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Microsoft launches news app to compete with Google News
Jun21

Microsoft launches news app to compete with Google News

Microsoft is set to rival Google News with the launch of a new app called Microsoft News. The new app is available on both iOS and Android operating systems and can now be downloaded from app stores. Though, there are tons of new apps out there, the fact remains that people want news from sources they can trust. Reliability is the key word for users, and once they can find a new source they can trust, then the rest becomes history....

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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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YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada
Jun19

YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada

In efforts to make its music service available to more people in different geographical locations, Google has rolled out YouTube Premium and Music to Canada and 11 other countries. This is in addition to existing places where users can access the music streaming service. Prior to this expansion, the service was already available in places like United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The company did promise at...

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Google rolls out Android Messages for web—send and receive SMS on desktop
Jun19

Google rolls out Android Messages for web—send and receive SMS on desktop

Finally, we are almost there—in a bit Google will have you sending and receiving text messages via your desktop. Google has been working on the desktop version of its Android Messages; an app that lets you send and receive messages on your phone. Within the next week or thereabout, you should be able to receive or send SMS on your desktop. This brings an end to several years of getting help from third-party developers. The...

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Google removes direct Uber bookings from Maps
Jun18

Google removes direct Uber bookings from Maps

Google has removed the ability to hail an Uber ride within its Maps app. While you can still look up the route in Maps and “request the ride from the Uber app,” according to Google, you will not be able book a ride directly within the app. It is not completely care why Google has taken such a decision at this time, but the decision to add that ability in January 2017 was greeted with mixed feelings. While the ability lasted, users...

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Gmail now uses AI to prioritize important email notifications on iOS
Jun16

Gmail now uses AI to prioritize important email notifications on iOS

While Gmail does its best to cut down on the amount of spam emails that hit your account every day, it still feels it can do even more to cut down on those unimportant emails. The truth is not all emails are important—as a matter of fact, the more annoying ones find their way in to your inbox every day. Now, Gmail is going the extra mile with its love for machine learning—the world’s biggest email service is using AI to prioritize...

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