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Google announces tablet version of Google+

Google announces tablet version of Google+

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by MG1

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Google today announced a tablet-specific version of its Google+ social network. Among other things the new tablet applications will feature Hangouts that automatically switch cameras based on which person in the Hangout is talking. The new app will be available on both the Apple iPad and Android-based tablets. Google+ also now features an Events feature that integrates with Google Calendar and acts as the social networking site’s version of Evite that lets users set up and invite people to parties and other events. Google+ Events also features a “party mode” that automatically adds all photos taken to the party by any Google+ users who have “party mode” flipped on. “Party mode” also makes a ...

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Google Chrome Android released: Google Play store

Google Chrome Android released: Google Play store

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by MG1

Google is trying to end the debate over which mobile browser works best for Android by releasing the mobile version of its popular Chrome browser to the Google Play store on Wednesday. The Android version of the browser had been in Beta until Wednesday and is currently only available for devices that have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. Google says that the latest version “picks up important stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, along with some minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets.” Key features in Chrome for Android include the ability to sync open tabs, bookmarks and passwords from users’ desktop browser to their smartphone or tablet; the ability to send op...

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Is the Nexus 7 the only tablet in Google's plans?

Is the Nexus 7 the only tablet in Google's plans?

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by MG1

This here is pure speculation, so we absolutely don't mind if you disagree with what you are about to read. Now that we've made that clear, let us present you with our (wild) hypothesis.
It is just that there is something about the Google Nexus 7 and its name. Think about it: it could have been named something else like the Google Nexus Tab, Google Nexus Slate, Google Nexus butter-on-toast, but no. We simply have a figure representing the device's display size. Why have a "7" at the end instead of some elegant moniker since there is no other Nexus tablet to confuse this one with?

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CyanogenMod 9 RC1 brings near-final Android 4.0 ROM to 37 devices

CyanogenMod 9 RC1 brings near-final Android 4.0 ROM to 37 devices

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 by MG1

The development team behind the popular CyanogenMod Android firmware is making the first wave of release candidates available for its Android 4.0 ROM, CyanogenMod 9. The list contains 37 devices, including older phones like the Nexus S, non-Android devices like the HP Touchpad, and newer phones like the international Galaxy S III —although there isn't yet an RC1 download for the HTC One X. From this point, the ROMs will enter the nightly build stage as developers work their way toward gold releases — more or less final versions.
If your device isn’t on the list, that doesn’t mean CM9 isn’t coming. A post on the CyanogenMod blog notes that since the ‘core’ OS is now stabilized, people will be...

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Google pays out $11,500 in bug bounty for Chrome 20

Google pays out $11,500 in bug bounty for Chrome 20

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 by MG1

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Google has paid out $11,500 in bounty money to security researchers for spotting bugs in the latest stable version of its Chrome web browser, released yesterday. $7,000 goes to a single developer, named "miaubiz", who discovered seven separate bugs, including several problems with the browser's handling of SVG images. A further $4,000 goes to Jüri Aedla, who spotted two integer overflows, one threatening more than just the browser, potentially allowing an attacker to affect the underlying system on 64-bit Linux machines. Meanwhile, Nicholas Gregoire picks up a modest $500 for spotting a "wild read in XSL handling."

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Google helps track and manage remote workers

Google helps track and manage remote workers

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 by MG1

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Google has launched Maps Coordinate in the US, a paid-for mobile app designed to help companies track and manage workers on the move.
The location service will allow a business to track and locate workers in the field but has an additional layer of functionality that allows a business to schedule work and set tasks for remote workers to follow.
Speaking on the Google Enterprise Blog Daniel Chu, Senior Product Manager at Google explained the reasoning behind the new service. "As the number of mobile employees continues to grow, so does the need for a location sharing solution that works in real-time." Adding "Any business can sign up for Google Maps Coordinate. Google Maps Coordinate is built...

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Here's What Google's Upcoming Nexus 7 Tablet Looks Like

Here's What Google's Upcoming Nexus 7 Tablet Looks Like

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 by MG1

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The Internet is the ultimate tattletale, blabber mouth, and gossip queen. If there's a secret to be heard, the Internet usually knows about it, and then turns around the tells the world. Or in this case, shows the world. The latest bit of gossp revolves around Google's upcoming Nexus 7 tablet to be revealed at the company's I/O Conference this week, at least officially. Unofficially, the Web is waving around a leaked training document detailing the Nexus 7, including what it will look like.
Google's document somehow landed in the hands of Gizmodo Australia, which is hosting images of the front, side, and back of the Nexus 7. It's a rather simple looking device with a textured finish and "Nex...

