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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Pixel, Pixel XL Users Couldn’t Use Unlimited Google Photos Storage Due to Typo, Issue Fixed

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel and Pixel XL users were not enjoying unlimited storage in Photos This was due to a typo in AOSP builds The issue only affected users running custom AOSP-based ROMs One of the huge advantages of buying a smartphone from the Google Pixel series was unlimited photo and video storage in Google Photos, thereby eradicating the problems of storage ... Read More »

Google Calendar Adds ‘Out of Office’ Entry Type, Lets You Restrict Your Working Hours

HIGHLIGHTS Google Calendar has added a ‘Out of office’ entry type There is also an option to restrict your working hours Both new developments will be available for all G Suite users Google Calendar has received a new ‘Out of office’ entry type and an option to customise working hours to help you better balance between your work and personal time. ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast Global Outage Confirmed, Fix Rolling Out

“Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.” That’s the response that Google smart speaker users around the world heard Wednesday when they asked their devices to play music, get the weather or even respond to its “Hey, Google”prompt. But don’t worry, there’s a fix rolling out. Google confirmed there’s a problem with both their smart speakers and the Chromecast, the plug-in ... Read More »

Google Datally App Gets New Features to Help Save Data, Including Daily Limits

Google is updating its Datally app to give users more ways to control data usage on their smartphones. In November 2017, the company had introduced the Datally appdesigned to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries, including India. The service lists data consumption by the app and enables users to shut off data ... Read More »

Google Maps Uber Booking Integration Removed From Android, iOS Apps

Google Maps has now taken away a handy Uber feature that let users book rides without leaving the app. In early 2017, Google had added the ability to book Uber trips via Maps, but it appears the convenience was short-lived. Since Google has quietly pulled the feature from Maps, it is not certain when the direct Uber booking was removed. Notably, you will still see the ... Read More »

Google Home Beats Amazon Echo to Lead Global Smart Speakers Market in Q1 2018: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS 3.2 million Google Home, Mini devices shipped in Q1 2018 2.5 million Echo devices shipped in Q1 2018 Total of 9 million smart speaker units shipped After the first quarter analysis of the wearable segment, Canalys now takes a look at the relatively new but disruptive smart speaker market globally. The total number of shipments reached 9 million in the ... Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Is a Nexus Phone That Google Stopped Making

HIGHLIGHTS The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs. 25,999 OS updates are guaranteed with Google’s Android One Programme It has a metal body, good cameras, and a snappy processor Google pulled the plug on its Nexus lineup of smartphones about two years ago. This put an end to a popular line of affordable smartphones running stock Android, and getting updates straight from Google. While the ... Read More »

How to Install Android P Beta on Google Pixel Devices, Nokia 7 Plus Right Now

HIGHLIGHTS Android P beta is available for Pixel devices, some other phones We installed the beta on Pixel 2 and Nokia 7 Plus The steps are quite simple for Pixel phones but not for Nokia 7 Plus As we saw at Google I/O 2018, Android P beta is now available for more than a few Android devices, not just limited to the Google Pixel series of smartphones. If you ... Read More »

Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »