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Google Nest WiFi now available

Google has now made its Google Nest Wi-Fi mesh system available and it starts at $169 in the US or £149 in the UK. The previous version, Google Wi-Fi was one of most popular systems on the market when it was launched but the new version from Nest has built-in speakers and microphones which gives access to the Google Assistant. The Nest WiFi is $169/£149 for one single router, the […]

Nest Hello doorbell now has Halloween style doorbell chimes

Google has updated the Nest Hello doorbell with some seasonal doorbell chimes, just in time for halloween. Google have added some new ringtones with an array of characters from a cackling with to a scary monster sound. Each one is different every time you press the button. Google has said it has plans to add more ringtones later in November, just in time for Christmas. If you don’t have a […]

Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini devices to all US Premium subscribers

If you live in the US and also subscribe to the premium tier of Spotify, then you will be eligible for a free Google Home Mini unit, while stocks last of course. The music streaming held this offer last year and now it returns. Spotify has provided some phrases you can use to control Spotify music on your Google Home: So get grooving by setting Spotify as the default music […]

Apple Music may be coming to Google Home soon

Apple, after a long, long time is starting to crack open sections of itself. Just recently, AirPlay is suddenly making its way to Smart TVs, as is the iTunes movie library to Samsung smart TVs of all things and at the start of December last year, Apple Music was made available on the Amazon Echo platform. And now, by the looks of it – (there isn’t any official note from Google […]

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

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

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 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

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

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’ […]