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Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019

Google made a couple of exciting announcements for its customers and partners in Nigerian and Africa during the 3rd edition of the annual Google for Nigeria event that took place on Wednesday, July 24 2019 in Lagos. Google launched new apps, added new features to existing offerings, and made other key announcements. In case you missed the event here are some of the key announcement made at Google for Nigeria 2019 Key Announcements at Google for Nigeria 2019 Bolo: Bolo is an app that helps kids (aged between 6 and 11) learn how to read and increase their reading fluency. It...

Google Slides Vs. Powerpoint (Presentation Software)

Over 30 years now, the PowerPoint has been the savior presentation software of every perfectly ready presentation to the last minute presentations. But things don’t always remain the constant in this advancing world, and the Google’s suit is almost chasing down all the popular software out there that once had constant place in every business. Well, this time it’s Google PowerPoint mostly known as the Google slides that has been introduced a few years ago but is seen steadily pacing up its speed. Today, we see both the software being widely and equally used across the globe, but when considered what...

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4 Excellent Ways to Make Money from Google Play Store

Number of smartphone users is estimated to touch 2.1 billion mark by 2019, according to various sources. This includes both, Android-based and iPhone users. Between 80 percent and 85 percent of all smartphones sold worldwide are Android-based. Considering these volumes and projections, one can well imagine the number of apps available on Google Play. These apps range from simple ones that help find a nearby restaurant to complex ones that enable making large investments using only a smartphone connected to the Internet. Consequently, Google Play holds a lot of opportunities for people who wish to make money. Here we explore four...

Google Home Hub is Google’s Virtual Home Assistant with a Screen

At its recently concluded "Made for Google" event that saw the birth of the new generation Pixel flagship smartphone, Google also unveiled its latest home assistant hardware. Dubbed the Google Home Hub, Google is finally bringing a screen to its used-to-be display-free smart home speakers. This isn't exactly Google's first smart home assistant with a display, though. The Lenovo Smart Display released some months back was manufactured in collaboration with Google. The Home Hub, however, is Google's solely owned visual home assistant. This gadget is an interesting hardware to have in the home and is Google basically attaching a complementary display...

Google Glass Enterprise Edition Specs & Price

The next-generation of Google Glass appears to be ready, going by a recent filling made by the tech giant to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. It is an upgrade of the popular consumer-focused Google Glass we hardly hear about these days – but one aimed exclusively at the professionals. The Design The Google Glass Enterprise Edition features a more practical design, the choice of which is quite understandable when you consider its target market. Function appears to override visual appeal here. This one isn't different from its predecessor Explorer Edition in every aspect. A bit of tweaking has only...

YouTube Red – Ads-Free Subscription based Media Streaming

YouTube Red is a subscription based media streaming plan unveiled by leading video-sharing service YouTube. It is intended to offer users the ultimate YouTube experience, free of Ads. About YouTube Red YouTube discloses on its official blog that the Red membership plan is the result of years of requests by the video service's users for more enjoyable viewing experience and better ways of supporting content creators. The new membership plan, which costs $9.99 a month, will enable users watch videos without ads or interruptions. Paying for a YouTube Red subscription also allows you save content to your mobile device or computer so...

Google Pixel C Specs & Price – Android Tablet

The Pixel C is the latest addition to Google's Pixel range, which also features the very popular Chromebook Pixel. The largely-unexpected Android tablet, which appears to have its sight set on Microsoft Surface slates, features a convertible design, stunning display and robust NVIDIA processor. Where to Buy Android Tablets Jumia.com.ngfrom ₦11,700.00 Buy Now Konga.comfrom ₦16,500.00 Buy Now     Design and Display Google Pixel C features similar look as the Chromebook Pixel with a solid body made of aluminium. It has a silver finish and rather sharp edges. On the rear is a Pixel logo painted with Google's traditional colours of yellow, red, green and blue. The...

