Tag Archive: Google


Google might be working on a loyalty program for the Play Store

Do you often buy apps, games or music albums from the Google Play Store? Well, then we have some good news for you. According to 9to5Google who spotted evidence in the latest Play Store build, it seems like Google is working on a new loyalty program called Google Play Points.

The program is meant for people who purchase content from the Play Store including music, movies, TV shows, books and of course, apps.  To give you an example, someone making  [Read More…]

Sick and tired of the Google Assistant? Here’s how to deactivate it

The Google Assistant was a hot new feature of Allo, Google’s messaging service which debuted back in May 2016. The virtual helper has come a long way since then, by adding tons of new features and expanding to smartphones, tablets, speakers and more.

If you own an Android handset, it probably has the Google Assistant on board. But while the AI-infused wing-man can be very helpful in some situations, you’ve probably already experienced the annoying instances in which the Assistant  [Read More…]

Win a Google Pixel 2 and Brother multi-function printer!

We recently published a post on how mobile printing is in 2018 and how it has come such a long way over the last few years. Thanks to the Mopria Alliance, the out-of-box experience for devices running Android 8.0 or newer means you can print from your phone just as easily as you would from your PC.

If you haven’t had the chance to read the post entitled “Printing from an Android phone is easy thanks to Mopria“, we certainly  [Read More…]

No, Google won’t be releasing a Pixel Watch this year

Instead, Google’s focusing on helping third-party brands with their own watches.

Ever since a rumor surfaced this past May, it’s been expected that Google would debut its first Pixel-branded smartwatch alongside the Pixel 3 this fall (a Pixel Watch, if you will). Recent developments in Wear OS have led us to believe that 2018 would finally be the year, and now…

… it’s been confirmed that there is no Pixel Watch.

During IFA in Berlin, Tom’s Guide  [Read More…]

Google pulling Android Messages update is a breach of trust

Google recently pushed an update out that brought its new Material Theme and dark UI to Android Messages. Users were happy to see this new version of the app hit their phones. Unfortunately, the excitement was short lived. Less than 48 hours after the update, Google pulled the new UI back with no explanation via a server-side regression.

Downgrading a new version of an app isn’t uncommon. Developers find small bugs after the fact all the time and recommend users  [Read More…]

Eletrolux announces Google Assistant support for smart ovens early next year

What’s the point of a smart home if Google Assistant support isn’t available? Is a product truly “smart” if you can’t tell your Google Home to control it?

Existentialism aside, Electrolux announced that future smart ovens will feature Google Assistant support. While the smart-ifying of common household appliances is often frowned upon (as they get more complicated, more annoying, less secure, and potentially even less reliable), this one makes sense.

How many times have you left the house and realized you  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google Pixel 3 leaks, Sony Xperia ZX3, and BlackBerry’s new cost-efficient option (Episode 23)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the new BlackBerry Key2 LE, Sony’s new flagship device, and some brand new Pixel 3 (not XL) leaks.

What we talked about today The KEY 2 LE is the new more affordable phone from BlackBerry Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 with a display powered by Sony Bravia TV technology The Pixel 3 (non-XL) leaks More news Xiaomi Mi  [Read More…]

The Google Assistant can now speak two languages at once

It works with English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese.

So far, IFA 2018’s been a pretty big deal for Google. Wear OS is confirmed to get a brand-new UI starting next month and the Google Home Max is finally making its way to the United Kingdom.

Now, Google’s announced that the Google Assistant is officially bilingual starting today.

Google’s been steadily updating the Assistant to work with more and more languages, and with the new bilingual feature,  [Read More…]

Google debuts all-new Wear OS interface with Google Assistant feed

An all-new way to get to the core features of your smartwatch.

Wear OS hasn’t been the most exciting platform the last few years, even back to when it was still called Android Wear. The interface has always focused on notifications and simplicity, but kind of lost its way when Google decided to make its watches feel more standalone and focus on apps. Now, Google’s restoring some of the simplicity with an all-new interface for Wear OS.

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Hot Take: New LG G7’s, Google Assistant’s new tricks, and a new Pixelbook? (Episode 22)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the new LG G7 variants, Nest x Yale’s Google Assistant integration, and the rumors around a new Pixelbook.

What we talked about today Two more LG G7 phones are coming to IFA, the G7 One and G7 Fit Google adds Google Assistant integration to the Nest x Yale smart lock Pixelbook 2, likely the Atlas detachable 4K Chromebook,  [Read More…]