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  • Impressões sobre o Moto E, da Motorola

    Google Discovery
    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…
  • Smartbox by Inbox: the mailbox of tomorrow, today

    The Official Google Blog
    Google Blogs
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Mail is a wondrous thing. From the early days of the homing pigeon to the herculean efforts of the Pony Express, mail has connected us for generations. The advent of email brought the world even closer together. And yet, despite this leap forward, physical mail still just sits there. In a box. All day. So today we’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind:Smartbox is currently in field trial—stuck in the ground, in a field—for Inbox by Gmail customers. If you’re not yet using Inbox, simply…
  • Helping users fill out online forms

    Google Webmaster Central Blog
    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…
  • Product ratings on Google Shopping now help shoppers in the UK, France and Germany make decisions

    Google Commerce
    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,…
  • Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer

    News announcements
    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.
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    Google Discovery

  • 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.
  • Motorola lança Moto G com 4G por R$ 899

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    A fabricante Motorola lançou nesta quinta-feira (29) o Novo Moto G com conexão móvel 4G pelo preço de R$ 899. O celular vem com tela de cinco polegadas, 16 GB de memória interna e sistema Android 5.0 Lollipop. A primeira versão aparelho foi lançado no segundo semestre de 2013 e seu sucessor chegou no ano passado. Seu processador é um quadcore Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400. O Moto G também tem uma câmera traseira de 8 Megapixels que grava vídeo em 720p, além de um modelo frontal de 2 Megapixels para selfies. O aparelho tem uma entrada de cartão MicroSD para memória expansível de…
  • Impressões sobre o tablet Qbex TX320i, baratinho da Intel

    Pedro Zambarda de Araújo
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    O Qbex TX320i é um tablet barato com processador Intel 7. É realmente um aparelho acessível, numa faixa de preço entre R$ 290 e R$ 400. Será que vale a pena ter um gadget móvel deste naipe? Testamos o tablet e contamos para você quais são as nossas impressões. A tela tem uma resolução fraca Esqueça alta definição por este preço, porque o display é de 1024 x 600 pixels. Isso gera uma visualização difícil e com pouca nitidez. A tela é capacitiva e sensível a cinco pontos, mas não tem um desempenho que você espera em tablets da série Galaxy da Samsung, por exemplo. O…
  • Motorola lança wearable Moto Hint no Brasil

    Renê Fraga
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    A Motorola anunciou a chegada do wearable Moto Hint no Brasil – um fone de ouvido Bluetooth com um design diferenciado, extremamente confortável e leve, que se encaixa perfeitamente no ouvido. O acessório, que chega na cor cinza, permite atender chamadas ou ainda ditar uma mensagem de texto, mesmo com as mãos ocupadas. Com o Moto Hint é possível executar comandos no smartphone apenas por meio da voz. Pareado com o Moto X ou com o Moto Maxx, é possível fazer perguntas como “qual é a previsão do tempo para hoje?” ou ainda receber instruções detalhadas de navegação, tudo…
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Smartbox by Inbox: the mailbox of tomorrow, today

    Google Blogs
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Mail is a wondrous thing. From the early days of the homing pigeon to the herculean efforts of the Pony Express, mail has connected us for generations. The advent of email brought the world even closer together. And yet, despite this leap forward, physical mail still just sits there. In a box. All day. So today we’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind:Smartbox is currently in field trial—stuck in the ground, in a field—for Inbox by Gmail customers. If you’re not yet using Inbox, simply…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends March 20-26

    Google Blogs
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Searches for March Madness are still surviving and advancing, but this week brought with it a host of other stories to spur your search questions. Here’s a look at what people were searching for this week: Germanwings Flight 9525On Tuesday, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people who were onboard. In the wake of the tragedy, people around the world have turned to search to learn more about the crash and subsequent investigation. Early searches included questions about Lufthansa, Germanwings’ parent company, and about the type of plane that had crashed;…
  • It's time to put America’s small businesses on the map

    Google Blogs
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you searched for “Dependable Care near Garland, TX” a few months ago, you would have seen a lot of search results—but not the one that mattered to Marieshia Hicks. Marieshia runs Dependable Care Health Service in Garland, and it was her business that was missing. But that all changed last month when she attended a workshop at the Garland Chamber of Commerce called Let’s Put Garland on the Map.The workshop, run by our Get Your Business Online team, showed her how to use Google My Business—a tool that allows business owners to control the info listed about their business on Google…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends March 13-19

