Tag Archive: Google


Google flexes machine learning muscles with new features for Gboard

Gboard update includes new enhancements to make typing and searching easier.

Google has added some fun and helpful new features to Gboard, which highlight its latest machine learning capabilities. In a blog post, Google showed off a new doodle-search function for emojis, predictive phrase suggestions for texting, and enhanced results for searches made from within the keyboard.

Look for the enhanced feature to pop up in the latest update for Gboard in the Google Play Store.

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The next 18:9 ratio phone will come from Google

The Pixel 2 is popping into the rumor mill with some frequency these days. Slowly but surely the aura of mystery is lifting and we’re starting to an idea of what the Pixel 2 will be like. German website WinFuture has spotted the Pixel XL 2 in the GFXBench database with most of its specifications […]

Death and the (Google) photo in your wallet

A few words about an extraordinary woman.

Last week, at 94 years, my grandmother Annette passed away. It was a peaceful passing, in her sleep, after only a brief illness. For that, I’m grateful. In her life, she was a mother and wife whose empathy and patience was bottomless; a generous friend and advocate for those around her; and a brilliant and award-winning chemistry teacher.

When I was 12 years old, she emigrated from South Africa to  [Read More…]

Google needs to build a Chrome tablet

Developers needs the right tool to get their products ready for the future of computing, and Google is the company that needs to build it.

Many people reading this will have paid at least a passing interest to Apple’s WWDC 2017 announcements. Among all the hyperbole and salesmanship in the keynote address there was one thing that became clear: the iPad is closer than ever to the only “computer” most of us need. Apple is serious about  [Read More…]

Google is making it easier for carriers to communicate over RCS

Google “hub” model allows carriers to implement RCS with ease.

RCS is a next-generation communication protocol with read receipts, group chat, support for high-definition images, and more. The goal with RCS is to bring SMS and MMS to feature parity with the likes of Facebook Messenger, and Google has been leading the charge on that front. Earlier this year, the company rebranded Messenger to Android Messages, making it the de facto messaging app for RCS.

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Google introduces reCAPTCHA Android API to keep mobile apps safer from bot abuse

Adding reCAPTCHA functionality is but another tool for Android developers to keep their apps secure.

Machine learning and security were big themes at Google I/O, including making the Google Play Protect service more visible to users. In a recent post on the Android Developers Blog, Google has announced the first reCAPTCHA Android API as part of Google Play Services.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past 10 years, you’ve surely run into Google’s  [Read More…]

Google releases Android O Developer Preview 3 for Pixels and Nexuses, OTAs starting soon

Get on that latest build.

Just a month after releasing the second Android O Developer Preview, we now have the third Dev Preview release — which importantly marks final APIs and an official SDK for developers to build apps for Android O. For the non-developers among us, it also means we get a better look at Android O in a closer-to-complete state in terms of interface and features.

Though we expected the third Dev Preview to land  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 leaks reveals bezel-less display

In a few months, Google will unveil its next-gen Pixel device(s) and naturally, we can’t wait to see how the search giant’s new phones will look like. Well, today we get to glimpse into the future. A leaked picture allegedly showing the Pixel 2 made an appearance today via the Chinese website Sina. We’ve been […]

Google Chrome’s latest update helps soup it up for more robust web apps

With every new update, Google appears to be readying Chrome for a future where few “real” apps exist.

If you’re an Android user, Google Chrome is probably your mobile browser of choice. And if it is, then this latest update might get you excited about a future where you don’t even have to worry about having an entire app installed to get to its best functionality. Many of Chrome 59’s new features  [Read More…]

Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel

As usual, the curved screen of the Google Pixel makes finding a tempered glass screen protector that much harder.

Looking to keep your Pixel’s screen in pristine condition? A tempered glass screen protector is your best bet. The problem is, like so many newer phones these days, the Pixel has a slightly curved screen around the edges which is less than ideal and can result in the dreaded halo effect.

It’s been a point of discussion in  [Read More…]