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  • A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps

    Google LatLong
    Lat Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous landmark...we’ve worked hard to give people the best possible experience of the world around them. And today we’re introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps. With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where…
  • Explore o Lago Ness com o Google Street View

    Google Discovery
    Renê Fraga
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Nossos amigos do Arquivo UFO vão ficar alucinados: o Google anunciou que agora é possível visualizar e navegar pelo Lago Ness por meio do Google Street View. Se você não entendeu, este é o lendário lago da Escócia cuja as histórias afirmam que um suposto monstro teria sido visto nadando pelo local. O lançamento coincide diretamente com a primeira aparição do Monstro do Lago Ness, reportado nos jornais locais há 81 anos. Além de possibilitar a exploração da superfície do lago, o Google também coletou imagens submarinas que podem revelar vestígios da criatura. Um doodle sobre…
  • Myth or monster? Explore Loch Ness with Street View

    The Official Google Blog
    Google Blogs
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Like the world’s best legends, the Loch Ness Monster transcends the everyday and exists at the edges of possibility. It rises above the sightings and the hoaxes; the claims and counter-claims; the tourism, the nationalism—and even the assassination plots. It lives in the telling of stories. Whether or not you believe, most people hold a romanticized vision of the creature that, legend has it, plumbs the depths of the Loch. Affectionately known as “Nessie,” she exists in folklore, dances in childrens’ imaginations, and seeps into our society and teachings, inspiring everything from…
  • Better presentation of URLs in search results

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Well-structured URLs offer users a quick hint about the page topic and how the page fits within the website. To help mobile searchers understand your website better when we show it in the mobile search results, today we’re updating the algorithms that display URLs in the search results to better reflect the names of websites, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name, and the URL structure of the sites in a breadcrumbs-like format. Structured data site names and URLsAs part of this launch, we’re also introducing support for schema.org structured data for websites to…
  • Ordering food? Let Google Wallet help you with faster checkout.

    Google Commerce
    Commerce Blog
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    After a long day, you're on your way home, phone in hand and click on your favorite app to have food delivered in no-time. Sound familiar? You're not alone. People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones more and more, everyday. But having to type all your credit card information through that tiny keyboard can be a hassle. So we’ve joined forces with many of your favorite food and beverage brands to add Google Wallet at checkout, allowing you to place orders in as few as two clicks.This week, we welcome Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, who have integrated with Google Wallet,…
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    Google Discovery

  • Explore o Lago Ness com o Google Street View

    Renê Fraga
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Nossos amigos do Arquivo UFO vão ficar alucinados: o Google anunciou que agora é possível visualizar e navegar pelo Lago Ness por meio do Google Street View. Se você não entendeu, este é o lendário lago da Escócia cuja as histórias afirmam que um suposto monstro teria sido visto nadando pelo local. O lançamento coincide diretamente com a primeira aparição do Monstro do Lago Ness, reportado nos jornais locais há 81 anos. Além de possibilitar a exploração da superfície do lago, o Google também coletou imagens submarinas que podem revelar vestígios da criatura. Um doodle sobre…
  • Nova versão do Android Wear funciona independente do smartphone

    Renê Fraga
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    O Google anunciou a disponibilidade de uma nova versão do Android Wear. Depois que receber o upgrade, seu relógio inteligente não precisará mais de seu smartphone por perto para funcionar plenamente e irá te ajudar a obter as informações que você precisa sem a necessidade de realizar comandos com as mãos. Confira os novos recursos: Mãos livres: gire seu pulso para fora para avançar para a “próxima tela” e gire-o para dentro para voltar à “tela anterior”. Basta olhar de relance para o seu pulso que o aparelho irá apresentar as principais informações…
  • A Google precisa comprar a Stay Film antes que seja tarde

    Rômulo de Araújo Mendes
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Ontem, como faço há cerca de 20 anos, assistia ao programa Manhattan Connection, na Globo News. Em um dos blocos, os apresentadores entrevistaram um brasileiro, que criou um app incrível chamado Stay Film. Com este aplicativo, você pega as fotos e filmes de seu celular e compõe, em cerca de 30 minutos, um pequeno filme, com trilha sonora, efeitos especiais etc. Fiz três testes e gostei muito. Segundo executivos da Apple, tem o potencial de se tornar o novo Instagram. Eu também acho. Estou certo de que Microsoft, Yahoo!, Apple e Facebook já estão de olho neste aplicativo. Se a Google…
  • Impressões sobre o Moto E, da Motorola

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Lançado no dia 25 de fevereiro de 2015, a segunda versão do baratinho Moto E chegou repleto de novidades top de linha para os consumidores. Nós do Google Discovery tivemos acesso ao novo modelo da Motorola e damos as nossas primeiras impressões. O celular tem espaço para dois chips, conexão 4G, 16 GB de memória, DTV e tela de 4,5 polegadas. Aparência e o que há dentro A carcaça do smartphone é de plástico macio, arredondado nas arestas e com bandas laterais que podem ser substituídas. O celular está disponível nas cores branca ou preta. As bandas estão disponíveis nas cores…
  • Impressões sobre o Xperia Z3 Compact, da Sony

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Testamos um Xperia Z3 Compact preto, lançado pela Sony em 24 de outubro do ano passado, junto com o Z3 tradicional. O smartphone Android tem uma tela de 4,6 polegadas bem mais amigável para mãos femininas ou pequenas em geral. Um dos grandes destaques do celular é sua bateria de amperagem de 2600 mAh que dura 15 horas corridas de uso normal, quase 40 horas com modo stamina ligado e cerca de seis horas de uso intenso com vídeo ligado. Bom hardware e compacto Conexões 4G, NFC e Wi-Fi estão no aparelho, bem como uma memória RAM de 2 GB e 16 GB de espaço interno, expansível até 128 GB.
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Myth or monster? Explore Loch Ness with Street View

    Google Blogs
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Like the world’s best legends, the Loch Ness Monster transcends the everyday and exists at the edges of possibility. It rises above the sightings and the hoaxes; the claims and counter-claims; the tourism, the nationalism—and even the assassination plots. It lives in the telling of stories. Whether or not you believe, most people hold a romanticized vision of the creature that, legend has it, plumbs the depths of the Loch. Affectionately known as “Nessie,” she exists in folklore, dances in childrens’ imaginations, and seeps into our society and teachings, inspiring everything from…
  • Android Wear: wear what you want, get what you need

    Google Blogs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Architect and artist William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Turns out that’s also good advice for deciding what to wear. So Android Wear offers a range of watches and apps that are fashionable as well as functional.Over the past few months we’ve added lots of ways to express your style—from custom watch faces to a rainbow of bands. Today we’re making Android Wear more helpful as well—getting you what you need, right on your wrist.Always-on screen, always-on appsWhen you buy a…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends April 10-16

