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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 […]

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Google has certainly dabbled with the TV experience in the last few years, first it was Google TV – which was a huge flop and that was quickly abandoned, then in 2012 Google brought out the Nexus Q which only lasted a matter of weeks after it was introduced at the Google Developers conference that year, one because it cost $299 and it didn’t do that much. Following that in 2013, […]

Netflix on Android can now be charged to Google Play

Netflix on Android can now be charged to Google Play

Similar to how the payments system works on iOS, Google also allows third-party developers to utilise users payment details from their Google Play account to make purchases for subscriptions and various things within the app. Now Netflix is one of the latest apps to use Google Play Billing, Netflix has said that this will be slowly rolling out over the next few weeks. This feature on iOS and Android just makes […]

Verizon is giving users 2GB extra data for trying Android Pay

Verizon is giving users 2GB extra data for trying Android Pay

Verizon has a new deal out with Google and ties in with Android Pay, Google’s competitor to Apple Pay. Verizon may be one of the more pricier carriers in the US, but from time to time they do give out some freebies and this latest one is geared around Android Pay, Verizon will be giving up to 2GB extra on your data plan if you try it out a few times, […]

Android Auto is now available in 18 more countries

Android Auto is now available in 18 more countries

As CarPlay is expanding week by week, Google is also focusing on making Android Auto available in more countries and in more cars. Just this week, Google has expanded the in-car-infotainment to 18 more countries. Android Auto is now available these countries and more Austria Brazil Colombia Switzerland India Russia Puerto Rico

Google’s Nik photo editing suite is now completely free

Google’s Nik photo editing suite is now completely free

A few year back in 2012, Google acquired Nik Software, the company behind Snapped but Google didn’t just want it for the app, Nik also made a selection of powerful plunge for Photoshop and Apple’s now discontinued Aperture software. Google has now decided to make Color Efex Pro, Analog Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro and more completely free to download. The tools used to cost $150 and allow you to easily turn photos […]

Google is offering $100,000 to anyone who can hack a Chromebook

Google is offering $100,000 to anyone who can hack a Chromebook

It’s long been known that Chromebooks are very secure for users and so far no one has hacked the system even with some serious incentives from Google in the past. Google has just increased the cash reward to any hacker or anyone willing to try who can “persistently compromise” a Chromebook and the software on it, until a few days ago the offer stood at $50,000 and still unclaimed so […]

Google’s Project Shield DDoS protection is now free for all news sites

Google’s Project Shield DDoS protection is now free for all news sites

Websites everyday, especially news organisations get targeted by hackers other users on the internet with DDoS attacks because they may post or say something that they don’t agree with mainly to do with the nature of the internet and how it works for bloggers and news companies. Project Shield was originally announced back in 2013 and for a time it was only available to organisations who got the invite while […]