Tag: Google

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 […]

Gmail app can now be used as the default mail app on iOS 14

With iOS 14, which Apple released to the public last week on Tuesday, users can now choose to change some default apps such as email and the web browser, Google has now updated its Gmail app for iOS 14 to support this so users can now change their default mail app to be the Gmail app. Google has also updated Chrome for iOS 14, so that can be the default […]

Google is planning on adding Nest Hub units to hotel rooms

This week, Google announced that it is going to be partnering up with a selection of hotels in the US to bring the Nest Hub to hotel rooms to provide voice assisted information to guests. Guests will be able to ask it for more towels and other questions about the hotel. But more importantly, during the current pandemic and the need to touch things less, you’ll be able to control […]

Google Play Music will be shut down at the end of this year

Google has always had a long history of starting something, then shutting it down and now Google Play Music is going to be shut down this year, with the recent launch of YouTube Music, which is included as part of YouTube Premium. Google will be shutting down and deleting data for Play Music in December with a four month plan in place, starting this month users will not be able […]

Google updates Google Podcasts on iOS, now supports CarPlay

Today, Google has updated its Podcast app on iOS to version 2.0. Google Podcasts now supports CarPlay, meaning you’ll now see a more native experience while you drive. CarPlay currently works with Apple Podcasts and Overcast and now, Google’s platform. Google Podcasts has been an Android only app until recently and was launched on iOS in March this year.

Google Fi now supports eSIM for current iOS users in the US

Google Fi in the US has supported the iPhone for a while now and now this week, Google is starting to allow current iPhone subscribers to use eSIM on newer iPhone models on its mobile network. From April onwards, new customers to Google Fi using an iPhone could use eSIM but now existing customers can now too. eSIM works on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone […]

Google Pixel 4 now finally checks for your attention when using face unlock

When the Google Pixel 4 launched last year, it came with face unlock like the iPhone has done since 2017 but there was a vital difference with how it was implemented. With the iPhone, Apple enabled “Require Attention for Face ID” as standard and this provides extra security to actually verify you are looking at the iPhone before it unlocks first, this can prevent someone unlocking your phone when you […]