Tag Archive: Google


How to send and request money using Google Pay

Bob still owe you for pizza last night? Send him this article.

If you’ve got an Android phone, Google Pay is the go-to app for all things mobile payments. You can use it to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, store your boarding passes and event tickets, house your gift cards, and send money to friends/family.

There are a number of apps that allow you to send and receive money from your contacts, but the  [Read More…]

Google rumored to be working on a health assistant for smartwatches called Coach

With the Pixel Watch closer to release, a new report has revealed that Google might be working on a health and fitness assistant for wearables called Google Coach.

According to the Android Police who received the tip, Google Coach will be more than a simple tool for tracking your workouts. Like the Google Assistant, the upcoming personal trainer will also use AI to learn about your behavior and then suggest ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Internally known as Project  [Read More…]

Google intros Android 9 Pie (Go edition), will become available this fall

Last year, Google launched a stripped back version of its mobile operating system designed for low-spec smartphones. The promise behind Android Go was pretty simple. Built on Android Oreo, this version was meant to run better on phones with either 512MB or 1GB of RAM.

Google said that every Android release would have an Android Go configuration. And with Android 9.0 Pie out and about, Google has this week announced the updated Go variant.

It’s called Android 9 Pie (Go  [Read More…]

Everyone in the U.S. can now sign up for Google One

Google’s replacement for paid Drive plans is ready for primetime.

This past May, Google announced that it was taking its paid Drive storage plans and rebranding them as “Google One.” The service has been accepting new members on a limited basis since then, but starting today, it’s opening up to everyone in the United States.

In a blog post that was published on August 15, Google noted that:

Recently, we introduced Google One, a plan that gives you  [Read More…]

Google promises a fix to solve Pixel charging issue on Android 9

Update: Google has been made aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. In a statement sent to The Verge, the search giant said the following:

“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD  [Read More…]

Google still tracks your location even when you turn off Location History

Mother Google is always watching.

Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called “Your Timeline.” Your Timeline uses Location History to create a private view of your exact whereabouts on any given day, and while it’s a pretty neat feature, can be a bit much for privacy-conscious users.

You can disable this by turning off Location History for your Google account, but  [Read More…]

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn’t need to know.

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is no SIM card inside, the phone is in constant contact with cellular towers as long as it’s turned on and one or more are in range. When you add some smarts to the mix and  [Read More…]

Report: Google will continue tracking you, even if you told it not to

We all know that Google tracks us. But what you don’t know is that the search giant will do so even after you’ve told it not to.

Google does give you the option to turn Location History off. Yet according to a recent paper, this act might not have the intended effect of wiping your tracks completely.

An investigation led by researchers at Princeton Universe and reported by the Associated Press revealed that Google services on Android continue to store  [Read More…]

Here is a list of all the Google Assistant speakers, headphones, and displays you can buy

When Google Assistant first made the leap from your phone to another device in 2016 your choice was simple. Either buy a Google Home speaker or nothing. Since then times have changed, and the product line has grown from speakers to headphones to even smart displays. There have never been more options than there are today with more always coming.

In the beginning, having just one speaker seemed like plenty but as time has gone on their uses have expanded  [Read More…]

The 4 best smart plugs for Alexa and Google Home

Save on your summer energy costs with the right smart plugs that work with both Google Home and Alexa.

Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers are so popular these days that we’ve crossed over from the early adopters to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional if you’re like me you might not be convinced which assistant is right for you — that’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Home speakers set  [Read More…]