Gmail will now convert addresses, phone numbers and contacts to link

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Gmail is getting a new handy feature that convert addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and contacts to into clickable hyperlinks. The update is rolling out for Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web. Continue reading “Gmail will now convert addresses, phone numbers and contacts to link”

Google launches Tez mobile payments app in India

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After reports, Google has officially launched Tez, its latest payments app in India. It uses UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and works with all major banks and Google also has Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and soon State Bank of India as partners. You can pay directly from your bank account, so you don’t need to open a separate account recharge wallets. It has several offers such as Scratch Cards offer, Lucky Sundays Lucky Draw Offer and referral rewards for users.

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Google to block autoplay videos in Chrome starting from 2018

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Starting from January 2018, Google is planning to put an end to ever annoying auto-playing videos while browsing the web. While not everyone has the same preference when it comes autoplay, the company is planning to make it bit customizable as per the user’s wish. Continue reading “Google to block autoplay videos in Chrome starting from 2018”

Google will delete Android backups if a phone is inactive for 60 days

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Google will automatically delete Android backup if a phone has been inactive for 60 days. Interestingly, Google will not give any prior notification to the user before deleting the entire Android backup.
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II to sport Google Assistant button

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Google recently expanded support for Google Assistant to a bunch of third party speakers and appliances. Now, the company is taking this a step further by bringing Google Assistant to next iteration Bose’s QuietComfort headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II will be first pair of headphones to feature Google’s digital assistant. Continue reading “Bose QuietComfort 35 II to sport Google Assistant button”

Google Pixel 2 event scheduled for October 4

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After several rumors, Google has announced on event on October 4th to unveil its next-generation Pixel smartphones, even though earlier rumor said it would be October 5th. Thinking about changing phones? Stay tuned for more on October 4 says a new page on madeby.google.com website. This is the same date the first-generation Pixel phones were announced. It has also released a video with several questions starting with “Why is my smartphone..?” Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 event scheduled for October 4”

Google said to be working on ‘Tez’ mobile payment service in India

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It looks like Google is the latest entrant to foray into the buzzing digital mobile payment scene in India. The is looking forward to launch a localized mobile payment service in the country. According to a latest report by The Ken, Google is all set to launch a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment service called “Tez” as early as next week.
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Google rolls out September Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google has finally started rolling out new over-the-air (OTA) update for Pixel and Nexus devices and also posted factory images as part of monthly Android Security release. It is not available for Nexus Player yet. The latest update this month fixes several critical issues, including issues in Framework, Libraries, Media framework, several components and more. Continue reading “Google rolls out September Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices”

Google Translate gets offline translation, conversation mode for more Indian languages

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Google has updated the Translate app by bringing offline translation support to more Indian languages. Starting today, users in Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu can experience offline translations and instant visual translation in their preferred language. Continue reading “Google Translate gets offline translation, conversation mode for more Indian languages”

Google rolls out a new personalized feed for Indian users with Hindi support

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Google rolled out the new personalized feed in India for its search app for Android and iOS. The feed will enable you to see cards containing the latest sports highlights, top news, engaging videos, new music, stories about your hobbies and more. Most importantly, the new feed will be available in English and Hindi.

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Google Drive File Stream officially replaces Google Drive desktop app

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Google has launched new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream. Available for G Suite customers, it will basically replace the Google Drive desktop app for PC and Mac, which will no longer be supported starting on December 11 2017 will shut down completely on March 12 2018.
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Google Trips, Flights and Destinations add support for new languages and countries

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Google Trips, Flights and Destinations is getting support for new languages and countries. It now support a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries globally.

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Google’s Street View cameras get an upgrade after eight years

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Google has upgraded its Street View cameras after a period of eight years. According to Wired, the company has started rolling out updated cameras to its fleet of cars to capture photos that are clearer and higher in resolution. Continue reading “Google’s Street View cameras get an upgrade after eight years”