26 note-perfecting tips for Google Keep on Android

I really need to upgrade my brain’s internal storage. I’m only partially kidding: Just like a hard drive, I’m pretty sure my mind reached maximum capacity at some point in the past decade. The only way I can remember anything these days is by making and maintaining a million notes, both physical and digital. (My […]

Google calls Microsoft’s cloud practices in the EU anti-competitive

Google Cloud has joined AWS and Europe-based Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) in protesting Microsoft’s anticompetitive cloud software licensing practices in the EU. “Microsoft’s cloud licensing restrictions restrict choice and create harmful downstream impacts for companies, ranging from higher costs to more security breaches to a chilling effect on smaller cloud and software […]

Download: UEM vendor comparison chart 2024

Unified endpoint management (UEM) is a strategic IT approach that consolidates how enterprises secure and manage an array of deployed devices including phones, tablets, PCs, and even IoT devices. As remote and hybrid work models have become the norm over the past two years, “mobility management” has come to mean management of not just mobile […]

Google Workspace power tips: Tap into cross-app productivity

Google Workspace is an expansive suite of business and productivity apps. Its core apps — Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Gmail, and Meet — are worth mastering individually. They also have features that integrate with other Workspace apps. Knowing how these apps can work together can save time and broaden how you and your co-workers […]

Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

When you think about your smartphone, apps and interfaces are probably the first things that come to mind. Beneath all that surface-level stuff, though, our modern mobile devices are filled with files — folders upon folders of ’em! — just like the clunky ol’ computers we’ve relied upon for ages. We may not come face […]

Google turbocharges its genAI engine with Gemini 1.5

Only a week after releasing its latest generative artificial intelligence (genAI) model, Google on Thursday unveiled that model’s successor, Gemini 1.5. The company boasts that the new version bests the earlier version on almost every front. Gemini 1.5 is a multimodal AI model now ready for early testing. Unlike OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT, Google said, users can feed into […]

How to use Google’s genAI-powered note-taking app

Among the experimental tools that Google offers is NotebookLM, a bare-bones notes app that you use in your web browser. What makes it interesting is that it uses Google’s generative AI chatbot (variously known as Bard or Duet AI and now rebranded as Gemini) to analyze sources of text that you “feed” it, and then […]

Unlock your Android phone’s physical gesture magic

When we talk about Android gestures, we’re typically talking about the on-screen variety — y’know, the assorted swipes, swirls, and swivels that help you fly around your phone faster than a flamingo on ice skates. Here’s a little-known secret, though: You can also control your Android device and make it do all sorts of useful […]

The real problem with Google’s new Gemini Android assistant

I’ll be honest: I was really hoping for an “aha!” moment over these past few days. Ever since Google made it clear that it was working to bring its next-gen generative AI chatbot into Android as a replacement for Google Assistant, I’ve been skeptical. And ever since I installed the new standalone Gemini Android app […]