Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
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Google recently removed as many as 150 apps from Play Store on grounds of privacy issue. One again, Google has now removed three more apps that have several million followers. The company had revealed that deleting these apps would benefit users. Let's know about them. The banned apps are 'Magic Photo Lab - Photo Editor', 'Blender Photo Editor-Easy Photo Background Editor' and 'Pics Photo Motion Edit 2021'. These apps have been banned from the Play Store. The three apps, which were banned from Google Play Store, were stealing users their personal information and money. Security firm Kaspersky has looked into this and said that Facebook logins are stealing users' personal information and accessing bank accounts.
Google Maps is reportedly getting a new homescreen widget that would help Android users start navigation much faster. The update is in line with Google releasing new widgets for its major apps including Google Phone, YouTube Music, Google Keep, Calculator, and Clock with the rollout of a stable version of Android 12. The new Google Map widget is said to have a search bar, shortcuts to nearby stores, and the user's most-visited locations for quickly beginning route navigation. The new widget for Google Maps was first spotted by Reddit user @MishaalRahman. As per the screenshot shared by the user, it features a search bar with four or eight navigation shortcuts to personalised locations that are frequently visited by a user such as home, work, etc., as well as common search queries like petrol pump (gas station), restaurant, and grocery stores. The Google Maps search widget appears to be supporting dynamic theming on devices running Android 12 for colours. If you're on Android 11, the app seems to be using blue accent colours just like Google's other widgets. The latest widget is reportedly rolling out with Google Maps version 11.3.0. The new Google Maps search widget is said to be similar to the two iOS widgets released earlier in July this year. Google Maps for iOS version 5.74 brought the widgets experience for iPhone users. The first widget allows users to check nearby restaurants or gas stations more easily with few taps, while the latter is designed to check traffic conditions and location details. It also shows shop opening times and restaurant reviews. The 1x1 widget shows the current location of the user along with the traffic layer as well. iOS users can add widgets directly by tapping Edit in the Today View or pressing the + icon in the editing mode on the homescreen.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files.
Google Sites is a structured wiki- and web page-creation tool included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google. The service also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, and Google Keep. Google Sites is only available as a web application.
Google Docs is an online word processor included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google, which also includes Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep.