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Google to consolidate desktop file syncing apps into singular Drive app

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Google has announced it will be replacing its two file syncing desktop apps with a new unified app, called Drive for desktop, that will be used by all users.

The tech giant currently offers two file syncing services: Backup and Sync, which is aimed at consumers, and Drive File Stream, which was built for business users.

Google consolidated the apps into one unified app as it wanted to create a client that could “bring people the best and most used features” from the two older apps, Google Drive product management lead Scott Limbird explained in a blog post.

Drive for desktop will automatically sync local files to the cloud in the background, on either Google Photos or Google Drive, Google said. It will also sync external storage devices to the cloud, including flash drives and external hard drives, as well as mirror Drive files on desktops.

The rollout of Drive for desktop has also commenced, with Drive File Stream users already gaining access to the new unified app.

For Backup and Sync users, Google said they should begin to see prompts asking them to transition to Drive for desktop in the coming months.

Drive for desktop will be available for Windows and macOS devices.

On the same day, Google also announced support for various brand logos such as AOL, Fastmail, Mailchimp, Twilio SendGrid, and Yahoo, thanks to a new agreement between Google and the AuthIndicators Working Group, which created the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI).

BIMI was already available to Yahoo users but it will now be expanded to Gmail users too, resulting in BIMI being available to more than 2 billion inboxes. For a logo to appear, the organisation needs to pass DMARC authentication checks.

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Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-consolidate-desktop-file-syncing-apps-into-singular-drive-app/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Google will require vaccines as workers return to the office

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In the coming weeks, Google will start requiring workers to be vaccinated before coming into the office, the company announced Wednesday. The tech giant is also extending its voluntary work-from-home policy through late October, as the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus spreads. 

The vaccination requirement will roll out across US offices first and then expand to other regions. The implementation of the policy will vary depending on local conditions and regulations, as well as the availability of the vaccine. 

Google’s decision follows similar vaccination requirements by a growing number of government agencies and entities like the Mayo Clinic. 

Google first closed its offices in March 2020 and previously said its employees would work remotely until at least September 2021. After announcing it would adopt a “hybrid workforce model” that asked employees to spend at least some time in the office, Google in May said that it expects around 20 percent of its employees to work from home permanently. 

Some of the company’s campuses have started reopening. Google said it will give employees at least 30 days’ notice before implementing its full return-to-office plans. 

“It’s encouraging to see very high vaccination rates for our Google community in areas where vaccines are widely available,” CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in an email to employees Wednesday. “This is a big reason why we felt comfortable opening some of our offices to employees who wanted to return early.”

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Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-will-require-vaccines-as-workers-return-to-the-office/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Hate Google Chrome on Android? Here’s how to get rid of it

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Dumping Google Chrome on most platforms — Windows, Mac, iOS, and so on — is simply a case of moving your data out of the browser, installing your new browser, and deleting Google Chrome.

But what do you do on Android? It’s built into the operating system, and you can’t just delete it.

Here’s what you do.

Must read: Why you need to urgently update all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs – NOW!

First off, the steps are the same as with any other platform. Get your data out, especially your passwords. You don’t want to lose them, and my suggestion is that you bring them into a password manager.

My current password manager of choice is Bitwarden, although LastPass and 1Password also come highly recommended. But whatever you choose, I suggest you get something you’re comfortable using across all the platforms you use, and it’s worth checking to make sure there’s a browser extension available for the browser you’re switching to.

More details here on how to get your passwords out of Google Chrome.

Now you can download your new browser.

Take your pick. There are lots to choose from.

I’m loving Brave at the moment. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good.

OK, you have your new browser. But you also still have Google Chrome on your Android smartphone, staring at you.

Tempting you back.

What do you do about that?

Well, you can’t remove it, but you can disable it, and that way, it won’t show up in your apps.

Here’s how.

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Apps & notifications
  • Optional: If Chrome is not listed, tap App info or See all apps
  • Tap Chrome, and then tap Disable
  • Confirm that you do indeed want to disable the app

Job done. It’s as good as deleting.

Changed your mind? Simply follow the above instructions to find Chrome and tap Enable.

PlatoAi. Web3 Reimagined. Data Intelligence Amplified.
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Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hate-google-chrome-on-android-heres-how-to-get-rid-of-it/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Hate Google Chrome on Android? Here’s how to get rid of it

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Dumping Google Chrome on most platforms — Windows, Mac, iOS, and so on — is simply a case of moving your data out of the browser, installing your new browser, and deleting Google Chrome.

But what do you do on Android? It’s built into the operating system, and you can’t just delete it.

Here’s what you do.

Must read: Why you need to urgently update all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs – NOW!

First off, the steps are the same as with any other platform. Get your data out, especially your passwords. You don’t want to lose them, and my suggestion is that you bring them into a password manager.

My current password manager of choice is Bitwarden, although LastPass and 1Password also come highly recommended. But whatever you choose, I suggest you get something you’re comfortable using across all the platforms you use, and it’s worth checking to make sure there’s a browser extension available for the browser you’re switching to.

More details here on how to get your passwords out of Google Chrome.

Now you can download your new browser.

Take your pick. There are lots to choose from.

I’m loving Brave at the moment. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good.

OK, you have your new browser. But you also still have Google Chrome on your Android smartphone, staring at you.

Tempting you back.

What do you do about that?

Well, you can’t remove it, but you can disable it, and that way, it won’t show up in your apps.

Here’s how.

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Apps & notifications
  • Optional: If Chrome is not listed, tap App info or See all apps
  • Tap Chrome, and then tap Disable
  • Confirm that you do indeed want to disable the app

Job done. It’s as good as deleting.

Changed your mind? Simply follow the above instructions to find Chrome and tap Enable.

PlatoAi. Web3 Reimagined. Data Intelligence Amplified.
Click here to access.

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hate-google-chrome-on-android-heres-how-to-get-rid-of-it/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Hate Google Chrome on Android? Here’s how to get rid of it

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Dumping Google Chrome on most platforms — Windows, Mac, iOS, and so on — is simply a case of moving your data out of the browser, installing your new browser, and deleting Google Chrome.

But what do you do on Android? It’s built into the operating system, and you can’t just delete it.

Here’s what you do.

Must read: Why you need to urgently update all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs – NOW!

First off, the steps are the same as with any other platform. Get your data out, especially your passwords. You don’t want to lose them, and my suggestion is that you bring them into a password manager.

My current password manager of choice is Bitwarden, although LastPass and 1Password also come highly recommended. But whatever you choose, I suggest you get something you’re comfortable using across all the platforms you use, and it’s worth checking to make sure there’s a browser extension available for the browser you’re switching to.

More details here on how to get your passwords out of Google Chrome.

Now you can download your new browser.

Take your pick. There are lots to choose from.

I’m loving Brave at the moment. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good.

OK, you have your new browser. But you also still have Google Chrome on your Android smartphone, staring at you.

Tempting you back.

What do you do about that?

Well, you can’t remove it, but you can disable it, and that way, it won’t show up in your apps.

Here’s how.

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Apps & notifications
  • Optional: If Chrome is not listed, tap App info or See all apps
  • Tap Chrome, and then tap Disable
  • Confirm that you do indeed want to disable the app

Job done. It’s as good as deleting.

Changed your mind? Simply follow the above instructions to find Chrome and tap Enable.

PlatoAi. Web3 Reimagined. Data Intelligence Amplified.
Click here to access.

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hate-google-chrome-on-android-heres-how-to-get-rid-of-it/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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