Tag Archive: Google


How to manually tag people and faces in Google Photos

One of the best parts about Google Photos is the automatic face tagging feature, which makes it easy to quickly find photos of your friends without having to scroll aimlessly through years of backups. Up until recently, though, you could only label faces Google Photos had already detected. Now, you can add those face tags yourself, with a few caveats.

How to manually tag faces

Tagging faces is a great way to easily index your photos, but before,  [Read More…]

Apple and Google asked if apps must disclose foreign ties

There are concerns about Chinese investment in apps like TikTok.

What you need to know Apple and Google have been asked about the disclosure mobile apps must provide regarding overseas ties. The chair of a U.S. congressional panel has written to both companies on the issue. Rep. Stephen Lynch cited recent press reports of national security risks over the data of U.S. Citizens.

Chair of a U.S. congressional panel Rep. Stephen Lynch has written to Apple and  [Read More…]

Google says all U.S. users should now have RCS enabled

You’ll need to update both Google Messages and Carrier Services for the change to take effect.

What you need to know Google has finally completed the process of rolling out RCS to users in the U.S. The company is well ahead of its previous promise of broad availability by the end of the year. Updates to both Google Messages and the Carrier Services app may be required to enable the new chat experience.

Earlier in the week,  [Read More…]

How to set parental controls on Google Play

Google Play has millions of apps, movies, and books available — and not all of it is family-friendly.

The Google Play Store is a vast marketplace filled with tons of great kid-friendly content, but there’s also some things on here that are decidedly not kid-friendly. If you just got your kid an Android phone that they’ll be managing rather than being under your Family Link profile, you can still set parental controls on Google Play to keep  [Read More…]

Save storage with Google Photos by deleting local copies and screenshots

A quick and easy way to open uo storage.

Google Photos is an absolutely incredible service that backs up all of your photos and videos you’ve ever taken, completely free of charge — at least, so long as you’re okay with slightly compressed versions of your shots. For full-resolution uploads, you’ll need to dip into your limited cloud storage space, which means paying for more when you run out.

Of course, even if you pay for extra  [Read More…]

The best controller for Stadia isn’t the one sold by Google… for now

Best answer: Google Stadia gives players the freedom to play on a Pixel phone, through a Chrome browser on PC or Mac, or on any TV with a Chromecast Ultra. Currently, Google’s Stadia controller is your only option for playing Stadia games on your TV. For Stadia gaming on a Pixel or PC, you’re better off using an Xbox One controller or any Bluetooth controller you may already own and love.

A versatile controller: Xbox One controller  [Read More…]

Unlock a new career in Google Cloud with this mastery bundle

You might not realize it, but you interact with AI technology on a regular basis. And if you do, chances are good that you take it for granted. Whether it’s a Spotify playlist, an Alexa reply, or one of the myriad cool things Google Assistant does, it’s powered by AI and cloud technology.

More and more, companies are turning to cloud technology for AI applications, and that means the demand for developers and architects is steadily rising.

The Google Cloud  [Read More…]

Google Fi is giving a free Nest Mini to all subscribers as a holiday gift

Offer expires on December 31, 2019.

What you need to know Google Fi is gifting subscribers a free Nest Mini for the holidays. According to 9to5Google, it is the new 2019 model that features better sound and double the bass. Offer is open to U.S. residents over the age of 18 that are Fi subscribers and in good standing as of December 9, 2019.

Over the years, Google’s MVNO phone service has given out gifts in December  [Read More…]

Google brings Assistant support and more to Arabic users

15 new countries are getting access to the Assistant.

What you need to know Google is improving its support for countries that speak Arabic as a primary language. It’s bringing Google Assistant to 15 more countries as a result. Maps will also get added safety features.

Google has announced improved support for Arabic speaking results. It’s making updates to Assistant, Search, and Maps.

First, let’s start with the most significant feature — Assistant. Google’s bringing support for  [Read More…]

Here’s how to ensure you get the best performance playing Google Stadia

Google designed Stadia to be a flexible gaming streaming service that allows you play AAA games across multple platforms. It set high expectations, talking up 4K stream quality at 60 frames per second (FPS) from a standard internet connection. Needless to say, things have not gone so smoothly with the launch.Many gamers reported poor streaming performance and other issues. However, that’s not to say that Stadia can’t deliver on its promised performance. It just may take some tweaking  [Read More…]