    Google Blogs
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    To kiss Madonna or not...that was the big question on search this week. Read on to find out more.Best I ever had?In the land of music festivals, Coachella is the biggest of them all. With thousands of fans and celebrities swarming to the California desert to party, there’s bound to be a couple of surprises throughout the weekend’s shenanigans. This year, rapper Drake got a little more than he expected when he brought Madonna on stage as a guest performer. The pop singer, never one to shy away from scandal, decided it was entirely appropriate to make out with Drake–on stage, in front of…
  • The Search for Harm

    European Public Policy Blog
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    In the summer of 2010, Google announced plans to acquire the flight search provider, ITA. As we said at the time, while many people buy their airline tickets online, finding the right flight at the best price can be a real hassle. Today Google Flight Search has made that much easier. Search for "Flight CDG to SFO" and you get the different options right there on the results page. It’s a great example of Google’s increasing ability to answer queries directly, saving people a lot of time and effort—because as Larry Page said over a decade ago “the perfect search engine should understand…
  • Android has helped create more choice and innovation on mobile than ever before

    European Public Policy Blog
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    It's hard to believe, but smartphones barely existed ten years ago. People used feature phones, which had very basic functionality, and were a nightmare for developers. The only way to build apps was device by device and platform by platform—Google had a closet full of hundreds of phones that we tested one by one each time we wanted to launch new software. Android was born from this frustration. We hoped that by offering a great, free open-source operating system, we could turbocharge innovation by allowing manufacturers and developers to focus on what they do best. At the time, most people…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • Better presentation of URLs in search results

    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Well-structured URLs offer users a quick hint about the page topic and how the page fits within the website. To help mobile searchers understand your website better when we show it in the mobile search results, today we’re updating the algorithms that display URLs in the search results to better reflect the names of websites, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name, and the URL structure of the sites in a breadcrumbs-like format. Structured data site names and URLsAs part of this launch, we’re also introducing support for schema.org structured data for websites to…
  • Drive app installs through App Indexing

    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    You’ve invested time and effort into making your app an awesome experience, and we want to help people find the great content you’ve created. App Indexing has already been helping people engage with your Android app after they’ve installed it — we now have 30 billion links within apps indexed. Starting this week, people searching on Google can also discover your app if they haven’t installed it yet. If you’ve implemented App Indexing, when indexed content from your app is relevant to a search done on Google on Android devices, people may start to see app install buttons for your…
  • Helping users fill out online forms

    Google Webmaster Central
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    A lot of websites rely on forms for important goals completion, such as completing a transaction on a shopping site or registering on a news site. For many users, online forms mean repeatedly typing common information like their names, emails, phone numbers or addresses, on different sites across the web. In addition to being tedious, this task is also error-prone, which can lead many users to abandon the flow entirely. In a world where users browse the internet using their mobile devices more than their laptops or desktops, having forms that are easy and quick to fill out is crucial! Three…
  • An update on doorway pages

    Google Webmaster Central
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Google’s Search Quality team is continually working on ways in which to minimize the impact of webspam on users. This includes doorway pages.We have a long-standing view that doorway pages that are created solely for search engines can harm the quality of the user’s search experience.For example, searchers might get a list of results that all go to the same site. So if a user clicks on one result, doesn't like it, and then tries the next result in the search results page and is taken to that same site that they didn't like, that's a really frustrating experience.Over time, we've seen…
  • Deprecation of the old Webmaster Tools API

    Google Webmaster Central
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Last fall we announced the new Webmaster Tools API, which helps you to automate a number of important aspects using code. With the pending shutdown of ClientLogin, we're going to turn down the old Webmaster Tools API on April 20, 2015.   If you're still using the old API, getting started with the new one is fairly easy. The new API covers everything from the old version except for messages and keywords. We have examples in Python, Java, as well as OACurl (for command-line fans & quick testing).  Additionally, there's the Site Verification API to add sites programmatically to…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • Ordering food? Let Google Wallet help you with faster checkout.

    Commerce Blog
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    After a long day, you're on your way home, phone in hand and click on your favorite app to have food delivered in no-time. Sound familiar? You're not alone. People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones more and more, everyday. But having to type all your credit card information through that tiny keyboard can be a hassle. So we’ve joined forces with many of your favorite food and beverage brands to add Google Wallet at checkout, allowing you to place orders in as few as two clicks.This week, we welcome Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, who have integrated with Google Wallet,…
  • Product ratings on Google Shopping now help shoppers in the UK, France and Germany make decisions

    Commerce Blog
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Last year, we introduced product ratings on Product Listing Ads in the US to help consumers make better purchase decisions when shopping online. Since the initial launch, we’ve been working to bring product ratings to more countries, and this week we launched in the UK, France and Germany.Product ratings appear in the form of stars and review counts on Product Listing Ads across google.com, google.com/shopping and their equivalents in the UK, France and Germany. This 5-star rating system represents aggregated review data for the product, compiled from multiple sources including merchants,…
  • How Will Your Store Reach More Omni-Channel Shoppers This Year?

    Commerce Blog
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The customer is always right, at least that’s what they say.If you believe in that, then stores must acknowledge the reality that shoppers really, really like their smartphones. They carry and shop with them wherever they go—to the bathroom, to competitor stores, everywhere. What’s a retailer to do?You have three options: Do nothing, resist change, or embrace it. Macy’s Inc, the world’s largest fashion retailer, chose the latter. Since Mar. 2010, their stock is up 240%. How did they do it?Their success is due in part to fusing their “multi-channel” approach into a singularly…
  • The new shopping assistant: 5 ways retailers can drive foot traffic with smartphones

    Commerce Blog
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    When it comes to brick and mortar stores, misinformation runs rampant.For instance, search results only send consumers to e-commerce sites, retailers lose the shopper who checks a phone in store, and buyers only visit stores to transact or showroom. Those are three common myths debunked in Digital’s Impact on In-Store Shopping1, new research conducted by Ipsos MediaCT and Sterling Brands for Google, based upon purchasing behaviors of more than 6,000 smartphone shoppers.Although 95% of all retail transactions still occur in-store2, smartphones have quickly become consumer’s favorite and…
  • Tap, tap. Who's there? Google Wallet and Softcard!

    Commerce Blog
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    We first introduced Google Wallet's tap and pay feature in 2011, and since then, mobile payments have grown rapidly. You can use the Google Wallet app on Android devices, on any carrier network, to tap and pay anywhere NFC is accepted. Over the years, we've received great feedback from people who use this feature and we’ve continued investing to make it easy and secure for more people to pay with their phones. A big part of this is working with other innovators in the industry to help provide a seamless experience across a wide range of phones and stores.So today, we’re excited to…
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    News announcements

  • Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer

    Google Blogs
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) -- Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Ruth Porat, currently Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, will join its management team as CFO.Ruth joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 and has played several key roles at the company, including Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group and and co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Throughout the financial crisis, Ruth led the Morgan Stanley teams advising the U.S. Treasury on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the New York Federal Reserve Bank on AIG.
  • Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

    Google Blogs
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 5, 2014 – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in their works.Further terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010,…
  • Google Appoints Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

    Google Blogs
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 15, 2014 — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.“Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our…
  • Google Launches Made with Code

