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Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store
Aug22

Google goes tough on personal loan apps on the Play Store

With the growing number of personal and payday loan apps on the increase, Google has made a bold step towards curbing the excesses of some of them. For the records, not all loan apps are worth it—some or even most of them are not worth it. To this end, Google has rejigged and published new rules to guide how apps use its Play Store. The aim is to prevent predatory loan apps from taking advantage of unsuspecting users who may be fooled...

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Google lends a helping hand to students and teachers with Socratic
Aug15

Google lends a helping hand to students and teachers with Socratic

When it comes to learning, students do not always have access to their teachers all day—this often leaves them with no choice but to solve some difficult questions all by themselves. Students spend hours and sometimes end up getting frustrated trying to find answers. Google over the years has been very supportive when it comes to learning. Services and apps such as Search, Docs, Calendar, Classroom and the likes have made the...

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Google Assistant will let you schedule reminders using location or time
Aug15

Google Assistant will let you schedule reminders using location or time

Google is adding an important update to the Assistant that will allow you to send reminders to your friends and loved ones. The new functionality according to The Verge, will let you schedule reminders to other people. The person, however, is expected to be a part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users. The new feature is basically designed for families, and will work via the Family Group feature. The essence of this is...

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Android users can now log in to some Chrome services without password
Aug13

Android users can now log in to some Chrome services without password

Of course, I knew we would get to this—a time when we get to log in to some Google services without the need for a password. That time is now according to Google—you can now log in to some Chrome services on your Android phone with juts your fingerprint. The feature is already available for some Android users who now can access some services on Chrome without having to worry about using their password. Perhaps, it is time we started...

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Google Maps adds Timeline and travel reservations
Aug09

Google Maps adds Timeline and travel reservations

It was not quite long ago that Google pulled the plug on its Trips app—now, two of its major features are being added to Google Maps. Timeline and travel reservations according to an official announcement from Google, are now being added to Maps. The company in a blog post said flights and hotel reservations will be automatically added to the “Your places” section of Maps in an update soon to be added. You will be able to see all...

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Google makes it easier to find and listen to podcast episodes on Search
Aug08

Google makes it easier to find and listen to podcast episodes on Search

Google has been doing a couple of shakeups around its Search service lately; and the latest one might interest podcasters. Going forward Google is making it easier for you to find and listen to podcast on Search. What that means is that you will no longer need to enter the term “podcast” in your search to see episodes. This new change will make it easier to discover new podcast across Search. “Starting today, when you’re searching for...

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