6 hidden Google Maps tricks to get through the holidays because they’re coming up fast – By Katie ConnerClifford Colby cnet.com
Thanksgiving and winter holidays are stressful as is, and potentially even more so during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition to our tips to help you stay safe (according to the CDC), we have some to help keep you sane. Google Maps has a stable of helpful tools if you’re traveling for Thanksgiving or going out for dinner. For example, if you’re going to a restaurant, you can check Google Maps first to see how busy it is to avoid standing in crowds.
How to Change Your Default Google Account on Android – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
If you use an Android phone or tablet, you know that your Google account is tightly integrated with the experience. The default account will decide how you’re logged in to many apps, especially Google apps. We’ll show you how to change this.
How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Google Meet – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
Google Meet is a popular video conferencing service for everything from important work meetings to hanging out with friends. Virtual backgrounds are a fun and useful feature. We’ll show you how to use virtual backgrounds in your next Google Meet video call.
Gboard gets ‘enhanced voice typing’ w/ new Google Assistant – By Abner Li 9to5google.com
After we first spotted in August, Gboard is now rolling out an “enhanced voice typing” experience that features the new Google Assistant found on the latest Pixel phones.
Review: Chromecast with Google TV boosts your streaming options – By David Nield newatlas.com
Google has released a new Chromecast that is also really its first proper Android TV media streaming device – though at the same time Android TV has been rebranded as Google TV. Despite these potentially confusing developments, the new Chromecast with Google TV is a really well made piece of hardware that is really simple to use.