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Google is supposedly looking to add more options to unlock your device according to a new report. It is said that some Android users are now receiving a new “Trusted Voice” feature, which is quite similar to face unlock but instead of requiring your face, it relies on your voice. It is said that the users have to utter the keywords, “Ok Google” to unlock the device. This feature is being spotted by some users under the Smart Lock feature which can be found from the Security settings. Smart Lock can only be enabled...

Google has just announced its partnership with three third party watch band makers who will design straps specifically for the range of Android Wear smartwatches. Companies like E3 Motorcycles, Worn & Wound and Clockwork Synergy have already listed replaceable watch straps for Android Wear devices on their online stores. The customization options have always been relatively large for Android Wear devices as they utilize standard 22mm straps which is quite commonplace. This meant that customers could practically use any bands that...

The Google Calendar app on Android will finally get the month view feature again, thus letting you take a quick glimpse of the entire month. This broad view shows users the number of appointments they have every day. The update will also introduce the ability to easily switch views via the navigation drawer on the app. Here’s the full change log of the new and improved Google Calendar: See even more events at a glance with Month view on phones. See the color of events when jumping to a date. Easily switch views now that they are...

Google has just updated the News & Weather app on Android to version 2.3 as part of its Update Wednesday tradition. The updated app brings some key changes to the functionality and notifications. First and foremost, the app will now give you Important News Notifications on news which is a feature that has to be enabled by the users. When accessing the updated app for the first time, users will see a card on top of the app which will serve as a reminder to turn it on. This will give you system level notifications for any major news...

April Fools Day isn’t until April 1st, but Google has started their jokes early. Starting now, you can turn most streets in a real-life version of the popular video game Pac-Man. When you browse Google Maps on the desktop, or in the most recent version of the app for iOS and Android, there will be an icon in the shape of Pac-Man. Once you click it, if that area has enough space, you will be able to play the game. When Google changed their homepage in 2010, it caused over $120 million in lost worker productivity the day it was...

The Gmail for Android app has received a new update. Usually it wouldn’t be that big of a deal when an email client gets an update, but this is perhaps the biggest overhaul it has seen since the Material Design UI update late last year. Google has finally decided to add a unified mailbox feature to the app, which lets you have a peek of mail from all your accounts in one place, rather than looking for them individually through accounts. Apart from this crucial addition, Google is also bringing a more streamlined conversations view...

After Google’s failed attempts to acquire the Twitch game streaming service, new reports suggest that the company could be looking to take them head on by incorporating such a feature on YouTube. The complete details of this new service are not known yet, but it does make sense given that YouTube perhaps is the only video site out there with a real shot to take on Twitch. YouTube’s live streaming capabilities will reportedly get a major boost with Google believed to have deployed 50 engineers for the purpose. It is further...

The Google Sheets, Docs and Slides applications on Android have just been updated with some minor tweaks on board. The update makes the ‘Keep on Device’ option more visible to the users, so you won’t have to search for it from the menu separately. The create new document button on Docs now asks you to either create a Microsoft Word document or a standard Google Document, which is a very neat touch. There aren’t any other major changes here apart from what we’ve mentioned above. But these are enough to get...