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Google Maps is getting better with its latest acquisition
Google Maps has arguably become one of the Internet Giant’s most recognizable products. Many of us use it on the way to work every single day. Google has been adding to Google maps consistently over the past five years. To take that even further, Google has now acquired urban-planning firm, Urban Engines, which should help Google understand […]
Evernote is moving to Google Cloud Platform!
Evernote — is a cross-platform, free app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. The app allows users to create a “note” which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. The popular note taking and productivity startup with 200 million users […]
Google’s Chromecast Dongles are now more useful with the latest Chrome Update!
Google has updated its Chrome browser to support the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles without the need to install an additional extension to your browser by adding Google Cast to Chrome and other exciting new features. Chromecast is a device that you plug into your TV’s HDMI port, powered by a USB cable (included). Using […]
Google Drive’s web interface gets updated with better file downloads, and more!
Google Drive is getting some improvements today. The update will affect its web interface. Even if you’re primarily using Drive on Android, you’ll end up visiting in the browser on occasion. When you do, you’ll see a refined User Interface and much better file downloads. Here’s what Google says is coming in the update: – You can […]
Hangouts on Air to be replaced with Youtube Live on September 12!
Hangouts on Air, the live-streaming app within Google’s social network Google Plus, will be discontinued. Google is pulling the feature from Google Plus and a new version will be redirected to YouTube Live. In mid-September, Hangouts on Air will no longer function on Google Plus. The web giant said its Hangouts group video chat feature will […]
Gmail is now safer with two new Security Warnings!
With the increasing amount of data breaches, it can be important to take the appropriate steps to be as safe as possible online. Google has been taking a few steps to make Gmail a little safer for users, both on Android and the web. For as long as we have had email there have been individuals […]
Google adds New Alerts on your Android device to protect your account
Google announced a new Android feature that alerts users of new devices and security events on their account via onscreen notifications. When a new device is added to a user’s account, a notification will tell the user about the newly added device. The notifications will also alert users about account activities. If an activity looks suspicious, […]
Google Hangouts update bring better group chat controls!
The majority of Google Apps for Work users use Google Hangouts for a lot of the inter-office or group projects communications. The newest update to the messaging app is bringing significant new features that you can use to make it easier for you and your group chat members to use. This includes short links to your chats, the […]
Google Hangouts updated with new features on iOS and Android
Google Hangouts will soon be updated with the ability to send videos on Android devices after it enabled this feature for iOS earlier this year. If you still use the app, though, you’ll soon be able to send video messages to friends even if you’re using an Android device. Hangouts version 11 for Android comes with […]
Google Prompt: Two-Step Verification is now faster and easier!
Google is attempting to make the process of 2-step verification much faster, using a push notification which users can simply accept to login. Using two-step authentication, normally a code from an app or texted to you, is a crucial, but highly irritating, part of logging into all manner of things. Available soon for both Android and […]