    Google Blogs
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, National Center for Women & Information Technology, MIT Media Lab, TechCrunch, and Seventeen Join Efforts to Inspire Girls to CodeMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 19, 2014 – Today, Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code. The initiative will aim to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream…
  • Google announces Calico, a new company focused on health and well-being

    Google Blogs
    18 Sep 2013 | 9:00 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives. It’s impossible to imagine…
 
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    Google Developers Blog

  • Works with Google Cardboard: creativity plus compatibility

    Gary Lewis
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    Posted by Andrew Nartker, Product Manager, Google Cardboard All of us is greater than any single one of us. That’s why we open sourced the Cardboard viewer design on day one. And why we’ve been working on virtual reality (VR) tools for manufacturers and developers ever since. We want to make VR better together, and the community continues to inspire us. For example: what began with cardboard, velcro and some lenses has become a part of toy fairs and art shows and film festivals all over the world. There are also hundreds of Cardboard apps on Google Play, including test drives, roller…
  • The Google Fit Developer Challenge winners

    Gary Lewis
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Posted by Angana Ghosh, Product Manager, Google Fit Last year, we teamed up with adidas, Polar, and Withings to invite developers to create amazing fitness apps that integrated the new Google Fit platform. The community of Google Fit developers has flourished since then and to help get them inspired, we even suggested a few ideas for new, fun, innovative fitness apps. Today, we’re announcing the twelve grand prize winners, whose apps will be promoted on Google Play. 7MinGym: All you need is this app, a chair, and a wall to start benefiting from 7 minute workouts at home. You can play music…
  • The Realtime API: In memory mode, debug tools, and more

    Gary Lewis
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Posted by Cheryl Simon Retzlaff, Software Engineer on the Realtime API team Originally posted to the Google Apps Developer blog Real-time collaboration is a powerful feature for getting work done inside Google docs. We extended that functionality with the Realtime API to enable you to create Google-docs style collaborative applications with minimal effort. Integration of the API becomes even easier with a new in memory mode, which allows you to manipulate a Realtime document using the standard API without being connected to our servers. No user login or authorization is required. This is…
  • We throw pie with a little help from our friends

    Gary Lewis
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Posted by Jon Simantov, Fun Propulsion Labs at Google Originally posted to the Google Open Source blog Fun Propulsion Labs at Google* is back today with some new releases for game developers. We’ve updated Pie Noon (our open source Android TV game) with networked multi-screen action, and we’ve also added some delicious new libraries we’ve been baking since the original release: the Pindrop audio library and the Motive animation system. Pie Noon multi-screen action Got an Android TV and up to 4 friends with Android phones or tablets? You’re ready for some strategic multi-player mayhem…
  • Sun Surveyor brings augmented reality to photographers using Google Maps APIs

    Gary Lewis
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Originally posted to the Google Geo Developers blog Editor’s note: This post is written by Adam Ratana, developer of Sun Surveyor. Read how Sun Surveyor is using Google Maps APIs to help photographers capture the perfect photo. Posted by Adam Ratana, developer of Sun Surveyor I’m a photography enthusiast, and I’m always looking for ways to improve my work. That’s what led me to develop Sun Surveyor, an iOS and Android app that uses Google Maps APIs to visualize the location of the sun and the moon anywhere in the world. The app makes it easy to figure out when the natural lighting…
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • Android TV available in Australia with the Nexus Player

    Johnny Luu
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Android TV is coming to Australia — starting with the Nexus Player which will go on sale at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith on Tuesday next week for $129. This is the first device in Australia to offer Android TV, which we announced at Google I/O in 2014 as a new platform that puts Android inside televisions and set-top boxes.Just by speaking to the Nexus Player remote using Voice Search, discover your favourite TV shows, a new movie release on Google Play, or a cooking video on YouTube and watch them on the biggest screen in your house. You can also use the remote, and the separate game…
  • Digital Dubbo

    Johnny Luu
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Around four hundred kilometres inland, the beautiful New South Wales city of Dubbo is home to some of the most dynamic and hard-working small businesses in Australia.Take the Village Bakery: it was started by the owner’s grandfather in 1918, with a bag of flour in nearby Tooraweenah (population: 239). Almost one hundred years later, it relies on the internet to source new customers, showcase its products and services, and promote seasonal specialities (hot cross bun anyone?).  Michael Everett, who manages operations at the bakery, says that while baking is not an industry people…
  • Equator found to be slipping: Australia at risk of becoming a Northern Hemisphere country by 2055

    Johnny Luu
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In order to ensure the accuracy of Google Maps, our engineers constantly reassess the Earth’s geospatial data in relation to other objects in the solar system.Over the past two months, Google Maps engineers in Sydney have discovered that the Earth’s equator is slipping south at rate of 25km per year — much faster than previously thought.Movements in the equator are caused by changes in the Earth’s tilt, called Milankovitch cycles. A degree of movement is not unexpected but the speed of this movement has alarmed scientists, who have expressed concerns about the impact on migratory…
  • Counting the value of ‘digital’ to the economy

    Johnny Luu
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Editor's note: This is a guest post by Head of the Bureau of Communications Research and Chief Economist, Dr Paul Paterson. Since establishing the Bureau of Communications Research (BCR), I’ve taken a keen interest in the role of information and communications technologies (or ICT) in driving productivity and, more broadly, our economy. Economists have long recognised the importance of technological innovation in generating and sustaining growth in productivity. This is well understood in industries like manufacturing where the use of new technologies and processes has tangible…
  • How’s the digital economy doing? It’s on fire.

    Johnny Luu
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The internet could have been purpose-built for Australia. It has connected us with the world, given us new opportunities to export our smarts, and helped our businesses transform to meet the needs of consumers around the world.It has also put everyday Aussies firmly in the drivers’ seat, giving us all access to almost infinite information at the click of a mouse, giving us the ability to source products and services (and compare prices!) more easily, and opened up a world of new entertainment options.We have proven to be such keen adopters of the internet and other technologies that it’s…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Nursed to success: online education for nurses

    John A.Smith
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Nursingcrib.com provides extra study materials for student nurses, an idea that came to Michelle Bartolome in 2007 when she got frustrated with textbooks and in-person lessons. She and her husband, Deric, thought the Internet must have a better solution, and it did. The Bartolomes created Nursingcrib.com, implemented AdSense, and today the site receives visitors from across the globe. With the ad revenue from Nursingcrib, Deric and Michelle have been able to build their dream home, support their family, and work full time on their website. We asked them to share their tips for other…
  • Is your website ready for mobile-friendly Google search results?

