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  • Delivering the right information in your ads

    Inside AdWords
    Rob Newton
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Now more than ever, people search online to find things nearby. In fact, Google search interest in "near me" has doubled since last year,1 with 80% coming from mobile.2 In these moments, consumers have heightened expectations for immediacy and relevance — 4 out of 5 say they want search ads to be customized to their city, zip code or immediate surroundings.3 That’s why we continue to develop richer local ad formats that deliver more relevant information based on what someone searches for.“Where’s the nearest location?”Last year we enhanced location extensions to show up to…
  • Share your feedback on AdSense, AdMob, and other Google publisher solutions

    Inside AdSense
    John A.Smith
    22 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    It’s time to share your feedback! To improve our product and services, we send out a survey to a random group of our publishers every 6 months. The next survey will be sent soon and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.Your feedback and comments are important to us, and we really do read and consider everything you write. Thanks to previous suggestions, we’ve launched a number of new features to improve our services and help you grow your earnings. These include the redesign of the performance reports with a brand new dashboard, Matched content to help you increase engagement with…
  • Placing Google CSE to Blogger Static Page

    SenaTechno
    23 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    One widget provided by Google is CSE (Custom Search Engine); a search widget that can be easily use to display the search results from your blog. If you have connected to Google Adsense, then with Google CSE (Custom Search Engine) can be set as the Search Engine Monetization by setting in the menu Make Money.Read more »
  • Discontinued Service in Google's App Launcher

    Google Operating System
    Alex Chitu
    22 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    For some reason, Google's app launcher doesn't let you remove Google services. You can add Google products, change their order, move them to the "More" section, but you can't delete them.Helpouts was discontinued last month, but it's still included in Google's navigation menu. If you've added the Helpouts shortcut to your navigation menu, you can still click it and find that "Helpouts is no longer available."Fortunately, there's a Chrome extension that lets you add almost any Google service to the app launcher and also remove shortcuts.
  • Watch this dude set a Guinness World Record with a real-life hoverboard

    Pocket-lint
    Elyse Betters
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Hoverboards are a thing. We're not talking about that Back to the Future Part II-themed marketing stunt from last year. We're talking about real-life hoverboards. A guy named Catalin Alexandru Duru built one recently and actually flew it 905 feet over...
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    Google Discovery

  • Blogger Brasil, mantido pela Globo, será desativado

    Renê Fraga
    25 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    A Globo.com anunciou que vai desativar o Blogger Brasil, uma versão independente da plataforma de blogs do Google, que era hospedada e administrada pela emissora de televisão carioca. “O Blogger Brasil será desativado. Os sites hospedados ficarão disponíveis para atualização e administração até 31/05/2015. A partir dessa data não será mais possível fazer publicações”, menciona a Globo. A Wikipédia conta a história do produto: “Em agosto de 2002 as Organizações Globo firmaram uma parceria com o Google Pyra Labs, possibilitando a inauguração da primeira e…
  • Google diz que celulares de tela grande estão ajudando a publicidade móvel

    Renê Fraga
    25 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    De acordo com uma publicação recente do The Wall Street Journal, o Google quer tornar a publicidade móvel mais valiosa e o mercado de dispositivo com tela grande tem ajudado significativamente. “Como os telefones cada vez maiores, o espaço torna-se menos desafiador”, disse um porta voz do Google ao mencionar o Nexus 6 de seis polegadas. “Isto é, essencialmente, um tablet. A capacidade das pessoas em navegar em sites e preencher formulários se tornam bem mais fáceis”. Outros estudos do Google também tem mostrado que “as pessoas que clicaram em anúncios de…
  • Estudo do Google revela que “perguntas de segurança” não são seguras

    Renê Fraga
    25 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    O Google publicou um estudo mostrando que as perguntas de segurança não são seguras. Em muitos casos, as respostas são simples o suficiente para que os hackers encontrem a resposta em 10 tentativas ou menos. Então, qual é a alternativa? O Google explica que várias perguntas de segurança não ajudaria os usuários, uma vez que aumenta as chances dos usuários em esquecer pelo menos uma resposta e travar sua conta. Em vez disso, o buscador recomenda usar códigos por SMS, endereços de e-mail alternativos e outros métodos que alguém não poderia tão facilmente, como a verificação…
  • Patente do Google mostra brinquedos inteligentes que poderão interagir com crianças

    Renê Fraga
    25 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Depois dos óculos inteligentes e do carro autônomo, uma patente do Google X mostra que o buscador planeja adentrar em um novo segmento: de pelúcias inteligentes com voz e movimento. “Um dispositivo antropomórfico que pode apontar o seu olhar, interpretar o comando (através de seus servidores) e mapeá-lo para um dispositivo de controle de mídia”, menciona a documentação do Google. A partir disso, o brinquedo poderia “manifestar curiosidade, inclinar sua cabeça, franzir a testa, e/ou arranhar sua cabeça com um braço”. O buscador ainda acrescenta que o…
  • Google pode lançar autenticação de impressão digital no Android M

    Renê Fraga
    21 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Rumores da indústria afirmam que o Google pretende anunciar o aguardado Android ‘M’ durante a conferência para desenvolvedores do Google I/O 2015 na próxima semana. A nova versão do Android poderá contar com um recurso nativo para a autenticação de impressões digitais. Os rumores apontam sobre possibilidade de autenticar em aplicativos e dispositivos Android sem digitar uma senha. O suporte a impressões digitais no Android tem sido especulado por algum tempo e parece que a empresa está finalmente pronta para liberar ao público.
 
