Tag Archive: Google


YouTube Remix will reportedly kill Google Play Music

The arrival of YouTube Remix (or revamped YouTube Music) later this year might mean we’ll have to say goodbye to Google Play Music.

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Google Tasks: Everything you need to know

Here’s how you can stay on task with Google’s help.

Over the years, Google’s allowed you to create basic to-do lists through its Tasks platform from a variety of different apps – including Google Calendar, Keep, etc. The system technically worked, but up until now, there’s been no single app that’s allowed you to view your reminders/tasks in one single area.

Thankfully, alongside the launch of the new Gmail redesign, that’s finally changing.

In addition to the  [Read More…]

How to get started with Google Daydream

Stop daydreaming and start, you know, Daydreaming!

Google Daydream takes your phone and turns it into a virtual world beyond your wildest imaginations, using a simple headset and controller. There are plenty of apps and games for your Daydream headset, but you can’t use those without setting the headset up first.

Here’s how to set up your new Daydream headset!

Take off the lens protectors

I’m listing this first because I used my Daydream headset for an  [Read More…]

YouTube Remix may usher in the demise of Google Play Music

Back in December, we heard that YouTube was working on its own streaming music option. At the time, the team had already secured a deal with at least one major label, and the report indicated that they were working on securing the other labels as well. There were some questions regarding the future of Google Play Music, since it didn’t seem likely that Google would need two streaming music services out there.

Now Droid-Life has a report that aims to shed  [Read More…]

Google Play Music might be killed off this year in favor of YouTube Remix

Users are said to be forced off Play Music by the end of the year.

Right now, the state of Google’s music streaming services is a bit of a mess. Google Play Music is the company’s most notable player, but you can also listen to tunes and watch music videos via YouTube Red. If you’re on mobile, you can separately download the YouTube Music app that also comes with a Play Music/YouTube Red subscription. This jumble of services isn’t  [Read More…]

Six months later, Google Lens still isn’t great

I know it’s a preview, but I want to use this every day.

For a company aimed at being the knowledge graph of the entire planet, image-based AI services are an obvious thing for Google to want to get right. And for anyone using Google Photos over the last couple of years, you know there have been huge strides made in enhancing these capabilities. Facial and object recognition in Google Photos, can be incredible, and there’s a  [Read More…]

These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

Check out the apps Google thinks are the best available today.

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That’s one of the reasons why Google runs a yearly “Google Play Award” system, where it picks a couple dozen apps to highlight for outstanding design, user experience, performance, innovation and overall quality. Google just released the full  [Read More…]

Google ‘Chat’: Everything you need to know

Google might have finally found a way to fix online chat for everyone after years of trying.

Google Chat is said to be the latest messaging solution from the company and if the rumors are true, every problem with online messaging could disappear. That’s a pretty bold statement, but what Google Chat is (and what it isn’t), as well as how it’s different from previous attempts, makes me believe that there’s nothing else any one company can  [Read More…]

6 months after Pixel 2 launch, Google has nothing to say of its success — but hardware focus is bigger than ever

Other parts of the hardware and operating system business take the spotlight instead.

Alphabet just released its Q1 2018 earnings, and I followed along with the earnings call afterward to pick up further context on the numbers from Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The most striking thing from the call, at least as it pertains to us here in the Android world, is that the word “Pixel” was used only once — mentioned as an aside when talking  [Read More…]

Help Google improve Android by joining the User Experience Research program

Google wants you to join the User Experience Research program. In doing so, you’ll get access to unreleased products and new features, before they get released.

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