Google App Updates

Google announces ‘Free App of the Week’ section, here’s what’s to come

March 28, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Free apps make up a very large portion of downloads on Google’s Play Store, which just recently celebrated its fifth birthday. This week, Google has announced the addition of a new section on its Play Store, ‘Free App of the Week’. Starting this week, Android users will be able to download one paid app per week, but free of charge.

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SMS to be discontinued on Google Hangouts from May 22nd onward (Users are now being warned!)

March 27, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google has taken an interesting approach towards messaging services on Android and web. The tech giant has several messaging apps, one of which is Allo, its consumer friendly messaging app without SMS. Upon its arrival last year, Google decided to shift its focuses on Hangouts to benefit enterprise usage. Just a few weeks back, we heard that Hangouts was splitting into two separate apps, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, in order to help businesses and employees communicate better remotely. Now we have [Read More]

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Google Maps adds location sharing in latest update for Android and iOS

March 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google continues to update its Maps application again and again. The latest version for Android, iOS and web will bring real-time location sharing to your very fingertips. It’s an idea that could have been inspired by Google’s Trusted Contacts app, which launched earlier in the year, but is a mighty cool addition users should enjoy. Here’s how it works.

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Google announces new search shortcuts, rolling out this week

March 21, 2017 David Steele

Google has today announced that it is to start showing shortcuts to some of the more popular tools available from the Google Search application. These shortcuts will appear under the search bar when you tap into the Google app, or when you swipe into Google Now from soon to be deceased Google Now Launcher.

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Google’s Android O Developer Preview is live

March 21, 2017 Doug Demagistris

On the very heels of Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview 2, Google has announced the Android O Developer Preview. In a surprising announcement, that really shouldn’t have been surprising because of last year’s early Android N Preview release, Android O in all its initial glory has been officially announced, and it’s available now in the form of an early developer preview. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Google Assistant won’t let us forget about the new Beauty and the Beast movie

March 19, 2017 David Steele

The Google Assistant is reportedly telling a number of Google Home users that the re-imagined Beauty and the Beast movie has opened. This seemingly innocuous fact was revealed when the assistant was asked about the day either on a smartphone or Google Home smart speaker. It looked as though Google experimented with offering an audio advert with the Google Assistant service.

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