Tag Archive: Google


Best Car Mounts for Google Pixel

What’s the best car mount for Google Pixel?

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are gorgeous and you’re going to want to hold onto them all the time, but that’s just plain unsafe when you’re driving — and depending where you live, it’s often illegal! You need to pick up a great car mount, and we have some favorites to share with you!

Spigen Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Nite Ize Steelie Anker CD Slot Magnetic  [Read More…]

Action Launcher gets big update with Google Now, Android O features, and more

Fans of Action Launcher, you may want to visit the Play Store, because there’s a pretty significant update that’s now rolling out.

Action Launcher v26 is now rolling out, says developer Chris Lacy. The update is a biggie, adding Google Now integration, Android O features, and more.

First up, you can now enable Google Now with Action Launcher on devices running Lollipop or later. You’ll just need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin and you’ll then be able to  [Read More…]

Google is giving a $1 Play Store credit to some users

Google Play is giving out money.

Google Play has an offer for some select users right now that gives them $ 1 of Play Store credit to use on apps or paid content before the end of September. Not everyone’s getting the lucky offer, but hey, shouldn’t you head to Google Play and check?

Google giving away promotions to only some users is nothing new. A few months back, select users got half off a movie  [Read More…]

Action Launcher is getting Google Now integration and a bunch of Android O features

Action Launcher’s had a lot of big changes recently, and they just keep coming.

Action Launcher went old school with their name, made their Pixel features free by default, a butter-smooth Clock widget, and a more standardized gesture system for App Shortcuts, Covers and Shutters. But as Chris Lacy said in a podcast with Android Central, there was more to come, and it’s coming tonight.

Get ready for some Google Now action.

Action Launcher  [Read More…]

Google Home: Everything you need to know!

Get to know your Google Home!

Google Home works as a hub for making your life easier. From listening to music to getting the news, to using Google Home to stream videos through Chromecast, there is plenty that it can do. With so much going on it can be intimidating at first, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get acquainted.

Keep reading for all the details!

How to adjust the default apps on  [Read More…]

There are great Google Pixel deals available from Woot! and Verizon right now

Now these are the kinds of deals we want to see.

As the rumors start to really heat up surrounding the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, we finally have some substantial discounts on the current-gen phones. Both Woot! and Verizon have really good deals, pricing these phones well below their consistently high starting prices that have held on even several months into their lives.

Woot! has the best deal available right now, although in typical  [Read More…]

YouTube and Google Play Music merger confirmed by company official

Present at the New Music Seminar in New York, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen confirmed the ad-free YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge into a new subscription service. Cohen explained the two services need to be integrated with each other in order to educate customers and attract new subscribers. Currently, Google’s […]

Debugging a killer launcher feature: Why Google Now on third-party launchers has to jump through hoops

Google Now’s feed is a killer launcher feature with a killer requirement.

Months ago when Google announced it would be retiring the Google Now Launcher, it also announced that it was releasing code from that launcher for manufacturers to build their own version with, allowing them to put a Google Now page in their pre-loaded launcher. As expected, this code is something third-party launchers would love to play with, and it’s already been implemented by Nova Launcher  [Read More…]

Google Instant Search is dead

Google wants search to be consistent across all devices, and that means killing off Instant Search after seven years.

First launched just way back in 2010, Google Instant Search was supposed to be the future of search, saving countless precious seconds each day by loading results dynamically as you typed, freeing users from the chains of the enter key. The feature was big news at the time — and not just in the tech world, but the  [Read More…]

Essential Accessories For Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Perfect partners for your Pixel.

So you’ve just dropped a chunk of cash on a shiny new Pixel or Pixel XL — or maybe you’re a longtime Pixel user who’s been enjoying the phone since launch. In either case, a complete loadout of accessories is important.

Google has a wide range of first-party accessories for its first own-branded handset, and we’ve also rounded up some top essentials from elsewhere. Take a look!

Daydream View Google Live  [Read More…]