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Through the Google lens: Search trends May 15-21

    Google Blogs
    22 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Between finding out what everyone has always wanted to say to Dave Letterman, and singing along to Taylor’s “Bad Blood,” here’s a look at what everyone was searching for this week:Deadly biker brawlA shooting between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, left nine dead and more than 170 people in jail this week. There were more than 500,000 searches for “Waco shooting” on Sunday as people asked questions like “What biker gangs are in Texas?” and “What county is Waco, Texas in?” to try to understand why the shooting may have happened.An NBA family affairThe NBA playoffs…
  • Tweets take flight in the Google app

    Google Blogs
    19 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Starting today, we’re bringing Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. So now when you’re searching on the Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet, you can find real-time content from Twitter right in the search results. Whether you’re interested in the latest from Taylor Swift, news about the #MadMenFinale, or updates on the NBA playoffs, you’ll have access to it directly from Google. Let’s use NASA as an example—just ask the Google app about “NASA Twitter,” and in the search results, you’ll see Tweets from @NASA:Or if you heard today was Malcolm X’s…
  • Through the Google lens: Search trends May 8-14

    Google Blogs
    15 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    This week people said goodbye to a blues legend, and hello to a (possible) new face of American money. Read on for more on this week in search:Amtrak’s tragic accidentFirst up, we saw a rise in searches for Amtrak after a train that was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The accident killed eight people and injured more than 200, and led people to the web to ask questions about the derailment and about train safety in general. There were more than 500,000 searches for Amtrak on Tuesday, and top questions included “How fast do Amtrak trains…
  • Green lights for our self-driving vehicle prototypes

    Google Blogs
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    When we started designing the world’s first fully self-driving vehicle, our goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving. Vehicles that can take anyone from A to B at the push of a button could transform mobility for millions of people, whether by reducing the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error (PDF), reclaiming the billions of hours wasted in traffic, or bringing everyday destinations and new opportunities within reach of those who might otherwise be excluded by their inability to drive a car. Now we’re announcing the next step for our project: this…
  • New data, more facts: an update to the Transparency Report

    Google Blogs
    14 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    We first launched the Transparency Report in 2010 to help the public learn about the scope of government requests for user data. With recent revelations about government surveillance, calls for companies to make encryption keys available to police, and a wide range of proposals, both in and out of the U.S., to expand surveillance powers throughout the world, the issues today are more complicated than ever. Some issues, like ECPA reform, are less complex, and we’re encouraged by the broad support in Congress for legislation that would codify a standard requiring warrants for communications…
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    Google Webmaster Central Blog

  • Rolling out the red carpet for app owners in Search Console

    Google Webmaster Central
    22 May 2015 | 2:58 am
    Wouldn’t it be nifty if you could track where your indexed app content shows up in search results, for which queries, which app pages are most popular, and which ones have errors? Yeah, we thought so too! So we’ve equipped our freshly renamed Search Console with new reports to show you how Google understands and treats your app content in search results.Our goal is to make Search Console a comprehensive source of information for everyone who cares about search, regardless of the format of their content. So, if you own or develop an app, Search Console is your new go-to place for search…
  • Announcing Google Search Console - the new Webmaster Tools

    Google Webmaster Central
    20 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    For nearly ten years, Google Webmaster Tools has provided users with constantly evolving tools and metrics to help make fantastic websites that our systems love showing in Google Search. In the past year, we sought to learn more about you, the loyal users of Google Webmaster Tools: we wanted to understand your role and goals in order to make our product more useful to you. It turns out that the traditional idea of the “webmaster” reflects only some of you. We have all kinds of Webmaster Tools fans: hobbyists, small business owners, SEO experts, marketers, programmers, designers, app…
  • More precise data in the new Search Analytics report

    Google Webmaster Central
    6 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    If you manage a website, you need a deep understanding of how users find your site and how your content appears on Google's search results. Until now, this data was shown in the Search Queries report, probably the most used feature in Webmaster Tools. Over the years, we’ve been listening to your feedback and features requests. How many of you wished they could compare traffic on desktop and mobile? How many of you needed to compare metrics in different countries? or in two different time frames?We’ve heard you! Today, we’re very happy to announce Search Analytics, the new report in…
  • Five ways to grow your business this Small Business Week

    Google Webmaster Central
    6 May 2015 | 1:29 am
    Susan Brown, owner of Los Angeles gardening store Potted, recently updated her business listing on Google. Susan says, “Putting your business on Google lets people find you easily. Your directions are right there, your hours are right there, what you sell is right there.” Thanks to her decision, Susan has seen more customers walk through her door: “So many of the customers that come in here find us on Google. As a small business, you want to use every opportunity to help your business grow.” National Small Business Week is one of those opportunities. So from May 4-8, instead of three…
  • Faster and lighter mobile web pages for Indonesia

    Google Webmaster Central
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    We believe everyone should have fast and easy access to information online. However, many people still have slow and costly mobile connections. To speed up the experience of our users on slow connections, we recently launched streamlined search results. However, we wondered if we could also speed up the web pages themselves, so they don't load slowly or consume too much mobile data. So we’ve developed a way to optimize web pages to be faster and lighter, while preserving most of the relevant content. In two weeks, we’re starting a field test in Indonesia to provide streamlined search…
 
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    Google Commerce

  • #ExpressYourLove this Mother’s Day with Google Express

    Commerce Blog
    3 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    This Mother’s Day, everything is coming up roses. Google Express is excited to celebrate this Mother’s Day by teaming up with 1800-Flowers this Sunday, May 3rd for a celebration in perhaps one of the most colorful (and sweetest smelling) ways possible -- with roses, gerbera, lilies and more. So what’s on deck? The party kicks off at The Village at Corte Madera located at 1618 Redwood Highway at the Center Court. Surprise mom with your own bloom creation at our free DIY workshop where you can learn a thing or two about the various flowers you can choose from: rosesoriental liliesbells of…
  • Helping small businesses reach new customers with Google Shopping

    Commerce Blog
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    When it comes to attracting customers, small businesses know that showcasing their products online can help them get in front of more people -- even when their physical store doors are closed. In fact, one-third of small business owners said new or existing clients engaged with them through their e-commerce websites at least once daily.1But getting started with a website is just the beginning. Google Shopping helps small businesses like you tap into the power of customer intent to reach the right people with relevant products ads, when it matters the most. Here’s how two local businesses,…
  • 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…
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    Google Developers Blog

  • Rolling out the red carpet for app owners in Search Console

    Gary Lewis
    22 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Posted by Hillel Maoz, Engineering Lead, Search Console Team and Mariya Moeva, Webmaster Trends Analyst Originally posted to the Webmaster Central blog Wouldn’t it be nifty if you could track where your indexed app content shows up in search results, for which queries, which app pages are most popular, and which ones have errors? Yeah, we thought so too! So we’ve equipped our freshly renamed Search Console with new reports to show you how Google understands and treats your app content in search results.Our goal is to make Search Console a comprehensive source of information for everyone…
  • Pie in your face - without the mess

    Gary Lewis
    21 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Posted by Anthony Maurice, Fun Propulsion Labs at Google Fun Propulsion Labs at Google* is back with an exciting new release for game developers. We’ve updated Pie Noon (our open source Android game) to add support for Google Cardboard, letting you jump into the action directly using your Android phone as a virtual reality headset! Select your targets by looking at them and throw pies with a flick of the switch. Look out for incoming pie! We used the Cardboard SDK for Android, which helps simplify common virtual reality tasks like head tracking, rendering for Cardboard, and handling…
  • Start planning for Google I/O!