    John A.Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Recently, we announced that Google Search will be using mobile-friendliness as a search ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in Google Search results. Make sure your website is ready for this search change. Here are some frequently asked questions that can help you.How can I check if my site is mobile-friendly? You can check your site by testing your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test tool. This tool shows how Google Search sees your pages. To get a list of mobile usability issues across your sites, log in…
  • Demystifying AdSense policies with John Brown, Head of Publisher Policy Communications (Part 1)

    John A.Smith
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Editor’s note: Today’s guest author is John Brown, the Head of Publisher Policy Communications. He’ll be sharing valuable insights about Google AdSense program policies with us.We know that many of you have a steady income from AdSense to support your business. We also know that you are working hard to keep your account in good standing and we want to help you stay compliant with our policies while you publish your content the way you want.We’ve defined AdSense program policies to ensure we all preserve a healthy digital ecosystem for the benefit of all users, advertisers, and…
  • New AdSense performance reports deliver quick and easy insights

    John A.Smith
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Your performance reports are the key to gaining insights into how much you're earning and what impacts those earnings. To give you quick and easy access to these reports, we’ve introduced a new design for AdSense reporting with a new dashboard.Fig 1. New Performance reports tabWith the redesigned Performance tab, you now have more control and flexibility, allowing you to better understand your AdSense earnings and performance. Some of the highlights of the new performance reports include:Easier analysis: Get deeper insights by adding, changing or removing dimensions with the simple,…
  • AdSense now speaks Malay

    John A.Smith
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    We’re happy to announce that starting today AdSense supports content in Malay (Bahasa Melayu), the national language of Malaysia, and one of the fastest growing languages on the Web.By adding Malay to the family of AdSense supported languages, we hope to support publishers in creating even more great quality web content in Malay, and connect advertisers to a rapidly growing online audience.If you already have a website in Malay, follow the steps below to start earning money with relevant ads on your website. If you were already thinking of creating a website in Malay, now you have one more…
 
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    News announcements

  • Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer

    Google Blogs
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) -- Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Ruth Porat, currently Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, will join its management team as CFO.Ruth joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 and has played several key roles at the company, including Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group and and co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Throughout the financial crisis, Ruth led the Morgan Stanley teams advising the U.S. Treasury on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the New York Federal Reserve Bank on AIG.
  • Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books

    Google Blogs
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 5, 2014 – A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and efficiently about rights in their works.Further terms of the agreement are confidential. The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010,…
  • Google Appoints Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors

    Google Blogs
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – JULY 15, 2014 — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced it has appointed Alan Mulally to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the automotive and aviation industries, Mulally will serve on Google’s Audit Committee. His appointment was effective July 9, 2014.“Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!”“I am honored to serve on the board of a global iconic company that is dedicated to enhancing our…
  • Google Launches Made with Code

    Google Blogs
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, National Center for Women & Information Technology, MIT Media Lab, TechCrunch, and Seventeen Join Efforts to Inspire Girls to CodeMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 19, 2014 – Today, Google is joining with supporters, including Chelsea Clinton, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Seventeen and TechCrunch, to kick off Made with Code. The initiative will aim to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream…
  • Google announces Calico, a new company focused on health and well-being

    Google Blogs
    18 Sep 2013 | 9:00 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives. It’s impossible to imagine…
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    Google Public Policy Blog

  • Spectrum Sharing: The Next Generation

    Google Public Policy Blog
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    As a child, my sisters and I loved when our father let us use his CB radio. We memorized the code of conduct: Rule #1 - be respectful, listen before speaking and don’t hog the channel. And we had humorous “handles” long before Twitter. CB radios gave me and my family a way to communicate over short distances, and we didn’t need a license for use of the radio waves. Flash forward to today. We’ve come a long way from CB radios, and we all have more and more devices in our homes and offices connected to Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, the airwaves allocated for this purpose have become…
  • Really, Rupert?

    Google Public Policy Blog
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Last year Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, accused Google of creating a "less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society." Given the tone of some of your publications, that made quite a few people chuckle.This week you were at it again.  One of your newspapers, The Wall Street Journal, accused Google of wielding undue political influence.  BlimeyMore seriously, given the inaccuracies that have been published, we wanted to give our side of the story. Here goes.Wall Street Journal:The findings [from the Bureau of Competition] stand in contrast to the conclusion of the…
  • Congress Must Reform Our Surveillance Laws

    Google Public Policy Blog
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    At the end of May, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act is set to expire. Section 215 is one of the legal authorities relied upon by the U.S. government to conduct surveillance through the bulk collection of communications metadata.Earlier today, we joined other companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, civil society groups, and trade associations in a letter that underscores the essential elements of any surveillance reform legislation. These elements include ending the bulk collection of communications metadata under various legal authorities, and establishing transparency…
  • A Small Rule Change That Could Give the U.S. Government Sweeping New Warrant Power

    Google Public Policy Blog
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Posted by Richard Salgado, Legal Director, Law Enforcement and Information SecurityAt the request of the Department of Justice, a little-known body -- the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure -- is proposing a significant change to procedural rules that could have profound implications for the privacy rights and security interests of everyone who uses the Internet.  Last week, Google filed comments opposing this change.It starts with the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41, an arcane but important procedural rule on the issuance of search warrants.  Today, Rule 41…
  • The Impacts of Data Localization on Cybersecurity

    Google Public Policy Blog
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Earlier this week, Leviathan Security released their latest piece of research, called the Value of Cloud Security. This research takes a close look at cloud infrastructure security and how it's impacted by forced data localization. Google commissioned the study and discussed the results with Leviathan, but Leviathan alone is responsible for the analysis and conclusions. When companies take advantage of cloud services, they get more secure systems as a result. Many countries, however, have proposed laws requiring that companies keep the data of that country’s users within national borders.
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    Google Earth Blog

  • Historical Imagery and the Ocean Floor

    Timothy Whitehead
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    An interesting aspect of the ‘historical imagery’ feature in Google Earth is that when you turn it on Google Earth displays a different dataset for the ocean floor. Based on the copyright information, it appears the ‘historical imagery’ ocean floor is based on data from NASA, whereas the ocean floor seen in the default view is a combination of data from Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA and GEBCO. The NASA supplied data as seen in ‘historical imagery’ The default view with data from a variety of sources It is interesting how whole underwater mountains are…
  • Chrome now making it harder to use the Google Earth plugin

    Timothy Whitehead
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    In June last year the Google Chrome team announced that they would be ending support for NPAPI based plugins by September 2014. NPAPI is an ageing technology used by, most notably, Java, Silverlight and the Google Earth plugin. It is being dropped largely because it is considered a potential security risk. In September Google released a 64-bit version of Google Chrome that did not include support for the Google Earth plugin or other NPAPI based plugins. However, the 32-bit version still supported it and has continued to support it. Over time, however, Chrome has been making it increasingly…
  • Frequency of new satellite imagery in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    When looking around Google Earth in historical imagery, we have noticed an interesting trend with regards to the frequency of satellite imagery updates. It seems that Europe and the USA get significantly less satellite imagery than much of the rest of the world. Although much of the less populated world has rather poor and infrequent coverage, some population centres seem to get very frequent updates. Here in Cape Town we have recently been getting several updates per month. We were recently looking at an area near Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it has no less than 12…
  • Hyundai creates message to space

    Timothy Whitehead
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:07 am
    As part of an advertising campaign for the Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai have used the cars to write a message from a girl called Stephanie to her father who works on the International Space Station. The message was created on January 18th, 2015 and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest tire track image. The image is not yet in Google Earth, so we have created an image overlay based on a screen shot from the YouTube video. We had a look at the location in the Landsat imagery, but the sand is so bright it is not possible to see whether the writing is still there. Let’s hope…
  • Google Maps Mania turns 10

    Timothy Whitehead
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    If you are as interested in maps as we are, then you probably already know and follow Google Maps Mania. Yesterday, April 13th, they turned 10! Happy Birthday! They were initially focused on Google Maps, but back then there weren’t that many other on-line maps available. Now, however, there is an extraordinary variety of maps out there. To give you a taste, just in the last few weeks they have covered: Digital versions of medieval maps Maps of the human body and DNA A satellite map of Antarctica Maps of noise Maps of the TV series / books ‘A Game of Thrones’ And much more.
 
