If there was one apparent strength the iPhone has that some Android phones find hard to replicate, it’s the camera hardware. Taking photos or videos with the iPhone 11 can be more satisfying. Paired with a competitive software that renders images in HEIC photo format, however, Apple has just given its users free unlimited Google […]
Privacy has always been a concern ever since the dawn of smartphones and digital devices. Suffice to say certain privacy rights have been scandalously breached. Adding to those incidents is a new mess involving Apple and Google where the latter might have to compensate the UK Apple iPhone user population by as much as £750 […]
Google maintains a multilingual database of published language. By scanning books en masse, Google is able to process the text and provided statistical data-based frequency of word appearance. With the Google Ngram Viewer search tool, you can search through that voluminous statistical data rapidly and effectively. By comparing the relative popularity of words, you can […]
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 […]
Google might be an information-hungry, privacy-destroying monster, but the company also puts out some of the best web services available. Android has the best support for Google’s services, but your iPhone can do pretty well on its own. Here’s how you can get Google’s best features on your iPhone. Use Chrome and Other Google Apps […]
There has been a lot of activity on the App Store since the start of the new year with plenty of interesting new releases and wonderful updates finding their way out to iPhone and iPad users. While new apps are always welcome of course, it is also interesting to see old favorites get a new lease […]
With WWDC 2014 in the books, Google took some time to shine this week and kicked off their annual GoogleI/O conference with a (very) long keynote address that was at times slightly rambling, but at its core, released some pretty amazing stuff. If you didn’t have time to watch the 3 hour(!!) keynote yesterday, or […]
Just how rich is Apple? Well, it depends on what measure you are looking at. Last year, Apple’s revenue was $170.910 billion, with its total assets amounting to $207 billion. No wonder they have all the money to deal with those lawsuits, huh? But where does all that money come from? To save you all the […]
Google’s answer to streaming music, Google Play, has finally come to the iOS App Store. The app comes six months after the service initially launched on Android and the Web. While the iOS version is missing some key features of the Android version, the app is still a strong player in the streaming music market. […]
I use Firefox on my Mac. Sometimes I use Chrome. I never use Safari. When it comes to my iPad, I’d much rather use Firefox. But that’s not happening anytime soon. Here’s why.
Google Maps has provided an actual working alternative to the very buggy maps app that Apple rolled out with iOS 6. But even though it is THE maps app to have on your iOS devices, Google is not content with just providing a working app. The company has released its first update to its app […]
Apple has many competitors and rivals – among them Samsung, Google, and Microsoft – but one of its biggest “rivals” is not even a company but the practice of jailbreaking. Even though Apple’s engineers are working tirelessly to plug all vulnerabilities that developers can use to jailbreak its devices, it has been largely unsuccessful, only […]
Another concrete sign that Apple really bungled its Maps app for the iOS is the sheer volume of downloads for the Google Maps app that was reported shortly after it was officially released in the Apple App Store last December 12. According to Jeff Huber, the senior vice president of commerce and local at Google, […]
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.
Google’s 20 Percent initiative program is a marvelous employee-driven idea. Under the program, a Google employee can spend 20 percent of his time on personal projects that he deems worthwhile. It is a chance to break out of the monotony of work and flex their creativity. The program has been so successful that some notable […]