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Google shares its top Chrome extensions and Chrome OS apps for 2021

After sharing Google Play's Best of 2021 apps and games late last month, Google has now shared its top picks for the best Chrome extensions and Chrome OS apps for this year. If you're an avid Chrome or Chrome OS user, you should definitely check out the following recommendations from Google. Google's favorite Chrome extensions of...

Google Stadia now available on most LG smart TVs

Google's Stadia game streaming platform has had a rocky history so far, but the past few months have given Stadia players some reasons to stay engaged. Phone Link rolled out in September, turning your smartphone into a touch-screen gamepad for Stadia games, and Google has offered sale after sale on Stadia hardware. The platform's reach...

You can now make audio and video calls from the Gmail app

Back in September, Google announced it would be allowing users to make calls directly from the Gmail app on iOS and Android. Initially, users could create a Google Meet link in the app and share it with others via the service of their choice. They could also join meetings created by others through the mobile...

Google TV adds over 300 free live TV channels with Pluto TV integration

In September we learned that Google was in talks with several ad-supported streaming channels providers to bring free live TV channels to its platform. Today the search giant announced that it has struck deal with Pluto TV, adding yet another live TV option to Google TV's "Live" tab. In a new blog post (via Protocol), Google...

Latest Pixel Buds A-Series update brings a few new features

Google is rolling out a firmware update to its affordable TWS earbuds -- the Pixel Buds A-Series. The update brings several new features to the earbuds, including a Bass slider in the companion app, a Loudness compensation toggle, and more. Google Pixel Buds A-Series Review: Buy it for the convenience, not just for the sound According to...

December 2021 Android security updates now rolling out to select Pixel phones

We're now in the final stretch of 2021, with the holiday season in full swing, and now Google has a gift for anyone using an Android device. The latest Android security patch is now available, and while it should start arriving on third-party devices soon, it's rolling out now to select Pixel phones. This is...

Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop brings Pixel 6 features to older phones

Google has rolled out new features to Pixel phones outside of the usual Android OS updates for years, but more recently, the company has started calling them "Feature Drops." Feature drops are released every three months, typically with a security patch, and the last one came in the form of the Android 12 platform update....

How to download Android 12 for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the update rollout via stable channel. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the Pixel 3...

Google makes checking for Play Store updates more obvious

You can check for Play Store updates by jumping into the Play Store settings, heading to the About section, and then tapping on the version number. While this process sounds quite straightforward, it isn't so for the average user, as the About section doesn't explicitly state that tapping the version number will trigger a check for updates. You...

Chromecast with Google TV Netflix bundle offering additional 6 months of free Netflix subscription

For those of you who bought a Chromecast with Google TV and Netflix bundle, we’ve some great news for you. It looks like Google is giving away another 6 months of Netflix for free. According to multiple reports (via 9to5Google) from Google Chromecast with Google TV and Netflix bundle buyers, Google has sent out a second...

YouTube Music will soon let you “save” your queue as a playlist

Over time YouTube Music has brought over many useful features from the now-defunct Play Music service. And this trend continues as YouTube Music is picking up yet another Play Music feature that makes it easier to save songs in your queue. As spotted by 9to5Google, YouTube Music is rolling out a new “save” button in the...

Alleged Pixel Watch renders reveal its round, bezel-less design

It was just a few days ago that we learned about Google reportedly developing its own smartwatch that could launch next year. Now a fresh leak has added further weight to that report while also revealing the watch's design. YouTuber John Prosser has shared renders of the so-called Pixel Watch, giving us our first look at...