Six ways your Google Assistant can help you spruce up for springSix ways your Google Assistant can help you spruce up for spring

Spring is in the air, which also means it’s the season to freshen up your home. If you’re like me, cleaning your house doesn’t top your list of favorite things to do—but it still needs to get done. This year, get a little help from your Google Assistant on your phone, speaker or Smart Display—so you spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying the outdoors.As we bid adieu to winter layers and welcome longer, warmer days, here are six ways your Assistant can help with spring cleaning:You can’t get something done if you don’t remember to do it. Set a…

Google Maps helps you find open EV charging stations in real time

From now on, you just have to fire up Google Maps if you need to hunt for an open EV charging station. The latest versions of Google Maps for Android, iOS and the web now show real-time availability for charging ports in the US and UK, giving you a… …

Visit the U.S. National Parks in Google EarthVisit the U.S. National Parks in Google Earth

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation dedicate a week to celebrating the protected spaces in our communities. Today, we’re bringing the national parks to you in a Google Earth guided tour through 31 different parks around the country.From the breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley to the awe-inspiring hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, the National Parks allow us to truly experience the natural wonders of our country. Start with the pink granite formations of Otter Cliff in Maine’s Acadia National Park, then head west to explore the ancient Pueblo dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado….

[Из песочницы] Stadia — революция в игровой индустрии?

Для тех, кто в танке: 19-го марта 2019 года, Google анонсировала стриминговый сервис Stadia. Сервис, который позволит играть во все игры, по сути, прямо в браузере. С любого устройства, будь то планшет, смартфон, TV-приставка, ПК, тостер, калькулятор, холодильник. В этой небольшой статье я хотел бы изложить свои мысли по поводу будущего игровой индустрии в случае успеха инициативы от Google. Сразу хочу предупредить, что я не являюсь экспертом в области и, по большей части, всё нижеизложенное — лично моё мнение. Читать дальше → …

[Из песочницы] Stadia — революция в игровой индустрии?

Play Store is testing a more easily accessible wishlist button

On any given day, there are at least a dozen variations of the Play Store interface showing up for users across the world. Even on the same device, with the same account, and without any update, the Store might flip from one look to the other in a few seconds without warning. Most recently, simultaneous downloads showed up, but today we’re talking about a more minor change, but one that’s neat nonetheless: a more reachable wishlist button. Read MorePlay Store is testing a more easily accessible wishlist button was written by the awesome team at Android Police. …

Play Store is testing a more easily accessible wishlist button

From kids’ music to the tech world, without missing a beatFrom kids’ music to the tech world, without missing a beat

Matan Ariel’s young nieces and nephew live on the other side of the world, but they keep up with their uncle thanks to his music—and thanks to Google, too. Though they live in Israel and he lives in New York, the three kids love to ask the Google Assistant to play his songs, which have gone double platinum in their country.Matan, or “Uncle Matani” as they call him, works in sales in Google’s New York office. But he also has another love, children’s music, which brought him a level of success he never expected before he headed to Google.He first started…

From kids’ music to the tech world, without missing a beatFrom kids’ music to the tech world, without missing a beat

Presenting search app and browser options to Android users in EuropePresenting search app and browser options to Android users in Europe

People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences. That includes personalizing the design, installing any apps they want and choosing which services to use as defaults in apps like Google Chrome.Following the changes we made to comply with the European Commission’s ruling last year, we’ll start presenting new screens to Android users in Europe with an option to download search apps and browsers.  These new screens will be displayed the first time a user opens Google Play after receiving an upcoming update. Two screens will surface: one for search apps and another for browsers, each…

Presenting search app and browser options to Android users in EuropePresenting search app and browser options to Android users in Europe

Budget Your Google Play Spending With this New In-App Setting

One of the best things about apps is their affordability. Often, mobile apps can do things that desktop or web-based software and service can, but at fractions of the price. Even in-app purchases and monthly subscriptions for premium versions of some apps are usually minuscule—often no more than a cup of coffee.Read more……

Budget Your Google Play Spending With this New In-App Setting

At Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEMAt Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEM

On April 13 and 14, Google’s Mountain View campus suddenly had a much younger population. That’s because 875 high school students stopped by for Google’s fourth annual Tech Day. Over 150 Google and Alphabet volunteers joined the kids in 129 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities to empower them with knowledge and inspire them to get started in disciplines like computer science.But Tech Day isn’t just about fun and games. The event was designed for students who may not have regular access to technology classes at their schools. The students who attend Tech Day have very little experience in…

At Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEMAt Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEM

AMP pages will now show original URL in Chrome’s address bar, fundamentally changing how the web works

Google had its 2019 ‘AMP Conf’ in Tokyo today, and announced a series of changes and new features coming to the company’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project. The most important announcement was that AMP pages will now show the original URL in the address bar, which should solve the platform’s greatest point of confusion — but it’s only making things worse.
When you tap on an AMP link from Google Search, you aren’t actually taken to the optimized page on the site’s own server. Read MoreAMP pages will now show original URL in Chrome’s address bar, fundamentally changing how the web works was…

