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News: Microsoft Beat Google to the Punch with a "Now on Tap" Clone for Android

One of the biggest new features in the soon-to-be-released Android 6.0 Marshmallow is something Google is calling "Now on Tap." Essentially, this service will be able to scan the contents of any screen on your Android device, then after you long-press the home button, it will provide you with relevant information about anything—from movie times to directions or dinner reservations.

How To: Don't Wait for Google—Get Night Mode Right Now on Android Nougat

It's now common knowledge that the blue light emitted by phone screens makes it harder to get a good night's sleep. Apple's Night Shift in iOS and its steamrolled predecessor, f.lux (still available for desktop computers), are attempts to combat these harmful effects by limiting the amount of blue light from the screen at certain times of day (nighttime, say). For Android users who installed the Developer Preview build of Android 7.0 Nougat, the included "Night Mode" feature was all set to do...

News: Google & LG Have OLED Issues? Samsung Wants You to Know They Don't

It's not rare to see an advertisement in tech directly call out the competition. Whether it's the famous Mac vs. PC ads from back in the day or the Pixel burning the iPhone 7's lack of a headphone jack, rivalries in these commercials are certainly commonplace. Samsung's new ad campaign takes a more subtle approach to this "throwdown" advertising, but the message is still clear — Samsung wants you to know its AMOLED displays are better than Google's and LG's POLED.

How To: Google Is Now Accepting Applications for Adventurous Glass Explorers: What Would You Do If You Had Glass?

Google Glass, the augmented reality head-mounted display, has sent ripples through the technology world ever since its inception in 2012—even warranting Time Magazine to recognize it as one of the "Best Inventions of the Year 2012". Today, Google announced that it’s now opening up an exclusive opportunity to become a Glass Explorer. What this entails is that if you're chosen to be a Glass Explorer, you'll have the opportunity to purchase one Glass device, long before it becomes available to t...

How To: Visual Voicemail Is Finally Here for iPhones on Google Fi — Get It Right Now!

In order to save money, a few compromises had to be made when switching to Google Fi on an iPhone. No more Wi-Fi calling, no automatic network-switching, no hotspots outside the US, and no more visual voicemail. I've found that last one particularly frustrating — but not anymore. Visual voicemail is now available on Fi for iPhone, but it's not like it was before Fi.

How To: Ingress, Google's Awesome New Mind-Hacking AR Game for Android Phones Now in Beta!

Google has just launched a new revolutionary augmented reality game for Android called Ingress. Their new mobile game centers around the fight for control of the minds of everyone here on Earth. It's a freaking worldwide fight—from your smartphone! While augmented reality in is nothing new in the smartphone gaming world, it has never seen the likes of this. With an almost Halo-like storytelling, Ingress seeks to bring out gamers all across the globe to perform physical activities by transform...

News: Google Music Now Live in Beta Mode

At Google I/O this morning, Google finally announced the launch of its much awaited Google Music service. It's currently in invite-only beta mode, but they claim it will open up to the masses soon enough. To start syncing your music library with Google's Cloud now, you need make sure you're signed into your Google Account, then click here for a personal invite. It's currently free for a limited, undisclosed amount time.

News: Google +1 Button Now Available for Websites

Google's sociable equivalent to the Facebook Like button is finally here, and it works very similar to your favorite social network's recommendation system, except it shows up directly in Google search results. Whenever your Google friend gives a website or webpage the +1, you'll see it in your search results, as long as you're signed into your Google Account.

News: 10 Google Privacy Settings You Should Know About

Google has caught a lot of flack for various privacy infringements over time. Google Buzz was the latest uproar, when lack of proper prior testing allowed the tool to expose a slew of information users did not necessarily want shared, resulting in massive complaints. A Harvard student even went so far as to file a lawsuit (read more).

News: Google eBooks is now available!

The best thing about Google eBooks, besides its 3 million titles? You can read the books on any device - from your iPhone to your Sony Reader. It doesn't currently support Amazon Kindle files, but you can download the books you buy as PDFs or ePub files and then convert them on your Kindle.

News: Want to Explore with Google Glass? Now's Your Chance

With all signs pointing to a late-2014 release of Google Glass, the company is opening up their Explorer program to the masses. If you're a US resident who is at least 18 years old, sign up right now to be a part of the initiative. It seems as if Google is really expanding the program, as invites are being sent out in masses. I'm happy to report that I received mine this morning, as did a slew of others. So, ready to explore? Sign up, become as early adopter, and stay with us for all the late...

How To: Use street view in Google Earth

In this how to video, you will learn how to use Google Earth. First, download the program. Type in a city and state in the form. In the lower left, check street view to turn it on. Click the magnifying glass to zoom in. Some cities have 3d buildings. When you get really close, you will see cameras indicating street view images. If you get even closer, you will see spheres of the actual street view images. Click on it and the photo to get into the photo. In the upper right, you see controls to...

How To: Use the new features in the Google Voice online phone service

This video series come straight from Google. It's about their new web-based product called Google Voice, which provides you with one phone number for all of your phones (landline, cell phone, etc.), giving you full online control of your telephone experience. Google Voice also allows you to make free domestic calls anywhere in the United States and Canada, gives you a cool voicemail account that's just like an email account, and many enhanced calling features.