Anti Spam League Fri, 20 May 2022 20:02:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Anti Spam League 32 32 Your phone has just been better protected against unwanted calls. But it’s not sure yet Fri, 20 May 2022 14:40:04 +0000

If you haven’t been notified recently that your car warranty has expired, something has gone wrong with your Social Security account, or you’re in big trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, you shouldn’t have a phone.

These are just some of the most popular messages delivered by call bots, which often hide behind spoofed numbers to trick you into answering. RoboKiller, a company that makes technology to identify fake calls, estimated that Americans were inundated with more than 72 billion spam calls in 2021, a 32% increase from 2020. Spammers rang Californians’ phones more than 7 billion times, RoboKiller estimated.

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission took another step to identify and potentially block spam calls, closing one of the major gaps in its enforcement efforts. The commission voted unanimously to extend its crackdown on caller ID spoofing — that is, callers who disguise the phone number they’re using — to gateways handling incoming calls to the United States from other countries.

This is good news for people tired of getting spam likely calls. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe to pick up the phone every time it rings – at least not yet.

International gateways targeted by Thursday’s rule have seen an increasing number of spam calls since the FCC began attacking spoofing in 2019 through technical standards known as STIR/SHAKEN. The standards, which major telephone companies have been required to implement, verify caller ID information as it passes from carrier to carrier along the call route .

STIR/SHAKEN does not block spam by itself. Instead, it helps carriers identify calls with spoofed IDs, which they can use other technologies to block. And in some cases, it can help identify calls an international gateway has to block or face rejection of all of its traffic by the U.S. carriers it connects to, a commission spokesperson said in an e-mail. mail.

Adding the international gateways to STIR/SHAKEN is “the right move,” said general manager Jim Dalton of TransNexus, a company that helps carriers implement the standards. “Unless you have STIR and SHAKEN all over the place,” Dalton explained, “it’s worthless. It’s like a bucket with a hole in it.

And to date, there have been many holes. Unlike the days of the Ma Bell monopoly, when there were relatively few companies involved in transmitting a telephone call, today’s system is like a brigade passing a call from one operator to another, a said Giulia Porter, Vice President of RoboKiller. . And not all companies in this chain have been required to pass verified caller ID information.

So far, Dalton said, only about 25% of all calls reach their destination with accurate caller ID information. Another gap in the STIR/SHAKEN chain is expected to close in late June, when smaller carriers that have seen a high volume of spoofed calls will be required to implement the standards. But that will still leave a wide avenue for spoofed calls, Dalton said, because STIR/SHAKEN only applies to networks that transmit calls over Internet Protocol, such as those operated by cable TV and service providers. wireless. “Legacy” networks that forward calls as they did before the Internet revolutionized telephony are not covered.

The FCC told the industry to find a way to stop spoofing on legacy networks, Dalton said, and it did. “The technology is there and it works,” he said. “But nobody’s going to deploy it until there’s a warrant.”

By the way, STIR/SHAKEN’s shortcomings and spammers’ frequent use of spoofing is why it doesn’t seem to do anything when you tell your phone to block a spammer’s number, said To carry. The number you are blocking is probably not the one used to call you.

Stopping fraudulent calls is only part of the solution. According to the commission’s estimate, more than half of spam calls come from numbers that are not spoofed.

One way to solve this problem, Porter said, is to assign a reputation score to numbers that reflects how often they are used for spam. This score could then be used by carriers to identify and block likely sources of unsolicited calls.

This type of analysis is used by internet service providers to direct unsolicited mass emails to spam folders. Phone companies also use it to mark calls “Spam Likely,” a less than foolproof designation that leaves it up to consumers to decide whether or not to take the call. The more calls that have verified caller ID information, the more effective the analysis will be.

Keep in mind that not all unsolicited calls are scams and not all are illegal. The Supreme Court ruled last year that robocalls only violate federal law if numbers are dialed randomly or sequentially. If the caller purposely dials your number because it’s on a targeted list, you’re fair game.

