secure large fleets of devices, something that’s become increasingly complicated since the start of the

Daily Crunch: ‘Strategic finance platform’ Mosaic raises $25M Series B

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Chrome OS gets a new launcher for its 100th birthday

The Chrome OS team is launching version 100 of its lightweight operating system today and with that, it’s bringing quite a few interesting changes to the platform. The most obvious one is a new

Steam (officially) comes to Chrome OS

This may feel like déjà vu because Google itself mistakenly leaked this announcement a few days ago, but the company today officially announced the launch of Steam OS on Chrome OS. Before you run of

Google’s Android 12L officially launches, will come to select devices this year

Google in October announced a preview of Android 12L, a version of the Android operating system designed specifically for large-screened devices. Today, Android 12L is officially becoming available, o

Google wants to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android

Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative for its Chrome browser hasn’t exactly been an unmitigated success, but it has definitely kicked off a healthy discussion about online privacy — an

Daily Crunch: India’s Central Bank says cryptocurrency ‘may even be worse’ than Ponzi schemes

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Google wants to bring Chrome OS to your PC or Mac

Google today announced Chrome OS Flex, an early preview of a new initiative that aims to bring Chrome OS to virtually any PC (and older Intel-based Macs). Built on top of CloudReady, which Google acqu

The first developer preview of Android 13 has arrived

Right on schedule, Google today announced the first developer release of Android 13. These very early releases, which are only meant for developers and aren’t available through over-the-air upda

Google brings a smarter search history page to Chrome

Google today announced a couple of updates to Chrome that bring, among other things, a new way to resume your past searches in the browser. This new feature, dubbed “Journeys,” is now roll

Island emerges from stealth with a new enterprise-focused web browser

Island, a Dallas-based startup that has built a Chromium-based browser for the enterprise, has emerged from stealth with almost $100 million in funding. Island claims its aptly-named Enterprise Browse

Google brings Android and (some) Windows PCs closer together

Google is working with the likes of Intel, Acer and HP to make easier connecting your phone to your Windows PC through Fast Pair, share files between Android devices and Windows PCs with Nearby Share,

This Week in Apps: Dutch regulator orders App Store changes, China’s app numbers decline, 2021’s new million-dollar publishers

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.
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