Home / Tag Archives: Google

Tag Archives: Google

Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand: Google Pay

Paying with our phones may be easier than ever, but understanding which service to use, and when, isn’t. There’s Android Pay for checkout lines, Google Wallet for sending money to your friends, and Chrome’s autofill feature for online purchases. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps …

Read More »

Google’s new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill

Google’s newest Android app might be its most useful of all. It’s called Datally, and it has one function: to stop apps from gobbling up your precious gigabytes of data. The simple, intuitive app is designed to help you get a handle on your mobile data usage and stop rogue …

Read More »

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google’s new flagships

Update 11/28/17: Google Lens is now available as part of Google Assistant.  Google is back with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel phone, and it’s not quite what we expected. Yes there is a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, but unlike last year, they aren’t larger and smaller …

Read More »

Google gives its Home app a makeover and advanced audio controls, just in time for Max

Just in time for the impending release of its higerh-fidelity  Google Home Max smart speaker, Google has given its Home app a makeover, bringing advanced audio settings, smarter search, and better navigation. Mentioned in this article Google Chromecast Ultra  Read TechHive’s reviewMSRP $69.00Learn moreon Google Store Anyone who owns an Assistant or …

Read More »

Google’s crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps

One of the best reasons to buy an Android phone is the sheer number of ways you can manipulate it to your liking. Even without rooting, there are hundreds of apps in the Play Store that add, enhance, and tweak functionality to make the Android experience that much better. But …

Read More »

Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories

Google Assistant is quickly becoming the most indispensable tool in our lives. With calls, reminders, routines, voice recognition, and a variety of devices, Google Assistant is like a member of the family, always ready to help when called upon. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have fun. …

Read More »

Google offers 2-year warranty, but no fixes, for Pixel 2 XL display woes

Google has responded to widespread complaints about image retention and color issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED display, and it’s standing by the screen, warts and all. Nonetheless, Google is giving all Pixel 2 users an extra year of protection. In a post to the Pixel User Community, Mario …

Read More »

Google’s Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps

At its annual Playtime event today Google showcased how it plans to make Play Store apps safer, speedier, and easier to find. The bottom line: You’re about to see a whole lot more Instant Apps. Android’s Instant Apps were officially launched at I/O in May, but we’re just now starting …

Read More »

Spoiler alert: Google’s Pixel event will still be more exciting than Apple’s iPhone X reveal

So much for the element of surprise. With two weeks to go until Google’s big end-of-year event on October 4, we already know everything that’s going to be announced. After months of rumors and speculation, especially about the Pixel 2 flagship phone, Droid-Life dropped a bomb yesterday and published images …

Read More »

Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops

Nearly four years after selling Motorola off to Lenovo, Google is buying into yet another longtime Android partner, HTC. But instead of purchasing the company outright, Google is buying its brains. Google already knows these brains well. “A team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware …

Read More »