There are several ways to try to defend yourself, such as joining the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry to deter unsolicited sales calls or using an app to block potentially spurious calls. However, spammers and scammers have been so successful at circumventing these barriers that some people have decided to only answer calls from people they know. When the caller leaves no voicemail, that’s a pretty good sign that it’s spam.

But these defenses won’t stop spam, which is a growing scourge. RoboKiller estimates that Americans received nearly 88 billion spam messages last year, a 58% jump from the previous year. Many of them are phishing scams that try to trick you into clicking a link that will install malware or extract sensitive personal information from you. STIR/SHAKEN has no effect on them. And the FCC has yet to act on Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel’s proposal to block them.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Musk: My Twitter would be a great app with payments Thu, 19 May 2022 15:39:06 +0000

Tesla CEO and world’s richest man Elon Musk doesn’t want to fix Twitter, he wants to fix social media. And that means adding payments.

More broadly, Musk said he would like to turn Twitter into a super app that would merge its public forum with features like chat, photo and video messaging, Facebook-like news feeds and a variety of other functions. social media – including payments as a primary function.

See also: Musk wants to take Twitter public, report says

During the All-In podcast on May 16, Musk pointed to Chinese social media giant WeChat as a role model for his social media ambitions. Like Twitter, it started as a social platform, but then found its true success when it added a mobile wallet and payment features.

“If you’re in China, you kind of live on WeChat,” he said. “It does everything – a bit like Twitter, plus PayPal, plus a whole bunch of stuff, and all in one, with a great interface. It really is a great app, and we don’t have anything like it outside of the China.

And, Musk suggested, he might not need Twitter to create an American version.

The great app

Musk’s ideal super app, he said, would be “a spam-free thing where you can comment, you can post videos…an all-encompassing app that’s all about a digital city where important ideas are debated”.

Payments are a key part of this, Musk added. “When you kind of have a high trust situation, payments, whether crypto or fiat, can make a lot of sense,” he said.

The super-Twitter would be ‘maximally trusted and inclusive’, he added, after spending several minutes criticizing Twitter for banning and shading users, what Musk calls a threat to freedom of expression.

“It doesn’t need to be done on Twitter,” he added. “It could be made from something that was created from scratch, it can be something new. I think this thing has to exist.”

Twitter is currently missing the “high trust” part, at least as far as Musk is concerned. He expanded on public comments he made about the number of fake accounts – while Twitter said around 5% of accounts are spam bots and other non-real users, Musk said he believed that the actual number was much higher.

Read more: Twitter CEO Musk disagrees on the number of spambots on the platform

Asked about backing out of the sale, Musk said: “It’s a material inaccuracy if they actually falsely claimed less than 5% of more vague spam accounts, but in fact it’s is four or five times that number, or maybe 10 times that number. This is a big deal.”

Asked directly about the choice between rebuilding and expanding Twitter or starting his own social media company, Musk said, “My default inclination is definitely to start fresh.”

Payments are important

Musk said earlier in the conversation that “it’s important for content creators to have a share of the revenue,” it was clear the payouts would be much more than that.

Although it would include a PayPal- or Venmo-style peer-to-peer payment tool, this comparison with WeChat Pay is telling. With over a billion users in China, WeChat Pay and rival Alipay control 90% or more of China’s mobile payments market. WeChat Pay owner Tencent has already started integrating China’s central bank’s new digital currency as a payment method.

To be fair, at least in terms of payments, it’s a path Twitter has taken before with payments on its ticket spaces and super followings for content creators. In April, the company announced that it had added cryptocurrency payment options with Twitter as the first customer for the service.

See more: Stripe rolls out crypto payments capabilities and signs Twitter as first user

“Twitter is where people go to discuss what’s going on,” said Esther Crawford, the social media giant’s chief product officer for creators, at the time. “We’re focused on helping the creators who host these conversations earn money and connect with their audiences in new ways.”

These cryptocurrency payments are handled behind the scenes, with no code changes or new application programming interfaces required from users, who will never hold cryptocurrency.