    Google Blogs
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Whether you’re glued to the small screen or you’ve got your eyes on the sky this week, search is there to answer your questions. Here’s a look at this week in search:TV goldFOX’s “Empire” has built a kingdom of fans during its first season on the air. This week’s finale not only brought the TV show its highest number of viewers—it also had its largest spike in search interest to date with 200,000+ searches Wednesday night. The two-hour finale delivered a king-sized serving of soap opera-esque surprises, ending in a cliffhanger that had fans eager for more (“When does…
  • Bringing street art to your daily life

    Google Blogs
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    For more than 20 years, New Yorkers and street art lovers worldwide made the pilgrimage to 5Pointz, a building in Long Island City called the "Graffiti Mecca" because of its brightly colored, ever-changing walls. Artists from around the world covered every inch of the 200,000-square foot exterior with more than 350 technicolor murals. But last summer, this building on Davis Street was whitewashed over by developers, then demolished.Street art like that at 5Pointz transforms public spaces into open-air galleries, adding vibrancy to urban landscapes. But using the city as a canvas often means…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • 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…
  • Unblocking resources with Webmaster Tools

    Google Webmaster Central
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Webmasters often use linked images, CSS, and JavaScript files in web pages to make them pretty and functional. If these resources are blocked from crawling, then Googlebot can't use them when it renders those pages for search. Google Webmaster Tools now includes a Blocked Resources Report to help you find and resolve these kinds of issues. This report starts with the names of the hosts from which your site is using blocked resources such as JavaScript, CSS, and images. Clicking on the rows gives you the list of blocked resources and then the pages that embed them, guiding you through the…
  • Easier website development with Web Components and JSON-LD

    Google Webmaster Central
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    JSON-LD is a JSON-based data format that can be used to implement structured data describing content on your site to Google and other search engines. For example, if you have a list of events, cafes, people or more, you can include this data in your pages in a structured way using the schema.org vocabulary embedded in webpages as a JSON-LD snippet. The structured data helps Google understand your pages better and highlight your content in search features, such events in the Knowledge Graph and rich snippets. Web Components are a nascent set of technologies to define custom, reusable user…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • 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…
  • Dimensional weight support in Google Merchant Center lets you specify more accurate shipping rates

    Commerce Blog
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    When shoppers search for the best deals online, they want to know the full cost of an item -- including the cost of shipping. In fact, we’ve seen that unexpected shipping costs are a common reason for users abandoning their online shopping purchases. That’s why we’ve been focused on making it even easier for you to showcase the right shipping cost to online shoppers, when they’re ready to buy.Carrier-calculated rates in Google Merchant Center are an easy and convenient way to set up accurate shipping rates if you use one of the supported carriers. In the US, several major carriers…
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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

  • Open Google Maps from your iOS app

    Gary Lewis
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Originally posted on the Google Geo Developers BlogPosted by Todd Kerpelman, Developer AdvocateIf you're an iOS developer, you're probably aware that you have the ability to open some apps directly by taking advantage of their custom URL schemes. (And if you're not aware of that fact, I have an excellent set of videos to recommend to you!)Of course, we wouldn't be telling you all of this on the Google Geo Developers blog if it weren't for the fact that you can also use the comgooglemaps:// custom URL scheme to open up a map, Street View, or direction request directly in Google Maps on iOS.
  • 2015 is The Year of Your Launch

    Gary Lewis
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Posted by Amir Shevat, Google Developers Launchpad Program Manager With new events, improved courses and an expanded mentorship network - Startup Launch is now Google Developers Launchpad. We’re changing our program name to emphasize how you can use our resources as a launch pad to scale and monetize your app business. Read on to learn about our upcoming events and how you can apply to participate. Events: Launchpad Week goes globalLaunchpad Week, Launchpad’s weeklong in-person bootcamp for early-stage apps, continues to expand, with new 2015 programs planned in Munich, Mexico City,…
  • Reminder to migrate to OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect

    Gary Lewis
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Posted by William Denniss, Product Manager, Identity and Authentication Over the past few years, we’ve publicized that ClientLogin, OAuth 1.0 (3LO)1, AuthSub, and OpenID 2.0 were deprecated and would shut down on April 20, 2015. We’re moving away from these older protocols in order to focus support on the latest Internet standards, OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect, which increase security and reduce complexity for developers. The easiest way to migrate to these new standards is to use the Google Sign-in SDKs (see the migration documentation). Google Sign-in is built on top of our OAuth 2.0…
  • Publishing Google Docs add-ons for domain-wide installation

