07/28/2011, Have an Android-powered smartphone? Chances are you would have had your fair share of Google apps running on the handset by now, and to wean you off it would be akin to cutting off your arm. Well, we are pleased to report that Google has just updated Google Maps for Android to version 5.8, where Places and Latitude will receive updates such as the ability to uploads photos for a […]
07/27/2011, Do you have that one friend who is still using an ancient or outdated email service and refuses to move on to something better? Do you ever wish that he or she would make the upgrade to Gmail instead? If you’ve answered yes to both of those questions, you’re in luck because Google has just launched a new website to help you migrate those friends of yours to its email […]
07/27/2011, In case you haven’t noticed or received an update notification from Google yet – the Android Market app on your phone is due for an update. Google has silently pushed out an update for its app store that includes some significant changes. The bumping the app’s version up to 3.0.27, the update gives the Market an interface overhaul, and makes new content available. Users can now purchase books and rent […]
07/26/2011, Yesterday the Google Books app mysteriously disappeared from the Apple App Store and now it’s back again. But this time around, it’s been neutered. Just like the eBook apps from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Kobo, Google Books no longer allows in-app purchases for new books. This is in compliance to Apple’s updated App Store rules that requires apps to split revenue made from in-app sales. Since eBook retailers already […]
07/25/2011, Previously there have been rumors about Google starting a facial recognition service (which were disputed by Google) but now, it looks like those rumors are about to come true. Pittpatt, a company that specializes in “reliable facial recognition software for images and video” has officially announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google. While it wasn’t mentioned why Google would make such an investment – what we do […]
07/22/2011, As wonderful as cloud services might be, we’re always constantly reminded to not use them as our main backup and for a very good reason, as a man named Dylan M. had to find out the hard way. He recently discovered that his Google account was disabled due to alleged violation of some Google Terms of Service when he claimed that he had done nothing wrong with his Google account.
07/22/2011, I’m sure there are plenty of us who constantly get bombarded by app requests from friends and family to play this game or to play that game. At one point in time Farmville, Poker and Mafia Wars invites seemed to occur on a daily basis. It was also through these games that Zynga got famous and opened up the floodgates to a whole new world of social network gaming.
07/22/2011, While it’s great that consumers get to choose from so many different manufacturers and phone models when it comes to selecting an Android phone, this huge variation in phones means that developers have trouble making sure that their apps work on all the devices that are available on the market today. When putting their apps up on the Android Market, developers have to upload a version of the app that […]
07/21/2011, The Google+ phenomenon of a social network experiment does not seem to be stopping anytime soon, having already surpassed the 18,000,000 figure in less than a month – leading some people to wonder whether Google+ is the new Facebook. Well, Windows Phone 7-powered smartphone owners might whoop with joy to know that they could very well land the Google+ app on their handset sometime this week. Just how did this […]
07/21/2011, Web apps for Google Chrome were introduced earlier this year with the release of Google Chrome 9, and since then it’s been proven to be quite a hit. Who would’ve thought that apps that run in a browser could generate so much attention? Well, after introducing the in-app payments system for Android not too long ago, Google has now introduced in-app payment for its web apps. This move will give […]
07/21/2011, If you’re resourceful enough and you don’t like the idea of downloading torrents, chances are you should be able to search your way directly to an MP3 file of the song that you are looking for. However there are some people out there who may not know that downloading MP3 files are illegal, because whoever taught them to probably just told them that this was a way to get free […]
07/21/2011, Great news for Google Maps for Android users – Google has just announced the inclusion of 3D buildings for 18 new locations around the world. In case you forgot, last December Google pushed out an update for its Android Maps app that let users view cities in 3D by giving them models of buildings in major cities around the globe. While a lot of places have yet to receive the […]
07/20/2011, Love Google Labs and all that it offered in the past? If you answered in the affirmative, then we are sorry to say that the Internet search giant has decided to shut down Google Labs as according to Google, Google Labs has already served its purpose. Here’s what Google says about it, “While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus […]
07/20/2011, Is there anything that Google can’t do? Google has just announced on its official blog that it can tell users if their computers have been infected by malware. If you’re performing a search on Google and notice a large yellow box on the top of the screen telling you that “Your computer appears to be infected”, then there’s probably some unwanted software on your computer that could possibly be causing […]