Topic: Google

Google Finally Fixes Major Pixel Bluetooth Connectivity Bug: Here’s How To Check If Yours Is Working

Google has now implemented a fix for the Pixel and Pixel XL’s Bluetooth connectivity issues, causing some units to drop paired connections intermittently. The update, according to Google, will require no additional action from affected users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 27, 2017

Google Play Store Launches ‘Free App Of The Week’ Section: ‘Card Wars - Adventure Time’ Is Up First

Google has added a section inside the Play Store that’ll feature a free app each week, staving off their premium price points for a limited time. This makes it more parallel to Apple’s App Store, which employs a similar concept.

Apps/Software March 27, 2017

Google Working On Social Photo Editing App For Groups: What To Expect

Google wants to turn photo editing into a social experience for small groups and it has an app in the works to do just that. The app would allow for collaborative photo editing, tagging and sharing, and could debut at Google I/O in May.

Google March 27, 2017

In A Push For Diversity, Howard University Outpost Opens At Google To Recruit More Black Engineers

Google and Howard University has opened up Howard West, an on-site campus where Howard students can study computer science courses and work with Google tech employees. The program launches this summer, with plans to expand moving forward.

Google March 26, 2017

Google Adds Voice-Only Calls To Duo And File Sharing To Allo

Google has updated its messaging platforms, Duo and Allo, alongside Photos, with added features that cater to people with slow network connections. The updates is rolling out in Brazil first, then the rest of the world in the coming days.

Apps/Software March 26, 2017

Google Guts Gchat, To Be Permanently Replaced By Hangouts On June 26

Google has announced that it is officially killing Gchat on June 26, at which point users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts. Rending Gchat away from its roster of services signals Google’s push to focus on Hangouts moving forward.

Internet March 25, 2017

Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which Smartphone Should You Wait For?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel 2 are both rumored to sport top-end specs and features. Which one should you wait for between the Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel 2?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 24, 2017

Google Hangouts Drops SMS Support As It Focuses On Being A Workplace Communication App

Google is reportedly dropping the SMS support for its Hangouts service. The move coincides with the effort to make Hangouts a better workplace communications tool.

Google March 24, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Pull Ads Off YouTube Over Videos Promoting Terrorism And Hate

AT&T and Verizon have decided to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. Google pledged to give advertisers more control over ad placement, but apparently it didn't move fast enough.

Internet March 23, 2017

Google Maps Will Soon Allow Users To Temporarily Share Their Real-Time Location

Google Maps will soon receive a feature that will allow users to share their real-time location with others. The feature will be a very useful one due to its potential applications, but it also raises certain concerns on user privacy.

Google March 23, 2017

How To Install Google's Android O Developer Preview On Your Pixel Or Nexus Device

Google has finally released the first developer preview for Android O. For owners of compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, here is how to install the first look at Android O into your smartphone.

Google March 22, 2017

Google Home To Get Find From Store Feature: All You Need To Know

Google Home is poised to get a new find from store feature. This feature would enable users to ask Google Home whether a particular product is available nearby or not, and get relevant details in return.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2017

Google Introduces New Advertising Safeguards, Pledges To Pull Ads From Racist, Sexist, And Offensive Videos, Sites

With Google facing mounting uproar from brands over their ads’ presence on offensive videos, the web company has now introduced stricter policies that’ll more efficiently pull ads from offensive videos. No set date, however, has been offered for full implementation.

Internet March 22, 2017

Google Releases First Android O Developer Preview: All The New Features You Need To Know

Google has released the first developer preview of Android O, the next version of its OS believed to be called Oreo. Android O doesn’t feature a heavy revamp in terms of visuals, but underneath is where the tweaks become apparent.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Updated Google App Brings Shortcuts So You Can Search For Stuff Much Faster

Google has added neat little shortcuts to its Google app for iOS and Android to make searching much more easier and faster. Rolling out to U.S. users, shortcuts take the chore out of searching for specific areas of interests.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Internet-Recommended Treatments For Jellyfish Sting Increase Pain: What Remedy Works Best?

