Google Adds Rogers to the List of Carriers Using Messenger for RCS Messaging

A little over a month after Google announced that it had teamed up with Sprint to bring RCS (Rich Communications Services) to its customers via the Google Messenger app, Google has now announced the same for Rogers in Canada. Starting today, some Rogers customers will already get access to the enhanced messaging experience that RCS brings.  (more…)

Google Appears to be Renaming Google Keyboard to Gboard With Update to V6.0

Remember Google’s Gboard app for iOS that released earlier in the year? We loved Gboard and hoped it would come to Android because it put the power of Google Search directly in your keyboard. Sure, we now have Google Assistant on select devices and in select apps, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a number of people out there who would still love to have that integration. Today, that may happen as Google appears ready to rename Google Keyboard to Gboard as it releases version 6.0 to Android.  (more…)

DEAL: Save $100 on Pixel C 64GB ($499), $50 on Detachable Keyboard ($99)

For those in the market of an Android tablet, the Pixel C is one of the better options. Yes, it is priced quite high, but you are getting one of the more premium tablet experiences available to Android users, especially if you opt to grab a Pixel C Keyboard, too.

To help combat that high price, Google is hosting a limited-time sale on the Pixel C and its detachable keyboard. Right now, you can grab the Pixel C in 64GB for just $499, which is $100 off. The keyboard is also on sale at $99, down by $50. This brings your total to $598.  (more…)

Google Home’s Conversation Actions are Open for Developers to Make Magic Happen

During Google’s unveiling of Google Home, the Pixel phones, and Google Assistant a couple of months ago, they showed off a preview of the future of Assistant on both devices. That future was highlighted by Actions on Google, the 2-piece platform that Google has created to give third parties access to Assistant. Today, Google has opened up one of those two pieces on Google Home, which could lead to the third party, conversational action magic you’ve been dreaming of.  (more…)

Google’s New Trusted Contacts App Helps Loved Ones Find You

The smartphone in our pocket is often the most powerful tool we use within a day. From securing passwords in apps or services to telling us up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and the best way to navigate around time, our phones do a lot. But what if they could be better at your personal security? Google thinks they have a solution and it’s called Trusted Contacts(more…)