Tag: Google

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, […]

Google is replacing Hangouts with Chat

Google has announced that Hangouts is being replaced by Chat, in yet another restructuring of the company’s chat products. Earlier this year in February, Google killed of Hangouts for Workspace users and replaced it with Chat and now it is doing the same for free, personal Hangouts users. Google has said that users who currently have the Hangouts app on iOS and Android will notice the app prompting them to […]

Google launches new app for iOS to control Android TVs

Earlier this month, Google launched a new app for iOS devices which allows them to control a Google TV or Android TV device with an iPhone or iPad. With the new Google TV app, it’ll now be possible to create watchlists, get content recommendations and more. This new app replaces the existing Play Movies and TV app on iOS. The Google TV app will function as a remote control for […]

Google announces the Pixel Watch, coming later this year

Google this week at its annual I/O 2022 developer conference has announced the all new Pixel Watch. At this stage, everyone has pretty much seen what the watch looks like as it has been leaked quite a bit. Google has revealed the official pictures of the watch and it’ll be available later this year. We don’t know a whole lot about the specifications, but it has a domed, round face […]

Google Nest cameras now work with Amazon Alexa

This week Google has announced that its line of Nest smart cameras will now be compatible with Amazon Alexa devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show. Google has updated Amazon Alexa Skills few days ago and users will now be able to pull up the camera feed on the screen. Amazon also started to open up its Alexa eco system to be able to support security cameras […]

Google says that enabling 2FA by default has helped to cut account breaches

Back in May last year, Google made the the decision to start enabling two factor authentication by default for users and thankfully, this has resulted in a dramatic reduction of account breaches. Google says that such breaches have dropped by up to 50% for those users where 2FA has been enabled by default. This news is pretty obvious, there is another wall up between someone getting into an account or […]