Tag: Google

Google Cloud Print is being shut down tomorow

Last November, we reported that Google is planning on shutting down Cloud Print on the first day of 2021. The service has been around since 2010 and it has been a very convenient (and free) way to print remotely as well as view print jobs online and 2017, Google Cloud Print was the only way to print from Chrome OS. Google Cloud Print will be deprecated in December 2020. Before […]

Here is what caused the Google outage last week

Last Monday, Google had a large scale outage which seemed to have affected nearly all of its services. Multiple issues started at 3:47 am PT / 11:47am BST and affected Workplace apps, Gmail and YouTube as well as other services. However the issue was to do with how Google authenticates its users. Google was in the middle of migrating some of the User ID service to a new storage solution […]

YouTube and other Google services down (Fixed)

This morning, a handful of Google’s services including YouTube, Google Analytics and Gmail are down and the outage looks to be affecting everyone worldwide. No information from Google has yet been provided, but we’ll be sure to update this post once the services have restored. Update 12:26 BST: It seems to be Google’s Authentication servers causing the issue, according to Rene Ritchie on Twitter, if you log out you can visit YouTube […]

Google Assistant can now schedule smart lights

Google has recently updated the Google Assistant to now support the ability to schedule smart home devices to turn on at certain times, such as smart lights. Simply ask Google to turn on something at a specified time, such as “Hey Google, Turn on the porch lights at 7pm.” This news came from Android Police today and while the feature works for some things, the ability to cancel that scheduled command isn’t […]

Asus announces new 4th generation Chromebox

Asus has recently announced its all new Chromebox 4, a desktop PC box that runs Google’s Chrome OS, something which is more typically found on Chromebooks etc. The new Chromebox is visually, very simile to the outgoing model but the real change here is on the inside, with the move from 8th generation Intel processors to 10th generation. The Chromebox 4 is available with an Intel Celeron 5205U, i3-10110U, an […]

Google has a new version of Chrome designed for Apple Silicon Macs

This week, to coincide with the release of the brand new line of M1 Macs from Apple, the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini – Google is releasing a new version of Chrome to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs, with Chrome version 87. Instead of releasing a universal app, Google has chosen to offer two different versions, both offered at the download page. When you visit the webpage […]

Nest Audio speakers will work as a home theatre set up with the Chromecast soon

Soon, the line of Nest Audio speakers with the combination of Chromecast will work together to form a home theatre setup, much like how the HomePod and HomePod mini work with the Apple TV. Google has spoken to the Wall Street Journal and confirmed this and the update should be coming soon, at some stage. At the moment there isn’t much information how exactly how it works or if it supports […]

Google kills off Nest Secure, after over three years on the market

Google owns Nest and has done for a number of years now and while it seems the Nest brand is now being used more and more for Google’s home efforts, with Nest WiFi and Nest Audio products popping up, Google is killing off one product which hasn’t really been spoken about much since it launched in 2017. Nest Secure was the company’s first foray into security for the home, launched […]

Google Pixel 2 will be getting its last update later this year

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL were introduced at the end of 2017 and just last month, both phones received an update for Android 11 and this week they also had a new security update but come December this year they’ll be one last update and that’s it for these devices, after that they’ll be considered end of life and will have no more bug fix updates or security […]

Google’s Chromecast finally comes with a remote!

Many have heard of the original Google Chromecast – the cheap, yet capable dongle that turns a dumb tv into a smart tv. The new Chromecast can do the same things as the old one, but it now offers an Android based operating system and now, a dedicated remote. The remote has the typical navigation buttons you would find on other devices, as well as dedicated launcher buttons for Netflix […]