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Google’s ‘Service Workers’ Will Let You Access Sites When You’re Offline

Google’s ‘Service Workers’ Will Let You Access Sites When You’re Offline

Someday soon, users may be able to interact with their favorite websites even when these sites aren’t accessible, thanks to a new browser standard called Service Workers being developed by Google. With Service Workers, “We can make sure when you go to your site, it always feels responsive, that it is always there, even ...

Google’s Doubleclick Ads Exposed Millions to Malware

Google’s Doubleclick Ads Exposed Millions to Malware

Last night, researchers at Malwarebytes noticed strange behavior on sites like Last.fm, The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post. Ads on the sites were being unusually aggressive, setting off anti-virus warnings and raising flags in a number of Malwarebytes systems. After some digging, researcher Jerome Segura realized ...

Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media Adds Support for Chromecast on iOS and Android Phone

Sling Media recently announced support for Chromecast through the Slingplayer apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phone, with plans to bring support to Android tablets "very soon." Each of these apps now has an integrated 'Cast’ icon, which also shows Roku devices on your home network, letting you sling your living room TV ...

Report: Google’s ‘Android Silver’ Program is Dead

Report: Google’s ‘Android Silver’ Program is Dead

Google's reportedly real Android Silver program is now reportedly dead. According to The Information, Google is shelving the project. Android Silver was supposed to get high-end stock Android phones into the hands of users, sort of like the Nexus program, but in a way that was more mainstream and inclusive of the rest of ...

Switching from Android to iOS? Let Apple’s Guide Help

Switching from Android to iOS? Let Apple’s Guide Help

With iOS 8 launching on Wednesday, Apple has posted a new guide on its website detailing the best way for Android switchers to move content from their old device to their new iPhone. The detailed guide includes instructions on transferring Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Photos, Videos, Music, Books, Documents, and Apps and ...

Three Uses For Google Plus Beyond Social Networking

Three Uses For Google Plus Beyond Social Networking

Google+ first popped up as Mountain View's answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in. Google Latitude is ...

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google Unveils its First Android One Smartphones

Google has unveiled the first smartphones to run on its Android One platform, a standard designed to help push affordable smartphones in the developing world. The initiative kicks off in India, where Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn are all selling phones with 4.5-inch screens, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main and 2-megapixel front ...

Surveillance Requests Are Up 250 Percent Since 2009, Says Google

Surveillance Requests Are Up 250 Percent Since 2009, Says Google

The bad news is that the U.S. government is asking for more data than ever about Google users, and a growing number of other places are getting the same idea. This year, nine countries — including the Dominican Republic, Egypt and Indonesia — asked Google to hand over information for the first time. The good news, if ...

Chromebooks Can Now Download (Some) Android Apps

Chromebooks Can Now Download (Some) Android Apps

We knew that Google planned to add support for running Android apps on Chromebooks since the company announced it back at Google I/O in June, but on Thursday we’ve had confirmation that the first Android apps to run on Chrome OS are now available to download. Although jut a few months back the project was described as ...

Google Play Now Lets You Return Paid Apps and Games Within 2 Hours

Google Play Now Lets You Return Paid Apps and Games Within 2 Hours

Around a month ago, we reported that Google had seemingly changed the refund window for paid apps and games on the Play Store to two hours. We tested our theory extensively, and 2 hours was the figure we landed on repeatedly. Now, the change is official: Google has updated the refund policy for paid apps and games on the ...