Prevent toxic people from getting to you in a few clicks
Emails are a big part of our lives, whether it's staying connected with loved ones, handling work stuff, or keeping track of orders. But not all emails deserve your time and attention. Maybe you receive emails from senders you'd rather ignore before they reach your inbox. Gmail makes it easy to do that by blocking unwanted email addresses.
Dust off the mouse and keyboard for these amazing games
You would be amazed at the crossover between the Play Stores best apps and PC, given how antithetical the two platforms can seem. PC's processing and graphical capabilities coupled with complex physical controls seems to come from a different planet to your new and improved gaming phone. Mobile development has gained such power and popularity that their inclusion on other platforms was inevitable, from refined experiences like Downwell to the many many quality Vampire Survivors clones that take over your life for brief periods of time. We'd like to share our favorite Android games that have made the leap to PC, for their peerless dedication, graphical quality, and immense popularity among Android and PC gamers alike.
Hopefully, Google pushes this to all Chromebooks
As the internet becomes a bigger part of our daily lives, moving our data and computing power to the cloud is common. Few products take advantage of this like a top-of-the-line Chromebook. Few services showcase the potential of cloud computing like cloud gaming platforms such as Amazon Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Game Pass, which let you stream games that are otherwise unplayable on your device.
Looking to get rid of that unused Skype account? You're going to hit a snag
Like Mad Men, BlackBerrys, and Nickleback, Skype was a huge deal in 2009. So much so that Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for the company. This may seem like an interesting, though ultimately irrelevant, lead-in to our main topic, but Microsoft owns Skype.
Learn the two different methods of sorting by date in Google Sheets
Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, and other spreadsheet software offer powerful sorting tools to help you rearrange your data. Knowing how to sort your spreadsheets makes the data easier to see and use. You'll see the latest or oldest items at the top of your dataset when you sort by date.
You won’t need to type in queries for Multisearch
Search is Google’s primary business, and the company recently admitted Chrome exists with the sole purpose of making Search accessible. Tools like Google Lens and Assistant are in the same boat, serving as vehicles to enhance Search. However, one distinctly focuses on visual cues while the other listens for queries and commands. Now, it appears Google is testing audio prompts for Lens, especially to refine queries like you would with Multisearch.
Nothing Chats' security protocols were seemingly non-existent
Even when it was initially announced, Nothing Chats seemed like a sketchy idea at best. You'll find plenty of methods for bringing iMessage to Android — either by routing messages through your own Mac or through a remote server farm — but a phone manufacturer throwing its weight behind one of these solutions certainly raises the stakes. It only took a few hours following the launch of Nothing Chats for the earliest security concerns to pop up online. Now, just a day after the app hit the Play Store, it seems like the dream of Nothing Chats might be turning into a nightmare.
Test your aim with these great golf games
Golf games translate curiously well to the mobile platform, considering their many surface-level differences from real-world sports. The experience of lining up a golf shot and making calls about swing force, wind drop-off, slanted terrain, and shot timing can be authentically emulated through these apps. In fact, the Play Store's best have been teaching these skills for years, with peerless tests of strategy on even the humblest Android phones. Golf games enjoy a great smattering of creative gameplay loops, including faithful 3D adaptations of the sport, 2D satires of game design, virtual mini-golf courses, and more. We'd like to share our favorites in this roundup of the best Golf apps we'd like you to take a swing at.
Coming soon to an Android phone near you
The Google Play Store is an essential resource for every Android smartphone user. Considering Google's embrace of AI across a wide range of its products, it was only a matter of time before it was brought to the Play Store. We're now getting an early glimpse at what the company has planned for the Play Store, thanks to newly unearthed code from the latest version of the Android app marketplace.
Organize your meeting notes without Google's confusing Calendar
Taking, organizing, and sharing meeting notes with other participants is a big job. Google Docs' meeting notes make storing and organizing details unique to a new or existing calendar event easier. Take jottings, create action lists, and sync them with your Google Calendar with a few clicks. You'll open Google Docs in a desktop browser, as Google hasn't extended the feature to the best Android tablets and phones. Besides that, the process is simple.