On: Shoppers who have store cards use them for 87% of all eligible purchases – but that doesn’t mean retailers should start buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. The Truth About BNPL and Store Cards, a collaboration between PYMNTS and PayPal, surveys 2,161 consumers to find out why providing both BNPL and Store Cards is key to helping merchants maximize conversion.

Website lets you call Russian officials to protest war Wed, 18 May 2022 14:30:00 +0000

A click of a button supposedly connects two separate numbers of Russian government agencies. He supports hims make 3,000 of these calls at once.
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Tired of getting calls from your old buddy Spam likely? Now you may be able to feel the power of being on the other end of an unwanted call, while blocking the phone lines of Russian bureaucrats, media and military personnel.

A group of hacktivists around the world published the site Wednesday morning. They’ve designed the site to be as easy to use as possible, and you don’t even have to make up a “fridge running” joke to supposedly impersonate two Russian officials. A single click and Captcha test is supposed to connect two phone lines to confuse, distract and annoy those on the line.

As first reported by Wiredthe hacktivist group Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade (referring to the character of the storyteller from the classic tale One thousand and one arabian nights) claim they are using a leaked database of Russian civil servants information to connect callers with two separate people at the Ministry of War and Economy, mid-level administrators at the Russian Federal Assembly, politicians, military police, state media, etc.

In the early hours of the morning, the site was already reporting more than 2,000 calls made in 45 minutes while Gizmodo was trying out the system.

In six separate attempts, the system connected the phones of two unknown Russian state media, political bureaucrats, secret service and state police, although we could not hear any voices on the lines. Calls ended after about a minute of static.

The hacktivists claim to have used publicly disclosed data, as well as web scraping to find more than 5,000 government phone numbers. During morning traffic, the site claimed that more than 3,000 phone numbers were being called at the moment. The system is not entirely dependent on user calls, as human-initiated calls are also completed using bots, according to the website.

“Let’s make sure we sabotage the war whenever we can, okay? It doesn’t matter who owns the war,” read a post on the site.

It remains to be seen how Russia will react or has already responded to the clogging of its lines with unwanted calls. One of the site’s creators, who goes by the name of Shera, told Wired they hope the calls will confuse and Russian speakers might even be able to listen in on what people online have to say.

“Join the Civilian Intervention Against War,” the site reads. “If you’re on the phone, you can’t drop bombs or coordinate soldiers.”

The intense information war between Russia, Ukraine, Western countries and militants around the world has been raging since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the surprise invasion in February. Hacktivist group Anonymous said they or they doxed 120,000 Russian troops who they claim participated in the invasion of Ukraine. In March, Ukraine itself released names and contacts of 620 Russian intelligence agents. In April, the country names listed Russian soldiers they say were involved in atrocities in the town of Bucha.

Although Russian hacks from groups like LAPSUS$ have wreaked havoc on multiple systems over the past few months, The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Russia itself had suffered an incredible number of hacks of its financial and government systems. More information on Russian accounts was dumped on the web last March than any other nation.

Truth Social launches a web application accessible via computer Wed, 18 May 2022 13:24:00 +0000

Fbut former President Donald Trump’s social network has arrived on the web.

Truth Social has launched the web application version of the social network, which will allow users to access the website on their computers. The app was previously only accessible on the Apple App Store.


The app’s launch comes two weeks before the “initially planned target date of May 31,” according to a press release issued Wednesday by Trump Media & Technology Group.

“At the end of May, we will launch PWA (web browser) which will allow access from any device,” CEO Devin Nunes wrote in a May 2 post on the platform. “After that, we’ll launch an Android app…pending Google’s approval!” It’s unclear when the Android app will be available, although Android users can access Truth Social through the web app in the meantime.

Trump favors Truth Social over all other competitors and will do so even if Elon Musk keeps his promise to reinstate his account when it acquired Twitter, the former president announced in a securities filing Monday.


Trump Media & Technology Group also announced other expansion plans, including “unawakened” entertainment offerings through TMTG+, a competitor to Netflix that will be “home to a wide variety of unscripted, scripted content. and originals”.

