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Google Details How It Keeps The Play Store, Android Apps Clean Of Malware

Google revealed how it verifies apps before they are published in the Play Store to ensure that Android devices operate smoothly and securely. The process, which includes the Verify apps solution and the so-called DOI rating mechanism, is said to have flagged around 25,000 malwares.

Google January 20, 2017

Google Updates Its Android App To Store Offline Searches, Makes Spotty Connections More Bearable

Google is rolling out the new offline search feature to its Android app, allowing users to store queries and effectively dealing with spotty connections.

Google January 18, 2017

Gmail Phishing: Why The Latest Scam May Be The Smartest Trick Out There

A Gmail phishing scam is gaining traction, with quite a number of victims falling for it. Here's how the phishing works and how to protect yourself from it.

Google January 22, 2017

Google+ Update Brings Back Events, Adds Zoom

Google+ is planning to roll out its new updates in the next couple of weeks. The update will be pushed out at the end of January and marks the return of Events and a new zoom feature.

Google January 18, 2017

Google Will Launch Android One In the United States This Year: Here's The Reason Behind The Move

A report claims that Google will expand Android One into the United States this year, with the first smartphone under the program to be released before the middle of 2017. Here is why such a move makes sense for Google.

Google January 18, 2017

Google Maps Users Start Seeing Parking Space Details

Google has already released a beta build of Maps that enables the app to provide parking details in a specific location. The company has not yet provided any information regarding the launch of its stable version.

Google January 18, 2017

Google To Launch LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Style On Feb. 9: First Smartwatches Powered By Android Wear 2.0

Google will be launching the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style on Feb. 9. These two smartwatches will be the first devices to be powered by Android Wear 2.0.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Pixel Selling Well On Verizon: Report Shows Demand 'Exceeding Supply'

The Google Pixel brand is doing really well in Verizon stores, according to a Wave7 Research report. Both Pixel phones are currently out of stock, and shipping will resume in March.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Assistant Could Soon Allow Users To Make Payments Through Voice Commands

A string of code found in the latest Google App beta hints that a payments feature is coming soon to the Google Assistant. The feature will allow users to make payments by issuing voice commands.

Google January 17, 2017

Google Classroom Gets Numerous Updates: New Notifications For Teachers, Individualized Work For Students, And More

Apart from adding the ability to assign different workloads, both teachers and administrators can now track the progress of their students with specific notifications in Google Classroom.

Google January 16, 2017

Google Developing Autonomous Ride-Sharing Network, Watch Out Uber And Lyft

Google intends to come up with its own ride-sharing network, which may challenge Uber and Lyft. This news comes courtesy a patent filing from the company.

Google January 16, 2017

Google Pixel - MacBook File Transfer Issues Likely Stem From Old Android File Transfer Program

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been having issues with file transfers from Apple MacBooks via the stock USB-C to USB-A cable. As it turns out, the old Android File Transfer program might be to blame, as it hasn't been updated since 2012.

Google January 14, 2017

Google Launches Key Transparency: A Secure Public Directory Of Encryption Keys

Google is piloting Key Transparency, a secure encryption system jointly developed by a group of security experts, as an open source prototype for developers and non-experts.

Google January 13, 2017

Alphabet Ends Solar-Powered Drone Project Titan: Google's Parent Company Drops Another Moonshot

Alphabet closes down X's solar-powered drone project, which aimed to provide rural areas with internet. With the company focusing on more lucrative growth opportunities, former Titan members are now reassigned to other high-flying projects.

Google January 13, 2017

Nexus 6 Gets Speakerphone Echo Issues After Installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Several Nexus 6 owners are now complaining that the much-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat update appears to have sabotaged their speakerphones. They are now currently relying on a temporary fix to carry out phone conversations.

