Google, I love all your freebies!!!

December 5, 2018 0 Comments

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“Googly” was the only word nearest to “google” in my childhood, growing years and late twenties. It’s the kind of balling which is unpredictable. I was never a cricket fan. Am still not. So “googly” never meant anything to me.

But replace the “y” by “e” and it becomes the lifeline of almost everyone now. “Google” has become the most dependable partner of life. Do I see spouse growling? 😛

Google has entered into every sphere of life of every smartphone user.

Google apps keep us updated about the things which are important to us. Answer to questions like nearest restaurant, petrol pump, temple etc with in fraction of a second makes life so easy. The more it’s used, the more it gets better as we get hack of it.

Search and browse:
– Nearby stores and restaurants
– Live sports scores and schedules
– Movies times, casts and reviews
– Videos and images
– News, stock information and more
– Anything that you’d find on the web

In the morning, to know the happenings of the world, get the news from Google News app in mobile or check stock market, movies and events or get updates about your interests. It organizes the happenings around the world.

Google news gives full coverage with just at the tap. It’s almost impossible to keep up with every story available on internet. “Your briefing” selects the relevant news for you and is updated throughout the day. It brings local as well as world stories.

Google news gives you everything online about a story and organises highlighting different perspectives, FAQs and timeline of key events. It uses the credible publishers and diverse resources from around the world.

While on a walk or exercise (with earphones intact in ears) enjoy nonstop music from Google Music app. Choose your favourite singer, genre, period, Indian, western, american… , you name it and it’s there. Google Music spoils one for the umpteen choices it offers.

Google Fit is there to measure the steps takes or distance covered, heart rate checks etc. My day starts with google fit as I go out to walk first thing in the morning. I wish, if google fit adds the calorie intake option also by selecting the food eaten, It’s going to be my all in one health-keeping app. “Google” – Are you listening?

Get to a healthier and more active life with the new Google Fit!

It’s hard to know how much or what kind of activity you need to stay healthy. That’s why Google Fit worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring you two new activity goals that can help improve your health: Move Minutes and Heart Points

• Move Minutes
When it comes to your health, it’s important to move more and sit less. Earn Move Minutes for all of your activity and get motivated to make small, healthier changes throughout your day, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or catching up with a friend over a walk instead of a coffee.

• Heart Points
Activities that get your heart pumping harder have tremendous health benefits for your heart and mind. You’ll earn one Heart Point for each minute of moderate activity, like picking up the pace when walking your dog, and double points for more intense activities like running. It takes just 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week to reach the AHA and WHO’s recommended amount of physical activity, which is shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep, and increase overall mental well-being.

Google Fit will also help you:

Get instant insights when you exercise and see real-time stats for your runs, walks, and bike rides. Fit will use your Android phone’s sensors or Wear OS by Google smartwatch’s heart rate sensors to record your speed, pace, route, and more.

See your daily progress for Heart Points and Move Minutes. Meeting your goals each day? Based on your activity and goal progress, Google Fit will help you adjust them so you can keep challenging yourself to achieve a healthy heart and mind.

If you walk, run, or bike during the day, your Android phone or Wear OS by Google smartwatch will automatically detect and add your activities to your Google Fit journal to ensure you get credit for every move. Enjoy a different type of workout? Select it from a list of activities like pilates, rowing, or spinning, and Google Fit will track all the Heart Points and Move Minutes you earn.

Get customized tips and actionable coaching, like help adjusting your goals based on your activity

Fit can show you info from many of your favorite apps and devices to give you a holistic view of your health, so you’ll never lose track of your progress. These include Lifesum, Wear OS by Google, Nike+, Runkeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, Basis, Sleep as Android, Withings, Xiaomi Mi bands, and more.

See a snapshot of your activity history across Fit and your integrated apps in the redesigned journal.

Now going out in any unknown territories is not worrisome at all. Google Map hai na. 🙂

I am sure, everyone reading this post have used google maps  many a times in recent years. I had been to Jaisalmer last year. It’s a desert town with almost no human interaction for kilometers together. Google map was the only guide on those lonely roads. Thankfully, there was Jio signal in the remotest area, which in true sense is the best thing happening in internet connectivity in India.

Google Photos to keep all digital memories safe and always accessible.

Google Photos , the new photo gallery from Google, is ever ready to keep our photos and videos  automatically backed up and organised. It makes sharing easier and never run out of space on your phone.The best place to keep unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality. The treasure trove can be accessed through any device and from photos are safe, secure and private to you. The photos are searchable by the people, places and things in them – no tagging required. The automatically created movies, collages, animations, panoramas make it lot more fun. Photos can be shared, viewed and stored in motion too. Advanced editing tools will give enhance your pics.Adjust lighting, contrast, colour and vignette, or pick from 14 innovative photo filters to make your pictures look great with one tap.

Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

Don’t waste data texting and emailing photos. Instantly share photos with any contact, email or phone number, straight from the app.

Share without sharing. Grant a trusted person access to some of your photos, such as just those that they’re in.

It’s easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos that you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt.

View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast support.

I am sure many of you must have digitised your earlier photos and kept it safely in google photos. The earlier printed photos get spoiled after some time but not digitised version. Finally, a photos app that’s as smart as you.

Google docs , sheets and slides for innumerable jobs, one needs to do. What a convenience ! No need to keep any papers and so environment friendly way to keep all the documents.


Duo for that wonderful video calls. Not a very popular option right now as compared to whatsapp video calls, it’s definitely a choice offered to people who want to exercise it for clearer video and voice.


Last but not the least, the eternal Gmail. Gmail has made postman out of job. 🙂 All our communication to the world is through gmail now. Even the wedding cards have gone digital and sent through emails.

Google Play is the most known application from Google and is the free marketplace to download any mobile application which is required  on mobile. It has added so much convenience and ease of use of resources available  and results in personal and professional learning and entertainment.

Google Movies to watch movies and TV shows at your pace and place. It’s another way to enjoy movies, TV shows etc other than Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Google Drive to keep all documents, everything and anything in safe without any worries. It’s safe way to keep all your soft copies without any worries and tension.

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