Another Google app bites the dust. My Tracks, Google’s outdoor mapping and tracking app that has somewhere between 10M and 50M installs, is shutting down on April 30, so that Google can focus their mapping efforts elsewhere. (more…)
Inbox is still my email app of choice, not only because it makes managing my email so much easier and more efficient, but it keeps getting sweet new features. Today, Google says that search inside of Inbox will be smarter than ever, bringing you results in a hurry, with quick cards for many searches.
Now, when you want the status of a package or order, details on a dinner reservation or hotel confirmation, or your frequent flyer number, you can do short searches for those (ex: “delta frequent flyer” or “dinner reservation”) and Inbox will do its best to return results in the form of a mini or quick card that will present the info asked for or give you links to see related info that is specific to the completed search.
See the GIF below for a bunch of examples from Google. (more…)
If you took advantage of Friday’s Nexus 5X deal that featured Google’s littler Nexus for $312, I apologize, because today, we have an even better deal. BuyDig (via eBay) is currently selling the Nexus 5X with 16GB of storage for $299 and the 32GB model for $349. Those are the lowest prices we have seen to date.
Hold on, though, it gets even better. By purchasing either of the versions, you will also receive a $20 VISA gift card, just because. The VISA gift cards will take 6-8 weeks to arrive, but I can’t imagine you’ll have a problem with that.
BuyDig is selling each as brand new phones. This is model LG-H790, which is the US or North American version and will work on all of our carriers. You can read our review of it here.
Free shipping is included.
If you own one of the new Nexus devices, the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you are probably slowly settling into the idea of USB Type-C. Many of you may have picked up an additional charger or cable here or there through a variety of deals featured on this site, but if you have yet to because you still own a whole bunch of microUSB chargers from old phones that are still in working order, maybe it’s time to put those back to work. Maybe it’s time to pick-up some USB Type-C adapters.
Thanks to Googler Benson Leung, who has been fighting the spec compliant USB Type-C fight for us all, we have a pretty healthy list of adapters that are the safe to use with your older microUSB chargers. It’s probably safe to say that these are the best USB Type-C adapters around. (more…)
Through a daily deal running over at eBay, you can grab the Nexus 5X with 16GB of storage for just $312. Even after Google’s recent price reduction on their littler Nexus to $349, you are still seeing a solid $37 savings here. Oh, and free expedited shipping is included as well.
For those not familiar, the Nexus 5X is a return of sorts for the original Nexus 5, which many consider to be the best Nexus phone ever released. LG manufactured it for Google, it features a similar design to the original and a similar build, but it has a greatly improved camera and a fingerprint reader. It’s a solid smallish phone, that may suffer from a performance hiccup here or there. That’s something we’re still hoping Google can figure out at some point. If you are willing to deal with that unknown, today is the day to pull the trigger.
You can read our Nexus 5X review here.
According to court documents made public this week by Oracle, Google has made a ton of cash from the Android mobile operating system. In total, taken from what Google says is information from confidential and internal financial documents, a revenue of $31 billion has been posted, with profit at $22 billion. This money stems mainly from advertisements seen on Android devices, as well as money made from Google Play.
This information was made available in Oracle’s ongoing court battle with Google, with Oracle claiming Google used Java software without paying for it to develop Android. Google is urging a San Francisco federal judge to redact and seal portions of the public transcript from last week’s hearing where this information was made public. (more…)