Google launches offline YouTube app and Wi-Fi expansion in India

The tech giant laid out its plans on Tuesday at an event in New Dehli to help people save data and get online.

To start, Google is adapting its apps to handle slower mobile connections and is looking to addmore Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.

"While most of today's launches focus on Google users in India... it gives us better ideas that work for everyone," the company said in a blog post.

Google weakens Allo chat app privacy promise

The company had originally said conversations within Allo would be only temporarily stored on its servers, restricting the authorities' ability to request access.

However, the Verge news site revealed that Google now holds on to the data unless users take active measures to stop it.

Google has confirmed the U-turn.

Privacy campaigners say the public must be kept informed about how their records are handled.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images from disputed island

Taiping Island, also known as Itu Aba, is part of the Spratly Island chain, embroiled in increasingly tense South China Sea territorial disputes.

Although it is controlled by Taiwan, the island is also claimed by mainland China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Four new structures have appeared since Google Earth's last satellite images.

The images showed four three-pronged structures in a semi-circle next to an upgraded airstrip and near a sizeable new port.

What is the South China Sea dispute?

Google launches Allo — a messaging app that'll make Facebook jealous

While Facebook has been working to integrate bots with Messenger, Google went ahead and built a messaging app around the most useful bot there is: Google (GOOGLTech30) search.

Allo, which was announced in May but is now available for download, marries Google search with many of the fun features people have grown accustomed to using in other apps.

Google: Don’t let 'local' Brexit distract UK

Matt Brittin, the head of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, said the conditions for success in the UK were now better than in 2010, when David Cameron said the founders of the tech giant believed they could never have built their company in Britain.

"I think it is getting better all the time, the conditions for big tech success here in the UK," Mr Brittin told me.

Why is Google trying to murder HTTP connection used by Websites?

The HTTP connection used by many websites is enough to lure malevolent minds to fulfill their intentions. Google is determined to demote the adoption of HTTP connection by websites.

Mozilla, Apple, and Google join Microsoft’s army to fight against US gagging orders

Mozilla, in coalition with Apple, Lithium, and Twilio, has filed anamicus brief to fuel the lawsuit against the DOJ.

Microsoft filed the lawsuit in April in order to put a bar on gag orders issued by the courts. The orders prohibit a company to make public disclosure or even notify the concerned person when a security agency requests for the data in the name of criminal investigation.

Complete list of “Secret” Chrome URLs and their uses

Over the period of past one year, we saw the advent of two Chrome alternatives, namely Vivaldi and Microsoft Edge.

To make itself more potent, Mozilla recently announced the multiprocess feature in Firefox. Despite growing competition, Google Chrome remains the most popular web browser among the users. Having said that, do you know that Chrome has a list of secret internal pages that let you access numerous advanced settings and tweak your web browser?

Android 7.0 Nougat finally released By Google

The company has started the rollout with many new features like quick-reply notifications, multitasking in the form of split-screen, updated settings, grouped notifications, and other little changes spread across the operating system.

Google unveiled Android N back during its Google I/O Developer Conference in May. The final Android Nougat name was revealed in June.

Google launches video chat app

It represents Google's response to other popular video calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's Messenger.

It's not that different from the other video chatting services, except that it gives users a glimpse at who's making the call, helping people decide whether to answer or not.

Google says it's calling the feature, "knock, knock"

The new app, originally announced in May, is being released as a free service for phones running on Google's Android operating system as well as Apple's iPhones.