07/14/2011, Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe. With live traffic, users will be able to gauge how congested a road is before they even embark on their journey, and they’ll even be able to use Google Maps […]
07/12/2011, The Android Market might still be a toddler compared to the Apple App Store, but it has certainly grown a long, long way since the day it was introduced. Well, Google isn’t a company that is content to rest on its laurels, hence constant improvements seem to be the order of the day. The Android Market has been given a boost, and it will be compatible with devices running on […]
07/12/2011, Tired of receiving unwanted calls on your Google Voice number? Well, the folks over at Google have come up with a way to stop that from happening. Google has just updated the Google Voice service to support Global Spam Filtering. Whenever you get a call from a telemarketer or a random number who keeps asking for the wrong person, stopping them from ever calling again is just as easy as […]
07/12/2011, An Israeli company decided to merge the best of both worlds with the launch of thier latest application known as Google+Facebook, where it will allow users of Google+ to actually view their streams from Facebook. Crossrider, the company behind this application, has already seen over 100,000 downloads of Google+Facebook, which is impressive considering the application was created within a single day. Bear in mind that there are still bugs that […]
07/12/2011, Whether you like it or not, Facebook executives must be quaking in their boots, wondering whether Internet search giant Google’s Google+ social network might just eat into Facebook’s 750 million plus user pie. Google+ might be a potential example of the blue ocean strategy to a certain extent, making sure that Facebook becomes irrelevant upon its release, but chances are it will still be some ways to go before Google […]
07/12/2011, Android users, it appears that over the weekend, more Android malware has made its way to the Android Market. Given the frequency of malware popping up for Android, we really shouldn’t be surprised. The infected apps have already been taken off the market by Google, although we hope that Google will start being more proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to these issues.
07/11/2011, Remember the HTC Status that is available over at AT&T which sports a dedicated Facebook button? The social network wars heat up all the more on mobile platforms, with rumors of the Google+ hardware button making its way to future Android smartphones. Certain quarters think so, touting that the next Nexus handset might just sport such a button. Of course, before such rumors can be substantiated, we ought to take […]
07/11/2011, Google’s foray into the tablet market isn’t only limited to the Android operating system – no sir, as the Internet search giant has just announced that they have partnered with iRiver in rolling out the first e-reader device to date that has integrated Google eBookstore support. It is rather strange as to why Google decided to work with iRiver – the latter isn’t exactly a stellar performer when it comes […]
07/07/2011, Working while you are on-the-go has become the norm for many of us, and while notebooks and netbooks have become a staple in our everyday lives, the use of tablets and even smartphones to manipulate and modify work documents have started to become more commonplace. Google Docs for mobile browsers has just received a shot in the arm with the addition of the ability to sort, narrow, and share multiple […]
07/07/2011, From this week onwards, those who have always loved the ability to play videos within Google Docs will be pleased to know that more can be done with the existing infrastructure – that is, inserting your favorite videos into Google Sites. To put it in a nutshell, you can embed them just about anywhere on the web, while offering captions for your viewers to boot. How do you do that? […]
07/07/2011, iOS users may not be familiar with Vlingo, which is an app that is Android’s version of voice control, which has since had some of its features taken by Google and integrated into the Android platform. It used to cost $10 but is now free. Android users who do not know about Vlingo should probably check it out.
07/07/2011, Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has found hidden NFC functionality within the Android Google+ app.
07/06/2011, If you are a longtime fan of Google Maps Navigation to help you get around, then you would be thrilled to hear that Google Maps 5.7 for Android is now available via an update, throwing in Transit Navigation (still in Beta) that will make sure GPS turn-by-turn navigation is now available in public transit systems across more than 400 cities worldwide. Apart from that, navigation alerts will also appear even […]
07/06/2011, The days of RIM dominating the smartphone industry is finally over. According to recently released findings by comScore, it looks like RIM has finally slipped from second to third place in the race. In the last quarter that ended in May, Apple’s market share for smartphones went up 1.4% to 26.6% while RIM dropped 4.2% to 24.7% and Google gained 5.1% to 38.1%. Though RIM wasn’t the only loser in […]