Truth Social saw around 6 million visits in its first week after launching in February, but suffered a massive drop in registrations due to technical issues. His waiting list was finally cleared in April. Musk’s plans to acquire Twitter reportedly increased interest in the new app, sending it to the top of Apple’s App Store downloads on April 27.

GoodFirms Announces 2022 List of Best Mobile App Development Companies for iPhone and Android Wed, 18 May 2022 11:01:36 +0000

GoodFirms, an internationally renowned research, review and rating website, has just released its latest list of the best iPhone and Android mobile app development companies in the world. These listed iOS and Android mobile app developers from around the world are known for creating unique and feature-rich apps for a variety of industry verticals. GoodFirms has compiled a list of successful app developers in well-known cities such as Texas, Chicago, India, and Australia.

Main developers of mobile applications for iPhone and Android in the world: HQSoftware, Blue Label Labs, SovTech, CodesOrbit, JetRuby Agency, Fueled, Sunflower Lab, Appinventiv Technologies, Strappberry, NeoITO. The current scenario in the world has created a positive push for innovative apps both for Android and iOS and Android platforms. Likewise, the demand for skilled developers has also increased in every country, state and city. Here, GoodFirms has curated a list of successful app developers from famous locations in Texas, Chicago, India, and Australia. With their caliber and creativity, they are known for providing the best custom mobile apps for business.

“Businesses with mobile apps are using great features like push notifications, loyalty programs to incentivize customers, ensure customer satisfaction, build brand awareness and compete with big brands,” says GoodFirms . Currently, many mobile apps are overtaking and providing various categories of apps such as games, social media, business, messaging, etc. Android OS is the most preferred and in-demand app development for business ventures and start-ups. On the other hand, iOS has the upper hand in the US and European countries due to its fantastic user experience and app support feature. Entrepreneurs can partner with top Android app developers and top iOS developers to build robust and user-friendly apps for their businesses.

GoodFirms ensures that the list has been carefully evaluated based on several qualitative and quantitative measures. Additionally, listed companies are evaluated considering their unique working methodology, each company’s track record, years of experience in the fields, online market penetration, customer feedback and much more. If you run a mobile app business and want to get listed, please don’t hesitate to contact GoodFirms. Earning the top spot among the top service providers will grab the attention of potential prospects, increase productivity, help you generate more sales and generate more profits.

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Is the new Profile Pic app on Android? All you need to know Tue, 17 May 2022 14:32:00 +0000

New Profile Pic stands out as one of the biggest smartphone apps of 2022. It has been very popular among iPhone users, but is the app also on Android?

New profile photo is one of the biggest apps of the year — but can you use it if you have an Android device? Even in 2022, this is still a question that comes up with any new smartphone application. While most of the major apps are readily available on Android and iOS, some apps remain exclusive to iPhone. This is the case of Spam App, Happy Scale, Truth Social and others. For small apps without large developer teams, sometimes it makes sense to stay iOS-exclusive and not launch an Android counterpart.

One of the latest apps to take the world by storm is the New Profile Pic app. On the surface, New Profile Pic is pretty straightforward. You upload a photo of yourself, let the new profile photo apply a cartoon filter to your photo, and then you can use that photo as a new profile photo on your social media pages. Although it doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy, New Profile Pic exploded as one of the most popular apps of 2022. It was the #1 free app on the iPhone App Store for part of 2022, and at At the time of posting, it’s still the #5 most popular free app.


Related: Is the New Profile Picture App a Scam? What you need to know before downloading

The new profile picture was a definite hit for iPhone users, but what about Android users? Unlike the apps mentioned above, New Profile Pic is available for Android devices. Moreover, the New Profile Pic app on Android works exactly the same as on iOS – the only difference being the operating system for which it was developed. Since Android availability is not always guaranteed for smaller apps like New Profile Pic, seeing the app on Android is a good idea.