    Gary Lewis
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Since we introduced add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms last year, our developer partners have brought a world of new features to millions of users. Still, administrators for Google Apps domains (and developers!) kept asking for two things:Installing and pre-authorizing of an add-on for every user in a domain or group. Starting today, admins can do just that, if the add-on's developer has published the add-on for domain-wide installation. This automatically creates a listing for the add-on in the Google Apps Marketplace.Installing some approved add-ons while restricting users from…
  • Google Summer of Code now open for student applications

    Gary Lewis
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Posted by Carol Smith, Google Open Source team Originally posted to the Google Open Source blog If you’re a university student looking to earn real-world experience this summer, consider writing code for a cool open source project with the Google Summer of Code program. Students who are accepted into the program will put the skills they have learned in university to good use by working on an actual software project over the summer. Students receive a stipend and are paired with mentors to help address technical questions and concerns throughout the course of the project. With the knowledge…
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • 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…
  • When did you last build a robot?

    Johnny Luu
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    It's one thing to watch a robot being built. It's quite another to see it being built by a team of fourteen year olds.Last week, Sydney Olympic Park played host to a sports event like no other - the FIRST regional robotics competition. Google has long supported FIRST and, together with Macquarie University, we were really pleased to help bring this competition to AustraliaOver 1,000 students from Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea and the US competed to build robots that could finish a number of different challenges. This included teams from schools all over Australia, like…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Grow your traffic and revenue with the Long-term Revenue Framework

    John A.Smith
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    We hear from publishers around the world that they are looking to grow their site traffic and increase revenue. To help you accomplish these goals, we'd like to share the Long-term Revenue Framework—a tool often used by our AdSense optimization experts.The Long-term Revenue Framework below is a simple, but powerful framework to help you understand the four levers that can help you to grow your site. With this framework, consider your site optimization efforts in terms of the four levers outlined below. At the highest level, to help grow your site's revenue, try focusing on attracting more…
  • Google Search results just became more mobile-friendly

    John A.Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    (Originally posted on the Webmaster Central Blog)As more people use mobile devices to access the Internet, Google Search has adapted its algorithms to help users find mobile-friendly web pages and apps. Recently, Google Search has made it even easier for users to discover multi-screen content with two important changes:1. More mobile-friendly websites in search resultsStarting April 21, Google Search will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in Google Search…
  • Introducing the new AdSense Revenue profile

    John A.Smith
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Starting today, a new Revenue profile report will be available in your AdSense account. Currently, AdSense reporting shows you an average of your ad request RPM. This new report will help you understand the value of your top performing ad requests in more detail.The AdSense ad auction handles billions of ad requests each day, channeling demand from AdWords advertisers and Google certified ad networks (via the DoubleClick Ad Exchange) to our publishers. This real-time digital ad marketplace works to serve high paying ads on your site. Now, you will be able to see the performance of these…
  • Google Consumer Surveys: An additional way to monetize your site

    John A.Smith
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    Google Consumer Surveys is a great way for publishers to create an additional revenue stream for their content. When a user visits your site, they will have the option to answer a few survey questions in exchange for access to content. Each time a site visitor answers a survey question, you will earn $.05. Check out how Times Publishing Company generated incremental revenue with Google Consumer Surveys.Example of Google Consumer Surveys on a news pageHighlights of Google Consumer Surveys include:Earn $0.05 or local equivalent for each answered questionEasy to implementYou decide where and how…
  • Love is all around: 8 tips romantic movies can teach us about content strategy (Part 4 of 4)

    John A.Smith
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Welcome to the last part of our Valentine’s Day blog series. Today, we’ll explore what eight of the most loved romantic movies of the last few years can teach us about content strategy.Romantic movies are always a popular choice for Valentine's Day. In the spirit of this special day, we watched some classic romantic movies (for research, of course) to see what they can teach us about content strategy.Here’s the top tips we found:1. P.S. I Love You - Have a single common goalGerry and his series of letters were designed to encourage Holly to move forward to a new life. Similarly, when…
 
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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

  • 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.
  • Apply for a 2015 North America Google Policy Fellowship

    Google Public Policy Blog
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Last summer, students from all over the US and Canada gathered to explore pressing questions at the intersection of technology and policy. Whether working on data security standards at the National Consumers League or innovation economy issues at the R Street Institute, students gained hands-on experience tackling critical technology policy questions.2015 is just beginning, but these issues show no signs of slowing down. We’re excited to announce the 8th annual Google Policy Fellowship, which connects students interested in emerging technology policy issues with leading nonprofits, think…
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    Google Earth Blog

