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4 reasons to set Chrome as your default browser on iOS

September 28th, 2020

With iOS 14, you can now change your default browser (the browser that automatically opens links) to Chrome on your iPhone or iPad. If you already use Chrome on your computer, Chrome on iOS delivers the same familiar and easy-to-use experience, with a look and feel that’s right at home on your iPhone or iPad. Here are…

Australia’s media code won’t allow fair negotiations

September 27th, 2020

Over the past month, we’ve outlined our concerns with Australia’s draft News Media Bargaining Code: a new proposed law that would impact the way Australians use Google Search and YouTube. We don’t oppose a code governing the relationship between news businesses and digital platforms—but right now the way the law is drafted isn’t fair or…

Googlers get creative while working from home

September 25th, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough bake sourdough bread. Or take up knitting. Or just really get into a new video game. In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic left many of us working from home and social distancing cut down on our calendars, we’ve had plenty of time to pick up a few…

Small business and Australia’s media bargaining code

September 24th, 2020

In what has been an incredibly tough year, Australia’s small and medium businesses have kept our economic engine going—protecting jobs and providing vital services in their communities. Throughout this time, we’ve made sure business owners know Google’s tools and services are there to help. Small businesses are using our affordable ad services to advertise where…

Hacking for a virtual world

September 24th, 2020

Distance learning, despite its challenges, allows us to think beyond the confines of the classroom and redefine what’s possible. Turns out a lot is possible when you make an event virtual. Each year Code Next, Code with Google’s free computer science education program for Black and Latino high schoolers in New York and Oakland, hosts…

A Gentle Introduction to Using a Docker Container as a Dev Environment

September 24th, 2020

This article is mostly sarcasm. I do not think that I actually speak for Dylan Thomas and I would never encourage you to foist a light theme on people who don’t want it. No matter how wrong they may be. When Dylan Thomas penned the words, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” he…

Travel digitally with Google on World Tourism Day

September 24th, 2020

September 27 is World Tourism Day – a time to celebrate tourism’s ability to promote meaningful exchanges between people around the world, have fun, recall how travel helps us all recharge – and make a real difference by supporting livelihoods and protecting our heritage. This year may have changed our ability to travel across the…

Google Pay, built for Singapore

September 23rd, 2020

When people in Singapore open the Google Pay app on their Android or iOS device, they’re met by some familiar sights—from the distinctive outlines of the Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands building to the island’s much-loved otters. The goal isn’t just to make Singaporeans feel at home. It’s part of a bigger effort to…

The Empty Box

September 23rd, 2020

When I was in high school, we learned about “The Black Box” which is a concept in theater. If memory serves me right, the approach was a simple and elegant one: that you can take any space, any black box, and make it come to life with a story. I liked the idea that it’s…

Using Markdown and Localization in the WordPress Block Editor

September 23rd, 2020

If we need to show documentation to the user directly in the WordPress editor, what is the best way to do it? Since the block editor is based on React, we may be tempted to use React components and HTML code for the documentation. That is the approach I followed in my previous article, which…