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Google Hire is a New Recruiting Application for G Suite Customers

At Google I/O this year, we learned about a new project Google took on to solve a job recruitment issue that they have noticed over the last few years. The company calls it Google for Jobs, and its goal is to improve the experience for both employers as well as those who are looking for...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

Google Glass Enterprise Edition is Official, Available to Partners of Google

Google Glass was a unique, bold experiment from Google's moonshot division that debuted back in 2013. They were expensive (at $1,500 a piece), fairly uncomfortable, and deemed invasive to anyone's privacy as they had the potential to record video and take photos with minimal effort, and with no clear indication. The term 'Glassholes' was coined...

Google Allo’s Latest Update Lets You React to Specific Messages

Over the past few months, Google Allo has received minor updates here and there that have slowly been turning it into the messaging app it should have been from Day One. Version 14 has just been released for the app, and with it, you can now react to individual messages throughout your conversations. A heart icon...

Google Duo Has Been Downloaded 100 Million Times in 11 Months

Since it debuted on the Play Store 11 months ago, Google Duo has been downloaded more than 100 million times. This news comes from Google Allo and Duo's Head of Product, Amit Fulay, who Tweeted the following over the weekend: High quality video with simple design is resonating with users. Pleased to see #GoogleDuo hit 100M,...

Pokémon GO First Anniversary: How the Record Breaking Game Now Aims to Bring You Back

Psst kid, do you remember Pokémon GO? Of course you do. Pokémon GO was the much anticipated game from once-Google's Niantic Labs (which then went on to become an independent entity called Niantic Inc.). The game merged the concept of its spiritual predecessor Ingress with the strong branding of the Pokémon franchise to give us a gaming...

Opinion: Motorola Would Benefit from a Cleaner Release Strategy, Wider Availability

Motorola has been through somewhat of a rollercoaster over the past few years. Google purchased Motorola on May 22, 2012, and then quickly sold it off piecemeal, with the phone division going to Lenovo on January 29, 2014 for the lump sum of $2.91 billion. As one might expect from being owned by a California-based...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...

Google is Revamping its SMS 2-Step Verification Process

Earlier this year in February, Google completely overhauled its 2-Step Verification process (2-SV) so that you could more easily and securely sign into your Google account on any device. This update brought along an improved user-interface, the option to use Google's 2-SV over an encrypted connection, and a feature called, "Google Prompt" that allows users...

Google Embeds Videos and Recipes into Google Image Search Results

Google not only wants to be your one stop source for finding websites that are available on the internet, but they also want to deliver as much of that content directly to you as well. We've been seeing this trend over the years as Google search results have started to embed actual content from a 3rd-party...

Source: Pixel XL 2 will have Ambient Display Always On, Squeezing while Screen Off, Multiple Display Profiles, and More

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren’t wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a “foundational release“. What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not too long ago we reported on the hardware specifications...

Google Details its Use of Machine Learning to Identify Intrusive Mobile Apps

All too often, we search for an app and end up finding what looks to be the best fit for our needs. But that is until one sees the long list of permissions the application thinks it needs to function. Some developers tend to call for permissions for functionality that their app clearly does not...