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Google's New Dashboard Shows You All the Devices Using Your Account

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If go through a lot of gadgets, chances are your Google account is still connected to some old toys you don't much use anymore. Google's new security dashboard will help you keep track of which devices still have access, and lets you cut down the list right from your browser.

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Launched today, this new "Devices and Activity dashboard" buried within your Google account's security settings gives you a full rundown of every single device that has had access to your Google account for the last 28 days, when the last time the account was accessed and where it was accessed from. From the dashboard, you can also manually untether your account from any device, which is a handy feature if you have no means of remote wiping a lost smartphone.

Logging into my dashboard, I was quickly assaulted with TONS of old review devices still sporting my Google account including a OnePlus One, Nexus 5, Z3, Z3 Compact, Moto X, Moto G, and Lumia 530 just to name a few. Needless to say, I did some much needed permissions pruning. Chances are your list isn't quite as bad, but I'm sure there's something there worth cutting. [Google for Work via The Next Web]

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Roc Ingersoll

Is there someway to get something more descriptive than "Mac" and "Windows"? My iPhone and iPad show up by name, but I can't tell if "Mac" is my MacBook or someone else's and the access times don't really make sense... same with the "Windows" entry. The hostnames on my machines are not "Mac" and "Windows"