Android M Features

Next year’s ‘Android M’ update might take Android in an exciting new direction

By about 9 hours ago.

Next year’s ‘Android M’ update might take Android in an exciting new direction

Google is working on a new Android version that is specifically created to better fit cars, Reuters has learned, and that should offer users a smart car experience regardless of whether or not they connect an Android phone. More →

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Android Lollipop Notifications App

How to get Lollipop’s brilliant notification system on any Android phone for free

By about 11 hours ago.

How to get Lollipop’s brilliant notification system on any Android phone for free

There’s a pretty good chance that if you’re an Android user, you still haven’t been given the opportunity to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As expected, the rollout has been fairly deliberate, but there are plenty of ways to brings your phone up to date without downloading Google’s official release. More →

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Google Maps Easter Eggs

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

By on December 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

Do you want to walk around and check out the world’s tallest building, but you have no desire to fly all the way to Dubai? Well now you can tour the Burj Khalifa and other landmarks like it for just $15, which is the cost of Google Cardboard from the Unofficial Cardboard store.

For those who don’t remember, Google recently offered a blueprint so that people could make simple virtual reality headsets for their Android phones using little more than cardboard and a pair of lenses. You can also buy a pre-made headset, of course, and now you have another great reason to consider it. More →

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Inbox by Gmail New Features

Google’s ‘email killer’ Inbox just got even better

By on December 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Google’s ‘email killer’ Inbox just got even better

Google on Thursday announced some very cool new features for its Inbox app, which has been called an “email killer” by several pundits. On its Gmail blog, the company detailed a new reminders feature that can sit atop the inbox in order to let users easily save and access “to-dos” for later. More than 20 pieces of information, dubbed “assists” can then further help with reminders, with Inbox also able to combine assists and learn from past experiences. More →

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Interesting Facts

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

By on December 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google

Hundreds of millions of people rely on Google for everything from web searches and email to finding directions and scheduling our lives. Call Google “evil” all you want, but the Internet is one of the most important tools of the modern era, and it’s thanks in large part to Google.

But as often as you use the company’s many great services, how well do you really know Google? More →

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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

By on December 18, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

Google recently released a new version of LollipopAndroid 5.0.1, bringing users several bug fixes in the process. But the company has a more significant upgrade in the works, and just about everything you need to know about it has been revealed in a new leak. More →

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Gmail Google Drive and Security Features

This terrific new Gmail feature will help protect your private data

By on December 17, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This terrific new Gmail feature will help protect your private data

Gmail, one of the most popular email services around, has received a couple of interesting new features that power users will certainly appreciate. Google announced on the official Gmail blog that its email services has just been upgraded, when it comes to security, revealing on its Google+ Gmail channel a handy new Google Drive feature for Gmail. More →

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Google Wallet for iOS: Touch ID Support

Google integrates Apple’s Touch ID security into its own digital wallet app

By on December 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Google integrates Apple’s Touch ID security into its own digital wallet app

One of the main features of the iPhone, especially when it comes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that can be used for mobile payments in stores, is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button, which adds an extra layer of security to Apple’s Apple Pay payments app, but also to other applications.

In iOS 8, Apple has opened Touch ID to third-party developers, with Google apparently being one of the companies looking to take advantage of the feature. The company has updated the iOS version of its Google Wallet payments app, adding Touch ID login support, 9to5Google reports. More →

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Google Top Searches 2014: iPhone 6

Flappy Bird and iPhone 6 among the most Google searched tech items of 2014

By on December 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Flappy Bird and iPhone 6 among the most Google searched tech items of 2014

With 2014 almost over, Google has released its regular search stats for the year, replacing its usual “Zeitgeist” report with a more user-friendly name: “Year in Search.” The search giant has released details about the queries performed on its search engine throughout the year, grouping the searches in various categories. Among the tech-related products, or gadgets that were most searched for online this year, Google has listed the controversial Flappy Bird app, but also many smartphones, including the iPhone 6. More →

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Google Chat and Hangouts Tricks

Here are some Google Chat and Hangouts tricks you should check out

By on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Here are some Google Chat and Hangouts tricks you should check out

Whether you only use Google Hangouts on occasion or it’s your primary means of online communication, there are probably a few tips and tricks within Google’s popular platform that you haven’t seen. Business Insider published a feature on Friday pointing out several of these tricks, from undocumented emoji to simplified language translation. More →

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Google Maps Features: Lane Guidance

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

By on December 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

Google Maps has gotten even better, at least for European users who haven’t been able to use one of the new features Google brought to the U.S. earlier this year. The lane guidance feature enabled in a May update in America is now available in various European countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Ireland, to both iOS and Android Google Maps users. More →

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Google iOS Material Design

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

By on December 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

iPhone users can search in style with Google’s gorgeous new Material Design update

Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its apps with the highly anticipated Material Design interface that Android fans have been waiting for. Interestingly, iOS users are receiving the updates as well, which is the case again this week after the latest update for the official Google app on iPhone and iPad. More →

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