  • The best of Google Earth for March 2015

    Timothy Whitehead
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Google continued to roll out 3D imagery this month with around 68 new or expanded areas found in March including the addition of a new country, Croatia. We had a closer look at the Niagara Falls imagery and also had some fun with KML areas showing the rate of progress Google is making with 3D imagery. Google has continued to push out new satellite and aerial imagery and it published a map for the updates in February. There is also imagery in Google Earth captured in March as you can see from the comments in that post (thanks to GEB reader ‘AC’ for letting us know). We hope that…
  • The Blue Marble

    Timothy Whitehead
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    On Friday we looked at a view of the earth at night created by NASA. Today we are looking at another map created by NASA called Blue Marble. We have looked at NASA’s Blue Marble images a number of times before. The early versions of Google Earth looked very patchy, just as it does today when you turn on ‘historical imagery’. Frank used the Blue Marble images to create a KML that could be used to make the Earth look better when viewed from high altitudes. Since then, Google has used similar techniques to achieve the same effect and built it into Google Earth. If you want to…
  • Earth Hour

    Timothy Whitehead
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a period of 1 hour. It would be nice to see what this would look like from space, but due to obstruction from cloud cover and lightening, it might be difficult to see the effect. Nevertheless, this would be a good opportunity to look at what the earth looks like at night and see just how much energy we waste on lighting. Google Earth by default shows endless day. There is an option on the tool bar…
  • Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth

    Timothy Whitehead
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Google Street View includes three different sources of imagery: Google Street View captured using Google’s special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker. Google Views, which consists of user submitted imagery, typically 360° panoramas. The easiest way to do this is with Google’s Photo Sphere app on a smart phone. Google Business View, which is Street-View-like imagery for businesses. This consists of professionally photographed 360° panoramas of business premises. It appears that neither Google Views nor Business View is currently working in Google Earth. Thank you to…
  • New Google Earth Imagery – February 2015

    Timothy Whitehead
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Google has finally produced an Imagery Update map for February 2015. Until now, the most recent map showed the December 17th, 2014 update although we had noticed a large quantity of new imagery since then. The map does not seem to be available on the Google Maps Gallery, so we only knew about it because Google shared a link to it on its Google+ page. To view the map in Google Earth, use this KML file. Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates – February 2015 A similar map exists for December 2014. Do any of our readers know if one exists for January 2015? If so, please let us know in the…
 
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    Real Estate Made Simple

  • 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…
  • How To Start Out In Private Rented Sector

    Henry Mccarthy
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    If you are looking for an excellent business opportunity with the least amount of risks, look no further than private rental properties. Despite the current financial crisis the world is experiencing, the private rental property market still remains to be the safest place you can put your money. With a little property renting advice, you can earn a huge return on your investment over a short period of time. Here are simple tips and hints to help you start out: 1) Recognise That Being a Private Landlord Is Business Being a private landlord is very different from being a private homeowner, it…
  • Practical Tips When Purchasing Buy To Let Property For Students

    Henry Mccarthy
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Demand for student housing is increasing and many investors are looking into the possibility of buying property and letting it to students. If you’re one of them, here are some things you may want to consider: Find Out What Universities The Students Are Flocking To This is, probably, the first thing you have to consider when purchasing buy to let property for students. Obviously, the smaller the student population, the lesser chances there are for your property to be occupied. You don’t want your property to be sitting empty for months or, worse, years, so you’ll have to find out the…
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    Google LatLong

  • 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…
  • Mapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

    Lat Long
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Few people have set foot on the islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas, but now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Google Maps’ latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, widely considered to be amongst Brazil’s most coveted destinations. This Street View journey not only takes you across golden beaches and around towering cliffs, but also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. With help from the Googler Trekker, a backpack equipped with a 15-lens camera, and our partners at Catlin Seaview…
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    Pocket-lint

  • April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web

    Luke Edwards
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    Check the calendar before you read any overly exciting news stories today, it's April Fools' Day and as such everyone pushing pranks - especially on the internet. In the past we've been treated to some real corkers, such as the Playmobil Apple Store,...
  • Sky+HD EPG update out: movie trailers, delete all option, cross-season series link and more

    Luke Edwards
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Sky has announced that an EPG update to its Sky+HD boxes will begin rolling out from today. The updates will run across planner, movies, accessibility, parental controls and power. The planner has been updated with a Scheduled tab for upcoming recordings...
  • Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

    Luke Edwards
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google. The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning...
  • Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

    Elyse Betters
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Harman is gobbling up one of Bang & Olufsen's main businesses. The audio and electronic systems company has announced it will buy the Bang & Olufsen automotive unit for about €145 million (converts to £106 million). Bang & Olufsen, which is known for...
  • Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

    Rik Henderson
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising...
 
