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Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Published on 07/07/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Users will be able to select the dark theme in settings or toggle the feature on and off in each Android app. This should make Docs, Sheets and Slides more usable in low-light environments and help conserve battery life. Reported via Engadget

Serious warning issued for millions of Gmail users

Published on 07/04/2020 @ 4 PM EST

As reported by Forbes, "Gmail appears to be suffering from a widespread problem with its email filters which is causing potentially dangerous, exploitative and NSFW messages to be sent directly to users' inboxes."

Google discontinues its affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones

Published on 07/02/2020 @ 6 PM EST
Google has officially discontinued its Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones in a statement sent to Android Police. It was previously marked “Out of Stock” on the US Google Store, but now its listing says it’s already “Unavailable.” Reported via Engadget.

Google buys AR glasses company North

Published on 06/30/2020 @ 5 PM EST

As announced in their official blog post, "North’s technical expertise will help as we continue to invest in our hardware efforts and ambient computing future. They'll join the Google team based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada—North’s hometown and an area with impressive tech talent. We're excited to welcome our new colleagues, and committed to the growing global tech community of Kitchener-Waterloo."

Google brings free product listings to its main Google Search results

Published on 06/29/2020 @ 2 PM EST
As reported by Techcrunch, Google is today introducing a shift to free product listings in the main Google Search results page in the U.S. Before, it would only showcase sponsored links in its “product knowledge panel.”

Google’s Phone app might be able to tell you why a business is calling you

Published on 06/27/2020 @ 6 PM EST

As reported by the Verge, "Google is piloting a new Verified Calls feature for its Phone app in Brazil that shows call recipients a business’ name, logo, and the reason for its call."