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Google Search Widget Have New Customizable Options With The New Update

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Google app is getting a new update with a new feature for the search widget. These are new and exciting customization options introduced for the Google search widget, the one available with the official version of the Big G Google app.

The recently added customization options let you choose the colour of the Google logo and whether to display the complete name or just the initials. The personalization doesn’t stop there, though, as there are new options for the bar’s tint, outline, and required shape.

So let’s see how to access these customization options:

  1. Access the Widgets section of the Google app by pressing and pressing the home screen.
  2. Go to the Google widget section and select the one for the search bar.
  3. Tap the customize button once you add the widget to the home screen.
  4. Navigate through the customization options through the bottom menu.

The news we just saw is available to everyone who has updated the Google app to version 13.40. This search widget makes a lot of sense if you don’t own a Pixel and therefore if you can’t use the Pixel Launcher that integrates the search bar into the default home screen.


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Google Wallet to ask for verification before making payments

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Google Wallet provides worldwide services; it allows users to do money-related transactions quickly and safely. Whether they have to receive money in their account or pay bills, Along with this, as its name suggests, the application also works as a wallet to hold different types of documents, such as loyalty cards, transport tickets, and many more. So to provide more safety, there is one more security measure that has been taken by Google: verifying the person before making payments.

Several Google Wallet users have reported that every tap-to-pay transaction necessitates an additional step to unlock the device. At the same time, Google is also testing another new security feature, identity verification. This feature prompts the device to verify the user before making a payment after a few minutes of unlocking.

As per the official “For security reasons, you can only use your payment methods after verifying your identity. If you have already verified your identity on your device a few minutes ago, your next transaction might not require you to do so. If the verification has expired, you will need to repeat it to make the next transaction.

When you open the Google Wallet, a prompt message pops up saying, “For security reasons, we need to verify your identity before allowing you to pay.”  It will provide an attached link; just tap on it. It immediately asks you to verify your identity by choosing the verification system according to your preference, including PIN, pattern, and class 3 biometric unlocking.

As of writing, the feature hasn’t reached many users, but it is expected to be available to every user in the next few days.

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Samsung Looks Forward to Protect Users’ Data From Cyber Warfare With Samsung Knox Vault

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Samsung is gearing up to add an extra layer of security over personal and professional data as it looks into cyber threats with the Samsung Knox Vault to take a stand against cyber warfare. 

Digital technology is undoubtedly for the sake of people, but sometimes it turns out to be fatal. Now Samsung is looking forward to the need for data protection and simultaneously taking proactive steps to address it with the Samsung Knox Vault. 

Samsung Knox Vault storage is a dedicated hardware-based security solution embedded in every device that helps store sensitive data and lies at the heart of the brand’s strategy. It comes pre-installed on flagship Galaxy devices. Now Samsung has expanded its range to include more mid-range devices, which include the Galaxy A35 and Galaxy A55 5G models. 

Samsung Knox Vault encrypts sensitive data such as passwords and biometrics and houses it in a dedicated, tamper-proof place, which makes it extremely difficult to access. Even for hackers, the brand has offered its processor, memory, and security interface so that it can be completely independent from the main parts of the phone. It constantly guards data, despite other parts of the device being attacked by malware or physical tampering. 

Knox Vault boasts government certification for its defense-like security; it also blocks access to risky websites, unknown apps, and suspicious commands. Samsung’s addition of this functionality to the Galaxy A series smartphone signifies Samsung’s recognition of the growing importance of data security for a wider range of users. 

This feature efficiently reduces the risk of malware, unauthorized access, or phishing attacks, unknown apps, and more. Websites including CNET and TechRadar offer news and analysis on the smartphone security industry. The Samsung Knox Vault is an essential tool for preventing unauthorized access to data in this digital era.


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Google Introduces a Paid Version Of Chrome

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The study says that as of March 2024, 3.45 billion internet users use Google Chrome, which is about 63.87% of the global browser market. Maybe the free-of-charge is the key reason behind this. And now, to expand its versatility, Google has launched a paid version of Chrome called ‘Chrome Enterprise Premium.’ 

Chrome is a browser developed by the brand and is one of the most familiar pieces of software in its category, as well as one of the most preferred. All credit goes to its several features that suit the convenience of the users. The company consistently strives to improve the browsing experience through constant enhancements. Recently, Google has introduced the possibility of forcing dark mode on all sites, as both a function capable of bringing order to the multiple tabs open in the browser is arriving, or even as soon as the Incognito Mode of the software will surely protect the privacy of users. 

Now, Google is introducing a subscription plan, as it offers a business-oriented version of Google Chrome named Chrome Enterprise Premium. However, at the moment, the giants have not revealed detailed plan information or what features the premium version offers. 

Google has therefore decided to debut a new version of the paid Chrome browser, dedicated to business users. Chrome Enterprise now boasts two options, which are as follows: 

  • The Core Plan (free) 
  • The Premium Plan (paid) 

The brand’s ‘new browser can offer an extra layer of data protection to users while they are online, using tools such as automatic updates to protect against newly emerged vulnerabilities and personalized site permissions across all managed devices. But not only that, the new version of Chrome is specially introduced to block suspicious add-ons to better prevent any type of hacker attack. Both versions of Chrome Enterprise differ in some features; however, the Core version also represents a more than valid solution. The recently introduced Premium subscription plan can offer additional features such as: 

  • Deep malware scan 
  • Power to filter URLs based on website category 
  • Data loss prevention 
  • Context-aware access for Saas, Google Cloud, and private web apps through Chrome.

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