Google Maps for Android gets auto-rickshaw as public transport mode in India starting from Delhi

Google_Maps

Google has announced that starting today, commuters in Delhi will be able to see a new public transport mode; auto rickshaw in Google Maps. By selecting this mode of transport, commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares. Continue reading “Google Maps for Android gets auto-rickshaw as public transport mode in India starting from Delhi”

Google, United Nations ESCAP unveils AI health service in Thailand to screen diabetic eye disease

Google AI

Google, a few years ago worked with eye specialists in India and the U.S. on an AI system to help doctors analyze images of the back of the eye for signs of diabetic retinopathy. The AI model now detects diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists. This means doctors and staff can use this assistive technology to screen more patients in less time, sparing people from blindness through a more timely diagnosis. Continue reading “Google, United Nations ESCAP unveils AI health service in Thailand to screen diabetic eye disease”

Google Assistant gains support for Australian and British accents

Google Home Speakers in the US can now choose between an Australian-accented voice and a British-accented voice for your Google Assistant across devices. All the other settings and features including setting a timer, checking the weather and getting an overview of your commute and everything else remain the same while your Assistant will speak with a new accent. Continue reading “Google Assistant gains support for Australian and British accents”

Google’s new shopping experience with personalised filters, multiple retailers launched for India

Google Shopping experience

Google has unveiled a new and immersive shopping search experience catered for Indian users. The new personalized experience will allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find the products they are looking for. This experience is available across several Google products; a made-to-browse experience on the Shopping home page, the Shopping tab on Google Search and in Google Lens. For retailers, Google has expanded the Merchant Center to Hindi. Continue reading “Google’s new shopping experience with personalised filters, multiple retailers launched for India”

Android users can now donate to charity through Google Play Store

Google Play

Google, in time for the holidays season, has announced that users can make charitable donations to inspiring nonprofits from the Google Play Store. If you’re in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia, you’ll see this update over the next few days. Continue reading “Android users can now donate to charity through Google Play Store”

Google Year in Search 2018: FIFA World cup 2018, Robot 2.0, Kiki Challenge top trending in India

Google Year in Search 2018

Following the trend, it set, Google is back with ‘Year in Search’ for 2018. The quick recap highlights all the user’s interests based on the searches made by the users in India on Google and also covers the major events happened in the last 12-month period.  Continue reading “Google Year in Search 2018: FIFA World cup 2018, Robot 2.0, Kiki Challenge top trending in India”

Google Photos no longer offers unlimited storage for unsupported videos

Google Photos

Google, until now allowed free photo and videos to be uploaded to Photos services as long as they are compressed. However, the company is changing it now, as of December 6th, videos in unsupported formats are no longer included in the free storage.  Continue reading “Google Photos no longer offers unlimited storage for unsupported videos”

Google app for iOS finally gets Google Lens visual search

Google Lens

Google Lens visual search feature is finally rolling out to the Google app for iOS. Google Lens for iOS landed through Google Photos app. The new visual implementation in the Google app features a live viewfinder instead of adding a photo from camera rolls or snap a picture.  Continue reading “Google app for iOS finally gets Google Lens visual search”

Google to shutdown Google+ in April 2019 over second data breach

Google+

Google in November discovered a bug affecting a Google+ API and said that it fixed it within a week of it being introduced. Google says that there was no evidence that the app developers that inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way. Continue reading “Google to shutdown Google+ in April 2019 over second data breach”

Google Fit update brings improved activity logging, breathing exercise and more

Google Fit Google redesigned Fit earlier this year, and now the company is pushing an update with more features right in time for holidays. This new update is aimed at making it easier to achieve your health goals. You can now see your progress at a glance on your Android home screen with new Google Fit widgets. Continue reading “Google Fit update brings improved activity logging, breathing exercise and more”

Google Maps ‘For You’ tab comes to iOS, expands to over 130 countries on Android

After rolling it out to Andriod, Google is pushing the ‘For You’ tab to iOS in over 40 countries and 130+ new countries on Android. The For You tab is designed to be a constant source that is tailored to your tastes and preferences. Simply follow neighborhoods or places you’re interested in to get updates and recommendations. Continue reading “Google Maps ‘For You’ tab comes to iOS, expands to over 130 countries on Android”

Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL with Snapdragon 670, 3.5mm audio jack renders surface

Pixel 3 Lite and XL

Over the past few weeks, the rumor mill is full of Google Pixel 3 Lite with more details flowing in each day. However, there seems to be a surprise waiting in store. Google is said to be working on a larger version of the Pixel 3 Lite dubbed Pixel 3 Lite XL. The Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL will share similar design aesthetics with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.  Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL with Snapdragon 670, 3.5mm audio jack renders surface”

Google Chrome for macOS might soon get native dark mode [Update: Coming in early 2019]

Update – December, 10, 2018: A Google developer recently submitted a code change that implements system-level Dark Mode in Chromium. This hints that it might arrive to Chome sometime in Q1 2019 with Chrome 73.

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Google Messages V3.9 update hints at Spam protection, Sharing support for calendar events and more

Android Messages

Google is pushing out a new update to the Message app with nothing noteworthy on the surface. But it brings changes to the message attachments. The update also hints details about the upcoming spam protection and support for new file types in the share dialog.  Continue reading “Google Messages V3.9 update hints at Spam protection, Sharing support for calendar events and more”

Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse

Google PlayStore

Back in 2017, Google introduced Google Play Install Referrer API
which allows ad attribution providers, publishers, and advertisers to determine which referrer was responsible for sending the user to Google Play for a given app install. Owing to the reports of questionable activity, Google began its own independent investigation on apps on Google Play that are accused of conducting app install attribution abuse by falsely claiming credit for newly installed apps to collect the download bounty from that app’s developer. Continue reading “Google removes two apps from PlayStore over app install attribution abuse”