Google will be allowing advertisers to pay to promote their apps in the Play store. This change in policy will soon see sponsored apps appearing alongside regular apps, much like how it already does paid recommendation in Gmail and on Google search results.
Microsoft has been informing users that Google and Facebook chat options will no longer be available on Outlook.com. Google has decided to drop the chat protocol used in Google Talk, which has lead to the platform being no longer compatible with the messenger function on Outlook. All this means is that the Outlook.com chat function […]
Google looks set to launch a new electronic payment system at its I/O conference later this year. Called Android Pay (not to be confused with Apple Pay), it will exist alongside Google Wallet; although the two systems will remain separate entities.
The fifth edition of the Google Science Fair has opened for submissions, and Malaysian students are invited to participate once again. The international competition is open to all students aged 13-18, and seeks to promote a culture of observation and experimentation among youths. There is also a US$100,000 (about RM 363,700) scholarship (among other prizes) […]
Gmail users have reported a strange bug in the autocomplete feature for the recipient field. The world’s most used email service is apparently now suggesting names that are least used, instead of the most common names used. It doesn’t break the service, but it does open the problem of sending email to the wrong person […]
Toshiba has revealed several reference designs for camera modules meant to work with Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone. Speaking at the Project Ara Developers Conference last month, Shardul Kazi, Senior Vice President from Toshiba America, demonstrated modules with varying sensor sizes and capabilities.
Adblock Plus is one of the more popular online advertisement blocking services on the market; and despite this, many are still unaware that the company maintains a whitelist of about 300 websites. The information came to light as The Financial Times ran a piece reporting that companies like Google and Microsoft had paid the companies […]
Cyanogen wants to take Android away from Google, and it looks like Microsoft is more than happy to help it along with a US$70 million investment in the company. While the amount makes Redmond a minority investor in the company, there is a sense that Microsoft would like nothing more than to loosen Google’s grip […]
Sennheiser is currently working on two concept audio modules for the upcoming Project Ara smartphone from Google. Called the Amphon and Proteus, these two blocks aim to provide high definition audio on smartphones; and also seem to take the idea of a modular phone in the right direction.
The CEO of Cyanogen, Kirt McMaster, has announced his wish to be independent of Google in the next three to five years. Basically, he wants CyanogenMod to be an open version of Android that offers a deeper level of access to the core of the operating system.
Google’s Project Zero has published three zero-day exploits for Apple’s OS X, with enough information for experienced hackers to use in an attack. The information was not released out of malice, as Google had originally alerted Apple to these issues three months ago.
Google Glass is exiting the experimental stage, and will be bringing the two year old Explorer programme to an end. From now on, Glass is its own division within the company and will be headed up by Tony Fadell, CEO of the recently acquired Nest.
If you can’t wait to get the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your Android device, and want to have a taste of what Google’s new Material Design is like, then download and install the latest Google Now launcher from the Play Store now.
Google has revealed new details about its upcoming Project Ara modular smartphone. While the prototype has reached its third iteration, the information about its first test market has raised the most eyebrows. The company will be selling the highly anticipated smartphone first in the US territory of Puerto Rico, from food trucks.
Google is rolling out an update for the Google Translate app that will make it more more useful than it is now. iOS users will also be catching up with the Android version of the app with this new update, which will be rolling out over the next few days.
Samsung is apparently prepared to listen to users and will be introducing a series of changes to Touchwiz in an effort to improve functions. The new Touchwiz is rumoured to be appearing on the next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and will begin by eliminating redundant features.
Finally after nine long months, Google has decided to release the iOS version of its Chrome Remote Desktop app. Launched in April last year for Android, the app allows users to remotely access their PC or Mac using only their smartphone or tablet.
Jide Technology, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, will be introducing a tablet that appears to merge the best parts of Microsoft and Android; into a form that mimics the Surface Pro. Called the Jide Remix, it also runs a customised version of Android 4.4.2 that resembles Windows 8.
Good news for those of you who are planning to travel to another country, it has been reported that Google is working on a real-time voice translations for its Google Translate app. This means that the next time you visit a foreign country, you no longer have to look like a silly person trying to […]
Google is putting its Chromecast technology into speaker now, and is looking to make it easier for users to connect media players to sound systems. It works is essentially the same was as the Chromecast, although there is no additional hardware to pick up besides the Google Cast compatible speakers.