Tag: Google

Chrome 74 Brings Dark Mode To Windows 10: How To Switch It On

A much-anticipated Dark Mode finally comes to Google Chrome on Windows 10 with version 74 of the popular web browser. Here’s how to turn it on.


YouTube Returns To Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video Comes To Chromecast As Amazon, Google End War

Google and Amazon have seemingly halted their years-long feud. As a result, expect YouTube on Fire TV soon, and Prime Video access on Google Chromecast and Android TV.

Apps/Software April 22, 2019

Silicon Valley Wants To Build Landmark Architectural Icon To Represent Area

Silicon Valley is arguably a famous destination that lures tourists from around the world but it lacks an architectural icon to represent itself. However, it would likely have an iconic landmark soon to symbolize its greatness.

April 21, 2019

Google's Silicon Valley Employees Exposed To Measles After Visit Of Sick Individual

Silicon Valley employees were put at risk of measles after a Google visitor was found diagnosed with the disease. The public health department urged the public to get vaccinated.

Public Health April 18, 2019

Google System Updates Could Soon Be Downloadable From The Play Store

Instead of hiding the update tool deep within the Settings menu, Google might put it somewhere people always visit: the Play Store. Google System Updates could soon be as easy as downloading apps.

Google April 17, 2019

Google Camera Mod Brings Synthetic Fill Flash, Other Pixel 3 Features To Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 3's camera features have been added to the older Pixel 2 smartphone through a modded camera app. Synthetic Fill Flash is included along with other notable camera enhancements.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2019

Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3a Could Be Available At T-Mobile Soon

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could be in T-Mobile's lineup soon. The yet-to-be-launched Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, and Pixel 4 are also said to be part of the magenta carrier's plans.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2019

Google Play Store To Receive Material Design Revamp: Check It Out

Play Store receives a fresh new look as part of a Material Design overhaul. No word yet on when Google plans to roll it out to users, though.

Google April 13, 2019

Google+ Is Back From The Dead … Sort Of

Google+ will live on as Google Currents, an enterprise-only communication tool, but its future doesn’t seem that bright, either. Between Hangouts Chat and Currents, one could get axed eventually.

Google April 13, 2019

Google+ Is Back From The Dead … Sort Of

Google+ will live on as Google Currents, an enterprise-only communication tool, but its future doesn’t seem that bright, either. Between Hangouts Chat and Currents, one could get axed eventually.

Google April 13, 2019

Microsoft Takes A Jab At Google Stadia: ‘They Don’t Have The Content’

Microsoft is now throwing shade at Google Stadia, a sign that the cloud gaming wars have officially begun. Xbox exec Mike Nichols says the game streaming service has one major problem — lack of content.

Video Games April 12, 2019

Google, Huawei Will Pay You Up To $400 If You Own A Faulty Nexus 6P

Google and Huawei have agreed to pay Nexus 6P owners who have experienced random shutdowns or bootloops up to $400. That is, if the courts approve the settlement on May 9.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2019

Google Assistant Comes To G Suite With Calendar Integration

It’s hard to believe, but Google Assistant is finally integrated within G Suite. There’s not a lot to try at the moment, but soon G Suite customers will be able to summon Google Assistant to do Calendar-related tasks.

Google April 11, 2019

Google's DeepMind Failed A High School Level Math Test: What Does This Mean?

Computer scientists pitted DeepMind against a 16-year-old's math exam. Google's cutting-edge AI had a hard time making calculations in subjects such as algebra, arithmetic, measurement, and calculus.

Apps/Software April 10, 2019

Google Assistant Search Results Now Gives You More Visual Information

When you search for stocks, Google Assistant will now show you a performance graph plus a bunch of other things to make search results more dynamic at a glance. No word yet on when this might roll out to iOS, though.

Apps/Software April 8, 2019

Android Q Will Reportedly Include 3D Touch Feature Called ‘Deep Press’

Google might make pressure-sensitive actions standard in Android Q. Documentation reveals a feature called Deep Press, but it’s not clear yet which phones will support it if it does get released.

Apps/Software April 8, 2019

Users Can Now Preschedule Messages In Gmail

Google has introduced changes to the Gmail platform to increase user satisfaction and productivity. These include the addition of Smart Compose for all as well as the ability to schedule messages before they are sent out to recipients.

Google April 7, 2019

Google Is Forcing Ads On Android TV Owners: Here’s How To Disable Them

Google’s latest pilot program for Android TV shows ads without warning, users report. Some have figured out a workaround to get rid of the pesky ads.

Google April 6, 2019

Google May Have Leaked Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Specs And Release Date

Profile entries of 'sargo' and 'bonito' have been added to the Google Play Developer Console, along with specs and a potential release date. These code names are believed to refer to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Google April 5, 2019

Android Q Beta 2 Debuts Multitasking Bubbles, Prepares For Foldable Phones

On the newest Android Q beta, Bubbles multitasking treats all apps, not just Messenger, like Chat Heads. The update also includes a foldable screen emulator for developers.

Apps/Software April 4, 2019

Google Duplex Is Rolling Out To Non-Pixel Smartphones And iPhones

Google has begun expanding Duplex's range of supported devices. Now more non-Pixel Android devices and iPhones with the Google Assistant app installed are compatible with the automated calling feature.

Google April 3, 2019

Google's Call Screen Might Go Beyond Pixel Phones And Arrive On Nokia, Motorola Android One Smartphones

Google might be planning to roll out Call Screen to Android One phones made by Nokia and Motorola. That means the anti-spam feature may expand beyond the Pixel family soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 3, 2019

Google, Walmart Team Up To Let Users Buy Groceries With Google Assistant

Walmart adds Google Assistant as a shopping option seemingly to take on Amazon. What’s great is Walmart Voice Order uses information from your previous purchases to predict what you’re trying to buy.

