Tag: Google

Google Domains has been sold to Squarespace

Last week, this news was just dropped on us and it caused quite a stir. Google Domains is being sold to Squareapce for an undisclosed sum, but 10 million domains are being transferred to the website hosting company from Google, the entire deal is set to be finalised in Q3 2023. This will also change the process for existing and new Google Workspace customers. New customers will now handle billing […]

Google is planning on deleting accounts that haven’t been used for over two years

Google has this week has announced that it will be updating its policy on inactive accounts. The policy will come into effect soon and will not affect accounts for schools and businesses. One of the reasons is due to that older accounts are more likely to be compromised, as less secure practices of security are likely to be used such as weak passwords and no 2FA enabled. Google has said […]

Nest Thermostat now works with Apple HomeKit, thanks to Matter

Earlier this week, Google revealed that the latest generation of Nest Thermostat now supports Apple HomeKit, thanks to the addition of Matter. Starting on Tuesday, the Nest Thermostat model released in 2020 has been updated to support Matter, the new smart home standard that allows multiple platforms to communicate with each other. “Great news! We’re rolling out Matter compatibility for our newest Nest Thermostat released in 2020. This means you […]

Google to drop support for Nest Secure and Dropcam next year

Not every piece of technology lasts forever and with the advent of cloud services, not everything is supported forever either. Today, Google has announced that starting on 9th April 2024, the Nest Secure and any Dropcam devices will no longer be supported. There’s no need to panic just yet, as Google is giving them at least one more year of life, before they become useless. Nest purchased Dropcam back in […]

Google Workspace: How to add a secondary domain, without extra cost

Here at the interface, we recently took ownership of the Charging Status Podcast which was previously a collaboration between the interface and Crossed Wires. However, due to this migration, we had the need to route emails from podcast@chargingstatus.uk to info@theinterface.uk. In this guide, we’re going to go over the entire process of setting up a secondary domain in Google Workspace, creating the DNS records in our domain provider, which is […]

Google is enabling Bluetooth on the Stadia controllers

Google announced in September 2022, that its cloud gaming platform, Stadia would be shut down in 2023. Google announced that the official shut down is going to be 18th January 2023 which is actually this Wednesday. However, many Stadia users were concerned that the games controller would become and paperweight and be pretty useless. Even though Google had issues hardware and software refunds, many users like using the controller and […]

Google is set to end Chrome support for Windows 7 and 8.1 next year

Google is going to be ending support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 next year, with a final last update for the popular browser. The last update will be available on 7th February 2023, but this date is tentative a the moment. Running an unsupported browse can cause many issues, as any security issues or bugs found after the fact won’t be addressed and could leave users at risk. After […]

Google announces new Nest WiFi Pro router, now with WiFi 6E

Google has today announced an all new Nest WiFi Pro router, now with support for WiFi 6E. The new units have a fresh design, opting instead for a glossy exterior. While the new Nest WiFi Pro supports 6GHz and Matter, it is more expensive than the standard Nest WiFi router. The Nest WiFi Pro is a similar shape to the outgoing model, with a rounded sphere, which Google has says […]

Google is shutting down Stadia next year

Google has announced that in early 2023, it will be shutting down Stadia – its cloud gaming service which was launched back in 2019. Google will be issuing refunds to all customers for any hardware purchases, all game purchases, and all the purchases of in game content purchased too. Google explained that the reasoning for shutting down the service was due to issues surrounding getting new users on board. “For […]

Nest cameras can now be live-streamed to Chromecast with Google TV

Nest security cameras can now be live-streamed to local Chromecast with Google TV devices. This will allow users to watch their live security footage directory on a TV or monitor, without the need to grab a smartphone. The update started rolling out earlier in July and all models of Nest cameras are supported, from outdoor models to doorbells. To make access a little quicker than fumbling around for an app, […]