    Gary Lewis
    6 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    Posted by Mike Pegg, reppin' I/O since 2011 Today we launched the official schedule for Google I/O 2015 at google.com/io. At this year’s event, happening May 28-29 in San Francisco, we’ll host more than 200 talks centered around some important topics which matter to you: Design & Develop, to help you build beautiful, powerful apps; Earn & Engage, where we’ll cover tools to grow your user base and create sustainable, successful businesses; and What’s Next, a peek into Google’s emerging platforms. With just over three weeks until Google I/O, start planning your schedule today! Start…
  • Docs, Sheets and Forms add-ons now open to all developers

    Gary Lewis
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    Posted by Saurabh Gupta, Product Manager Back in 2014, we introduced add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms in developer preview. Since then, the developer community has built a wide variety of features to help millions of Docs, Sheets and Forms users become more productive. Over the last few months, we launched a number of developer-friendly features that made it easier to build, test, deploy and distribute add-ons. Some key capabilities include: Ability to publish add-ons in Google Apps MarketplaceAbility to bundle your add-on with existing Apps Marketplace listingAvailability of Apps…
  • A final farewell to ClientLogin, OAuth 1.0 (3LO), AuthSub, and OpenID 2.0

    Gary Lewis
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Posted by William Denniss, Product Manager, Identity and Authentication Support for ClientLogin, OAuth 1.0 (3LO1), AuthSub, and OpenID 2.0 has ended, and the shutdown process has begun. Clients attempting to use these services will begin to fail and must be migrated to OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect immediately. To migrate a sign-in system, the easiest path is to use the Google Sign-in SDKs (see the migration documentation). Google Sign-in is built on top of our standards-based OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect infrastructure and provides a single interface for authentication and authorization flows…
 
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    Official Google Australia Blog

  • Helping you get smarter with your data

    Johnny Luu
    19 May 2015 | 8:04 pm
    It’s National Consumer Fraud Week and this year’s theme is Get Smarter with your Data. But as many of us are realising as we hear more about identify theft and its impact,  security-awareness should be a year-round activity.Google protects your data by providing encryptionwhen you’re signed into Gmail, Search, Drive and many other Google services. This stops others from snooping on your activity while you’re on an open network, like when you use your laptop at a cafe or access the web through a public WiFi connection.However, this is useful only if the bad guys don’t have…
  • Teaching the teachers

    Johnny Luu
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Everyone remembers a good teacher. They nourish our interests and fuel our passions. Many of us have ended up in the careers we’re in because of an influential teacher we met along the way.So it’s critical that teachers are equipped to give our kids the skills they need for the economy of the future. And when you look at how different fields from medicine to banking are rapidly digitising, it’s clear our teachers need to be able to teach computational skills.Australia and New Zealand have some wonderful people teaching computer science, like Graeme Breen from Mountain Creek Secondary…
  • You can now visit Gallipoli’s historic sites online

    Johnny Luu
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Gallipoli is a special place for many people around the world and in particular for Australians and New Zealanders, whose ancestors fought in the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I. Search interest for [gallipoli] in Australia has doubled in the last month, as Australians look for more information about our history.Even if you are not able to make it to Gallipoli in person this year, you can still experience its historical significance by learning about the events and the people, and exploring more than 80 locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula online. The Street View Trekker was brought to…
  • Mobilegeddon? We’re going for mobiletopia.

    Johnny Luu
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    As we flagged in February, we’re making a change to our search rankings, to include ‘mobile-friendliness’ as one of the many criteria we use to rank search results.There have been a few misconceptions flying around about this change, so we wanted to clear them up.Firstly, mobile-friendliness is just one of 200 signals that we use to determine the ranking of results. Sites that aren’t as mobile-friendly as they could be won’t disappear. In fact, they may still rank highly if they contain great content that people really want. And again, just to be really clear, this is just…
  • 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…
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    Inside AdSense

  • Share your feedback on AdSense, AdMob, and other Google publisher solutions

    John A.Smith
    22 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    It’s time to share your feedback! To improve our product and services, we send out a survey to a random group of our publishers every 6 months. The next survey will be sent soon and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.Your feedback and comments are important to us, and we really do read and consider everything you write. Thanks to previous suggestions, we’ve launched a number of new features to improve our services and help you grow your earnings. These include the redesign of the performance reports with a brand new dashboard, Matched content to help you increase engagement with…
  • More reasons for you to go multi-screen

    John A.Smith
    13 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    "Mobile to overtake fixed Internet access by 2014"* was a memorable headline a few years ago. We're passing the mobile tipping point and seeing a 70% year over year increase from AdSense impressions on mobile devices. This is just one reason why it’s more important now than ever before for your website to be multi-screen friendly. Here are a few more reasons why you should take an action now. 1. Mobile Google Search algorithm has been changed Recently, we announced that Google Search uses a website’s multi-screen friendliness as a ranking signal. This means that websites that are…
  • Explore AdSense help resources and support options

    John A.Smith
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    As a business owner, content creator, or webmaster, you can have many questions, e.g., when you will be paid, how you can earn more or how you can build a multi-screen website. We've improved our resources and support options to help you find the answers to your questions.Most of the answers to your questions are available in the AdSense Help Center and in the Troubleshooting section. In addition, you can find answers and exchange ideas with other publishers in the AdSense Help Forum.To provide a more simplified and personalized support experience, we’ve launched a new Contact us flow in…
  • Introducing Matched content: a new way to help your visitors discover content on your site