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    Real Estate Made Simple

  • What To Look Out For When Selling UK Property From Abroad

    Henry Mccarthy
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    For the past couple of years, a lot of expats have asked me for help on how to dispose of their houses under private renting here in the UK. Most of these expats left the country for jobs abroad and had every intention to return once their contract expires, so what they do is turn their homes into private renting proeprties until they return. However, as they get accustomed and comfortable with the new country they’re living in, they decide to extend their stay and finally let go of their house in here. Many expats, like my clients, ask the help of investors or estate agents to take…
  • Real Estate Tax For Newbies

    Henry Mccarthy
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    First of all, there many kinds of taxes, but the tax specifically paid by sellers for houses for sale is called Capital Gains Tax. Sellers are imposed this tax when they make a profit or “gain” out of the sale of real estate that is not their main residence such as land, inherited real estate, buy to let, and business or commercial properties. So how do you know how much capital gains tax you’re going to pay the taxman? Usually, the gain is the difference between the amount of what you paid for the property for sale and the amount you received from the seller when you sold it. For…
  • First-Time Home Buyers In London Get Shut Out Of New Mortgages

    Henry Mccarthy
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    First-time buyers, who are a big part of 2014’s mortgage boom, are slowly “disappearing” by the droves in the capital’s mortgage market. The Council of Mortgage Lenders issued a new report claiming that the number of young couples, families, and professionals applying for a home loan on the Greater London area has dropped for the first-time from October to December of last year. Figures showed that 12,000 loans with a value of £2.9 billion were taken out in that period. This may seem a huge number for regular folks right us, but compared to the performance of home loans in…
  • An Expat’s Guide To Being An Absentee Landlord

    Henry Mccarthy
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    A buddy of mine recently left UK for a high-paying job in Singapore. Don’t get me wrong. He’s very excited about his new adventure on the other side of the earth, but he had a hard time deciding if he’s going to sell his house or let his house go into private renting while he’s away. If you’re in the same position, better drop everything that you’re doing and read on for the solution. Think Ahead! Overseas work is not always permanent. If the contract you signed would end in a matter of months or years, it’s better to be renting out your private home…
  • What To Expect When You’re Selling

    Henry Mccarthy
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    1) Secure an Energy Performance Certificate for your property Since January 9, 2013, all advertisements concerning real estate properties in the UK are required to show an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC rating. This new rule covers ads posted on newspapers, magazines, and even online. So what’s an EPC rating? An EPC is issued by an accredited energy assessor and it shows the rating of a property’s energy efficiency. Efficiency is measured from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G the least. There are pros and cons when you sell with or without the help of a real estate…
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    Google LatLong

  • Myth or monster? Explore Loch Ness with Street View

    Lat Long
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Like the world’s best legends, the Loch Ness Monster transcends the everyday and exists at the edges of possibility. It rises above the sightings and the hoaxes; the claims and counter-claims; the tourism, the nationalism—and even the assassination plots. It lives in the telling of stories. Whether or not you believe, most people hold a romanticized vision of the creature that, legend has it, plumbs the depths of the Loch. Affectionately known as “Nessie,” she exists in folklore, dances in childrens’ imaginations, and seeps into our society and teachings, inspiring everything from…
  • A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps

    Lat Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Over the years, we’ve updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous landmark...we’ve worked hard to give people the best possible experience of the world around them. And today we’re introducing our most ambitious update yet: PAC-Maps. With local place information and Street View, it’s easier than ever before to find where you’re going but there’s never been anything to let you know where…
  • Drift dreamily down the Danube

    Lat Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Since growing up near Ulm, Germany, close to where the Danube begins its epic journey from The Black Forest southeast to the Black Sea, I’ve been captivated by the majesty of the river we knew as Donau. The Danube has woven countries and cultures together for thousands of years; it has been a catalyst for economic development, a pathway for migration, and an inspiration for works of art and classical musicStarting today, you can cruise this international waterway with Street View in Google Maps, sailing through six countries, three capitals, and enjoying many arresting landscapes along the…
  • From sea to shining sea: A Street View tour of the U.S.

    Lat Long
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Street View in Google Maps can take you on virtual journeys to far-off lands and exotic placesBut sometimes adventure is waiting for you right in your own backyard. For Americans looking to learn more about their country, you can now explore some new scenic and interesting places here in the U.S., thanks to new imagery collected through the Trekker Loan ProgramToday some of Michigan’s most beautiful places have come to Google Maps, collected in partnership with Pure Michigan. Visit the historic, family-owned Grand Hotel, or enjoy the view over Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National…
  • Zoom with a view: Visit India’s stunning monuments online

    Lat Long
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:33 am
    (Cross-posted from the Google Asia Pacific Blog and Google India Blog)Since last year, we’ve partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and other institutions to bring a comprehensive range of India’s heritage sites online, including national icons like the Taj Mahal, Safdarjung Tomb, and the Ellora Caves. Starting today, history lovers and online explorers alike can now find new panoramic views of 31 Indian archaeological sites and monuments on Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute. Here’s a virtual walk through of some of these stunning monuments, made…
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    Pocket-lint

  • Ikea thinks in 2025 we'll be cooking on tables that project recipes and more

    Elyse Betters
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Ikea dreamed up a concept kitchen for this year's Milan design week, giving the world a look at how Ikea products - combined with realistic technology - could revolutionise how we cook up dinner in 2025. Ikea put the concept, called Ikea Temporary, on...
  • BB-8 droid: Sphero is making the official Star Wars toy, but you can make one now

    Elyse Betters
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Ever since Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the new BB-8 droid during the Star Wars Celebration annual convention last week, fans of George Lucas' epic space saga have been clamoring to get their hands on it, with at least one person even creating a rough...
  • Windows 10: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

    Elyse Betters
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Windows 8.1 launched at the end of 2013, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's Windows team immediately went on holiday. On the contrary, it started working on the next major release. The next major release is called Windows 10 and will be a free upgrade...
  • Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus release date, rumours, and everything you need to know

    Elyse Betters
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    It's already been a while since Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so that means it's time to look toward the future and speculate about what the company might have in store for the next iPhone. Will the next-generation iPhone be called iPhone...
  • OnePlus 2: What's the story so far?

    Elyse Betters
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus One is finally available without an invite. OnePlus is successfully making a name for itself as a manufacturer of high-end smartphones with affordable price tags, even if its devices are scarcely accessible. The...
 
