Tag Archive: Google

PODCAST: Why you should consider switching to Google Fi

Google Fi, formerly known as Project Fi, is one of our favorite wireless service providers. Why? For a variety of reasons, really.

Some days it’s the simple billing and management from the website and app. Other days it’s because of the seamless coverage between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi. VPN protected data, inexpensive data, and bill protection are other reasons we’re fans of Google Fi.

If you’re not familiar with Google Fi, or perhaps may have some lingering questions, we  [Read More…]

Power your smart home with Google’s Home Hub and a free Google Home Mini

Have Google Assistant available everywhere with this bundle.

Best Buy has an awesome deal today only on Google Home products, offering the newly-released Google Home Hub bundled with a free Google Home Mini for a total of $ 149. That’ll save you $ 49 — the regular price of the Mini smart speaker which will be added to your cart automatically. The deal applies to the Chalk and Charcoal versions of the Google Home Hub, meaning you  [Read More…]

JBL Everest 710GA review: Buy for sound, not for Google Assistant

JBL has become a strong supporter of Google Assistant technology over the years. As a self-described audiophile and fan of Google Assistant, this couldn’t make me happier. JBL started with smart speakers and soon moved onto connected headphones.

They were one of the first to release a smart display and later this year JBL will even have a Google Assistant Android TV soundbar. That will have to wait for another day though, today we’re here to talk about the JBL  [Read More…]

What’s the difference between Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

Over 80% of Americans now own a smartphone with the number continuing to grow. With this trend towards mobile computing, carrying our entire lives inside a single, pocketable device is also becoming the norm. Something that’s inherently affected by this is how we pay for things. There’s been a race between the big 3 mobile giants to dominate that market as well as the handset you carry.

And since we are an Android site, we will take a shot at  [Read More…]

Will my Google Home work on hotel Wi-Fi?

Best answer: Google Home works anywhere you can get an internet connection, but hotels make it a bit harder to use due to network management practices. A nice travel router solves this.

Buy Google Home: Google Home ($ 100 at Best Buy) Buy Travel Router: TP-LINK Travel Router ($ 30 at Amazon) Hotels don’t like devices talking to each other

Many people have had issues using devices like the Google Home on hotel Wi-Fi, so  [Read More…]

Turns out you can remap the Bixby button to open Google Assistant

Available for the Note 8, Note 9, S8, S9, and S10 series.

Just about a week ago, Samsung confirmed something pretty exciting — it was going to finally let users remap the Bixby button on their Galaxy phones. As of February 28, 2019, a software update is rolling out that enables this functionality.

After you download and install the update, you’ll find new options in the Bixby Key settings on your device. With these controls, you can  [Read More…]

The Google Home app now supports changing the color of smart lights

Available as part of the v2.9 update.

Back in October, Google completely revamped its Home app with a fresh interface and new smart home controls that made it ten times more enjoyable to use than past versions. Unfortunately, it was missing one big feature — the ability to change the color of smart lights/bulbs.

A new update to the Google Home app is rolling out now (version 2.9), and after all these months of waiting, our complaints  [Read More…]

How to make your Google Home devices sound better

Whether you consider yourself an audiophile or not, everyone wants the best sound from their speakers.

One of my biggest complaints since the launch of the original Google Home was the sound quality. It had tons of bass and that can be great for certain songs or situations. Unfortunately, that overwhelming bass makes music sound muffled and drowns out the high notes in songs.

Read More: How to set your default music service for Google Assistant

The good  [Read More…]

You can finally use Google Duo on the web

Google Duo launched WAY back in 2016. It started as just a Facetime alternative on Android, but soon it was apparent that Google had bigger plans. We thought that would become even more immediate when it made the announcement that Hangouts would be retired.

However, things slowed and it really never looked like we’d see Duo move past Android phones. We really wanted to have it on the web as a full-fledged replacement for Hangouts calls, but it just didn’t  [Read More…]

You can now use Google Duo on your computer

There’s nothing to install and no setup is required.

Nearly three years after it was first launched in May 2016, you can now use Google Duo, Google’s popular video chat app, on your computer.

To use Duo on your laptop or desktop, simply go to duo.google.com. If you’re already logged into your web browser with your Google account, there’s no setup of any kind required.

You’ll instantly see your Google Contacts list, can search by their name  [Read More…]