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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Google Now HP Deal

Google nearly walked into a trap that even BlackBerry knew to avoid

By on August 13, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

Google nearly walked into a trap that even BlackBerry knew to avoid

Last month, when we heard the suggestion that BlackBerry should team up with HP to give its devices more of a presence in the enterprise, we called it the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received. What’s more, we expressed confidence that BlackBerry CEO John Chen was wise enough to avoid that particular pitfall given HP’s utterly disastrous history with designing and selling mobile products, low-lighted by its decision to buy and then quickly kill off Palm’s once-promising webOS platform. More →

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Top 25 Google Search Tips Tricks

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

By on August 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and everything. It’s pretty amazing, though, how little people really know about the world’s top search service considering how many of us use it each and every day.

Typing in a quick query couldn’t possibly be any simpler, and that is a big part of what has made Google the world’s most popular search engine by a landslide. But if you want to become a power user and fine-tune your search results in order to find the information you’re looking for as quickly as possible, there are some great tips and tricks that you’ll want to remember. More →

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Google Now Alternate Flights

This could be the best new Google Now feature we’ve seen in months

By on August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

This could be the best new Google Now feature we’ve seen in months

Google’s virtual assistant Google Now is easily one of the greatest things to happen to mobile devices in recent years. By presenting users with key information before they even know to ask for it, Google Now makes smartphones smarter than they have ever been before. But perhaps the most impressive thing about Google Now is that it continually becomes more impressive, with great new features being added constantly.

Now, one of the best new features we have seen in months has been added to Google’s mobile assistant for Android. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs Leak

Benchmark reveals the Nexus 6’s specs are just as great as you hoped

By on August 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Benchmark reveals the Nexus 6’s specs are just as great as you hoped

On Tuesday we got word that Google’s mysterious new Nexus 6 had at last shown up in a GFXBench benchmark, although that particular test didn’t give us too many specifics on what the device’s exact hardware specs will be. GSMArena points out that the benchmark has now been updated to include the full specifications and they’re just as impressive as we’d been hoping for. More →

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Gmail Security Features: Phishing and Spam

Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

By on August 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Clever new Gmail trick will keep you safe from phishing attacks and spammers

Google on Tuesday announced a new interesting update for its email service, which will hopefully help thwart scammers’ phishing email plans in the future and stop some spamming campaigns. Gmail will henceforward reject suspicious combinations of Unicode characters that could be misleading for regular users and fool them into clicking on links to sites they think they know, only to end up on a malicious page. More →

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Motorola Nexus 6 Rumors: Specs

Google’s mysterious new Nexus phone reportedly spotted in new benchmark

By on August 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Google’s mysterious new Nexus phone reportedly spotted in new benchmark

The Motorola Shamu, believed to be the Google Nexus 6 smartphone that may be launched later this fall, has been spotted in a benchmark test on GFXBench by Dutch publication TechTastic. Unfortunately, the device can’t really be confirmed just yet and specific details on all the device’s specs haven’t been posted to GFXBench as of this writing. More →

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