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Google Play ‘Best of’ 2018 award winners announced

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We're almost at the end of 2018, and it's time for everyone to start looking back over the year that was. Google has today announced their 'Best of' 2018 awards across the range of categories in the Google Play...

A navigation-optimised version of Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps for Android

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Google is rolling out improvements to Google Assistant within Google Maps to make it more tuned to the navigation experience. With a lower visual profile to help users focus on driving, Assistant will be optimised for navigation, and take...

Google executive scotches rumours of Hangouts 2020 demise, instead users will move to Hangouts...

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After yesterday's rumours that Google would shutter Hangouts for consumers in 2020, it appears that Google has a product manager for Hangouts, and also, that reports of its demise may be premature. Yesterday we reported that Hangouts would be closed...

Google will shutter Hangouts for Consumers in 2020

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If the seemingly non-existent support or lack of feature updates for Google Hangouts wasn't enough of a hint, it appears Google will be shutting Hangouts down for consumers in 2020. According to a source familiar with the matter who...

Instagram will now describe photos using AI for users with visual impairments

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Instagram has announced it will roll out features to make the app more accessible for users with visual impairments. The app will allow screen readers to describe photos, either automatically using AI or using custom descriptions added by users. The...

Google Translate on the web gets a long awaited Material Design makeover

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Google Translate is a great, free service, but their online presence has begun looking a little dated in light of the Material Design makeovers being applied to other Google Services. That's now being resolved with Google rolling out their...

Google is offering selected Local Guides 100GB of online storage for 6 months with...

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Being a Google Local Guide has its perks. You can not only help people visiting businesses in your local area, but you get some tangible benefits as well, including an offer for online storage for 6 months with Google...

Asmodee Digital Humble Board Game Bundle offers both PC and Android games for cheap

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The Humble Bundle has shied away from too many mobile bundles of late, but in the latest bundle they're offering both PC and Android versions of Board Games from developer Asmodee Digital. There's two levels of the Asmodee Digital...

Fast Pair now syncs Bluetooth Accessories across your Android devices

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Last year Google introduced Fast Pair, a protocol that allowed for quick and seamless pairing of Bluetooth headsets and speakers to any Android phone running 6.0 and above. Today they have announced an expansion of Fast Pair bringing an ability...

Google starts offering Student pricing for YouTube Music and Premium services in the US,...

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YouTube has today announced that they've begun offering a special discount rate for access to their recently launched YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium services, at least in the US. YouTube will offer students access to YouTube Music Premium for...

A month’s rain in a day for Sydney? Use these weather apps to stay...

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Weather forecasts for Sydney suggest today is going to become increasingly wet, with heavy rain and thunderstorms set to swap Australia's most populous city. Emergency services are encouraging commuters to reconsider the need for travel, and though the weather isn't...

You can now add a Kayo subscription to your Telstra account

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Kayo has made a fairly big splash in the media world since it was introduced not long ago. Many people have Foxtel just for the sport, so for Fox Sports to offer their sports channels as an entirely...

Sydney trains commuters can now use MasterCard, VISA and American Express to travel, as...

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Sydney (and NSW) trains commuters can now use their contactless payment options to travel on TfNSW trains around Sydney and across New South Wales. Passengers can use MasterCard, VISA and American Express contactless cards to tap on and tap...

Google Assistant integration in Clock now rolling out in Australia

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After announcing a heap of new feature improvements for Assistant earlier this month, the ability to intitiate custom Google Assistant routines from your Alarm clock is now rolling out in Australia. The integration allows you to trigger a custom routine...

Google Play now reminds you to install previously installed apps

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You probably don't switch to many phones, or install and uninstall a large amount of apps on a regular basis, but Google Play is starting to remind you of apps you used to have - but don't have any...

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