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Google: Another Day, Another 550K Android Activations

It appears Google is learning a lesson from Apple: mobility mean big bucks. The search giant told reporters Thursday Android could become “an accelerator” for the business. There are more than 130 million Android devices now, the company says.

“Our emerging high usage products can generate huge new businesses for Google in the long run, just like search,” CEO Larry Page said. Google activated 135 million Android devices — 35 million  [Read More…]

What Apple Could Learn From Google+

Look around in Google’s new social network, Google+. You’ll see Apple design DNA everywhere. The clean, white space. The knowing and careful attention to typography type, shade and spacing. The icons are beautiful in a simple, balanced, Apple kind of way.

The coolest feature on the whole site, the “circle editor,” was in fact designed primarily by the same guy who was a lead designer on the original Macintosh.

Google+ presents  [Read More…]

Enable Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation In Unsupported Countries On Android With Ownhere Mod

Many of us appreciate, even rely upon the hardcore techies of the hacking community to deliver the tweaks and mods that circumvent the limitations and help us realize the true potential of the devices we own. Whether it’s rooting the HTC Desire or jailbreaking the iPad 2 (or hacking the PS3, which can land you in a whole lot of trouble if you aren’t careful), no sooner are the firmware versions or devices released than the developers are beavering away looking for  [Read More…]

How To Hide Facebook’s Intrusive New Chat/Message Sidebar

Part of Facebook’s ‘awesome announcement‘ recently was the addition of Skype-powered video chat, adding face-to-face calling to the social network’s arsenal. As part of this update, Facebook also changed its chat layout, bringing a new sidebar to all Facebook pages.

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The new sidebar contains a list of all your online contacts, as well as their chat status – perfect for telling when people are up for a spot of video chat.

The  [Read More…]

Ruling On HTC By ITC Spells “Trouble” For Android Makers

The saga between HTC and Apple continues as the fight after the ITC ruled in favor of Apple over two patents rages on. It was decided on Friday that HTC had indeed violated the two patents in question, giving Apple the lead in the seemingly never ending patent battle. However, after an examination of the two patents, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) revealed some bad news for Android makers – these patent violations may apply to  [Read More…]

HTC Found Guilty Of Infringing two Apple patents

An ITC judge ruled that HTC violated two of Apple Patents, According to FOSS Patents those two pantents is at the core of Android and expected to be infringed by all Android devices.

Those patents are apparently infringed by code that is at the core of Android. It’s telling that those two patents are also at issue between Apple and Motorola (and the ‘263 patent was also used by Apple against Nokia).  [Read More…]

This White iPad 2 KIRF Costs $93, Features MicroSD Card, Runs On Android 2.2

China is infamous for exporting many a fake electronic product. As Apple’s iDevices invariably generate the lion’s share of the media’s attention, so do the knock-offs which constantly spring up. You can generally find fake iPhones and iPods at a fraction of the price from the likes of eBay, most of which are poor replicas of the real deal. However every once in a while, a decent one pops up which raises a few eyebrows in the tech community.

The bootleggers have  [Read More…]

Google+ Is A Sausage Fest With 74% Males, Out Of Which 24% Are Engineers

According to metrics collected by the Find People On Plus website, Google+’s main demographic is comprised of male San Francisco-based engineers, at least according to the profile data they’ve submitted.

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According to these figures, roughly 73.7% of all Google+ users are male, 7.85% live in San Francisco and as many as 24.56% have listed their occupation as engineers. Judging by these metrics, Google+ could be seen as an Internet-only Silicon Valley, where engineers share pictures  [Read More…]

HTC Catches Feelings, Says Apple Would Rather Sue than Compete Fairly

HTC is taking the disappointed parent round in their official response to Apple’s latest complaint filed with the International Trade Commission in which Apple requests the blockage of HTC imports.

Originally Posted by : HTC is disappointed at Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market. HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights.  [Read More…]

Upload pictures From Your iDevice To Google+

Google+ was launched two weeks ago, And people who managed to get a Google+ account may now be staggering how to acquire services from their iOS devices, Since there is no Google+ official app is available now. Here’s how to upload pictures from your iDevice to Google+.

You Will Need: An iPod touch,iPad or iPhone running iOS 4.0 or Latest. Google+ account Piconhand, a fee Picasa client for iOS. Step 1: Suppose you have  [Read More…]