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    Inside AdWords

  • New and refreshed reporting tools

    Rob Newton
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Spring is here, and it’s a great time to set your sights on creating new marketing goals and ensuring that your campaigns are set up for success. You now have access to new and improved reporting tools that will help you identify opportunities in your account, track the right metrics, and find deeper insights that might help you improve performance.Read on to find out how you can put these tools to work in your campaigns this year.Campaign details reports provide a faster, easier way to see which features and settings are enabled in each of your campaigns.Custom Columns let you create and…
  • Ads Take a Step Towards “HTTPS Everywhere”

    Rob Newton
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Since 2008 we’ve been working to make sure all of our services use strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means people using products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Drive will automatically have an encrypted connection to Google. In addition to providing a secure connection on our own products, we’ve been big proponents of the idea of “HTTPS Everywhere,” encouraging webmasters to prevent and fix security breaches on their sites, and using HTTPS as a signal in our search ranking algorithm.This year, we’re working to bring this “HTTPS Everywhere” mission to our ads products as…
  • Easier reporting for multiple campaign types

    Rob Newton
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out three new features to help multi-channel advertisers more easily manage their reporting and find the insights that matter most to them.For advertisers with multiple types of campaigns and advertising goals, reporting can be a tedious and time-consuming task. For example, to report on specific goals related to your Search, Display or Shopping Network campaigns, you may find yourself filtering for your campaign type, and re-adjusting your columns several times to view the information you need.With these three new reporting features, you’ll now…
  • Join us as we announce the latest AdWords innovations on May 5th

    Rob Newton
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Mobile has forever changed the ways people engage with the world around them -- from the way we shop to the way we communicate. In fact, 91% of smartphone users now turn to their phones for ideas while right in the middle of a task1 -- like picking out new running shoes or looking up a chocolate cake recipe. Because we can be online anywhere at any time, we count on information being immediately available and relevant. This expectation has changed how people make decisions and has created tremendous opportunities for marketers.To meet the heightened expectations of today’s consumers,…
  • Store visits insights gain momentum - more businesses are measuring the impact that online ads have on offline activities

    Rob Newton
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Constant connectivity has forever changed the way people live and shop, giving rise to new consumer paths and blurring the lines between digital and physical experiences. With a quick search on any device, we can locate nearby businesses or find product availability in a local store in just a matter of seconds. In fact, 88% of US shoppers research online - on phones, tablets and computers - before making an offline purchase.1As consumers’ paths to purchase continue to get more complex, it is more important than ever to understand how various devices, channels and media influence decisions…
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    Google Operating System

  • Google Web History Removes Filters

    Alex Chitu
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Google Web History used to have a sidebar that allowed you to restrict search history to Google Images searches, Google Videos searches, Google AdWords clicks and also to results from Google Maps, Google Shopping, Google Finance, Google Travel, Google Books, Google Blog Search, Google News and Visual Search.Unfortunately, the sidebar is no longer available. Activity stats are still placed at the top of the page, above the list of searches.Here's a screenshot from 2012 that shows the old sidebar. This article has a more recent screenshot.
  • Export Google Search History

    Alex Chitu
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    I've mentioned last year that Google tested a download feature for search history. It looks like this feature is available for everyone. Just go to Google Web History, click the gear button and select "Download"."You can download all of your saved search history to see a list of the terms you've searched for. This gives you access to your data when and where you want," informs Google. "When you download your past searches, a copy of your history will be saved securely to the Takeout folder in Google Drive. You can download the files to your computer if you want a copy on your computer."Google…
  • Chrome 42 Brings Better Integration With iOS 8

    Alex Chitu
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Chrome 42 for iOS brought a lot of new features. Some of them use the APIs introduced in iOS 8, while others make it easy to use Apple's bigger phones.You can now reload a page, open a new tab or close a tab with one swipe. Go to the top of a page, pull down and you'll see three buttons: a reload button (pull straight down), a plus button for opening a new tab (pull down and left) and a button that closes the current tab (pull down and right).Chrome for iOS 8 now has support for the Today View. You can open a new tab, use voice search or open copied links. For example, you can copy a link…
  • Breadcrumbs in Google Mobile Search

    Alex Chitu
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    Google's mobile search site replaced URLs for search results with breadcrumbs that reflect the structure of the URL. "To help mobile searchers understand your website better when we show it in the mobile search results, today we're updating the algorithms that display URLs in the search results to better reflect the names of websites, using the real-world name of the site instead of the domain name, and the URL structure of the sites in a breadcrumbs-like format," informs Google.For example, instead of URLs like www.google.com/about/company/history, you'll see something like this: Google >…
  • Export Classic Custom Maps

    Alex Chitu
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The old My Maps is no longer available, even if you use the classic Google Maps interface. Your custom maps were upgraded to the new My Maps, which has more advanced features.You can still download the original KML files for your custom maps until June 1st, just in case they weren't properly converted. To export a map, go to My Maps, click "open a map", pick the map you want to export and click "Download classic My Maps data" in the settings menu. If this feature is not available, then the map was created using the new My Maps. There's also an option to "export to KML", which downloads the…
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    Google Directions

  • Google to Shut Down the Old Version of Google Maps Completely

    Richard
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Last year, in February 2014, Google released a new version of Google Maps that officially replaced the old version after being in beta for over 9 months. However, the old version was still available for users who were using old browsers that didn’t support the brand new version of Google Maps. Now Google has decided […]
  • Heads Up Job Seekers MapQuest is Hiring

    Richard
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    If you’re looking for a great job opportunity that pays well and you also want to work in a startup-like environment that already has a strong brand, then you might want check out MapQuest’s current job openings. MapQuest is one of the top online properties in the world, it has nearly 40 million monthly unique […]
  • How to Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps

    Richard
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    How about playing one of your favorite arcade games in the streets of your favorite cities around the world? Well, thanks to Google Maps that is now possible. As an April Fools’ Day prank Google released the classic arcade game “Pac-Man” for Google Maps, which means that you can now try to avoid Blinky, Pinky, […]
  • Google Maps Introduces My Maps for Android

    Richard
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Google Maps released a new feature for Android called My Maps that allows users to create custom maps of any area. You can use My Maps to create and edit custom maps by marking locations, creating layers with different kinds of content, styling your content with colors and line widths, drawing lines or shapes, importing […]
  • Google Maps iPhone App Update Adds New Features That You’ll Love

    Richard
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    The Google Maps development team doesn’t take a break, they’ve been working hard non stop to make their incredibly popular Google Maps app for iOS even better than it already is. With the relaunch of Nokia Here Maps, and other interesting map apps constantly hitting the App Store, they know they’ve got some strong competition […]
 
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    Google Today

  • Gmail All Inboxes

    Wes
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    In Gmail All Inboxes combined Google’s Gmail app has now combined all inboxes into one.   Where this might seem like a commonplace change it comes as a long awaited feature. Now rather than having to select-through each inbox, individually, you can see them all at once. If however you’re a Google Inbox user, you may or may not feel left out as this change is merely for the users of the Gmail app.  But then not so many people have more than just two accounts.   It is common enough now that many may have both a work and personal account and this inbox combo feature will allow you…
  • Google PacMan (April Fools Day)