Google January 12, 2017

Google Tango To Let Museum Visitors Take A Closer Look At Exhibits With AR Technology

Google wants to hasten the rollout of Tango, its augmented reality platform, by letting the public experience the technology in museums. The initiative will first hit the Detroit Institute of Arts using the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

Google January 10, 2017

Google Voice Update Might Be Coming Soon As Website Reveals New Banner

Some Google Voice users reported a banner advertisement popping in their inbox, announcing a new version ready for download. While the banner seemed to be an accidental slip, Google confirmed that an update is indeed coming.

Google January 10, 2017

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel XL 2 Specs, Features And Release Date Rumors: Everything We Know So Far About The Pixel And Pixel XL Successors

Rumors suggest that Google intends to launch its next-gen Pixel phones, Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, in October this year. The next-gen handsets would likely boast 2K displays, 6GB RAM, Tri-Camera Technology, and more.

Google January 9, 2017

Google's Waymo Plans To Test First Fleet Of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans This Month

Waymo announced that it will be unleashing the Chrysler Pacifica minivans by the end of this month in California and Arizona's public roads. They will be outfitted with its latest self-driving technology exclusively produced in-house.

Google January 8, 2017

5 Hidden Features Of Google Chrome

Take a look at some interesting Google Chrome features that users don’t usually make use of

Google January 15, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Google January 7, 2017

Best Google Products Of 2016: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream VR, Google Home And More

2016 marks the year that Google launched a bevy of hardware products. The company will no longer be solely known as a software company, as it launched a series of hardware products such as the Google Pixel, Daydream VR, Google Home, and Chromecast Ultra.

Google December 31, 2016

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Owners Report Early Shutdown Issue Too: Nexus 6P Just The Beginning?

After the Nexus 6P, some Google Pixels are also experiencing early shutdowns where the devices turn off even when they still have around 20 to 30 percent remaining battery.

Google December 28, 2016

Google Updates Search Algorithm To Keep Holocaust-Denying Results At Bay

Google announced that it has already taken action against a neo-Nazi websites claiming that Holocaust did not happen. This entailed a recent tweak on its search algorithm but was it effective?

Google December 28, 2016

Google Pixel Issues: Some Pixels Keep Freezing, Getting Randomly Unresponsive For Minutes

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been complaining about random device freezes and unresponsiveness for a good while now and the issue persists. User reports date back to early November, but Google has yet to deliver a fix.

Google December 25, 2016

Google Pixel Audio Issues: Google Now Offers Full Refund Rather Than A Fix Or Replacement

Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been experiencing audio issues with their devices and Google is yet to come up with a fix. Instead, the company is now offering full refunds.

Google December 23, 2016

Google Tests Crypto Software Vulnerabilities With Project Wycheproof

Google has come up with a way to discover and fix bugs in cryptography software libraries. It has released 'Project Wycheproof' in an open source platform, allowing other developers to use it.

Google December 21, 2016

Google Maps Now Shows Which Locations Are Accessible By Wheelchair: Feature Is Still Incomplete, But Very Much Welcome

Google Maps has a new feature that displays information on whether a location is accessible by wheelchair. The feature is the latest product of Google's famous '20 percent time' policy.

Google December 19, 2016

Google Home Gets New Tricks And You Can Even Order Pizza Now

Google Home got a slew of new conversation actions, allowing users to accomplish more by conversing with the smart speaker. Users can now order pizza, get the latest news, search WebMD, play trivia, get recipes and more.

Google December 17, 2016

Google To Hand Out Free Pixel: Smartphone? Nope. Holiday Sweater? Yes

Google has opened a Made by Google store in New York where a Pixel sweater workshop is on display. If you show up from Dec. 17 to 23, you will get a chance to have a Pixel-sized sweater, a human-sized version of it, a Pixel phone or all of these for free.

Google December 17, 2016

Powerball, Donald Trump And 'Pokémon GO' Are What People Searched For Most In 2016, Google Reveals

Google released its Year in Search 2016 stats, showing the top trending searches of the year. In the United States, Powerball, Donald Trump and 'Pokémon GO' led the charge, but we've also had interesting searches on slime, snow cream and more.

