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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Google Nexus 5 Stock

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

By on December 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

The clock is ticking on Google’s classic Nexus 5 [updated]

Google has recently launched the Nexus 6, its best and biggest smartphone to date, but the device is also pretty expensive when purchased for full price, especially compared to previous Nexus models. Luckily, for budget Nexus device buyers, Google still has the more affordable Nexus 5 in stock, but that’s about to change in the future. More →

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YouTube Update

Google just completely overhauled the design of its YouTube app and it looks stunning

By on December 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Google just completely overhauled the design of its YouTube app and it looks stunning

The look and feel of Google’s “Material Design” in Android 5.0 Lollipop is fantastic. We have covered it at length here on BGR — see our review of Google’s Nexus 9 for a good overview. The basic idea is to unify Google’s apps on mobile devices and the web with a bold new look characterized by bright colors and subtle shadows. Material Design also gives developers a set of guidelines to follow that will provide a better user experience in their apps, and the results thus far have been terrific.

Now, Google has finally issued a Material Design makeover for one of the most popular Android apps on the planet, and the results are stunning. More →

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Hangouts for Android Features

Google’s Hangouts app just received some awesome new smart features

By on December 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Google’s Hangouts app just received some awesome new smart features

Google on Wednesday announced a special update for its Hangouts app that will offer users various interesting new features, including an awesome new smart tool to help users better focus on communicating with friends and family, rather than dealing with other smartphone chores when having to answer to certain questions. More →

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