Tag Archive: Easier


Google Assistant gains a search bar for easier app searching

There are a lot of apps available for the Google Assistant, and a new search bar makes searching for them easier than ever before.

The Google Assistant is easily one of my favorite virtual assistants to date, and while I already call upon it to do a variety of things, finding new services/apps to take advantage of hasn’t always been very easy. That is, until now.

In a new update to the Google Assistant, a search bar has been  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets new search bar to help you find services, new commands easier

Google is constantly trying to improve its Google Assistant service, so it’s always looking to add more smart home partners and features. But for users, it can prove a little daunting to keep up with these continuous developments. So in order to make it easier for users to discover new app integrations, as well as […]

YouTube update brings low-latency streaming, new tools for easier chat moderation

This week, YouTube announced it was adding a few new tools to its live streaming service component, meant to make YouTube Live content creation more intuitive and easily accessible. Video creators looking to better engage their audience now have the option of enabling the ultra-low latency mode which will slow down streaming video latency to […]

Google Maps makes it easier to find parking with your phone

It’s hard enough getting where you want to go, but parking, once you get there, can be a trial in and of itself.

Public parking near most destinations in big cities isn’t exactly easy to find, and chances are unless you put the parking as your destination, you’re probably not lined up properly to get into it once Google Maps cheerfully states You Have Arrived. Google Maps knows that’s a big frustration and it’s starting to show parking around  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier to discover local events in India

Google wants to help you plan your weekend.

Google is rolling out an update to its mobile search platform in India through which you can easily find popular events in your city. The search giant issued a similar update in the U.S. back in May, and in India the company is pulling information from the likes of BookMyShow, AllEvents, EventsHigh, 10times, and more.

For instance, if you type, “show me events in Hyderabad,” you’ll see a  [Read More…]

Google makes it easier to find high-quality apps with new curated Play Store bundles

Find better apps from the humans at Google that use them every day.

Google has announced that it is bringing more order to the Play Store with a bunch of new human-curated app lists.

As part of an increased focus on its Editor’s Choice section, which began last month with ‘Android Excellence’, which focused on high-quality individual apps, Google will now post “stories” that highlight groups of its favorite programs based on theme.

These so-called editorial pages  [Read More…]

Canada bans locked phones as it looks to make switching carriers easier

The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn’t fix everything.

In a review of Canada’s Wireless Code of Conduct, which debuted in June 2013, the country’s telecom regulator has made two important changes that will potentially lower the cost of ownership and make it easier for consumers to switch providers.

In a statement, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced, as of December 1, 2017, the end  [Read More…]

Canada bans unlocked phones as it looks to make switching carriers easier

The Wireless Code of Conduct has received an update to address some of its widely-held complaints. But it doesn’t fix everything.

In a review of Canada’s Wireless Code of Conduct, which debuted in June 2013, the country’s telecom regulator has made two important changes that will potentially lower the cost of ownership and make it easier for consumers to switch carriers.

In a statement, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced, as of December 1, 2017, the end  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier for carriers to communicate over RCS

Google “hub” model allows carriers to implement RCS with ease.

RCS is a next-generation communication protocol with read receipts, group chat, support for high-definition images, and more. The goal with RCS is to bring SMS and MMS to feature parity with the likes of Facebook Messenger, and Google has been leading the charge on that front. Earlier this year, the company rebranded Messenger to Android Messages, making it the de facto messaging app for RCS.

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Google makes it easier for devs to hide apps from rooted phone owners

Last week, Netflix made headlines due to its decision of blocking owners of rooted devices or those with unlocked bootloaders from downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Which seemed quite puzzling at the time, since the app could still be side-loaded and rendered functional on the said devices. But soon more developers might […]