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Google+ Sign In Links Your Apps to Your Desktop
Google has just announced that it is adding a new feature to the Google+ platform.  Google made the announcement on the Google+ Developers Blog, which is Google’s official source of information about the Google+ platform. Application sign-in will allow users to sign in to your app with Google.  Whether... Read more
Microsoft Upset That FCC Stopped Google Probe
The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it has concluded its probe into anti-competitive actions by Google and Microsoft executives are not happy with the FCC’s decision. A blog post by Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Dave Heiner says the FCC’s decision is “troubling” and “unusual” and that the... Read more
Google Maps For iOS 6 Finally Released
Google, Inc. on Wednesday night at 11PM Eastern Standard Time released Google Maps for Apple iOS 6, the company’s long-awaited answer to Apple Maps. The free Google Maps application includes Google local search, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions and street views. While the app only just now came... Read more
Google And Apple Partner To Purchase Kodak Patents
Google and Apple are usually in court to battle one another over patent infringements, however this week the two tech giants have announced a partnership aimed as securing the rights to Kodak’s vast library of technology patents. According to various reports the company’s will team up to offer $500... Read more
Google Apps No Longer Free
Google Apps will no longer allow for free accounts. The company has announced that is will end free registration and focus its efforts on paid business users. Google started its Apps program to support businesses with 200 users or less, since that time the company has attracted more than... Read more
Google $400M Acquisition of ICOA
Google is jumping further into the internet broadband game after announcing the $400 million acquisition of ICOA, Inc., a national high-traffic broadband Wi-Fi provider. According to Google the acquisition was completed to “further diversify it’s already impressive portfolio of companies.” ICOA provides internet users to broadband speed access in... Read more
Google’s 100,000 Stars Chrome App
Google launched a new experiment that it has designated the 100,000 Stars Chrome App.  Its purpose seems to be to let you know how small you really are with a look at the stars that are only a few light years away.  You will see amazing sights like you’ve... Read more
Nexus 4: A Hit Or Not?

Nexus 4: A Hit Or Not?

News November 20, 2012

Google has made it known that their products labeled “Nexus” are “the best of Google”, and one would think that they put everything they have in their arsenal to make sure that their best products will be big hits in the market. When the Google Nexus 4 was announced,... Read more
10-inch Nexus And 3G-capable Nexus 7 In The Works?
Before we were all blown away (take it with sarcasm or not) by the Apple Special Event the other day, the Android community was all abuzz with rumors about the iPad line’s competitor. Thanks mainly to the invites that Google sent out for its own event, which is slated... Read more
Is Better Than Gmail?
Microsoft has struggled against Gmail in the email sector for years, something Microsoft hopes to remedy with the release of, the company’s answer to its own aging service.  Launched with a beautifully crafted user interface looks more like a Google product than a Microsoft platform. The... Read more