Google Chromecast Audio Specs & Price

The new Google Chromecast Audio is a streaming device like the Chromecast 2, but one designed specifically for audio, as its name suggests. It makes the speakers in your home smarter - just as Chromecast helps TV sets become smarter – by adding the ability to play music directly over a wireless connection.   Description and Setup Chromecast Audio shows off similar circular design as the second-generation Chromecast, except that the latter comes with an HDMI cable attached. It offers a cheaper means of keeping up with the times these days when gadgets are becoming smarter – and, of course, more expensive...

Google Chromecast 2 Specs & Price

The hugely-popular Google Chromecast has been faced with fiercer competition in recent months, but Google is not willing to surrender its hold on the media streaming segment yet – judging by its decision to release a sequel, the Chromecast 2 to the streamer at an equally pocket-friendly price. Google Chromecast 2 comes with an all-new app and faster Wi-Fi support, amongst other features. Description Google Chromecast 2 parades a different design from the first-generation Chromecast. Google has decided to do away with the USB stick look on its latest streaming dongle, going for a hockey puck-like design instead. The compact streamer has an...

Google Now – An Overview

Just like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant from Google. Intelligent personal assistants are going to be a key part of smart devices in future and Google Now is the offering from the search giant. About Google Now and CapabilityGoogle Now is an upgrade of Google Voice Search. Wraps was taken off the tool during the first demonstration of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system at the Google I/O event in June 2012. It has a natural language user interface that is supported by a series of web services which help it perform tasks...

Google Drive for Business – An Overview

In terms of cloud storage offerings for consumers, the search engine giant’s Google Drive offers one of the most generous free space at 15 GB. This is one of the factors that entices users to the service. But, Google also provides cloud storage services to businesses called Google Drive for Work. About Google Drive A number of businesses are now beginning to appreciate the benefits of cloud storage. It provides easy access (through any device) and flexible storage expansions. Today, there are already a variety of options in terms of cloud storage for business. And for business administrators who are looking...

Google Drive Cloud Storage – An Overview

The search engine giant Google, of course, won’t get left behind with any technology-related trends. So, to tap the opportunities in cloud storage, the company launched its cloud storage service called Google Drive in 2012. Google Drive leverages Google's millions of Gmail with unparalleled integration. Users’ Google Drive login is practically the same as their email, and a logged in email account will give a quick access to Google Drive’s web app. Collaboration Google Drive’s edge is its integration with a Microsoft Office-like document format, which lets users create, edit and import and documents. It also lets a group of people collaborate...

Google Chromecast – Stream Online Movies & Music to TV

Google Chromecast is a simple and low cost device that enables you to easily enjoy online video and music on your TV. It is Google's latest attempt to make our online media easily accessible on our larger TV screens. Google Chromecast wirelessly streams the online media on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop / desktop to your HDTV and at a price of $35 (N5,500) it is a winner. With Google Chromecast you can easily stream content from Netflix and YouTube videos to your TV and with the popularity of the Chromecast more services are bound to join soon. About Google ChromecastGoogle...

New Google Nexus 7 2 Tablet – Price and Specs

Google and partner ASUS have updated the Nexus 7 tablet for 2013. The new Google Nexus 7 is slimmer, lighter, and faster with an awesome display. If you are looking for the best tablet for watching movies, playing games, and reading books, the Google Nexus 7 2nd Edition is the best tablet out there. The build of the Nexus 7 has greatly improved. Despite its competitive pricing, the Google Nexus 7 looks sleek and classy. It is slimmer than the first generation tablet and also slightly lighter, making it more comfortably to hold. An Awesome Display One of the most noticeable differences...

