Nexus 6 Rumors: Specs

The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall

By on August 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall

After reporting that the Motorola Shamu – also known as the Nexus 6 in most rumors – might actually be called the Moto S a few days ago, TKTechNews is back with a different Motorola leak and this one says that the Lenovo-owned company is preparing an arsenal of new Android devices, including the Motorola Shamu Nexus 6. More →

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Brazil: Secret App Ban

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

Secret is a popular iOS and Android social networking app that lets users chat anonymously, but authorities in Brazil aren’t too fond of it. That’s actually an understatement, as a Brazilian prosecutor wants Apple and Google not only to remove the app for their respective app stores for the region, but also to remotely wipe it from the devices on which it’s already installed on in Brazil, Business Insider reports. More →

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Google Glass Design Pictures

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

By on August 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

Google Glass is far from being a ready-for-primetime commercial product, and the wearable device may undergo several changes before it’s sold in stores. In fact, it appears Google is trying to make Google Glass look less like it currently does – something some people wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing – and more like an actual pair of ordinary glasses. Glass Almanac discovered a patent for a new Google Glass design that makes the gadget more human-friendly. More →

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Android L Update Schedule

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

Google has recently published its Android distribution numbers for early August in which it revealed that KitKat has reached almost 21% market share of all Android phones now in use. While that’s an important milestone for Google, the road was rather long and tedious, as software updates still depend on OEMs and carriers. The same thing will likely happen with Android L adoption as well and Android fans looking to buy a new Android handset should check out Ars Technica’s massive guide on the state of the Android ecosystem and Android updates in the U.S. that reveals “who’s fast, who’s slow, and why.” More →

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Google Employees Best Perks

This one fact alone will make you insanely jealous of Google employees

By on August 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

This one fact alone will make you insanely jealous of Google employees

Why do people love working at Google so much? There seem to be many reasons and one of them is without a doubt the fact that Google showers its employees with perks when they come into the office every day. Business Insider has scored an interview with Google’s former executive head chef Nate Keller, who tells the publication that by the time he left Google in 2008, he and his team were serving up to 40,000 free meals for Google employees per day.  More →

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Google Gmail and YouTube for Children

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

By on August 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Google has a clever plan to get your kids hooked on Gmail and YouTube

Google is ready to target a special set of potential new customers: Children under the age of 13. The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the company wants to offer children an easy yet safe way to access Google Internet services including Gmail and YouTube, which aren’t officially available to children, although they can easily sidestep Google’s precautionary settings by lying about their age when setting up an account. More →

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Google YouTube Music Key

Google’s hugely ambitious YouTube music subscription service detailed in new report

By on August 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Google’s hugely ambitious YouTube music subscription service detailed in new report

Google’s rumored music streaming service based on YouTube is finally taking shape, with Android Police having discovered the official name of this upcoming Google product, as well as details about how it’s supposed to work along the soon-to-be-rebranded Google Play Music All Access. More →

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Google Now Cards

Google Now just got much better thanks to a killer Google app you’ve never heard of

By on August 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Google Now just got much better thanks to a killer Google app you’ve never heard of

We’re not sure how exactly, considering how fantastic Google Now already is, but Google constantly manages to add awesome new features to its intelligent virtual assistant. Earlier this week Google added new capabilities to Now that are heaven-sent for travellers, offering them alternative flights, trains or busses in the event that a booked flight becomes delayed or gets cancelled. And now, Google has added a new range of features from one of its best little-known apps that adds a whole new dimension to Google Now. More →

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Moto 360 Video

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

By on August 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

At this point, Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 is the only Android Wear-powered smartwatch we’ve seen that people are actually excited for. The wait is now almost over, with Motorola stopping just short of confirming that it will announce availability details during a press event on September 4th. Samsung and LG already have Android Wear smartwatches available for purchase, but their reception thus far has been lukewarm at best. So now that the 360 is almost ready for prime time, Google is making another push to get some exposure for Android Wear.

The first part of its effort involves four new ads that show off various Android Wear watches and their capabilities. More →

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Sounds of Street View

Now you have an awesome way to make Google Street View come to life with location-specific sounds

By on August 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Now you have an awesome way to make Google Street View come to life with location-specific sounds

Google Street View is one of the best ways to take a virtual tour of a potential vacation destination, a place you want to know more about or even your own hometown, but it’s only part of the experience. With Sounds of Street View, the hearing solution professionals at Amplifon are bringing ambient noise to Google Maps. More →

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Chromebook Vs Windows

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

By on August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

When Google first announced its plans to offer a lightweight, browser-like operating system, pundits had a field day. Why go up against Windows? Why not use Android? Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find that sales of inexpensive Chromebooks are climbing faster than almost anyone expected, particularly in schools. It makes sense, of course – why should a school spend twice as much on a Windows machine when a cheap Chromebook can get the job done?

For personal use, Windows notebooks and Apple’s MacBook laptops are seen by many as the obvious choice over Chromebooks because they are so much more powerful and flexible. As it turns out, however, Chromebooks’ biggest weakness might also be their greatest strength. More →

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Google Underwater Cable Network

Google spends a ton of money just to keep sharks from eating its underwater cables

By on August 13, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Google spends a ton of money just to keep sharks from eating its underwater cables

Google already spends a lot of money deploying and maintaining its massive network of undersea fiber cables that it uses to help handle the enormous amounts of traffic it generates every day. And Network World reports that Google really does have to plug a lot of money into protecting its investment because apparently sharks are very fond of eating through undersea cables. More →

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