Stung by jellyfish? Research says remedies such as pouring saltwater, scraping of tentacles, and applying ice on affected area do not alleviate but only increase the pain.

Animals March 21, 2017

6 Hidden Features In Android Nougat You Might Have Missed: Quick Switching, Power Notifications, And More

Android Nougat is a pretty stellar operating system for smartphones, but it comes packing with features you might have skipped past on. Here are hidden features you should try on Nougat.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

Google Outs Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2: Brings Fingerprint Gesture Support For Nexus 6P

Google has rolled out the second Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta update for Pixel and Nexus devices. The update brings the much-requested fingerprint gesture support in Nexus 6P smartphones.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

Latest Google Maps Beta Helps Remind You Where Your Car Is Parked And More

Google has released a beta version of Google Maps for Android, which adds parking and meter reminders. The features, however, look pale at present owing to the lack of any form of automation.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

Google Pixel 2: What To Expect From The Upcoming Smartphone

Google has confirmed its second-gen smartphone, the Pixel 2, giving rise to many rumors and speculations. Here is a look at what one can expect from the impending smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 18, 2017

Google Launches Efforts To Flag False, Offensive Content In Search Results

Google is currently studying how to spot potentially upsetting, offensive and factually incorrect search results. The company is using an army of' 'quality raters' to flag results to help its algorithm in the future.

Google March 18, 2017

Watch Out Amazon And Google, Walmart Could Have A Drone Delivery System In The Works

Walmart has been granted a patent for a drone delivery system as it looks to lock horns with Google and Amazon, . The patent filing states that drones will be used for in-store product delivery in Walmart’s various outlets.

Business Tech March 18, 2017

Google Home Removes 'Timely Content' Audio Ads Soon After Introducing Feature

Google has removed its audio ads hours after introducing it on its Google Home. The audio clips gave information about Disney’s newly-released movie ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Gadgets March 18, 2017

Android O Rumors: Possible Name, Features, Release Date, And Everything We Know So Far

Android O is becoming more and more imminent by the day. The next version of Android isn’t due for an unveiling until May, but here are all the rumors and alleged features you need to know.

Apps/Software March 18, 2017

Google Develops Algorithm That Reduces JPEG Size By 35 Percent, Images Will Still Look Good, Though

Google has devised a new way to encode web images that’ll maintain the quality while reducing the file size by 35 percent. It’s called Guetzli, and Google has made it available to download for free.

Google March 17, 2017

Gmail Now Lets You Stream And Preview Video Attachments On Desktop, No Downloading Needed

Downloading video attachments on Gmail will become a thing of the past, or at least on the desktop version. Google has finally allowed Gmail users to stream and preview video attachments without downloading them.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Google's Legal Battle With Uber Over Autonomous Cars Heating Up

Uber has decided to sue Google with a patent infringement lawsuit. Google had earlier alleged that Uber’s autonomous cars are based on stolen Google developed technology.

Business Tech March 17, 2017

Amazon Echo Takes On Google Home: Tasks That The Echo Can Do Better

Google Home and the Amazon Echo are direct rivals and are currently embroiled in a stiff competition to get an edge in the smart home market. Here’s a look at some features where Amazon's Echo beats Google Home hands down.

Gadgets March 17, 2017

Google Assistant Is Being Rolled Out Only To Smartphones: Sorry Android Tablet Owners

Google has confirmed that rollout of the Assistant would be limited to Android smartphones for now. The company will be pushing out Google Assistant to Android tablets possibly later, but has not given a time window.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Android Nougat 7.1.2 Release Date Rumors: When Will Your Smartphone Receive The Update?

A recent report revealed that Google might release Android 7.1.2 Nougat to select Pixel and Nexus devices by the end of March or early April. When will your smartphone receive the operating system upgrade?

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

New Gmail Phishing Scam Making Rounds: Don't Fall For This Attachment

A Gmail phishing scam has been tricking users into giving up their credentials, using an attachment as bait. Here's what this scam entails and how to avoid it.

