Google Maps App For iPhone 5 May Land On Christmas, Despite Schmidt’s Denial

Google Maps App For iPhone 5 May Land On Christmas, Despite Schmidt’s Denial

Recently, Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt put a hole in the hopes of iPhone 5 users when he said that Google was not working on a Maps app for iOS 6. After the abysmal performance of Apple’s Maps, many had hoped that Google may ship out a Google Maps app soon. But, Google’s Executive Chairman has turned down any possibility. However, reports hint that Google may release a Maps app for iOS 6 by Christmas, despite Schmidt’s denial.

By On September 26, 2012 Respond
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Google May Release 5-Inch Nexus Smartphone With HTC

Google May Release 5-Inch Nexus Smartphone With HTC

Google Nexus 7, made by Asus, has been a success. Now, the search giant is rumored to be planning to launch another Nexus device shortly. According to speculations, Google has teamed up with HTC, this time, to release a 5-inch smartphone before this year expires.

By On September 25, 2012 Respond
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Iran Gears Up To Block Google, Gmail

Iran Gears Up To Block Google, Gmail

The controversial movie ‘Innocence of Muslims’ has triggered widespread backlash in Muslim countries. While countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan decided to temporarily ban YouTube over hosting the clip of the said movie, Iran is gearing up for a more wide-scale measure. It is planning to block access to Google altogether.

By On September 24, 2012 Respond
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Marissa Mayer Resigned From Google Just 30 Minutes Before Joining Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer Resigned From Google Just 30 Minutes Before Joining Yahoo!

37 year old Marissa Mayer (Full name Marissa Ann Mayer) joined Google in 1999 as a 20th employee, shortly after achieving a Master degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. She was the company’s first female engineer. After working with Google 13 years, Mayer was appointed as a President and CEO of Yahoo! on July 16, 2012. The interesting news is, she revealed the news to her Google colleagues just 30 minutes before the Yahoo board announced the news publicly.

By On September 19, 2012 Respond
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Google Acquires Nik Software, Set To Compete Instagram

Google Acquires Nik Software, Set To Compete Instagram

Instagram has been the major player in the photo-editing arena for quite some time now. And ever since Facebook acquired it, the social network has also geared up to enter the mobile photo-editing space by dishing out its own Facebook Camera app. It may seem that Google is also eyeing this niche now, with its acquisition of a prominent company which excels in photo editing software.

By On September 18, 2012 1 Response
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Google+ Made 400 Million Sign-Ups Just In One Year, Active Users 100 Million

Google+ Made 400 Million Sign-Ups Just In One Year, Active Users 100 Million

On Monday, September 17, Google announced a new milestone for its Google+ social networking platform. Google’s senior vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra, revealed that Google+ has made 400 million sign-ups just in one year and among those sign-ups, the number of monthly active users is 100 million. The news comes at the one year mark of the social media’s debut to the public.

By On September 18, 2012 Respond
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YouTube Blocked In Bangladesh And Pakistan Over Anti-Islam Film

YouTube Blocked In Bangladesh And Pakistan Over Anti-Islam Film

Violent protests against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” are going on different parts of the world. And, the popular video sharing site YouTube has a significant role in this. The site had turned down a request from U.S. authorities to delete video of the film from its servers, though it blocked access to the video in Egypt and Libya. Now, the blow comes to YouTube from two South Asian nations – Bangladesh and Pakistan.

By On September 18, 2012 Respond
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Google Apps To Stop Support For IE 8

Google Apps To Stop Support For IE 8

Google has announced to stop Google Apps support for Internet Explorer 8. That means, people using IE 8 or older version of IE, will need to update their browsers to use all features of Google Apps without any compatibility issue.

By On September 16, 2012 Respond
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Google Playing Evil With Acer Over Android

Google Playing Evil With Acer Over Android

Taiwanese manufacturer of phones and PCs, Acer, planned to hold a joint press conference with China-based Alibaba Group in Shanghai on September 13, Thursday to debut CloudMobile A800, a smartphone which runs on Aliyun operating system developed by Alibaba. But the press conference was canceled before it started. Why the press conference cancelled? To answer the question Alibaba replied that Google threatened to pull its Android support from Acer if Acer pursued Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system. Interesting thing is Acer did not confirm the claim.

By On September 15, 2012 Respond
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Google Surprised Over Patent About Round Corners

Google Surprised Over Patent About Round Corners

Apple has been able to secure a major victory against Samsung in a recent case where the jury has ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $1 billion in damages. The jury found Samsung to have infringed Apple’s design patents, which also include rounded corners. Google seems to be baffled over this.

By On September 13, 2012 Respond
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Google Released Its Own YouTube Apps For iOS

Google Released Its Own YouTube Apps For iOS

Apple slashed the native YouTube app for iOS devices with its upcoming iOS 6. Since then, Google has been trying to present a viable solution to put YouTube back in iOS devices. Now, just ahead of the iPhone 5 launch event(probably iOS 6 release event too), Google has unveiled a new YouTube app which is available in Apple’s App Store.

By On September 11, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Enable Google Desktop Notifications

[Tutorial] How To Enable Google Desktop Notifications

Thanks to Google Chrome Web browser, you can make customizations in order to receive notifications directly on the Windows desktop when you receive a new message in Gmail, scheduled appointment in Google Calendar or when someone wants to talk with you on Google Chat. Of course in order to verify that you have new messages in Gmail or in Google Calendar, you must visit the Gmail or Google Calendar web site and keep it opened in your Google Chrome browser tab. In this tutorial I will show you which customizations you need to make in order to make all this work.

By On September 11, 2012 Respond
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Google Acquires Online Security Startup VirusTotal

Google Acquires Online Security Startup VirusTotal

Last Friday on September 7, it has been announced via a blog post that Google has acquired online virus-scanning service – VirusTotal. It is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs, and facilitates quick detection of security issues.

By On September 10, 2012 Respond
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Eric Schmidt Confirms Android Activation Number Per Day. It’s 1.3 Million

Eric Schmidt Confirms Android Activation Number Per Day. It’s 1.3 Million

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, revealed some impressive statistics about Android activations. At Motorola’s press event in New York, Eric Schmidt said that now 1.3 M Android devices are getting activated each day. The previous activation statistics were – 700k/day in last December, 900k/day earlier this summer and 1M/day in last July.

By On September 9, 2012 Respond
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Jelly Bean Reaches 1.2 Percent Android Devices

Jelly Bean Reaches 1.2 Percent Android Devices

Android Jelly Bean is the latest iteration of the mobile OS by Google. It was launched only two months ago and yet, statistics now report that it has been installed on 1.2 percent of the Android devices already. Ice Cream Sandwich has seen an even bolder growth over last one month.

By On September 8, 2012 Respond
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