Google starts testing hyper-local social networking app Shoelace

Google’s Area 120 incubator project has started teasing a new hyper-local social networking app Shoelace that aims to connect people based on shared interests around events and activities. You can create your own events and invite anyone to come along, and also find stuff to do and make plans with others.
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Google Translate’s instant camera translation gets support for over 100 languages, auto language detection, NMT technology

Google is adding new features to translate. Google Lens already has instant translation that lets you point your camera at text and it will automatically detect the language and overlay the translation right on top of the original words. Now the Translate app is getting  support for more languages, automatic language detection, improved translation powered by Neural Machine Translation and a new design.

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Google releases Android Q Beta 5, brings improved gesture navigation, dark boot screen for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

Google released Android developer preview for Android ‘Q’ back in March, released Beta 2 in April, Android Q beta 3 in June during I/O and Beta 4 last month with final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio. Today it has released beta 5 for Pixel devices that brings new gesture navigation and dark boot screen with dark background for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but the rest of the animation is identical.

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Google Maps gets India-focused Explore tab, new ‘For You’ recommendations and dining offers in India

Google has been rolling out new features for Google Maps in India. Last month it rolled out local bus schedule, live train status and mixed mode commute suggestions in the country. Today it has introduced three new features — a redesigned, India-focused Explore tab, a new For You experience, and dining Offers. Continue reading “Google Maps gets India-focused Explore tab, new ‘For You’ recommendations and dining offers in India”

Google Pixel 4 XL with triple rear cameras and dual front cameras surface

Google Pixel 4 series smartphone is in the news again and this time it is the unannounced Google Pixel 4 XL. Today, there was a report regarding the possibility of a rear telephoto lens and front infrared camera on the Pixel 4. Now, the latest renders reveal information on the possible camera setup on the upcoming Google Pixel 4 XL smartphone.

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Google Pixel 4 expected to come with telephoto lens and front infrared camera

It is that time of the year when we see a lot of leaks and rumours about the upcoming Google Pixel 4 smartphone. Earlier, there were leaks that the Pixel 4 might come with a square camera bump and in fact, it was teased officially by Google. Today, an early release of Android Q beta 5 reveals more information on the dual rear camera combination on the upcoming Google Pixel 4 smartphone.

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Google Maps gets ‘Stay Safer’ feature in India; alerts if your vehicle goes off-route

Google Maps has been getting a host of new features recently like live train statusAR navigationspeed limits and speed traps, and more. Similarly, today, Google is now introducing a new ‘Stay Safer’ feature in India which will alert passengers if their vehicle goes off-route or avoid passengers being taken through a longer route.

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Google Neighbourly app update adds ability to post photos, create events, polls and more

Google launched Neighbourly local information sharing app last year and later opened up to cities across all of India. It was launched initially with a Q&A feature aimed at helping you ask your neighbours questions regarding the locality. Today, Google has released a new update to the app that adds the ability to post photos, create events, polls, and share tips.

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Google is getting out of tablet business, to focus on Pixelbook laptop

Google has officially confirmed that it is getting out of tablet business. Even though the company had two smaller-sized tablets under development, it will not release them. The company introduced Pixel Slate back in October last year along with the Pixel 3 phones. Before that the company had introduced Pixel C tablet back in 2015, which was discontinued in 2017. At that time the company said that it will focus on Pixelbook.

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Tez Shots game on Google Pay lets you win scratch cards

Google Pay today introduced its new Tez Shots mini game inside the Google Pay app in India that lets you score runs to win scratch cards worth up to Rs. 3300. You can score as many runs you can, and play any as many times as you like to unlock the scratch card. You just need to hit the ball that comes to you to score runs. It shows the best score, your all-India ranking and the total score. Continue reading “Tez Shots game on Google Pay lets you win scratch cards”

Google Pixel 4 surfaces in live images

It is that time of the year when leaks and rumours of the upcoming Google Pixel phones emerge. Recently, a render of the Google Pixel 4 was released revealing a square camera bump and the possibility of an in-display fingerprint scanner and eventually Google officially teased the smartphone officially. Today, live images of the upcoming Pixel 4 have surfaced revealing the square camera bump, fabric case and more.

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OnePlus 7 vs Honor 20 vs Google Pixel 3a XL: Camera comparison

Smartphones camera are getting better and smarter each and every day. Its now more capable, versatile, and gives you reason to leave your DSLR in your home. In this regard, we have compared the camera capabilities of three smartphones launched recently — the OnePlus 7, Honor 20 and Google Pixel 3a XL.  Check it out and let us know your opinion in the comments below.

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Google is ending automatic syncing between Google Photos and Google Drive

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Google currently offers automatic syncing between Drive and Google Photos, which will change from July 10th, after which, when you upload or delete photos in Google Drive or Google Photos, changes won’t reflect in the other service, so users will need to manually download items from Photos and upload them to Drive. Continue reading “Google is ending automatic syncing between Google Photos and Google Drive”

Google Pixel 4 with square camera bump teased officially

After renders of the Pixel 4 surfaced earlier this week, Google for the first has officially posted the official teaser of its upcoming flagship smartphone months before the launch. This shows a square camera bump with multiple cameras. It reveals two bigger cameras, and a small camera on the top along with LED flash. It also shows a key on the right and Google logo on the back.

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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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