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Apple Music is now available on Google Nest speakers in more countries

Apple Music was already available on Google’s range of Nest speakers for the home, but now as of last week, more countries can now have access to Apple Music on their Google Nest speakers. According to a publicly available Apple support page, Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, and South Korea now have access to the service. Support for Apple Music came to Nest speakers last year for customers in the US, […]

Nest Doorbells now have some festive tones for Christmas

Google announced this week that its annual tradition of offering festive themed ringtones for the Nest Doorbells is coming back, this time around there are five to choose from, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and a New Year’s one too. Google says you can activate them in the app for both its wired and and the new wire-free doorbells, however whilst this is an annual tradition, this year is at least […]

YouTube is going to stop showing dislike counts on all videos

YouTube is going to start hiding the dislike counts on videos by default soon, a decision the company came to after an experiment which was successful, as it happens. Going forward, video creators will be able to see how many dislikes a video got, but not the general viewing public, a move to help combat ongoing dislike campaigns. Dislike campaigns affect new and small creators out there, YouTube said and […]

Google introduces new ‘Pixel Pass’ which bundles the phone and services in one

Along with introducing the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro this week, Google also introduced a new Pixel Pass which is only available in the US for now and it essentially lets customers get the latest Pixel phone, as well as various Google services for one monthly fee. The plan includes the latest phone, unlocked so it can be used on any US carrier and access to Google One, […]

Google announces new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google has today announced the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the company’s new flagship smartphone lineup for 2021. Even after being announced not that long ago, both phones are getting some positive feedback online and in the initial reviews, with the pain praise being towards the relatively affordable price tag and other new camera features. The Pixel 6 is priced at $599 and the Pixel 6 Pro is […]

Google is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft introduced Internet Explorer 11 back in 2013, alongside the Windows 8.1 release and even after that, it was made available for Windows 7 too. IE11 is the last ever version of the browser, as it was replaced by the now Chromium based Microsoft Edge in 2015, as part of Windows 10. However, while 2013 doesn’t seem that long ago, it is actually nine years and keeping certain websites and […]

Google is testing out a cheaper YouTube Premium Lite plan in Nordic and Benelux countries

Google is testing out a new cheaper plan for YouTube Premium, with a Lite option. YouTube Premium currently costs £11.99 in the UK, $11.99 in the US and €11.99 in the rest of Europe and gets you advert free video viewing on all platforms, access to YouTube Music, background playback and the ability to download videos. However, there seems to be a subset of users who want to just watch […]

New Fitbit Luxe now on sale on the Google Store

Fitbit announced the new Luxe fitness tracker earlier this year in April but it was delayed to go on sale until earlier in June. However, the new tracker has gone on sale on Google’s official Store as Google owns the fitness company now. The biggest change to the Luxe is the addition of a colour screen, a big change from the white or blue on a dark background for years. […]

Apple is reported to be using Google Cloud to store 8 million Terabytes of iCloud data

According to a recent report from The Information Apple is using a lot more storage on Google Cloud for customer’s iCloud data. In the report, it mentions that Apple has recently dramatically increased its quota for storage with Google and the company is said to now be storing eight million terabytes on the service, which is also said to be costing $300 million a year. While Apple has its own data centres for […]