My Google Fiber

On the 27th and 28th of June the Google Fiber technicians came to do my installation. It took to days to do because the the equipment out front had to be replace first. On the second day the tech brought it into the house. Equipment Review My thoughts after having the service for one day: the…

What’s New With Gmail

Gmail after several years has a new look and some new functionality. What’s New? New look – The corners are rounder especially the compose but which is now oval instead of rectangular. Big deal! A sidebar for Google’s apps, Smart reply, Snooze an email, Confidential email, A choice of layouts, Find out more about these…

Google Assistant Wins, Suck It Siri!

Google is taking on Alexa, Siri and Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant. It has made incredible progress thus far and it’s probably the most advanced of the assistants out there. Watch this incredible demonstration of the Google Assistant at work…

A Look at the New Gmail

Google just updated Gmail with one of its biggest redesigns in a long time. The update brings several security features like confidential mode, which allows you to add two-factor authentication and / or set expiration dates for individual emails. Phishing alerts are also now highlighted in a much clearer way, with bold red boxes that are harder…

Secure Your Google Services

If your like me you live on Google. Gmail, Google Docs, YouTube, Maps, Photos, etc. I use them all and if I lost access to my Google account I would be in big trouble. How do I keep your Google services safe? You start with a really long password with upper and lower case letters, numbers…

Google Cardboard VR

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR applications. Users can either build their own viewer from simple, low-cost components using specifications…

What is a Chrome OS?

Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that is based on the Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications The first Chrome OS laptop, known as a Chromebook, arrived in May 2011. Initial Chromebook shipments from Samsung and Acer occurred in July 2011. Chrome OS is only available pre-installed on hardware from Google…

Amazon Echo and Google Home Head to Head

The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can be changed by the user to either “Amazon” or “Echo”. The Google Home is a smart speaker developed…

Duo, a new, simple video calling app

Duo is a video chat mobile app developed by Google, available on both Android and iOS. Google Duo will replace Hangouts for video calling within the suite of Googles apps. Features: HD 720p video Optimized for low bandwidth mobile networks. The app optimizes WebRTC and uses QUIC over UDP. Optimisation is further achieved through the degradation…

Pixel Phones

The Pixel and the Pixel XL are the new flagship smartphones from Google, supposedly to compete with the iPhone an the the Samsung phones. The Pixel phones will be anufactured by HTC but for the first time this phone is 100% designed by Google, hardware and software. These new Google phones have some highend specs but…