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Google+ and Google Play Music Updates bring small improvements

google musicWell, the update Gods at Google have blessed Google+ and Google Play Music with some updates to their apps. You'll notice some improved notifications to Google+ and some changes to the way sets of music are streamed via Google Play Music. Small update, important changes. / ...

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Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

Google Play MusicThe problem with cloud based computing is you need a good data connection to the Internet. Broadband services at home (including those lucky enough to have Google Fiber) are great and in the most part offer unlimited bandwidth. But on mobile it is different. Data plans are often capped or the carrier’s unlimited options are beyond the means o...

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The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

Google Glass As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I expect a price tag of up to $350, tops! Let's take ...

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Help the Mumbling Minions in Despicable Me Minion Rush for Android

despicable.me.minion.rushGet ready for more movie games. Today Gameloft is releasing Despicable Me Minion Rush, and tomorrow we’re supposed to get the new Man of Steel movie tie-in game. We’ll take a look at Supes tomorrow, but today we’re going to talk about those adorable mumbling minions from Despicable Me. Despicable Me Minion Rush is an endless runner that lets...

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Google Glass Explorers to receive enigmatic package from Google X

Google Glass ExplorersSome Google Glass Explorers have reportedly received a UPS notice, saying that they would be getting a package from Google X, the Google division in charge of Google Glass.According to Explorer and author of Google+ for Dummies and Google+ Marketing for Dummies Jesse Stay, the notification says that the package, which has not yet arrived, weighs ar...

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Google Glass without the Glasses?

contactsWhat does the future hold in store for heads-up displays? For those finding that Google Glass is a little bit too intrusive and clunky, they may take comfort in some of the latest research going on around the world. Researchers are looking into soft contact lenses that could display information and provide continuous medical monitoring for the user...

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Google releases official Cloud Print app!

Cloud Print official Android appFile this under “what took so long?!”Today, Google released an official Cloud Print app for Android. While there were other very respectable apps in the marketplace that tied into your Google Cloud Print account, this is the first official app from Google.Cloud Print, which has been around since mid 2010, was meant as a (you guessed it) cloud b...

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Nook tablets are now cheaper, part of Father’s Day promotion

Nook tabletsNook tablets are now available for reduced prices, as part of a Father’s Day promotion, so if you were looking to buy a Nook HD or Nook HD+, now could be the best moment to do it.Until Father’s Day, which is this Sunday, June 16, Barnes & Noble is offering the 8GB Nook HD for $129, which is $70 lower than the normal price. The 16GB version ...

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Crayon Physics Deluxe launches on the Google Play Store for $2.99

crayon-physics-deluxe-androidCrayon Physics Deluxe, after having a somewhat successful run on the PC, is now available for download on the Google Play Store for $2.99.The big difference between the mobile and PC version of this game is the price. On the PC, the game costs $19.99, which is a lot of money for what this particular indie title offers. That said, there’s no d...

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Crayon Physics Deluxe finally arrives on Google Play

crayon.physics.deluxe-anroid The Humble Bundle has brought us a lot of great Android Games, and most of them have become available on Google Play after the sale is over. Crayon Physics Deluxe has been one of the only holdouts, and that ended a few days ago when Kloonigames finally gave the award-winning game a wide release.Crayon Physics Deluxe is the crème del a crème of ...

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Google Glass teardown reveals that the device is powered by a 570mAh battery

exploded-isometricWe already have a fair bit of information available aboutOn top of that, the teardown reveals a closer look at the clever prism/projector display setup, there’s a little glimpse at how the touchpad works, and the all important bone-conduction technology as well. It certainly makes you appreciate the intricacy of the various pieces of technology w...

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Google officially acquires Waze

Google purchasing WazeOver the weekend, we told you about Google’s bid for Waze being on the horizon. The reported $1.3 billion price tag would eventually marry Waze with Maps, providing a better real-time traffic picture.As it turns out, those reports were pretty spot on.Today, Google announced they have inked the deal for Waze. While terms weren’t disclosed in the...

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Apple drops Google for Siri searches, switches to Bing

siri plus bingDuring the keynote presentation at its developers conference, Apple has revealed that Google is to be dropped as the Internet search engine for Siri in the next release iOS 7. Bing will now be used instead of Google for all Internet searches requested via iOS’ build-in voice assistant. According to comScore, Bing is only used for around 17 ...

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BBC Weather Android app available to U.K. users in the Google Play Store

BBC Weather AndroidThe BBC Weather Android app is now available for you to download in the Google Play Store, provided you live in the U.K.The app has been built on native code, rather than using HTML5, as a result of user feedback. As well as speed and simplicity, it offers you an easy way of accessing the BBC’s weather forecasts. It will determine your locati...

