Tag Archive: Google


How to set up and customize Google Assistant

Make it yours, and you’ll get a lot more out of the experience.

While Google Assistant made its official debut with Allo, it wasn’t until the release of the Pixel that we’ve seen more of what Google has in store for their personal AI assistant. Now, Google Assistant has rolled out to all Android phones running on Marshmallow or later.

There are so many ways to use the Assistant throughout the day, from getting a daily briefing  [Read More…]

Google drops latest Android P Dev Preview with Dark Mode and more

It’s been almost two months since the first Android P Developer Preview was released in the wild. Google has just released the latest preview, coming with a build number of PPP4.180612.004. This update is available now for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

While you may think this is just another boring update, you would definitely be wrong. Thanks to our friends at Droid Life, we know about a slew of new features that have arrived.

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Maxboost Google Pixel 2 Wallet Case review: Cheap, stylish, and functional

Maxboost’s case holds three cards, cash, and nice faux leather finish.

No matter who you are, chances are you’ve got a wallet for storing your plastic/cash and a case for keeping your phone safe while on the go. These two things work great on their own, but if you want to live an ultra-minimalistic life, picking up a wallet case gives you the freedom of never having to carry a wallet again while still having a safe  [Read More…]

Google reportedly planning to launch a game platform to rival PlayStation and Xbox

Google is said to be working on a game streaming service and an Android-based gaming console.

It looks like Google is planning to launch a game streaming service to take on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox. We’ve been hearing rumors of a subscription-based game streaming service — codenamed Yeti — from as far back as February, with the company said to be working on an Android-based gaming console to complement the streaming service.

Jason Schreier over  [Read More…]

Totallee Google Pixel 2 Case Review: The perfect case for people that hate cases

Totallee’s slim Pixel 2 case is totally worth your money.

I hate cases. I know they’re important to use and often do a great job at protecting your phone, but I can’t stand the added bulk or weight they usually add. As such, when I came across the Totallee case on Amazon, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP.

Totallee designed a case that offers basic protection from small drops and bumps without  [Read More…]

No, you’re not the only one having issues with your Google Home [Updated]

The Home Mini and Chromecast are also derping.

Update: Google says it is rolling out a fix for misbehaving Google Home units and Chromecasts, but to speed up the process, you should reboot your device.

We have a fix for Google Home and Chromecast. It will automatically roll out within the next 6 hours. To get back up and running now, reboot your device → https://t.co/CM4ov63F46. Thanks for sticking with us!

— Made by Google (@madebygoogle)  [Read More…]

Google Calendar gets new out of office and work hour tools

Rolling out to all G Suite users in the next couple weeks.

Google spent a lot of time at I/O talking about its new focus on helping people with their digital wellbeing, and the latest efforts with this initiative come in the form of a couple new features for Google Calendar.

When making an event on Calendar, you’ll see a new “Out of Office” event type. When you select this, the event will have a different appearance  [Read More…]

All Google Home speakers now support Spanish

The Google Home and Home Mini are also launching in Mexico today.

Google’s Home speakers are fantastic, and today, they’re getting a big accessibility update with Spanish being added as an officially supported language.

There are three different versions of Spanish you can choose from based on your location, including Spain, Mexico, and the United States. If you want to enable Spanish on your Home speaker, just open the Google Home app on your phone and tap  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

Google Maps gains more personal exploration tools

Google on Tuesday announced an update to its Google Maps app for mobile devices. Available now, it provides more accurate and useful information.

The refreshed Google Maps will provide users with trending lists curated from local experts and by way of Google’s algorithms. Now it’s easier than ever to find the best burger joint in a particular area.

Speaking of which, you can use Google Maps to track your personal progress as you  [Read More…]