Google

Google Maps’ brilliant new feature is only available on a few devices

GETTY • GOOGLEGoogle Maps has included a slew of new features, but only for those running Android Oreo<p>Google has rolled-out picture-in-picture to its …

Android Oreo

Google and Amazon need to learn to get along

Google and Amazon have a funny relationship with each other. Amazon’s line of tablets, the Kindle Fire series, are powered by a heavily skinned Android operating system. And yet, Amazon has long maintained its own app ecosystem, and pitted it against the Play Store. Noticeably absent from Amazon’s …

Amazon

Google's trade-in program could help pay for your Pixel 2

With the Google Pixel 2 likely debuting less than two weeks away, you may be ready to retire your current phone in anticipation.<p>All signs point to Google trying to make the process smoother. The company launched a trade-in program (scroll down on the right-hand side of the page for details) for …

Technology

This week’s top stories: Google Assistant features revealed, Project Fi trade-in program, Pixel 2 XL renders leak, more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Google app 7.12 reveals some new features for Pixel 2, Project Fi announces a phone trade-in program, and Pixel 2 XL leaks reveal the first official-looking renders as well as some other information.<p>We kick things off this week with an examination of the new Google app …

Google Assistant

3 great apps for infant learning

Tue 19 September 2017<p>Listen<p>11 mins<p><b>Dr Kate Highfield</b> from Swinburne University explains how some screen time can be positive, and gives us her …

Kids

Android's 'Check For Update' button now works and actually checks for OTA updates!

Updating Android can be a painful experience depending on the handset you have and the carrier you're with. You might hear that an update is …

Hands-on with Apple Music using ‘OK Google’

Bots talking to apps is not new, but a Google property that works with an Apple property in a fluid and seamless way is kind of earth-moving. It’s not as big as a recent move by Amazon to partner with Microsoft and trigger the bots from each company by voice, but we can see where all of this is …

Apple Music

Amityville: The Awakening to be released for free on Google Play

Having sat on the shelf at Dimension Films and Miramax since 2015, it has now been announced that the supernatural horror <b>Amityville: The Awakening</b> …

How To Add Users To Google Home

Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty<p>Sometimes all I need in this crazy world is a brisk walk to clear my head and some good music bumping through my …

Google Home

Working Geek: Bitlume CEO Lakshmi Shankar is building a new type of video startup

When Lakshmi Shankar was working as a technology consultant she noticed a recurring problem. Clients often had trouble integrating paid video content …

Science

Google Doodle celebrates Asima Chatterjee, pioneering chemist

Can women succeed in STEM fields? You might look to Asima Chatterjee for guidance on that one.<p>Chatterjee, honored with a Google Doodle on Saturday -- on what would've been her 100th birthday -- was the first woman to land a doctorate in science from an Indian university, the University of Calcutta …

Google adds Rotten Tomatoes-style review feature in India

In India, Google has added a Rotten Tomatoes style feature which allows the users to review movies within its search results.<p>As reported by Android …

India

Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews feature in India

Google has launched a new feature which allows the users to contribute to movie and television reviews within Google Search results. The tech giant …

Technology (India)

Here's a thing: you can swipe to remove videos from lists in YouTube for Android

Everyone loves swiping, right? You can do it on your keyboard, in your homescreen, you can even do it at people in Tinder. And YouTube appears to …

Twitter Lite arrives in the Play Store, but only for the Philippines

Twitter Lite was released in March as a Progressive Web App. Not only was it a significant upgrade over the previous mobile Twitter site, but it …

Technology

Google Pixel 2: release date, features, price and everything we know

Google is preparing to launch its latest Pixel smartphone in October, following on from the success of its first Google Pixel last year.<p>The tech giant will reveal what is expected to be called the Google Pixel 2 alongside a larger XL version. The phone is thought to be among the first new models to …

Google

Facebook follows Google to enable advertisers to evaluate their campaigns with new cross-platform ad tool

Facebook has introduced Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift in the US and UK which along with Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift will help …

Advertising

Here’s how a Googler explains headphones with Google Assistant built-in are actually useful

After several big leaks, Google finally unveiled headphones with Google Assistant built-in this week. That functionality is debuting on the Bose QC35 II, but Google hasn’t done a good job advertising why this feature is worth buying into. Now, a Googler has given his two cents on the topic.<p>Ian …

Technology

Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes.<p>This award-winning chemist also happened to be a woman. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn …

Technology

End of KODI? Crackdown ramps up as ’bounty hunters’ tracking piracy law breakers

KODIKodi CRACKDOWN - Bounty hunters tracking piracy law breakers<p>Kodi fans have been put on alert about ‘bounty hunters’ who are being rewarded with …

Copyright

YouTube v12.37 hints at a new subscription tier called YouTube Plus [APK Teardown]

It has been nearly two years since the launch of YouTube Red, or as I like to say: The subscription that lets you actually watch YouTube. Prior to …

Hands-on: Bose QC35 II headphones with Google Assistant

Several days ago Google announced that it was officially bringing Assistant to headphones. The first pair getting this upgraded treatment is the second-generation Bose QC35 Bluetooth over-ear noise canceling headphones. Now that they are on sale, we have spent a time of time hands-on.<p>While there …

Headphones

The Best Career Advice Google’s Eric Schmidt Gave YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki

Each year, <i>Fortune</i> asks the executives on our Most Powerful Women in Business ranking a series of follow-up questions. Among this year's queries: …

Susan Wojcicki

The Pixel 2 Is Google's Ace Up Its Sleeve

Google announced it will unveil two new phones on October 4th.<p>There are about 1.3 million Pixel units sold.<p>Project Soli will be a game changer in my …

Business

How Malware Keeps Sneaking Past Google Play’s Defenses

The standard advice for Android users to avoid downloading malicious apps is simple: Only get apps from the official Google Play Store. Unlike …

The 'Check for update' button on Google phones now pulls updates immediately

When updates would roll out for Google devices, a certain percentage of people get the update and then the rollout stops until the next stage. Check …

How many of these golf courses can you name from Google Earth?

Golf News<p>How many of these golf courses can you name from Google Earth?<p>Long Drive World Series reaches Portugal conclusion<p>Tiger Woods' arrest 'a …

Golf

EU says its up to competitors to approve Google's remedies in shopping search antitrust case

Antitrust Laws

How to Run Multiple Instances of Google Drive on Windows for Free

Many people have multiple Google Drive accounts – say, <b>for work and personal use</b> – but Google doesn’t let you run two instances of Google Backup and …

Google Drive

Some Android 8.0 Oreo users are alarmed that their alarms aren't going off since the update

Android Oreo (8.0), the latest Android update, which had arrived in Google Pixel and a few other devices, seems to be not so sweet to some of the new …

Android Oreo