Tag: Google

Hiding outgoing call ID now live on Google Voice for Android and desktop

Around the middle of last month, 9to5Google spotted that Google Voice was picking up up a toggle to strip caller ID on outgoing calls — à la *69, but without having to dial it every single time. The new feature rolled out to the iOS version of Google Voice last month, and now it’s here […]

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[Update: Laggy but not broken] Google Maps rolling out public event creation to some users

Yesterday, we spotted a new bit of documentation on the Google Maps Help site: a page detailing the process to add a public event through the Google Maps Android app. The feature is even live right now, though its behavior is a bit inconsistent in our tests, and isn’t present for everyone. We aren’t entirely […]

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Google Fit brings back elevation levels for workouts and sleep tracking data from third-party apps [APK Download]

Google Fit is an excellent service for tracking your health goals and gathering data from various fitness apps on your Android device. After its big redesign last summer and the re-addition of the widget it lost during that transition, the app now receives even more formerly available features: the latest update to version 2.10.36 includes elevation […]

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Chrome Will Start Warning Users Of Flash Player’s Deprecation

Back in the early days of the internet where interactive content was starting to become popular on websites, Adobe’s Flash was the darling of the industry where pretty much every website attempted to incorporate its use, whether it be for site navigation, embedding videos, or even creating games. Advertising These days Flash has lost much […]

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Google Lens comes to the MIUI camera app on select phones

Google Lens was a big unveiling at I/O a while back, but the feature isn’t particularly discoverable on phones. It’s become a bit more prominent with camera integrates on phones from Motorola, Google, and others. Now, you can add Xiaomi to the list. Lens uses your smartphone’s camera to scan the world around you, offering […]

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Here’s how Google Assistant can help you get a Play Store refund

In one of those TIL moments, it turns out that you can ask Assistant for a Play Store refund. That’s cool, right? The big caveat (for some of you) is that you must be using US English for this. Otherwise, here’s what Google says to ask/tell Assistant to get the process rolling. Cancel my Google […]

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Research: Google Search Bias Flipped Seats for Democrats in Midterms

New research from psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein shows that biased Google searches had a measurable impact on the 2018 midterm elections, pushing tens of thousands of votes towards the Democrat candidates in three key congressional races, and potentially millions more in races across the country. The study, from Epstein and a […]

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34 temporarily free and 32 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend, including Baldur’s Gate

Article Contents Another week is coming to a close, so here’s one final round of app sales to send you off into the weekend. Today’s list is shorter than Wednesday’s and arguably better, even including Hook and Baldur’s Gate, so have fun looking through what’s on offer today. Free Apps English for all! Pro $0.99 […]

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Plutocrats Unite: Big Tech, Business Lobby, Outsourcers Demand Amnesty

Executives from the country’s largest tech conglomerates, the big business lobby, and multinational corporations synonymous with outsourcing American jobs are demanding Congress pass the latest Democrat plan giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. A new plan by House Democrats known as the “Dream and Protection Act” gives amnesty to nearly three million illegal aliens […]

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After a week with Android Q Beta, here are all the little changes we’ve noticed

Article Contents There are quite a few new features (and some removed functionality) present in the first beta of Android Q — we’ve documented around 50 major changes already. There are also plenty of smaller tweaks that don’t warrant separate coverage, so we’re going over them here. Without further ado, here all of the smaller […]

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The Google Home Max is down to $299 ($100 off) on the Google Store

The Google Home Max is Google’s biggest, loudest speaker. It’s really great, but it’s also really expensive at $399. If you’ve been waiting for a discount, today’s your day: the Max is $100 off on the Google Store, along with discounts on a handful of other Google goods. If you’re reading this, you probably already […]

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[Update: Nextbit Robin and other devices too] LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

After months of anticipation, the popular LineageOS custom ROM finally released a version based on Android 9 Pie last month. The project has already updated 30 devices to Pie, but now a few more have been added. Also, two phones now have official Oreo builds. First, the 2016 Google Pixel (sailfish) and Pixel XL (marlin) […]

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Chrome omnibox will show Drive file suggestions for G Suite users (and I’m jealous)

One of the little annoyances of my online life is the inability to quickly launch Google Drive files by just typing their name in the Chrome omnibox. I always start doing that then remember that this is reliant on my browsing history and bookmarks, so I go to Drive instead, find the file, and bookmark […]

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Google Maps web starts getting a Material Design makeover

The switch from the older Material Design to the new one, known as MD 2.0 or Material Theme among Android fans, has been a long process. Some apps like Photos adopted the change swiftly, while others like Maps have gone through small iterations, adding elements step by step. But those changes had yet to affect […]

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