If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The change will go into effect on September 6th.#technology #Google #GooglePay
If you use both Google Photos and Google Drive, you likely know that the two services are linked together. There’s a Google Photos folder within Drive that acts almost like a bridge between the two.Any bets that this will cause some people to lose photos?
The idea is that your Drive folder called Google Photos automatically syncs to the service with the same name. However, this syncing process can cause unexpected file deletion and the fact that the folder and the Google Photos service have the same name makes things even more confusing.
Luckily, Google is going to simplify the situation, at least a little bit. Starting July 10, the Google Photos folder in Drive will no longer automatically sync with the Google Photos service. Instead, the Google Photos folder will be its own thing.
According to a new report by the Financial Times, Google is trying to make the case to the Trump administration that it needs to be able to provide technology to Huawei in the name of US national security. According to one FT source, the central point of the argument is that Huawei would be forced to fork Android into a “hybrid” version that would be “more at risk of being hacked, not least by China.”#technology #mobile #Huawei #Google
Just last week, we reported Google was finally rolling out essential Waze features to Maps, including speed limit indication and speed camera alerts. The company appears to be on an improvement spree, as some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.#technology #Google #maps #driving
LibreOffice is a powerful tool, and it’s only getting more powerful. While it’s a desktop tool first, you can now use LibreOffice in a browser, making it an alternative to online office suites like Google Docs. Recent versions of LibreOffice have added support for editing files remotely on SAMBA shares, over SSH, and via other methods. One of the more interesting of these is Google Drive support, which we’ll dive into in this article.#technology #Google #Drive #LibreOffice #office
You can do a lot more with Google Play than just install apps. If you know where to look, you can also get info on apps you might usually only see once you tap on the install button.#technology #mobile #Google #PlayStore
Once you know your way around Google Play, you’ll be able to do things faster and know where to look for the information you need. Some of the features are not in plain sight, so you need to know where to look to take full advantage.
Google Maps is gaining some features previously exclusive to Google’s navigation app, Waze. The company confirmed it’s rolling out the ability for Google Maps users to see speed limits, speed cameras and mobile speed cameras in more than 40 countries worldwide — an expansion of its earlier launch of these features, which were previously limited to select markets.#technology #Google #maps
Overnight it was reported that Huawei would be releasing its own operating system to replace Android next month.I've reported on this before, but reading the details again makes me wonder if Huawei's new OS might make a good substitute for anyone wanting to get right away from the Goog. If it can run F.Droid and side-load APKs, it could be a Good Thing™. What do you think?
This information came from the managing director and vice president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group Middle East. And as it turns out, it was wrong.
President Trump sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry last week with an executive order that declared a national emergency and barred American companies from doing business with companies deemed a national security risk. Days later, the effects have started to become apparent as companies from Google to Intel have taken action to comply, shutting Huawei out of supply chains and stopping it from using US software.A few things have occurred to me:
This development could have major, long-lasting repercussions for the entire tech industry, but there are still several questions without definite answers.
Google Maps is filled with useful features did are not always immediately obvious,: such as adding a stop along your route or sharing your trip progress with a friend.#technology #mapping #Google #GoogleMaps
Here's a look at some of the most useful Google Maps features you may have heard of.
“Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app,” Reuters noted.Well, thanks for nothing!
Chrome is the default browser in Android. Though it is pretty good out of the box, there are quite a lot of useful features hidden and disabled. Using Chrome Flags, you can easily enable these features and improve your browsing experience. This list shows some of the best Chrome flags and shows you how to enable them.#technology #mobile #web #Android #Google #Chrome
Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you.I bet someone's going to find this useful.
Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive.
The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look.
Google has been quietly keeping track of nearly every single online purchase you’ve ever made, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account, according to a new report today from CNBC. Even stranger: this information is made available to you via a private web tool that’s been active for an indeterminate amount of time.I'm sure this news will surprise no one.
With last fall’s release of iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts — a new app that allows iPhone users to create their own voice commands to take actions on their phone and in apps. Today, Apple is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by rolling out a practical, accessibility-focused collection of new Siri Shortcuts, alongside accessibility-focused App Store features and collections.#technology #mobile #Apple #Google #iOS #Android #accessibility #disability
Google is doing something similar for Android users on Google Play.