Google: Your smartphone is getting Android upgrades faster and here’s the proof

“In late July, 2018, just before Android 9 Pie was launched in AOSP, Android 8.0 (Oreo) accounted for 8.9% of the ecosystem. By comparison, in late August 2019, just before we launched Android 10, Android 9 (Pie) accounted for 22.6% of the ecosystem. This makes it the largest fraction of the ecosystem, and shows that […]

‘I shot the video and it was a huge mistake’: Icelandic beauty queen’s cousin admits she posted Snapchat clip from shamed England stars’ quarantined hotel room – as Mason Greenwood apologises for ’embarrassment’

One of the girls, Anita Gunnarsdottir, admitted being filmed flirting with the players with a friend, but insisted that she had decided not to go to their hotel. ‘I didn’t meet them. I’m not one of the girls who went to the hotel,’ she said.

Google releases Android 11 with new features and privacy enhancements

Bubbles are small avatars that float on top of whatever app or screen you’re using, allowing you to continuously go back to the conversation(s) you’re in. They’re like Chat Heads from Facebook Messenger, but for any messaging app.Hold the power button on your Android phone to view your Google Pay cards, along with any of […]

Google: Working with Word, Excel and Powerpoint docs on Android just got a lot easier

To use Office editing, users need to open Google Drive and upload the Office file they want to work with. From Google Drive, users can double-click the Office file and it will open a preview of the file. From there, users can click on “Open in Google Docs/Sheets/Slides”. 

Best smart displays for 2020: From the Echo Show 8 to the Google Nest Hub

You can also control your smart home devices, like your smart doorbell, with an intuitively designed control panel. Unlike most of the other smart displays (and unlike its new big brother, the Nest Hub Max), the Nest Hub doesn’t have a camera, but that might be a bonus if you have privacy concerns and want to […]

Google launches virtual experiences platform ‘Fundo’ for creators

Google has launched a new virtual experience platform for creators called Fundo that will help the community perform live and interactive, face-to-face video chats via an end-to-end platform. A product of Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator for experimental projects, the platform is now available for all creators in the US and Canada, with more locations […]

Amazing Google Pixel 4a deal gets you cheap iPhone rival for £21 a month

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How to use Zoom like a pro: 13 video chat hacks to try at your next meeting

2. Mute your audio and turn off your camera by defaultDiving for the mute audio and camera buttons as soon as you enter a meeting can get old. Keep your coworkers from seeing your bedhead or hearing your cat screeching by turning those off by default. To do it, go to Settings > Audio > […]

Google starts rolling out Android 11 update to OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and RealMe phones featuring new privacy controls and a screen-recording tool

Customers will also be able to choose to have their conversations, once selected from the notifications bar, to pop out into bubbles. This will float over the screen and other apps in a similar way as Facebook has managed for Messenger 

The best smart home devices of 2020: Amazon and Google fight to control your home

Amazon’s midtier smart display is the best one in its line. For $130, the Echo Show 8 has great audio quality, a highly visible screen and a convincing nod to privacy with a physical shutter you can slide over its camera. We still like the interface better on the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub […]