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”

Google invests $22 million in KaiOS that powers JioPhone and Nokia 8110 4G

US-based Kai Technologies, mobile operating system provider for feature phone like the popular JioPhone and Nokia 8110 4G, today announced that it has received $22 million Series A investment from Google. In addition to the investment, Google and KaiOS have also agreed to work together to make the Google Assistant, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Search available to all KaiOS users.

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Google Maps with redesigned Explore tab, new “For you” tab, personal recommendations and more rolling out

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Google introduced a set of brand new feature to Maps last month; these new features will help you find the best spots to eat, drink, and play based on the things you’re into. The company today announced that many of these features are now rolling out to everyone worldwide.  Continue reading “Google Maps with redesigned Explore tab, new “For you” tab, personal recommendations and more rolling out”

Google Duo 36 confirms multi-device and tablet support, drops support for Jelly Bean

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Google Duo has received a new update with version number V36, and this seems to be a small service update that doesn’t bring major changes to the table. However, it marks the end of Jelly Bean support and sets KitKat (4.4) as the oldest officially supported version. Continue reading “Google Duo 36 confirms multi-device and tablet support, drops support for Jelly Bean”

Google Camera update brings Google Lens integration to Pixel and Nexus phones

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Google is rolling out a new update to its Camera application bringing the version number to 5.2.025, and this brings the much talked Google Lens integration to Pixel and Nexus phones. At the I/O 2018, Google showcased the Lens integration directly into the camera app, and OEMs like Sony, Motorola, OnePlus have started implementing it already, and now Google’s own Pixel and Nexus are getting it.  Continue reading “Google Camera update brings Google Lens integration to Pixel and Nexus phones”

Google Earth measure tool for Android and Chrome released, coming to iOS soon

Google today is introducing a new Google Earth measure tool for Chrome and Android. This tool will allow users to measure the distances between two points on Google Earth. Google says that this move comes as it remains the most requested features as it brings the ability to measure a certain area and measure the distance on Google Earth. Continue reading “Google Earth measure tool for Android and Chrome released, coming to iOS soon”

Google Files Go gets share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction

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Google’s file managing app; Files Go app for Android gets a new update bringing features like share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction. The previous update back in January added the tablet support, offline file sharing. Continue reading “Google Files Go gets share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction”

Google expands verification eligibility to more entities with Knowledge Panel

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Google today announced that it is expanding its verification eligibility to more entities. It says that any person, organization, sports team, event and media property with a Knowledge Panel is eligible to get verified and suggest edits to the information shown. Continue reading “Google expands verification eligibility to more entities with Knowledge Panel”

Google Photos v3.23 hints at adjustable bokeh effect, lower saved photo quality, and more

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Google is rolling out a new update to the Photos app which brings the version to V3.23 and there are no immediate changes right off the bat, but there are many features lying behind the screen one among which is the ability to apply smooth bokeh effects of portrait mode, and we can even control the intensity of the blur. Continue reading “Google Photos v3.23 hints at adjustable bokeh effect, lower saved photo quality, and more”

YouTube brings more monetisation options through channel memberships, merchandise, and premieres

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YouTube at the VidCon 2018 online video conference in California has introduced a handful of new monetization and engagement features for creators. The channel memberships is same as one of existing service that the company has been testing for a while; sponsorships. Continue reading “YouTube brings more monetisation options through channel memberships, merchandise, and premieres”

Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices

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Google demoed the Assistant’s continued conversations at the I/O 2018 event last month, and now the same natural sounding continued conversations are rolling out to Google Home devices including Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max. Continue reading “Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices”

Google’s Measure app updated to support all ARCore devices

Google introduced Measure, an app that lets you measure things back in 2016 for Tango devices. Now the company has updated the app that makes it compatible with all ARCore devices that includes:
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