New transcription feature available in Google Meet video meetings

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The new option makes it possible for discussions to be transcribed and saved as a Google Doc. Google Meet video meetings can now be transcribed for users in Google Docs, according to a recent announcement from the company. The transcriptions are saved in Google Drive as Docs in a “Meet Recordings” folder. The transcription is saved in the “Meet Recordings” folder in a similar way to how the video meetings recordings have been saved in “Meetings Recordings” in Google Drive. Currently, the service is being rolled out exclusively to Google…

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Chrome OS Flex will let old Macs become new Chromebooks

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Google has announced early access convert old PCs and Macs “within minutes”. Google recently announced that early access to Chrome OS Flex has begun, making it possible to replace old PC and Mac operating systems “within” minutes, converting them into what is essentially a regular Chromebook. The tech giant is encouraging businesses, individuals and schools to download the software. The Chrome OS Flex download is meant to make it possible for them to “easily try modern computing with cloud-based management” while they can reduce their e-waste and save money by…

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New Kindle Paperwhite models unveiled with larger screens

Kindle Paperwhite Device

These e-readers also feature a notably longer battery life than previous generations of the device. Amazon recently announced that it would be releasing three new versions of its e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite. This represents the first update the device has seen since its last release in 2018. Many technology experts had started questioning whether the last Kindle Paperwhite devices were the final models to be released. As many people have opted for tablets and phones with large screens instead of e-readers, there had been some speculation as to whether…

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4 out of 5 m-commerce purchases is for physical products and services

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Consumers are shopping for real-world products and services, not digital in-app downloads. Last year, Apple’s app ecosystem saw $519 billion in m-commerce purchases, said a third-party report the tech giant released this week. Of that total, only $61 billion was spent on buying digital products that could be downloaded. Out of $519 billion, only $61 billion was for m-commerce purchases such as digital games, e-books and apps. Another $45 billion was spent on in-app advertising. The vast majority – $413 billion – was spent on physical products and services in…

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UK mobile commerce expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2019

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British smartphone shoppers to spend £10 billion more in 2019 compared to 2018. A new report from uSwitch, a leading UK comparison and switching service, reveals that UK mobile commerce and tablet commerce is expected to break records this year. In 2019, it has been forecasted that £25 billion ($32.9 billion) will be spent by British mobile shoppers, which is £10 billion (over $13.1 billion) more compared to the country’s m-commerce figures in 2018. Thirty million Brits are expected to use their phones to shop this year. If uSwitch’s projections…

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