Tag Archive: Google


Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

The new changes are rolling out this week.

Google Fit has been in dire need of a major update for quite a while now, and less than two months before Google’s expected fall hardware event where we’re anticipating the company’s first Pixel Watch, our prayers have been answered.

Starting this week, a brand-new Google Fit will begin rolling out to users everywhere on Android, iOS, and Wear OS. There’s a lot to take in, but the biggest  [Read More…]

Google Fit is getting an update, improved features, and a makeover

Google Fit is about to get a makeover and some new features to help you stay fit. Working together with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Google has devised better ways to track your activity and set goals. With the help of the AHA and WHO Google set out to investigate the science of physical activity, exercise, and the correlation with improved health.

Move Minutes and Heart Points

Only after you understand what kind of  [Read More…]

WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage

The change goes into effect on November 12, 2018.

There are a number of reasons to use WhatsApp, and for a lot of users, one of the biggest lies with just how easy it is to create and update backups of your conversations. If you store these backups on Google Drive, we’ve got some good news.

Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limit. This is a result of  [Read More…]

How to control what ads Google shows you

Interest-based ads are best when they are things you’re actually interested in.

We know Google as the company who gives us great services like Gmail and Google Photos (literally the best Google product ever), and of course, Android — the software that powers the phones we all love. But Google is a search and advertising company at its heart. It has combined the two things into a giant internet machine that basically prints money for the company,  [Read More…]

Revised Google Chromecast passes through FCC

The Google Chromecast is set to receive a hardware update soon. This new Chromecast is likely to look similar or identical to the old one, but inside it will feature a better WiFi antenna and Bluetooth support.

The new device went through the FCC with the model number NC2-6A5B. The antenna is modified with a 0.5mm trim on the PCB trace resulting in significantly better performance on 5GHz. It also has full Bluetooth support, despite the previous gen model having a Bluetooth  [Read More…]

A permanent Google retail store may be launching in Chicago

The building is two stories and nearly 14,000 square feet.

For the past two years, Google’s launched pop-up stores in major cities around the U.S. shortly after the launch of its new yearly hardware refresh. This is a good way to allow potential customers to get some hands-on time with the new tech, but Google may soon get a permanent home for its retail goods in Chicago.

Per a report from The Chicago Tribune:

Google is planning  [Read More…]

How to send and request money using Google Pay

Bob still owe you for pizza last night? Send him this article.

If you’ve got an Android phone, Google Pay is the go-to app for all things mobile payments. You can use it to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, store your boarding passes and event tickets, house your gift cards, and send money to friends/family.

There are a number of apps that allow you to send and receive money from your contacts, but the  [Read More…]

Google rumored to be working on a health assistant for smartwatches called Coach

With the Pixel Watch closer to release, a new report has revealed that Google might be working on a health and fitness assistant for wearables called Google Coach.

According to the Android Police who received the tip, Google Coach will be more than a simple tool for tracking your workouts. Like the Google Assistant, the upcoming personal trainer will also use AI to learn about your behavior and then suggest ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Internally known as Project  [Read More…]

Google intros Android 9 Pie (Go edition), will become available this fall

Last year, Google launched a stripped back version of its mobile operating system designed for low-spec smartphones. The promise behind Android Go was pretty simple. Built on Android Oreo, this version was meant to run better on phones with either 512MB or 1GB of RAM.

Google said that every Android release would have an Android Go configuration. And with Android 9.0 Pie out and about, Google has this week announced the updated Go variant.

It’s called Android 9 Pie (Go  [Read More…]

Everyone in the U.S. can now sign up for Google One

Google’s replacement for paid Drive plans is ready for primetime.

This past May, Google announced that it was taking its paid Drive storage plans and rebranding them as “Google One.” The service has been accepting new members on a limited basis since then, but starting today, it’s opening up to everyone in the United States.

In a blog post that was published on August 15, Google noted that:

Recently, we introduced Google One, a plan that gives you  [Read More…]