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Google adds some holiday cheer to Assistant and Google Duo

Google adds some holiday cheer to Assistant and Google Duo

Christmas is just around the corner and Google has come up with their own unique way to celebrate this festive holiday season. Starting from today, our favorite web giants have added a bunch of cool new features to Google Assistant as well as Google Duo. The Santa tracker has been added to Google Assistant which tells you the whereabouts of everyone’s favorite old man. For example, if you ask assistant right now, it’ll currently say he’s preparing for departure at the North Pole and will leave in 5 days. There are plenty of new Santa jokes that have been added to assistant as well which further enhances the fun and humor not just among the younger generation but for all those who are young at heart. For those of you who are celebrating Hanukkah, you can also ask it to spin the dreidel, too. It’s all in the name of holiday cheer 🙂   Besides this, Google have also integrated the festivities within Google Duo, their official video calling app with a twist; in which few unsuspecting kids experienced the magic of Santa in New York’s Made by Google store. Check out the video below and see the excitement on the faces of all the children who were lucky enough to be a part of this wonderful activity. From all of us at Talk Android Phones,  we would like to wish our dear readers and their families a very Happy Holiday Season. Stay Blessed you guys!!  ...

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Google (keyboard) Gboard now available for Android

Google (keyboard) Gboard now available for Android

Time and again Google comes up with something new and unique which not only makes us love our favorite tech giant even more, at the same time it creates a lot of excitement among the users. Initially announced for iOS, Google have now officially released their famous Google Keyboard or “GBoard” as its called for Android. Gboard has everything you love about Google Keyboard, speed and reliability, Glide Typing, voice typing and more plus Google Search built in. No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard. Gboard also has emoji search to help you find emojis faster, plus GIF search and multilingual typing to let you switch languages on the go. Glide Typing – Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter Voice typing – Easily dictate text on the go           Search and share anything from Google: • Nearby stores and restaurants • Videos and images • Weather forecasts • News articles • Sports scores • And anything else you’d search on Google         Emoji Search – Find that emoji, faster GIFs – Search and share GIFs for the perfect reaction. GIF sharing is only available in apps that have implemented image keyboard support.          Multilingual typing – No more switching between languages manually. Gboard will autocorrect and suggest from any of your enabled languages, without the need to tap on the globe key. Pro tips: • Press and hold Enter to choose from hundreds of emoji in any app (Android 4.4+). • Learns as you type: No need to manually add words to a personal dictionary. Type a word once and you can gesture type it or find it in suggestions next time. Long press a suggestion to remove it from your “learned words” or the keyboard dictionary. • Sync your learned words across devices to improve suggestions (enable in Gboard Settings→ Dictionary → Sync learned words). • Gesture cursor control: Slide your finger across the space bar to move the cursor. • Gesture delete: Slide left from the delete key to quickly delete multiple words. • Make the number row available all the time (enable in Settings → Preferences → Number Row) • Symbols hints: Show quick hints on your keys to access symbols with a long press (enable in Gboard Settings → Preferences → Long press for symbols). • One handed mode: On large screen phones, pin keyboard to the left or the right of the screen by long pressing on Enter and selecting the thumb icon. • Fast symbols: Gesture from the “?123” key to temporarily switch to the symbols keyboard and insert...

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#YouTubeRewind showcases some of the best videos, memes and trends of 2016

#YouTubeRewind showcases some of the best videos, memes and trends of 2016

As we move closer towards the end of 2016, YouTube has come up a with a unique way to celebrate and highlight all happenings throughout the year in a fantastic video titled “YouTube Rewind” . The video features some of the funniest and most viewed videos of the year that include the likes of the famous (yet quite annoying) social media sensation – The pen pineapple apple pen song, MKBHD, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gigi Gorgeous to name a few. Here’s what Portal A, the creator of the video had to say; “Casting Rewind is a massive and collaborative effort that involves YouTube, the Portal A team, as well as feedback from fans”, We’re looking at all of the big pop culture moments and particularly relevant videos from the year to see where the best fits are for talent. With 1000 moving parts and handling creative and schedules for 160+ talent, it’s basically like a massive jigsaw puzzle!” Enjoy the video and tell us what you think of it in the comments below. You can also join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag...

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Netflix now offers downloading option for offline playback

Netflix now offers downloading option for offline playback

Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost. While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection. Many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way, so there is plenty of content available for those times when you are offline. For example, Orange is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown are available for download today. The new feature is included in all plans and available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. To start downloading today, please update your Netflix app to the most recent version and take it with you to enjoy Netflix everywhere you go. Source:...

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Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for six devices to arrive in Q1 2017

Huawei confirms Android 7.0 Nougat update for six devices to arrive in Q1 2017

Here’s some good news for Huawei users especially those who own one of their flagship devices of the year. The company has officially announced that they would be rolling out the latest Android 7.0 – Nougat update on six of their devices at some point in Q1 2017. These include the following: Huawei Mate 8 Huawei P9 Plus Huawei P9 Huawei P9 Lite Huawei Nova Huawei Nova Plus The update would also include the all new Huawei EMUI 5.0 which promises to bring the most user friendly experience to these devices. The UI is major improvement over its predecessor and brings a refreshing new look and feel to the aforementioned...

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WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

WhatsApp now supports Video calling and GIFs sharing

A couple of weeks back we had reported about the Whatsapp Video calling feature that was only available for Whatsapp beta. Starting from today, the feature is available for all devices and also comes with added support for sharing GIFs. To use video calling, simply open a chat and tap the phone icon. You can choose a voice-only or video call. The video call screen looks like what you’d expect. With over a billion users, this is a pretty big deal for WhatsApp. If anything can make video calling more mainstream, it’s the most popular messaging app in the world. As mentioned earlier, Whatsapp users can also share GIFs in conversations now. The GIFs come from the vast Giphy library, and users can crop, edit, and add captions to the GIFs. Users can also star their favorite GIFs for easy access. The latest Whatsapp update is available now for Android and iOS...

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