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Google Maps now lets you avoid turn by turn navigation during voice calls

February 10, 2016 – 5:42 pm
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Google is bringing a new update to Maps that adds a couple of features and improvements. The update that bumps the app to version 9.20, lets you switch off the turn by turn by navigation …

Gmail will now alert users about unsecured emails

February 10, 2016 – 11:15 am
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Google is rolling out a new security feature for Gmail that will warn users when they try to send or receive emails over unsecured connections. The company is introducing the feature on the occasion of Safer …

Google Public Alerts now offers flood alerts in India

February 9, 2016 – 12:20 pm
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Google today announced that it is now offering flood alerts through Google Public Alerts in India. This is provided by the Central Water Commission (CWC) using its observation stations for more than 170 areas. “These alerts are …

Google said to release Gear VR like virtual reality headset this year

February 8, 2016 – 10:19 am

Google is working on a virtual reality headset and plans to release it by the end of this year, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The successor to the Cardboard VR viewer …

Hangouts to get improved call quality using P2P connection

February 5, 2016 – 5:45 pm

Google is always hard at work to improve its applications and Hangouts is one of the bigger priorities. New sources say that Google will remove the SMS capabilities and try to improve the call quality.

Android Wear Marshmallow update starts rolling out, adds speaker support, new gestures and more

February 5, 2016 – 8:33 am
Android Wear OS 1.4 Marshmallow

Google has started rolling out Android Wear OS v1.4 update based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (API level 23) for Android Wear smartwatches. The update brings new navigation gestures, audio support on speaker-equipped watches, and expanded support for messaging …

Google Play Music Podcast goes live for some users

February 4, 2016 – 4:56 pm
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Google had announced in October last year that it will soon bring Podcast to Play Music. Now, the new Podcast interface is going live for some users. Podcasters had already started uploading their content on …

Google eyes interactive digital books with Editions at Play

February 4, 2016 – 1:14 pm
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Google has unveiled Editions at Play, its new experiment between their Creative Lab and Visual Editions that focuses on interactive digital books. The digital book merges traditional reading experience with the smartphone technology.

Amit Singhal, Google Search SVP is retiring after 15 years

February 4, 2016 – 10:15 am
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Google’s senior vice president for Search, Amit Singhal is bidding adieu to the company after a 15 year long stint. Singhal, who joined Google in 2000 will be replaced by John Giannandrea, currently vice president of engineering …

Android Marshmallow adoption finally crosses 1%, Lollipop grows to 34.1%

February 3, 2016 – 11:53 am
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Google is out with its Android distribution data for the month of February. Marshmallow is now finally present on 1.2% of devices, up from 0.7% since last month. The latest version of Android had debuted …

Nexus devices are now receiving February security update for Android

February 2, 2016 – 2:44 pm

Google has announced that the February security update for Android has already started rolling out to Nexus devices. The update brings about several bug fixes to 8 Nexus devices.

Alphabet outshines Apple to become the most valuable company

February 2, 2016 – 12:40 pm
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Alphabet, the parent company of Google has exceeded Wall Street expectations and recorded $21.3 billion of revenue with profits of $4.9 billion for Q4 ended December 31, 2015. With the strong revenues, Alphabet is now worth …

Google said to take control over the Nexus line of devices

February 2, 2016 – 11:23 am

Google is planning to tighten its grip around the Nexus line of smartphones and tablets. The company is apparently looking forward to take Apple-like approach and control the design and build of the Nexus phones, …

Google is testing to beam 5G internet from solar drones under Project SkyBender

February 1, 2016 – 9:49 am

Google already offers internet to places who have low or no internet access via it’s Project Loon. Now, the tech giant is working on a new project dubbed as Project SkyBender under which it is planning …

Google Calendar now supports Smart Suggestions in 30 languages

January 30, 2016 – 4:05 pm

Google has just updated its Google Calendar and the update brings about a Smart Suggestion feature for event tiles, places and people in 30 different languages.