Covid lockdown: Parents reveal funny homeschooling disasters

How’s YOUR homeschooling going? Parent reveal their disaster stories – including a girl who uploaded a video of her reading silently and a complaint from the teacher over rude balloons Parents from across nation have shared some most amusing homeschooling fails Includes message boy got after changing screen to upside down Boris Johnson Eight-year-old girl uploaded … Read more

Google Store is set to ban stalkerware apps but leaves a loophole for hackers to launch services

Google has officially banned stalkerware from the Play Store. Stalkerware apps allow users to spy on someone’s phone, tablet or other devices without their knowledge or consent, allowing hackers to track children, employees, spouses, or even complete strangers.  The tech giant announced the ban, which goes into effect on October 1, in an update Wednesday to … Read more

Online searches for Gi symptoms of COVID-19 spike for four weeks before an uptick in cases 

Could Google help predict coronavirus outbreaks? Online searches for nausea and other GI symptoms of COVID-19 spike for four weeks before an uptick in cases Researchers looked at Google searches for gastrointestinal symptoms of coronavirus in 15 states between January 20 and April 20  Search terms included loss of tase, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, … Read more

Why is Google making thousands of pounds from unauthorised debt adverts?

Google is still making thousands of pounds from unregulated advertisers mimicking legitimate charities and offering to write off people’s debts, nearly a year on from introducing new guidelines which it said would help ‘stamp out’ the practice. Charities and registered insolvency practitioners say the advertising giant ‘ignored complaints’ about misleading adverts and often took over … Read more

Google’s annual hardware event on September 30 will offer details on 5G-powered Pixel 5

Google announced today that its annual hardware event will take place September 30 at 11am PT. ‘Launch Night In,’ a virtual event which will be livestreamed to the public, is expected to include details about several new products, including two new Pixel phones, a smart speaker and the successor to Google Chromecast. In a blog … Read more

Google searches for gut symptoms such as diarrhoea predicts Covid-19 hotspots

Google searches for symptoms such as diarrhoea and abdominal pain could act as an early warning for a coronavirus outbreak, a study has revealed. Academics found there was a surge in coronavirus cases roughly three to four weeks after a spike in online searches for the symptoms. In New York, one of 15 regions examined … Read more

Siri or Google Assistant? Kyle and Jackie O use a clever test to decide

Siri or Google Assistant? Radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O put Apple and Google to the ultimate test during a live voice assist challenge By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:16 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 02:21 BST, 14 September 2020 Radio presenter Jackie ‘O’ Henderson isn’t exactly tech savvy. But the … Read more

YouTube faces £2.5BILLION landmark legal battle

YouTube faces £2.5BILLION landmark legal battle for allegedly breaching the privacy of millions of British children The tech giant is accused of harvesting the data of children under 13  The company, owned by Google, is accused of breaching both EU and UK law It is claimed the firm has sold data on its young users … Read more

Google starts rolling out Android 11 update including privacy controls

Google starts rolling out Android 11 update to OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and RealMe phones featuring new privacy controls and a screen-recording tool Updated operating system offers users more control over their privacy settings  Can now grant access to certain aspects of the phone just once, not always Also introduced new features to make conversations on … Read more