Tag: Computing

How to Switch From Old Google Pay to New Google Pay

Image: Google In April, the old Google Pay app is losing its key functionality, which means you’ll need to move over to the new Google...

Salesforce earnings live up to Benioff’s $20-billion goal, so now it’s on to the next one

Salesforce.com Inc. easily topped $20 billion in revenue for the first time in its recently completed fiscal year, so now it’s time for a new...

Samsung’s Switch to Google’s Wear OS Would Be a Huge Mistake

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Rumors that Samsung may potentially ditch Tizen, its proprietary OS for wearables, for Google’s Wear OS, have been flying lately. It’s a...

Square’s ‘Year of the Cash App’ finishes with debate over profits

Square Inc. capped off what one analyst called “The Year of the Cash App” with surging revenues and improved user growth for its mobile wallet,...

How Android’s Nearby Share Compares to Apple’s AirDrop

Image: Google Android finally has its own version of Apple’s AirDrop. It’s called Nearby Share, and it makes it easy to quickly send files to...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Google Maps Dark Mode and 5 Other Android Updates Out Today

Image: Google While we wait for Android 12 to officially go live later this year, Google has a bunch of tweaks and updates coming to...

Palo Alto Networks stock pressured by earnings outlook

Palo Alto Networks Inc. shares declined in the extended session Monday after the company’s earnings outlook fell short of the Wall Street consensus despite high...

Google’s First Android 12 Developer Beta Is Here

Image: Google Google just announced the release of the first developer preview build of Android 12, giving us a few hints at what changes to...

The File-Sharing Android App ShareIt Has Deep Security Flaws

A file-sharing app that claims it has been downloaded from the Google Play store more than 1 billion times has serious security flaws.Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo...

Leaked Android 12 Screenshots Show Some iOS-Like Changes Coming

Screenshot: Google (Other) While Google typically waits until much later in the spring to officially show off new updates and features, some leaked screenshots may...

Barcode Scanner Android App Pushed Malware Onto Millions

Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images) A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions...

Google Pays News Platforms In Australia as Crackdown Looms

Photo: Tolga Akmen (Getty Images) Australians suffering through anxiety caused by the looming threat of having to switch to Bing for their search results received...

Google Mulls an Android Alternative to Apple’s Privacy Settings

Photo: Alastair Pike (Getty Images) On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon...

Google Fit Now Measures Heart and Breath Rate with Your Phone

Screenshot: Google As wearable devices like smartwatches become more sophisticated, with sensors that can do everything from detecting atrial fibrillation to measuring blood oxygen levels,...

The Best Organization Apps for Scheduling Your Days

The ongoing pandemic makes days blur into each other—they are no longer differentiated by the events and activities that helped split up our time. If...

Ford Will Put Android in Millions of Cars Starting in 2023

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) In a massive shift for Ford’s in-car infotainment systems, the car maker announced today that it will be partnering with...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. The decision’s...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

See Which Apps Are Using Your Camera, Microphone, and Location

Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Protecting your privacy in the modern age isn’t easy, with everything from app labels to online cookies to think about, but knowing...

Microsoft hits $40 billion in quarterly sales for first time, reports record earnings

Microsoft Corp. blew away earnings expectations Tuesday as it surpassed $40 billion in sales and $15 billion in profit in a quarter for the first...

Microsoft earnings: The SolarWinds hack may be a good thing for Azure

Microsoft Corp. got caught up into a massive cybersecurity attack late last year, but the unprecedented intrusion may actually end up being a positive for...

Intel earnings: We know who the next CEO is, but what decisions will be made before he arrives?

As Pat Gelsinger returns to Intel Corp. as chief executive, investors are likely to skim past the chip maker’s quarterly results and short-term outlook to...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...