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Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013

31 New Singaporean Destinations Now Available on Indoor Google Maps on Android and iOS

31 New Singaporean Destinations Now Available on Indoor Google Maps on Android and iOS

Google is extending Indoor Google Maps to 31 popular venues in Singapore. From today onwards, you can navigate through these new multi-floor buildings in Singapore including museums, convention centers, a hotel and library, and even more malls.

Google Acquires Bump

Google Acquires Bump

Google has bought Bump for an as of yet undisclosed figure. Bump was a simple tool to help share files between smartphones by tapping them together. The Bump team were also responsible for photo album app Flock.

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Available in Singapore from 21 September

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Available in Singapore from 21 September

Developed by ASUS and Google, the new Nexus 7 is the latest 7-inch Android handheld with the sharpest-ever tablet screen and built-in wireless charging. It will be available at all ASUS brand stores and authorized retailers from 21 September onwards.

Friday, 13 Sep 2013

Microsoft's Answer to Siri and Google Now is Cortana

Microsoft's Answer to Siri and Google Now is Cortana

Microsoft is currently working on its own personal assistant, codenamed Cortana, which was originally an artificial intelligent character from Microsoft's Halo series. Just like the character from the game, Cortana is built to learn and adapt to Windows Phone users.

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013

Google+ Gets Snapseed Powered Photo Editing Tools

Google+ Gets Snapseed Powered Photo Editing Tools

Google+ has recently been updated with several photo editing tools powered by Snapseed. These easy-to-use tools allow users to make simple edits to their photos, simply by using your mouse pointer to drag the editing slider around.

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Most of us may own a smartphone or two, but feature phones are still very much alive, and are still popular in emerging markets. Because of that Google recently updated Gmail for feature phone browsers, making it faster and even easier to use than before.

Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013

Next Version of Android Will Be Named KitKat

Next Version of Android Will Be Named KitKat

Google's Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome, has confirmed that the next version of Android will be release 4.4 and will officially be named KitKat, not Key Lime Pie as previously expected.

Monday, 2 Sep 2013

Google Confirms it Acquired Smart Watch Maker WIMM Labs

Google Confirms it Acquired Smart Watch Maker WIMM Labs

Rumors of Google developing its own smart watch has gained further traction now that it has recently confirmed that it has acquired smart watch maker WIMM Labs some time ago.

Friday, 30 Aug 2013

Google Glass Set to Look Less Geeky

Google Glass Set to Look Less Geeky

Isabelle Olsson, lead industrial designer of the Google Glass team, recently posted a few images of her new Google Glass designs that have a touch of fashion added.

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, one of Google's top Android executives, will be leaving Google to join up-and-coming Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi. It is currently one of China's fastest growing tech companies, and is said to be worth approximately US$10 billion.

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