Google I/O 2018 Shows Where Google’s iOS Apps Are Headed

(Julio Ojeda-Zapata) #1

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The keynote presentation at this year’s Google I/O conference introduced no new hardware to compete with Apple devices, but it did feature improvements to Google apps and services used by many Apple users, including Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps, Google News, and Google Assistant.

(Michael Rosen) #2

Regarding Smart Compose and Smart Reply, is this a return of the April Fools issue? Soon they’ll come up with tiny pictures to represent our emotions.

Ilsa: I don’t know what’s right any longer. You have to think for both of us. For all of us.
Rick: All right, I will. Here’s looking at you, kid.



All interesting. What about opening up for Google to follow you further and then share your information or target ads?


Conversation design and voice interfacing are the next big things, and the better to track you with:

(douglerner) #5

In the article it says, “A cool new trick can set the background to black-and-white while keeping the foreground subject in color, causing it to pop.” I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out how to get that to work. Any hints?

(Josh Centers) #6

Editor’s note: we accidentally published this article with my byline, but it was in fact written by Julio Ojeda-Zapata. Our apologies—we’re still learning this newfangled system!


In Photoshop it’s an old trick using an adjustment layer. I’m sure other image editing tools can do it too, and it’s very easy:


(Adam Engst) #8

Some of these features aren’t yet available; Google wasn’t clear about a lot of that in the announcement. @julio, any ideas on this one?