How to Get a New Profile Picture on Your Android Phone

The New Profile Picture app

If you have an Android phone and want to use New Profile Pic, getting started is no more difficult than any other app. Open the Play Store, tap the search bar at the top of the screen and search for “New Profile Picture”. You will want to download the one called “NewProfilePic: Profile Picture”. The app icon features a photo of someone on a yellow/white background, and the app is created by “Linerock Investments LTD”. There are already New Profile Pic imposters on the Play Store, so make sure you download the correct one.

After downloading New Profile Pic on your Android device, setting up the app is also quite easy. Upon opening New Profile Pic, users are prompted to sign up for New Profile Pic Pro subscription. Luckily, you can avoid this by tapping the “X” icon in the upper left corner. You can then tap the green “Choose Photo” button, select the photo you want to edit, and wait for the new profile photo to work its AI magic. In seconds, you’ll have a profile picture that looks like a hand-drawn cartoon! And that’s really all there is to use New profile photo on Android. Find the app on play store, download it and start creating new profile pictures for yourself.

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OnePlus Ace Racing Edition spotted on India website, launch imminent Tue, 17 May 2022 11:46:13 +0000

OnePlus Ace Racing Edition China is scheduled to launch today, May 17, at 7 p.m. local time. The smartphone has now been spotted on the company’s official website in India, which hints at an imminent launch. OnePlus recently launched the Nord CE 2 Lite and the 10R in India. The company, however, has yet to confirm any details about the launch of OnePlus Ace Racing Edition India.

The smartphone maker usually brings the global model to India and the same is also possible for the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition. Ahead of launch, the company revealed various details about the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition, including processor, screen, and battery specs.

The OnePlus Ace Racing Edition will come with a 6.59-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate support. It will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Software-wise, it will run on Android 12 out of the box. The smartphone will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery supporting 67W fast charging in the box. The good thing is that it will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom but no alert slider like other OnePlus phones.

On the camera front, the OnePlus Ace Racing Edition is said to feature a triple rear camera system consisting of a 64-megapixel main sensor paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro or depth sensor. megapixels. On the front, the phone is designed to include a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls.

tipster Mukul Sharma recently suggested that OnePlus could be rebranded as OnePlus Ace Racing Editon in India. Notably, the OnePlus Ace in China was launched as the renamed OnePlus 10R in India at a price starting at Rs 38,999, going all the way up to Rs 43,999 for the 150W model with a 4,500mAh battery.

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How long are we going to be “BeReal”? : The Rise of a Trending New App Sun, 15 May 2022 19:42:01 +0000

BeReal is the latest trend from Gen Z, and like most oversharing opportunities online, I love it. I’m a prolific story poster for many reasons, but primarily because I find it fun.

BeReal seems to have fewer negative side effects than other social media platforms, such as the compulsion to compare and the grimace that occurs years later. I wonder though if we will continue to use BeReal for long or if it will become a mocked relic of the past, like sending Snapchat streaks.

The app is simple: it sends a notification to all app users at a random time every day, they take a photo with the front and back camera (with a slight delay), and those images are published for so your friends can see them.

Its other features include reacting to posts, a post card, and sharing to other social media platforms. Compared to the stories, reels, replies, direct messaging, mini-games, influencers, likes, comments, and follower counts we’re typically (albeit willingly) subjected to on other apps, BeReal is welcome and enjoyable in its simplicity.

Its purpose is in the name – to be real and counter social media perfectionism to find out what people are really like in their daily lives.

But this is where I start asking questions.

I don’t know if you can ever prevent, or should prevent, the careful cultivation of social media content. On BeReal, people wait to do something exciting, then post late or pose specifically for the photo.

I’ve been known to wait until you can’t tell I cried (I’m a water sign), and these are just a few examples of performances that carry the risk of social comparison. I had several conversations about this as friends and I tried to decide if we care how much feedback we get compared to others, a habit of a chronically online generation.

I can also admit that when I’m in bed watching Glee for the tenth time and I see someone clubbing or even being productive in the library, I can start to feel bad about myself. Maybe the fun I get from BeReal is what got me overthinking, classically turning something simple and fun into a relatively deep conversation and self-reflection.

