Tag Archive: Gaining

G Suite users are gaining the ability to compare documents in Google Docs

Google is making it easier to see and accept edit suggestions made between two documents.

What you need to know A new “compare documents” option is rolling out to Google Docs for G Suite customers. You’ll be able to highlight the differences between two documents, then create a new file containing those changes. Rapid Release domains will receive this feature over the next 15 days.

Whether you’re making edit suggestions on someone else’s writing or just need  [Read More…]

Google Pay is gaining better online transactions and transit pass support

Google is making its Pay platform much more robust and convenient.

What you need to know Online checkout with Google Pay now displays total cost and shipping options. You can now check into flights directly from Google Assistant. Boarding passes and transit tickets can now be stored in Google Pay.

During this year’s I/O keynote, Google showed off a number of ways that it’s improving its Google Pay service for online businesses and, in turn, their customers.  [Read More…]

Speech-to-text on Pixel phones is gaining offline support and lower latency

An “end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer” is to thank.

Whether you’re running errands, driving, or have difficulty typing on a touchscreen, speech-to-text can be an incredibly helpful feature. It’s something that’s gotten a lot better over the years, but it can still have its pitfalls.

On its Google AI Blog, Google announced that Pixel phones which are set to English will soon see noticeable improvements with the performance of their speech-to-text abilities.

Typically, speech-to-text needs to communicate  [Read More…]

4K TVs from Panasonic and Samsung are gaining HDR10+ support

If you’ve recently bought a new TV from either brand, it’s about to get better.

If you’ve been paying attention to high dynamic range formats in TVs lately, you might recognize the name HDR10+. No, not just HDR10 — the plus is an important differentiator. Created by Samsung, HDR10+ is a competitor to Dolby Vision and HLG that contains dynamic metadata. Translation: filmmakers can control the dynamic range of their movies down to the frame.

Owners of  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gaining 30 new languages, multilingual support, and more

Routines will also be available in the coming weeks.

Shiny new hardware like the Galaxy S9, LG V30S, and other handsets will be the stars of the show during MWC next week, but those aren’t the only things we’ll be keeping an eye out for. A few days before the trade show gets underway, Google’s announced a heap of new goodies that are coming to the Google Assistant throughout the year.

Perhaps the most important announcement is  [Read More…]

Samsung ‘hopeful of gaining market share’ in India this quarter

Samsung is on track to lose at least $ 5.3 billion with the Note 7 fiasco, but the company is bullish on the Indian market. The South Korean company expects to increase its market share in the country during the lucrative festive season in spite of the Note 7 setback by focusing on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Samsung was able to get customers that have pre-ordered the Note 7 in the country to switch  [Read More…]

Facebook may be gaining support for 360-degree photos in the coming weeks

According to a new report, support for 360-degree photos may make its way to Facebook within the next few weeks. Facebook has needed to add support for this feature for some time already, so it would be a welcomed addition. This will make uploading 360 or panoramic images from a phone or 360-degree camera much easier.

According to SlashGear:

Facebook 360 Photos will arrive in the next few weeks, supporting uploading a 360 or panoramic image from  [Read More…]

Chrome is gaining security improvements, caching and better support for enterprise customers

Google has announced a number of changes that are making their way to Chrome that will bring a better overall experience to business users. Some of the features include enhanced security, better caching and 24×7 support. It is expected that Chrome’s enterprise usage can surge from 43 percent to 65 percent in 2016, so the company wants to make sure it is ready for the additional users needs. Google details the additions as:

Security – Security is  [Read More…]

Google Voice slowly gaining MMS support

Google Voice

Some great news for Google Voice users has arrived today. MMS support has now become a priority and is slowly rolling out to users accounts. As noted on the Google Voice Blog:

MMS has been one of the constant feature requests since we launched Google Voice and we’ve been hard at work trying to make this happen.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made the first step in our efforts to  [Read More…]

Gingerbread gaining ground on Froyo, Honeycomb may be on more than 3 million devices

Believe it or not, something other than Apple iPhone Mania took place today. The Android Platform Version Chart, which helps developers decide which version of Android to support, was released today. The latest breakdown on the number of software versions on active devices using the Android Market is predictable – Froyo’s falling and Gingerbread’s growing.

Froyo has been falling slowly for months, but the  [Read More…]