Tag Archive: Google


Google makes Android Q developer beta available to Pixel phones

Google has released its first official preview of Android Q for developers, making it available in a beta version. This follows the pattern that has emerged with the last few builds of Android where an early look arrives in the first part of the year well ahead of general release.

In an interesting twist, the Android Q beta is being offered up to all three generations of the Pixel phones. Some had anticipated that Google might try to provide the  [Read More…]

Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are experiencing an outage

Several Google services are impacted as users are unable to access Gmail, YouTube, Drive, and Play Music.

If you’re unable to send emails in Gmail or upload files to Drive, you’re not alone. Google seems to be experiencing an outage that is affecting several of its services, with the issue affecting customers across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. According to Down Detector, Gmail and YouTube started seeing disruptions at 10PM ET on March 12.

The  [Read More…]

Google says it will unveil ‘future of gaming’ at GDC 2019

What’s Google up to?

Ever since Google announced “Project Stream” in partnership with Ubisoft, gamers everywhere have been clamoring to learn more about the company’s gaming ambitions. Today, Google announced that it would reveal what it considers to be the “future of gaming” at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 later this month. The corporation has never had a strong gaming presence in the past, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens next week.

There  [Read More…]

Klipsch THE THREE with Google Assistant review

Klipsch has been making speakers for decades and knows its stuff, particularly when it comes to audio quality. Now the American brand has combined its audio prowess with Google Assistant and retro design to deliver The Three with Google Assistant.

Design

Almost every Google Assistant speaker these days is nothing more than plastic and fabric. What do you do if you want something made with more premium materials and a classic design? Enter THE THREE with Google Assistant from Klipsch.

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PODCAST: Why you should consider switching to Google Fi

Google Fi, formerly known as Project Fi, is one of our favorite wireless service providers. Why? For a variety of reasons, really.

Some days it’s the simple billing and management from the website and app. Other days it’s because of the seamless coverage between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi. VPN protected data, inexpensive data, and bill protection are other reasons we’re fans of Google Fi.

If you’re not familiar with Google Fi, or perhaps may have some lingering questions, we  [Read More…]

Power your smart home with Google’s Home Hub and a free Google Home Mini

Have Google Assistant available everywhere with this bundle.

Best Buy has an awesome deal today only on Google Home products, offering the newly-released Google Home Hub bundled with a free Google Home Mini for a total of $ 149. That’ll save you $ 49 — the regular price of the Mini smart speaker which will be added to your cart automatically. The deal applies to the Chalk and Charcoal versions of the Google Home Hub, meaning you  [Read More…]

JBL Everest 710GA review: Buy for sound, not for Google Assistant

JBL has become a strong supporter of Google Assistant technology over the years. As a self-described audiophile and fan of Google Assistant, this couldn’t make me happier. JBL started with smart speakers and soon moved onto connected headphones.

They were one of the first to release a smart display and later this year JBL will even have a Google Assistant Android TV soundbar. That will have to wait for another day though, today we’re here to talk about the JBL  [Read More…]

What’s the difference between Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

Over 80% of Americans now own a smartphone with the number continuing to grow. With this trend towards mobile computing, carrying our entire lives inside a single, pocketable device is also becoming the norm. Something that’s inherently affected by this is how we pay for things. There’s been a race between the big 3 mobile giants to dominate that market as well as the handset you carry.

And since we are an Android site, we will take a shot at  [Read More…]

Will my Google Home work on hotel Wi-Fi?

Best answer: Google Home works anywhere you can get an internet connection, but hotels make it a bit harder to use due to network management practices. A nice travel router solves this.

Buy Google Home: Google Home ($ 100 at Best Buy) Buy Travel Router: TP-LINK Travel Router ($ 30 at Amazon) Hotels don’t like devices talking to each other

Many people have had issues using devices like the Google Home on hotel Wi-Fi, so  [Read More…]

Turns out you can remap the Bixby button to open Google Assistant

Available for the Note 8, Note 9, S8, S9, and S10 series.

Just about a week ago, Samsung confirmed something pretty exciting — it was going to finally let users remap the Bixby button on their Galaxy phones. As of February 28, 2019, a software update is rolling out that enables this functionality.

After you download and install the update, you’ll find new options in the Bixby Key settings on your device. With these controls, you can  [Read More…]