Overall, though, I maintain that the good outweighs the bad when it comes to BeReal, and there are a few ways to make sure it stays nice and doesn’t join Vine and MySpace in the media graveyard. social.

Keeping it purely as a platform to interact with friends is relatively niche for social media, and important to avoid a lot of comparison. There’s no potential to build a career on BeReal, unlike Instagram and YouTube, which means there are no influencers with seemingly perfect lives to compare themselves to.

My advice to people like me who can’t help but compare our productivity and social life to those around us is to recognize that despite its purpose, BeReal will never truly represent anyone’s life. No one wants to post when they’re sobbing from a breakup or even feeling insecure (trust me), nor should they feel pressured to.

I got better at recognizing that someone might feel the most like themselves and the most “real” when dressed at the club, and that doesn’t make my reality any less impressive. Also, there’s no one to impress if you only add people you’re comfortable with, which I recommend if you’re an overthinker like me.

Initially I would shame people for posting late, but I realized that if I want BeReal to last, it has to remain an app where people can enjoy it in their own way, and the freedom that comes with less exposure and social norms of publication maintain this.

However, I think another important feature that contributes to the potential longevity of BeReal is the timed notification. Not only is it unique, but it can lead to fun messages and memories as well as create a sense of anticipation and excitement.

I complain that my BeReals are boring, but a personal highlight that illustrates my point is the week after exams when I was in bed every time BeReal sent their notification. It’s funny in retrospect, so I like using the time limit feature.

That being said, I reaffirm that no one should feel pressured to post exactly what they do all the time, so my advice is basically to do what works for you without worrying too much about others. After all, being real doesn’t necessarily mean being on time.

BeReal’s element of time sensitivity isn’t its only defining characteristic. The fact that it requires less effort than other social media will also help maintain its popularity. For years, it felt like people were trying to create a separate social media presence for friends only, with the second Instagram account being the main example that comes to mind.

The popularity of the “Finsta” or “spam account” has declined, perhaps because social media platforms now have private stories features for use on public accounts, but also because it takes a lot of efforts to maintain a public and private presence across (on average) 3 social media platforms.

I personally removed my followers from my private Instagram because I was starting to feel insecure when I moved to college, which is a whole other conversation, but overall I couldn’t worry about maintaining it. On the other hand, BeReal requires you to post once a day, with an image, regardless of the context.

The fun element is not lost as it requires minimal effort and has relatively little room for performance even if you post late. Apart from being less effort, it takes less time due to the low amount of content to consume, which makes it less addictive. Therefore, I would always say that the positive impact of BeReal persists even without time sensitivity.

My favorite part of BeReal is how it keeps you in touch with people. I enjoyed seeing what friends from college did on Easter and the same for friends from home during term. One of the main differences between BeReal and other apps is that you have to post every day if you want to see everyone’s posts, so naturally you keep up to date with people.

I read online (on a TikTok) how adorable “Realmojis”, i.e. reactions to posts, are, and I agree. My appreciation for BeReal outweighs any social comparison I’ve been subjected to, which is why I love the app and will defend it to complainers.

Although I questioned it, I also believe that BeReal can achieve its goal of countering social media perfectionism and finding out what people are really like if that’s what its users decide to share. The refreshing lack of features would make it extremely difficult to communicate a “perfect” life on BeReal, but, as I said, is it also important to break the habit of associating social media with real life and to understand that people will always control what they post.

Whether this means people aren’t “real” is up for debate. For now, however, I can safely say that a lasting enjoyment and popularity of BeReal requires a healthy mindset, detached from the habits of other social media, which can only be sustained if the developers of the application are kept simple.

Internet trends come and go, and I already find myself interacting less with BeReal than I did a month ago, but my friends and I have been posting daily for months and it doesn’t seem likely to stop for the moment. I think a balance needs to be struck between keeping the app simple and engaging, and I really hope the developers find that.

Google Play Store gets app version 30.4.18 [May 2022] Sat, 14 May 2022 05:27:37 +0000

Google is releasing a new update for the Google Maps app that comes with the latest 11.29.0 Beta build number. Therefore, users of the corresponding application need to download the APK size of 96.83 megabytes.

