Google Photos newly updated with Chromecast support and other features

google_photos_072215Google promised some new features for its Photos app, and today they delivered by updating the Android application.

The biggest new feature is Chromecast support for getting your photos on a television or other big screen. This seems like a long overdue feature, but it goes hand in hand with the announcement of Google’s new Chromecast devices yesterday. Read more

[Video] Catch on yesterday’s Google event right here


Yesterday’s Nexus event saw a whole bunch of new devices and services announced by Google, it was engrossing stuff. Google didn’t waste any time at all, moving from one device launch to another, bada-bing-bada-boom. But wait, did you miss the proceedings? Don’t sweat it, you can watch the Nexus announcement in its entirety because Google has uploaded the event to YouTube. And, because we are nice like that, we’ve handily embedded the video after the break.

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Google’s updated Chromecast app is live in the Play Store

google chromecastGoogle’s completely revamped Chromecast app is already live in the Play Store just hours after announcement. The app works with the newer iteration of Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio device that the company announced today, and it’s got a few extra features worth taking advantage of.

The biggest change you’ll see is the redesigned interface that goes hand in hand with Google’s newer vision of mobile operating systems. It’s clean and takes many of its cues from the Material Design guidelines that Google introduced with Android 5.0. There’s also a new section for browsing Chromecast-enabled apps which works significantly better than what was previously available, and cards with detailed information about devices, rooms, and content are everywhere. Read more

Google Nexus 5X versus LG G4


Today was a big day for the Android world, as Google introduced two all-new devices, the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and LG’s Nexus 5X. Both are impressive phones, but the Nexus 5X was arguably the most anticipated given how well the original Nexus 5 was received.

The Nexus 5 was a great smartphone, but it didn’t stack up well with big contenders like the LG G4 as far as specs go. But now that the Nexus 5X is here as the Nexus 5’s successor, let’s just see how well the Nexus 5X and LG G4 contend, shall we? Hit the break to see these two players go head to head!

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Google Nexus 6P versus Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5


Google today at an even in San Francisco introduced two new Android smartphones into the world–the LG-made Nexus 5X and the Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6P. Both devices are impressive handsets, but it goes without saying, the Nexus 6P is Google’s “flagship” model.

Equipped with a massive 5.7-inch Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display, this behemoth rivals Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 in a lot of ways. Hit the break to find out how these two premium devices stack up against each other!

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Google adds new Sensor Hub chip to Nexus devices


During the announcement of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P that took place earlier today, Google shared a new technology they have added to their new smartphones. Called the Sensor Hub, this is a new low-power chip added to the devices in order to handle some secondary processing and help preserve battery life by keeping the main processor idle. The Sensor Hub chip connects to the various sensors included in the devices and monitors them for input. An example might be when you start running with the phone in your pocket or detecting when a user picks the phone up from off of a table. In the latter case, the device could go ahead and display notifications. Read more

Cases and cables for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are live in the Google Store


The Accessories section of the Google Store just got busier. With the introduction of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Google needed to bring in new cases and cables. Both phones need to cases to protect them (and maybe add style), but the inclusion of cables is more important as Google has implemented USB Type-C ports with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. So now there are all different types of cables that allow your device with a USB Type-C port to work with other phones, ports, and chargers.

Hit the break to see the accessories Google is now selling.

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