How To Blur Google Maps Images

Did Google Maps publish your image or personal info? Here’s what you can do about it

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Did Google Maps publish your image or personal info? Here’s what you can do about it

It finally happened. You were decided to check out the Google Maps Street View of your home address or an area you frequent, and you were shocked to find a picture of your own face staring back at you. Oh, the horror! As disconcerting as it might be to learn that Google has published images of your face, the license plate number on your car, or some other personal information on Google Maps, rest assured that correcting the issue really couldn’t be easier.

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Google Android Tips And Tricks Find My Phone

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

By on April 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM.

Clever new Google search trick will instantly locate your Android phone

Google this week made it easier than ever to find your missing Android phone. All you have to do is search Google for “Find my phone” and Google will locate your device and give you the option of having it ring at full volume. You’ll need to have the latest update for the official Google app installed on your Android device but once you have that, locating your phone really will be as easy as performing a Google search for it. More →

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Nexus 6 Custom Cases

Nexus 6 leak hints at the existence of a mysterious ‘Google Workshop’ for custom cases

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Nexus 6 leak hints at the existence of a mysterious ‘Google Workshop’ for custom cases

This hasn’t been the best week for Google news, but amid all the chaos of the purported antitrust violations, a leaked photo may have revealed a neat program that will make Google device owners very happy. Android Police reports that a Googler shared a post on Google+ last night exhibiting a custom Google Maps case for the Nexus 6.

This might not sound like news, but the case looks strikingly similar to those featured in the MapMe section of Google Workshop, a still unreleased service that Android Police originally unveiled last year.

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Galaxy S6 Edge

Free app brings Galaxy S6 edge’s awesome glowing edge feature to any Android phone

By on April 15, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Free app brings Galaxy S6 edge’s awesome glowing edge feature to any Android phone

For my money, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is the best Android phone on the planet right now. The Galaxy S6 is fantastic and the HTC One M9 is an outstanding option, but the S6 edge is everything a flagship Android phone should be in 2015… with a unique twist. The design is unlike anything we’ve seen before in a smartphone and while it’s not entirely functional, it doesn’t have to be.

Of course in terms of functionality, there are some cool features that are unique to the Galaxy S6 edge. Among them is a nifty notification feature that makes the curved edges of the Galaxy S6 edge’s display glow with a color to correspond with a favorite contact when that contact calls. Now, however, a great free app brings that feature to any Android phone. More →

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Android Sales

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

As we reported early Wednesday morning, the European Union has officially filed charges against Google alleging that the company has employed anti-competitive tactics in the region. Following an investigation that lasted for four years, the European Commission has filed antitrust charges and sent Google a statement of objections, which explains exactly how Google is allegedly breaking the law.

Google now has 10 days to respond, but it looks like it already has most of the high-level points for its response ready — and in an internal memo that outlines the company’s objections to the charges, there are a few interesting tidbits to be enjoyed. More →

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Google EU Antitrust Charges Analysis

The biggest irony of the EU’s antitrust case against Google

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The biggest irony of the EU’s antitrust case against Google

When I woke up this morning, I full expected to write another scathing opinion piece tearing Google to shreds for acting as a bullying monopolist. However, after reading about the EU’s case against Google, I came away with the feeling that it isn’t nearly as strong as the case American regulators seemed to have against the company, which makes it even more infuriating that the Federal Trade Commission declined to press charges. More →

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Google Search and Android Antitrust

Google’s EU antitrust nightmare is just getting started

By on April 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s EU antitrust nightmare is just getting started

The European Union is taking its probe into Google’s search practices to new heights, Bloomberg reports, bringing antitrust charges against the company after four years of investigations. The two parties tried and failed to settle the matter three times in the previous years, and now the European Commission is moving to the next step. Furthermore, on top of looking for clear answers from Google on the Search side, the European Commission will also investigate its Android-related business practices. More →

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Google Europe Antitrust Case Lawsuit

Google is about to get slammed with major antitrust charges

By on April 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Google is about to get slammed with major antitrust charges

Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” credo is about to take a major publicity hit. The Financial Times is reporting that the European Union on Wednesday will formally accuse Google of abusing its power as the world’s most used search engine. Specifically, the EU is poised to serve Google “with a formal charge sheet alleging that it breached antitrust rules by diverting traffic from rivals in order to favour its in-house services.” More →

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Google Wireless Nova Project Fi

Massive leak: Google may become the next ‘uncarrier’ to watch

By on April 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Massive leak: Google may become the next ‘uncarrier’ to watch

Google’s plans of becoming a mobile operator are officially confirmed, but the company is yet to make it MVNO network available to customers. Even so, a new Android application has been discovered inside a mid-February Lollipop build for the Nexus 6, with Android Police unearthing some exciting details about Google’s upcoming carrier initiative. From the looks of it, Google has some interesting ideas to convince you to dump your regular operator in favor of its yet-to-be-named service, which might turn the Search giant into a brand new, but much smaller, “uncarrier.” More →

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Google X Lab Battery Project

Google has a top-secret project to revolutionize smartphone battery technology

By on April 10, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Google has a top-secret project to revolutionize smartphone battery technology

Gadget fans’ most common gripes usually revolve around their favorite devices’ battery power. Although battery life is certainly improving every single year, it sounds like Google is working on ways to make it leap forward like never before. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s X laboratory is working on a top-secret project to dramatically improve battery power and efficiency as part of a broader plan to control more of the hardware supply chain. More →

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YouTube Subscription Pricing

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription service priced as high as $10/month

By on April 9, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription service priced as high as $10/month

Despite being the third most popular website on the web, Google’s YouTube property still hasn’t quite figured out how to make a profit. Now, in an effort to generate some extra revenue, and perhaps alleviate the frustration of users who can’t stand YouTube pre-roll video ads, YouTube is planning to implement a subscription-based tier with no advertising whatsoever.

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