Tag Archive: Google


Google gets proactive in Android app scanning

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Google has pushed one step closer to cracking down on the number of malicious applications that make it onto our handsets by implementing the Verify Apps service.

Google offers a built-in service layer that offers protection to your device and Google are now building on this with Verify Apps.

Whilst Verify Apps already protects again malicious code when people are installing apps,  [Read More…]

Google might just let anybody buy Google Glass in one-day promotion

Google will soon open up their Google Glass Explorers program to anyone in the United States for a very limited time. The expansion could start as soon as Tuesday, April 15. This is not intended as the consumer launch of Glass, and the program will only be open to the public for about a day. Google will apparently throw in one of their Glass accessories with the purchase, according to The Verge:

It’ll be a limited-time  [Read More…]

Google Play Music now playing in SONOS

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Well, that just about seals it for me. Google Play Music is now available in SONOS, meaning you can stream your entire library of uploaded music to your various connected speakers.

As one of the only holes I could see in the SONOS experience, the inability to play the tracks in My Library has been a  [Read More…]

Project Ara gets more details as Google show developers what they can do

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The modular phone is becoming more of a reality with Project Ara and Google have now shown developers just what is required to create swappable parts for the modular device.

As part of this, Google has posted the Module Developers Kit (MDK) which contains the information required for developers to get started.

Essentially, Google, and only Google at this moment in time, create the  [Read More…]

Google shares details on Project Ara third-party modules and designs with initial MDK release

Three sizes of phones with various device layouts will give dozens of device style options

With its first developer conference on the horizon, Google has just released the first public version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Project Ara. While things are still very early, the MDK gives us our first in-depth look at how Google is leading third parties into creating Project Ara devices and modules, and how everything will fit together.

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Google is testing new calendar and Gmail features

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Calendars are a dime a dozen and lets face it, how much can you really do to a calendar app to make it stand out from the pack.  Well recent leaks from Geek.com have shown us that Google is working on a slew of new features including a UI overhaul, daily agenda feature, and social integration from Google+.  Hopefully we see something come of this.

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Google updates back-end in light of Heartbleed vulnerability

If you’ve been online at some point in the last 36 hours, chances are you’ve heard of ‘Heartbleed‘, a flaw in OpenSSL that has exposed data to theft on approximately 2/3 of servers in use around the globe over the past two years. It’s not known how bad the damage may be, but the revelation of the vulnerability sent server teams around the world scrambling to patch their systems. Among them: Google. In a posting today  [Read More…]

UK university uses Google Glass to help Parkinson’s sufferers

While the the Google Glass Explorer Program hasn’t yet reached British shores, Google has begun gifting trial versions of the connected eyewear to various organizations around the world ahead. One of the first institutions to get hold of Glass was the UK’s Newcastle University, which used its five devices as part of a program to help Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

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Google offers incentives to bring XP business users to Chromebooks

With the recent demise of official support for Microsoft’s Windows XP, Google is looking to attract business users of the 12-year-old OS with a handful of promotions for enterprises considering the switch to Chromebooks.

The Walking Dead game shambles its way onto Google Play

The Walking Dead by Telltale games has hit the Google Play store, offering dramatic, action-packed gameplay. All five episodes plus the extra 400 Days DLC are available through a single in-app purchase, and you can enjoy the first episode for free.

For those unfamiliar, The Walking Dead is an outstanding comic and television series about a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. Though the game here has little to do with those series, you’ll  [Read More…]