Tag: Google

Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps

Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps

When Google’s Chromebook line came out a few years ago, the initial consensus was that they were pretty useless, as it required a constant internet connection to operate – which made working on a plane impossible. Since the early days, Chrome OS has come a long way, it can now run offline apps, it can run full Android apps and games and now Chromebooks will soon be able to run […]

Google Pay now works on the web too

Google Pay now works on the web too

Earlier this year, in January Google rebranded Android Pay to become Google Pay which made more sense, as Google is slowly removing the Android brand from a few things. While Google Pay is available on Android phones to use for in-store payments, much like how Apple Pay works it hasn’t been available on the web. Starting today, Google Pay will now be available online, much like how the ‘Pay with Google’ […]

Google Chrome will now mute auto-playing videos

Google Chrome will now mute auto-playing videos

This is awesome, I don’t personally use Google Chrome but I can imagine this being a huge pain when those pesky auto-playing videos that are littered all over the internet start blurting out loud music or something when you visit a website. But now in Chrome, the browser will start blocking the sound that comes from adverts or autoplaying videos by default and even if the site is still playing […]

A full Gmail redesign is coming soon to the web

A full Gmail redesign is coming soon to the web

Very soon, Google will be rolling out a new design for Gmail on the web and for people who dislike change this could be an issue, as Gmail is arguably one of the most popular web clients for email. The new design will be here in a few weeks, but G Suite customers were the first to hear about the change, via an email to preempt any burning issues and […]

Google Home and Home Mini now on sale in India

Google Home and Home Mini now on sale in India

Following in Amazon’s footsteps, Google is now the latest company to offer a smart home assistant in India, with the popular Google Home and Google Home Mini now on sale in India as of today. The news comes from Google focused news site, Android Central who have also reported that at lauch the native language, Hindi isn’t supported but will be added via a software update “later this year.” Pricing and support […]

Google Maps now supports more 39 languages

Google Maps now supports more 39 languages

With a recent update to Google Maps, the company has added support for 39 new languages, including Danish, Albanian and much much more which are below. The main language rollout focuses on eastern European counties and according to Google brings the mapping service to 1.25 billion people for their native languages. As of writing, the new updates for languages should be accessible today. Today, we’re making Google Maps even more […]

Google Wallet and Android Pay become Google Pay

Google Wallet and Android Pay become Google Pay

Google has long had a confusing history with mobile payments, the first incarnation they tried was Google Wallet back in 2011, which was mainly designed as a peer-to-peer platforms for paying your friends money you owed them etc. Android Pay was next in 2015, which didn’t actually replace Google Wallet but was more of an answer to Apple Pay which was launched a year earlier in 2014 with the iPhone […]

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google has been busy this year developing a whole new range of smart speakers with the Google Assistant built in, the Google Home Mini has been out for a few months now and has mostly likely been picked out for a few gifts this year and the standard Google Home which has been out for more than a year. But one speaker which was announced at Google’s event back in […]

Google Calendar receives long overdue UI update

Google Calendar receives long overdue UI update

Google Calendar on mobile has long been ahead of its web counterpart for user interface design, but today Google has finally updated the look and feel of the web version. For ages it has had a Google Mail -esque feel about it and looked sort of out of place when comparing it to the more recent of Google’s projects, including Inbox, Maps and also the newer Android releases. New Look […]

Google launches new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google launches new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Yesterday evening, Google announced the much awaited successor to the Google Pixel, the aptly named Google Pixel 2. The company also launched a larger version called the Pixel 2 XL. Google’s line of high end smartphones were introduced in October 2016, with the first Pixel handset. Prior to that, the Nexus line of tablets and smartphones symboled Google’s own hardware line. The event At the event on Wednesday evening, Google […]