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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

Google Pixel Phone Features

12 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

Power up your Pixel experience with these productivity-boosting Android extras.

Gboard Android Keyboard

A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android

Attention, Android phone owners: Your on-screen keyboard's got a cool bit of extra customization lurking in its corners.

Google Workspace Messaging Services

50 illuminating questions about Google's latest messaging service shakeup

Think Google's messaging service setup can't get any more confusing? Think again.

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Google abandons URL shortening in Chrome

The move, which was unveiled last August, 'didn't move relevant security metrics,' according to a Google staff software engineer on the Chrome team.

Google Android, Chrome OS

Google's 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond

From Android to Chrome OS and other associated services, has any other company created as much back-and-forth change as Google?

Chrome OS Features

6 noteworthy new Chrome OS features to keep an eye on

Attention, Chromebook owners: Some useful new stuff is on the way — and some of it's even available this minute, if you know how to find it.

Android Privacy Feature

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Chrome OS Features

Chrome OS expands its operating system reach

Google's Chrome OS is far, far more than just a cloud-based operating system and it's only getting more so as the years go by.

Gboard Android Text Trick

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

Grant yourself superhuman summoning powers and give your Android typing experience the extra jolt of efficiency it's been missing.

Android 12 Privacy

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

Android 12, Google Pixel

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie.

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Google makes a big security change, but other companies must follow

Google is moving — slowly — to make multi-factor authentication default, pushing FIDO-compliant software embedded within the phone, and even has an iOS version. Nice touch.

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6 fast fixes for common Google Docs problems

Knock down distressing Docs issues in no time with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

Google Pixel Phones

The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

google meet ui

Google Meet gets a UI refresh to help ‘deepen the meeting experience’

The latest Google Meet update aims to make video calls more immersive, inclusive, and productive.

Chrome Features

4 new hidden Chrome features you should really be using

Google's Chrome browser has some incredibly handy new options on both Android and the desktop, but it's up to you to find 'em.

Google Shift

2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Should you be panicking over Google's privacy practices? Time to cut through the hype and bring some practical perspective to a sensationalized subject.

Google Pixel Features

5 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.

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When online suites go down, we need options not on the cloud

In the last week or so, Microsoft and Google briefly saw their online office suites go down. Before we get too reliant on the cloud for ordinary desktop work, maybe we should rethink what we're doing and consider a safety-belt...

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