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App Review, Applications

The real problem with Google’s new Gemini Android assistant

February 13, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’ll be honest: I was really hoping for an “aha!” moment over these past few days. Ever since Google made it clear that it was working to bring its next-gen generative AI chatbot into Android as a replacement for Google […]


App Review, Applications

Google Assistant’s forgotten memory magic

January 3, 2024

Via: Computerworld

If there’s one thing I always remember these days, it’s that my malleable mammal memory sure ain’t what it used to be. As (I think) I’ve said plenty of times before, my brain stopped storing new stuff somewhere around 2014. […]


App Review, Applications

15 little-known Google Assistant tricks for Android

December 13, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Fancy new features are fan-frickin’-tastic. But let’s face it: We aren’t all carrying shiny new phones right now. And we don’t all have shiny new Android versions in front of our shiny faces this time of year. That doesn’t, however, […]


App Review, Applications

16 ways Google Lens can save you time on Android

August 9, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Psst: Come close. Your Android phone has a little-known superpower — a futuristic system for bridging the physical world around you and the digital universe on your device. It’s one of Google’s best-kept secrets. And it can save you tons […]


App Review, Applications

What’s going on with Google Assistant?

August 1, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Once upon a time, Google was absolutely gaga over Google Assistant. Remember those days? You should. They really weren’t that long ago. Back as recently as 2020 — in the last year the annual Consumer Electronics Show was held in […]


Gadgets, Products

11 out-of-sight Pixel Watch superpowers

November 4, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Having a Googley gadget on your wrist can be a great way to stay on top of stuff — but with Google’s Pixel Watch in particular, the best productivity-boosting possibilities are the ones you can’t see. A smartwatch, after all, […]


App security, Applications

Google Is Recording You. How to Delete Your Voice History

November 3, 2022

Via: CNET

People were understandably freaked out when reports surfaced in 2019 that Google and Amazon were giving human contractors access to audio clips from customers’ Google Home (now Google Nest) and Echo devices. Google has since changed its policy, requiring you […]


Android, Operating System

A wild new way to use Android widgets

October 5, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

When we Androidians think about widgets, we tend to think about our humble home screens. Makes sense, right? That’s where widgets have traditionally existed here in the land o’ Android (with one short-lived exception, anyway, but Google’s convinced we’ve forgotten […]


App Review, Applications

Quick fixes: Google Assistant doesn’t respond to specific commands

May 31, 2022

Via: The Verge

Over the weekend, my partner and I decided it was finally time to upgrade our Wi-Fi router. We had been contently operating on a relatively ancient OnHub router until we got the warning from Google that it was turning off […]


Gadgets, Products

Google Assistant arrives on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

May 23, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Last year we were impressed with the Samsung Google partnership and Samsung’s efforts to integrate Wear OS into its smartwatches running its Samsung Exynos mobile processor. We then purchased and tested the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and deemed it a […]


Operating System, Others

4 buried treasures that’ll transform your Chrome OS experience

April 8, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

All right, my fellow Chrome OS adventurer — see if this progression feels familiar: First: “Ooh, look! My Chromebook’s getting a huge update this week! Cool new features! SO EXCITING!!” Then: “Oh. The update’s here, but everything looks the same. […]


App Review, Applications

Make Google Assistant respond faster by following these simple directions

February 17, 2022

Via: Phone Arena

Did you know that if you set up Google Assistant on other devices, even those that you don’t use anymore, the speed at which the digital helper receives your requests and responds to them can be slowed down. But there […]


App Review, Applications

42 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient on Android

January 28, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Google Assistant is artificial intelligence at your fingertips, especially on Android — but sometimes, it can be tough to know what to ask an omniscient robot to do. I’m here to help. I’ve talked to my Android phone more than […]


News and Press

Google ordered to pay $2.8 billion antitrust fine after unsuccessful appeal in EU court

November 10, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

The EU hammer is going down hard on Google these days. Back in September, the search giant went to court facing a record 4.3-billion euro (around $3.7 billion) EU antitrust fine for paying phone makers to have Google Search pre-installed […]


Android Phone, Products

Pixel 6: How to Stop Google Assistant from Randomly Calling Your Contacts (Permanent Fix)

November 9, 2021

Via: Tech Times

Pixel 6’s Google Assistant bug is randomly calling the contact list of its users, which could be annoying to the other end of the phone call. Not to mention that it is embarrassing for the owner of the new smartphone. […]


App security, Applications

Google Assistant is secretly listening to you, it turns out

July 1, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

In a strange turn of events, Google allegedly confirmed that Google Assistant on your phone or smart speaker may be recording your audio without your knowledge, but just “at times”. According to IndiaToday, Google representatives on Tuesday told the Parliamentary […]


App Review, Applications

17 Google Assistant Tricks You Might Not Know About

March 22, 2021

Via: Gizmodo

Google Assistant has been around since 2016, so you’ve undoubtedly picked up on a lot of the tricks that Google’s voice-activated helper is capable of, from setting alarms and timers to performing calculations and looking up definitions. But the number […]


App Review, Applications

Spotify Free users can no longer cast audio to Google smart speakers, displays

February 24, 2021

Via: Mashable

If you rely on a Spotify Free account to listen to music and podcasts, your options for how to listen have diminished this week without any warning. As 9To5Google reports, it looks as though Spotify decided to quietly remove the […]


Android Phone, Products

Sony Xperia 5 II review: the right tool for the right jobs

October 16, 2020

Via: The Verge

Like any tool, though, you get more out of the Xperia 5 II when you’re prepared to put more in. A good workman never blames their tools, after all. But I’d wager that most people who are paying $949 (£799 […]


News and Press

Google is making US voting locations easier to find via search and its Assistant

October 16, 2020

Via: The Verge

Google is adding new election features to its voice assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps, to make it easier for US citizens to find voting locations ahead of the election next month. In Google Search, queries like “early voting locations” […]