    John A.Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Today we're introducing Matched content, a free content recommendation tool for AdSense publishers that promotes your content to your site visitors. Matched content generates contextually relevant and personalized article recommendations from the pages on your website.With Matched content, your visitors can:Discover relevant articles on your siteSpend more time on your pagesEngage more with your contentThis new feature can help you increase your site's page views and ad impressions, and could increase your ad revenue by making it easy for your visitors to find your content. To provide a great…
  • 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…
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    Google Public Policy Blog

  • Trade Promotion Authority that supports digital economic growth

    Google Public Policy Blog
    14 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Posted by Susan Molinari, VP of Americas Public Policy and Government AffairsToday, there are more artists, publishers, and authors creating more works for global audiences, on a growing number of platforms -- on YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, Dailymotion, Tumblr, Medium, SoundCloud, Etsy, Vine, Pinterest and more.These digital exchanges have become an increasingly important driver of the global economy. As a result, more open trade has the potential to give creators, online platforms and other businesses access to more consumers around the world. And Trade Promotion Authority -- which…
  • A strong vote to reform our surveillance laws

    Google Public Policy Blog
    13 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Posted by Susan Molinari, VP, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Americas  We’re grateful that the U.S. House of Representatives just approved the USA Freedom Act, which -- as I blogged last week -- takes a big step toward reforming our surveillance laws while preserving important national security authorities. It ends bulk collection of communications metadata under various legal authorities, allows companies like Google to disclose national security demands with greater granularity, and creates new accountability and oversight mechanisms.The bill’s authors have worked hard to…
  • Event @ Google DC: Inspiring Girls to Learn Computer Science

    Google Public Policy Blog
    13 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Posted by Kate Sheerin, Public Policy and Government Affairs Analyst  For students today, coding is becoming an essential skill just like reading, writing and math. And the need for coders is only going to increase over the next few years. But today, fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science.Research tells us that perceptions of CS and computer scientists are primary drivers that motivate girls to pursue CS. Disney Junior and Google recently teamed up on their series “Miles from Tomorrowland” to take on this challenge in a new…
  • Congress Has Only A Few Weeks Left to Modernize Surveillance Laws

    Google Public Policy Blog
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Susan Molinari, Vice President, Americas Public Policy and Government RelationsNearly two years have passed since the initial Snowden revelations. In about a month, Section 215 of the Patriot Act -- one of the key authorities relied upon by the government to undertake bulk collection -- is set to expire. As we and others noted last month, Section 215 should not be reauthorized without significant changes.Yesterday, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House and Senate introduced legislation that represents a step toward broader surveillance reform while preserving important national…
  • Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion

    Google Public Policy Blog
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    We invite you to sell us your patents. The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents that’s simple, easy to use, and fast.Patent owners sell patents for numerous reasons (such as the need to raise money or changes in a company’s business direction). Unfortunately, the usual patent marketplace can sometimes be challenging, especially for smaller participants who sometimes end up working with patent trolls. Then bad things happen, like lawsuits, lots of wasted effort, and generally bad karma. Rarely does this provide any meaningful benefit to the original patent…
 
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    Google Earth Blog

  • New Version of Google Earth 7.1.5.1557

    Timothy Whitehead
    25 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Thank you to GEB reader ‘A.C.’ for alerting us to the fact that Google has released a new minor version of Google Earth. This release comes just under a month after the previous update, which was the first update in nearly two years. This update actually has some release notes that tell us what has been changed: The Google account sign-in process was updated from OAuth 1.0 to OAuth 2.0, given the deprecation of Oauth 1.0. Users of all previous versions of Earth will not be able to sign-in with their Google accounts after May 30th, 2015. Fixes issues with the auto-update process on…
  • New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock

    Timothy Whitehead
    22 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just one week later Google Earth already has imagery of Kathmandu and surrounding areas captured on May 14th, 2015. Left: December 18th, 2014. Right: May 14th, 2015. Above: A hillside in Sindhupalchowk, north-west of Kathmandu. According to Wikipedia, between the two quakes, 95% of this area’s houses were destroyed. Left: November 2nd, 2014, Right: May 14th, 2015 Above: The Dharahara tower. Its…
  • The Oslo Blur

    Timothy Whitehead
    21 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    In September last year, soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader ‘bubollofo’ pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, Norway. Earlier this month we noticed that the blur appeared to have been fixed. However, several readers (thank you Frank and Ryan K) have since pointed out that it has only been fixed in the recently released version of Google Earth and can still be seen in the older version. The blur is in the 3D imagery so you will need to turn on the 3D buildings layer and have the older version of Google…
  • Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections

    Timothy Whitehead
    20 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution version can be downloaded from NASA. It would have been nice to view it Google Earth. However, it is provided with a different map projection than is used by Google Earth image overlays. This is usually not much of a problem for small image overlays, but for global maps it is critical. Google Earth image overlays need to be in the Equirectangular Projection. The NASA cloud cover map is provided in…
  • Sana’a Airport bomb damage

    Timothy Whitehead
    19 May 2015 | 3:17 am
    Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana’a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015. Before and after images of buildings destroyed at Sana’a Airport, Yemen. The conflict in Yemen is ongoing and the airport has been struck a number of times since March, including the bombing of the aircraft seen in this article. So check the location again in a month or two to see if new imagery gets added. To see the buildings shown above and a couple of other noteworthy locations, download this KML file. The…
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    Real Estate Made Simple

  • What Should You Write In Your Tenancy Agreement?

