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Your online filing cabinet: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

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Best Overall Google Drive

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Pros 15 GB storage space Access to Google One apps Cons Shared storage Slower syncing

Google Drive includes access to the most essential programs like Docs and Gmail. Its free account gives you 15 GB of shared storage space with options to increase storage to 30TB.

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Pros Block syncing Referral program Cons Less storage space No spreadsheets  [Read More…]

Google Photos is finally getting face grouping across Europe

Face grouping will automatically sort photos of friends and family into an album for you.

What you need to know Google Photos is rolling out face grouping to users in Europe. Face grouping will create albums automatically for you by scanning and identifying the faces in them. If you don’t like Google scanning faces in your photos, the feature can be disabled in the settings.

Google Photos is one of Google’s most successful apps, and for good  [Read More…]

You can now use Google Photos to search for text within your pictures

The AI-powered feature is currently available only on some Android devices.

What you need to know Google Photos will soon let you search your library for text within photos and screenshots. The feature utilizes Google Lens’ Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to find text within photos. It has reportedly started rolling out for Android users and will soon be available on iOS as well as the Google Photos web client.

Google is bringing the optical character recognition  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock gets long-overdue Google Photos support

Lenovo’s cute Smart Clock picks up a couple of the most glaring omissions from it’s launch.

What you need to know Google Photos adds picture frame qualities. Continued Conversation reduces required hot word usage.

The Google Nest Hub line and its counterpart, Smart Displays from some Google partners, are great products. One of the newest additions to that family is the Lenovo Smart Clock. Its small form factor and inclusion of Google Assistant makes it a fantastic  [Read More…]

Brighter, whiter Google Play redesign rolls out after months of testing

This new store is cleaner, brighter, and absolutely killing my eyes during midnight app binges.

What you need to know New Google Play UI is rolling out on Android and Chromebooks. New design is cleaner, uses new font, and moves the section carousel to bottom tabs. New update also brings customized store lisitng options for app developers.

The Google Play Store seems to go through a redesign about once or twice a year, but the new UI  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini to be replaced by better-sounding ‘Nest Mini’ this fall

What you need to know Google will replace the aging Google Home Mini with a Nest-branded ‘Mini’ speaker this fall It will reportedly have better sound and a built-in wall mount for kitchens It will also reportedly have a 3.5mm headphone jack input

There’s a good chance you own a Google Home Mini. While Google owns only a quarter of the U.S. smart home speaker market, the company’s been practically giving away the $ 50 speaker for the  [Read More…]

Is this the beginning of the end for Google Play Music?

It looks like Google may be planning to draw curtains on Play Music very soon.

What you need to know Google has removed the ability to gift Play Music subscriptions with the latest version of the app for Android. You can still gift a Google Play Music subscription using the web version or an older version of the Android app. Google has already confirmed that it plans to eventually replace Play Music with YouTube Music.

Earlier this  [Read More…]

Trump accuses Google of ‘manipulating’ millions of votes in 2016 election

Trump did not provide any solid evidence to back up his claim.

What you need to know President Donald Trump has claimed that Google manipulated results of the 2016 election. Responding to the allegation, Google has said that Trump was referring to an old report that had already been debunked. Trump has been targeting Google since months, claiming it has an anti-conservative bias.

U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that Google “manipulated” results of the 2016 election  [Read More…]

Google Go is now available on the Play Store for everyone

You can download the lightweight app for free right now.

What you need to know Google Go is a lightweight version of the regular Google app and uses less storage/data. It was first launched in 2017 for select countries as part of the Android Go program. As of August 20, 2019, it’s available worldwide for everyone to download via the Play Store.

Back in 2017 when Google launched the Android Go program, it created an assortment of  [Read More…]

Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]