FBI vs. Apple and Google

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

By on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

Just as the furor surrounding the NSA seemed to be quieting down, Apple picked up right where the government agency left off when iCloud was found to be the culprit in the case of the leaked celebrity photos early this month. The leak elicited a renewed demand for privacy, but as Apple, Google and others strengthen their security, the FBI is becoming increasingly concerned. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date

Google’s big Nexus 9 launch might be closer than you think

By on September 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM.

Google’s big Nexus 9 launch might be closer than you think

Google is expected to unveil new Nexus devices later this fall, including at least a new Motorola Nexus smartphone and an HTC Nexus 9 high-end tablet. The latter might be unveiled in the coming weeks, according to MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, who posted on Twitter release date details for the tablet twice in the last few days. More →

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Nexus X vs Moto X: Specs, Features and Release Date

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

By on September 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

Motorola’s 2014 Moto X model may be considered the best Android phone currently available in stores by some people, but there’s a way the handset can get even better. 9to5Google has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Motorola Shamu – the codename for the Nexus 6, or Nexus X as it’s been called lately – will be Google’s first phablet model, featuring a 5.92-inch display. Furthermore, the device is “basically going to be a scaled up second-generation Moto X with minor tweaks to make the larger screen easier to use.” More →

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Apple Vs. Google Eric Schmidt

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

By on September 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

Ali vs. Frazier. Stones vs. Beatles. Brady vs. Manning. Is there anything better than competition between two rivals at the top of their games? Google chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t seem to think so, which is why he tells Bloomberg TV’s Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle that the “brutal” competition we’re seeing right now is absolutely great for smartphone owners.

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Google Now Cards

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

By on September 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

Google Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process. More →

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Google iOS App

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

By on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

It seems odd since Google and Apple are huge rivals, but Google is indeed one of the best software companies in the world when it comes to iOS apps. Google’s apps — at least, the ones that are updated regularly — always feature beautiful designs and great functionality. In fact, some might argue that Google’s iOS apps are even better than Apple’s own iOS apps. Personally, I can say that Google’s Search app in particular is easily one of the apps I use most often. It brings Google’s incredible Google Now functionality to iOS and it makes searching the web a breeze; I rarely use Safari at all on my iPhone, opting instead to do a quick search with Google’s nifty app to visit a website.

And thanks to a recent update, Google’s iOS Search app is now better than ever. More →

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Nexus 9 Announcement Date

Nexus 9 reveal pegged for October 8th, set to feature a killer new processor

By on September 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM.

Nexus 9 reveal pegged for October 8th, set to feature a killer new processor

We haven’t seen a new Nexus device from Google so far in 2014, but according to Portugal-based tech blog 4GNews, HTC will reveal its Nexus 9 tablet at an upcoming media event on October 8th. This is the same media event that we reported on last week after receiving an invitation in our inbox with the title “Double Exposure.” More →

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Android One Release Date and Prices

Google launches cheapest Android handsets yet, commits to swift Android L update

By on September 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google launches cheapest Android handsets yet, commits to swift Android L update

The Android One entry-level smartphones that are supposed to offer users in developing markets a pure Android experience for a very affordable price have been officially launched in India, as Google is ready to offer first-time smartphone users, and not only, even cheaper devices than currently available. Most importantly, the Android One handsets will receive Android L updates in the following months. More →

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Google Play App Refunds

You now have 2 hours to get a refund from the Google Play store

By on September 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

You now have 2 hours to get a refund from the Google Play store

Although many smartphone users scoff at the idea of paying for apps when there are so many free alternatives, some of the most worthwhile apps on your app store of choice will cost you a dollar or two. Still, there’s always a chance that once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll realize that it wasn’t what your were expecting. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date

The Google Nexus 9 has just been confirmed, and you can thank Samsung for that

By on September 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

The Google Nexus 9 has just been confirmed, and you can thank Samsung for that

You know that company that keeps getting sued by all sorts of competing companies that accuse it of copying their technology? Well, it was recently sued by NVIDIA, and in the process the upcoming Google Nexus 9 tablet has been confirmed, Bright Side of News has discovered. More →

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Gmail Hack

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

By on September 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

Gmail is a fantastic service that has changed the way much of the world uses email. It was also the target of a big security breach recently that has left 5 million Google customers exposed. Are you one of the unlucky users whose login credentials were compromised?

Here’s how to find out — and what to do if your Google username and password were exposed in the breach. More →

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