Google Responds To Report That Says Android Apps Track Kids

Google came to its defense against a study claiming that some free Android apps are violating a federal law. The study further claimed that the programs collect details regarding the online behaviors of children below 13 years old.

Google April 19, 2018

Chrome 66 Blocks Autoplaying Videos With Sound Automatically And More

A stable copy of Chrome 66 was recently released and users can now enjoy some of its new benefits. The updated browser automatically blocks autoplaying videos with sound and comes with several upgraded features.

Google April 18, 2018

Google's AIY Vision And Voice Kits Now Come Bundled With A Raspberry Pi Zero

Google announced a second generation of AIY Vision and Voice Kits that come equipped with a Raspberry Pi board. The search giant also revealed that it was providing a companion Android app to help users with the do-it-yourself AI kits.

Google April 17, 2018

Android Oreo Makes Autofill Easier To Use With A Password Manager

The latest Android Oreo update finally gave smartphone users the option to include the app of their choice to the platform's autofill options. Third-party password managers are now supported by Google's autofill feature on smartphones.

Google April 17, 2018

Waze Keeps Sending Drivers Down Dangerous Road In Los Angeles, But Google Won't Fix It

Waze keeps telling Los Angeles drivers to take the dangerous Baxter Street, one of the steepest streets in the United States, which is resulting in serious accidents. Google, apparently, does not want to fix the problem.

Google April 16, 2018

Google Turns On Android Auto Wireless For Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google recently enabled Android Auto wireless connectivity for some of its products. A total of six handsets from its Pixel and Nexus lineup are now compatible with seven head units from JVC and Kenwood.

Google April 14, 2018

Did Google Just Reveal That Android P Is Going To Be Android Popsicle?

Google may have dropped a big hint to the name of Android P. If this turns out to be a real clue, then the next version is going to be called Android Popsicle.

Google April 13, 2018

Gmail Reportedly Testing Self-Destructing Emails: Here's How 'Confidential Mode' Would Work

Google's Gmail redesign could also bring in a new 'confidential mode,' which would set various restrictions and allow for self-destructing emails. The feature seems to be in testing for now, but here's what we know so far.

Google April 15, 2018

How Google Knows Who’s Talking, Even Among A Noisy Crowd

Researchers at Google are using artificial intelligence to determine not only when someone’s talking but also who. The audio separation technology has grand implications for the company’s product but raises questions on privacy.

Google April 13, 2018

Gmail Redesign Sneak Peek: Do You Like What Google Did For The New Look?

Android Authority and The Verge have offered a sneak peek at the recently reported Gmail redesign, which will also come with several new features. Do you like what Google did for the new look of Gmail?

Google April 13, 2018

Google Lens Gets Smarter For Pet Owners: It Can Now Identify Dog And Cat Breeds, And More

In celebration of National Pet Day, Google released its latest update to Google Lens. Now, the technology can identify popular breeds of cats and dogs.

Google April 14, 2018

New Gmail Design Coming Soon: What Will Google Change?

Google will soon launch a new Gmail design alongside several new features for the service. There are no official screenshots yet, but apparently, somebody already saw the new look of Gmail.

Google April 12, 2018

Google's Next Android TV Dongle Revealed By The FCC: 4K Support, Assistant Voice Control, And More

The FCC revealed a new Android TV device that was recently filed for approval. The dongle is reportedly capable of 4K streaming with voice control via Google Assistant and is expected to be officially revealed next month during Google I/O

Google April 12, 2018

Things You Should Never Search For On Google — You've Been Warned

Just because you can search for almost anything on Google doesn't mean you should. Here are list of terms that you should never search for on Google because they are odd.

Google April 11, 2018

Google Is Working On A Feature That Will Only Work On The Pixel 3

A code commit in the Android Open Source Project pages just confirmed the Google Pixel 3. It might even sport a feature not available on any other phones, including previous Pixel handsets.

Google April 6, 2018

Rumored Chromebook ‘Atlas’ Will Feature A 4K Display

A Chromebook with a 4K display might be in the works, and it’s apparently codenamed ‘Atlas,’ according to a code commit. Does a Chromebook even need that, though?

Google April 6, 2018

Google Voice Now Testing Calls Over Wi-Fi Or Data, But There Are Some Caveats

Calling over Wi-Fi or data finally comes to Google Voice in beta form. Sign up now to try the feature out, but take note of the limitations and known issues.

Google April 5, 2018

Google CEO Speaks Out About YouTube Shooting After Woman Injures 3 People, Kills Herself

An active shooter at the YouTube headquarters injured three people and killed herself. Google CEO Sunda Pichai, as well as the CEOs of YouTube, Apple, Twitter, and others, expressed their regrets and support to those affected by this tragedy.

Google April 4, 2018

Google Chrome Cryptocurrency Extensions Now Banned To Protect Users From Scammers

Scammers abused cryptocurrency mining extensions to trick unsuspecting users, so Google was taking action. The Chrome Web Store no longer allowed such extensions and removed existing ones.

Google April 3, 2018

The Google Pixel 3 Smartphone Will Have A Mid-Range Version: Will It Be Available In The US?

According to an ET Tech report, Google is planning to launch a mid-range version of the its upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone. The question now is whether the device will be made available to customers in the United States.

Google April 3, 2018

April Fools' Day 2018: Here Are Google's Pranks This Year

Google clearly had fun cooking up their April Fool's Day pranks for 2018, as they had planned six jokes. With its budget, the company can definitely afford to exert effort and have fun with marketing.

Google April 2, 2018

RIP Google Is Shutting Down Its URL Shortener, So Here Are Some Alternatives

Google retires the URL shortening services in place of a better, more capable replacement: Firebase Dynamic Links. Existing users have until a year to manage their links via the to-be-phased-out service.