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    Inside AdWords

  • Drive more app installs with higher lifetime value

    Rob Newton
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Our phones are filled with apps that have fast become lifestyle companions. We have apps for playing games, watching TV, working out, tracking our finances and more. Since the average smartphone user already has 36 apps on his or her phone, it’s more important than ever for developers to find effective ways to reach and keep users. That’s why Google is continuing to enhance our app promotion and re-engagement offerings to help developers reach the right users at the right time.Starting today, we’re expanding where you can promote your Android apps on the Google Display Network. You can…
  • Product ratings on Google Shopping now help shoppers in the UK, France and Germany make decisions

    Rob Newton
    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 omni-channel shoppers this year?

    Rob Newton
    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

    Rob Newton
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 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…
  • Building a better hotel search experience for travelers and hoteliers on Google

    Rob Newton
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    More useful There are millions of searches for hotels everyday on Google — that’s millions of potential hotel bookings. We want to help hotels reach and engage travelers, make it easier for travelers to search for hotels online, and visually and textually communicate why a particular hotel is the right fit for them. We’ve been evolving the way hotels appear in search results on Google to include more structured, relevant and dynamic information — like rates, availability, locations, user reviews, editorial descriptions, Google Street View, and high resolution photos.More…
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    Google Operating System

  • Google Spam

    Alex Chitu
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    After reinventing Gmail with Google Inbox, Google is about to release a new invite-only service that will change the way you manage your mail. It's called Google Spam and it shows the most popular spam messages sent to Gmail users. That's right, Google Spam will go beyond your inbox and show what you've been missing all this time: the spam messages received by other people.To protect user privacy, Google Spam will only show messages received by at least 10,000 Gmail users. You'll be able to star your favorite spam messages, label them, forward them to your friends and even find their true…
  • Google Play Store Adds Fire Warning Icon

    Alex Chitu
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The latest version of the Google Play Store app brings a new feature for those who own a Snapdragon 810 phone. Many people complained about the overheating issues of Qualcomm's flagship SoC, so Google decided to add a fire warning icon next to the apps and games from the Play Store that require a lot of resources.The good news is that the new icon will only be added for HTC One M9 and other Snapdragon 810 devices, so those who use older phones and tablets won't see the warnings.Google even considers releasing a special version of Android optimized for Snapdragon 810, which disables advanced…
  • Google April Fools' Day 2015

    Alex Chitu
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    April Fools' Day is here, so it's time to list all the pranks, hoaxes and funny Google features that make this day so special.Google Japan announces Google Panda (translation), a cute toy that answers your questions using the power of Google Search.There's also a "keyless" keyboard for Japanese (translation). Piropiro uses a party horn and measures your breath to convert it into words.Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man. "Play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around…
  • Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

    Alex Chitu
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Google Maps has a cool Easter Egg for April Fools' Day: a Pac-Man mode. Just click the Pac-Man icon at the bottom of the Google Maps window if you're using a computer. You can also search for a place you think Pac-Man might be, especially if you use a mobile device. Google offers some hints like: "Chomp your way to independence down seven lanes of July" or "Previous PAC-MAN lives don't get to rest in a white marble mausoleum"."You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some…
  • Chrome Selfie: Share a Reaction

    Alex Chitu
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Angelo Giuffrida, a reader of this blog, noticed a new feature in Chrome for Android. There's a new menu item that lets you "share a reaction". You're supposed to take a selfie, Chrome adds a screenshot of the page you were reading and then you can share the #ChromeSelfie with your friends.This looks like a special feature for April Fools' Day. In fact, you can enable this feature by changing the date of your Android phone or tablet to April 1st.{ Thanks, Angelo. }
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    Google Directions

  • 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 […]
  • Explore Mount Everest on Google Maps With Street View

    Richard
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    I’ve always told people that Google Maps is the go to site for virtual travelers, because you can actually use the world’s best online mapping service to explore the most incredible locations without leaving home. Yesterday Google announced in a blog post that you can now take a trip through Mount Everest without having to […]
  • Google Maps Now Shows Gas Stations Along Your Route

