Tag Archive: Google

Google has begun rolling out Automatic Call Screening to all Pixel phones

You’ll no longer have to worry about robocalls — if you own a Pixel, that is.

What you need to know Google is bringing its Automatic Call Screening feature to all Pixels. Call screening was previously exclusive to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4. The feature lets you avoid robocalls, by having Google Assistant answer the call for you.

Among the most useful features Google has released for its Pixel lineup — and the most enviable, since  [Read More…]

Google is teasing ‘something exciting’ for Samsung’s Galaxy S20 launch

Maybe it’s going to show off Android’s support for foldable phones?

What you need to know Google is teasing some kind of announcement for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. It’s unclear what the company has in store. The tease came via the Android account on Twitter.

As the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11 draws closer, you’d expect Samsung to be hyping up the event as much as it could, but this week, we saw another party  [Read More…]

Google Maps feature request: Let me truly customize my transit directions

For many people, quality transit information is far more important than driving directions and traffic.

I’m a huge advocate for taking public transit. Whether you’re living in a city or just visiting, if you’re fortunate enough to have access to a public train system, you should use it when possible. Google Maps does a great job of showing transit directions, which really lowers the barrier for using public transit while traveling.

But as you get familiar with  [Read More…]

Google Maps turns 15, gets a design refresh and new features

Google will also be rolling out an update to the Live View feature within Maps later this year.

What you need to know Google Maps is celebrating its 15th birthday. To celebrate, Google has introduced a new icon for Maps, along with a few new features. The updated Google Maps app with the new look will begin rolling out on both iOS and Android today.

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You can now buy the new-and-improved Google Glass 2

The newest, most powerful Google Glass is now readily available for purchase.

What you need to know Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is now available for direct purchase from three big resellers. Google is aiming at a more wide-scale release this time around, focusing on developers and businesses. It features a more powerful CPU, USB-C port, better battery life, and more comfortable frames.

In a move that seems to have come out of left field, Google is  [Read More…]

Your Google Photos videos may have been ‘incorrectly’ sent to strangers

Google says it conducted an in-depth analysis after resolving the issue to prevent it from happening again in the future.

What you need to know A technical issue affected Google Photos’ ‘Download your data’ service between November 21, 2019 and November 25, 2019. During the affected period, Google says some Google Photos content may have been incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives. Google says the issue was identified and resolved on November 25, 2019.

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Google to play the long game, will start playing nice with Microsoft Office

Its upcoming enterprise messaging app will likely also work with the Office suite.

What you need to know Google’s Cloud division will reportedly start playing nicer with Microsoft Office. As per a new report, it hopes to entice customers into the G Suite ecosystem on a piecemeal basis, instead of signing contracts that move an organization’s entire pipeline over. The Slack competitor it’s working on will also integrate with Microsoft Office better.

Google’s hired Microsoft’s former head  [Read More…]

Artist creates fake traffic jams in Google Maps with 99 phones and a wagon

Not all art is beautiful.

What you need to know Artist Simon Weckert was able to create a virtual traffic jam in Google Maps using a cartful of smartphones. He took advantage of Google Maps crowdsourcing capabilities by running navigation on 99 phones and pulling them through the streets of Germany in a wagon. This caused the streets to light up as congested on Google Maps which could lead to drivers being rerouted to other roads.

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Google Play Music has been supplanted, here’s how you can cancel it

The writing has been on the wall for some time, but with recent updates to YouTube Music, things aren’t looking good for Google Play Music. In this tutorial, we’ll take you through the steps of cancelling the GPM subscription from either your computer or Android device.

Products used in this guide Out with the old: Google Play Music (Free or $ 10/month at Google Play Music) In with the new: YouTube Music ($ 10/month at YouTube Music) How  [Read More…]

You can now get your best photos sent to you by Google free for 6 months

What you need to know Google photos will ship you 10 of your photos each month. The service will cost $ 8.99 a month. Right now, there is a six-month free trial.

Users of Google Photos are starting to see an invite to a new service that will offer physical photos to your door for a monthly fee. The service is called unsurprisingly, “Monthly Photo Prints,” and it promises to send you 10, 4×6 inch matte copies of  [Read More…]