Tag Archive: Easier


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.

Google  [Read More…]

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 […]

Chrome for Android makes it easier to download a web page and read it offline

Saving a local copy of a web article just got better in Chrome for Android.

Did you know you can long press on a link in Chrome for Android and you have the option to save it so you can read it offline? If you said no, it’s probably because it was one of those features nobody mentions and is mostly hidden. Google is changing that in the newest version of Chrome for Android.

Last year, we  [Read More…]

Google makes it easier for Indian users to get started with Maps

Google is making it easier for Indian customers to get started with Maps.

Google Maps users in India are getting a new home screen that will make it easier for them to get started with the service. The home screen will include a quick action bar at the bottom of the page that pulls up a direction pane with commonly used modes of transportation — driving, public transit, walking, and ride-sharing services. Users will also be able to switch  [Read More…]

Hacking your Chromebook is fun and easier than you think

It’s easy to make your Chromebook more than the sum of its parts.

Update April 26: This post was updated to make sure the information is current and the links were working!

A Chromebook can be a great purchase even if you never step outside of Google’s trusted environment. They are some of the best web machines ever built, require almost no software maintenance, and come in a myriad of different styles and price points. We  [Read More…]

Google’s latest update for PhotoScan makes it easier to share the nostalgia

This is also a friendly reminder that Google PhotoScan exists and it’s worth using — just in case.

Remember PhotoScan? The app that lets you save digital copies of your printed photos to Google Photos? It’s a neat way to store those old photographs, loose Polaroids, and school pictures in the cloud — just in case. Google has announced it’s pushing out an update to the service. With it comes two new  [Read More…]