    Richard
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Google has been helping drivers find gas stations for a while now, however, it was until just a couple of days ago that Kevin McLaughlin announced through his Google+ account that Maps is now showing relevant gas stations to users along their routes. If you don’t understand what this means let me explain. In the […]
  • OpenStreetMap Now Offers A to B Directions (Routing)

    Richard
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    I’m sure you all remember the OSM Project, we’ve talked about it many times in the past, however, it’s been a while since we’ve heard news regarding this awesome, as well as free open-source mapping tool and community that’s always been considered one of the best alternatives to the other mapping services online. Well I […]
 
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    Google Today

  • 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…
  • Google Security Check-Up Nets you 2 GB of Free Storage

    Wes
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Get 2 GB of Free Storage with a Google Security Check-Up Google likes good security and they know that people like incentives.  So to encourage Google users to check their status, they’ve implemented the Google Security Check-up.  A completed check-up will net you 2 more gigabytes of storage in your account, raising the default from 15 to 17 GB. This process is pretty simple and will only take a few minutes of your time.  And when you’re done, you’ll get some more storage.  Below you’ll find a simple list of the things this check-up will deal with. Ensures your…
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    9to5Google

  • Roundup: Best April Fools’ pranks yet including Google Panda & Moto Selfie Stick

    Chance Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    April Fools’ Day is often one of the more eventual days of the year for Google and other tech companies. This year appears to be no different as a variety of pranks have already appeared around the web. We’ve been analyzing them all, right as they come in, and have listed some of our favorites below. We’ll keep this list updated as more April Fools’ Day gags continue to roll in. We have feeling there will be no shortage of them either… Google Smartbox by Inbox Google touts that Smartbox is a better, smarter mailbox that combines physical mail with email. Not to…
  • Google’s April Fools’ gag encourages you to take reaction selfies while browsing the web

    Chance Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    After adding an April Fools’ Easter egg to Maps this morning, Google has since added another gem to its mobile version of Chrome. First noticed by the Google Operating System blog, there’s now a menu in Chrome mobile that lets you “share a reaction” from any webpage you visit. The idea with this feature is that you’ll take a selfie showing your reaction when you visit a website and Chrome will align a screenshot of the page you’re viewing with that selfie. You’ll then be able to share that #ChromeSelfie with all of your friends (they’ll…
  • Google releases Player Analytics to give developers better in-app performance data

    Chance Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Google today has officially released Play Games Player Analytics to developers. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google announced that these new tools will allow for game developers to better track in-game player behavior and improve in-app business tactics and performance. Player Analytics will allow developers to set a daily in-app purchase revenue goal and track progress with a new Target vs Actual report. Player Analytics will also tell developers how their games are performing against other similar games in their same category. Next, developers are now able to track player…
  • Inbox by Gmail gets custom morning, afternoon, and evening snooze times in latest update

    Stephen Hall
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Google has announced today that a useful new feature is coming to Inbox by Gmail, namely the ability to customize morning, afternoon and evening “Snooze” times. Once you have the update, all you have to do is open the app, slide left on an email, tap “Pick date & time,” and select the time you’d like to snooze to. You should see a prompt at the bottom of the app asking you if you want to make this your morning, afternoon, or evening time. As per the announcement blog post: “So starting later today, you’ll be able to customize your morning,…
  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G3 (unlocked) $320, QNAP 2-Bay NAS $149, Galaxy Note 3 (unlocked) $294, more

    Stephen Hall
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:03 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: LG G3 16GB unlocked GSM 4G LTE: $320 shipped (Reg. $450) Amazon Gold Box – up to 50% off Hard Drives & Networking: 2-Bay NAS $149, 1TB Wi-Fi HDD $120, more Samsung N9000 Galaxy Note 3 32 GB unlocked: $294 shipped (Reg. $500) Samsung Galaxy ALPHA 32GB 4G LTE: $260 shipped (Reg. $400) Amazon free app of the day: Riptide GP2 (Reg. $1) Crucial M500 960GB…
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  • How to root Kingzone N3 Plus in less than an hour

    Joe
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Kingzone N3 Plus is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Kingzone back in January this year. The Kingzone N3 Plus rocks a 5″ HD display powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Other key specs include a 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 2,800mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Kingzone N3 Plus rather easily using the vroot program. In the following tutorial, i will be guiding you guys on how to root Kingzone N3…
  • How to root Elephone G6 in less than an hour