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Google's Android developers website gets a redesign ahead of I/O

Google's Android developers website gets a redesign ahead of I/O

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by MG1

Google’s I/O 2012 developers event is right around the corner - it’s kicking off June 27th in San Francisco, and we expect it to bring major announcements for the Android platform like the Jelly Bean update. But whether or not we see the actual unveiling of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google has already taken one step to streamline and simplify the portal for Android developers.

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VLC Media Player finally coming to Android

VLC Media Player finally coming to Android

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by MG1

Now this was a long wait. We did hear “VLC coming to Android” stories back in 2010, but now the launch is imminent, with VideoLAN turning to Twitter to spread the good news. Their tweet simply says “Android, here we come!” which seems enough for some users, whereas some others are still asking for the exact date. Honestly I can’t imaging folks who made one of the most popular media players having any technical difficulties with Android, but what do I know. I’m just a mobile tech blogger who enjoys using VLC on his computer and can’t wait to try it out on his Samsung Galaxy S II, too. Needless to say, we’ll follow this story and you’ll be the first to know when VLC finally hits Google Play. S...

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Larry Page Sick? Missed events make Google CEO's health questionable

Larry Page Sick? Missed events make Google CEO's health questionable

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by MG1

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The health of Google co-founder and chief executive Larry Page has been called into question following the CEO’s absence from Google’s shareholders’ meeting on Thursday. Chairman Eric Schmidt stated that Page skipped the meeting due to a voice condition, but Google also said Page would not be present at the Google I/O developer conference next week, or at the company’s second-quarter earnings call in July while his voice recovers. JP Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth on Friday pondered to clients whether or not the CEO’s health problem is being downplayed by Google.

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Google sued: Texas AG antitrust investigation

Google sued: Texas AG antitrust investigation

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by MG1

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Google has apparently decided to mess with Texas. Per the Wall Street Journal, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed suit against Google in an attempt to lasso some runaway documents that Google claimed were covered by attorney-client privilege. In all, Google has claimed attorney-client privilege on more than 14,500 documents and the Texas AG is alleging that Google hasn’t even come close to clearly demonstrating that they’re all privileged. Abbott is investigating Google for allegedly using its monopoly search power to harm rival Internet companies. Antitrust regulators in both the United States federal government and the European Union have launched similar investigations.

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Google TV launches in UK with Sony

Google TV launches in UK with Sony

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by MG1

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Google TV will launch in the UK in the third week in July, with pre-orders of the £200 Sony NSZ-GS7 set top box opening today.
A £300 NSZ-GP4 Blu-ray player is set to follow later in the summer, but there's no date on when an integrated television set will arrive for the UK.
The two offerings from Sony bring the second generation of Google TV – hugely overhauled from the much-maligned original and deemed suitable for a global audience.
There's also a nifty new remote with a laptop-like multitouch touchpad on the front and a QWERTY keyboard on the rear.

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Google Play lets top devs reply to user reviews, smack down trolls

Google Play lets top devs reply to user reviews, smack down trolls

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 by MG1

Are you an Android developer with an app in Google Play? Do you have a Top Developer badge? Well rejoice, because starting right now Google will let select developers reply to user reviews right from the safety, warmth and comfort of the Android Developer Console -- perfect for when you need to put the smackdown on those undeserving trolls give feedback to your beloved customers or share information about a new feature. Users are then notified by email about replies to a review and have the option to contact the developer directly. "Google continues to make investments in Google Play and we are excited to engage with our users through this new feature" said Autumn Brown, Android Account Dire...

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Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons

Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 by MG1

Last night, it seems that word had slipped out that the Android 4.0 update was available for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II via Kies. Unfortunately, it turned out that the update was available only for a limited time. For those unfamiliar with the process, Kies allows users to connect their Samsung-made device with a PC or Mac using a USB cable. One use of Kies is to install software updates such as Android 4.0 as an alternative to an OTA update.
So why was the Android 4.0 first made available and then apparently pulled? One AT&T customer decided to discuss the matter with an AT&T rep via a Live Chat. And during this chat, the rep said that the update has been delayed due to "Te...

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Android Jelly Bean revealed as version 4.1 on Galaxy Nexus checkout page

Android Jelly Bean revealed as version 4.1 on Galaxy Nexus checkout page

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 by MG1

We have yet to get any confirmation from Mountain View, but it looks like Jelly Bean just got a touch more official. The as-yet-unannounced Android OS was outed as version 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus Google Wallet checkout page. 4.1 does in fact make Jelly Bean a more incremental update than the potentially more significant Ice Cream Sandwich, from a classification perspective, at least. The operating system also, based on the checkout page above, will be coming to the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ version first -- which handsets will follow is yet to be seen. This could very well be a typo on the Wallet checkout page, but it's more likely to be an un-approved slip, giving us just a hint of sugar ahead of ...

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