Tag Archive: Google


Google Podcasts app is official and now available in the Play Store

In the past months, we’ve seen Google do much development in the background dealing with podcasts. The company has been updating the UI and functionality of podcasts that you can find in Search. Now they have released the official app for podcasts, so you don’t have to do the roundabout “add to home screen” method.

This new Google Podcast app, though, is essentially the same as the previous method uncovered earlier in the year — an Assistant shortcut. Similar to  [Read More…]

Evie Launcher’s update positions it as a perfect replacement to Google Now Launcher

Evie Launcher has finally given its users its most-requested feature.

One of the best launchers on the market has seen a surge of new users in the wake of Google Now Launcher’s death — almost a million new users in just the last month — and it’s not hard to see why. Evie Launcher is quick as a whip, offers just enough customization without overwhelming inexperienced Android users, and is 100% free. The launcher has been quiet  [Read More…]

Google Podcasts: Everything you need to know!

Google Podcasts is now a dedicated app.

Google has been slowly dipping its toes into the warming podcast waters of the past few years, first bringing native support to Google Play Music and then, more recently, launching playback, curation, and downloads within the Google Feed.

Now, Google is launching a dedicated app for podcasts, and here’s what you need to know!

The latest Google Podcasts news June 19, 2018 — Google Podcasts launches on Android

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Pixelbook 2: What Google can do to make the best Chromebook even better

The Pixelbook is already pretty damn great, but there’s always room for improvement.

I’ve been the proud owner of a Google Pixelbook since February, and since then, not a moment’s gone by that I don’t regret replacing my 2016 MacBook Pro with it. The Pixelbook is one hell of a machine that’s proven to be perfect for my workload, and of all the laptops I’ve owned, has quickly become one of my favorites.

However, as much praise  [Read More…]

From Google to your phone: The life of an Android security update

Security patches aren’t simple updates that can go out as soon as they are written.

At the beginning of every month, Google releases the monthly Android Security Bulletin and starts to send updates to Pixel phones. It’s great that the company is transparent about what is going on and how things are being fixed even if you’re not the type of person who likes to read the source code.

There is a lot of work that goes  [Read More…]

How to enable Philips Hue scenes with Google Assistant

Take your smart lights to the next level with your voice and a dash of Google magic.

Philips Hue lights have been integrated with Google Assistant for years — though it was Google Home reliant for a time — but it was somewhat incomplete. You could turn individual bulbs or all the lights in a room on or off. You could make basic color changes and you could dim the lights, but you couldn’t turn on any  [Read More…]

Visiting China is a great way to realize just how much you rely on Google

The moment your plane lands, your phone just became a whole lot less useful.

It took me a few moments to realize what was happening. Landing in Shanghai after a 12-hour Air Canada flight, you could forgive me for being a little groggy when I walked into the terminal, hopped on the free Wi-Fi and said “hmm, my connection isn’t working.” Even though I could load androidcentral.com, nothing else on my phone worked. Gmail wouldn’t sync. Hangouts  [Read More…]

Android Go is the right way for Google to reach its ‘next billion’

Android Go is finally the OS that Google has envisioned for great cheap phones.

I’ve been looking at the Alcatel 1X for a few days. Any smartphone that checks in at a cool $ 100 has my attention, and when it’s said to be a pretty darn good one I just have to check it out. I get fascinated when minimal hardware is made to run something as convoluted as Android. I’ve seen Google and other companies  [Read More…]

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Other than Evernote, the other most popular note-taking application for Android devices is Google Keep. Part of this is due to the fact that the app is pre-installed on many devices, while another reason is that the app comes directly from Google.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best tips & tricks to fully maximize your experience and take full advantage of Google Keep. Chances are you’ve already spent some time with the app, having  [Read More…]

Google appears to be working on Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook

It appears Google is working on adding a little Microsoft flavor to its flagship Chromebook.

Google’s Pixelbook is considered to be its flagship device for Chrome OS, but it could soon have a little Microsoft DNA sprinkled in as well. XDADevelopers has spotted increasing evidence that Google is working on getting the Pixelbook certified to run Windows 10, paving the way for users to work with Microsoft’s OS as an alternative on Google’s own hardware.

Recent code  [Read More…]