Tag Archive: Google


Manually Empty Google Maps Cache on iPhone

Unlike most other apps on the iPhone, the Google Maps application allows users to manually clear the apps cache. Doing so will remove the Google Maps app specific Documents and Data on iOS, including all local application caches, app data, offline stored maps, and reset any cookies within the Google Maps application. This is a … Read More

No excuses! Google Calendar now finds time for self-improvement

Finding time in your busy schedule to hit the gym, get through a new book, or start a new hobby can be a task in itself. But now Google Calendar has the power to do it for you. The new Goals feature lets you tell Google Calendar exactly what you want to do, and it will go […]

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Google could tap Apple’s hot programming language for Android

Although Apple’s Swift language might be open source now, the last place you’d expect to see it is on Android. But according to some sources, Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for the iPhone’s biggest rival. Swift has been widely praised since Apple introduced it in June 2014. It was voted the […]

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Google Search can now teach you animal sounds

Ever wondered what a raccoon sounds like? Do you know the difference between a lion’s roar and a tiger’s “grrr?” Now you can find out right inside Google Search. Google has baked a whole bunch of animal sounds into Google to help teach kids what they sound like. To access them, you simply search for […]

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Joke’s on Google after April Fools’ prank backfires

One of Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks was so unpopular with users that the company was forced to pull it just hours after it rolled out. The Gmail stunt, which automatically inserted a “mic drop” GIF into users’ emails as they were sent, was greeted by a torrent of complaints and labeled inappropriate. The idea […]

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Google Maps shows you where Batman hangs his cape

Google Maps has rolled out something special for the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend: You can take a stroll around the film versions of Bruce Wayne’s house and Batman’s lair through Street View. The tour contains a lot of surprises for long-time Batfans who have been keeping cold on the […]

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Google beefs up Gmail security to keep your emails private

As Apple fights to keep the FBI out of our smartphones, Google is making our emails even more secure. The company today confirmed a number of new protections for Gmail users, including stronger encryption, better notifications, and more. Back in February, Google introduced new visual identifiers to Gmail that make it easier to weed out spam […]

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Google Maps’ iOS app just got Uber useful

Google has finally updated its iOS app to include the Uber connectivity that Android users have had for like a week now. It’s not just Uber, but that’s definitely the biggest ride-sharing company to get support in the new version. Users in Brazil, India, the UK, Spain, and Germany can also use their local call-a-car […]

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Google Photos now smartly sorts your snaps automatically

Taking lots of photos when you’re doing some fun is great, but sorting them when you go home is not. But now you don’t have to. Use Google Photos and it takes care of organization for you, with smart albums that are made up of your best images from every event. “Starting today, after an event […]

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Google gives Chromecast platform a much better name

Google’s Chromecast platform has been given a brand new name: Google Cast. The new name makes more sense given the platform’s ability to stream more than just Chrome tabs, but the Chromecast dongle lineup will retain the old moniker for now. Google has updated its website to reflect the name change, and to make it clear that […]

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