    Wes
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
      April Fools Day – Google PacMan Just when you thought you’d make it through the end of March with out incident, April Fools Day happens.  Google has always contributed to this odd holiday and this year is no different.  The latest prank / joke is where Google Maps becomes a tribute to PacMan.  How to Play Go to Google Maps (http://maps.google.com) and mouse-over the Pacman image in the lower left-hand corner of the frame.  Once you’re ready, click this and the map will change to a Pacman layout with Ghosts on one side and Pacman on the other. Remember to save up…
  • Android 5.1 Debuts

    Wes
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Android 5.1 Debuts Google has officially announced Android 5.1.  This is the first update to the Android Lollipop version of the mobile OS. This update hopes to conquer the slew of bugs that came with Android 5.0 while bringing a few upgrades. Device protection appears to be number on on the list in this release.  Now your Android device will stay locked when lost, even if someone else reboots it or resets to factory settings.  You will need to sign in with your Google account to unlock it.  The other major feature is High Definition Audio calling.  No all carrier yet support the…
  • New Google Campus (w/ Video)

    Wes
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:14 pm
    The New Google Campus If you haven’t seen the city in the film Logan’s Run, don’t worry you may soon see it in a redone version at the New Google Campus in Mountain View, California.  The 1976 film reflected the idealism of the time where buildings would meld into the local environment preserving it and working with it. If architects Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels have their way, we may yet see it again. Working with the environment rather than forcing it to work with humanity is the model that appears to be the new standard offered by the two impressive individuals…
  • Google Helpouts Video Service Discontinued

    Wes
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Google Helpouts Shutdown It’s yet another sad day that Google has decided to remove yet another service.  Google Helpouts is being shut down.  Starting on April 20th you will be able to access your Google Helpouts history, but by November 1st the service will be gone. Google Helpouts was a short lived service with the intent offer assistance from knowledgeable people to those who sought help.  The service began in 2013 with individuals whose skill could be transferred via a YouTube interface to give customers live support from anywhere in the world.   Those who had services to offer…
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    9to5Google

  • Sony unveils new ultra-thin 4k TVs w/ Google Cast & Android TV support, new sound bars & receivers w/ Cast

    Chance Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Sony today has taken the wraps off of a handful of new products that will play nicely with Android devices. First off, the company has announced that its 4k Ultra HD televisions with support for Android TV and Google Cast will begin shipping in May. The TVs feature Sony’s X1 processor which lends itself to improved color, brightness, and upscaling. The TVs also feature the X-Reality PRO Picture Engine, which also contributes to improving those factors. The Sony X900C models come in at just 4.7mm thick and will be available later this summer in 55-inch and 65-inch versions.
  • Android Wear might be getting a real Google Maps app and pop up notifications

    Stephen Hall
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Google this morning announced a huge update to its Android Wear wearable operating system, but we’ve noticed a few things that Google might have forgotten to touch on in its release notes. The company has of course confirmed that WiFi support, always-on screen support for apps, and more features that are on the way. But there are other features, including what looks to be an actual Google Maps app and pop-up notifications, that might be coming to Android Wear as well… The first of these looks to have been hidden in plain sight. While getting really excited over the enhancements…
  • YouTube losing support on older devices as Google begins sunsetting Data API v2

    Stephen Hall
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Google announced today that it is beginning the retirement process of YouTube’s Data API v2, and that means that some older devices, including older Apple and Google TV set-top boxes, will no longer be able to access the video streaming site. The change is also going to affect users of older gaming consoles and iOS devices as the deprecated built-in YouTube apps will be unable to access the service… As per the announcement post: If you’re still using the Data API v2, today we’ll start showing a video at the top of your users’ video feeds that will notify them of how they…
  • Samsung announces Galaxy Tab A in two sizes, available for pre-order May 1st

    Mike Beasley
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Samsung has announced the newest addition to its Galaxy Tab lineup, which will ship with two different display size choices at the beginning of next month. The Galaxy Tab A includes a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor; 5 MP and 2 MP cameras on the rear and front, respectively; 16 or 32 GB of storage; and 1.5 GB of RAM. The tablet ships with Android Lollipop, along with Samsung’s proprietary software like Milk Music, and displays everything on a 1024×768 panel. As noted above, the display is available in two different sizes—8.0 inches and 9.7 inches—but both models run at the same…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Kindle Fire HD 7 $79, Seagate hard drives from $118, Canon T3i DSLR (refurb) $336, more

    Stephen Hall
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Amazon Gold Box – Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet from $79 shipped (Reg. $139) Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drives from $118 shipped Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (refurb) w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit $336 shipped (Orig. $599), more Headphones: Audio-Technica QuietPoint over-ears $100 (Reg. $150+), Sennheiser HD 202 on-ears $15 (Reg. $24), more Daily Deals: DJI…
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  • How to root Tengda JK720 in less than an hour

    Joe
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The Tengda JK720 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Tengda back in March this year. The Tengda JK720 sports a decent 5″ qHD display powered by a 8-cores 1.7GHz chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 2,000mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Disclaimer : During the process of rooting, there is always a risk for you to brick your Android device. So if you choose to root your device, you are doing it…
  • How to root Cubot S350 in less than an hour

    Marc
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    The Cubot S350 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Cubot back in January this year. The Cubot S350 rocks a decent 5.5″ HD display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 2,350mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Cubot S350 rather easily using the vroot program. In the following tutorial, i will be guiding you guys on how…
  • How to root Tengda Z6 in less than an hour

    Joe
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Tengda Z6 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Tengda back in January this year. The Tengda Z6 rocks a decent 5.5″ qHD display powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core chipset along with 512MB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1,800 mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Tengda Z6 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Tengda…
  • How to root Doogee Ibiza F2 in less than an hour

    Joe
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    The Doogee Ibiza F2 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Doogee back in February this year. The Doogee Ibiza F2 rocks a decent 5″ qHD display powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2,500mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Doogee Ibiza F2 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to…
  • How to root Tengda Z5 in less than an hour

    Joe
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    The Tengda Z5 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Tengda back in February this year. The Tengda Z5 rocks a decent 4.5″ qHD display powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core chipset along with 256MB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 2GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2,000mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Tengda Z5 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to…
 
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  • Create Blogger mostComment Widget #1

    Nurdin BM.
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    One of the facilities provided by the feed bloggers are taking the data with sorting index number of comments. Not difficult to apply in your blogger widget. Well in this article we will explain in detail How to Create mostComment Widget independently.Read more »
  • Selling Space for Advertisement

    Nurdin BM.
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    If you have a website or a blog and want to use it as another source of your income, then you can find yourself lots of different ways to get the money you want. Selling space in your web or blog for advertisement is one thing that you can try. You may notice that there are many blank spaces on your web or blog that you don’t have any idea what to do it. Read more »
  • Things to Avoid by AdSense Publisher

