News tagged ‘google’
Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013
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
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 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+ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.