    Steve Cox
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Elephone G6 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by the Chinese manufacturer Elephone back in January this year. The Elephone G6 rocks a 5″ HD display powered by a 1.7GHz 8-cores 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, 2MP front-facing camera, 2,250mAh battery as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphone, we can root Elephone G6 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Elephone…
  • How to root Tengda M55 in less than an hour

    Steve Cox
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    The Tengda M55 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Tengda back in January this year. The Tengda M55 rocks a decent 5.5″ HD display powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chispet along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 8GB internal storage, a microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 2,800mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Tengda M55 rather easily using the vroot program. In the following tutorial, i will be guiding you guys on…
  • How to root ThL 2015 in less than an hour

    Joe
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    The ThL 2015 is a mid-range Android smartphone released back in January last year by Chinese manufacturer ThL. The ThL 2015 roccks a 5″ FHD display powered by a 1.7GHz 8-cores chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Other key specs include a 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 2,700mAh battery as well as Android 4.4 KitKat running out of the box. Like most other Android smartphone, we can root ThL 2015 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root ThL 2015 using the root genius program (works only on a…
  • How to root Elephone G2 in less than an hour

    Marc
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    The Elephone G2 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Elephone back in January this year. The Elephone G2 rocks a decent 4.5″ display powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with 1GB if RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 2,300mAh battery as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop. Like most other Android tablets, we can root Elephone G2 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Elephone G2 using the…
 
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  • 3 Easy to Use Blog Monetization

    Nurdin Budi M.
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Some of the blogs in recent years with the increase in the stage soon; the reason behind this is more than simple - people are looking for ways to make some extra dollars and blogs often proved to be earning big for this task. Everyone has a blog struggling to start making a residual income. It is a form of income where you can cut not stop workflow fixed income. The following article will explain the three basic models of liquefaction. They are improving the easiest and very suitable for business people who are new to blogging.Affiliate marketingWhen it comes to affiliate marketing store…
  • What to Look for in Website News Technology

    Nurdin Budi M.
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    If you are a fan of technology news and have the web, then you have to search the web that provide information that is accurate and good. The following are some things to be aware of news websites, which are looking for that you think would be useful and help you someday.Website news is very necessary to always provide something new and searched many people, such as:1.Useful InformationThe best source to be possessed of web technology is the information that it contains a story about a company and the business that is being widely discussed and influence buying and selling in the market.
  • Wake up with the Brand Marketing on the Internet

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Marketing on the internet is very important among the various strategic solutions to increase sales. If within a few years ago a lot of people who use the internet just to do something alone regularly, in contrast to today, many people are using the internet to get a lot of other opportunities are more advanced and better than ever.Today difficult to find someone who lives who never used the internet. Almost everyone knows about the Internet and its function, although some people have a different understanding of the Internet. However, the current Internet has become king of media and beyond…
  • How to Succeed In Internet Marketing Company Affiliate

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Affiliate internet marketing is a program that is much-loved and worthy to serve as a way to earn a lot of money from the internet. By using your Affiliate may need to provide products and only need use any tactic to get customers.Basically, how is your affiliate marketing products and services from other companies and take advantage of the price of the price given by the company. You do not need to pay anything, you just market and offer it to others so that they are interested in and you get a commission from consumers that you can later on.Generally affiliate program is one-tier or…
  • How to Choose Software to Meet Your Needs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    How to select the software to meet your needs - this time with the increasing demand and the amount of competition all are required to have a powerful tool and can be used as something that helps you in many ways.You can certainly find a variety of software available in the market. However, with the increasing number of software available in fact it may make you confused to select it.What should you do to find out the best and match you? Below are some tips for choosing the software to fit your needs at a price that is saving:1.FeaturesIn the market, there are several software available at…
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  • WhatsApp voice calling now available in all Android handset

    Chirag Kwatra
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:55 pm
    WhatsApp voice calling now available in all Android handset. The social mobile app WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature finally available in all Android handset users, they can easily to update or download voice calling features in own smartphone. The new file arrived for update in version 2.12.5 (or above) from Google Play. If the update is not available directly from Google Play, users can get the latest version from here. The calling feature will automatically get activated after updating the app. Both caller and receiver has to update to the latest version to use the calling…
  • LG Spirit with 4.7 inch Display, Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Chirag Kwatra
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
    LG Spirit with 4.7 inch Display, Android 5.0 Lollipop . LG’s new LG Spirit smartphone launched in India at Rs. 14,250, the smartphone company has not yet announced availability details for the smartphone but soon available via online e-Commerce and offline retail stores. The smartphone was announced in February 2015 with three more LG’s smartphones. The firm had showcased all the smartphones during MWC 2015 this month. As per specifications, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) LG Spirit (LG H-422) runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and includes 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution…
  • Xiaomi MI 4 64GB available without registration

