Tag Archive: Google


How Google is beating Microsoft in the cross-platform cloud

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Google’s new open-source, cross-platform hybrid cloud solution, Anthos, is positioned to take on Microsoft’s and Amazon’s lead in computing’s new frontier- the intelligent cloud.

Microsoft’s Azure Cloud solution and Amazon’s (AWS) cloud platform are the industry’s cloud leaders. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella’s professional experience and passion for cloud computing are reflected in his unwavering commitment to pushing Microsoft’s future deeper and more broadly into the cloud.

Despite Windows phone and Microsoft enthusiasts’ complaints about  [Read More…]

Google Chrome for desktop is getting a distraction-free Reader Mode

Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon.

Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. As its name suggests, Reader Mode facilitates distraction-free reading by stripping out ads, animations, and other background content from a page, leaving only the text and article images.

As spotted by ZDNet, the reader mode is now live in the Chrome  [Read More…]

Anker’s Google Assistant car charger, the Roav Bolt, is now on sale

Add Google Assistant to your car.

You might remember at CES back in January, Anker showed off its Google Assistant enabled car charger the Roav Bolt. Now, it has officially gone on sale and you can pick one up for $ 50 from Anker’s website.

The first pre-order batch is expected to start shipping after April and the first 200 buyers will receive a free USB cable. This offer is first-come-first-serve, so you might wanna hurry.

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You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Other than Evernote, the other most popular note-taking application for Android devices is Google Keep. Part of this is due to the fact that the app is pre-installed on many devices, while another reason is that the app comes directly from Google.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best tips & tricks to fully maximize your experience and take full advantage of Google Keep. Chances are you’ve already spent some time with the app, having  [Read More…]

Google Pay now automatically imports special offers from Gmail

Storing your special offers has never been easier

Google Pay has had the ability to store loyalty cards, coupons, and offers for some time now. However, if you’re anything like me, you never remember to manually add these. Thanks to Google, these savings will no longer escape you, because Google Pay now has the ability to copy them over automatically directly from your Gmail account.

It does take a tiny bit of effort on your part to  [Read More…]

Google to debut Pixel 3a series on May 7, chatter suggests

Google is set to introduce the long-rumored Pixel 3a models of phones next month, if recent reports prove accurate.

As noticed by 9to5google, the Google Store has pushed live a landing page which promises “something big in the Pixel universe” for May 7. It just so happens that this is the same day that Google I/0 2019 gets started. The annual developer conference would make for a smart venue to introduce new devices, particularly because of the often Android-heavy discussions.

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Google launches Change the Game Design Challenge with focus on female developers

Google has done a great job over the years of investing in encouraging the next generation to embrace technology as a field of study. The company often hosts code challenges and classroom settings for youngsters to learn to code.

It continues that trend with launching the Second annual Change the Game Design Challenge for hoping to inspire teens to build the next great game for Google Play.  Google has taken a step further this year by focusing on female developers with a  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier than ever to get cricket updates via Assistant

You’ll be able to get a summary of the day’s cricketing action just by asking Google Assistant.

The IPL season is in full swing in India, and Google is introducing new capabilities to Google Assistant to make it easier for fans to follow all the action. You’ll be able to get a summary of the day’s matches by asking Assistant on your phone or Google Home to “Play news from ESPNcricinfo.”

You’ll get updates not only on  [Read More…]

Google is starting to deliver Pixel system updates via the Play Store

Google may deliver system updates alongside app updates on the Play Store.

From Android’s inception, system updates have been delivered from the Settings app, but it looks like that’s set to change with Android Q. The folks at 9to5Google uncovered a new string in the Play Store APK that allows system updates to be installed directly from the app, alongside regular app updates.

Google is now testing that particular implementation, with a user on Reddit getting a  [Read More…]

The Google Home Hub will apparently be rebranded as ‘Google Nest Hub’

And people wonder why Google’s brand identity gets made fun of.

Back in October, Google released the Home Hub — an excellent little smart display with a fantastic design, gorgeous display, and solid price tag. It’s an awesome smart home device that fits in line with Google’s other Home products, but according to a new report, it’ll soon go by a different name.

Per 9to5Google, the Google Home Hub will soon be rebranded and relaunched as the  [Read More…]