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YouTube Music App Now Lets You Listen To Songs Without The Video

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers can now toggle between 'song' and 'video' modes. This gives them the option to listen to only the audio track or watch the music video of a song.

Google

You Can Now Use Google Maps To View Bike-Sharing Stations In Real-Time

You can now view bike-sharing locations right inside Google Maps, and the information is real-time. Google is rolling out the feature to 24 cities including New York.

Apps/Software July 16, 2019

New Emojis Expected For iOS 13 And Android Q Revealed

The new 2019 emojis coming to Android and iOS devices are out. Both Apple and Google have revealed their take on the upcoming icons.

Apps/Software July 16, 2019

This Could Be What The Google Pixel 4 Looks Like

Renders of the Pixel 4 have allegedly been leaked. Apparently, Google's next-generation Pixel might have a square camera housing on the back, USB-C port, and under-display fingerprint reader.

Google June 11, 2019

Google Stadia Games, Price, And Release Date Revealed

During its Stadia Connect presentation, Google disclosed more info about its new cloud gaming platform. Particularly, it has revealed the release date, price, and games of Stadia.

Google June 6, 2019

Google To Announce Stadia's Pricing, Games, And Launch Details

More details about Google's Stadia is about to be revealed. The company has announced Stadia Connect, an event where it's set to reveal the cloud gaming service's pricing, games, and launch details.

Google June 4, 2019

Use Google Search AR To See How Big Animals Actually Are

How large is a tiger? If your phone is compatible with ARCore or ARKit, you can see a life-sized version of it. There’ll be more animals and objects, too — soon, you’ll be able to look at sneakers.

Google June 3, 2019

Google Services Are Back After Widespread Outages

After suffering outages, a number of Google services are now online again. The issues affected not only Google’s apps, but a number of sites and services, too.

Google June 3, 2019

Unknown ‘Media Device’ By Google Suddenly Shows Up On FCC

Per a new FCC filing, it appears Google is preparing an unknown media device. Speculation suggests it’s a new portable Nest smart home product, but no one knows for sure.

Google June 1, 2019

Play Store Now Rolling Out Material Design Revamp: Check It Out

Play Store now has a fresh new look. At long last, Material Design has finally arrived on the service, dropping tired old design changes for a cleaner, less cluttered look and feel.

Google June 1, 2019

Google To No Longer Allow Regular Chrome Users To Use Ad Blockers

Google is set to implement changes on how Chrome extensions would work. By the same token, ad blocking on the browser will no longer be available to regular users.

Google May 31, 2019

Android Gamers Will Soon See Loot Box Odds As Google Updates Its Play Store Policy

The Google Play Store policy has been updated, requiring app publishers and developers to disclose the odds of getting items from loot boxes. Harsher restrictions on hate speech and sexual content are also rolling out.

Apps/Software May 31, 2019

Google Lens Will Show You Reviews If You Point Your Camera At A Menu

A feature that helps you pick dishes from a restaurant’s menu is launching soon on Google Lens. Meanwhile, Google Maps for Android now shows you a place’s most popular dishes.

Apps/Software May 31, 2019

Google Is Killing The YouTube Gaming App: What You Need To Know If You’re A Subscriber

YouTube is killing the standalone YouTube Gaming app and site on May 30. Users will lose all their saved games, and there’s no way around it.

Apps/Software May 28, 2019

Google Is Making Chrome OS And Android More Integrated Like iOS And macOS

Uncovered lines of code suggest Google is working for a more integrated ecosystem shared by both Chrome OS and Android. There’s no guarantee of these improvements ever coming out, of course.

Google May 27, 2019

Google Search, Maps, And Assistant Can Now Take Your Food Delivery Orders

Google's new service lets users place food delivery orders using only Search, Maps, or Assistant. That way, they won't have to use an app or anything like it anymore.

Google May 24, 2019

Google Duo Group Video Calls Roll Out, Plus Doodles, Emoji In Video Voicemails

Google brings group video calling to all Duo users in the app’s latest update. That plus Data Saving mode for video calls, and the ability to put emojis and other doodles in video voicemails.

Apps/Software May 24, 2019

Think Google Duplex Is So Amazing? That’s Because Humans Are Actually Behind Some Calls

Google confirms 25 percent of Duplex calls are initiated by actual humans from a call center. But eventually, Google wants to remove humans out of equation.

Google May 23, 2019

For 14 Years, Google Stored Passwords In Plain Text: Does It Affect You?

An error in 2005 is affecting G Suite users’ security. Google reveals that passwords were encrypted but stored in plain text, though points there’s no evidence of a breach.

Security May 22, 2019

Google AI Predicts Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

A team of researchers at Google is planning to use deep learning to look for signs of lung cancer in people. So far, the AI has detected malignancies in CT scans of patients, with an accuracy of 94.4 percent.

Public Health May 21, 2019

Google's Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Goes Official With A $999 Price Tag

Google's new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has finally been announced. It has a lot of improvements over its predecessor, such as a better processor and camera, and it's more affordable at $999 too.

Google May 21, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Issues: Users Are Reporting Their Phones Are Randomly Shutting Down

Google has just released its new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones. However, owners are already reporting that they're randomly shutting down, requiring a hard reset to go back to working order.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 20, 2019

Google Smart Displays Get Revamped Interface, New Homescreen

Google has made some adjustments to the Smart Display interface. The homescreen, for starters, is now not always stark-white, and several icons are gone for a cleaner, more streamlined look.