    Henry Mccarthy
    25 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Rental properties are all over the place here in the UK. Because of high property prices in the capital cities and the countryside, more people (especially the younger chaps) are choosing to shack up in a rental flat for the meantime. If you’re going to rent for the first time, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you sign that lease contract. This is important so you won’t end up on the losing side of the deal! Remember that you also have rights as a tenant, and just because your landlord allows you to live in his property doesn’t mean he gets…
  • A Crash Course On Selling Property Part 2

    Henry Mccarthy
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    In ‘Part 1’, we discussed five steps to consider if you are interested in selling your house. Here are other things to keep in mind during the sale process: 6) Accept and negotiate I have two rules when considering offers: First, no matter how much you need the money, don’t take the first offer you’re going to get. It’s always prudent to set a timetable that will allow you to entertain other offers so you can compare and select the best deal available to you. Second, if you get an offer which you really don’t like, reject it right away! This saves time and effort for…
  • A Crash Course On Selling Houses (Part I)

    Henry Mccarthy
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Selling a house can sometimes be a real challenge. If you are contemplating on selling your property, here are some steps you may want to consider: 1) Ask yourself: “Do I really need to sell”? You have to ask yourself this question over and over again, because sometimes, selling isn’t the best decision for your situation. Do you want to sell because you want more space for you and your family? Why don’t you consider building an extension, converting the attic, or digging out the basement? I’m making this suggestion, since the current cost of moving is awfully close to…
  • 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…
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    Google LatLong

  • Sorry for our Google Maps search mess up

    Lat Long
    21 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    This week, we had some problems with Google Maps, which was displaying results for certain offensive search queries. Like many of you, we were deeply upset by this issue, and we are fixing it now. We apologize this has taken some time to resolve, and want to share more about what we are doing to correct the problem.At Google, we work hard to bring people the information they are looking for, including information about the physical world through Google Maps. Our ranking systems are designed to return results that match a person’s query. For Maps, this means using content about businesses…
  • Don’t let traffic slow you down this Memorial Day

    Lat Long
    20 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer in the U.S., and is a time to pay tribute to service men and women. So whether you’ll be manning the grill or marching in your local parade, you’re probably looking forward to the three-day weekend with your friends and family. The only thing that might slow you down? Traffic: Memorial Day is one of the busiest driving days of the year. Luckily, Google Maps can help you find the best route to your destination with the fewest delays.And just in time for you to hit the road, we’re updating Google Maps with new traffic alerts to help you…
  • Set foot on the world’s oldest island with Street View

    Lat Long
    7 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    For almost 88 million years, the island of Madagascar has stood off the coast of Southeast Africa. From the tropical humid and dry forests of the interior, home to ring-tailed lemurs, to the mangrove ecosystems along the coast, the island is home to some of the most unusual and delicate ecosystems on Earth. Now for the first time, through our Trekker Loan partnership with conservation organization Blue Ventures and the Department of Water and Forests: University of Antananarivo, the Madagascar Ministry of Culture, and Madagascar National Parks, you can take a virtual journey to Madagascar…
  • Exploring Canada’s National Parks in the land of the Midnight Sun

    Lat Long
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The days are getting longer in Canada’s Arctic. The sea ice is breaking up, Arctic heather is poking through the snow-covered tundra and the arrival of the migratory snow bunting is days away. Summer is right around the corner. And today, in close collaboration with Parks Canada, we’re thrilled to share a glimpse of Canada’s Northern National Parks and the high north’s breathtaking summer season through the lens of Street View and Google Maps.These are some of Canada’s most remote National Parks. In spite of challenges posed by this vast geography, the far north also presented a…
  • Walk in the footsteps of South Africa’s freedom fighters

    Lat Long
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    On April 27, 1994, Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa in the country’s first democratic, post-Apartheid election. Known now as “Freedom Day,” that date has become a symbol of hope in South Africa and around the world. To commemorate this historic day, we’ve partnered with the Robben Island Museum and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to bring the story of this UNESCO World Heritage Site online for the world to explore. The Maps gallery and Cultural Institute online tour allow people everywhere to see the island where Nelson Mandela and many of South Africa’s freedom…
 
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    Inside AdWords

  • Delivering the right information in your ads

    Rob Newton
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Now more than ever, people search online to find things nearby. In fact, Google search interest in "near me" has doubled since last year,1 with 80% coming from mobile.2 In these moments, consumers have heightened expectations for immediacy and relevance — 4 out of 5 say they want search ads to be customized to their city, zip code or immediate surroundings.3 That’s why we continue to develop richer local ad formats that deliver more relevant information based on what someone searches for.“Where’s the nearest location?”Last year we enhanced location extensions to show up to…
  • Introducing TrueView for shopping – a new way to promote your products with video

    Rob Newton
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Whether it’s watching a product review or learning how to bake a soufflé, we look to video in countless moments throughout to the day to help us get things done. We call these micro-moments – when we reflexively turn to our devices to learn more, make a decision, or purchase a product. To connect the dots between the moment a person watches a video and the moment they decide to make a purchase, today we’re introducing a new feature called TrueView for shopping that makes it easy for viewers to get more information on your products and click to buy.TrueView for shopping allows you to…
  • AdWords Editor now supports labels, Upgraded URLs, ads in apps, and more!

    Rob Newton
    14 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    Late last year, we introduced AdWords Editor 11.0, which represented the most significant update to the tool since it was released in 2006. Today, we’re introducing another exciting update to AdWords Editor, available to all advertisers globally. This version includes full support for labels, Upgraded URLs, call-only ads, ads in mobile apps, and much more. Let’s explore further.LabelsBased on your feedback, AdWords Editor now has full support for labels. Labels are an effective way to organize objects in your account, like campaigns and keywords, into meaningful groupings so you can…
  • Best Practices for Display Creatives

    Rob Newton
    12 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    With so many ads on the internet, learn how to design effective display ads that will break through the noise, inspire people to take action and drive strong engagement.To help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a new best practices checklist, Put Your Best Image Ad Forward. This checklist covers how to:Craft the right message to the right customerChoose eye-catching visuals and animation to quickly gain a person’s attentionBalance your overall design with color schemes, art elements and textPrioritize and test your display adsSince consumers shift their attention in the…
  • Building for the next moment

    Rob Newton
    5 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Billions of times per day, consumers turn to Google for I want-to-know, I want-to-go, I want-to-do, and I want-to-buy moments. And at these times, consumers are increasingly picking up their smartphones for answers. In fact, more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.1 This presents a tremendous opportunity for marketers to reach people throughout all the new touchpoints of a consumer’s path to purchase.Together, we’ve come a long way since this time last year:Our suite of app promotion tools are now driving real results,…
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    Google Operating System

