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How to get the Android Q beta on your phone right now
How to get the Android Q beta on your phone right now By Cam Bunton

Google has made the beta version of Android 10 Q available to download and install. Android Q's beta is here.  There are two different routes you can... Read more

Google I/O 2019: All the announcements that matter
Google I/O 2019: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Google I/O reveals the latest from Google, including software features, AI, and hardware.... Read more

Google Duplex: How the incoming Google Assistant tech helps you do more
Google Duplex: How the incoming Google Assistant tech helps you do more By Dan Grabham

Since Google demonstrated its Google Duplex capability, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.... Read more

What is Google Maps AR navigation and how do you use it?
What is Google Maps AR navigation and how do you use it? By Chris Hall

Google Maps AR navigation was first demoed at Google I/O in 2018, getting a tease in early 2019, but still without a launch date.Google has just announced... Read more

Google's next-gen Assistant will be on-device, much faster and much more powerful
Google's next-gen Assistant will be on-device, much faster and much more powerful By Chris Hall

Google has shown off the next version of Google Assistant at Google I/O 2019, demonstrating what we can expect from the new experience.... Read more

Google's latest web experiment uses AI to turn your selfies into poetry
Google's latest web experiment uses AI to turn your selfies into poetry By Maggie Tillman

Google said this new web app is a collaboration between Google’s Arts & Culture Lab, a programmer named Ross Goodwin, and artist Es Devlin.... Read more

Google is enabling auto-delete options for its controversial location history data
Google is enabling auto-delete options for its controversial location history data By Chris Hall

Google Location History is one of the more controversial pieces of data gathering that Google does on you. If you've enabled the collection of this... Read more

How to find the Avengers Endgame Google Easter Egg
How to find the Avengers Endgame Google Easter Egg By Rik Henderson

Google has teamed with Marvel Studios to celebrate the launch of the movie by offering you the chance to see search results turn to dust.... Read more

Google brings its Fit fitness app to iOS with support for Apple Health
Google brings its Fit fitness app to iOS with support for Apple Health By Maggie Tillman

There are several fitness apps already available for the iPhone, but they often cost money to use. If you want a free one, try Google's new app.... Read more

How to find electric car charging points on Google Maps
How to find electric car charging points on Google Maps By Chris Hall

Google Maps has added the ability to find electric car charging locations... Read more

Google adds bare-boned Reader mode to Chrome on desktop, try it now
Google adds bare-boned Reader mode to Chrome on desktop, try it now By Maggie Tillman

Google Chrome on the desktop is finally getting a Reader mode -- and you can already start testing it. Here's how.... Read more

Google and Amazon have made up - YouTube coming to Fire TV, Prime Video to Chromecast
Google and Amazon have made up - YouTube coming to Fire TV, Prime Video to Chromecast By Dan Grabham

Google and Amazon have buried the hatchet and will be putting each other's key streaming apps on their devices.... Read more

Spark email is here for Android, just in time to rescue Inbox users
Spark email is here for Android, just in time to rescue Inbox users By Cam Bunton

Spark, one of the best email apps for iOS and Mac is finally here for Android... Read more

This fun Google Doodle uses AI to match your custom tune to the style of Bach
This fun Google Doodle uses AI to match your custom tune to the style of Bach By Maggie Tillman

It allows you to compose a two measure melody, by simply dropping notes onto the bars. Then the Doodle uses AI to turn it into a Bach-like tune.... Read more

Android phones in Europe will soon show alternatives to Chrome as default browser
Android phones in Europe will soon show alternatives to Chrome as default browser By Cam Bunton

In response to antitrust concerns from the EU Commission, Google has decided to make it even clearer that there are alternatives to Chrome.... Read more

This Chrome extension from Alphabet filters out toxic online comments
This Chrome extension from Alphabet filters out toxic online comments By Maggie Tillman

We love trying neat online tools. Last week, we told you about an AI-powered B&W photo colouriser. Now, we have a cool extension for you to try.... Read more

Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone
Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone By Chris Hall

Augmented reality navigation will make it easier to find your way thanks to Google Maps... Read more

Google can now tell you if your logins have been compromised
Google can now tell you if your logins have been compromised By Dan Grabham

Google has said that it can now check the leaked information from third-party data breaches to make sure your passwords are secure. Today is Safer Internet... Read more

How Google Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier work
How Google Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier work By Maggie Tillman

Google is stepping up to the plate, introducing two Android apps for the deaf and hearing impaired.... Read more

How to download your Google+ data before it's deleted
How to download your Google+ data before it's deleted By Dan Grabham

Google+ for consumers was already being killed off, but a late 2018 security issue meant that Google decided to move forward the date at which it was being... Read more

The internet figured out when Google I/O 2019 will kick off
The internet figured out when Google I/O 2019 will kick off By Maggie Tillman

Google holds a developer conference every spring, and now thanks to a web sleuth, we know when this year's show will start.... 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 moves up Google+ death date due to second security breach
Google moves up Google+ death date due to second security breach By Maggie Tillman

Google+ will shut down in April 2019, instead of the original plan of August, and the API for the website will stop functioning in 90 days.... Read more

Google wants to officially ditch Hangouts for RCS messaging in 2020
Google wants to officially ditch Hangouts for RCS messaging in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

The app will still be available as part of the G Suite’s Hangouts Chat for workplaces. But the 2020 end-date has been assigned for consumers.... 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 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

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

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 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 does it work for Android devices?
What is Google Family Link and how does it work for Android devices? 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

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