So you're fed up with Google, and you've got a litany of reasons. More now than ever. You don't even have to explain—we're just here to help you crawl out from under the shadow of the big G, step by step. More »
If you find yourself in prison, I'm sorry but there's nothing we can do to help. You're on your own now but you have the power to escape from prison by finding some items and solving the puzzles in this game called Prison Escape Puzzle. It's another addictive and fun puzzle game that will challenge your wits and skills.
Google announced a major re-organization on Monday that will see the creation of a new parent company called Alphabet. Larry Page will lead Alphabet, while former Chrome and Android head Sundar Pichai will become the CEO of Google, now a subsidiary of the bigger company Alphabet. Sergey Brin will serve as Alphabet's president. Google's shares rocketed up 6% in after-hours trading.
Several months ago, Google Maps added a Virtual Reality switch for their Street View platform. With this switch, users are able to view any Street View-enabled location with their Google Cardboard headset. What we've done here is to compile some of the most awesome places you're able to visit right this minute with your Android smartphone with (or without) a VR headset like Google Cardboard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly.
Open Android provides a fully functional mobile operating system and some scaffolding to build certain types of apps. Google develops open Android and publishes the code under an open source license, meaning anybody can take it and do whatever they want with it.But there's also another Android, which is most commonly called the Google Mobile Services platform, or GMS.
Happy Birthday, Chromecast! It's been two years since the tiny HDMI-based TV dongle launched at Google, and Google wants to celebrate. To do so, they've delivered a collection of freebies or otherwise interesting trial-offer sorts of gifts to the public. To those that already have Chromecast or Android TV devices, that is to say.
Google Search adds indexing of iOS apps for users on both Android and devices like iPhone and iPad. Developers will begin to be able to assure themselves a spot in the indexing limelight sooner than later as Google's search app brings ease in search to the masses. This search indexing will work for not only iOS and Android Google search apps, but Chrome as well.
Google announces that Eclipse Android Developer Tools kit will no longer be officially supported by the company for Android app creation. This afternoon Jamal Eason, Product Manager for Android, made clear that Google would be "ending development and official support for the Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse at the end of the year.
Google has transformed Android search for apps and now displays the results in a pictorial, grid-like fashion. For instance, searching for "music apps" (either in Now or a browser) brings up the above grid, and clicking on a given app will take you straight to Google Play, as you'd expect. The feature, spotted by Android Police, appears to have rolled out over the last few days.
Google acquired Nest and then Dropcam , so it isn't much of a surprise that it might want more. If there was any doubt there, this latest patent, filed just months after the two acquisitions, would dispel all that. It might be deceptively called "Security Scoring in a Smart-sensored Home", but the message it sends is clear.
In fact, the most popular searches are a lot more basic.The clear winner around the world is "facebook," which is funny given that you could just as easily type facebook.com into a URL bar."google" and "youtube" are also popular and likewise amusing.Google Trends Below you'll find a list of the most popular terms in the U.S. in 2014 from Google Trends .
If you've ever searched for the name a capital city or a celebrity's place of birth, then you'll probably be familiar Google's Knowledge Graph. It's a cool little feature that picks out and displays the answers to questions, saving you from clicking through all of the links in your search results.
Whether we like it or not, and some might actually do, Google Glass as we knew it is practically dead. Whether it comes back in the same form or, hopefully, a better one, only Google , and time, knows. But for now, we are left to ponder what went wrong.
This week we gave you twice as many reviews as we normally do, so if you’ve not had a chance to read them all, this list is for you. Just click through to see the full listing of all the news and reviews that we posted this past week. Enjoy!
Let's face it: Google's internet knowledge is handy fora number of tasks. As of today, though, the folks in Mountain View want to help you sort outcar insurance. That's right, Google now offers a Compare tool that'll allow you to enter your Zip code, vehicle info and coverage details before scrolling through a collection of quotes from providers in the area.
It's hard out there for Gmail addicts on iOS, who still don't have an app that's as robust as Gmail on Android. But at least things are getting a bit better: Googlejust releasedversion 4.0 of its Gmail iOS app, which finally takes advantage of some useful iOS 8 features.
Now that the European Commission is investigating Google for possible anti-trust violations, a tiny startup calledDisconnect thinks the time is right to strike at the giant, too. Disconnect has filed an antitrust complaint against Google in Europe over Google's decision to ban Disconnect's privacy app from the Google Play app store last fall, not just once, but twice.