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Google Duo users can now see contacts that often use Duo before calling
Oct11

Google Duo users can now see contacts that often use Duo before calling

Google Duo video calling app has evolved, still there is room for improvement. That perhaps explains the reason why Google has just added the ability for you to see contacts that often use Duo before calling. This will help a great deal as it will enable you to know those users who use the app often, and allow you to focus on them. What is the point in trying to call those people who barely use the app—I mean a once in a month user is...

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Google Maps adds Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision
Oct11

Google Maps adds Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision

Using voice direction, a newly added feature in Google Maps, people with impaired vision can now get to their walking destinations with ease. The feature, which was recently announced by Google, will provide continuous reminder by way of voice direction to users that they are on the right path. The feature will also warn them when they whenever they approach a busy crosswalk, informing them how far away the next turn is. That is not...

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Google Assistant launches second celebrity voice with Issa Rae as a cameo
Oct10

Google Assistant launches second celebrity voice with Issa Rae as a cameo

“Hey Google, talk like Issa.” Google has announced that the next celebrity voice you will be hearing in its powerful voice assistant is that of Issa Rae. Users in the US will be able to ask their assistant to do a few things with the usual command, and hear responses in the voice of Issa. “Starting today, Issa Rae’s voice is available as a cameo on the Google Assistant, in English for a limited time in the US,” Manuel Bronstein Vice...

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Google Shopping adds personalized homepage and price tracking

Google Shopping has a new design as well as several new features to make shopping easier. It is now easier to shop local stores, track prices and find the latest style inspiration through Google Lens among a couple of other options that have just been added. By just using a photo of one of your favorite outfits, Lens can now easily help you to identify objects, translate text, and find items that are similar. If for example you find a...

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Google Duo adds Dark Mode—and the list keeps growing
Oct04

Google Duo adds Dark Mode—and the list keeps growing

I have stopped taking stock of Google apps that have been integrated with the Dark Mode—and now there is a new one. The very popular Dark Mode has finally arrived on Google Duo—the video-chat app that is fast becoming the favorite of millions of users out there. The video chat app has received a server-side switch of the feature; and adds to Google’s impressive list of apps that have welcomed the feature. Dark theme on Duo is not...

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Google Duo is testing face effects and filters for video messages
Oct03

Google Duo is testing face effects and filters for video messages

Google Duo has done pretty well for itself in the last two years. The video chat app has added some cool features since inception, and there is no stopping Duo as more are still being tested. The latest we have is that the video chat app is currently testing face effects and filters for video messages. Duo is now looking more like a social app by the day; and I am sure users won’t mind should that be the case. With face effects and...

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