  • Discontinued Service in Google's App Launcher

    Alex Chitu
    22 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    For some reason, Google's app launcher doesn't let you remove Google services. You can add Google products, change their order, move them to the "More" section, but you can't delete them.Helpouts was discontinued last month, but it's still included in Google's navigation menu. If you've added the Helpouts shortcut to your navigation menu, you can still click it and find that "Helpouts is no longer available."Fortunately, there's a Chrome extension that lets you add almost any Google service to the app launcher and also remove shortcuts.
  • From Google Webmaster Tools to Google Search Console

    Alex Chitu
    22 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Google Webmaster Tools has a new name: it's now called Google Search Console. Why change the name? "It turns out that the traditional idea of the 'webmaster' reflects only some of you. We have all kinds of Webmaster Tools fans: hobbyists, small business owners, SEO experts, marketers, programmers, designers, app developers, and, of course, webmasters as well," explains Google.Google Search Console will continue to offer the same features, including Google Search analytics, information about external and internal links, mobile usability issues, crawling and indexing issues, security and…
  • Google Tone

    Alex Chitu
    21 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Google Tone is an experimental Chrome extension for sharing the URL of the current tab with other computers. It doesn't use Bluetooth, NFC or WiFi: it only sends audio tones. "Google Tone turns on your computer's microphone (while the extension is on) and uses your computer's speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet." For some reason, Google requires to be logged in to a Google account and to be online. Your Google Profile name and picture are displayed next to the notification. I'm not sure why this feature isn't optional.Google Research Blog has more…
  • Fast Is Slow in the New Google Maps

    Alex Chitu
    21 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Sometimes even Google makes mistakes. The new version of the desktop Google Maps has an updated interface for layers like traffic, transit, bicycling and terrain. If you enable the traffic layer, Google shows a legend at the bottom of the page and claims that red = fast-moving cars and green = slow-moving cars. Obviously, the labels are reversed.Here's the previous interface, which uses the proper labels:This mistake was spotted by Ken Drori, a reader of this blog. Fortunately, it's quite easy to fix.{ Thanks, Ken. }
  • Tweets in Google Search: the End of the Google+ Era

    Alex Chitu
    20 May 2015 | 2:59 am
    Google announced that it will start to display tweets in Google Search for mobile. "When you're searching on the Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet, you can find real-time content from Twitter right in the search results," informs Google.There are two Twitter-related cards. One of them shows popular tweets related to your query and it's only displayed for news-related searches.The second card enhances Twitter results with recent tweets. For example, when you search for [nasa twitter], Google displays the most recent tweets, including those that were posted a few seconds…
 
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    Google Directions

  • Google Maps Updates Driving Directions With More Detailed Traffic Alerts

    Richard
    21 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Memorial Day is on the way, and Google Maps has just updated its driving directions to help you find the best routes in one of the busiest driving days of the year. According to the AAA more than 30 million travelers will hit the road this weekend that marks the unofficial start of the summer […]
  • Google Maps Now Available on Android Wear

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Google has just updated its Maps app for Android to version 9.9. The update brings a really cool translucent status bar at the top which gives the application a more modern look, as well as new navigation features that will make your daily commute a lot more pleasurable. The new transparent status bar overrides the […]
  • MapQuest Turns to Apigee for its Digital Expansion

    Richard
    14 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    MapQuest reaches over 40 million users every month through different platforms, the company specializes in developing and marketing online, mobile, developer, and business solutions to help people discover new places and also figure out where they would like to go, which routes to take in order to get there as quickly as possible, what to […]
  • Google Map Maker Temporarily Disabled for Editing Due to Spam Attacks

    Richard
    12 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    The Google Map Maker is a pretty useful tool that Google launched back in 2008 to allow users to edit information on Google Maps in order to make their online mapping solution more complete, detailed, and accurate. Map Maker was or is basically the Wikipedia of maps, and it’s also very similar to the OpenStreetMap […]
  • Interactive Game of Thrones Google Map Lets You Explore Westeros

    Richard
    7 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    There’s a lot of talk going on all over the internet about a Game of Thrones fan that posted a picture on Reddit that shows how Westeros would look like on Google Maps. Westeros is a fictional continent created by George R.R. Martin, which is composed by The Seven Kingdoms, and as you probably already […]
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    Google Today

  • Google’s Self-Driving Cars Come to Public Roads

    Wes
    15 May 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Self-driving Cars come to Public Roads We got to see Google’s Self-Driving Cars last Summer and then again in the Winter, and now in the 2nd quarter of 2015 they’re leaving the private lot for public roads.  It should come as no surprise that Google’s Self-Driving Vehicles would eventually come out and play, after all they’ve been on the streets for years.  But these new smaller vehicles don’t need humans as backup pilots. According to Google these little self-driving cars can navigate nearly any situation on public roads.  Per the video, wherever they may…
  • Pay One Cent per Megabyte with Google’s Project Fi

    Wes
    5 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
      1¢ per MB via Google Project Fi About a year ago Google began testing wireless protocols for a future project.  A few months ago it made a deal with the third and fourth largest mobile carriers in the US, T-mobile an Sprint. And very recently, Google sent out a plan for a mobile service exclusively for it’s Nexus 6 phones. So how can you pay one cent per megabyte with Google’s Project Fi? It’s a fairly well known fact that few people are overjoyed by the plans available from mobile carriers.  But most of us still bite the bullet and dive in anyway.  We want…
  • 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…
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    9to5Google

  • Google and Comedy Central are offering one free episode from 12 shows on Google Play

    Tom Maxwell
    25 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Memorial Day in the United States is a time for remembering and celebrating, relaxing and unwinding, and an extra day off from work to spend with friends and family. Google wants to make sure you don’t have to waste any of it flipping through TV channels to find something that’s on to watch, which is why the company has partnered up with Comedy Central to offer 12 episodes of 12 different Comedy Central original shows absolutely free on Google Play. Our face when discovering 12 free episodes in this @ComedyCentral collection. https://t.co/18xUTQ308V pic.twitter.com/mawQvX7nG1…
  • Incoming Google Photos app with ‘Assistant’ feature gets shown off in screenshots