Google May 20, 2019

Google's 'My Case' Is No Longer Available

Google doesn't offer its 'My Case' and 'Live Case' programs anymore. From the look of things, it stopped the service when it announced the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones at the I/O 2019 developer conference.

Google May 20, 2019

Huawei Loses Android License As Google Cut Ties With The Chinese Company: Here’s What This Means

Huawei has been officially banned from Android, as ordered by the U.S. government. That means even recent phones won’t get official security updates moving forward, plus official Google services.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 20, 2019

Google Has Been Secretly Tracking All Your Purchases Through Gmail

Google says it stores purchases to keep them all in one place. It claims it doesn’t use this information to target Gmail users with personalized ads.

Google May 19, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Leak: Buttonless Design, Hole-Punch Camera, In-Display Fingerprint Reader, And More

According to a new leak, Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have huge changes. It's rumored to have a buttonless design, a hole-punch cutout, an under-display fingerprint reader, dual cameras, and stereo speakers on the front.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2019

Prepare To See Even More Ads On Google Apps

Google wants to serve up more ads on mobile. Soon, you’ll see them all over Google’s apps and services, including Gmail, YouTube, the Google app, and others.

Google May 16, 2019

Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Keys Aren’t So Safe After All

If you’re using Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Key, practice caution. The company has confirmed a security bug so serious that it’s going to issue free replacements to all existing users.

Google May 16, 2019

Google’s New Translatotron Converts Languages Directly And Talks Like You

Translatotron employs a sequence-to-sequence network model that looks at spectrograms to generate translations that sound like you. With this, Google hopes to open up future developments in the arena of translations.

Google May 16, 2019

Bought A Faulty Original Pixel? Google Might Pay You $500 Thanks To A Lawsuit Settlement

If you bought the original Pixel or Pixel XL and experienced microphone problems, you’re in luck. Google might pay you up to $500 if you’re eligible.

Google May 15, 2019

Pixel 3a Has A Headphone Jack Because Users At This Price Point Need 'Flexibility,' According To Google

As Google explains, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have a headphone jack because buyers at this price point need 'flexibility.' That said, there's a good chance the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not have one.

Google May 13, 2019

Is Your Pixel Slowing Down? You Might Have To Disable Google's Digital Wellbeing: Here's How

According to Pixel owners, Google's Digital Wellbeing feature is slowing down their devices. The reports say that the performance issue affects the original Pixel up to the high-end Pixel 3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 13, 2019

Best Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Cases: Rugged, Thin, And More

Now that Google has launched the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, it's time for buyers to look for the best case there is for them. Here are a couple worth considering from Spigen, Google itself, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 12, 2019

Short On Credit? Google Play Store Now Lets Some People Pay In Cash

Pending transactions are now live in Japan and Mexico, and Google plans to roll it out to more developing countries over time. The option lets user buy apps and pay for them in cash at convenience stores.

Google May 11, 2019

You Can Now Listen To Google Podcasts On iOS And Desktop Too

You can now play podcasts via Google Podcasts directly from the web or search results. It works when searching for podcasts on a browser on iOS as well.

Internet May 11, 2019

Here's How To Disable Google Assistant If You've Had Enough Of It

Google Assistant isn't just a fun chatting partner when there's no one else around, but it's also really helpful in carrying out tasks. It's not for everyone, though, so it's a good thing it's easy to disable.

Google May 10, 2019

Get A Free Pixel 3a If You Trade In An iPhone XS Max Via Google's Promo

Google has a new trade-in promo for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. iPhone XS Max owners can get either one of them for free if they avail the deal, and the company will even pay them for it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 9, 2019

All Pixel Phones Are Getting A New Time Lapse Mode

Time Lapse mode is now available on all Pixel phones, including the very first ones. Simply open the Google Camera app, enter Time Lapse mode, set and adjust as you like, and witness a sped-up passage of time.

Google May 9, 2019

Android Q To Introduce Live Captions And Subtitles To Any Content

Users can access Live Captions on Android Q by clicking any of the volume buttons on their device. It will literally transcribe any audio or video from any app.

Google May 9, 2019

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Google Search, Here’s What That Means

Instead of reading about the solar system, Google Search can just show you how it works. Augmented reality is being integrated into Google’s Search platform, which should make learning more dynamic.

Google May 8, 2019

Pixel 3a vs. Pixel 3: What's The Difference Between The Google Phones?

Google's new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are now official. At that, the differences between them and their predecessors the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now clear.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 8, 2019

Google Says It’s Already Developing A Foldable Phone, But Don’t Count On One Soon

Google is looking into foldable technology. In fact, it’s already made a number of prototypes, but it doesn’t see a clear purpose for the new and much-hyped-about form factor yet.

Google May 8, 2019

Stopping Google Assistant Alarms With Voice Commands Just Became More Natural

Google Assistant is receiving a new feature that makes stopping alarms and timers easier. Now users can simply say 'stop' to turn them off, without having to say 'Hey Google' or 'OK Google.'

Google May 8, 2019

Google Completely Redesigns Android Auto: Check It Out

Google is rolling out a new and improved version of Android Auto later this summer. Apart from a brand-new look, it’s also got a handful of user interface tweaks for a more seamless experience.

Apps/Software May 7, 2019

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