Tag Archive: Google

Google pledges over $800 million in coronavirus crisis response fund

The pandemic is savaging small businesses and communities. Google wants to help.

What you need to know Google has pledged over $ 800 million towards coronavirus crisis response. As part of that, it will apportion $ 250 million in ad grants for health agencies like the WHO to help educate local communities. It will also fund research into coronavirus treatments like vaccines as well as throw its weight behind the production of face masks and ventilators.

As  [Read More…]

YouTube and other Google services go down for many

And no, you still can’t go outside.

What you need to know YouTube and other Google services are down. Users began reporting being unable to stream or comment on March 26th. The outage appears to be concentrated around the United States, Western Europe, and Japan.

Always a regular source of entertainment and distraction, YouTube has suddenly gone down. Reports began flooding social media and DownDetector on March 26th as users found themselves unable to upload videos, stream  [Read More…]

Google Stadia Pro subscribers get Serious Sam Collection and more soon

Stadia Pro is about to get even better!

What you need to know Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service. It’s getting a lot of interesting games in the coming months. Stadia Pro subscribers gain access to the Serious Sam Collection and more in April. You can purchase a Stadia bundle for $ 130 through the Google Store.

Google Stadia is a next-generation cloud game streaming platform that launched late last year. For $ 10 a  [Read More…]

Cut back on expenses by cancelling those unused Google Play subscriptions

The Google Play store offers millions of amazing apps, books, games, and videos, and we have probably downloaded at least half of them here at Android Central! Many of us have subscriptions that are run through Google Play, and like you, we’re looking to cut back on some personal spending during these tough economic times. I’ll show you how easy Google makes it to cancel a subscription through the Google Play app and website, so you can save  [Read More…]

OnePlus Pay mobile payment service is finally here to challenge Google Pay

The service is currently compatible only with HydrogenOS.

What you need to know OnePlus’ mobile payments service has been launched in China. Currently, the new payment service is only available on OnePlus 7T series phones. The service is expected to become available in India and the U.S. eventually.

In September last year, when it launched the OnePlus 7T series phones, the Chinese smartphone maker announced that its mobile payment service would arrive in 2020. The OnePlus Pay  [Read More…]

Learn how to work Google Duo like a boss

These tips and tricks will turn you into a Google Duo pro!

I’ve been extolling the virtues of Google Duo recently, as I’ve found it to be one of the best video chatting platforms not only on Android, but across Android, iOS, and the web (heck, I can even make calls from my Chromebook!). As I’ve been using it more and more, I’ve found several neat tips and tricks that I wanted to share (15 tips and  [Read More…]

Kodi removed from Google Search over seemingly false copyright claim

The copyright claim also targeted VLC Media Player.

What you need to know Both Kodi and VLC Media Player were recently targeted by a seemingly erroneous copyright claim. The requests pertaining to the latter were denied. Kodi, however, was sanctioned, and its downloads page was removed from Google’s search results.

Two of the most popular media players, Kodi and VLC, were in for a surprise this week, as a Turkish media company, beIN Media Group, issued takedown  [Read More…]

Is Google Wifi still a smart upgrade for your network?

Best answer: Google Wifi is still capable of delivering solid Wi-Fi speeds in a mesh thanks to consistent software updates and compatibility with newer hardware. Whether you are expanding an existing Google or Nest Wifi mesh or building one from scratch, Google Wifi is still a great choice, although if you have the cash we recommend going with Nest for faster speeds.

True mesh Wifi: Google Wifi System ($ 99 at Amazon) Same family but faster: Nest  [Read More…]

Google Photos will now show you exactly where an image came from

The feature is currently only available on the Photos web app, unfortunately.

What you need to know Google is adding new ‘uploaded from’ and ‘shared by’ categories to images’ metadata in Photos. As the names suggest, these bits of information can help you more quickly identify where an image comes from. The change is only live in the Photos web app, however, with no word on when/if the iOS and Android apps will also get the feature.  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2020, including the planned livestream, is completely canceled

This year’s I/O is officially done for.

What you need to know Google has canceled all of its I/O 2020 plans. The company cites the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus as the reason. Previously, Google was planning to host a livestream in place of a physical event.

It’s official — Google I/O 2020 is no more. The reason? COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The news broke on March 20 via the Google Developers account on Twitter, with the company saying:

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