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Gmail’s Smart Compose now available to all Android phones
Mar06

Gmail’s Smart Compose now available to all Android phones

Gmail’s Smart Compose has finally found its way to every Android phone available—and that is some piece of cheery news. The feature became instantly popular when it was first added to the web version of Google’s popular email service. It saves a lot of time when composing an email—allowing you to have more time for other things. Before now, Smart Compose was exclusively available only on Pixel 3; but this piece of news will delight a...

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EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter
Mar02

EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter

The European Union wants Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more in terms of curbing disinformation. The call came via a report published by the EU where it asked for more information to monitor the progress made especially “on the scrutiny of ad placement, transparency of political advertising, closure of fake accounts and marking systems for automated bots.” All three [Facebook, Twitter and Google] had signed a Code of Practice to...

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Google Duo is finally accessible on the web
Feb27

Google Duo is finally accessible on the web

Per Android Police, Google Duo users can finally access the video chat app on the web. It is some achievement for Google considering the fact that the app has not suffered similar fate as Allo—a chat app launched alongside Duo two year ago. A web version now means you can launch a video call to your friends via your browser. The setup is so easy that it only takes only a couple of minutes and you are done. As a matter of fact, no...

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Google Assistant is coming to Messages
Feb26

Google Assistant is coming to Messages

So it seems Google Assistant is on its way to Messages—that is as per Android Police. According to the tech blog, it is the latest in Google’s move to integrate some of the cool features that came alongside the retired Google Allo. The feature is expected to go live for all English users in the coming months. Unlike what was obtainable in the now retired Allo chat app, you won’t be able to invoke the Assistant in conversations by...

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Google Assistant gets home button as LG, others set to launch new phones
Feb25

Google Assistant gets home button as LG, others set to launch new phones

The Google Assistant has come a long way—and besides gaining more users since it was first launched, the powerful assistant is now attracting the attention of phone makers. The good news is that going forward, Google Assistant will now have a home button on LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, TCL and Vivo phones. This will further give the increasingly popular assistant from Google the big chance it needs to compete with Bixby from Samsung, which now...

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Google reverts planned changes on Chrome ad blocker extensions hours after exposé
Feb17

Google reverts planned changes on Chrome ad blocker extensions hours after exposé

  A study published Friday analyzed the performance of Chrome ad blocker extensions. It proved wrong Google developers’ claims last month, when they decided to modify the Chrome browser to end ad blockers and other extensions. The Ghostery ad blocker team found that ad blockers had sub-millisecond effect on Chrome network requests. The impact is barely a performance hit. Results All content-blockers...

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