Tag Archive: Google

Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google’s brand value increased by 40 percent in a single year to $ 158.84 billion, edging out Apple’s $ 148 billion, which saw a decline of 20 percent. Google has been making its way up the list steadily after overtaking IBM to take the second spot last year.

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Google Glass XE17.2 rolling out to bring better handling of low-power states

There’s an update for Glass on it’s way — XE17.2 to be exact — that kills a few more bugs and offers better device management when the battery gets low.

Among various bug fixes, this release better handles instances when Glass is extremely low on power. One thing you might notice is a new screen with a red flashing low battery indicator when Glass doesn’t have enough power to turn on and needs to be plugged  [Read More…]

More info points towards “Google” button replacing home button in nav bar

We’ve heard that the next version of Android will have some major changes to the user interface. In fact, many of the rumored changes I don’t even like! But one of the rumors was that Google will be replacing the home button in the navigation bar with a “Google” button, and the latest info suggests that it might be true.

Android navigation buttons

The new button design is actually pretty attractive, with  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Blink to compete with Google Glass


More and more evidence is piling up that Samsung plans to compete with Google Glass in the wearables industry. We just learned recently that Samsung has a mighty lead over the current competition on the smartwatch industry, controlling over 70% of the market. Now we have evidence of a trademark for Galaxy Gear Blink in the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

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Google+ introduces Stories and Movies feature


Not only has Gmail received a very welcome update today, but now Google+ is also receiving some love with several updated features.  The two most notable are Stories and Movies.

Stories (Auto Awesome Stories) combines all your photos, videos and the places you visited into a really cool travelogues.  The sample provided by Google is really awesome, just make sure you take some quality pics and  [Read More…]

Google+ update bringing beautiful Stories feature

An update for Google+ for Android is bringing several updated features, most notably a new Google+ Stories feature. Additionally, the app is seeing several user interface improvements, and handy features like being able to create animated GIF images on demand and browsing big photo libraries. The Google+ app for Android has always been a worthy offering, and the latest updates make it even more so.

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Google Buys Divide, An Enterprise Android Company


Divide, an enterprise Android company which is known for its work in in putting your work-life onto your smartphone, has recently been acquired by Google. This comes just after the Twitch acquire.

After Divide announced they were bought by Google they also stated, “Divide will work as it always has.” They also reminded fans of Divide that, “Divide was founded with a  [Read More…]

Google buys Divide to boost Android in enterprise

Might Android finally get serious about business out of the box?

In a recent post, I compared how Android supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Mobile Device Management (MDM). We saw that out-of-the-box Android does not really address the enterprise very well, leaving device manufacturers to come up with their own systems for managing devices in a corporate environment. For example you can see what Samsung is doing with KNOX, or to a lesser extent  [Read More…]

AllCast Receiver app hits Google Play – Cast all the things

Previously released only on the Amazon appstore for the FireTV, the AllCast Receiver app has made its way to Google Play for just about any Android device.

Google commemorates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s cube with interactive doodle

Google is celebrating the invention of the Rubik’s cube with an interactive Google doodle which is in the form of a Rubik’s Cube. Invented 40 years ago by Erno Rubik, a professor of architecture at the University of Budapest, the Rubik’s cube became one of the most popular toys worldwide.