+ Monday May 20th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Never lose a photo again – Google Photos makes it easy to see which are backed up and which aren’t

If you’re like me, you rely heavily on cloud backup of your photos to make sure you don’t lose precious memories. However, if you’re like me, there’s a good chance you’ve also lost some photos because you thought they were backed up when they weren’t. On a recent European trip, …

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Here’s how to remap the Bixby button on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8, Note 9 and Galaxy S10

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 series, it made an announcement that would be quite popular amongst users; the Bixby button can be remapped to something else (perhaps more useful). Fortunately the feature isn’t just for Samsung’s newest handsets, but for many of their recent devices as well. Available now, …

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Google now offering a free YouTube music service to Assistant powered smart devices

Google has announced today that they are launching a free/ ad-supported option to YouTube Music exclusively for users of Assistant powered Speaker and Smart Displays. Starting today in Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, and Austria you will …

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Police can use Google Maps location data to identify suspects and witnesses .. with a court order

Look, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise; if you allow Google to record your location history, there’s half a chance that it could be produced to a 3rd party with a court order, and that includes law enforcement. The feature is quite useful for individuals – allowing you to …

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Future Android system updates might be delivered via the Google Play Store

Android OS updates have been a pain point for Android smartphones and tablets for as long as they’ve existed. Because third party manufacturers are involved, Android has update problems that Apple and its iOS devices simply don’t have to worry about. Google has done a lot to address this and …

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Nova Launcher 6.1 brings notification dots, dark mode for Google Discover and more

Popular Android launcher replacement Nova Launcher has been updated to version 6.1, bringing with it a much-sought-after dark mode for Google Discover, numeric dots for notification badges, and an undo bar to restore changes made to your desktop. That’s about all that’s in the changelog, but let’s take a walk …

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