Google April 3, 2019

Google Inbox Is Officially Dead: 4 Great Alternatives If You Don't Like Gmail

As promised, Google has finally killed Inbox after first launching it in 2014. If you don’t particularly like Gmail, here are other options to try.

Apps/Software April 3, 2019

App Offering 'Gay Conversion' Therapy Removed From Google Play Store

Several organizations demanded Google to remove the app that offers 'gay conversion' therapy. After months of protests by the LGBTQ community, the tech firm removed the app that appears to brainwash the users.

Apps/Software April 2, 2019

Google Officially Stops Selling The Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL

No more Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on the Google Store. The company might have cleared both last-generation phones out to accommodate the rumored midrange Pixel handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 2, 2019

Google Android Security Report: Installs Of 'Potentially Harmful Apps' On Google Play Doubled In 2018

Google has published its annual Android security report. Based on the company's findings, the Android ecosystem became generally safer in 2018, despite a twofold increase in 'potentially harmful apps.'

Google April 2, 2019

This Google Easter Egg Game Will Keep You Busy While Your Internet Connection Is Down

Google has added a simple video game to its app to help entertain users while they wait for internet connection. The game that is just like the 'Flappy Bird can be accessed offline using the Google app or widget.

Apps/Software April 1, 2019

Google Maps Gets 'Snake' Easter Egg Game For April Fools' Day

Google is adding a 'Snake' Easter egg game to Google Maps for iOS and Android in celebration of April Fools' Day. It's rolling out worldwide, but it's going to be available for a limited time only.

Google March 31, 2019

Google’s Rumored Midrange Pixel 3a Phone Will Reportedly Come In Iris Purple

Google will reportedly be adding a third color Pixel 3a option aside from black and white: Purple or Iris. No sign on when they might be released, but a new report sheds light on a possible price point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 28, 2019

Google Accused Of Profiting From Running Adverts For Unproven Dementia Supplements

Google is facing criticism for selling advertising to retailers of brain supplements under search terms “Alzheimer’s pills” and “dementia supplements”. No cure is currently available for dementia.

Wearable Tech March 27, 2019

Soon You Might Be Able To Add Public Events To Google Maps

The ability to create public events might be the latest feature coming to Google Maps. With it, users can submit their own public events and make it visible to other users around the area.

Apps/Software March 25, 2019

Here’s How Fast Your Internet Should Be To Stream Google Stadia Games

To stream 1080p games in 60 frames per second in Stadia, a player must have an internet connection that’s at least 25 Mbps fast. Bump that up to 30 Mbps for 4K gaming.

Video Games March 25, 2019

Ad-Centric Business Model May Not Work For Google Stadia

While Google has built its empire on ads, Stadia will have to find another way to make money. According to analysts, an ad-centric business model might not sustain the tech giant's ambitious gaming project.

Google March 24, 2019

Walmart May Launch Its Own Cloud Gaming Service

Walmart will reportedly announce its very own cloud gaming service days after Google launched Stadia. Unnamed sources claim the company plans to make the platform official by the end of the year.

Video Games March 22, 2019

You Can Shop On eBay Using Google Pay Starting This April

Google Pay will only be available as a payment method on eBay when buying from sellers enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience. The option rolls out this April.

Internet March 22, 2019

Google Stadia Chief Says Cloud Gaming Is The Future, And That Google Doesn’t Need To Make A Console

Video game distribution relies on physical media, digital games stored in local hardware, and special platforms to play these on. Google Stadia wants to change that.

Google March 22, 2019

Google Stadia Streaming Service Introduces High-Framerate, Low-Latency Cloud Gaming

Google has unveiled its newest offering, the Stadia game streaming service, at the Game Development Conference 2019. The company promises to give gamers a single online platform to download, play, and share games at high-speeds.

Google March 20, 2019

Google Taps Former Ubisoft, EA Exec To Helm Stadia Games And Entertainment

Former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts exec Jade Raymond will head Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. The company is working with a number of developers to make or bring games to Stadia.

Google March 20, 2019

Google Tasks Introduces Time-Based Reminders, Import From Inbox And Gmail

Google has added brand-new features to Google Tasks such as time-based notifications and import. The company hopes to turn the app into a single destination where users can keep track of what they need to do in G Suite.

Google March 19, 2019

Google Is Testing ‘Chat Head’ Notification Bubbles In Android Q

Google is reconfiguring Chat Head bubbles for notifications in Android Q. The feature converts all alerts into tappable floating icons onscreen, greatly streamlining interaction with notifications.

Apps/Software March 19, 2019

Archive Team Works To Preserve Public Google+ Posts In The Internet Archive

Google is set to shut down Google+ on April 2. Before that happens, the Archive Team is working to preserve public content on the platform and cache everything in the Internet Archive's 'Wayback Machine.'

Internet March 18, 2019

Pixel 4 XL Leak: Next Google Phone Could Have Hole-Punch Cutout, Rear Dual-Camera Setup

An alleged Pixel 4 XL leak shows that the next Google smartphone might have more cameras than its predecessors. At that, it could have two rear cameras and a pill-like hole-punch cutout on the front.

Google March 15, 2019

This Patent Shows Google Might Be Working On A Foldable Phone, Too

2019 is the year of foldable phones. Both Samsung and Huawei have shown their own approaches, but wait until you see Google’s Z-fold display, detailed in a patent filed recently.

Google March 15, 2019

Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads In 2018, Introduces New Policy Manager For Ads

Last year, Google removed 2.3 billion ads that violate its policies. To further make the digital advertising ecosystem safer, it’s also launching a new Policy Manager for Google Ads in April.

Google March 15, 2019

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