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Google Maps for iOS adds helpful homescreen widgets and a dark mode

Google Maps for iOS has gotten a set of home screen widgets and a dark mode, quite a while after the feature already rolled out on Android. You'll be able to use the feature in the coming weeks, simply by going to settings, tapping on dark mode, and then selecting "on". Google Maps has had...

Download the leaked Google Pixel 6 wallpapers right here!

Google dropped a lot of details on its upcoming Pixel 6 series the other day, even though it won't be releasing until much later in the year. We know most of its specifications, and the company has even confirmed what it looks like. Now, we've managed to get the wallpapers from the Google Pixel 6...

Best video editors for Chromebook: WeVideo, Shotcut, and more

When you think of Chromebooks, creative professionals aren't the first demographic that comes to mind. From the very beginning, Chrome OS acquired a bad reputation for lacking productivity apps. The good news is that Chrome OS has come a long way since its inception. There are numerous ways you can now do light video editing...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Info Roundup: Here’s everything we know about the Google flagship duo

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are set to launch later this year. As their name suggests, these phones will be the sixth-generation Pixel flagship. Unlike in 2020 when Google decided to release just one flagship Pixel phone, the company will be launching two phones this year. Last year was an outlier for...

Google’s Pixel 6 series will be available in these 8 countries

Google’s new Pixel phones will launch this fall. Yesterday, Google gave us the first official look at the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and even shared some of their key details. The Pixel 6 series represents Google’s best attempt yet to create a true flagship that goes head to head against Apple’s iPhone and...

Pixel 6 “Live Translate” feature automatically translates speech in audio or video

In June this year, we learned that Google was working on a new "Live Translate" feature for Pixel phones. We spotted mentions of the feature in an APK teardown of Android 12 Beta 2's SettingsIntelligence app, but the new strings didn't highlight exactly what it would do. However, we now have more information about the...

Google Camera Port Hub: Get the best GCam APK for Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, and other phones!

Google Camera and its post-processing algorithms undoubtedly changed the game in terms of what we expect from smartphone cameras, elevating the Google Pixels to some of the best Android phones you can buy for the camera. That's the exact reason why Google Camera ports are so highly requested for non-Google devices. With the appropriate ported...

August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google consistently publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of every month, and they've done so for nearly every month in the last few years. Thus, it's no surprise that today, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for August 2021, though the company did have one big surprise for us that's separate...

These are the Best Chromebooks you can buy in July: Acer, Lenovo, Google, Samsung, and more!

Looking for something a bit more powerful than a tablet, but don't want a bulky laptop? A Chromebook may be the device you're looking for. If you're invested in the Google ecosystem, ChromeOS is the way to go, and it is quite easy to use. It doesn't have the same software compatibility as other, more...

Google announces eSim support, other new features in Chrome OS update

Google just posted about the latest Chrome OS update over on their official blog. We've known for awhile that a new emoji picker and eSim compatibility were coming to Chromebooks. Now, both of those things are officially coming in the Chrome OS 92 stable build. Google previewed the new emoji picker last month, and now you...

How to run MATLAB on a Chromebook in two easy ways

It's a common misconception that Chromebooks aren't capable of running powerful software found on PCs or Macs. If you're an engineering student, you might need to run some fairly intensive applications on your laptop. Chromebooks are a great solution for students because they're secure and cost-effective. If you're an engineering student using a Chromebook, you probably...

Google teases the Pixel 6 series with its custom Google Tensor chip

It's no surprise that Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 6 series later this year, and in now typical Google fashion, the company has shared a plethora of details about its new phones weeks ahead of their launch. Google today confirmed the names, design, expected launch date, and many of the specs of its...