According to the information, the latest Google Maps beta 11.29.0 update brings improvements for the stability and performance of the application to provide an improved user experience. Moreover, it also fixes some identified bugs and issues, which may be the reason for the app lagging.

For better user experience, you can update it manually from Google Play Store or directly using the APK link mentioned below.

Previous updates:

April 21, 2022:

Google is pushing out the latest beta update to its navigation service app – Google Maps, which comes with version number 11.27.0 beta. With the release of the latest beta update, the company improves the performance of the app by fixing common bugs and issues.

After the release of the update, the Google Maps 11.27.0 beta update does not bring any changelogs or feature descriptions. However, the beta tester of the corresponding application can download the latest version of the APK with a size of 64.01MB to improve the user experience.

Google Maps 11.27.0

April 5, 2022:

Google has released a new version 11.23.3 for the Google Maps navigation service. The latest update comes with a download package size of 96.43 megabytes. However, this update does not have a changelog, but it will surely improve the user experience.

For better user experience, it is recommended to download and install the latest version of Google Maps app. You can update it manually from Google Play Store or directly using the APK link mentioned below.

Google Maps 11.23.3

March 21, 2022:

Google is updating its maps and navigation service app with version 11.21.3. This application update comes with a package size of 96.07 megabytes. According to the changelog, it addresses general issues found in the system to increase the performance of the application.

In addition to this, the company mentioned specific changes and improvements to Google Maps. So we suggest you get the latest update and install it on your corresponding devices.

Are you ready to download and install the latest Google Maps app version update? So, you can update it manually from Google Play Store or directly using the APK link mentioned below.

Google Maps 11.21.3

March 15, 2022:

Google Maps is getting an 11.20.4 app update which comes with a download package size of 95.92 megabytes. The new information reveals that it brings fixes for some bugs that improve the app’s usability and stability.

Along with this, Google pushed back the 11.21.2 beta update for the Google Maps beta tester to verify the new changes. However, this beta version weighs around 96.07 megabytes. For your information, if you want to become a beta tester, click here.

You want to download and install the latest version update of the Google Maps app. So, you can update it manually from Google Play Store or directly using the APK link mentioned below.

Google Maps 11.20.4

March 9, 2022:

Google has released a new beta version 11.20.3 for the Google Maps navigation service. The latest beta update comes with a download package size of 95.92 megabytes. For your information, this update is rolling out to registered beta testers only.

However, this beta update does not bring any changelog, but it will surely optimize the performance of the app and fix some general bugs. For better user experience, it is recommended to download and install the latest version of Google Maps app. You can update it manually from Google Play Store or directly using the APK link mentioned below.

Google Maps 11.20.3 beta

March 5, 2022:

Google Maps is getting a new app update with version 11.19.3. This update rollout brings fixes for some issues that will improve the overall stability and performance of the application.

Apart from this, Google is also testing the new Google Maps feature through the beta program. In the latest edition, Google has released beta version 11.20.2 for registered Google Maps beta testers.

Google Maps 11.19.3

March 3, 2022:

The Google Maps app is getting a new version 11.19.2 update which brings an installation package size of 24.48 MB. According to the information, it includes general fixes for minor issues found in the latest version of the app.

At the same time, Google also released beta version 11.20.0 for registered beta testers. However, the description does not contain the list of changes but it will surely fix bugs for better stability.

Google Maps 11.19.2

February 26, 2022:

Google has released a new app update for Google Maps that comes with version 11.18.4 which is 95.73MB in size. device and improve the user experience.

February 24, 2022

Google has started releasing a new version of the app – 11.18.3 for Google Maps, the mapping and navigation service available on the Play Store. The latest Google Maps update is coming with an update size of 95.73MB.

According to the information, the Google Maps 11.18.3 update brings common bug fixes that improve the app’s performance. Plus, it helps you discover new places and get to them.