Share the reins on Webex and improve collaboration through cohosts
You can use Webex on most devices, whether a low budget Chromebook, a Windows PC, or an Android phone, thanks to its multi-platform support. While some features are absent on specific platforms, adding cohosts to meetings is not one of them.
Make sure the right people see your hot takes
People share many things on Facebook, from life updates to random thoughts. Whether you have an Android phone or an amazing Chromebook, Facebook makes it easy to share whatever you like. Even though Facebook is made to help you share, you may not want to share everything with all of your friends.
Your Apple Watch includes lots of helpful functionality - if you know where to look. Here are the best tips for new Watch users
The Apple Watch can do a lot. It's one of the most comprehensive smartwatches available. It measures your vitals, tracks sunlight exposure, and sends messages with a flick of your hand. If you want a watch that matches with Android devices, the Watch is a powerful accessory for your life. We have ways to make it even better for beginners!
Watching those recipes is going to be a no-brainer
The Google Nest Hub is in its second iteration, taking a great smart display and making it better. It's one of the best Google Assistant smart displays you can get, helping with everything from showing cookie recipes to controlling your smart home. It can also play YouTube videos, a useful feature when you need help fixing a leaky faucet or baking a cake. Here's how to watch YouTube videos on a Google Nest Hub display.
The most accessible web games to play on your mobile browser or pin to your home screen
Are you looking to shake up your gaming activities on your favorite Android gaming phone? But don't want to go through the hassle of downloading apps and finding storage space to host your library. If so, you may want to soak your feet into web-based gaming. All that's required is a handy mobile web browser and links to some classic browser games. And with how far mobile-compatible web browsers have come, now, you can bookmark these impressive titles without worrying about excess data usage and storage consumption.
The title from Feral Interactive is now available to preorder in app stores
When Hitman: Blood Money debuted in 2006, devoted Hitman fans received another chance to continue Agent 47’s murderous duties on PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox consoles. Fast forward to the present, and most have already completed the fourth installment of the series. However, this doesn’t mean fans aren’t willing to reboot it, if only for nostalgia purposes. Feral Interactive, the video game publisher behind Hitman: Blood Money, is now planning to capitalize on the opportunity.
New report may contradict the company's encryption claims
Apple's iMessage has such a deathgrip on the messaging situation in the United States that companies like Nothing feel like they need to take drastic measures in order to assuage green bubble concerns from potential customers. Earlier this week, the tech world collectively gasped when the design-focused smartphone brand announced it would be bringing iMessage to its Android devices using a service called Sunbird that forwards messages from Apple's servers to a client app called Nothing Chat. We had seen similar third-party hacks before, but an OEM offering this functionality for free almost sounded too good to be true. Now it seems like there may be a serious security problem with Nothing's iMessage implementation.
Beta testing has expanded through the Google Play Store
AI has been making waves in almost every perceivable application on Android, and other operating systems too. Microsoft offers Copilot on Windows, while Google's Bard chatbot and Search Labs experiments are gaining traction with testers. Meanwhile, Meta is also bringing an AI assistant to its properties, including Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp. The new AI chatbot is now rolling out on a large scale on WhatsApp.
These new AI tricks should certainly spark joy
Thanks to the pandemic's video call boom, your favorite video chat apps now have fancy features like background blurring or swapping, turning our homes into anything from serene beaches to bustling cityscapes. Microsoft, in particular, went all out for Teams, offering a smorgasbord of imaginative backgrounds for every imaginable situation. But let's face it, those virtual backgrounds often look as fake as they are. Enter Microsoft's new AI-powered background makeover tool, which ditches the tacky virtual backgrounds and uses AI to spruce up your actual surroundings, however messy they look.
Google will start deleting inactive Google accounts in December, but it’s easy to prevent
As Google announced earlier this year, inactive Google accounts will be deleted starting December 2023. Google will send plenty of reminders before that happens and will start with those accounts that were never used, but it’s clear that it will no longer keep inactive accounts around indefinitely. To prevent your account from being deleted, you can sign in and use the account for some simple actions.