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Google Maps for Android update rolling out, brings new design and features

Google Maps for AndroidGoogle is rolling out the Google Maps update for Android devices, one of the Google services that was given a new look, but also new features, As Android Police explains, the update may not be available to download on all devices just yet, but the publications offers links to software-specific APKs.In the Google Play Store, Google says ...

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Google updates Hangouts, allowing us to make phone calls

google-hangoutsAre you one of those Google Talk users who didn’t make the switch to Hangouts in Gmail because you like making calls? Yeah, me too. I like the updated interface of Hangouts, but the inability to make calls was a Gmail deal breaker.Google has heard our cries, and blessed Hangouts with the ability to make calls! Inside of Gmail, much like we curren...

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Tiny Thief coming to Google Play on July 11th, first Rovio Stars game for Android

Tiny Thief Back in May, Rovio announced plans to start publishing third party games alongside its own titles under a new brand, “Rovio Stars”. Apple iOS users have already seen the first fruit of this effort, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. Now it is Android’s turn. On July 11th, Tiny Thief (from 5 Ants) will arrive to Google Play. Tiny Thief is a puzzle ...

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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

HTC One Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime today. As you probably already know, the Google Edit...

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Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

Xperia Z Android 4.3 The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about this Android 4.3 ROM made for their handset by Tay...

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Google Glass Records for the First Time in History an IRL Fight and the Following Arrest by Cops

Google Glass I don't know if the title is very clear for you, but the general idea is that a cool dude, actually an independent film maker, wearing Google Glass, managed to record a fight and the police arresting the perpetrator, for the first time in history. As you can see, you are reading history in the making here. Can you imagine some old Hebrews wearing...

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Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn't Care!

Adblock Plus If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is even better ! I was ready to use that "sliced bread"...

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Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

HTC One Google Edition The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18. PN071 is the model number of the HTC One, and that “G” most likely descr...

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Do You Use AdBlock Plus? Well, Google Doesn’t Care!

Adblock Plus If you're an Internet enthusiast like I am, you must know about Adblock Plus, an excellent tool for blocking unwanted scripts, pop-ups and annoying commercials running on your favorite websites. To me, a web addict, Adblock Plus is the best invention, since baby wipes. And being a free app is even better ! I was ready to use that "sliced bread"...

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Google pays AdBlock Plus not to block its ads

Adblock-Plus-Website-on-Mevvy.com_ Ever look for an ad filtering browser plugin to keep annoying, obtrusive advertisements off of your computer screen? Chances are you ended up installing Adblock Plus, a free product with millions of users. What you probably didn’t know, though, is that Adblock doesn’t function as indiscriminately as you might expect; though the program hides a...

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Google Glass APK teardown discovers “Boutique” marketplace

Google Glass teardown 2 The Google Glass XE7 update went live earlier in the week, but poking around under the hood has revealed a few hidden features, which could turn out to be quite a bit deal for Google Glass. A user going by the name of zhuowei has discovered signs that Google has been working on a market place for Glass applications, named Boutique. This is one key...

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What are some of the best designed Android apps? Google answers

best design apps android Android apps have come a long way. In the early days of the Android Market, many criticized the look and feel of the average Android app, especially when it came to design. Things have changed for the better since then, and Apple’s App Store no longer has a monopoly on beautifully designed, well-thought applications. But Google wants even more g...

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Both white Nexus 4 models (8GB and 16GB) sold out on U.S. Play Store, Google confirms

white nexus 4 As the 16GB white Nexus 4 is no longer available for sale from the U.S. Google Play Store, a publication confirmed with Google that the limited edition smartphone has sold out. A few days ago we told you that the 8GB model was no longer available from the Play Store, and it looks like the 16GB version had the same faith. While it’s not clear how...

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Google Glass FAQ page leaves the most important question unanswered

Google-Glass-logo.jpg&q=90&w=640&zc=1 Admit it: whether you want them or not, you’re curious about Google Glass. What do they do, really? Are they heavy? Is Google concerned about privacy? It’s such a radical shift in technology, we’re naturally curious. Google is cautious to implement Glass, so those who have actually worn a pair are a rare breed. Even though I had them for a n...

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Google’s list of dead services; an infographic.

Google logo aa It’s July 2, 2013. Google Reader is shuttered, yet the world continues to spin. All of the consternation and folded-arm pouting about our favorite RSS reader couldn’t save it. In our new reality, plenty of great successors are here to take the king’s throne. News won’t stop, so why should we? We’ve been here before with Google. Plenty of...

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Google Reader has been axed, but it's not alone.

rip google readerYesterday, July 1st, marked the end of an era with Google pulling the plug on Google Reader. While we covered some alternatives to this popular RSS Reader service, we lamented over the loss of something that many saw as a pretty important service. Alas, this is not the first service that Google has axed from its repertoire….nor will it be th...

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Galaxy S4 Sprint & Verizon Models Get Google Play Edition Custom ROMs

gs4 gpe vzwIt was just last week when we saw the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition smartphones, and it did not take too long at all before the community decided to flex their programming muscles and put the proverbial thinking caps on to figure out a way to port the Google Play Edition software over to existing handsets, and these effor...

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Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

Google Glass Update A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well, breaking news, Google Glass are the latest trend ...

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Sound Search for Google Play – Easily Recognize Music from a Widget!

Most of you probably already know of apps like Shazam and SoundHound which recognize music for you. These are complete apps with many functions, some of which you probably will never use. Sound Search for Google Play gets back to the basics and offers you only what you need.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Vi...

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Google's QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

quickoffice The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than...

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Google’s QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

quickoffice The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than...

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Get some Google Edition perks for yourself.

google play editionThe Google editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came with a few nifty features and updates when they were made available for public purchase a few days ago. This includes an updated camera app (different even than Google's own Nexus 4) and different live wallpaper. Well, here's how you can get them for yourself! Want to emulate the new ...

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Warning: Google Editions are not Nexus devices!

google editions galaxyWe were rejoicing when we heard the news about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung S4. However, all that sparkles is not necessarily gold. One of the main reasons why pure android was being celebrated as coming to these high end devices would be the hopes that Google would take over the control of OS updates away from the manufacturers, ...

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“Normal” Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be convertible to Google Editions

htc one google edition transformationIt has been two days since we've been able to get our hands on the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. These pure android models come with no manufacturer ROMs installed and comes close to the Nexus 4. However, these are only currently available in North America with no international release date confirmed. Well, fret not, for new...

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Is Google building an Official Android Game Console?

google.black It’s been an interesting week for Android. Rumors are flying, and one of the latest involves Google getting into the console business. An Android Game Console could be on the horizon, and if it is it’s going to be a hell of a year gamers. We’ve heard grumblings of Apple trying to work games into their Apple TV, and if rumors are to be beli...

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Radiangames The Bombcats: Special Edition arrives on Google Play

bombcats You have to love it when a company like Radiangames unleashes the beast on Google Play. They dropped a game from their catalog each week since Slydris was released, and this week is no different as we’re getting Bombcats: Special Edition. Some cats like to crawl all over you and beg for attention, others are kind of pissy and don’t even like to...

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HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Now Available in the US

Google Edition Good news for Android lovers everywhere and especially here, in the United States, as from today you can grab the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition from Google Play. Both of them are high end smartphones and they run on pure Android, without the in-house user interface, as it was originally promised some time ago. If you are lucky eno...

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HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Now Available in the US

Google Edition Good news for Android lovers everywhere and especially here, in the United States, as from today you can grab the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition from Google Play. Both of them are high end smartphones and they run on pure Android, without the in-house user interface, as it was originally promised some time ago. If you are lucky eno...

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