Google brings its predictive smart compose feature to Chat

Google’s Slack-like business app Chat, previously known as Hangouts, is getting an AI update on web, the company announced. As with Docs and Gmail, Google is introducing “smart compose,” suggesting … Read More

Spotify is shutting down its standalone live audio app

Spotify is shutting down Spotify Live, the company told Music Ally on Monday. Previously known as Spotify Greenroom, the standalone live audio app came out of Spotify’s $62 million acquisition of … Read More

Telegram’s latest update adds real-time message translation

With its first update of 2023, Telegram is making it easier to communicate with people who might speak a different language than you. The next time someone messages you in … Read More

Like users, app developers are fleeing Twitter for Mastodon

When Twitter quietly updated its developer policies to ban third-party clients from its platform, it abruptly closed an important chapter of Twitter’s history. Unlike most of its counterparts, which tightly … Read More

Today is the last day to use Dark Sky on iOS before it shuts down

The time has come to say goodbye to Dark Sky. Nearly two years after Apple purchased the much-loved weather app, and more than a year after announcing its impending shutdown, … Read More

Google will pay $9.5 million to settle Washington DC AG’s location-tracking lawsuit

Google has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine, who accused the company earlier this year of “deceiving users and … Read More

Epic lawsuit claims Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million to prevent Play Store rival

Google paid Activision Blizzard approximately $360 million to prevent the troubled publisher from competing directly against the Play Store. The deal was one among at least 24 agreements the search … Read More

DoorDash is piloting drone deliveries with Wing in Australia

Alphabet’s Wing division has teamed up with DoorDash to deliver some convenience and grocery items — such as pantry staples, snacks and household essentials — by drone. Customers can place … Read More

Pixel 7 owners can try Google’s new Clear Calling feature in beta

One of the Pixel 7 family’s signature software features is available to try if you’re willing to live on the bleeding edge. Android Police reports Google has shared a third … Read More

Google’s Recorder app will automatically add speaker labels on Pixel 7

Google showcased the Pixel 7 lineup and Pixel Watch today, which of course meant it had updates on the Assistant front. For one thing, Google’s Recorder app will be more … Read More

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