Tag Archive: Google


Google takes indoor maps to India for the first time

75 locations at first with more to follow

A quick heads up to our friends in India that Google has flipped the switch on indoor mapping there. The feature that we’ve had in the U.S. and Europe for a while now helps you navigate such buildings as shopping malls, museums and airports. The maps are viewable on the desktop, in the Android app or even in the iOS Google Maps app if you’re  [Read More…]

Google Play TV show availability expands to Australia

Google Play TV

Still just four countries in total have access to TV shows through Google Play

Googe Play TV is expanding to just its fourth country worldwide today with the move down under to Australia. The country joins the exclusive company of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, building on the prior availability of the “movies” side of Google Play previously. Australia now has access to pretty much every portion of Google  [Read More…]

Google Play celebrating its second birthday with special deals, but you might not be able to see them yet

According to a tipster on Reddit from Australia, Google Play is celebrating its second birthday and is offering many apps and other content for either free or at a discount.

I’m based in the U.S. and couldn’t see the deals yet by going to the link below, but when I used the “Hola Better Internet” Chrome extension and changed my region to Australia, I could see the deals without any issues.

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Morning dashboard concept for Chromecast could be future of Google Now

Up until now, much of our Chromecast usage has been relegated to streaming our music, videos, or local files. Pretty much everything we do is in some form of watching for entertainment purposes. But, what if you could turn your Chromecast-connected TV into a large dashboard of relevant and personal information?

Imagine yourself preparing for work in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee. Instead of watching news or sports on the TV, however, you’re watching a totally customized  [Read More…]

Popular Google URL Shortener released on Android [App of the day]

When posting on social networks, sometimes you need to watch your character count per post. And in the past, Google has been there to provide a decent solution, goo.gl. Up until now, it has only been available by navigating to the site. Well, the Android app is finally here, and it does just about everything you could ask.

First, you need to sign in with your Google account to use the service. The interface should be familiar if you’ve ever  [Read More…]

Nokia X rooted and Google apps installed; Android is Android

Android apps run on the Nokia X

Nokia X now one step closer to a ‘real’ Android phone you won’t want to buy

When Nokia was handing out Nokia X developer units, they had to know this was coming. Using the Framaroot app the Nokia X has been rooted, and with root comes the ability to add other apps to the system — including Google’s own closed-source apps.

Now you can have your Google  [Read More…]

Google brings restaurant menus to search

It’s always been a pain when you wanted to see a restaurant menu and you had to search several websites just to find it, if there even was one available.

Today, Google is doing what it does best, bring added functionality to its search functionality, allowing people to see restaurant menus right from search results. All you need to do is perform a search asking Google to show you the menu for some restaurant and it will show up at  [Read More…]

Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge.

Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all smartphone manufacturers, and fans have been longing for a Nokia running Android. However, given the integration with Microsoft, Nokia chose to remove the Google services (Gmail, Play Store etc.) and  [Read More…]

Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

A security company announced yesterday that it has discovered a “significant vulnerability in the Google Wallet mobile phone payment system.” The company found that a Wallet PIN is susceptible to a brute  [Read More…]