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Google Contacts Gets A New Look And Brings Your Contacts Together

Google is offering up a preview of the new version of Google Contacts today. Contacts is getting a big visual overhaul to make it easier to manage your contacts and see everything you’ve been talking about.


Get Some Aussie Culture Up Ya With Google's Cultural Institute

Attention culture vultures: The Google Cultural Institute has added a treasure-trove of 2000 Australian artifacts to its digital archives. The collection covers key moments in Australian and Pacific history sourced from art galleries, museums and libraries. Notable works include the first hand-built prototype of the Holden car, the interior of the “G for George” WW2 Lancaster bomber and a portrait of rock star Chrissy Amphlett.


Two-Year Chromebook Users: Your Free Google Drive Space Is Ending Soon

When you buy a Chromebook, you’re eligible for a free 100GB upgrade on Google Drive for two years. It has now been almost two years since the first devices with this offer went on sale in Australia, so some people are going to start losing that space shortly. Here’s what you need to know.


Cloud Patches: Google Status Dashboard, Docker On Azure

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Use Google Analytics To Track Users With Adblock Installed

Adblock — a boon to internet users, but a thorn in the side for those who make a living from advertising. If you run a website the relies on ad revenue to operate, it might be worthwhile keeping track of how many of your users have Adblock installed, to see whether it’s having an impact on your income.


Android For Work: Google's Attempt To Make BYOD More Secure

Google just announced Android For Work, which aims to make managing diverse Android devices easier and eliminate the headaches associated with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches. But does it offer any real benefits you couldn’t already get with an mobile device management (MDM) platform? Lifehacker investigates.


Google Calendar For Android Adds A 7-Day View, Pinch To Zoom

Ask and ye shall receive, Google says. Based on feedback from users, Google Calendar now has several improvements, including a new 7-day week view and Google Drive files integration.


Google Blogger Is Banning All Porn And Adult Content

If you’ve been hosting any adult content on Google’s Blogger service, it’s time to start looking elsewhere. From late March, Google will effectively begin hiding all those posts.


Inbox Will Soon Support Google Apps For Work

You still need an invitation to use Google Inbox, and so far the service has only worked with Gmail addresses. That’s about to change, with Google beginning tests to offer users of Google Apps For Work access to Inbox as well.


Ask LH: Can Google Answer My Questions In An Australian Accent?

Hey Lifehacker, Is there an Australian or British voice that can be used to give answers from Google on my Android phone? I appreciate the technology of a human-equivalent voice being used to provide answers when I ask a question, but sometimes the North American accent is unclear in its pronunciation of some words.