Google’s Wireless Service May Only Work With the Nexus 6 Initially

According to the Wall Street Journal, if Google’s now-confirmed wireless service launches in the near future, maybe by the end of this month, it will only work with the Nexus 6. That limitation may not be forever, but at the initial launch, you may not want to get your hopes up over the idea that any unlocked phone, even your Nexus 5, will work with the hybrid mobile-to-WiFi network.  (more…)

Google Introduces Car Insurance Comparison Tool

Live in California and are in the mood for new car insurance? Google’s new car insurance comparison tool might be a good place to start. Announced today, the tool is a part of Google’s suite of Compare sites (they also do credit cards) that allow customers to “make confident, more informed financial decisions.” At this time, the car insurance Compare is only available in California, but Google expects more states to follow.  (more…)

Some Google Services Seem to be Struggling at the Moment… (Updated)

Google Play, Hangouts, and Play Music all seem to be having issues this morning. More specifically, the Chrome Hangouts extension and Android app, Google Play on mobile, and Play Music in the browser, were all having their own issues. Many of us are also getting weird “unusual traffic from your computer network” errors with included CAPTCHAs. So, no, it’s not you.

Let us know if you are experiencing anything unusual with your Google services at the moment.  (more…)

Google Adds Cocktail Recipes to Search Results

Thanks to Google, you no longer have to have the mind of a mixologist in order to be able to whip up a cocktail on the fly. Through Google Search results on mobile, you can ask Google how to make your cocktail of choice and the results will give you everything you need, from the ingredients and their measurements, to if it should be stirred or shaken or which type of glassware you should use.

How complete is your life now?  (more…)

Google Drive Update Adds Drag & Drop Organization of Files

An update to Google Drive is rolling out today as version 2.2.083. The update introduces drag & drop, which means you can now grab a whole bunch of files or folders (initiated with a long press on the first file), then drop them in a new location, delete, star, pin, or specify a new location.

This action is actually incredibly useful and well done. Organizing your files and folders has never been easier.

You can grab the update through Google Play or sideload it with the .apk file below. (more…)

3rd Party App Cards Starting to Show Up in Google Now

At the end of January, Google announced that we would all soon start seeing 3rd party app cards appear in Google Now, a move that has the potential to make the service exponentially more useful, assuming you aren’t spammed to death and have enough control over each’s arrival. While I personally have not see any new 3rd party app cards, at least one of our readers started seeing them today.  (more…)