Google Maps 2.0 Finally Arrives, Brings The Service To iPad

Google Maps 2.0 Finally Arrives, Brings The Service To iPad

Google has finally rolled out version 2.0 of Google Maps, equipping the new version with a number of new features. The version also comes with iPad compatibility, bringing the service to the tablet for the first time. Among the new features are the ability to get live traffic updates, event reports as well as indoor maps.

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To Defy Government Surveillance, Google Tests Encryption Of Drive Files

To Defy Government Surveillance, Google Tests Encryption Of Drive Files

The recent PRISM leaks show that the U.S. government has been working closely with certain companies in order to get its hands on users’ data. Google categorically denied any such collaboration with the authorities and the company is now testing the encryption of Google Drive files in order to thwart any government surveillance attempts.

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UK Will Test Driverless Cars On Roads By 2013 End

UK Will Test Driverless Cars On Roads By 2013 End

The notion of driverless cars once seemed something out of fiction but it is increasingly becoming a reality. Until now, such cars in UK were being tested on private property but now, the UK government has stated that these driverless cars can be tested on roads by the end of 2013.

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Google Is Seeking License For Internet-Streamed Television Service

Google Is Seeking License For Internet-Streamed Television Service

Recently, many tech sites reported about Apple trying to finalize deals with content producers, so as to kick start its own online video streaming services. Now, reports suggest that Google is making a similar move, trying to bag the license for an Internet TV streaming service.

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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Google Revamps The Web Interface Of Google Play Store

Google Revamps The Web Interface Of Google Play Store

Google has revamped the Web interface of its Google Play Store, making it look a lot like the Android version of the store. The redesigned outlook of the Web version of the Store makes it a lot easier to find app details without having to scroll and navigate through different tabs.

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New Leak Reveals Moto X With Interface Tweaks

New Leak Reveals Moto X With Interface Tweaks

Google and Motorola finally confirmed the existence of the Moto X in early July. Now this new leaked image from Android Central shows the home screen of a Moto X running on Verizon.

By On July 14, 2013 Respond
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Apple, Google Lost American Love, Says YouGov BrandIndex

Apple, Google Lost American Love, Says YouGov BrandIndex

Market research by YouGov reveals that Apple and Google have fallen of the shelf from top 10 U.S. brands. None of the companies have been able to secure a place in YouGov BrandIndex’s top 10 spots.

By On July 14, 2013 Respond
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US Customs Sued By Microsoft Over Failed Google Product Ban Execution

US Customs Sued By Microsoft Over Failed Google Product Ban Execution

Microsoft has launched a legal effort against the U.S. Customs, claiming that its officials willfully refused to enforce a ban on Motorola Mobility’s handsets. The ban was issued by ITC back in May 2012 but it hasn’t been enforced so far. Microsoft has hinted at foul-play at the part of Customs officials.

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Android Co-Founder Calls Fragmentation “An Overblown Issue”

Android Co-Founder Calls Fragmentation “An Overblown Issue”

One of the biggest discussion realted to Android that comes every time market share of different systems come forward is fragmentation. Critics say that the Android platform is too fragmented with so many custom-made versions. Android co-founder Rich Miner thinks that the discussion has over inflated.

By On July 13, 2013 Respond
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Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Google Shutting Down Its Alfred App On July 19

Seems like Google hasn’t finished dishing out its services. Few months ago Google announced to shut down its popular RSS readers, Google Reader and seven other services as a part of ‘Spring Cleaning’ ritual. And now Google has announced that it will shut down its Alfred app on July 19.

By On July 12, 2013 Respond
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Motorola To Spend $500 Million For Moto X Marketing

Motorola To Spend $500 Million For Moto X Marketing

It seems to be an all-in game for Motorola, and it has support from its parent company – Google. I’m talking about the Moto X flagship device Motorola is expected to launch this fall.

By On July 11, 2013 Respond
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Apple May Soon Bring Offline Dictation To iOS Devices

Apple May Soon Bring Offline Dictation To iOS Devices

Currently, if an iOS user wishes to have his voice-based dictation turned into text, he has to rely on the Dictation tool. This tool, in turn, relies on Apple’s cloud, requiring the user to be connected to the internet. Many hints in the code of iOS 7 betas now suggest that Apple may also make the tool available offline on iOS devices.

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Google Pays Adblock To Whitelist Google Ads

Google Pays Adblock To Whitelist Google Ads

Adbock Plus is among the most popular software, when it comes to blocking online ads. A lot of users use Adblock Plus to get an ad-free web experience. However, it would appear that major companies are unaffected by the likes of Adblock. This includes Google and others, who pay Adblock to whitelist their ads.

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Google Processes RIAA’s 25 Millionth Takedown Request

Google Processes RIAA’s 25 Millionth Takedown Request

RIAA has been among the leading entities when it comes to sending DMCA notices to Google. Apparently, RIAA has been sending out millions of URLs to the search giant, to have them removed from search results. By now, the organization has sent more than 25 million URLs to Google.

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UK Asks Google To Make Its Privacy Policy More Transparent

UK Asks Google To Make Its Privacy Policy More Transparent

Privacy is suddenly a huge concern for everyone, thanks to the Snowden leaks which show that users virtually have no privacy online. Now, the UK authorities want Google to simplify its privacy policy and make it more transparent so that users can easily understand it.

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