AMP pages will now show original URL in Chrome’s address bar, fundamentally changing how the web works

Google Pay can import airline miles, reward points, and more from Gmail now

Those of you who make contact-less payments on Android devices just got a nice new bonus feature to play with.
As spotted by 9to5Google on Monday, Google is rolling out a new Google Pay feature that should make life just a bit more convenient for anyone who uses the mobile wallet system. Thanks to a small update, Google Pay should now be able to link to Gmail and pull in things like airline miles, retail reward points, and hotel benefits that show up in your inbox from time to time.
SEE ALSO: Google’s home WiFi system is $40 off on Amazon
According to 9to5Google,…

Google Pay can import airline miles, reward points, and more from Gmail now

Google teases ‘something big’ for Pixel on May 7th

You won't have to wait until the fall for more news on Pixel devices. Google has posted a teaser promising that "something big is coming to the Pixel universe" on May 7th. The associated video clip is ultimately just a promo for Avengers: Endgame-t… …

Is Google teasing new Pixel phones for May 7?

New Pixel phones might be just around the corner.
Weeks ahead of its annual I/O developer conference, Google’s put up a teaser on its store website insisting “on May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe.”
SEE ALSO: You can now mail your broken Pixel 3 phone in to Google for repairs
The teaser section is accompanied by a video for a commercial of Avengers: Endgame, wherein the Google Assistant and Pixel 3’s various camera features such as Top Shot and Playmoji augmented reality avatars are used.

The teaser reveals absolutely nothing about what to expect on May 7, but Android Police strongly…

Is Google teasing new Pixel phones for May 7?

Gathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-CGathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-C

Today’s customers are deeply curious, searching high and low for information about a product before making a purchase. And this curiosity applies to purchases big and small—just consider the fact that mobile searches for “best earbuds” have grown by over 130 percent over the last two years. (Google Data, US, Oct 2015 – Sep 2016 vs. Oct 2017 – Sep 2018. ) To keep up with this curious customer, marketers are putting insights at the center of the strategy so that they can understand customers’ intentions and deliver a helpful, timely experience.In our new guide about linking Google Analytics and Google…

See Brighter in the Dark with Pixel at CoachellaSee Brighter in the Dark with Pixel at Coachella

This weekend, Coachella festival-goers will wander the desert, heading to and from performances by some of their favorite artists. If you’re one of them, head over to Brighter in the Dark—a tech and music installation we created with Childish Gambino.The installation—a multisensory sight and sound experience that uses a mixture of light and music to give attendees a sneak peek into Childish Gambino’s creative world—uses the power of Pixel’s camera features to provide an interactive and Instagrammable moment for festival-goers.Fans can also swing by Brighter in the Dark to get a sneak peek of Childish Gambino’s  augmented reality (AR) app that…

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google DriveMore science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

We first launched Science Journal in 2016 so that students, teachers and science enthusiasts could conduct hands-on science experiments using their phones, tablets and Chromebooks. Since then, we’ve heard one request from teachers loud and clear: students need to be able to access their experiments no matter what device they’re using or where they are. Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it happens outdoors, at home and everywhere in between. So today, we’re bringing a new Google Drive syncing feature to Science Journal. Now, you can access your experiments on any device using a Google Account.Accessing your experiment from Google…

More science in more places with Science Journal and Google DriveMore science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

The ultimate account security is now in your pocketThe ultimate account security is now in your pocket

Phishing—when an attacker tries to trick you into turning over your online credentials—is the most common cause of security breaches. Preventing phishing attacks can be a major challenge for personal and business users alike. At Google, we automatically block the overwhelming majority of malicious sign-in attempts (even if an attacker has your username or password), but an additional layer of protection can be helpful.Two-step verification (or 2SV) makes it even harder for attackers to gain access to your accounts by adding one more step to the sign-in process. While any form of 2SV, like SMS text message codes and push notifications,…

The ultimate account security is now in your pocketThe ultimate account security is now in your pocket

Google jacks up YouTube TV price to $50 per month

YouTube TV is no longer the bargain it was when it launched in 2017.
Google announced on Wednesday it’s increasing the monthly price of YouTube TV from $39.99 to $49.99. And users billed through Apple will pay $54.99 per month.
The price hike is effective immediately for all new subscribers. However, existing customers will see the price increase on their next billing cycle after May 13.
SEE ALSO: YouTube cancels premium original shows ahead of Apple’s streaming service event
Jacking up the monthly cost of YouTube TV surely won’t sit well with customers, but it’s not all bad news.
In addition to the existing 70+ live…

Google jacks up YouTube TV price to $50 per month

5 steps to improve media performance using Google Analytics5 steps to improve media performance using Google Analytics

This is the second post in a series about how linking Google Analytics and Google Ads can help marketers gain deeper insights, create smarter campaigns, and drive better business outcomes.Today’s customers expect the right message at the right time—even as their journeys become more fast-paced and less linear. How are marketers responding? With ad experiences that aim to be assistive and personalized. To create these experiences, marketers are turning to integrated analytics and ads.In our new guide about linking Google Analytics and Google Ads, we highlight some of the actionable steps you and your team can take to deliver the right…