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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.

Monday, 26 Aug 2013

Chromecast Update Disables Streaming of Personal Media

Chromecast Update Disables Streaming of Personal Media

While the Google Chromecast officially supports media from the Google Play store, Netflix and YouTube, there are third-party apps that allow users to stream their personal media to a TV. However a recent Chromecast update has disabled this feature, casting doubt on whether the Chromecast will officially support this feature.

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013

 Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app, previously only available on Google's flagship Chromebook Pixel, is now available on all Chromebooks. It's an app that automatically extracts and uploads photos to your Google+ account from storage media (SD card) inserted into the Chromebook.

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013

Google Outage Allegedly Caused 40% Drop in Internet Traffic

Google Outage Allegedly Caused 40% Drop in Internet Traffic

Google services suffered a brief 5-minute outage early morning last Saturday at approximately 07:32am. According to GoSquared, a web traffic analytics company, this outage caused a 40% drop in global Internet traffic.

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