    Nurdin BM.
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Using Google AdSense is one of the best things that people can do to increase their traffic by creating high visibility over the internet. There are many people who get success by using AdSense and that is why there are more and more people try to use this strategy to bring them on the path to their success. What people sometimes forget is that AdSense is a tool that can bring them to success only if they use it wisely.How can people use it wisely? People will be able to use it wisely if they avoid common mistakes that happen most of the time. Read more »
  • Things that Can Lead People to be Banned from AdSense

    Nurdin BM.
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    Many webmaster use Google AdSense to leverage their visibility in the internet, thus bringing more traffic to their site and in the end increasing their profit. AdSense has become the tool that helps people reach the success they always dream of and yet, there is always the case when someone gets banned from using AdSense. Read more »
  • Increase Google AdSense Revenue with Quality and Long Articles

    Nurdin BM.
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    Getting high Google AdSense revenue is one thing that most AdSense user wants. There are many things that people can do to get that and using quality articles and the one with proper amount of word is one of them. Quality article is one of the most important key in any SEO strategy and this is also work for AdSense. People will get attracted by quality content and it will help to generate more traffic as well.Read more »
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  • Oppo Joy Plus launched at Rs 6,990

    Chirag Kwatra
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Oppo Joy Plus launched at Rs 6,990 in India. Chinese mobile maker company Oppo’s new smartphone bring out with Oppo Mirror 3 and Oppo R5 in awesome features and pretty look. The Joy Plus comes in a white colour with a Gold Frame. The Joy Plus smartphone features a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels which comes to around 234 pixels per inch. It has a MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 1 GB RAM and 4GB ROM which is expandable upto 32 GB with a microSD card. The Oppo Joy Plus’ camera is quite disappointing as it has only a 3 megapixel rear camera and 0.3…
  • LG G4 coming on 28 April

    Chirag Kwatra
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    LG G4 coming on 28 April, LG G4 to launch on 28 April, rumoured to have Snapdragon 808 SoC. As recently LG G4’s image leaked online and its announced date also coming soon, according to a teaser put out by the company and it will have a QHD IPS display which LG claims will leave the competition far behind. While the QHD screen sounds fine, there have been other leaks around what the LG G4 will come equipped with. According to leaks on Twitter, the LG G4 will have a Snapdragon 808 SoC and a picture of the LG G4 benchmarks was leaked on the social media site. You can check out the…
  • iBall andi 5f infinito launched at Rs. 7999

    Chirag Kwatra
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    iBall andi 5f infinito launched at Rs. 7999. iBall launches new andi 5f infinito smartphone in India with 4000mAh Battery (which is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks) backup and awesome 8MP Camera quality. Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director, iBall said, “At iBall we have always catered to the needs of our consumers and iBall Andi 5F Infinito is one such offering. iBall andi 5f infinito Android phone featuring a mammoth 4000 mAh battery, a 5-inch (540×960 pixels) qHD IPS display and a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7…
  • Lenovo A6000 Plus available at Rs 7,499

    Chirag Kwatra
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    Lenovo A6000 Plus available at Rs 7,499, finally Lenovo A6000 Plus (full reviews) 4G budget smartphone unveiled in India to buy. The smartphone surprise launch that took place at the recent flash sale of the A7000 in Flipkart’s Bangalore office. The A6000 Plus, the smartphone is priced at Rs 7,499 and will be exclusively available on Flipkart. Registrations on Flipkart are already open; the first flash sale is scheduled for April 28 at 2pm. Lenovo A6000 Plus is priced quite close to the company’s newly-launched A7000 phablet, which also has similar features. Both smartphones…
  • Lenovo A6000 Plus unveiled in India

    Chirag Kwatra
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    Lenovo A6000 Plus unveiled in India. After launch Lenovo A7000 company soon arriving the new Lenovo A6000 Plus smartphone. The smartphone surprise launch that took place at the recent flash sale of the A7000 in Flipkart’s Bangalore office. The official price of the smartphone hasn’t been announced, though it’s unlikely to ask for much more than Rs 6999 which happens to be the cost of its 3G variant. If you’re thinking of upgrading from the Lenovo A6000 to the newer one, you might want to reconsider that plan since the latter isn’t vastly different. The RAM has been doubled from…
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  • Interview with Foxhole Games, Developer of Blokshot Revolution

    Patrick Garde
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    After reviewing Blokshot Revolution, we wanted to get to know the game developer behind the iOS game. Hence, we decided to interview the team of Foxhole Games composed of Steve Bristow (@stuka1919), Tim Jones, and Tom Rigby. We had a chance to discuss their history, a typical day for them, challenges as an indie developer, game engines they use, long-term goals, and their future. From left to right: Tim Jones, Steve Bristow, Tom Rigby.   Hi! Could you share a bit of your background? Steve: My name is Steve Bristow. I started out at Eidos shortly before the arrival of the first…
  • Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Review

    Patrick Garde
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions is a perfect example of when a movie (or TV show, in this case) shouldn’t be made into a game. I’m not saying that there are no good examples of when this works, Star Wars Battlefront and Republic Commando are my two favorite games, ever. However, Star Wars Rebels is a phenomenal show while the game based on it, aside from a pretty legitimate intro cut scene, is just okay. It is a simple side-scroller that may be considered ordinary. Obviously, its target audience is aimed at young ones. It’s just unfortunate that it lacks creativity. Star Wars…
  • Fast & Furious: Legacy Review

    Patrick Garde
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Fast & Furious: Legacy is a beautiful game for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android from Kabam that’s based on the popular movie franchise, The Fast and the Furious. Just like the other free-to-play racing games, it is divided into different segments which might test your patience. Nevertheless, this movie tie-in video game is decent enough to play. In Fast & Furious: Legacy, I began as a “driver” in Tokyo, and I was being chased by a couple of relentless police officer. Sadly, I wasn’t actually driving. In the first of the four game modes, Street Race, you simply move your vehicle…
  • Silly Sausage in Meat Land Review

    Patrick Garde
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Silly Sausage in Meat Land has a fun and unique game mechanic. This free-to-play game for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android from Nitrome provides an enjoyable gameplay experience although the freemium elements may bother some. Silly Sausage in Meat Land is an iPhone game about a dog named, you guessed it, Silly Sausage. Silly Sausage must travel through Meat Land, which has surprisingly little meat in it, collecting gems. Due to the title, I wondered why our canine companion wasn’t scooping up meat products, but gems fits the greedy payment model. Silly Sausage traverses the…
  • Mr Jump Review

    Patrick Garde
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Mr Jump is a small game with a big heart, and even bigger jumps. From 1Button SARL comes the undeniably simple, and yet incredibly frustrating, Mr Jump. This iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) game puts the players in the hands of a blocky man as he jumps across different environments, attempting to reach an end point. Beside a couple of advertisements, everything this iPhone game has, from its art direction to the gameplay, is flawless. Mr Jump is similar to just about every endless running game out there, except that each stage has an end, and each stage is very different from one another.
 
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