Tag Archive: Finally


Google finally matching in-store purchases to online activity, vastly raising value of ads

Keeping track of in-store purchases is the final step of measuring effectiveness of online ads.

Google is finally figuring out how to close the most precious link in the loop of online advertising: knowing when someone makes an in-store purchase in response to an online ad. Google has announced that it will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions, matching the data to its anonymized profiles of Google users to whom it serves ads online.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro is (finally) coming May 28

The best Chromebook is going Pro.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus has been around for a while, having been announced at CES and released shortly after. The higher-end, professional-aimed Samsung Chromebook Pro, which was delayed from the original launch window, is finally coming to stores May 28.

The Chromebook Pro is the best Chromebook Samsung has ever built, and it comes with a 360-degree hinge, a 12.3-inch 2400×1600 touchscreen display, an included pen and Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Spotify may finally launch in India later this year

Spotify could make its long-awaited debut in India sometime later this year.

Google Play Music rolled out All Access in India last month, making its international catalog available to customers in the subcontinent. It now looks like Spotify and Amazon Prime Music are about to make their foray into the market, according to industry sources speaking to The-Ken (paywall).

From the publication:

Spotify has begun scoping the Indian market, following multiple trips to the country by  [Read More…]

Assistant finally lets you type to ask questions on your phone [Update: Now live!]

Google Assistant is getting much more functional.

Update: Google has started rolling out the update that will allow you to type to ask Assistant queries on your phone. Just ask the assistant to pull up images of a person or place and it will search through Google Photos to find relevant matches.

Original story follows:

Google Assistant expanded to millions of Android devices earlier this year, with the service now installed on over 100 million devices.  [Read More…]

The Play Store finally joins the rest of its family with a Play button app icon

App icons don’t change all that often.

It’s understandable. After all, most folks don’t look for the title under an app icon, they just look for the shape or color and tap it. So when app icons change, there’s usually a good reason for it. Google is changing one of the most important app icons on your phones, the Google Play Store, and the reason was spelled out a long time ago. It just begs the question: what the  [Read More…]

Verizon’s Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is finally on sale May 11

Just in case you were clamoring for a carrier-made smartwatch.

After quietly releasing its first Android Wear smartwatch with an expected availability of March, Verizon is finally ready to sell the Wear24 on May 11. The Wear24 is a pretty generic looking watch, but is rather sleek considering all of the features it packs. You’re getting a 1.39-inch circular display, 450mAh battery, 768MB of RAM, 4GB storage and of course a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom finally arrives in the US with $329 price-tag

In early January, ASUS introduced the ZenFone 3 Zoom during the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. But so far customers were unable to purchase the device. Well this changes this week, as ASUS has finally announced the phone is going on sale in the US with a $ 329 price-tag. The ZenFone 3 Zoom 3 […]

Pictionary finally gets mobile treatment from makers of Trivia Crack

The popular party game is now available to play on the go!

It’s weird that it took so long, but an official Pictionary game has finally landed in the Google Play Store. Developed by Mattel and Etermax — the same folks behind the all too appropriately named Trivia Crack — Pictionary takes the classic party game and breathes new life in the transition to mobile.

After signing in via Facebook or your Google account, you have the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Robot vacuum finally has an English language pack

Xiaomi’s Mi Robot gets much-needed functionality with recent update.

One of the main drawbacks of Xiaomi’s Mi Robot vacuum cleaner was that the user interface was limited to Mandarin. The robot vacuum is sold exclusively in China, and those looking to import it had to rely on Google Translate to decipher the menu options. Thankfully, an update rolling out to the Mi Robot includes an English language pack, making it easier for you to see the vacuum’s options and  [Read More…]

Google Home finally adds support for multiple users

As anticipated, Google officially announced in a blog post that its popular Bluetooth speaker – the Google Home, has gained multiple users support. Starting this week, Google Home allows users to add up to six household members which can connect with their individual accounts. Remember that in a previous article we were wondering whether Google […]