Google To Launch Duo For Android TV

Following the announcement of Google Meet coming to Chromecast, Google has now revealed that its video calling App, Duo, will be coming to Android TV in the form of a default App. It will allow users to start video calls from their TV screens. A beta version for the same will be released “in the coming weeks”.

“If your TV doesn’t have a camera built-in, you can simply plug in a USB camera,” Google said in its blog post — if your TV supports the feature. One can make both one-on-one and group video calls with the App. Read More

Chrome OS 86 To Make All App Icons Circular

Last year, Google expressed the desire to make all App icons in Chrome OS use a circular design. This year, it seems like Chrome OS 86 will help Google fulfill that desire.

Before anyone had even heard of the Pixelbook Go, we came across evidence that suggested Chrome OS was planning to introduce a handful of new Apps on its shelf as default. In addition, it was mentioned that Chrome OS App icons would soon become circular, instead of the otherwise mixture of shapes available currently. Read More

Google Redesigns The ‘Saved’ Tab In Maps, Makes It More Useful

Following the placement of the ‘Saved’ tab in the bottom bar of Maps, Google has now redesigned the said tab with some new features, making it more useful than before.

Previously, the screen had top tabs for Lists, Labeled, Reservations, Following, and Maps. The ‘Saved’ tab let you bookmark your favorite locations and sort them by “favorites”, “want to visit”, or any other customized list. Read More

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Users Can Now Enjoy Dark Theme on Google Home 2.27

Mostly all of Google’s first-party Apps support dark mode and, fortunately, version 2.27 of Google Home has recently added the dark theme as well.

The Google Home dark theme is pretty straightforward as, starting at the splash screen, the stark white background simply turns into the same shade of dark gray used by every other Google App. If you use your phone throughout the day and long into the night, the dark mode makes a lot of difference. Read More

Google Services – Including Gmail, Drive, Docs – Get Temporarily Disrupted Worldwide

According to Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard, many of its services including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Chats, Groups, Keep, and Voice got disrupted this Thursday morning. Google has assured that the issues have been fixed. Its dashboard has also been updated to show that everything is now fully functional.  Read More

Google Meet Makes Its Way To Chromecast

A pandemic struck world has made video conferences a daily part of most of our lives. To make it easier for workers, Google has announced a new feature for Meet. Google Meet will now work with Chromecast devices to be cast on to your TVs. You can learn how to Chromecast from iPhone to stay mobile during online meetings instead of using a desktop or laptop. Read More

Top 5 Accessories For Google Pixel 4a

Google’s all set to launch the new Pixel 4a at the end of this month. With a price tag of only $350, people are calling it the “most affordable smartphone” of the year. Its camera quality is a cherry on the top. As people are rushing to pre-order this beauty, we bring to you Top 5 Accessories For Google Pixel 4a that you should consider ordering along with the phone. Read More

Only Showing A Page’s Domain Might Protect Users Better, Google Chrome Will Soon Test

Chrome v86 will only show the domain in the address bar in hopes of solving the problem of URLs being manipulated to look like a legitimate website.

Since URLs are the chief way of determining the authenticity of a site, people are easily fooled into perceiving a domain as authentic by including the legitimate domain as part of a very long address that just gets brushed over.  Read More