Tag: Google

Deal: Lenovo N22 11-inch Chromebook is now £99.99

Deal: Lenovo N22 11-inch Chromebook is now £99.99

A Chromebook is mostly a good alternative to a Mac or Windows laptop for many people. Maybe not a few years ago but in recent software improvements from Google and hardware additions from the vendors the platform has grown into laptops, all-in-one machines and small tower computers running Chrome OS. While the Chromebook is slated for being underpowered or not up to day to day tasks many reviewers of major websites have high praises […]

Google will start blocking Flash from Chrome soon

Google will start blocking Flash from Chrome soon

It’s pretty well known by now that Adobe’s Flash player isn’t secure to be using, yet a lot of major websites still insist on using the crippled technology. This latest move from Google should help steer the last remains few sites into using the much faster, secure and less resource heavy HTML5 Video. This year Google will be blanket blocking the Flash plugin from Chrome – mainly the kind which loads elements […]

Google updates Nexus phones to have built in spam call protection

Google updates Nexus phones to have built in spam call protection

In the US and the UK, users get a lot of sales and spam calls on phones, there have been several government backed campaigns to help reduce the amount of these calls that users get. Here in the UK at least TPS offers a text service allowing you to opt out of these calls. In America the FCC chief Tom Wheeler has requested to the biggest telecoms companies  earlier this month […]

Nest launches new outdoor security camera

Nest launches new outdoor security camera

Over the last few months the whole company structure at Nest has had mix up and as the CEO and founder Tony Fadell stepped down not so long ago there is quite a few people concerned as to what the Nest is going to do next with its product line up. Earlier today we sort of know, it isn’t anything new or different to what the company currently offers but […]

Google adds song lyrics to search

Google adds song lyrics to search

Finding song lyrics hasn’t be overly hard in the past but anything to speed up finding information online can only be a good thing. Google has always offered small snippets or cards for relevant informationsuch as local businesses, weather, data conversions, interactive calculator and more – offering up the information you need above the search results. If you’re in the UK and try searching for song lyrics like I did, […]

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google announces Android Pay is now available in the UK

Google have announced that Android Pay is now officially available in the UK.  This allows users of Android smartphones to make contactless payments much in a similar way to iPhone users. The UK is the first country besides the US that can currently use this method of contactless payment via a smartphone.  Jimmy McLoughlin, The Institute of Directors lead on the Digital Economy has stated that: ” The arrival of […]

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google is now offering more money for finding Android bugs

Google has been offering security rewards for finding security bugs  in Android for around a year now and since then the company has paid out more than $550,000 to users for finding major security issues in the Android operating system, until now the average amount of money that Google paid out was $2,200 per reward and then $6,700 per researcher. Now Google is offering people who send in reports more money […]

Google discontinues the Nexus Player

Google discontinues the Nexus Player

Google first introduced the Nexus Player back in 2014, when Android TV was still in its infancy. I think it was intended more of a quicker way for consumers to get into the newly introduced platform before TV manufacturers took time to implement it into their TV sets. Fast forward a few years and it seems that the Nexus Player hasn’t been as popular as Google were hoping, as now […]

Google announces Google Home, a competitor to Amazon Echo

Google announces Google Home, a competitor to Amazon Echo

Google is getting into a lot of home related products lately, a few months back the company launched Google OnHub, a smart WiFi router which strips away all the technicalities and complications usually associated with routers and the latest product is called Google Home. Revealed at Google I/O earlier today it’s a WiFi connected speaker with a integrated voice assistant, similar in operation to Amazon Echo. Google Home, like Echo will […]

Google creates iOS keyboard, included built in Google search

Google creates iOS keyboard, included built in Google search

Google famously supports the iOS platform really well and ironically a lot of the apps are much better than the versions on Android. But now Google have released a keyboard app for the iPhone and iPad which allows you to search the internet, look for GIFs and grab quick weather reports too. It’s called Gboard and it can find anything online from your keyboard. The Principal Enginner at Google, Rajan […]