06/08/2011, Google Maps is the perfect tool for those who tend to take public transport, especially in areas where it has been fully integrated with public transport. Of course, if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and never had to wait for the next bus on a connecting route, you won’t really be able to identify at the marvels of Google Maps’ latest update – which will […]
06/07/2011, After creating a racket by refusing to censor its search results when requested by a French music rights organization last year, Google oddly changed its mind earlier this year when it decided to censor various piracy-related keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services. Now it looks like the list of words that are being filtered out has increased, according to a report from TorrentFreak.
06/06/2011, A couple of weeks ago we reported that Google had announced the shutting down of several APIs including the hugely popular Google Translate. Undoubtedly it sprouted a barrage of comments from unhappy developers who made use of the APIs in their websites/apps. Some people were more constructive though, and suggested that Google offer a paid version of the Translation API instead, to help curb its “extensive abuse”. And it looks […]
06/03/2011, Google has always been about upgrading its services to make things faster for everybody – instant search results, autocomplete – basically everything that helps you to look for what you want in a shorter amount of time and with fewer actions. Well they’ve just introduced a new update to their search engine to make it easier to look for images.
06/03/2011, Earlier today there were rumors from Eldar Murtazin saying that the Android 3.1 version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablets in Europe would be delayed until August. With such a huge delay between the announcement of Android 3.1 and the arrival of the operating system on the tablets, obviously a lot of folks weren’t happy. After all, the Motorola Xoom already has the update, and Verizon is […]
06/03/2011, Can’t say we didn’t see this coming, but Google has announced that it will be phasing out support for older browsers beginning August 1. Initially it will start with the loss of certain features, but it will eventually turn into loss of those web services altogether. Google wants to take full advantage of HTML5 technology, and older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 and their predecessors […]
06/02/2011, The advent of computers have also opened up a door to the world of viruses and malware, and the disturbing trend has also spread over to smartphones with a bunch of malware-encumbered applications making their way to the Android Market earlier this year. Good thing Google managed to deploy its kill switch before there was widespread damage, but it has not stopped the bad guys, so to speak, with a […]
06/01/2011, If you’ve been on YouTube (or some other sites) today and noticed the addition of a new “+1″ button don’t fret – nothing’s wrong with your computer. It’s just the inclusion of the new Google +1 button that’s been popping up all over the internet. Remember when we covered Google’s plans to implement recommendations from your social network in your search results? Well, that’s what the +1 button is for. […]
06/01/2011, Remember the leaked image of the so-called Google Nexus 3? Some pundits are right – it is a fake after all, which is quite a downer after all of the initial buzz surrounding said leak. Guess Ice Cream Sandwich will not be welcomed so soon, and if you are one of those who have had your hopes up sky high before reading this, we’re sorry to say that things in […]
05/31/2011, As smartphones start to be become as popular as desktop computers, so do the malware used to that attack such platforms. The latest one to hit the Android platform is simply known as BaseBridge. The malware is found in infected copies of popular Android apps like QQ Doudizhu, Voice SMS, Drag Racing, Trader, Donkey Jump, Jungle Monkey, and Gold Minor and many more. It can be easily embedded into other […]
05/30/2011, Stereoscopic 3D technology is being pushed by many consumer electronics manufacturers as the next frontier for your living room, and we have seen models which feature active shutter as well as passive shutter glasses, but the next big step would be to enjoy 3D viewing without the need to wear those glasses. Such thinking has seen prototypes being developed, and the same applies for computer monitors and now, tablets. 3D […]
05/27/2011, While this piece of news might not directly affect you, it looks like some of your favorite websites or web services might be affected by Google’s latest announcement. On the official Google Code blog, they announced that at the end this year, they will be getting rid of some of their APIs (Application Programming Interface). In case you weren’t aware of what an API is, it is a collection of […]
05/27/2011, Google has just announced a new feature for its search engine that will help make life easier for you when you plan your next trip. The search engine now has the ability to look up flight schedules for you. All you have to do is input “flights from ___ to ___” (fill in the blanks with your location and destination of course) and it will scour the internet for flights […]
05/26/2011, eBay and their own payment subsidiary, PayPal, did not greet Google’s most recent introduction, Google Wallet, with open arms. No sir, they instead followed up the launch by going straight to the courts – suing Google and a couple of executives for allegedly stealing trade secrets so that Google Wallet can be created. Google Wallet’s project lead Osama Bedier has been accused of feeding confidential PayPal information to Google so […]