Tag Archive: Google


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…]

These are the Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play

Android — and 1,000,000+ apps — on your Chromebook is awesome.

Updated June 2017: The method to enable unofficial server-side support for certain Chromebooks has been changed and updated.

But not every Chromebook is going to get updated to have Google Play and Android apps. And most of the ones that will are in a long testing process.

We all hate waiting. And we all hate updates that break things. Google and the people who made  [Read More…]

Google needs to strike the iron while it’s hot — and before Apple HomePod launches

HomePod will be just a speaker when it launches, but there are bigger plans.

Everyone was expecting to see a Siri-powered version of the Amazon Echo at the end of Apple’s 2017 WWDC keynote. And HomePod is exactly that, just a little more Apple-ish.

Machines in the living room that listen to you talk and do stuff are tough to get right. They have to look good and be easy to operate, but most importantly they need  [Read More…]

Google Assistant in Google Photos now suggests images you might want to archive

Google Photos just received a handy, new update. Smartphones have made it easier for us to snap photographs of anything interesting we might come across, but at the end of the day, you don’t want to keep every single shot in your image gallery, right? That’s why Google Photos with the help of the Google […]

Google Store is offering a $75 credit when you finance more than $750 on a Pixel purchase

Paying over time can actually save you some money.

The Google Store is offering a $ 75 credit for people who finance more than $ 750 total when they buy a Pixel or Pixel XL with its zero-interest financing plan. The offer runs until June 18, and runs in tandem with the ongoing promotion that offers a free case with every Pixel XL order.

The terms are a bit convoluted, though. You have to spend $ 750 on one  [Read More…]

How to get Google Assistant on any device running Android 5.0+

Google Assistant is a great personal assistant and one of the best features of modern Android. Unfortunately it is restricted to only certain devices. That was until now. The folks over at XDA have worked their magic once again and you can now have Google Assistant running on any device that has Android 5.0 or […]

Google Photos gains ability to suggest images for you to archive

Just a week after learning a new archive trick, Google Photos is adding another feature to its arsenal.

The Google Photos app will now suggest images that it thinks you’ll want to archive. The Assistant will pop up with the photos that you may want to file away into your archive, and you can review all of the suggestions before you actually do any archiving.

If you do decide to archive the photos, you can always access them again by  [Read More…]

Google Home gets pre-order and release date in Canada

“OK Google… when the heck are you coming to Canada?!”

Google Home has been out in the United States since November, it’s been out in England since spring, and Google promised to bring it to five more countries, including Canada, with the ever-vague “this summer”, but not concrete release date. Well, we’ve got that release date, and open pre-orders to go with it.

Google Home is available for pre-order at $ 179.99 starting today at the  [Read More…]

Google and KISS made Live Cases, and you can buy them

This marketing opportunity was totally a coincidence.

Gene Simmons owns, and according to a blog post from Google really loves, Google’s Pixel. It’s a solid phone to be sure, and it looks like he’s a big fan of the camera which makes a lot of sense. The thing he really loves about his Pixel nowadays? The money he and his bandmates are going to make from the new line of Live Cases with Kiss artwork all over the back.

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Google soups up Sheets by adding in a little machine learning

Data can be overwhelming to manage in mass quantities, so this is Google’s way of offering to take over the hard stuff.

Google’s cluster of professional, document making apps is still one of the most robust office suites available, and today’s update includes several new feature additions that might make it even more attractive to use. Now, Sheets can build your chart for you using the same machine learning technology that’s available in many other Google products.

From the  [Read More…]