Windows is old and tired. Switch to a Chromebook. This is the new jaunty, Bill Nye-fronted message now coming from Google.
Enterprise customers relying on Microsoft 'Bring Your Own License' option to run Windows Server, SQL Server and other enterprise software in Amazon's or Google's clouds may be in for a rude awakening this fall.
Extended Validation certificates for websites have been pronounced 'really dead', after policy change by Google and Mozilla.
Google takes a step towards cutting out passwords for some parts of authenticating to online services.
Rejecting the idea that the digital giants are merely 'dumb pipes', ACCC chair Rod Sims has said taking them to court lays down rules within which they must operate.
Your Android battery life just suddenly got worse? A Google Play Services bug could be to blame. Here are some workarounds you can try while Google conjures up a fix.
Web developers are using two tricks to get around Chrome's new Incognito mode anti-detection methods.
Enterprise software vendors are subscription happy, but they're delving into usage plans for customers too. Toss in some perpetual licenses and your negotiations with strategic vendors are about to get more complicated.
We spent a couple of hours with the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, while also selling off the iPad Pro 11 to use a Note 9 as a home computer. It was mostly a Samsung show with some Sony and Chrome topics too.
These extensions will help you beef up security and keep your data out of the hands of online criminals.
Dull, expensive, and lacking competition. That about sums up this year in mobile devices in a nutshell.
After a short few months with no new phones, it's time to see the latest and greatest from Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Google, LG, and more. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was just revealed and makes an appearance in our top five.
More screen space wins out over familiar three-button navigation.
How does the Note 10 stack up when compared to the competition?
Yes, Google Maps is integrating augmented reality and hotel and flight reservations. But the big picture revolves around how Google can integrate data and its search into multiple venues.
Here is a selection of Google Chrome extensions aimed specifically at boosting your productivity, performance, and privacy. (Updated December 2018)
Taking photos in a dark environment has always been a weak spot of most smartphone cameras. That is, until Night Sight was released.
PopSockets are popular for helping you hold onto your phone and propping it up. Speck's new GrabTab accessory does this with very little bulk while also still supporting wireless charging.
Google is holding a "Made by Google" event on Oct. 9 in New York City to likely unveil several new devices and product updates, including the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Here are key moments from the show.
The Galaxy Note 9 has a high level of dust and water resistance, but it is still made of glass panels and isn't made to be dropped. LifeProof has a case option designed to protect from drops while also showing off the cool Samsung color schemes of the device itself.
Regrets, we've had a few. Exploding phones. Just plain useless phones. Unstable devices and not-very-smart devices. Hardware that was obsolete before we got it setup. Stuff we wish we'd never heard of.
We're live-blogging imagery from Samsung Unpacked Galaxy 2018. This is your go-to spot if you want to see exactly what Samsung is unveiling at its event in New York City on Aug. 9.
These work for anyone else who want a top-notch laptop.
Didn't know that the Google Chrome browser had a built-in Task Manager? Pull up a chair and let me show you some of the things it can do.
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) makes my favorite cases for popular smartphones so I was very excited to see it release some options for the current best smartphone available, the Huawei P20 Pro.
After years of covering and reviewing some of the best — and worst — smartphones, I have an idea of what I want in my dream smartphone.
Regardless of the manufacturer name on the back of your Android device, you can install any one of the following apps and use your phone or tablet as your primary means to surf the web, manage email, and keep tabs on your agenda. Bonus: iOS versions available too!
Despite its size, the giant speaker can be moved and will begin showing up in random cities across the US.
Google announced its voice assistant two years ago. Now, at Google I/O 2018, it's sharing details about the next phase of Google Assistant. Here's what you need to know.
There are many easy things you can do to improve your Android experience. Here are some of the best.
Which is the best cloud storage and collaboration service for your needs? Is a free option good enough? Ed Bott talks to TechRepublic's Karen Roby about the pros and cons of the top two providers -- and a few alternatives. Read more: https://zd.net/2J3Ccb9
Residents are suffering due to high rent and a shortage of housing. Google's planned expansion could make the situation worse.
ZDNet's Matt Miller sits down to tell TechRepublic's Karen Roby about his devastating encounter of his phone, bank account, twitter account, and so much more being hacked. Read more: https://zd.net/2WQMftO
Google cracks down on misleading marketing and extensions with shady descriptions. Read more: https://zd.net/2MIQ1k9
Tech giants speak out against GCHQ's idea for silently adding a spy to an encrypted messaging chat.
Tonya Hall talks to Tom Hulsebosch, senior managing director at West Monroe Partners, about how Google and Amazon are able to capture IoT data from their hubs.
Google puts all your online orders into a single page using purchase receipts stored in Gmail.
If Google wants to grow its devices business, the company faces some hard choices. And that may mean following Apple's example.
Both companies talk up the importance of protecting your data, but make opposite cases for whether you should share it. Read more: https://zd.net/2vWUsg8
How committed is Google to supporting multiple carriers and competing with the likes of Samsung and Motorola? TechRepublic's Karen Roby checks in with ZDNet's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow on the prospects for Pixel phones. Read more: https://zd.net/2EdEBOC
Google pushes its privacy story with easier access to privacy controls and incognito mode for Google Maps.
Google has gained 1.5 billion extra Android users over the past four years.