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Take a security checkup today and get 2GB of extra Google Drive storage

To increase awareness for Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is giving users 2GBs of free Google Drive storage space when they take a quick online security checkup today. Don’t groan, the checkup is actually quick, painless and really useful. You’ll see what devices and services are using your google account and will have the ability …

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Use Android Pay 10 times and you might win music or a Chromecast… or nothing

Google is offering a short-term incentive program called Tap 10 to encourage users to use Android Pay. If you use it 10 times from now until February 29, you have the possibility of winning “credits in the Google Store/App Store for a song (e.g. music track from Google Play), movie (e.g. video from Google Play), …

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Save up to 90% on selected games for your Android devices

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2016 is to play more games because life is short. Imagine my glee when I happened to notice that there’s a big sale going on right now on the Google Play store. For their Games Year-End Deals they are offering up to 90% off on several games that …

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Google Project Fi users can now add tablets to their plan

I reported in May of this year about Google launching their own cellular network for Nexus 6 users called Project Fi, where they would function as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Since then it has added support for Nexus 6P and 5X users. And now, according to an announcement made on December 15, it …

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Google Maps update brings Apple Watch support

Google just released an update to Google Maps that brings Apple Watch support. When you set a route on your iPhone, the Google Maps watch app will automatically show you the directions, in text format, as you go. You can also scroll through upcoming directions to get an idea of where Google wants you to …

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The completely redesigned Chromecast app is awesome and available right now on Google Play and iTunes

The Chromecast app is completely redesigned and is now available in Google Play and iTunes. It works with the latest Chromecast and the first generation Chromecast as well. It allows the user to browse through the content on all the Chromecast enabled apps on your phone (under the What’s On tab); use playback controls like …

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The new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio are $35 each and are now available for purchase

When I purchased my current Chromecast, I was disappointed that it didn’t support the 5 GHz WiFi band. The 2.4 GHz band is just a bit crowded in my neighborhood and my streaming can sometimes suffer. But today Google announced that the newest Chromecast (which works with iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, plus Chromebook, Mac, …

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Give Google total control of your internet with OnHub

A Wi-Fi router is our gateway to the information superhighway. Once connected, Google tends to be our first stop. According to them, “we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay connected, we’re streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle.” With that in mind, …

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The Google Translate app has been upgraded to improve the instant visual translation and voice conversation modes

In the past, the Google Translate app would allow you to snap a picture of a sign and translate it in 36 languages. But since January 2015, Translate (iOS and Android) now allows you to tap on the camera icon within the app, point your phone at any sign, menu, instruction manual, etc. and instantly …

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Google Photos: the photo app to rule them all

If you’re an Android user who takes a lot of photos, you’ll want to pay attention. Google just redesigned its photo app and there are some pretty significant changes. Photos provides a new way to organize your memories, it’s now able to organize by People, Places, or Things. You can pick a specific person, location, …

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Google Project Fi – a “new network” for Nexus 6 users

In addition to the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint, Google is now entering the wireless service arena with their Project Fi network using the Nexus 6, which is currently the only supported device. This project doesn’t create a new network, but rather uses network equipment that is already in place and is …

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PixelBlock – a Gmail extension that blocks marketers from tracking when you open/read an email

Everything we do seems to be tracked these days, even when we open our emails. According to Wired.com, “Marketers—or anyone who’s inspired to snoop—simply insert a transparent 1×1 image [pixel] into an email. When that email is opened, the image pings the server it originated from with information like the time, your location, and the …

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