Tag: Google

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'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.


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

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

Chrome Users Can Soon Limit Tracking Cookies With New Privacy Tools: Report

According to a report, Google's Chrome is going to get new privacy tools that can limit tracking cookies and the like. That way, users will have more control over their online data on the browser.

Google May 6, 2019

Google Is Putting Shopping Links Under YouTube Videos: Report

Links to products are appearing on some videos on YouTube. This is apparently part of a Google Express test as the company tries to boost its bottom line.

Internet May 4, 2019

Sprint Could Sell The Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, And Pixel 3 XL Soon

Google's Pixel phones could soon be available from Sprint. According to a new report, the carrier could start selling the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, and the Pixel 3 XL.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2019

90,000 Terrorist Videos Removed From YouTube, Google Reveals

In an attempt to track down extremist content on YouTube, Google checked a million videos with suspected terrorism content. Almost 10 percent of the uploaded videos violated their terrorism policy.

Google May 3, 2019

Pixel 3a XL Spotted At Best Buy In Ohio

Google's upcoming midrange phablet again appeared in the flesh days ahead of its supposed launch on May 7. A tipster spotted the Pixel 3a XL wrapped in its merchandise box in a Best Buy store.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 3, 2019

Google To Add A New Feature That Auto-Deletes Your Location History, Web And App Activity

Google will make managing user data a whole deal easier 'in the coming weeks.' To be exact, it's launching new controls that can automatically delete web and app activity or location history.

Google May 2, 2019

Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Leak Confirms Rumored Specs And Features

Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the stars of yet another leak. This time around, the phones' specs and key features have practically been confirmed.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2019

Google Admits Slow Pixel 3 Sales, Hints At New Midrange Phone At I/O Event

Pixel phone sales slowed down this past quarter, says Google, citing mounting market pressure, high prices, and decreased demand as the main causes. It might launch the midrange Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL devices to recover from this.

Google April 30, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Spotted On Geekbench, Just Days Ahead Of Its Unveiling

Ahead of its official unveiling, the Pixel 3a has showed up on Geekbench. The entry corroborates specs that have been leaked and rumored in the past, particularly its 4 GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie operating system.

Google April 29, 2019

This Chrome Phishing Exploit Tricks Users With Fake Address Bar, Here’s How To Avoid It

An exploit found on Chrome for Android can replace the address bar with a fake one. This could lend an opportunity for phishing campaigns to make fake sites even more believable.

Security April 29, 2019

Google Slashes $200 Off The Pixel 3 And Its Larger Brother

Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones have been made available online with huge discounts of at least $200. Even more discounts await those who can bring compatible models to trade in.

Google April 28, 2019

Make Gmail Less Cluttered With This Extension Created By The Cofounder Of Inbox

The Simply extension, from former Gmail designer Inbox cofounder Michael Leggett, cleans up Gmail for a calmer, more sensical interface. It’s free, and it looks so official one could be easily be tricked into thinking Google itself designed it.

Apps/Software April 27, 2019

Google Bans Developer With More Than Half A Billion Downloads For Committing Ad Fraud

Google is expunging apps owned by DO Global from the Play Store. These apps were found to be generating ad revenue through a program that registers fake clicks.

Security April 27, 2019

Google Assistant's 'Tell Me A Story' Feature Makes Bedtime Stories Available Anytime, Anywhere

Google Assistant can now read stories from a phone or tablet with 'Tell Me a Story.' Previously, the feature was available only on Google Home speakers.

Google April 27, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Renders Leak, Including The Rumored Iris Purple Color Option

Leaksters have uploaded renders of the upcoming Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. There are two sets from two sources here, one of which shows the device in the rumored iris purple color option.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 26, 2019

Google Duo Group Calling Rolls Out To Select Countries

Group calls are now available on Google Duo, particularly in Indonesia, where it’s being advertised in time for the Ramadan period. No word on when it might come to the United States yet.

Apps/Software April 25, 2019

Google Maps Now Shows You If An EV Charging Station Is Occupied

Electric vehicle owners can now open up Google Maps, look for EV charging stations, and know if someone’s already using it. The feature is now available in the United States and UK.

Apps/Software April 24, 2019

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.

Apps/Software April 24, 2019

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

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