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Samsung Chooses Google Play Music as the Default Music Player for its 2017 Devices

Samsung has a long history of duplicating applications and services which are already offered by either AOSP or a proprietary service from Google. Some OEMs have chosen to embrace the fully-featured applications and services that Google offers (like we saw with the HTC 10), but then some OEMs like Samsung have chosen to be as...

Google Reportedly Working on a Built-in Ad Blocker For Chrome Browser

According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a built-in ad blocker solution for desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome web browser. The ad blocker will be turned on by default and will block out those specific types of ads which are responsible for ruining the browsing experience,...

Google Updates the Cloud Speech API, Now Available to Developers

In July of last year, Google announced two new APIs for their Google Cloud Platform customers that had to do with speech recognition. These were made available in beta form to a limited number of developers and the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. Along with being limited to a certain number of...

Google Announces Collaboration with PayPal for Android Pay Support

Android Pay as a means of quick, cardless, and cashless payment faces heavy competition from the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. So it comes as no surprise that all of the competitors in the mobile payments space continue looking for more ways to one up their competitors. Google is doing just that with its...

Google and Russia Reach a Deal in Anti-Monopoly Case

Google and Russia have been going back and forth on this case for the last two years. A case that was initially started all because a local search engine, Yandex, complained to local authorities about the issue. This started back in 2015 when a Russian watchdog group said pre-installing applications on Android was against the country's...

Modded Version of Google’s PhotoScan Increases Resolution to 12MP

In November of last year, Google released an application that lets you digitize your old photographs. The application is called PhotoScan and it uses algorithms to stitch together multiple photos of a traditional photograph. This is one of the easiest ways to transfer your family photo albums to a digital form and it doesn't require...

Google Facing Potential Lawsuit Over Nexus 6P Early Shutdown and Bootloop Issues

After LG was taken to court over the infamous bootloop issue on its devices like the LG G4, LG G5, Nexus 5X, LG V10 and LG V20, it seems Google may be next in line to face the court's gavel. A law firm in the US, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (C&T), is investigating a potential class action...

Some Shows DVR’d with YouTube TV Disable the Ability to Skip Commercials

DVR is a very touchy piece of technology for many cable providers and television studios. They want to give the viewer the ability to catch up on shows they may have missed, but they don't want them to be able to skip over the advertisements they placed between the commercial breaks. This conflict started back...

Select Mobile Banking Apps Make it Easier to Use Your Cards with Android Pay

Some felt Google's enthusiasm with Android Pay would die out in a few months and at first it seemed to look that way. The company had a strong launch in the United States but that is where some of Google's services stop at. Since its launch though, we've seen Android Pay brought to Singapore, Ireland,...

Report: Google Wants to Invest Over $880 Million in LG for OLED Panels

It's pretty clear that Samsung dominates the current OLED panel production for the entire globe, but a new report says Google wants to help prop up another company. Google has been sourcing their OLED panels from Samsung since the release of the Nexus 6P, but this could be changing with the release of the upcoming...

Google Play is Hit with a New Wave of Fake Reviews

Application and games reviews are incredibly important for an application store such as Google Play, and these can be the target of some malicious services. This issue is compounded when it's an application store for the largest mobile platform in the world. In November of last year, Google talked about how they are improving the...

Google Reportedly Wants to Add WiFi Mesh Functionality to a New Version of Google Home

Google may have been late to the game with Google Home when compared to the leader in the segment right now (Amazon Echo), but they've been continuing to improve the product ever since it was released. This has come in the form of opening up the platform with Actions on Google, adding support for various...