Google to offer ‘Play Pass’ subscription service for premium apps and games [Update: Confirmed to launch soon]

Update: September 10, 2019 — Google has confirmed that Play Pass subscription service is coming soon without revealing the exact launch date. Continue reading “Google to offer ‘Play Pass’ subscription service for premium apps and games [Update: Confirmed to launch soon]”

Google rolls out dynamic email in Gmail to make it more useful and interactive [Update: Available for all users from July 2]

Update: June 12, 2019 — Google has announced that Dynamic email in Gmail will be available for everyone and will be on by default for all domains.

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Google rolls out Google Fit app for iOS with Apple Health and Apple Watch integration

Google is finally bringing the Google Fit app on iOS in an attempt to help people reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep and increase overall mental health. The app consists of two smart activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points. Continue reading “Google rolls out Google Fit app for iOS with Apple Health and Apple Watch integration”

Google rolls out ‘search app and browser options’ to Android users in Europe

With few changes made on licensing to comply with the European Commission’s ruling last year, Google has started rolling out new screens to Android users in Europe with an option to download search apps and browsers. Continue reading “Google rolls out ‘search app and browser options’ to Android users in Europe”

Google unveils Currents app, an enterprise replacement for Google+

After shutting down Google+, Google has unveiled Currents, a G Suite app that enables people to have meaningful discussions and interactions across your organisation, helping keep everyone in the know and giving leaders the opportunity to connect with their employees. Continue reading “Google unveils Currents app, an enterprise replacement for Google+”

Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number of users. Continue reading “Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India”

Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta

Google Drive

At Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google announced new “Priority” view that utilizes machine learning to show relevant files, while “Workspaces” group together similar documents, now the company has announced that it is out of beta. You can access the Priority page from the left-hand navigation panel in Drive. Continue reading “Google Drive’s AI-driven Priority page with Workspaces exits beta”

Google to shut down Inbox by Gmail on April 2

Update — March 19: After confirming that it will shut down Inbox by Gmail app at the end of March 2019, Google has started showing alerts for the users that says that the app will be going away in 15 days, which is April 2nd, 2019. Google has already shut down Allo this month, and will shut down goo.gl URL Shortener later this month and Google+ on April 2nd as a part of Spring Cleaning.

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Google’s new Lookout app uses AI to help visually-impaired people identify information about their surroundings

Google, last year announced Look Out, an app to assist people who are blind or have low vision in gaining information about the world around them. As per the recent development, Google has announced that Lookout will finally be available to download only for Pixel devices in the US. Continue reading “Google’s new Lookout app uses AI to help visually-impaired people identify information about their surroundings”

Google updates Gboard with faster on-device speech recognition

Gboard

In a recent development, Google is updating its Gboard keyboard with AI-powered offline dictation on its Pixel phones. This means no more network latency or spottiness — the new recogniser is always available, even when you are offline. Continue reading “Google updates Gboard with faster on-device speech recognition”

Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more

The Internet is a boon and bane! In fact, the comment section can be both inspiring and depressing. Moderating a comment section is a tough job, if not done properly, it can create havoc with toxic words.  In an attempt to curb this, Alphabet’s Jigsaw is working on an experimental Tune Chrome extension that lets users tune out those toxic comments for some peace of mind. As of now, the tool will work only on for comments on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus. Continue reading “Alphabet’s AI-powered Chrome extension lets you filter out toxic comments on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more”

Google Drive Material redesign arrives for iOS and Android to match its look on the web

Google is slowly but steadily revamping all its apps to suit the new Material Theme. In the recent development, the search engine giant is working a new look and feel on Google Drive for iOS and Android, making it easier to communicate and collaborate across files in Drive on mobile devices. Google Drive for the web got the feature back in May last year. Continue reading “Google Drive Material redesign arrives for iOS and Android to match its look on the web”

Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections

Loading a webpage during over poor connection can be frustrating, regardless of the situation. In this regard, Google is offering Data Saver feature that lets Chrome reduce data usage by up to 90 percent and load pages two times faster in HTTPS pages, in addition to HTTP. Continue reading “Google rolls out Chrome Lite Data Saver to speed up HTTPS web pages on slow connections”

Google is rolling out Snapchat-like AR effects to YouTube Stories

Started with Snapchat, Facebook extended the ‘Stories’ feature to Whatsapp and Instagram last year. Falling in the same line, Google has rolled out the much-used feature on YouTube as Reels in 2017 to about 100 creators. Continue reading “Google is rolling out Snapchat-like AR effects to YouTube Stories”

Google game controller patent surfaces, could be announced with game streaming service at GDC 2019

At the upcoming GDC 2019 (Games Developers Conference), the search engine giant Google is expected to announce its game streaming service codenamed Yeti. Continue reading “Google game controller patent surfaces, could be announced with game streaming service at GDC 2019”