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Google now has 14 official Chrome themes

Google now has 14 official Chrome themes

For the first time in the 10 years+ that Google Chrome has been around, Google has now published its own official Google Chrome themes for free on the Chrome Web Store. In true Google fashion, the colours have some cutesy names similar to what they do with the Pixel phone colours. The 14 are named Just Black, Slate, Oceanic, Ultra Violet, Classic Blue, Banana, Black & White, Honeysuckle, Rose, Serenity, Sea […]

CarPlay and Android Auto for Toyota US pickups coming for 2020 models

CarPlay and Android Auto for Toyota US pickups coming for 2020 models

Toyota today has announced an all new pickup truck in the US, the 2020 Sequoia at the Chicago Auto Show as well as some exciting CarPlay and Android Auto news for US customers. The 2020 Sequoia joins a roster of TRD Pro vehicles that includes the Tacoma mid-size and Tundra full-size pickups and 4Runner SUV. Toyota CarPlay & more For the 2020 model year pickups from Toyota in the US, […]

Google’s Pixel camera app will soon support external microphones

Google’s Pixel camera app will soon support external microphones

With the recent announcement of the new Pixel 3 from Google, the camera app on all Pixel handsets are due to receive some software updates to support external microphones. For a long time, recording videos on the Pixel has been good, but the audio quality hasn’t been the best, but the external microphones will be able to plugged into the USB-C port on the new Pixel 3 and the Pixel […]

Fortnite will come to Android, but won’t be on Google Play

Fortnite will come to Android, but won’t be on Google Play

Fortnite is becoming ridiculously popular. And after expanding the games platform coverage earlier this year with expansion onto Apple’s iOS earlier in April, then to the Nintendo Switch in June – just Android was left to cover the major platforms on the market. But in bringing the game to Android, much like iOS they first need to go through Google Play and for any paid apps, extra subscriptions and in-app […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Last year, late in the Autumm Nest launched its outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ but only in the US, the Nest Cam IQ is s the company’s high end connected camera with facial recognition and built in 4K sensor but it has taken a a while to make it over the pond here to the UK and rest of Europe so today Nest has finally launched the new outdoor […]

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 […]