Tag Archive: Google


Facebook’s photo transfer tool to Google Photos is now available globally

Facebook’s photo and video transfer tool is now available globally.

What you need to know Facebook’s new photo transfer tool is now rolling out to users around the world. The tool lets you easily transfer all your Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos. Facebook had launched the photo transfer tool in Ireland last year, as part of the Data Transfer Project.

In December last year, Facebook began testing a new photo transfer tool to allow users  [Read More…]

Easily move those old pics off of Facebook and into your Google Photos

This new tool fixes the pain of switching all of your photos over.

If you’ve been on Facebook for more than a few years, you probably have loads of photos and videos that only exist there. They likely even predate your Google Photos, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Sure, you could download all of your data, fish through it to find your photos, and start re-uploading them, but what a colossal pain! Thankfully now there is a tool  [Read More…]

Review: Get Packed on Google Stadia is an enjoyable, but shallow experience

Get ready to move out.

Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that recently got a launch exclusive called Get Packed. Get Packed is a couch co-op experience all about moving out of your apartment. Oddly enough, it manages to capture the chaos by using physics-based controls for up to four players. If you love games like Octodad and QWOP, you should check this one out.

Help them move out Get Packed

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Make the Google Assistant more accessible with Action Blocks

Whether you want to set up some simple automations for an elderly family member, help out a friend with cognitive disabilities, or you just want to make an “easy button” for your mom to turn on her smart lights, Google’s Action Blocks are here to the rescue. We’ll show you how to enable the app and quickly create Action Blocks that can serve as useful shortcuts for Google Assistant tasks.

Products used in this guide Easy automator: Google  [Read More…]

Google warns against installing Android 11 DP4 on phones running June patch

To install DP4 on your device, you will have to flash the DP4 system image instead.

What you need to know Google has warned users against sideloading Android 11 Developer Preview 4 on devices running the Android 10 June 2020 update. If your Pixel phone is running the June 2020 patch, you will have to flash the Android 11 DP4 factory image instead. While the exact reason hasn’t been specified, Google says doing so could “cause device  [Read More…]

Google will donate $12 million to organizations tackling racial injustice

Googlers will also be holding an 8 minute 46-second long moment of silence at 1:00 PM PDT.

What you need to know Google has pledged $ 12 million to organizations tackling racial injustice. The company has already pledged $ 1 million to the Center for Policing Equity. Googlers will also be called to hold an 8 minute 46-second long moment of silence later today.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai today commented on the protests in the United States  [Read More…]

Here’s how to use Google Maps without any sort of internet connection

I’ve been on many a trip where I didn’t have a good cell signal or Wi-Fi, and really needed to know where I was going. Thank goodness that Google Maps allows you to download maps of broad areas for offline use. You can also have them update with the latest information when you are back online. This little tip is also handy if you’re in an area with congested cell signals, risk of low or no signals, or  [Read More…]

Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

The app was found to violate the Play Store’s Deceptive Behavior Policy.

What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 million times in the country. The app allowed users to delete all apps developed by Chinese companies from their phones.

An app called Remove China Apps went viral in India last month,  [Read More…]

Google promises freebies to Nest Aware subscribers, but codes don’t work

The Nest Hub codes, though, don’t seem to be working.

What you need to know Google is sending out promotional emails to Nest Aware subscribers. These offer either a free Nest Hub or a Nest Mini to those who’ve upgraded their plan to the company’s newest subscriptions. Unfortunately, some users are reporting that their codes aren’t working.

Finally rolled out earlier this month, the new Nest Aware subscriptions make things a lot easier (and less  [Read More…]

Get rid of the clutter by grouping your tabs in Google Chrome

Keep your tabs organized.

Google has decided to release a new feature to Chromebook owners and general Chrome users who have problems with too many tabs and the disorganization that comes with it. Tab Groups are created with a right-click, and then you can customize them with colors and even group naming. Those who like visual cues to see where work is being done, or to separate work from play will enjoy using this new feature.

How  [Read More…]