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Mad Catz gaming console will support Google Play out of the box

mad catzWhen the Ouya was first announced, the idea was met with quite a few mixed opinions. Some felt the idea of an Android gaming micro-console was an odd proposition, others felt it was genius. Since then, we’ve seen quite a few companies rise up with their own Android gaming system offerings, such as the Gamestick or Bluestacks Gamepop. Now well...

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Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

google walletIt has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital startups to develop the app. They’ve also...

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What Android has over iOS

Android robot logo 3 1600 aaApple’s WWDC will be upon us in a few hours, and Apple hopes to reignite a stale iOS, after it has fallen behind Android in recent times. Join us as we take a look at all the reasons why Android is king of the mobile operating system world.Disclaimer: I do not absolutely, positively hate iOS. I think it’s a decent operating system, but I believ...

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New Sony Google TV with voice search officially announced, old model put on sale

sony google tv nsz-gs8 pressSony revealed the new Google TV NSZ-GS8, a revamped version of last year’s GS7 that brings voice search as the main new feature.The device, which has been spotted during the WiFi certification doesn’t come with too many new things compared to its predecessor, the NSZ-GS7, but it does add a voice search feature, which is used via the new...

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Google Plus photos allude to a Galaxy Camera successor, 20.2MP shooter included

Samsung Galaxy Camera Logo aa 4 1600Samsung Galaxy CameraFollowing a flurry of Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, we began to Samsung does have an event scheduled for June 20 in London, so we may very well see the new camera then. Alternatively, we could see it appear at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the same event where its predecessor was unveiled at last year. Remember, there is nothing official y...

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Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

Google Glass bannedIn an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.To be fair, Google has also banned cell phones and other recor...

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PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy

PRISM Nobody can be told what PRISM is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, if you were worried about the recent Verizon scandal, when NSA (the National Security Agency) obtained tons of metadata from the telecom company, you will have to hang on, because this time you're in for a real treat. The NSA  had a court order which allowed them to sniff ...

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A&E’s Storage Wars Locker Slots arrives on Google Play

storage.wars.locker.slotsStorage Wars is one of those shows people either love or hate. The premise behind the show is a great idea for an Android game, and the folks at A&E have delivered one with Storage Wars Locker Slots. Unfortunately, just because something’s a “great idea” doesn’t mean it’s going to be good. As the title implies, Storage Wars Locker Slo...

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Samsung hit by Galaxy S4 sales woes to the tune of $12 billion off the market valuation

Samsung share price drop June 7Following on from the pessimistic sales outlook for the Galaxy S4 which we first heard about Share prices gapped down significantly at the market open today, continuing a bearish move for the remainder of the trading session. Chart source: Google FinanceOther investors are stating that the main reasons for the selloff are weakening sales expectatio...

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Google Sees Funny Faces As Future Passwords

funny face passwordThe Three Stooges would've had foolproof funny faces. Remember the good old days when all you needed to remember was a single password? That's because in the early days of the Internet, you had at most a couple of e-mail accounts to look after. There was no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to sign in to, and neither do you have accounts for ...

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Want Google Fiber? The Fiber team tells us how to get it!

Google FiberOne gigabit of download speed. It’s easy to talk about, but not easily conceived. We can read all the stats and data we like, but until it’s experienced, none of it really makes sense.So, how can we actually experience Fiber? Building a fiber optic network is a huge task, so how does Google accomplish it all? More importantly, we want to know h...

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Match your way to the Top of the Food Chain in Zoolicious from Nobu Games

Zoolicious.AndroidEvery once in a while we come across a matching game that does things a bit differently. Zoolicious puts an animal themed spin on things as you match animals to food and try to work your way up the food chain. Some games put you to work matching jewels or other objects, but Zoolicious doesn’t take that tired old approach. The goal of the game is...

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Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft attending anti device theft conference

Stolen phonesImage Credit: Photo West Midlands Police (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Cult of MacStealing smartphones may be a way of life for some people, and with the advance of technology, cashing in on a stolen device sold at half its listed price could be quite a deal. As recent reports show, cellphone theft in New York and various other cities from the United States h...

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Google Keyboard for Android now available as a Play Store download

Google Keyboard If you have been searching for an easy way to get the whole Nexus typing experience for Android onto your own device, we’re here to tell you that your search is over. Today, Google Keyboard was added to the Google Play Store — announced via the Android page on Google+ — and anyone with a compatible device may now download it for ...

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