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Chrome to send Flash down the pan – will your site be affected?

Posted on August 18, 2016

Chrome 53, the latest update to the Google Chrome browser, is set to be introduced next month, and it could spell trouble for sites built through Adobe Flash, or even those incorporating elements of the now outdated multimedia platform.

Google has confirmed in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three search terms that have rocketed since Brexit

Posted on July 5, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been a fortnight since the people of the UK voted to leave the EU, such has been the fallout of the decision. You don’t need me to recap everything that’s happened in UK politics since June 23rd, but its transformation from the often mundane and tedious to the alarmingly eventful is perhaps best summed up by (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why can Google sometimes not find content?

Posted on July 1, 2016

Every time you perform a Google search, the site looks through billions of pages for the optimum result in a less than a second. Its Googlebots crawl through every nook and cranny of the web, working hard to suck up all the information they need to bring you the best possible answer to your search, but what can’t they (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How to find what you want on Google News

Posted on June 9, 2016

Statistics show that Google churns through more than 3.5bn searches per day, and its homepage and browser-based search box are sights that we’re all familiar with, but what we can find with Google goes way beyond simply searching for a website.

Once we’re on Google’s results, we can refine our search further with the tabs it gives us just below (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google to kill off passwords

Posted on May 26, 2016

Search giant Google is planning to test out an alternative method to passwords in the coming months, in the hope of replacing them on mobile devices by the end of the year.

The company’s new idea was (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Waste your afternoon by Googling emojis

Posted on May 20, 2016

Google Image Search is a fantastic tool that brings us thousands of relevant (though not necessarily copyright-free) pictures corresponding to whatever text we feed into it, but why should it stop there?

Why can’t we give Google an image, and ask it to find more images of whatever the image is an image of?

Earlier this week, (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Do Google’s autosuggest options reflect prejudice?

Posted on April 12, 2016

Last week, free newspaper and light-reading website Metro published a quirky article about how Google’s search results, especially its image search, could be seen as (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Gag backfires on Google

Posted on April 4, 2016

Search giant Google has been the subject of a fierce outcry after introducing a feature to its Gmail system as an April Fool’s Day prank.

The company has acquired a reputation for introducing original and creative features to aspects of its product range in order to prank everyone on April 1st each year. However, this year, the company found itself the butt of the joke as a number of users complained about its consequences.

Users who logged into their Gmail account on a desktop computer may or may not have noticed that there were two different send buttons when replying to an email thread. The first button was the regular blue ‘send’ icon, but directly next to it was an orange button labelled ‘Send +’ with a picture of a microphone next to it.

Should a user have been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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