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 […]
07/06/2011, While most of us are content with having only one Google account, there are people out there with multiple Google accounts – each one for a different purpose (to fake bid in auctions or score points for fake referrals?). Previously, users could only sign in to one Google account at a time – using another account on the same computer meant the user would have to log out and log […]
07/06/2011, It seems that Google will outlaw private Google profiles once the calendar goes beyond July 31st, according to Search Engine Land. The Internet search giant currently leave the door open for users to create and maintain profiles on its service without having to disclose their public existence. The reason behind this alleged move? For the faster growth of their brand new Google+ social network. Basically, you will need to have […]
07/05/2011, For those who have been using Picasa and Blogger all this while, it is time you kiss those familiar names goodbye. In a Mashable exclusive, they claim that Google will be retiring both names, but not the service. That ought to have you stop sweating for the moment. Instead, the Internet search giant will be renaming them as Google products down the road. The whole exercise is meant to unify […]
07/05/2011, Who would have thought that Google Maps might actually be used on a stationary device – yes sir, we are talking about your regular exercise bicycle that sits at home, gathering dust long after you have made your New Year resolutions to lose weight. Retailing for $1,299 a pop, this unique device is powered by Google Maps, and also carries the boast of being the official trainer of Le Tour […]
07/05/2011, Erica Joy, a support technician at Google, has recently been reported posting this message on Google’s new social networking website, Google+. It reads, ”For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval.” She later clarified that it was for iOS devices, and not limited to just the iPhone.
07/04/2011, Are you looking to get into Google+? If you are, you’re not alone as Google’s new social networking site has been quite the hot topic the past couple of days. Invites are hard to come by and you would need to know someone with an invite before you will be able to get one yourself. While we can’t be certain as to what the impact of Google+ will have on […]