    Jordan Kahn
    25 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Today we’re getting a look at an upcoming new version of the Google Photos app courtesy of some screenshots obtained by AndroidPolice. The app features a new Assistant mode that appears to replace the old Autoawesome feature with a more manual editing experience, as well as something new features and tweaks to the overall user experience. The new Assistant features appears to largely replace what was previously known as “Autoawesome” and in the process offers some more manual controls for the feature that allow users to turn photos into albums, movies, animations and more. Here’s…
  • Sony confirms May 26 Xperia Z4 launch for China

    Jordan Kahn
    25 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    When Sony announced its new flagship smartphone back in April, the Xperia Z4, there wasn’t a solid launch date other than this summer for the Japan market. Now, it appears Sony’s team in China has announced a May 26 launch date, meaning we could see the device sooner rather than later outside of Japan. Xperia Blog noticed that the ad on the official Weibo account for Sony Xperia in China showing what appears to be an Xperia Z4 alongside a May, 26 launch date. The Xperia Z4 has a physical design not unlike the previous generation apart from some new color options, but it does get some…
  • LG G4 available for pre-order at U.S. Cellular starting May 29th

    Tom Maxwell
    25 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Pre-orders of LG’s new flagship Android smartphone, the LG G4, have gone live for several major carriers in the United States, and now it’s U.S. Cellular’s turn. Through a tweet sent out on Saturday from U.S. Cellular’s official Twitter account, the carrier confirmed that pre-orders of the G4 on the regional carrier will begin May 29th in-store and online. @_Stewartwhaley On May 29th the pre-sale begins in stores and online. ^AH — U.S. Cellular (@USCellular) May 23, 2015 The G4 has shipping dates of early June for all of the big four, via information gathered…
  • World White Web project wants you to lend a hand in ending unintentional racism on the web

    Ben Lovejoy
    25 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    While Google has been working hard to become a more diverse company, you don’t necessarily see much diversity in image searches. Carry out a neutral search on Google Images for terms like man, woman, face or hand, and the vast majority of search results show white people. The World White Web project aims to change that, by the simple mechanism of asking people to share images of people of color, which boosts their search rankings in Google, increasing the racial diversity of search results …  The project was the brainchild of Swedish design student Johanna Burai, who told TNW…
 
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    playfuldroid.com

  • Lollipop update for Asus Zenfone 5 will be delayed

    Joe
    25 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Asus India has confirmed via their Facebook page that their Lollipop update for the Zenfone 5 will be delayed by another 3-4 months. Of course, this will possibly implies that the update for the Zenfone 4 and 6 will also be delayed as well. Although this would probably outraged many of the Zenfone users, but please consider yourself to be lucky to be able to enjoy the Lollipop – so the wait is worthwhile.   The post Lollipop update for Asus Zenfone 5 will be delayed appeared first on .
  • Android factory reset does not fully erase data?

    Joe
    25 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    According to a new study by Cambridge University, Android’s factory reset option doesn’t really erase all your personal data. In the study titled ‘Security Analysis of Android Factory Resets’, the researches tested 21 Android smartphones made by 5 different manufacturers. The devices tested run on Android 2.3 to Android 4.3. Sad to say, all devices tested actually retained a part of the ex-user’s private data including e-mails, SMS, pictures, videos, as well as personal contact information from third party apps which include Facebook and Whatsapp. According to…
  • How to root Mstar S700 in less than an hour

    Joe
    25 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    The Mstar S700 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Mstar back in March this year. The Mstar S700 rocks a decent 5.5″ HD display, powered by a 1.7GHz 8-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, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh removable battery as well as Android 5.0 running out of the box. Like most other Android tablets, we can root Mstar S700 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Mstar S700…
  • OnePlus 2 arrived at Benchmark?

    Marc
    21 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    By now, most of us should already heard that the OnePlus 2 is set to be announce during the 3rd quarter this year. Today, it seems like this upcoming handset has made a visit to Geekbench. Although it is listed as OnePlus One on the website, but its model number is different from the version we have currently. The current OnePlus One handset has a model number A0001, while the one listed has a number A2001 – which is probably the OnePlus 2 in disguise. According to the website, it seems to suggest that the OnePlus 2 will be running on a 8-cores chipset clocked at 1.55GHz along with 3GB…
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 to feature finger print sensor

    Steve Cox
    20 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Earlier this month, there have been rumors that Samsung has been prepping to add a new device to their A-series smartphones – which was first unveiled during the MWC this year. This device is of course, none other than the Samsung Galaxy A8 which will be the successor of the Galaxy A7 announced several months back. According to a new rumor, the Galaxy A8 will be featuring a fingerprint sensor this time round as an added security feature for this mid-range handset. From what we know so far, the Galaxy A8 will also be featuring an incredible 16MP rear camera, similar to that of the Galaxy…
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    SenaTechno

  • Guest Blogging Can Increase Your Web Traffic

    25 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    As I wrote in my article entitled "Getting More Traffic with Giving Award to Another Blog", in the last part I wrote "Exchanging article can be done to get backlinks Also". That means that one way to increase web traffic naturally is that you can open wide to the guest who will put the article in your blog as a Guest Blogging.Why I think it can improve web traffic?Guest Blogging PhilosophyWell, I will explain in mutualism effect, why is there a desire on both sides; one side would like to commend the article, on the other side want to put quality articles for free in your blog.Blog OwnerIf…
  • Placing Google CSE to Blogger Static Page

    23 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    One widget provided by Google is CSE (Custom Search Engine); a search widget that can be easily use to display the search results from your blog. If you have connected to Google Adsense, then with Google CSE (Custom Search Engine) can be set as the Search Engine Monetization by setting in the menu Make Money.Read more »
  • How To Keep Your Website Secure

    23 May 2015 | 2:59 am
    You may have never considered yourself a target for hackers. In fact, while reading this you may still believe that hackers only attack multinational tech companies and banks to steal money, right? Well, you may not be as safe as you assume.Read more »
  • Sending email from Google Sheets (Google Drive)