Google Nexus 7 Price in Nigeria – ASUS Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 (a.k.a ASUS Nexus 7) is one of the hottest tablets available today. This high performance 7-inch tablet is the result of collaboration between Google and ASUS. It runs a clean Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with no manufacturer UI customisation. Google Nexus 7 Price in Nigeria starts at around 55,000 Naira. At 60,000 Naira, Google Nexus 7 Price appears too high in Nigeria considering that the price in the United States for the 16GB model is about 60% that. However, the price is understandable since neither Google nor ASUS appears to be marketing the Nexus 7 directly in...

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Prices and Specs

Google Nexus 7 is a low cost Android tablet from Google. However, its pocket friendly price should not be seen as a compromise on performance. Despite its low cost, the Google Nexus 7 tablet packs power and performance that rivals a lot of highend tablets of today. This Android tablet comes with a lot of value that you just can't afford not buying one. In fact, the Google Nexus 7 Tablet is one of the most compelling tablet to date. Where to Buy Tablets Jumia.com.ng from ₦210,495.00 View Offer   The build of the Nexus 7 is good and does not look cheap....

Can Facebook Compete With Google Adsense?

Up until now, Facebook’s monetization efforts have focused solely on its social network platform. Revenue from Facebook.com – largely based on ads – were approximately 3 billion during the 2011 fiscal year. However, Facebook inevitably will need to expand its reach beyond Facebook.com if its ever going to live up to the financial promise of its record setting IPO. The online ad market is a massive multi-billion dollar market dominated by one brand – Google Adsense. In the 4th quarter of 2011 alone, Google’s Adsense product generated 2.8 billion dollars in revenue for the internet search giant. While the strength...

Google Places for Business Listing makes Business sense

Google Places for Business is one local business listing that you must not ignore. It is owned by the world’s largest search engine and one of the top traffic sources for most websites. Google Places for business allows local businesses to supply more information to Google, which enables Google understand them better and hence offer more accurate and rich results when people search for queries relevant to your business. With Google Places for Business you can add lots of important information about your business to Google. You can add your phone number, so that customers can call you. You can...

Subscribe to NaijaTechGuide on Google Currents

NaijaTechGuide is now on Google Currents. If you own an Android phone or tablet or an iPhone or iPad, you can now read fresh editions of the NaijaTechGuide blog on your phone or tablet using the Google Currents app. Just Download the Google Currents app from Google Play or Apple App store and subscribe to NaijaTechGuide. Google Currents is an app that enables you read online magazine editions of your favourite news sites and blogs on your mobile phone or tablet. Simply subscribe to an edition and Google Current will deliver freshest content from the website each time you open...

Google Currents Goes International

Google has now made Google Currents available to an international audience. Google Currents app for iOS and Android was launched in December, 2011 in the United States. But now Google is offering Currents, an app that enables readers easily access online magazine editions on their smartphones and tablets, globally. Publishers outside the United States can now publish online editions of their blogs and websites on Google Currents. NaijaTechGuide is already on Google Currents. The New Google Currents The new version of Google Currents comes with two key features international support and quick dynamic sync. As part of its international support, Google Current...

Google+ gets a New Cleaner Design

Google has rolled out a new design for its social networking service, Google+. The new design is cleaner and easier to navigate. The new Google+ design looks great and could even make it less intimidating for new users. So, if you have been off Google+ for awhile, this is a great time to dive back in. 1. Click access to important sections The new Google+ design has a navigation ribbon on the left side with buttons to your Google+ Home, Profile, Explore, Hangouts, Photos, etc. The navigation ribbon floats so that they are always visible no matter how much you scroll...

Google Play added to Google Nav bar

Google has added a link to Google Play Store on its Nav bar, giving users of Google services one click access to the store. Google Play is Google's unified store for apps, games, music, movies, and ebooks. Adding a link to Google Play Store on the nav bar is probably part of Google strategy of unifying its services and making them more accessible to users. Where to Buy Smartphones Jumia.com.ng from ₦77,999.00 Buy Now The new Google Play link seats between Google Maps and Google News. Google is using nav bar to link to its core services. It could be argued that...

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