Google Maps Driving Directions

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

By on April 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

Sometimes you come across a feature so terrific and so simple that you wonder how you ever lived without it. Such is the case with a simple little Google Maps trick that makes finding directions on your phone and navigating to your destination easier than ever. Of course, Google doesn’t publicize this nifty feature so it’s something of a secret. Or at least, it was something of a secret until now. More →

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Google Maps Android vs. Apple Easter Egg

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

It should be Apple’s day today, considering the company has just launched the Apple Watch – well, sort of “launched” – but we’ll divert our attention for a second towards a terribly inappropriate Google Maps Easter Egg. More →

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Google Project Fi Subscriber Numbers

The real way to tell whether Google’s wireless service is a success

By on April 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

The real way to tell whether Google’s wireless service is a success

There is no way that Google’s Project Fi wireless service is going to get tens of millions of subscribers and rival mega-carriers like AT&T and Verizon. But that’s not a big deal because Google didn’t launch Project Fi to make money directly from monthly subscription fees anyway. The real reason Google launched Project Fi was to change the wireless industry’s behavior in ways that benefit Google and, if we’re lucky, wireless consumers as well. More →

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Google Project Fi Wireless Sign Up

How to sign up for Google’s daring ‘Project Fi’ wireless service right now

By on April 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

How to sign up for Google’s daring ‘Project Fi’ wireless service right now

Dedicated Android fans know by now that Google finally announced the one product many fans may have been dreaming off, a virtual mobile network that’s ready to offer affordable plans and, most importantly, cheap data. However, Project Fi, using network access purchased from T-Mobile and Sprint, won’t be immediately available to anyone looking to change carriers. Instead, an invitation system is in place, and you’ll have to wait your turn to get in. More →

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Google Project Fi Announcement Details

Google takes on Verizon and AT&T by unveiling its wireless service – everything you need to know

By on April 22, 2015 at 1:42 PM.

Google takes on Verizon and AT&T by unveiling its wireless service – everything you need to know

As expected, Google on Wednesday made its big announcement that it’s becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and will star offering its own wireless service. The service, called Project Fi, will offer seamless switching between Wi-Fi and Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, as Google had previously reached an agreement with the two carriers for the rights to resell access to their networks. The service will also only charge users for the amount of data they actually use instead of making them pay for a lump sum of data every month that they may not use. More →

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Google Wireless Carrier Service Release Date

WSJ: Google’s game-changing wireless service is launching today

By on April 22, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

WSJ: Google’s game-changing wireless service is launching today

In an unexpected move, Google may launch its wireless service on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal has learned, confirming some of the recent details that were leaked about Google’s game-changing carrier ambition. More →

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How To Download Google Search History

How to download your entire Google search history in 2 easy steps

By on April 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

How to download your entire Google search history in 2 easy steps

Have you ever wondered what you were searching for on this day 10 years ago? Probably not… but we bet you are right now. People don’t often stop to consider just how much personal data Google really stores. Think about how many things you search for each day alone. Now, consider this: unless you’ve disabled your search history, every single thing you’ve ever searched for while logged into your Google account on any device is stored on Google’s servers.

Curious to see just how much data that really is? Now, Google will let you download your entire search history in two easy steps. More →

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Tesla Google

Google came shockingly close to buying Tesla in 2013

By on April 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM.

Google came shockingly close to buying Tesla in 2013

With a share price that’s consistently hovering in the $200 range and an award-winning car, Tesla these days is sitting pretty. But before Tesla began selling Model S cars faster than it could make them, there were a lot of questions surrounding the company’s ability to turn a profit, let alone thrive as a viable entity.

In a bombshell revelation posted by by Bloomberg, and excerpted from the upcoming book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, we learn that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was extremely close to finalizing a deal to sell the entire company to Google.

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How To Blur Google Maps Images

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

By on April 20, 2015 at 1:12 PM.

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.

Here’s what you need to do: More →

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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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