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YouTube’s playback speed controls for mobile could be coming to mobile
Aug07

YouTube’s playback speed controls for mobile could be coming to mobile

Is YouTube about to roll out one of the most important features that attract uses to its service? According to 9to5google, Google is testing video playback speed control on its YouTube app for Android. Until now, the video playback speed feature was only found on the desktop version of the video-streaming site. Millions of users all over the world have been able to use the feature on the desktop version, but will now be excited to...

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Google reportedly working on a Snapchat-like feature for publishers
Aug05

Google reportedly working on a Snapchat-like feature for publishers

  Every tech and social media company worth its salt is looking towards Snapchat for inspiring ideas these days. Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp have all cloned Snapchat one way or the other—and now Google wants to add itself to that list. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Mountain View California-based tech giant is working on a Snapchat-like feature for publishers. Google is tapping inspiration from Snapchat’s...

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Apple and Google move against binary trading apps
Aug03

Apple and Google move against binary trading apps

At the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Apple and Google have both removed over 300 binary trading apps from their respective online stores, Bloomberg reports. The request from ASIC came on the heels of various cases of fraud involving unlicensed operators of such apps, which the Commission believes encourages people to make bets. Bets are usually made on the possibility of currencies rising or...

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Google Gboard now lets you search YouTube videos and Maps
Jul31

Google Gboard now lets you search YouTube videos and Maps

Google’s powerful keyboard app for smartphone, Gboard, has some new updates—you can now search for YouTube videos and Maps. Currently only available to iOS users, the new feature will let you share your current location and search for your favorite videos. To use the newly added Map feature on Gboard, simply tap the “G” button at the top-left corner of the app’s interface, followed by the Maps to share your current location with your...

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Truecaller users can now make video calls with the new Google Duo integration
Jul29

Truecaller users can now make video calls with the new Google Duo integration

Truecaller recently announced it was partnering with Google to enable users make video calls within its app. The announcement was made last March, and since then, users have been looking forward to when they would be able to make video calls within Google Duo. The wait is over as Truecaller has now integrated the Google Duo video call functionality within its app. Users of the app will now have the additional ability to do other...

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Google dumps Instant Search from search result
Jul26

Google dumps Instant Search from search result

Google has ditched “Instant Search” from search result, reports Search Engine Land. Instant Search is that feature that shows search results as you type them in the Google search bar. Launched in 2010, the feature was a very useful tool especially for those finding it difficult to find or use the right words when searching on Google search engine. Going forward, the feature will no longer be available. The decision was based on the...

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