    21 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Google Drive provides many facilities applications that can be used freely, as well as general file storage. One that has been often we use is Google Sheets. You can take advantage of this spreadsheet as a list to send emails automatically. If you already have a Gmail account, then you can directly access Google Drive here.Read more »
  • Getting Traffic with Giving Awards to Another Blog

    19 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    It occurred to me after reading a blog "blogingfunda" written by Mohinder Paul Verma, that it is important to reward the one who gave you the inspiration to write a blog so that you get satisfaction from the results you achieve. I think it can improve web traffic or blog naturally also, of course, with a few tricks which I will explain below.Read more »
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    TechSpouse.com

  • GTA V Mod Unlocks 30 Different Special Hidden Areas

    Chirag Kwatra
    12 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    GTA V Mod Unlocks 30 Different Special Hidden Areas GTA V’s new Mod Causes Tsunami, Drowns Los Santos (once more), recently 30 new hidden areas leaked that is so different. The good thing is that : Mods don’t care about rules. NewTheft has footage of a GTA “All Interiors” mod, which lets players visit locations that were cut from the game, or only accessible via missions. This includes stuff like special offices, police stations, clubs, and other recreational areas—many of which are populated by actual pedestrians. Better yet, the mod points out all these hidden areas on your…
  • GTA V Mod Causes Tsunami, Drowns Los Santos (once more)

    Chirag Kwatra
    11 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Credit : Kotaku An amazing, pretty mod advertised by GtaGamer222, it covers Los Santos in water, so much so that only the very highest parts of the city and surrounding countryside have escaped the deluge. While here’s a good one by MkElite that’s got a lot of first-person action, as well as a look at what happens when you change the weather conditions. If this looks familiar, that’s because a very similar mod was made for the console version of the game. Not sure that one could spawn giant whales in downtown, though. Time to add this to the game’s custom soundtrack:
  • Apple demand being huge more than Android

    Chirag Kwatra
    8 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    Apple demand being huge more than Android, Large number of customers switching from Android to iPhone. Apple’s iPhone and iPad’s demand getting huge more than Android devices. The latest iPhones have helped Apple gain smartphone market share in Europe and China, with a large number of customers switching from Android devices, a market tracker said Wednesday. Kantar Worldpanel also said that in the United States, the market for “phablets,” or large-screen smartphones, has quadrupled over the past year, also helping Apple with its iPhone 6 Plus. The newest data…
  • Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM become the biggest affordable smartphone

    Chirag Kwatra
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM become the biggest affordable smartphone. The affordable smartphone new Microsoft Lumia 430 with Dual SIM at Rs. 5,299 totally available at retails stores. With the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update and Lumia Denim, it promises to offer faster and smoother user experience, similar to those offered in high-end Lumia smartphones. The product has Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a dual-core CPU that can run at 1.2 GHz, a four-inch WVGA display, and a smart dual SIM that allows people to assign unique profiles to SIM cards or switch between ‘home’ and…
  • Download new Opera version for desktop

    Chirag Kwatra
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Download new Opera version for desktop. Opera launches new version for desktop users to help users get most out of the web. With Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox’s technology Opera was also booming from long time and recently India joined the 1 million-user club for Opera for Computers in just one year which is a testimony to Opera on Computers, being one of the most popular products from the company. Opera understands consumer needs and this brand new version is the outcome of the company’s research that showed consumers focus on ‘serious work’ when it comes to their…
 
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    Games Reviewer

  • FlyBo Review

    Patrick Garde
    21 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    While some mobile games allow you to test your logical thinking, there are also numerous titles, such as FlyBo, that enable you to test your dexterity in ways you could not imagine. One of the things that I liked about FlyBo right from the start is its interesting visual perspective. Instead of going for the normal isometric gameplay, FlyBo focuses on bringing in a faux 3D perspective that works seamlessly. The gameplay on its own is simple and easy to understand, you just need to tap the screen in order to make the ball go up, and you can leave it on the gravity to let the ball go down. You…
  • JumPo Review

    Patrick Garde
    3 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    In the world of arcade games for mobile, endless running games are one of the most exciting genres. The thing that makes these games unique and interesting is the sheer challenge that comes in front of the player at all times. JumPo is more than just a simple arcade game with a lot of charisma. It’s a fun game for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android with a simple mechanic. You need to tap the screen in order to make the 3D ball jump over the obstacles in this endless running game from Xllusion. You need to try and collect as many crystals as possible in order to level up, and that the more you…
  • iO – A Physics Platformer Review

    Patrick Garde
    3 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    iO – A Physics Platformer is an incredibly fun game for iOS (iPhone, iPad). Right of the bat, it was clear that this title from BluBox and Gamious was both graphically and mechanically impressive. Created during one of the any Global Game Jams, iO is an iOS game that requires the user to think differently than they normally would as they alter the physical dimensions of a ball. Set up like a traditional iPhone game, iO – A Physics Platformer has multiple levels to choose from and score tiers on each level, based on time. After a short tutorial, it was pretty clear how to play, but that…
  • ZiBo – 3D ZigZag Ball Game Review

    Patrick Garde
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Many of us just tend to get sick and tired of the same old AAA games with new releases and lots of sequel. ZiBo from Xllusion is an arcade game specifically created to help us in this regard. ZiBo is a simple, 3D endless ball runner game for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android, and it has a single game mechanic, but the good part about it, however, is the fact that everything is done right. The main idea is that this iPhone game offers you a massive, infinite zigzag world and all you need to do is to reach the furthest point possible. Rest assured that the game is not as easy as it sounds because…
  • TouchTone Review

    Patrick Garde
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    TouchTone is an interesting, and possibly controversial, iOS (iPhone, iPad) game from Mikengreg (Mike Boxleiter and Greg Wohlwend) about government surveillance. Essentially, players take the role of an NSA-like agent as they solve puzzles and decide what information is “pertinent” to the security of the country. TouchTone has visual puzzles in which there are angle shapes, I’ve encountered slabs and triangle so far, and colored wavelengths shot from a unique point on the screen. Over time, these puzzles went from simplistic single rays to multiple rays, with multiple shapes on the…
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