Tag Archive: Google

Google Maps lets fans tour World Cup stadiums

As Brazil prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, Google is doing its bit to helps fans virtually explore the country’s streets and stadiums. First up, Google Maps Street View tours of the country’s 12 World Cup stadiums are now available online, allowing fans to explore the venues that’ll host the tournament. And Google’s also giving fans the chance to virtually walk down Brazil’s painted streets — a Brazilian tradition that ties in with the World  [Read More…]

How to update your Google Play Store app without sideloading like a savage

Oh, Google. You and your little tricks. Dunno how old this is (Update: Ah, since March or so. Cool.), but apparently there’s a neat little trick to forcing your Google Play Store app to check for an update. No installing apk files from who knows where. No waiting like a peasant.

Just a couple taps of a button.

Are you ready? Here it is.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Edition leaks, allegedly

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When HTC announced its new One (M8), a Google Play Edition was also released, replacing last year’s model. With the Galaxy S5, we haven’t been so lucky yet, but according to a recent leak, one is on the way.

TK Tech News shared the photo of the device, which appears to be gold, but it could also be available in other colors as well.  [Read More…]

Google Glass allows you to view notifications by a simple glance

Google is now experimenting with a feature for Google Glass where users can open and view the full notifications by simply glancing at the screen. Prior to this update, whenever a notification chime was heard, users either had to nod their head or touch on the touchpad to open up the notification alert. With this update, Google Glass becomes even more hands-free and users can just look at the screen and Glass will let you know  [Read More…]

Living With Google: Google Now

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It seems not a day goes by that we don’t discover some new way to use our Android device. It’s portable, powerful, and full of amazing software. My smartphone is a daily tool that I could not live without. Google has made this more of a need for me than a “want”. More and more as Google services  [Read More…]

We have 15 Google I/O registration invites, and three ways to win one

You’ll still need to pay the entry fee, but we’ll help get your foot in the door

The annual Google I/O developer conference is coming up in just three short weeks. We’ll be there. Thousands of you will be there. It’s going to be epic.

And Google has found room to squeeze in a few more. We’ve got 15 registration invite codes to give away. To be clear, these codes will not get you into Google  [Read More…]

How to not look like a geek when wearing Google Glass

Google Glass is one of the first devices to come to the wearables market that is truly next-gen. While Glass is available to the public in a beta form called the “Explorer Program,” it is not ready for the consumer market right now. Setting aside all of the criticism about it invading people’s privacy, the number one problem Google will have when trying to sell the headset is the way the device looks.

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Get This Look: Google Now Homescreen

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a  [Read More…]

Google Shopping Express heads up the PCH to northern California

Google’s attractive overnight delivery service, Google Shopping Express, is expanding into northern California. Berkeley, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Oakland, Pleasanton, Richmond, and Walnut Creek are just some of the new areas included in the expansion. Over the next couple of months, Google is hoping to get the service right up to the Oregon border, and down to Fresno. Local stores like Blue Bottle Coffee, Costco, Google Play, Office Depot, Staples, Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods are  [Read More…]

Android 4.4.3 begins rollout to the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4

After the rollout of Android 4.4.3 to Google’s Nexus line of devices, it looks like the software update may be beginning to hit Google Play Edition devices as well. At this time, our forum member is informing us that his Galaxy S4 is starting to get a notification that Android 4.4.3 is being pushed to his smartphone.

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