May 4, 2013 |
Apple users get the chance to see what all the fuss over Google Now is about, thanks to an update from the company that brings Google's version of the personal assistant to the iPhone and iPad. The app plugs into users' Google accounts to offer personalized information — traffic status, nearby restaurants or packages you may be expecting — based on information pulled from your smartphone's location, Gmail account or Google Calendar. The app requires users to sign-in to their Google account, and to verify a good amount of data...
April 29, 2013 |
Google has brought Google Now, its prime Siri competitor, to the iPhone and iPad by incorporating the feature into its search app for iOS devices. The feature, which has been available to Android users for months, pulls together information from across Google services to give users a digital starting point. The company said Monday that the service is now open to iPhone and iPad users through the company's free Google Search app. To use Google Now, users will have to sign into their Google accounts to enable the...
February 7, 2013 |
There's no love lost between Google and Microsoft, and the enmity is rising now that the latter has launched a new campaign accusing Google of bad ad practices on Gmail. But consumers may want to check their outrage. This territory has been traveled before. This is Microsoft latest salvo in its "Scroogled" campaign, dinging its archrival for using algorithms to scan Gmail users' messages and serve ads based on the keywords they find there. This is a favorite target of Microsoft, which has criticized...
November 27, 2012 |
In a move away from online anonymity, Google will now link users' Google+ identifications to reviews they leave on the company's Play store. The change began popping up Monday, and will show users' real names and the pictures associated with their Google+ account next to any reviews they write. Linking the two services does not appear to be optional. When users click the "Write a Review" button on the company's marketplace, they're greeted with the following message: "From now on, reviews you write will be...
October 19, 2012 |
Google and Samsung announced Thursday that they will be launching new Chromebooks to follow up on the cloud-based laptop Google introduced last year. The WiFi Chromebook will be available on Monday, for $249. It has an 11.6-inch screen, weighs 2.43 pounds and is less than 0.8-inches thick. The company says it has 6.5 hours of battery life, a 16GB solid-state hard drive and comes with one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, an HDMI Port and is Bluetooth compatible. Amazon , NewEgg and Samsung have...
August 27, 2012 |
Just weeks after another security breach , cloud storage company Dropbox has added a two-step verification process to help make user accounts more secure. Dropbox has experienced three high-profile instances of security problems in the past year or so, with the latest instance concerning usernames and passwords being stolen from other websites and their accounts accessed. In response to the latest incident, Dropbox promised it would add "two-factor authentication.