Latest Google app news

What is Google One and how does Google Drive work?
What is Google One and how does Google Drive work? By Maggie Tillman

Google has launched its cloud subscription services beyond the US. Here we explain what Google One is, what it offers and where it is available.... Read more

What is Google Files, how does it work, and do you need it?
What is Google Files, how does it work, and do you need it? By Maggie Tillman

Google is renaming Files Go, its files app for Android phones with limited storage. It's now called “Files by Google".... Read more

How to quickly delete your Google search data
How to quickly delete your Google search data By Maggie Tillman

Google will now allow you to review and delete recent search history within Google Search itself - rather than dig through settings.... Read more

What is Google Call Screen and how does it work?
What is Google Call Screen and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Google has a new feature for Pixel phone users. It's called Call Screen, and it's designed to help you better understand who is calling and why... Read more

What is Google Assistant and what can it do?
What is Google Assistant and what can it do? By Maggie Tillman

How does Google Assistant work, what devices does it work on and what can Google Assistant do? Here's a complete rundown of Google's AI... Read more

Google is finally shutting down Google+ for good following security breach
Google is finally shutting down Google+ for good following security breach By Maggie Tillman

Google hasn't really done anything with Google+ in years, and so it's not surprising to hear it announce the social network is shutting down.... Read more

Take a Street View walk round Google’s first garage office for 20th birthday
Take a Street View walk round Google’s first garage office for 20th birthday By Rik Henderson

Google is celebrating its 20th birthday today. You might be thinking "surely it's older than that", but it was founded in September 1998 and its first... Read more

What's new in the redesigned Google Chrome?
What's new in the redesigned Google Chrome? By Dan Grabham

Google Chrome has got a whole new look to celebrate both 10 years of the browser and 20 years since Google was incorporated as a company.... Read more

Google Duo now lets iPad and Android tablet users make video calls
Google Duo now lets iPad and Android tablet users make video calls By Maggie Tillman

Previously only available for phones, the app has essentially updated so that it is able to work on both iPads and Android tablets... Read more

Google Photo Books come to the UK, enables you to create a book on your phone in minutes
Google Photo Books come to the UK, enables you to create a book on your phone in minutes By Dan Grabham

Printed photo books bring you back to a moment from the past and now you can create them directly from Google Photos in the UK.... Read more

Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak
Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak By Rik Henderson

Google is planning a major overhaul in the way it helps you track health and wellbeing on smartwatches and Android phones.A new service, potentially called... Read more

How to stop Google from tracking you on the web
How to stop Google from tracking you on the web By Maggie Tillman

If you turn off Google’s Location History option, you probably assume it is no longer tracking your movements. Wrong. But there is a workaround.... Read more

Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking
Google Maps update brings a nifty feature to location tracking By Adrian Willings

Google has recently pushed a new update to this system which will stop people worrying if you suddenly stop broadcasting or replying to their messages.... Read more

How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock
How to set Spotify music as your alarm in Google Clock By Maggie Tillman

Google is updating its Clock app so that you can connect your Spotify account and use your favourite playlists and songs as alarms.... Read more

Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way
Waze tips and tricks: Navigating the Waze way By Chris Hall

Waze is a free community-based satnav app, available for Android and iPhone. Here's everything you need to know about it and our top tips and tricks.... Read more

Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not
Google's Gboard keyboard now offers Morse code input because why not By Maggie Tillman

The company already offers Morse code in the Android version of Gboard (in beta). Now, it's debuting in the iOS version.... Read more

Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android
Google just launched an AI-infused Podcasts app for Android By Maggie Tillman

Google is releasing the Google Podcasts app for Android, available globally in the Play Store.... Read more

Google Lens: What is it and how does it work?
Google Lens: What is it and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Everything you need to know about the Google Lens app including which phones Google Lens works with, what it can do and how to use it. Find out more.... Read more

Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app
Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app By Maggie Tillman

It's now easier to find and use Google Lens.Google has released a standalone app for Lens via Google Play Store. With it, you have yet another way to... Read more

Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI?
Google Duplex: Is it really OK to get calls made for you by AI? By Dan Grabham

Since Google demonstrated its Google Duplex capability yesterday, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive in terms of the technology and the possibilities... Read more

Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter
Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

Google's developer conference has kicked off.The keynote speech is where we learn what the company has planned for the next version of Android and Google... Read more

Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future
Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future By Rik Henderson

Google has shown a prospective new augmented reality feature it could add to Google Maps in future.During its Google I/O keynote at the start of its developers... Read more

Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please'
Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please' By Elyse Betters

Google is demoing a bunch of new features at Google I/O 2018, including that it's going to teach your children to use 'the magic word'.A new Pretty Please... Read more

New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time
New Google Assistant voices coming this year - and you can skip saying 'Hey Google' every time By Dan Grabham

Google has said that six new voices are coming to Google Assistant this year. One of the voices is singer-songwriter John Legend.Also announced at Google... Read more

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?
What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work? By Elyse Betters

If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark... Read more

Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails
Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails By Elyse Betters

Google's annual developer conference is underway, with company executives currently on stage announcing new products, including that Gmail is getting another... Read more

Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant
Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant challenges Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. You can ask Assistant almost anything, and it will understand your words... Read more