    Chirag Kwatra
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The biggest chinese mobile maker company Xiaomi’s MI 4 64GB smartphone now available without registrations to buy. You don’t need to wait for buy this and register your Email ID too. As Last week, Xiaomi announced that the Xiaomi MI 4 and Redmi 4G handsets will now also be on offline sale. Xiaomi has partnered with The Mobile Store to sell their handsets across the table and not only via Flipkart. Now, Xiaomi has also decided to sell the 64GB MI 4 handsets without the need for registrations. The Xiaomi MI 4 16GB, Xiaomi MI 4 16GB and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will be available…
  • Lava Iris 414 with 4 inch Display, Android 4.4 KitKat

    Chirag Kwatra
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Lava Iris 414 with 4 inch Display, Android 4.4 KitKat. The mobile maker company Lava launches new Lava Iris 414 3G dual-SIM Android smartphone at only just Rs. 4,049 in India. The smartphone features a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is powered by a 1400mAh battery. The Lava Iris 414 has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone runs 1GHz processor and features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera with flash and a VGA front camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, USB,…
  • Asus ZenFone 2 with 5.5 inch display, Android Lollipop

    Chirag Kwatra
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Asus ZenFone 2 with 5.5 inch display, Android Lollipop. Asus already announced to launch its upcoming Asus ZenFone 2 handset in market. Equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD display and a 64-bit processor, this new device is expected to cost way more than what current-gen ZenFones are selling at right now. Asus has moreover added that there will be ‘no waiting for flash sales or invitations’ once its smartphone is out, thus taking a dig at players like Xiaomi, Micromax’s Yu and OnePlus. While the phone exists in 2GB as well as 4GB RAM models, it has been confirmed by the company that…
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  • Flop Rocket Review

    Patrick Garde
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Flop Rocket, from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans, is a goofy side-scroller about some astronauts trying to take-off from a space game. Part Jetpack Joyride and part its own crazy formula, Flop Rocket is an incredibly fun and challenging arcade game for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android where players have a distinct – if seemingly impossible, due to free to pay barriers – goal, in lieu of the common endless game mode. From the start, it’s apparent that this game is about space shenanigans, featuring two overzealous and random astronauts as they get pumped for their…
  • Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire Review

    Patrick Garde
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Prepare to become addicted to yet another simple mobile game for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android. Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire fits into the genre of endless survival in a way, and is very unique in many other ways. This arcade game from Nitrome succeeds in its simple but stylish pixelated graphics, enticing gameplay based on beating high scores, and a lack of free-to-play gimmicks that many other free mobile games suffer from. The player takes control of a mighty wizard who is actively defending a castle from invading warriors. Soldiers of varying shape and size drop down from…
  • Age of Thrones Review

    Patrick Garde
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Age of Thrones is as infuriating as it is fun – and for good reason. This iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android game from Nexrage Studios is a tactician’s strategic challenge. Based heavily in a medieval fantasy world, it is a sandbox tower defense game where there are practically no bounds on where you place your towers. In Age of Thrones, there seems to be specific allusions to the similarly titled Game of Thrones in world and style. Aside from this, this strategy game has its own unique story and style. There has been an era of constant war and chaos, and a lone hero must put…
  • World Zombination Review

    Patrick Garde
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    World Zombination is a clever twist on both the tower defense and zombie genres. Players can assume the role of both the infected and the survivors, each with their own unique gameplay. World Zombination is an iOS game (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad) from Proletariat that does a pretty good job at keeping the infected at bay, save for a few weak points. The human team is slightly more tactical, and more closely lines up with the gameplay of a traditional tower defense game. There are squad areas where the player can place a variety of different units to hold off the zombie horde. These units…
  • Hoverdroid 3D : RC Hovercraft Review

    Patrick Garde
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    As a child, many of us had remote controlled toys received for our birthdays. While that seemed fun back then, now, we can do the exact same thing on our phone, with the help of an interesting Android game – Hoverdroid 3D : RC Hovercraft – from MH Production. Simply put, it is a simulation game that’s little in download size yet it packs a ton of fun. You have the opportunity to control a hovercraft in a game world as you try to complete a variety of levels. Not only there are dozens of levels but each one of them has a different challenge. One time, I had to go through all the cones as…
 
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