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‘Backup by Google One’ is replacing Android’s phone backup tool

For a long time, transferring your information from an old phone to a new phone once you switched over to the latest and greatest thing could either be a very simple task or a very annoying one. You could use a proprietary transfer tool from your OEM, which would allow you to move most files...

You can now snooze Google One’s VPN like an alarm clock

Google added a new VPN to the 2TB Google One plan in October last year. The plan, which costs $9.99 per month, now gives you 2TB of storage, access to Google experts, the option to share the plan with up to 6 family members, free and discounted content on hotels or Google Stadia, up to...

Google One now lets you pick which apps can bypass its VPN

Last week, we found evidence for a new VPN bypass functionality in an APK teardown of the Google One app for Android. It seems this feature is now starting to roll out to users. The feature will make it easier for users to bypass certain apps from the VPN without having to completely disable the...

Google One prepares to let you pick which apps should bypass its VPN

Google One is one of the lesser-known services of Google. For starters, it’s a paid cloud storage service from Google, with plans ranging from 100GB all the way up to 30TB. With Google Photos set to drop free unlimited backups from June 1, there’s been renewed interest surrounding Google One and its various plans. Storage...

Google Photos for Android gets advanced video editor and more premium features

Last September, Google added more powerful photo editing features to Google Photos. Now, the search giant is introducing more robust video editing features that will allow Android users to make more granular adjustments to videos. These same features were previously added to Google Photos for iOS. With the update, Google Photos on Android now has more...

Google One’s most expensive storage plans get a 50% price cut

Google has reduced the price of its higher capacity Google One cloud storage tiers, a few months after announcing changes to the free storage component of Google accounts, which saw it remove the free unlimited photo backups from Google Photos, instead, applying them to your remaining Google Drive capacity, along with Google Workspace documents, which...

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more will start counting towards your Google Account storage next year

Google today announced important policy changes that will affect consumer accounts. Beginning June 1, 2021, files that are created in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more will count toward your 15GB of complementary account storage. The good news is any existing files within those services won’t count toward your storage. However, if they’re modified on or...

Google Photos will lock Color Pop behind a Google One paywall for photos without depth information

Throughout the year, we’ve seen evidence Google might introduce premium editing features to Google Photos that would be locked behind a paywall. At first, we thought that Google would introduce new editing features that required a Google One membership, but now it looks like the company is already testing locking existing features behind a paywall. Shortly after...

Google Photos 5.18 confirms premium editing features for Google One members

Google has been working on adding premium editing features to Google Photos for the last couple of months. Back in March this year, we first spotted evidence of this feature in an APK teardown of Google Photos v4.45. At the time, we learned that the features would only be offered to Google One members. In...

Google One’s 2TB plan now comes with a VPN for online privacy

Google on Thursday introduced a new perk for select Google One subscribers: access to a virtual private network, or VPN. If you’re on a Google One 2TB plan (which costs $9.99 per month), you can get access to an extra layer of network protection on your Android device — and it comes at no extra...

Google One app for Android now offers free phone backups

Google One, Google's unified cloud backup service, offers subscribers the ability to automatically back up device data, multimedia messages, photos, and videos from their Android devices. Starting today, that same feature is being extended to all Android users free of charge. The backup feature is a convenient and worry-free way to preserve your texts, contacts, apps,...

OnePlus 8 pre-launch leaks reveal Google One promotion, André limited edition cases, Pop-up box, more

The highly anticipated OnePlus 8 series — namely the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro — are finally launching tomorrow. We already know in detail what both devices will look as well as what they're packing inside. Both phones are launching with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, multi-camera arrays, and curved displays with hole-punch...