Google Play Movies now lets you search across all streaming services
Google Play Movies now lets you search across all streaming services By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Google Play Movies & TV with a new search feature.It essentially makes it easier to find where and how to watch your favourite TV shows... Read more

Google Assistant can now instantly send and request money for free
Google Assistant can now instantly send and request money for free By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant just killed Venmo.OK, that's an exaggeration. However, Google has rolled out a new feature to Google Assistant that essentially replicates... Read more

This Google app lets you doodle white lines in augmented reality
This Google app lets you doodle white lines in augmented reality By Elyse Betters

Google has just released its own augmented reality app.Called Just a Line, the app essentially lets you draw white lines in the air and then share your... Read more

Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's latest OS
Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's latest OS By Elyse Betters

Google updates its Android mobile operating system every year and Android O, or Android Oreo, is the latest version which is baked into the Pixel 2 and... Read more

Google launches Shopping Actions to help retailers compete against Amazon
Google launches Shopping Actions to help retailers compete against Amazon By Max Langridge

Google has introduced Shopping Actions, a new service that retailers can use to help increase sales and compete with the sheer dominance of Amazon. Shopping... Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more
How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more By Cam Bunton

Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy... Read more

Mario in Google Maps: How to find Mario Time and its Easter egg
Mario in Google Maps: How to find Mario Time and its Easter egg By Elyse Betters

Mario Day is 10 March. Get it? MAR10... for March 10.Google is celebrating the 'holiday', which honors the mustachioed plumber from the popular Nintendo... Read more

Google Lens goes live for all Android phones via Google Photos app
Google Lens goes live for all Android phones via Google Photos app By Elyse Betters

Starting today, Google has enabled Google Lens in the Google Photos app for all Android users.Technically, last week, Google announced its AI camera feature... Read more

This Google experiment lets you make songs in your Chrome browser
This Google experiment lets you make songs in your Chrome browser By Elyse Betters

Google has come up with another Chrome browser-based web experiment - and this one let's anyone try their hand at music-making.Google's Creative Lab launched... Read more

What is Google Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Google Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

While iPhone users have Apple Pay, Android users have Google Pay.Technically, it was first called Android Pay. Google launched that mobile wallet in September... Read more

Google Photos: How to create themed movies of your cat, dog or loved ones
Google Photos: How to create themed movies of your cat, dog or loved ones By Chris Hall

Google Photos is one of the best photo apps out there for managing and sharing your photos. It's a dream on Android - and standard - but you can also download... Read more

Google Pixel Visual Core brings Pixel 2 camera performance to Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat
Google Pixel Visual Core brings Pixel 2 camera performance to Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat By Cam Bunton

Google has announced that it is bringing its impressive Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL camera performance to third party apps.By switching on the Pixel Visual... Read more

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?
Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't? By Elyse Betters

Thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store, you can take full advantage of Google Assistant and start barking commands at it like you... Read more

What is Google Bulletin, how does it work, and when can you try it?
What is Google Bulletin, how does it work, and when can you try it? By Elyse Betters

Let's say there is a fire on your street right at this very moment.You might share the news by tweeting about it, posting about it on your personal blog,... Read more

How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks
How to use Google's art app to find your face in famous artworks By Elyse Betters

Everyone is using a new feature in one of Google's little-known apps.Over the past weekend, if you were on Twitter or Facebook at all, you might've noticed... Read more

Google takes aim at Apple Pay with its all-encompassing Google Pay service
Google takes aim at Apple Pay with its all-encompassing Google Pay service By Cam Bunton

Google has announced today that it's reorganizing all of its web and mobile based payments systems and bringing them into one, simple and far-reaching... Read more

Google Play Christmas deals give you movie rentals for 99p, 80% off games and much more
Google Play Christmas deals give you movie rentals for 99p, 80% off games and much more By Rik Henderson

Google has started its annual sales across the Google Play store. There are thousands of amazing deals, including any movie rental for just 99p (or 99... Read more

Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list?
Google reveals the best Android apps of 2017, did your favourites make the list? By Max Langridge

As 2017 comes to an end, Google has announced the most downloaded Android apps of the year, along with various other 'top five' lists. But have your favourites... Read more

YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works
YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works By Elyse Betters

YouTube has announced a new feature: Reels.The Google-owned video platform revealed in a blog post, which mostly discussed the expansion of the Community... Read more

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?
What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it? By Max Langridge

Google has announced a brand new way of paying for items via your Android smartphone or Chrome browser, called Pay with Google. What is Android Pay, how... Read more

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app
How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app By Elyse Betters

It's hard to find the perfect iOS app for email, right?Although Apple restricts you from changing the default mail app for anything on iOS, there are a... Read more

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK
Move over, Siri: Google Assistant app for iOS has arrived in the UK By Elyse Betters

Three months after launching Google Assistant for iOS in the US, Google has brought the app to the UK.Assistant has truly become a multi-platform assistant... Read more

Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in
Google is working on a set of smart headphones with Assistant built-in By Max Langridge

It seems Google is ramping up its hardware efforts. Following the news that the company is working on a new Chromebook Pixel and a smaller version of the... Read more

LOAD MORE