Tag Archive: Google


At Google I/O, an Apple fan discovers the importance of cross-platform support

I’m iPhone and you’re Android so we can’t be friends — that’s such a backward sentiment and it’s time we stop thinking that way.

If you wonder what it feels like to be an Apple fan in a sea of Android enthusiasts, you might be surprised to know that it’s really no different from being surrounded by people who are like-minded about the operating system they prefer. In other words, we all love technology and have the  [Read More…]

Google One is replacing Drive for paid online storage

The service also comes with expert help, Play credits, and more.

Google I/O may be over, but that doesn’t mean Google-centric announcements stop. Today, the search giant announced that it’s upgrading its paid Drive storage plans under a new Google One moniker.

Similar to what you can get with Drive storage right now, Google One will allow users to buy additional space in the cloud for housing all of your files across Google Photos, Gmail, and Drive.  [Read More…]

I’m ecstatic to live in a Google Duplex world

Step aside, Hal.

By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Google Duplex. During its annual I/O developer conference on May 8, Google debuted its Duplex technology by showing it calling a hair salon and restaurant to make an appointment and reservation on someone’s behalf.

In both instances, the AI was able to have a natural conversation with the human on the other end, understand what they were saying, and get everything booked just like  [Read More…]

Google Assistant: Everything you need to know

There’s a lot going on with the Google Assistant — let’s break down the important stuff.

In May 2016, we got our very first taste of the Google Assistant with the debut of Allo. The Assistant was a big draw to Allo at the time, with Google marketing it as a helpful bot that could make restaurant reservations, search the web, and more within your conversations.

Since then, the Assistant has gained heaps of new features and  [Read More…]

What’s new in Chrome OS and Chromebooks at Google I/O 2018

There’s more to Chrome than enterprise and education.

Google’s other platform is just as exciting as Android, and these days the two are closer together than ever. Here’s what’s new in Chrome and Chromebooks at Google I/O 2018.

What did Google announce about Chrome OS at I/O 2018?

Google I/O 2018 didn’t have much news surrounding Chrome. Whether our expectations were too high or if the platform just didn’t need much attention right now is best left  [Read More…]

Google needs to regulate how its computers talk to people, or the government will

Much of what Google does with AI scares people, and they will want something done.

With an AI here and AI there, here an AI there an AI everywhere an AI, Old McGoogle has a new farm. One it has been working on for a long time and still isn’t finished with. Making computers in secret server rooms teach themselves how to act like people. Notice I said act and not think; AI and Machine Learning aren’t  [Read More…]

Google Drive: How to upload, download, view, and share files and documents

How do I use Google Drive on Android?

Google Drive is one of the handiest cloud storage services around, giving you 15GB of free space, which you can access from just about any device with an internet connection. The age of USB thumb drives is over.

When you set up your Android phone, you would have been prompted to add your Google account, which is all you need to use Google Drive. Here’s how to set up  [Read More…]

Google Duplex will let people know it’s not human

Duplex will have “disclosure built-in.”

Google Duplex undeniably stole the show at this year’s I/O, but while plenty of people were thrilled to see the new technology, others were troubled by what they saw.

During I/O’s opening keynote, Google showed its Duplex system calling a hair salon and restaurant to make an appointment and reservation. Duplex spoke with the human on the other end of the call, filled the conversation with natural pauses/questions, and even said “uh”  [Read More…]

Google plans to make slow security patches a thing of the past

According to a new report Google will soon require Android device manufacturers to roll out regular security updates, to minimize security risks.

The post Google plans to make slow security patches a thing of the past appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Google Drive gets an updated desktop UI to match the new Gmail

The new look is rolling out to all users now.

Late last month, Google started rolling out one of the biggest redesigns we’ve ever seen for the Gmail desktop site. Just a couple of weeks later, Google Drive is now getting similar treatment.

Announced in the G Suite Updates blog, Drive is getting this new look to better align itself with the visual changes we’ve been seeing in a bunch of Google’s apps, such as Gmail, News,  [Read More…]