We put up with Google because the apps are awesome. But there are downsides to living in the panopticon. If you’d prefer not to have a corporation and all its buddies breathing down your neck, consider these privacy-focused Google alternatives, chosen especially for Mac users. Notes on Our Google Alternatives While free services were preferred […]
In the modern world, email is almost as essential as running water. That’s one reason why email hacking is so disruptive. As the backbone of personal and business communication across the Internet, having your Gmail hacked is intrusive, upsetting, and deeply inconvenient. If you’re unlucky, a have your Gmail hacked can also be dangerous. How Was Your Gmail […]
Google’s long-awaited, home-grown Maps app for iOS is here, and let’s just cut to the chase: it rocks. Google Maps might just be the best map app known to man.
If you count yourself among those who hate Apple’s new Maps app, there are plenty of alternatives. Here are the four best, and not one of them will cost you a dime.
Google Latitude, the geo-location based social network made its debut early last year. After being blocked from the App Store by Apple, Google Latitude is finally being released for the iPhone. Google Latitude, which launched in February 2009, was not available on the iPhone after Apple asked the search engine giant not develop an iOS […]
Since the iPhone’s release, Google Docs hasn’t worked properly in Mobile Safari. Google has introduced tweaks and improvements over the years to make editing compatibile with iOS devices. After introducing a mobile version of Google Docs for the iPad, the desktop version is now iPad friendly. Google officially announced that the desktop version of Google […]
MobileMe has been the subject of criticism for its previous stability issues, lack of new features and annual fee. Justifying the cost for MobileMe became harder when Apple’s Find My iPhone service – one of the main selling points of the online service – went free. However, Steve Jobs is looking to improve MobileMe. A […]
Got the Google app for the iPhone yet? No? Go get it now. I’ll wait. [iTunes link] Now that you’ve got it, let me explain what’s new. First, there’s the push notifications for Gmail and Google Calendar. Second, well there is no second. That’s it, just push e-mail and calendar notifications. Which is huge. I’m […]
In the three years or so that the iPhone has been around, there have been a lot of iPhone killers. There was the G1, the BlackBerry Storm, The Nexxus … they all came and went with nary a peep. Closest thing so far is the Droid, and even that one doesn’t seem to have the […]
What are the first pages you load when you fire up your browser in the morning? For me, it’s Gmail and Google Reader (yes, I am quite dependent on the almighty G). Of course, that’s for mornings when I actually have time to enjoy a cup of coffee in front of my desktop, that is. […]
I’m a fan of Google. I use Gmail all the time, Google Maps is my co-pilot, and I use Google Reader and Alerts to get info for this very website. What I don’t like however, are Google’s other software, Chrome and Android. I can’t get used to Chrome, and Android just does nothing for me. […]
Just say, “New York City,” and a “Google Maps” look-a-like map with directions will show up on the iPhone screen. The “bing” App is a free organized information provider, from Microsoft, with a fun voice feature. For the Long Island bagel connoisseurs out there simply say, “bagels.” All of the local bagel shops, that are […]
Let’s hypothetically say that the subway is a dank underground dungeon housing miles of impregnable track that one must follow amidst confusing labyrinths, which lie beneath the concrete castles of New York City, in order to get anywhere. Well that’s New York, and its useful, necessary and intricate underground train system, the subway, is a […]
Chief Executive Eric Schmidt stated on Monday that Google and Apple, Inc are going to be colaborating on “many more” projects together, but did not go into specifics about what those projects might be. This statement was in response to a question about the possibility of Apple and Google working together on a tablet styled […]