Google April 2, 2018

Play 'Where's Waldo' On Google Maps: Here's How To Launch The Mini-Game

Users can play 'Where's Waldo' on Google Maps for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Launching the mini-game is easy, and it will be available for the next few days.

Google April 1, 2018

ZTE Offers First Android Go Phone In US For $80: What Is Android Go?

The ZTE Tempo Go, sold for $80, is the first Android Go smartphone available in the United States. What is Android Go, and what makes smartphones running it attractive options for potential customers?

Google March 31, 2018

Google Play Books New Features Make Listening To Audiobooks A Lot Easier

The improvements made to Google Play Books were designed to make listening even better. New features and options give users more control over their audiobooks as well as the option to share.

Google March 30, 2018

Google Maps Now Supports 39 More Languages To Help More People Find Their Way

Google Maps just added support for 39 more languages, expanding its global reach. It's estimated to potentially impact the 1.25 billion speakers of the 39 languages.

Google March 29, 2018

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is The First Tablet Powered By Chrome OS

Ahead of Apple's pending announcement of its new affordable iPad, Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10. It is the first tablet that runs on Google's Chrome OS marketed for the education sector.

Google March 27, 2018

Google's Mobile-First Indexing Is Rolling Out: What This Means For You

Google confirmed that it will soon shift to a mobile-first indexing system. Once migrated, pages that are configured to support mobile devices will have an advantage over those with desktop version only.

Google March 27, 2018

Google's Files Go Gets Smarter With 3 New Big Features

Google's official blog confirmed that Files Go received three new functions. The new update improved the file management app with features requested by users via feedback.

Google March 24, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo Update Now Available For AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, And Verizon Galaxy S8

AT&T just announced the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo for its network-locked Samsung Galaxy S8. Meanwhile, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile subscribers got their updates earlier.

Google March 21, 2018

Google Is Trying To Take On Amazon Via Product Placements On Google Search

Google is going to debut Shopping Actions, which will allow U.S. retailers to pay Google for their products to be featured in Search results. The new feature could create competition for Amazon.

Google March 20, 2018

If You Love Old Android Apps, Android P Doesn't

Documents for the developer build of Android P confirmed that older Google Play Store apps will be blocked. The notes listed that the minimum requirement should be compatibility with Android Jellybean 4.2 or higher.

Google March 20, 2018

Google Pixel 2 XL Promo: Buy From The Google Store, Get $200 Back And Free 18W Charger

The Google Store is offering the Pixel 2 XL with a $200 rebate and a free 18W charger. Here's how to avail the promotion, and how much time there is left to do so.

Google March 19, 2018

Google Adds Swipe-Up-To-Unlock Feature On Android Auto For Less Distracted Driving

Some users are seeing a new feature on Android Auto that allows them to unlock the phone by swiping up. It appears Google is striking a balance between preventing distracted driving and giving drivers convenient access to certain features.

Google March 19, 2018

Android Wear Renamed To Wear OS By Google: More Changes To Follow, Hopefully

Google has officially rebranded Android Wear into Wear OS, confirming previously reported rumors. Fans of the wearable operating system are hoping that the name change will lead to more attention for the software, and maybe even a Google-made smartwatch.

Google March 16, 2018

Google Opens Up Its Maps Platform So More Developers Can Make Real-World Games Like ‘Pokémon GO’

The next best location-based game after ‘Pokémon GO’ may finally be coming. Google has now opened up its Maps platform to developers and is launching a special software development kit for good measure.

Google March 15, 2018

AI Behind Google Pixel 2's Portrait Mode Becomes Open-Source Code

Google recently confirmed via its research blog that the software behind the Pixel 2's portrait mode is now available to the public. The open-source code is intended to help developers improve the framework and more.

Google March 15, 2018

Google Experiments With Light Fields For A More Realistic Virtual Reality Experience

The importance of realism when it comes to virtual reality has long been established. Google wants to take it even further with its light fields research to reproduce proper reflections and more into the VR space.

Google March 16, 2018

Google Assistant Routines Now Live: Perform Multiple Tasks With A Single Voice Command

Google is now rolling out Assistant routines, which enable users to perform multiple tasks with just a single voice prompt. The feature replaces the My Day and daily recap features.

Google March 14, 2018

Google Rumored To Rebrand Android Wear As Wear OS: Why Change The Name?

Google is rumored to be rebranding Android Wear into Wear OS, as spotted in the most recent Google Play Services beta update. Why is Google changing the name of its operating system for wearable devices?

Google March 12, 2018

YouTube Studio Aims To Make Creators' Lives Easier With New Metrics, Improved Insights, And More

Google added a redesigned dashboard along with new metrics and other features. The YouTube Studio update is scheduled to launch within the next few weeks and is reportedly optional for content creators.

Google March 11, 2018

Study Says Android Users Are More Loyal Than iOS Users

A research conducted by the CIRP determined that more Android users stay loyal to the platform longer. It showed that Apple users switch to Google's ecosystem more frequently.

Google March 10, 2018

Google Working On Giving Users The Ability To Export Chrome Passwords

Google will soon give users the ability to export passwords stored in its internet browser, Google Chrome. All passwords will be exported into one text profile.

Google March 9, 2018

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P And The Google Pixel C Tablet Won't Get Android P

Google rolled out an update for its older devices to Android 8.1 Oreo, but it's the last OS update for some. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Google Pixel tablet, all from 2015, won't get a taste of Android P.

Google March 8, 2018

How To Export Motion Photos As GIFs On Google Pixel 2

Google has updated its Photos app on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, bringing the option to export Motion Photos as GIFs. Beware, though: they come with pretty large file sizes.

Google March 8, 2018

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