Google app update hints at podcasts episode search, Google Lens intro text and more

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Google has pushed a new beta update to its Google app and this update details how the last remnant of Google Now will soon be killed. It also hints at some minor tweaks to Podcasts and Lens. It features a “deprecation_warning” for a widget. “Feed” is most likely to be removed since how it is the last piece linked to Google Now. Continue reading “Google app update hints at podcasts episode search, Google Lens intro text and more”

Gboard V7.4 hints at floating keyboard, Minis selfie stickers, spell check and more

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Google’s Gboard application is getting a new update which brings features like spell check, a mini mode for the morse code keyboard, and an adaptive icon. Though few of them are already available, few are still disabled. As for the stuff that is lying beneath, there are hints at the development of Minis; Allo type Selfie Stickers, a floating keyboard, more Make GIF effects, and more.  Continue reading “Gboard V7.4 hints at floating keyboard, Minis selfie stickers, spell check and more”

Google Pay update brings the ability to pay friends, save tickets and more

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Google Pay is getting a new update bringing features like the ability to pay friends, save tickets, manage information in one place. Google is now combining the Google Pay and Google Pay Send apps. Now, you can send or request money right from the Google Pay app. Continue reading “Google Pay update brings the ability to pay friends, save tickets and more”

Google Phone V22 hints at call screening, on-phone voicemail recording

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Google Phone V22 update is rolling out, while it doesn’t bring any new changes, there are subtle hints at features that Google is preparing. One among them is the call screening with real-time transcriptions so you can easily differentiate between legitimate and unwanted callers. Continue reading “Google Phone V22 hints at call screening, on-phone voicemail recording”

Google brings Machine Learning crash course study jam Series to India

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Google today announced that it has partnered with Niti Aayog with an aim to focus on the growth of India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem. According to the company, Artificial Intelligence has helped farmers detect the onset of crop infections, enables doctors to diagnose the occurrence of diabetic blindness among millions and many more.  Continue reading “Google brings Machine Learning crash course study jam Series to India”

Google Play Games update brings Search, Snake game, YouTube videos with gameplay and more

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Google Play Games app is getting a new update (v5.10) which brings features like new setting to disable autoplay videos, new search, removed settings to disabled Quest and Request notifications (v5.9), added Snake, YouTube links under games in the carousel (v5.8), White nav bar (v5.8). It is also bringing a new progress screen to a small group of users. Continue reading “Google Play Games update brings Search, Snake game, YouTube videos with gameplay and more”

Google renames Chrome Duplex to ‘Duet’ to avoid confusion over Duplex phone-call

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At the Google I/O 2018 event the company introduced the Duplex Assistant  AI-based phone call technology. The feature uses Assistant to make phone calls and book appointments for users when asked. Then again, Google’s Chrome team has officially renamed the experimental ‘Chrome Home’ interface to ‘Chrome Duplex.’ To avoid any confusion, the company is now renaming Chrome Duplex to Chrome Duet. Continue reading “Google renames Chrome Duplex to ‘Duet’ to avoid confusion over Duplex phone-call”

Google clarifies third-party app developers having access to your Gmail

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The Wall Street Journal had posted a story on how Google lets third-party app developers read and analyze the contents of a user’s Gmail message. Today in response to that story, Google has published a new blog post detailing how its user and business organization using G Suite are protected and how important privacy and security is for Google.  Continue reading “Google clarifies third-party app developers having access to your Gmail”

Google Camera v5.3 hints at RAW support, corrections to wide-angle distortion, multi-channel audio and more

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Android P Developer Preview 4 is out and it comes with smaller app updates, and Google Camera is one of them. However, it doesn’t seem to have any live changes, it does have hints of many new features to come, including the much-anticipated RAW support, corrections to wide-angle distortion, multi-channel audio and more. Continue reading “Google Camera v5.3 hints at RAW support, corrections to wide-angle distortion, multi-channel audio and more”

Google rolls out July 2018 Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google has 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. The update for this month also includes only one functional improvement that improves consistency of Wi-Fi connections with certain routers in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Continue reading “Google rolls out July 2018 Android security update for Pixel and Nexus devices”

Gboard testing smart replies for WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat and more

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Google’s stock keyboard Gboard is said to be testing a new smart replies feature that will work for WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat, and more. The feature is currently in development, so might be a while before it rolls out to everyone. Continue reading “Gboard testing smart replies for WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat and more”

YouTube picture-in-picture will be available to all Android users

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YouTube TV introduced a picture-in-picture mode with Android 8.0 Oreo back in November and has also extended to its Premium and Music services. The videos are minimised to a corner to let you keep watching while browsing around other apps. However, it now seems to be rolling out to non-paying YouTube users.  Continue reading “YouTube picture-in-picture will be available to all Android users”

Google Calendar gets new ‘Out of Office mode’ and ability to restrict your working hours

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Google as a part of the Well-being initiative today is introducing a new out of office option and customizable working hours to Google Calendar. When you are about to create an event on the web, simply select the “Out of office” Calendar entry. The Out of office object will have a different look on the Calendar grid, signaling to others that you’re unavailable.  Continue reading “Google Calendar gets new ‘Out of Office mode’ and ability to restrict your working hours”

Google Duplex demo shows how Assistant will identify itself while making reservations

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Google at the I/O 2018 has demoed the Google Duplex; this tech is where Assistant dupes itself as a human, call a business and get you a reservation. To make it sound like more human has added in human ticks like “umm.” However, concerns were raised regarding how ethical this feature is. Back in May, Google clarified in a statement that the experimental system would have “disclosure built-in.” Continue reading “Google Duplex demo shows how Assistant will identify itself while making reservations”