Google Maps 11.18.3

Google Maps:

Google Maps is a mapping and navigation service that provides you with real-time location, traffic, transit information, place discovery, and more. With this app, you can explore the world faster and easier on your smartphone.

Google has mapped over 220 countries and territories as well as hundreds of millions of businesses on Google Maps. You can get real-time GPS navigation, traffic and transit information, and explore local neighborhoods knowing where to eat, drink and go in any part of the world.

You can get faster and real-time updates of traffic updates, incidents, road closures that help you save time. This update automatically provides alternate routes that will save your valuable time based on actual situations.

Plus, here’s the chance to discover local places like local restaurants, events, activities, and new opening readings. Plus, you can share a shortlist of options and vote in real time with your friends, making group planning easy. It is recommended to follow the must-see location shared by local experts, Google, and publishers.

After visiting sights or places, you can review, add photos, missing routes and other related information for other users. Other services include an offline map service for search, street view, and interior imagery for restaurants, shops, museums, and more.


  • Some features are not available in all countries
  • Navigation is not intended for use by oversized or emergency vehicles
How to Block/Unblock Website from Google Search 2022 Tip Thu, 12 May 2022 20:12:24 +0000

This tutorial explains how to block/unblock a website from Google search. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog, How to Block/Unblock a Website from Google Search. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this.


Check how to block/unblock website from Google search

Do you want to exclude annoying or unwanted websites from Google search results? You can use the Google Personal Block List plugin to help you.

How to Block/Unblock a Website from Google Search

Block sites at the browser level

Google offers an easy-to-use Chrome plugin called Personal Block List that lets you block entire web domains from appearing in Google search results. If you spot an irrelevant website on the search results pages, just click the block link (screenshot below) and all pages of that website will be hidden from your Google results forever.

Block websites from appearing in Google search results. The Chrome plugin implements client-side filtering: blocked websites still show up in Google search results as before, and the plugin simply hides them from your screen using CSS. A limitation of this approach is that it only works in Google Chrome. In other words, if you search Google in Firefox or perhaps on your mobile phone, the site filters you created in Chrome will not be available.

Block sites by Google account

Google also offers a web panel to manually block spam sites, one URL at a time. You can add up to 500 different websites to your blocked list, and Google won’t show pages from included sites, as long as you’re signed in with your Google Account. That’s the promise, but unfortunately that solution doesn’t seem to work anymore.

Google search with a global filter

  • If you want to create a “global filter” for your Google search results that works across all browsers, including mobile devices, you can use Google Custom Search (CSE). The CSE, if new, is Google, except it’s designed to search a smaller set of websites, not the entire internet. Now here’s a little trick. You can perform a reverse configuration so that Google CSE searches the entire internet, except for websites you deem unnecessary. Here’s how you can set it up in 2 minutes.
    • Assuming you’ve blocked websites using the Personal Blocklist plugin in Chrome, click the BlockList icon in your Google Chrome toolbar and choose “Export” to download the list of all the sites you you have blocked so far.
  • Click here to create a custom search engine. Give it a name, description, and in the “Places to search” section, enter all the popular TLDs (such as *.com, *.org, etc.) one per line. Whitelist all popular top-level domains like .com, .org, etc.
  • Click Next to save your changes. You will have the opportunity to test your CSE. Click Next again, and on this screen, click the link that says “Include more sites”. This is where you will enter the list of “bad” websites that should be blocked from Google search results.
  • Choose Exclude sites -> Bulk Exclude sites and enter all domains that should be removed from Google search results. You can even copy and paste your Chrome blocklist here. Save the changes and your “clean” Google search engine is ready to go.
  • PS: If you want your Google search engine to search all known TLDs and not just the most popular ones, go to the Manage Search Engine page in Google CSE and change the option “How to search included sites” to “Search only included sites”. sites” to “Search the entire web, but focus on included sites”.
  • Filter out the least useful websites from your Google results. Google CSE results are just as relevant as Google’s main web search engine and the design looks great on mobile and tablet as well. The only manual work you will have to do in the future is to synchronize Chrome’s block list and CSE’s exclusion list.

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