Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, discusses Canada's ever-more-prominent place in the tech industry with former Google CEO and Alphabet chair Eric Schmidt at Google Canada's Go North conference on Nov. 2, 2017.

Published: May 12th, 2020


Google is replacing some Android apps with web apps on Chromebooks

By Catherine Morin   Google is trading some Android apps for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on Chromebooks. In what appears as an effort to provide a better user experience for Chromebook owners, Google

Published on: April 14th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

By tracking smartphone location data in February and March, Google has revealed insights into how social distancing has affected the public's travel behaviour across the world. Designed as a tool to shed light

Published on: April 7th, 2020 Tom Li

Can Huawei’s AppGallery really replace Google’s Play Store? I spend a week with Huawei’s Google-less phone

Housing nearly three million apps and seeing more than one billion monthly active users in 2017 alone, Google Play Store has grown to dominate smartphones globally. But ever since the U.S. banned Huawei

Published on: March 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Google bolsters G Suite Hangouts with enterprise features amidst coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to develop, Google is releasing advanced features to Hangout Meets for all G Suite and G Suite for Education users free of charge. New features include: Larger meetings,

Published on: March 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appointed as the new Alphabet CEO

Google chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, will ascend as the new CEO of Alphabet, replacing Larry Page who stepped down from his CEO role today. Google cofounder Segey Brin also stepped down from

Published on: December 4th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits to another data leak, Netflilx’s war on password sharing, Google voice-assistant training

New logo, same Facebook, Netflix doesn’t want you to share, and a feel-good campaign to help Google Assistant better understand people with speech impairments. Facebook may have a new logo, but the social

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC? A week with the Google Pixelbook Go

When Google announced the Pixelbook Go at its Made by Google event in October, I was too enamoured with the Pixel 4 to pay it any attention. In an equal mix of familiarity

Published on: November 4th, 2019 Tom Li

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

As was rumoured earlier this week, Google has bought wearables tech firm Fitbit, according to an announcement from Fitbit this morning. The deal is expected to be finalized in 2020. According to the

Published on: November 1st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Google Pixel 4 XL review: features aplenty, short on battery

The Pixel 4 continues to build on Google's legendary camera legacy with an improved camera array. It's a phenomenal shooter, but it's not distinctly better than the last generation's Pixel 3 XL. What

Published on: October 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Made By Google: Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, and many more product announcements

With files from Tom Li NEW YORK CITY -- Google LLC kicked off its annual product launch event - Made By Google - this morning in New York City, announcing a swath of

Published on: October 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – New privacy tools from Google, Alexa goes job hunting, UPS delivery drones approved

Google rolls out new privacy features, Alexa steps up to help people find jobs, and UPS gets federal approval for a fleet of delivery drones. First up from Twitter is news that Google

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Waze integrates city data into Google Cloud

Waze is integrating its city data with Google Cloud to allow for cities to more easily access, organize, store, interpret, and share its transportation data. Waze for City Data, formerly known as the

Published on: October 1st, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

YouTube brings its ticketing feature to Canada

YouTube has partnered with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to bring their ticketing feature to Canada. The feature was made available Sept. 24 and allows Canadians to see listings from live events of their favourite

Published on: September 25th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Top 6 Android 10 features you must know about

   

Published on: September 11th, 2019 Tom Li