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Google Podcast hits the Play Store with highly customizable functionalities
Jun20

Google Podcast hits the Play Store with highly customizable functionalities

It is a good thing that Google is once again diving into the podcast world after being absent for a couple of years now. The podcast market is growing by the day, and virtually every publisher is taking advantage of the opportunities it presents. Google Podcast was launched and added to the Play Store this week, and is offering something different from what many of us are already used to—customizable features among others. Unlike many...

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Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update
Jun09

Google adds customizable swipe actions to Gmail for Android in latest update

It goes without a say that Gmail is the most used email app anywhere in the world. That probably explains why Google is always up and doing when it comes to adding new features. The email service is already hailed by many as useful for both business and personal use, but that has not stopped the developers from adding more important features. Fresh from overhauling Gmail only a couple of weeks ago, Google has once again updated the...

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Google to be heavily penalized by the EU—report
Jun07

Google to be heavily penalized by the EU—report

The Financial Times [behind paywall] is reporting that the European Commission is set to penalize Google over issues that bother on antitrust. Europe’s regulatory body is set to impose a hefty fine on Google for alleged misuse of power in respect to Android licensing deals with third-party phone makers. Citing the EU Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulatory body is “poised to announce the negative finding within weeks . ....

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Microsoft adds location tracking feature to its Android Launcher
Jun04

Microsoft adds location tracking feature to its Android Launcher

Microsoft Launcher is not doing too badly on the Play Store—as a matter of fact, the launcher is one of the most downloaded in its category. For curiosity sake, I recently installed the launcher on my Android phone, and I am impressed with what I have seen so far. It is pretty cool and allows me to do a lot of things, including getting useful helping hand with Cortana every time I need an extra push. To add to what is already...

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Google Photos built-in movie editor for Android gets a vital update
Apr23

Google Photos built-in movie editor for Android gets a vital update

Google Photos is one of the most favorite photo editing apps for many. Not only is it highly rated and used by many, the app is one of the easiest to use. Google Photos is getting even better—new movie editing tools have been rolled out. The new tools, according to 9to5google, allow you to edit multiple clips. Really, many users are aware that Google Photos has a movie editor; but it actually does. Though, a basic tool, the update was...

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Google to rival iMessage with a new service called Chat
Apr20

Google to rival iMessage with a new service called Chat

Apparently Allo has not been much of a success as Google expected it to be. Google is reportedly working on a new service that operates just like a traditional SMS; but will have all the characteristics and features of apps like iMessage and even WhatsApp. Chat, the name of the new service, according to The Verge, will link up with the regular text message, and will be available on all Android smartphones. When you send a message from...

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