Google is killing off its Drive desktop app to make way for a smarter one

Google is shutting down its Drive desktop app for uploading files to your cloud storage account from Macs and PCs next March. That’s a while away, but it’s worth knowing in case you have important files stashed there. The service will replace the existing app with Backup & Sync, which launched last month and keeps […]

Google Contacts 2.0 comes with cleaner and smarter looks

Google Contacts 2.0 comes with cleaner and smarter looks Google has redesigned its Contacts app to version 2.0. The new version brings a cleaner interface and has incorporated the account switcher in a much better way. Now there’s a slide-out menu with an account switch button like on other Google apps (think … Read more […]

Software

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Which one’s the smarter buy?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Which one’s the smarter buy? Both the Galaxy S8 and G6 are excellent high-end phones with slim bezels, waterproofing and the latest Android 7.0 software. And both companies are attempting to regain their footing after independent setbacks; Samsung from its Galaxy Note 7 recall … Read more on CNet […]

We Quizzed Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Who’s Smarter?

We Quizzed Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Who’s Smarter? Amazon’s Echo, a Bluetooth speaker powered by voice assistant Alexa, burst on to the scene a couple years ago and instantly captured the hearts and minds of consumers. You could hear the collective cry: voice control is finally here! Of course, there was … Read more […]

Apple

We saw the future of smartphones, and it’s sexier and smarter than you’d imagine

We’ve seen the future of smartphones. Two amazing phones, the Xiaomi Mi Mix and the Honor Magic, have given us a glimpse of the tech many of the major manufacturers are going to build into their flagship devices for the coming year. The post We saw the future of smartphones, and it’s sexier and smarter […]

Computer Hardware

Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

CES has turned into the first car show of the year, with major automakers choosing to show off upcoming features in Las Vegas. Microsoft wants to help make cars more intelligent, and it unveiled a new suite of services Thursday to do so. The Connected Vehicle Platform brings together a smorgasbord of services from Microsoft, […]