Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer – what you really need to know

A lot of security experts went into panic mode when Kelly Shortridge showed on Twitter that her files are been scanned by Chrome. Even the files which aren't in a special folder like Documents or the Windows dir. She and others started to ask why Google is going to scan private files - but is Google... Continue Reading →

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Google will shut down goo.gl URL shortener and replace it with dynamic links

Google official announced last Friday to shutdown the company's URL shortening service goo.gl, this will start April 13, 2018. Existent links will continue to work, which means you are not able to add new links anymore. Goo.gl was started back in 2009. Any existent Browser extensions will also stop working after March 30, 2019. Why the URL shortener... Continue Reading →

Is Google banning ‘uncertified’ devices?

Recently reports telling that Google is banning several devices which are not certificated which means you won't get any apps or updates trough the official Google Play Store - the criticism is here that this might also bans several ROM's from receiving apps and their updates. But is this story really true? Conspiracy theories (yet... Continue Reading →

YouTube Music: PayforPlay Strategy

Lyor Cohen is a well-known in the music business, Bloomberg interviewed him and what he had to say was incredible stupid. He blames YouTube (and other platforms) to violate copyrights and not pay artists enough money, while this is true the argumentation is just ridiculous. Pay for Play concept Cohen states that Google/YouTube has a... Continue Reading →

YouTube tests Picture-in-Picture function in Desktop Browsers

YouTube again! Sorry, but this function seems useful so I have to write about it. In fact the Picture-in-Picture function isn't new and already available for mobile users, but now it seems to work on the Desktop version too. Enabling the function Open your Chrome/Chromium or Opera browser and type in the URL Address bar chrome://flags.... Continue Reading →

YouTube allows you to stream directly from your Browser without external Software

YouTube announced today that their streaming service gets easier - this means you can now stream directly from your PC or phone, all you need is a Chrome Browser and of course an account and a webcam. Overview Streamers normally need software like Xsplit or OBS Studio in order to setup their encoders, this will from... Continue Reading →

YouTube released YouTube Music for everyone

YouTube is going to release YouTube Music worldwide very soon. The new service is in directly competition with Deezer, Spotify & SoundCloud. The YouTube Music apps are rolling out within the next days on Android and iOS on every official App Store. YouTube Music announced back in 2015 The first announcement was from 2015, to... Continue Reading →

Google bans all cryptocurrency-related ads

Google is banning all online ads promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting June 2018. In their announcement it's said that the financial policy will receive an update in order to ban ads for all cryptocurrency wallets and trading advice. What does the change mean? That means that even companies with legitimate cryptocurrency offerings won't be... Continue Reading →

Google is going to shutdown encrypted.google.com

Google is going to end the encrypted.google.com search domain, which means you're not able to search with this domain anymore after the April 30, 2018. According to Google the change will be made because every modern Browser automatically connecting (by default) to the secure google.com URL. Why the change? Google created encrypted.google.com to give users a... Continue Reading →

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