Tag Archive: Google


Using Google services on a Chromebox vs. Samsung DeX

The best thing about Google’s services is they truly work anywhere. I don’t have to use a specific operating system — or even a specific web browser. If I have an Internet connection, I can get to my documents and be productive. This extend to my phone’s screen — typing on a six-inch phone takes longer than it does on a proper laptop, but it’s better than nothing.

Samsung’s DeX mode is a great way to have a  [Read More…]

Google teams up to Samsung to make RCS messaging more widely available

Wish your Android phone had iMessages? Well as it turns out, this might soon become a reality. In a blog post this week, Google announced it has partnered up with Samsung to bring Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging to Android devices.

RCS is a next generation SMS protocol that upgrades text messaging. In case you don’t know, the biggest advantage RCS Messaging has over SMS it that it will enable users to send rich, verified messages. This means messages will  [Read More…]

How to measure calories or kilojoules burned in Google Fit

Don’t just workout for the sake of working out. Use Google Fit to track how much energy you’re burning!

Google Fit is a great app to use to keep track of everything fitness-related, from your workouts to your long-term fitness goals. A common goal is burning more calories or kilojoules, and Google Fit can help with these as well.

Here’s how to measures your calories or kilojoules burned in Google Fit!

Products Used In This Guide Any  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone XS Max: Which Should You Buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Android phones, and we happen to know a lot about iOS, too. It’s our mission to set you up with the right phone.

Pixel 2 XL

Google’s finest

$ 849 at Google

Pros Stunning camera Front-facing speakers Best way to experience Android Cons AMOLED Display has problems No wireless charging

If you want the best experience Google can  [Read More…]

Google Home review: After nearly two years, is it still worth it?

Google Home is the original Google Assistant enabled smart speaker. When it launched competition didn’t exist. If you wanted an Assistant enabled speaker, it was your only choice. Since then, there have been several Assistant smart speakers released. Your choices are no longer as limited as they once were. Now the question is, how does Google Home compare when it is no longer your only choice?

Design

The Google Home has a neutral design that blends seamlessly into most rooms.  [Read More…]

How to track any workout with Google Fit

Keeping track of your workout stats has never been easier.

Google Fit just got a big design overhaul, with a focus on motivating you to workout with achievements and an easier-to-use goal interface. Google Fit supports every workout under the sun (even flossing), and tracking these workouts is super simple.

Products Used In This Guide Any Android smartphone Google Play Store: Google Fit (Free) Amazon: TicWatch Pro ($ 250) How to track a workout from your phone  [Read More…]

Google Wifi vs. Eero: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. The majority of our work is also done from a home office, where great Wi-Fi is a must. We’ve tried all these products and know what works best.

Google Wifi

The name you know

$ 257 at Amazon

Pros Whole-house coverage Easy setup Inexpensive App-based administration Secure Cons Google collects data Can’t change settings when the internet is down No dedicated wireless backhaul  [Read More…]

Optoma announces a new projector with Alexa and Google Assistant

If you want to control your home theater with your voice, Optoma’s new projector is for you.

Optoma has announced a new projector aimed at the home market — and with an interesting trick up its sleeve. At first glance, the UHL55 looks a lot like other projectors in this price range: it offers 4K resolution, 1,500 lumens of brightness, HDR10, DCI-P3 and BT.2020 color support, and HDCP 2.2 support for protected content. Unlike other home theater  [Read More…]

Routines are broken on third-party Google Assistant speakers

“OK Google, what the heck happened to my routines?”

Google Assistant has only had custom routines for a few months now, but it’s made quite the impression, especially with the scheduled routines option that rolled out the ability to schedule routines so that they activate on a specific Google Assistant speaker at specific days and times. Scheduled, custom routines make Google Assistant my favorite alarm clock, but there’s been a slight snag in using them the last  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google Pixel 3 event, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and Play Store policy (Episode 24)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the Google’s October 9th Pixel event in New York, Dono’s review of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and Google’s policing of the Play Store.

What we talked about today Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: the best under-the-radar flagship around Google will unveil the Pixel 3 and possibly more on October 9th Google removes Rootless Pixel Launcher from Play  [Read More…]