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Type 'Send Directions' Into Google To Navigate On Your Phone

Headed somewhere? Instead of opening up your phone and searching for a location, you can now just type “Send Directions” into Google on your computer, and send those directions right to your Android device.


Google Opens Docs, Sheets And Forms To All Developers

Google has been running a preview program to let developers build add-ons for its Docs, Sheets and Forms productivity tools since 2014. That option has now been opened up to all developers.


Gallipoli Is Now On Google Street View

Travelling to Gallipoli is a rite of passage for many Australians, especially around Anzac Day. But if you can’t make it there, Google Street View now has an extensive collection of pictures of historic sites at Gallipoli, including the ability to explore more than 80 key locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.


Google Settings Is A Super-Useful Android App You've Missed

Way back in 2013, Google quietly added the Google Settings app to Android. At first, it didn’t have much, but it has added a lot of useful features over the years, especially for the privacy-conscious. If you haven’t checked it in a while, it’s worth a second look.


Chrome Device Management Comes To Australia

Need to manage a large fleet of Chromebooks? Google is now selling its Chrome Device Management platform to Australian and New Zealand users.


What Google's Mobile Search Changes Actually Do

When you search Google on a mobile device, any website that is not mobile-friendly will be harder to find from today.


Google Security Key Is A Hardware Device That Makes Logging In Faster And Safer

Using two-factor authentication via your phone helps protect your online accounts, but having to type in an authorisation code as well as a password can feel like a hassle. Google is introducing a new hardware key that lets you log into Google via Chrome and then authenticate yourself by clicking on the key — no code required.


Google Nexus Player Goes On Sale In Australia Next Week

Google announced the Nexus Player, which runs Android TV, a big-screen friendly version of Android, last October — but it was a US-only release at the time. From next week, you’ll be able to officially buy it in Australia.


Google's Trusted Places Disables Your Lock Screen Within Geofences

Android: The Smart Lock feature in Android allows you to disable your lock screen selectively based on criteria such as location or voice recognition. A recent update to this feature allows you to set geofence areas around a place, rather than only entering a street address.


Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Dataflow, Azure Premium Storage

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.