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16:46  06 february  2018
16:46  06 february  2018 Source:   engadget.com

Google explores texting from your browser

  Google explores texting from your browser Google's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police. Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented in the latest Android Messages 2.9 APK, but you can't yet send an actual text.

Remember Google+ ? The search giant's take on a social network, complete with 'Circles' for organising contacts and 'Communities' for connecting with like-minded If you' re a holdout, however, good news — Google is working on a "brand new" version of the Google+ app for Android devices.

Be mindful Google+ ? The quest large's tackle a social community, entire with 'Circles' for establishing contacts and 'Communities' for connecting with That is in keeping with Leo Deegan, anyway, an engineering supervisor for the Google+ staff, who defined the adjustments in a public submit.

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Remember Google+? The search giant's take on a social network, complete with 'Circles' for organising contacts and 'Communities' for connecting with like-minded people?

Well the site is still up and running, even if its active user base remains low. If you're a holdout, however, good news — Google is working on a "brand new" version of the Google+ app for Android devices. Though it "closely resembles" the current app, the underlying rewrite means the team should be able to build new features "on a modern tech stack." That's according to Leo Deegan, anyway, an engineering manager for the Google+ team, who explained the changes in a public post.

Google Home Can Now Show The Weather On Chromecast

  Google Home Can Now Show The Weather On Chromecast Google Home now shows the weather on the user's TV if they have a compatible Chromecast connected.When users want to hear information about the weather, all they have to do is say “OK Google what’s the weather?” and listen to Google Assistant’s response. With Google’s new contextual visual responses activated, users can now tell Google Home to show them weather information by asking “OK Google show me the weather on my TV” or simply “show me the weather,” according to Android Police.

The Google+ mobile website is easier on the eyes thanks to a redesign Google rolled out on Monday. The new UI is available on any mobile device, including the iPad which still If you' re an iPad owner and browse Google+ on your tablet, check out the new mobile UI and let us know what you think .

Have you been to VersionTracker.com lately? If you try today, you'll be redirected to the CNET site, where you'll get a brief explanation that the venerable VersionTracker site is now a branded part of the CNET empire. VersionTracker Pro, a paid feature, will be discontinued after the current subscriptions

The update will roll out "over the next several days" and includes some subtle tweaks, such as improved scrolling, a redesigned lightbox and a new animation for comment options. If all of that sounds tame to you ... that's because it is. But maybe, just maybe, this is a precursor to some larger, more meaningful changes. It's unlikely that Google+ will ever rise up and match Twitter and Facebook's influence. But if Google can carve out a corner of the internet that's free from spam, harassment and everything else that plagues other social networks — while maintaining a half-modern design and feature set — that's something we should all be interested in.

How to return a lost phone to its owner .
Do your good deed for the day. How can you identify the owner of a lost phone? However, most people lock their phone screens for security, so when you need to track down the owner, you can't simply fire up the Contacts app and start calling friends and family. Unless they printed their name and address in big letters on the back of the device, you'll have to rely on other methods to restore the lost phone. Here are some tips we came up with, including a few from this Reddit thread.

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