11/11/2013, People who use Hangouts on Android recently got good news as Google released an updated version of the app that finally brings SMS support. On the Nexus 5, the new Hangouts app is the default SMS app. The new app has been very well received, despite the fact that it still does not bring Google Voice integration that everyone has been anxiously waiting for. A new bug has been discovered in […]
11/07/2013, Last month Google announced that it is finally adding SMS support to Hangouts. It has actually made a number of improvements to the app, which includes support for location sharing and animated GIFs. Google actually announced this update prior to formally announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, but didn’t actually release the updated app back then. It said that the app will be rolled out in a few days. Today, Hangouts version […]
10/20/2013, Here’s something that might make Android users a bit jealous. Google has updated its Hangouts app for iOS and has added the ability to make phone calls. The feature was first rolled out back in July, when Hangouts on the desktop received this feature. At this point in time, the only mobile devices capable of making voice calls through Hangouts are the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Seeing as how […]
08/28/2013, Over the last few weeks Google has started to roll out 720p HD Hangouts video support to a subset of its users, it has been revealed today. Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Chee Chew has confirmed the move in an interview and said that this switchover will be more or less invisible to consumers, though they’ll get cleaner and better video, Chew says. The rollout of HD video support in Hangouts for […]
05/22/2013, Google+ mobile site design has been updated, it bears resemblance to the Google Now cards design. Still lacks some major core features.
05/21/2013, The problem Google Voice users have experienced in Hangouts will soon be fixed.
05/20/2013, AT&T has confirmed that it will support all mobile video chat apps regardless of device or data plan by the end of 2013.
05/20/2013, Google has released a new Google+ Android app. Major improvements have been made to the photo and location features.
05/20/2013, Google Voice has been crippled when users attempt to make or receive calls on their computer while using Gmail.
05/15/2013, Google launched its Google+ social network back in June 2011 and since then, they have made some big changes to the service over the past two years. At Google I/O, the company announced it would be making up to 41 changes to Google+, with many of them starting today. One of the first changes Google+ will be receiving later today is a new layout which allows its users to use […]
03/18/2013, In recent months we have seen Google unify a lot of its products. In the spirit of spring cleaning, they have also shut down some 70 services, including the hugely popular Google Reader. As of now there are a host of different Google products that allow users to communicate with each other. These include Google Talk, Google Talk for G+, Voice, Hangout, Messenger, Chat for Drive. Apparently the internet search […]
02/06/2013, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GSP) has decided to develop a virtual ping pong tournament in order to build up excitement for the Google+ Hangout platform. Thanks to the recently released Hangouts API, GSP’s virtual ping-pong tournament will rely on a unique way of controlling the ping pong paddles in there, through the clever use of facial recognition as well as Hangout effects that are more than capable of tracking players’ […]
08/01/2012, This particular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner is not exactly the in thing at the moment, but you know the proverb – waste not, want not. What do you do with a partially destroyed Roomba? Why, the answer would be to take it in, restore it while performing some tinkering with its innards and throwing in additional parts, and you end up with a telepresence robot which can be controlled over […]
07/30/2012, How many of you out there actually make use of Gmails’s video chat feature in your browser window? I suppose there would be a fair number of users, although if you were to tout it as more than the number of users who perform video chats via Skype, there should be some hard numbers backing up that claim to be believable. The latest improvement made to Gmail would be the […]