04/28/2011, It looks like Google has got something up their sleeves for us, but we have no idea what. According to a tweet from the official Google Nexus Twitter account, we’re in for a surprise – and that’s all we get. Google I/O 2011 is only two weeks away – could the announcement be something related to it? Since it’s coming from the official Google Nexus account, it probably has something […]
04/28/2011, Last year, Oracle sued Google for unlawfully using Java in the creation of the Android operating system. Well, the case has been going on for some time now, and the latest reports indicate that the judge is in favor of the prosecutors in this case. Three out of seven patents have been addressed, and the judge, William Alsup, has sided with Oracle’s interpretations of four of the five technical terms […]
04/28/2011, Google has just announced the release of the stable version of their latest web browser, Chrome 11. One of the main features of Chrome 11 is the inclusion of speech input. So far the only service that utilizes it is Google Translate, but you can expect more websites to use it in the future. With the latest version of Google Chrome, head over to Google Translate, click the little microphone […]
04/27/2011, Google has just announced the launch of the Google Docs app for Android today. Folks who use the cloud “office” service on their computers will be glad to know that they now can access Google Docs on their phones natively instead of having to go through a browser.
04/27/2011, Talk about using the leverage of your opponent’s strength in order to bring him down - that is the exact principle that Baidu intends to subscribe to. According to a top Baidu executive, out of all the Android-powered smartphones that are sold in China will see at least 80% of those coming with Baidu as their default search engine. Since Google has always proudly touted Android to be an open […]
04/27/2011, According to a tweet from someone who reportedly works with Samsung, we’ll be seeing the video calling function on Gmail brought over to the next version of Android. The tweet from @MAFiA303 said: “Just had a video call using gmail on Nexus S. Impressive quality @googlenexus Gingerbread 2.3.4 #io2011″ Now we’ve all heard rumors about video calling arriving as a native feature of Android, does this mean that Google will […]
04/26/2011, After what seemed like forever, the Samsung Nexus S 4G is finally making its way to Sprint’s retail outlets. The 4G stock Google phone will finally go on sale May 8. Those of you who’ve already preordered the phone should expect a tasty little package to arrive on your doorstep in about 2 week’s time. When the Nexus S went on sale in December last year, one of the issues […]
04/25/2011, Google Docs is fast expanding to become a decent online productivity tool, but do bear in mind that you will still need an Internet connection to work, so do not throw away that copy of Microsoft Office or OpenOffice just yet. Recently, Google Docs users managed to drag and drop files from the desktop to the upload page, and it is nice to know that such improvements do not just […]
04/25/2011, Who would have thought that the idea of Google’s Google Video service getting the smackdown by being shut down would actually raise quite the amount of online activity, and this has just caused the Internet search giant to actually slow that particular process – halting its planned shut down for the moment. It is said that Google has decided to put that plan on hold indefinitely, letting users know that […]
04/22/2011, Eschewing the tradition of giving developers free phones at their annual Google I/O conference this year, Google has announced that this year, they’ll be doing the opposite instead. In an announcement on the official Google code blog, the company has mentioned that at the upcoming Google I/O event, they will be accepting donations of any unlocked Google phones that you aren’t using anymore. The phones will then be donated to […]
04/22/2011, In the latest twist of events in the cloud-music business - Google might be partnering with an existing service to power their Google Music service. As previous rumors have stated – Google’s talks didn’t go down to well with the music labels and their cloud music service might be relegated to just a music storage locker instead. However, new rumors have surfaced saying that the search engine giant has been in […]
04/21/2011, As most of you Roku owners would know, the set top box doesn’t come with an official channel for you to stream YouTube videos on the set top box. However, an unofficial, unlicensed channel was created as a workaround, and it has been used for quite some time now, and the instructions on how to get it even appeared on the official Roku FAQ. However, those days of streaming YouTube […]
04/20/2011, We all know that the Google Chrome OS is about to make its debut as a stable operating system sometime in the new future, and that the netbooks are on their way. All that’s left to figure out is how much they will cost. According to an exclusive report from the folks at Neowin, it looks like Google will have an interesting pricing strategy for their Chrome OS netbooks.
04/19/2011, If you’re a webmaster who cares about Search Engines, you have heard about the Google “Panda” Update. Here’s what the update was about, in Google’s own terms: “Google depends on the high-quality content created by wonderful websites around the world, and we do have a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem. Therefore, it is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that’s exactly what this change does.” (Google) […]