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Apps, Games & Google Services

Google weighs-in on Hangouts shutdown, confirms migration of consumer users to Hangouts Chat and Meet

It’s been a roller coaster weekend for Google Hangouts users, with news first surfacing that Google was looking to shutter the consumer side of the messaging platform, before the product manager for Hangouts also weighed in. Now Google has officially made a statement on the future of Hangouts for consumers. …

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Google executive scotches rumours of Hangouts 2020 demise, instead users will move to Hangouts Chat and Meet

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 in 2020, as did a number of other tech sites, …

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

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 descriptions, known as “alt text,” are already widely used online …

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Fast Pair now syncs Bluetooth Accessories across your Android devices

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 to connect Fast Pair compatible Bluetooth accessories to devices associated …

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Google starts offering Student pricing for YouTube Music and Premium services in the US, rolling out to other countries soon

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 per month offering ad-free access to their music library, background …

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