Google December 14, 2016

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 Adds Single Sign-On, In-App Billing And Reinstates Wear 1.0 Functions

Google released the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4, adding new features such as single sign-on and in-app billing. At the same time, the latest beta also reinstates features from earlier versions of the platform, based on developer feedback.

Google December 14, 2016

Google Wants iPhone Users To Switch To Pixel Or Any Other Android As Drive For iOS Gets Update

Google updates Drive for iOS to get more iPhone users to make the big OS switch to Pixel, Pixel XL, or any other Android device.

Google December 13, 2016

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Becomes Stand-Alone Unit, Gets New Name: Meet Waymo

Alphabet announced that its self-driving car will now have its own standalone business unit, graduating from the so-called Google X, the super secret research and development unit based a few miles away from Google's Mountain View headquarters.

Google December 13, 2016

Google Store Drops Google Pixel C Prices: $100 Off Tablet, $50 Discount On Pixel C Keyboard

Google has slashed the prices of its Pixel C Tablet and Keyboard, offering notable discounts for a limited time only. The slate is now $100 off, while the Pixel C Keyboard is $50 off.

Google December 13, 2016

Pixel XL Stock Refilled At Google Store: Order One Now Before They Run Out Again

Stocks of the Pixel XL smartphone have been refilled at the Google Store. Customers who are thinking about purchasing the larger variant of the Pixel might want to place their orders now before the device is sold out once again.

Google December 13, 2016

Alphabet Lowers Goals For Google Self-Driving Car Project: Plan For No Steering Wheels And Pedals In Vehicles Put On Hold

Alphabet is lowering its goals for Google's self-driving car project, according to a report from The Information. The team is said to be dropping its plan of developing fully self-driving vehicles that will not come with steering wheels and pedals.

Google December 13, 2016

This Redditor Was Able To Get Google's Daydream VR Platform Working On His Nexus 5X: Here's How He Did It

Redditor CharaNalaar was able to get the Daydream VR platform running on his Nexus 5X through a relatively simple process. It looks like the same method can be applied to all Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones, but should you do it?

Google December 13, 2016

Gboard Comes To Android, Takes Place Of Google Keyboard: Here's What's New

The new Gboard keyboard is set to replace the default keyboard in stock Android OS. It not only allows easier and faster typing, but it also integrates Google Search so information can be pulled from the web without leaving an app to open the dedicated Search app.

Google December 12, 2016

Google Home Starts Getting Netflix, Photos Integration: How To Check If You Can Link Your Accounts

Netflix and Photos are now integrated into the Google Home platform and can be enabled through the Google Home app settings. Netflix content, however, are still not playable despite a successful linking process.

Google December 12, 2016

Google Home Now Open To Developers: More Conversation Actions For Assistant Soon

Google Home begins its campaign against Amazon's Alexa with an invitation for developers to begin creating 'conversation actions.' These are claimed to be more sophisticated alternative to Alexa skills as they allow users to converse with bots when accessing a service.

Google December 9, 2016

Google Puts Fake iPhone 8 And Samsung Galaxy S8 News At The Top Of Its Search Results

Searching for 'iPhone 8 price' or 'Galaxy S8 price' on Google yields convincing top results with one major issue: they're fake. Presented in a specially formatted table and seemingly legitimate, the top results are as bogus as they come.

Google December 8, 2016

Google Play Movies & TV Now Offers 4K Content For Sale Or Rent

You can now purchase 4K videos at Google Play Movies & TV if you live in the United States or Canada. You will be able to enjoy more than 125 movies but only if you presently satisfy specific system requirements.

Google December 7, 2016

Google App Update Splits It In Two: 'Feed' And 'Upcoming' Sections

Google app has been refreshed with new features to push it further into your life. It becomes more useful by displaying personal content pulled from other Google services separate from the news feed.

Google December 7, 2016

Google Wifi Review Roundup: Does It Really Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Zones In Homes?

Google started shipping the Google Wifi mesh router along with a promise that it can eliminate any dead spot at home. As the product got subjected to actual performance and endurance tests, did it live up to the hype?

Google December 6, 2016

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