[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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Woes For Google TV Ads, It Might Have Violated Federal Law By Censoring Green Party’s Political Ads

Woes For Google TV Ads, It Might Have Violated Federal Law By Censoring Green Party’s Political Ads

As we near the Presidential elections in the U.S., the climate of the political arena is growing feverish. Google has been actively covering the latest happenings on the political front. The company has also been running political ads through its TV ads unit, to be shut down within a couple of months, and recently ran a political ad by Green Party. The problem is, Google censored a portion of the ad on the basis of usage of inappropriate language on public media, and the Green Party has accused Google for violating Federal law by doing so.

By On September 5, 2012 Respond
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Google Bags ‘Super’ Patent For Cloud OS Systems

Google Bags ‘Super’ Patent For Cloud OS Systems

In the wake of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, it was argued that the U.S. Patent Office had not been able to understand the technical implications of many patents it grants, and that the methods of the patent grant system need to be updated. Now, with the grant of a generalized patent for cloud OS systems to Google, these arguments seems quite valid.

By On September 4, 2012 1 Response
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“TV Ads” Retire From Google’s Office

“TV Ads” Retire From Google’s Office

Goggle has announced that it is abandoning the “TV Ads” service. Alongside the video ads for webpages Google started the TV Ads service through its Adward service for televisions. It was 2007 when they started the service and campaigned about the service saying “target up to 42 million US households”. Giants like Sony and Logitech joined the project. But now it has been retired.

By On September 4, 2012 Respond
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Apple Vs. Samsung: Latest Updates On The Patent War

Apple Vs. Samsung: Latest Updates On The Patent War

Apple and Samsung have long been embroiled in one of the most expensive patent warfare in the history of the tech world. Apple recently had a field day when a U.S. court ruled in its favor, asking Samsung to pay a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. However, the story doesn’t end here.

By On September 2, 2012 1 Response
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Nexus 7 Tablet Ad Appears On Google Home Page

Nexus 7 Tablet Ad Appears On Google Home Page

Google has started to show Nexus 7 tablet ad on its home page. It is a rare instance, because traditionally its home page is ad free. The search giant is actively promoting its Nexus 7 tablet. It seems that the company really wants people to give a look its product. This process is similar to the Amazon, because Amazon’s home page is now dominating by Kindle advertising.

By On August 30, 2012 1 Response
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Google Bags Patent For Automatic Object Recognition In Videos

Google Bags Patent For Automatic Object Recognition In Videos

After patenting the ability to automatically detect faces in videos, Google has now bagged another patent for automatic detection of objects in videos. The new technique enables software to identify objects in videos automatically using “feature vectors.”

By On August 29, 2012 Respond
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Google Makes It Easier To Vote For Upcoming Elections

Google Makes It Easier To Vote For Upcoming Elections

Google has been dishing out a number of tools to help the U.S. users keep tabs on the latest developments on the upcoming elections. The search giant has now posted an update to its blog, citing all the relevant sources that American voters may require as the Election Day comes closer.

By On August 29, 2012 Respond
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Google Nexus 7 Now Available In Spain, Germany And France

Google Nexus 7 Now Available In Spain, Germany And France

Google is quietly spreading its Nexus 7 market. Three new European countries have been added in its device availability list. The Nexus 7 is now available in Spain, Germany and France. That means, consumers of those countries can buy Nexus 7 directly from the Google Play Store. However, Google has set the price a bit higher for the European consumers compared to their U.S. counterparts.

By On August 28, 2012 Respond
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Google Says Court’s Verdict Against Samsung Doesn’t Concern Core Android

Google Says Court’s Verdict Against Samsung Doesn’t Concern Core Android

The battle between Apple and Samsung seems to have been definitively tilted in Apple’s favor even since the jury gave its verdict against Samsung. The South Korean electronics maker came under the axe when the jury found it guilty of patent infringement. While Google has been siding with Samsung on its legal battles, it now seems to be trying to keep aloof from this case.

By On August 28, 2012 Respond
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Google Nexus 7 Overclocked To 2 GHz, Crumbles Up Benchmarks

Google Nexus 7 Overclocked To 2 GHz, Crumbles Up Benchmarks

It’s well known that Google Nexus 7 packs 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Recently, two XDA developers known as Simms22 and clemsyn have crumbled down the clock speed barrier. Their custom Elite kernel pushed the Nexus 7 to a different level. It pushed Nexus 7′s quad-core processor to a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.

By On August 27, 2012 Respond
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Google Starts Building A Privacy Red Team

Google Starts Building A Privacy Red Team

Recently, Google has been repeatedly criticized for having infringed the user’s privacy rights. In fact, in the case of Google’s attempt to circumvent Safari’s privacy settings, the company had to pay up $22.5 million. Now, Google is building up a privacy red team to avoid such happenings in the future.

By On August 23, 2012 Respond
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