Tag Archive: Google


Apple, Facebook, Google, and more are meeting to talk data privacy

The Information Technology Industry council, of which many of the largest tech companies in the world are members, is meeting this week to discuss growing concerns about privacy.

According to a report by Axios, the Information Technology Industry Council — a Washington trade group that represents major tech companies — is planning to meet in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk consumer privacy online and how to best handle the growing concern surrounding the topic post-Facebook’s Cambridge  [Read More…]

Google is adding DRM to all Android apps, but it’s for the right reasons

Metadata will be added to application files when they are digitally signed and built. That’s a lot of letters to say DRM.

Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that’s the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can’t install an application that hasn’t been signed during its final build, so that means that all apps built using the  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversations with Google Assistant on your Google Home

Saying “Hey, Google” all the time is so 2017.

As magical and futuristic as the Google Home often is, having to repeatedly say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google” each time you want to talk to it can get very annoying very quickly.

Thankfully, with the release of Continued Conversations, Google’s offering a solution to this pain point. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will keep listening to you for a short period of time so you can  [Read More…]

Deal: Google is sending out promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL

The person whose code you use also gets a $ 50 Google Store credit.

Even though the Pixel 3 is right around the corner, Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL are still excellent phones worth picking up in mid-2018 — especially when you find a deal like this.

Google’s begun sending out emails that contain promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and they’re meant for you to share with someone that’s been  [Read More…]

You can now talk to Google Home without saying ‘Hey, Google’ every time

The feature can be enabled in the Google Assistant app.

Google announced a lot of new features for the Assistant during I/O this past May, and today one of the most exciting — Continued Conversations — is widely rolling out to all users.

As it currently stands, you need to say “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” each and every time you ask your Google Home a question or issue a command to it. With Continued Conversations, your  [Read More…]

How to use Google Podcasts

Need some help navigating Google’s new Podcasts app? We’ve got you 👍

After launching a podcast interface in the Google Search app in mid-March, Google’s finally come out with a proper, standalone app for keeping up to date with all of your favorite audio-only shows.

Google Podcasts is a very simple app, but even so, it can be helpful knowing exactly how to make your way through it. As such, we’ve put together a short list of  [Read More…]

Google Podcasts app is official and now available in the Play Store

In the past months, we’ve seen Google do much development in the background dealing with podcasts. The company has been updating the UI and functionality of podcasts that you can find in Search. Now they have released the official app for podcasts, so you don’t have to do the roundabout “add to home screen” method.

This new Google Podcast app, though, is essentially the same as the previous method uncovered earlier in the year — an Assistant shortcut. Similar to  [Read More…]