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Google Maps adds a translation feature to help you on your travels
Google Maps adds a translation feature to help you on your travels By Chris Hall

Google has always offered a range of translation options, but in the latest addition to Google Maps, it's going to make life in foreign lands easier... Read more

Project Nightingale: Why is Google secretly gathering personal health records?
Project Nightingale: Why is Google secretly gathering personal health records? By Maggie Tillman

You'd think big tech companies would learn by now that many consumers don't like their data being collected without their explicit consent. Or maybe they just don't care. One has to wonder that after reading The Wall Street Journal's report on Google's latest mass data-gathering project.... Read more

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your desktop browser
Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your desktop browser By Maggie Tillman

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.... Read more

How to force Google Chrome to show any website in dark mode
How to force Google Chrome to show any website in dark mode By Maggie Tillman

Google has updated its Chrome browser to version 78, and it brings new features like a Forced Dark Mode that literally forces a dark theme upon any and every website, even if the website doesn't natively have its own dark mode. Here's how to enable the feature.... Read more

How to turn on Gmail's new dark mode
How to turn on Gmail's new dark mode By Maggie Tillman

Dark modes have become very popular in recent years, thanks to their ability to blacken interfaces, thereby reducing the strain on your eyes and simultaneously saving your device's battery life. As a result, companies like Google and Apple have begun to release system-wide dark modes across their operating systems, and even app developers are updating their apps with their own dark mode takes.... 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 Maggie Tillman

To help you figure out everything Assistant does on the phone, we've rounded up some expert tips and tricks.... Read more

Stream transfer: How to ask Google Assistant to move music between devices
Stream transfer: How to ask Google Assistant to move music between devices By Maggie Tillman

Many of us own multiple Google Assistant devices and have set up multi-room audio so that they can all play the same tunes at once. But now there's a new audio feature that can take your music-listening experience to the next level.... 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

What is Google Play Pass, which apps and games are included, and how much is it?
What is Google Play Pass, which apps and games are included, and how much is it? By Maggie Tillman

Google is hoping to rival Apple Arcade, by introducing its own all-you-can-eat subscription pass for apps and games called Play Pass.... Read more

Google celebrates Friends' 25th anniversary with fun nostalgic easter eggs
Google celebrates Friends' 25th anniversary with fun nostalgic easter eggs By Maggie Tillman

If you Google-search each of the main Friends characters' names, you’ll be served up cute animations that take over your screen and should make any lover of the show giggle for a minute. Just be sure to turn up your volume to get the full effect.... Read more

How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it
How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it By Dan Grabham

You need the Google Play Store if you want to install most apps on an Android device. But what if your Android device doesn't have access to Google Play Services by default?... Read more

Google antitrust probe: What's happening and how it affects you
Google antitrust probe: What's happening and how it affects you By Maggie Tillman

Attorneys general for all 50 US states and territories on Monday announced a wide-ranging review into Google, to explore whether it threatens competition, consumers, and internet growth.... Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Android 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat and more
How to access Android easter eggs: Android 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat and more By Cam Bunton

Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions... Read more

Google Maps now pairs transit directions with biking and ridesharing
Google Maps now pairs transit directions with biking and ridesharing By Maggie Tillman

Google Maps is updating with a new feature that will help those of you who rideshare and bike to get around town.... Read more

What is Google Duo video call app, how does it work and does it offer voice calls?
What is Google Duo video call app, how does it work and does it offer voice calls? By Maggie Tillman

Here's a run down of what Google Duo is and how it works, including how to get started and whether it's safe to use.... Read more

What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work?
What is Google Play Music family plan and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

This feature is all about Google Play Music's Family Plan, including how much it is, what features it offers and where it is available.... Read more

What are robocalls and how can you stop them?
What are robocalls and how can you stop them? By Maggie Tillman

Ever get a call from a random number, answer it, and then hear an automated message on the other end offering you a new car?... Read more

Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices
Google Maps Live View AR navigation rolling out to more devices By Adrian Willings

Google has been working on a new UI for Google Maps that uses augmented reality to show you which way to walk using arrows placed in the real world.... Read more

Google Fit adds a dark theme and new sleep tracking features
Google Fit adds a dark theme and new sleep tracking features By Maggie Tillman

Google Fit is a fairly basic health and fitness-tracking app, but its latest update makes it much more compelling and useful.... Read more

How Google's emergency text-to-speech feature works on Pixel phones
How Google's emergency text-to-speech feature works on Pixel phones By Maggie Tillman

Google is giving Pixel phone users another new, exclusive feature - but this one only comes in handy during emergencies.... Read more

New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know
New Android Auto updates: In-car, on phone - everything you need to know By Chris Hall

Google and Apple are vying for dominance in in-car tech with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay - and Google is pushing a huge update... Read more

Google's Messages app could soon be more like Snapchat
Google's Messages app could soon be more like Snapchat By Adrian Willings

Google is testing various improvements to its Messages app that includes Snapchat-like filters and more.... Read more

Google Maps will now tell you how busy your train or bus is going to be
Google Maps will now tell you how busy your train or bus is going to be By Chris Hall

Google loves data. It's just gobbling it up for no good reason, it's using it to let users of Google Maps know how busy somewhere will be at a particular... Read more

Google is adding offline saving option to all files on Google Drive
Google is adding offline saving option to all files on Google Drive By Adrian Willings

Google is giving users the ability to access any Google Drive files offline via a web browser, similar to the way the system works for Google Docs.... Read more

Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone
Android Launchers: How to install, change and customise your phone By Cam Bunton

Ask an Android fan at any point over the past 10 years what they love about Android, and there's a good chance that customisation is a big part of the... Read more

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 is changing how Google Photos and Google Drive work soon
Google is changing how Google Photos and Google Drive work soon By Adrian Willings

Google is making some changes to the way Google Drive and Google Photos works together and how they sync in order to make things easier for users.... Read more

Waze gets Google Assistant integration
Waze gets Google Assistant integration By Chris Hall

Waze has had its own voice controls for some time but now it gets Google Assistant... Read more

Google Maps will soon help you navigate around natural disasters
Google Maps will soon help you navigate around natural disasters By Cam Bunton

Google has developed new tools and visualisations within Maps to help identify and avoid natural disasters.... Read more

Google Maps navigation getting speed limits, speed cameras and traps at last
Google Maps navigation getting speed limits, speed cameras and traps at last By Rik Henderson

Google is finally rolling out the ability to see speed limits, stationary speed cameras and mobile speed traps in Google Maps.... 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 updates Android Auto with default dark mode and more ahead of I/O 2019
Google updates Android Auto with default dark mode and more ahead of I/O 2019 By Maggie Tillman

Google described the new version of its smartphone-powered infotainment system as something that should be more seamless and actionable.... 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

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