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Google comes down hard on ticket resale sites
Nov24

Google comes down hard on ticket resale sites

We often feel cheated when we are forced to pay premium on tickets. It’s sickening to put it mildly because paying in excess of the exact value of a ticket is like being robbed. While some don’t mind as long as they got what they wanted in the end, it still doesn’t make it right. Google wants to put a stop to that, and from January next year the tech giant will start applying stricter measures to curb the activities of some ticket...

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YouTube cracks down on child-exploitation videos and comments
Nov23

YouTube cracks down on child-exploitation videos and comments

YouTube says it has had enough of channels that tend to exploit children with some of their content. According to the video-streaming website, it is rolling out some stricter policies to deal with the issue, and make its platform more secure for minors. The Google subsidiary said in a blog post on Wednesday that it has noticed a growing trend in recent months of content on its platform that attempt to “pass as family-friendly, but...

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Google steps up Allo marketing by handing free grilled cheese sandwiches on the streets
Nov21

Google steps up Allo marketing by handing free grilled cheese sandwiches on the streets

Fresh from promoting Allo on university campuses, Google is once again promoting the mobile messaging app to people on the streets. Google Product head Amit Fulay retweeted a picture of a bus-sized food truck handing out grilled cheese sandwiches to people on the streets who download the Allo app. Plastered with an Allo wrap with a message on how to chat with the Google Assistant, it’s quite obvious what the tech giant is trying to...

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Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and 2 XL can now help you troubleshoot
Nov20

Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and 2 XL can now help you troubleshoot

The Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and 2 XL is now even more equipped than ever with the extra ability to troubleshoot on your phone. The update was first spotted by a reader on Android Police. The reader was able to find out about the new addition after asking the powerful Assistant why his phone wasn’t charging fully. Much to the surprise of the user, the troubleshooting process was immediately initiated, leading to a conversation...

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Google adds group chat control and selfie clip feature to Allo
Nov18

Google adds group chat control and selfie clip feature to Allo

Google has added selfie clip and group chat controls to its messaging app Allo. Apparently the group chat control is to give group admins power to ban or kick out any member that doesn’t comply with rules. It clearly shows the way forward per Google’s plan to make the chat app more attractive to people when it comes to group chat. According to 9to5google, the feature is a part of version 22 of the app. Group chat control and selfie...

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Google adds wait times to Maps so you can avoid busy periods at restaurants
Nov07

Google adds wait times to Maps so you can avoid busy periods at restaurants

Google is adding a cool new feature to two of its most used services, Maps and Search. The Mountain View California-based company is adding wait times feature that will help you avoid long queues usually associated with busy periods at popular restaurants. What that means is that you will now be able to plan your visit to your favorite restaurant by knowing the estimated wait times. No more staying on long queues when visiting your...

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