Tag Archives: Google

Google Revamps Play Store Guidelines Portal; Addresses Ad-Blockers

Google has revamped its developer website to help Android users better understand the guidelines of its app store. The interactive website helps a developer quickly walk through various aspects of an app including security, ads, monetisation, and copyright. While Google has maintained a developer program policy centre for years, a sense of confusion has persisted among its developers from the ... Read More »

Hound Virtual Assistant Launched for Android, iOS; Rivals Siri, Google Now, Cortana

If Siri, Google Now, or Cortana aren’t cutting it for you, there’s a new alternative you can play with. SoundHound, best known for its music search and discovery app, has released Hound digital assistant for Android and iOS. It is available for free. Initially launched on Android as beta last year (which saw over 300,000 applicants showing interest in the ... Read More »

Google Maps for iOS Now Lets You Add Pit Stops, Gets 3D Touch Support

After hitting the Google Maps Android app in October last year and last month in India, the pit stop addition feature has now reached Google Maps for iOS as a part of an update. The Google Maps v4.16.0 also adds 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. When in navigation mode, Google Maps for iOS users can ... Read More »

Google Search App Gets New ‘Now on Tap’ Animations, Customisable Logo

Google is rolling out an update to its Search app on Android with new Now on Tap animations and custom coloured logo. The update bumps the app version from 5.9.33.19 (on Android) to 5.10, and appears to be rolling out gradually across the world. As spotted by 9to5Google, while the Google Now on Tap till date showed a blue circle ... Read More »

Google Maps, Street View Get Minor Tweaks in Latest Update

Google has rolled out some updates to its Maps and Street View applications for Android. For Maps, the update v9.21 brings notification customisation for user edits, ‘Explore Around You’ feature to other countries and more. The Street View app now not only lets us roam around in streets but also take a look inside the stadiums and sports arenas. Google ... Read More »

Google Docs Now Lets You Use Voice Commands for Editing

Google back in September last year introduced the ability to type in Docs on the Web inside Chrome using voice commands. Now, the search giant has extended the feature letting users even make edits using their voice. To get started, users can simply select ‘Voice typing’ in the ‘Tools’ menu inside Docs in Chrome and start giving voice commands to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Launches Android Beta Testing Program on Google Play

WhatsApp for years has been releasing new version of the app via its website as well as signed APK files before the release hits the Google Play store. This allowed WhatsApp to make required changes as well as fix bugs, if any, in the app ahead of a broader availability. One of the biggest disadvantages of the process was the ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Lets You Add Pit Stops on Your Trips in India

Google India has added nifty little feature to its Maps application that will now let you take fewer long detours. The search giant will now let users search for and add an extra stop on your route without having to exit the navigation mode. It had begun rolling out the pit stop feature starting with the US back in October ... Read More »

Flipkart, Hike Messenger Cross 50 Million Downloads on Google Play

Flipkart announced on Friday that it has become the first Indian app to cross the 50 million installs landmark on Google Play, adding that it achieved the milestone on the first week of February 2016. The claim was verified by statistics presented on Google Play, which counts over 50 million installs of the Flipkart app. Other e-commerce players like Amazon ... Read More »

Google, Facebook, and Others Plan Briefs Supporting Apple’s iPhone Case

Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc’s fight against a magistrate’s order, which requires it to help the US Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Google and Facebook would make ... Read More »