Google Plans to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Google Plans to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) “Okay Google… Set a reminder to remind me to remind you to stop your location reminder feature.” “…Done.” Thanks, Google. Well, if you go to the Google Assistant Help page, it now says that the ability to create reminders on the app “is going away soon.” Additionally, the ability to … Read more

Google Killing Duo, Rolling its Features into Meet

Google Killing Duo, Rolling its Features into Meet

Duo will become Google Meet. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I get annoyed by all the jokes people make about Google killing things willy-nilly. I think that’s because I’m so deep into the ecosystem that these kinds of changes usually directly affect me. Google’s latest assassination target is Duo, which is now being combined with … Read more

How to Help Convince Tech Companies to Make a Smaller Smartphone

How to Help Convince Tech Companies to Make a Smaller Smartphone

Photo: Mr. Mikla (Shutterstock) long time ago, smartphones were small. Like, really small. It used to be a given that such a device should fit snugly in the hand, so you could do everything you need to with it using only your thumb. They certainly don’t make ’em like they used to. In 2022, most … Read more

Beware the Latest Android Malware on Google Play

Beware the Latest Android Malware on Google Play

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Android users take heed: there’s a new piece of malware cropping up on the Google Play Store, and it’s coming for your data. Dubbed “Facestealer,” this new malware can steal personal information on your phone, hijack your social media passwords by forcing fake logins, and blast your device with invasive ads. Ssecurity … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more