Internet March 16, 2017

Google Home Reportedly Playing ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Ads: Google Denies They’re Ads Following Negative Reactions

Owners of Google’s smart speaker, Home, have reported hearing it play ads for 'Beauty and the Beast,' many of which found intrusive. Google, however, says the ads were simply timely content.

Smart Home March 16, 2017

Google Downgrading Nexus 6 From Android 7.1.1 Nougat To Android 7.0

Google is sending out OTA updates for the Nexus 6 which downgrades the OS to Android 7.0 Nougat, from the initial Android 7.1.1. This move is not going down well with the Nexus 6 users.

Apps/Software March 16, 2017

Google Launches Family Link To Help Parents Track Their Kids' Online Activity and Location

Google is officially expanding its user base into children below 13 years old through the launch of Family Link. The app allows parents to have control over the usage of their children on Android-powered smartphones and tablets.

Google March 16, 2017

Want A Peek In An Active Volcano? Google Street View May Come Handy

People will now be able to see an active volcano using Google's Street View. This complex goal was achieved by the company with the help of two explorers on the remote island of Ambrym.

Apps/Software March 16, 2017

Oops, Google Allo Could Reveal Your Search History

A glitch in Google’s messaging app Allo has been found to reveal the user’s search history. Google Assistant, a feature of Allo, revealed the search results, a glitch that can be a privacy issue.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Codenames Leak: 'Walleye' And 'Muskie' In the Works?

Google’s rumored Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones have reportedly been codenamed ‘Walleye’ and ‘Muskie,’ respectively. The ‘Walleye’ has been spotted on AOSP website, while ‘Muskie’ is still to be unveiled on the review site.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2017

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Send And Receive Money: Here’s How

Google has officially made sending and receiving payments using the Gmail app easier. Rolling out now, the feature lets users attach payments to emails, offering an easier, more familiar alternative to Venmo, Square Cash, and similar apps.

Apps/Software March 14, 2017

Google May Release Android 7.1.2 Nougat To Nexus, Pixel Devices On April 3

Google may release the Android 7.1.2 Nougat publicly in the beginning of April for its Nexus and Google Pixel devices. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not benefit from the update.

Apps/Software March 14, 2017

Google Launches Uptime For iOS, The Definitive App For YouTube Viewing Parties

Google’s experimental incubator has just launched Uptime, a social video-sharing app that makes YouTube viewing parties more interactive. The app is currently available on iOS only.

Apps/Software March 14, 2017

Google Rolls Out #myAndroid Taste Test To Help Users Create The Perfect Home Screen

Google has rolled out the #myAndroid Taste Test to help users come up with the perfect home screen for their devices. The online tool will ask a series of questions and then recommend three options to Android users.

Google March 13, 2017

Google, Levi's To Release Smart Jacket In The Fall For $350: Here's What It Can Do

Google and Levi's is set to launch the Commuter smart jacket in the fall with a price tag of $350. The jacket is the first product of Project Jacquard, and it will allow wearers to input commands into their smartphones.

Wearable Tech March 12, 2017

LG G6 vs. Google Pixel XL: Is There A New King Of Android Smartphones?

The LG G6 hit the scene and it's ready to give other Android flagships a run for their money. Google has its own impressive flagship, so how does the LG G6 stack up against the Pixel XL?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2017

Google Nexus 6 March Security Patch Broke Android Pay, But It's All Fine Now: What Happened?

The Nexus 6 recently got the Android security patch for March, which broke SafetyNet and Android Pay. Google found a temporary workaround and re-uploaded the OTA file and factory image, and Android Pay is now working again.

Google March 11, 2017

Waymo Wants To Stop Uber From Using 'Stolen' Self-Driving Car Secrets, Asks Judge For Court Order

Alphabet spinoff Waymo is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction that'll stop Uber from continuing with its self-driving car efforts and preventing the ride-hailing service from using stolen intellectual property.

Business Tech March 11, 2017

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