iPhone Vs Android Advertising

Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

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Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

Though Google these days has its hand in everything, from robotics to advanced AI, the company’s billions by and large continue to come exclusively from advertising. More to the point, 90% of the $66 billion Google generated in revenue in 2014 came directly from advertising-related ventures

Not surprisingly, an increasingly important part of Google’s advertising machine is mobile search. In 2014 alone, 18% of Google’s ad revenue, or about $11.8 billion, came from searches done on mobile devices.

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Android M, N, Z Release Date

Forget Android M, I can tell you when Android Z will be released

By on May 27, 2015 at 9:49 AM.

Forget Android M, I can tell you when Android Z will be released

Forget for a second that Android M will be unveiled this week at Google I/O, which is a secret Google wasn’t able to really keep. There’s already better news for Android fans: In a recent interview, a Google executive confirmed that a major Android update will be released every year moving forward, so now I can tell you when Android Z will land on your phone. More →

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Comedy Central Free Shows

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

By on May 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Download 12 episodes of Comedy Central shows for free on Google Play right now

Every day, we try to bring you the best selection of free apps we can find on the App Store, but today we have the unique pleasure of being able to alert you to some free TV shows as well. For a limited time, Comedy Central is giving away an episode from 12 of its most popular shows as part of a huge sale on Google Play. More →

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2015 Nexus Release Date LG Huawei

Android fans’ delight: Report claims two new Nexus phones coming this year

By on May 26, 2015 at 12:28 PM.

Android fans’ delight: Report claims two new Nexus phones coming this year

Over the past month we’ve been hearing plenty of rumors that Google might release two different Nexus handsets in stores in 2015, and now a website with a solid track record on Android leaks has confirmed that two new Nexus devices are indeed coming this year. More →

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Android M Release Date Features

Android M: Release timing revealed, along with several key details

By on May 26, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Android M: Release timing revealed, along with several key details

Google is about to unveil Android M, its next major Android update, but various reports have already provided details regarding what’s in store for Android fans. However, in addition to new features such as fingerprint recognition and a new photos app, Google also wants to improve Android’s performance with its M release, and it will accomplish its goal in a fashion similar to Apple’s plans with iOS 9.

Furthermore, a new report also shares details about potential release timing for the upcoming new version of Android. More →

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Android M Name: Macadamia Nut Cookie

Let’s hope this isn’t Android M’s official name

By on May 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Let’s hope this isn’t Android M’s official name

We may not know the official name for Google’s Android M until the fall. However, the company is already using an internal code name for Android M that we’d have a hard time believing is the final name because it simply doesn’t roll off the tongue.

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Google Fiber Piracy

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

By on May 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Google Fiber sends ‘automated fine letters’ to suspected pirates

Et tu, Google?

With piracy running rampant these days, we’re starting to see content producers and owners going after pirates via each suspected individual’s specific ISP. HBO, for instance, began employing this strategy not too long ago in a rather unsuccessful effort to quell Game of Thrones piracy.

The messages that content producers relay to end users through individual ISPs can vary. In some instances it’s just a warning. In others, automatic fines with settlement demands are levied. While most ISPs have no problem passing along warnings to suspected pirates, most opt not to pass along threatening settlement demands. Even Comcast, which is no stranger to questionable customer service practices, sides with the consumer on this particular issue.

But Google, oddly enough, has chosen to take a different approach.

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Google Creepy Robot Teddy Bear

Revealed: The creepiest Google product ever

By on May 25, 2015 at 9:29 AM.

Revealed: The creepiest Google product ever

Anyone who’s inclined to think of Google as a bunch of creepy privacy invaders will likely have their suspicions confirmed by a newly revealed patent that shows the creepiest Google product ever created. Per Engadget, Google’s X Labs team has been working on a “smart” teddy bear that can watch your children and respond to things that they say. As an example for how this would work, the patent describes how “the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source” whenever a child moves and from there it could “express curiosity, may tilt its head, furrow its brow, and/or scratch its head with an arm.”

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Android M Update Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Android M and Nexus updates: The good, the bad and the ugly

By on May 25, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Android M and Nexus updates: The good, the bad and the ugly

Android M is expected to be unveiled later this week at Google I/O, and it will bring several new features to Google’s mobile platform according to various reports, including a brand new device update guarantee for Nexus devices. More →

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Android M: Photos App Leaked

Android M: This is Google’s new Photos app

By on May 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Android M: This is Google’s new Photos app

Google is expected to announce a bunch of new software initiatives later this week, one of them being Android M. Some leaks have already provided early information on what the upcoming operating system will have to offer, and a new report sheds light on what could be one of the most important new apps for Android M (and other Android versions) that Google is expected to announce at I/O 2015. More →

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Google Nexus 6 Size Advertising

Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

By on May 22, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Nexus 6: Another reason why Google might favor phablets over smaller phones

Google surprised Android fans who were anxiously waiting for a new Nexus smartphone last year by only launching one new handset, a 6-inch Nexus 6 phablet that proved to be too big for some users. The correlation between the gadget’s name and its screen size might help explain why Google had to release a phablet last year. Google may have also done it to show developers what apps running on a vanilla version of Android look on a phablet, though.

That said,  there might be one other reason behind Google’s decision to only launch a bigger Nexus phone in 2014. More →

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Google Security Questions

Google study finds website security questions are even less secure than passwords

By on May 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Google study finds website security questions are even less secure than passwords

A new in-depth study from Google reveals that the security questions most individuals use as an additional layer of security are often less secure and easier to guess than user-chosen passwords. This is especially problematic given that security questions are often the only line of defense when a password is forgotten and needs to be resent or reset.

Interestingly enough, Google found that security questions tend to be weak because many individuals lie when answering them. Specifically, Google discovered that many people who provide fake answers to security questions do so to make them harder to guess. But as it turns out, “on aggregate this behavior had the opposite effect as people harden their answers in a predictable way.” Compounding the problem is that many users, as a result, also have a difficult time remembering their security question answers in the first place. This is especially true when the questions chosen are exceedingly specific.

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