Apple's notebooks were always using the latest wireless standards, sometimes well ahead of their competitors. Apple then entered the wireless router business in the summer of 1999 with AirPort. Apple introduced AirPort Extreme based on 802.11g in early 2003 as noted in our cover graphic.
Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has been attracting third-party developers in their droves. The add-ons and plug-ins are what make Firefox the powerhouse browser it is, and these are some of the very best you can install.
The way that we send and receive money from one another has changed dramatically over the past few years. Where we once used to rely on cash and checks for sending money to friends and family, that now all takes place on a virtual level. Services like PayPal have grown to immensely popular heights, and social media sites such as Facebook and Snapchat have incorporated ways for sending money to friends directly within their platform. There's a heap of competition out there in this market, and Google Wallet just made a move to help take itself to the next level.
Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in your inbox, especially if your work uses Gmail. Here are ten tips that’ll save you time and make getting to Inbox Zero a little easier.
Google is celebrating its 18th birthday. The only problem is that it’s had at least six 18th birthdays already.
The company is showing everyone a cute, celebratory doodle on 27 September to mark the company’s coming-of-age. It shows Google’s “G” blowing up a balloon to spell out the rest of its name – but blowing it up too much, and being carried off into the sky.
Ever since Instagram came around, the idea of adding filters to your photos has caught on. Those filters have ranged from simple settings that affect brightness and contrast, to more complex filters that make your images pop.
You type something in and Google spits back some results in just a few seconds. It’s that simple. But if you want to get creative, you can do a lot of stuff with Google’s search engine. You just need to know some tricks!
Learning to code usually involves sitting in front of a computer, memorizing commands, and carefully checking for syntax errors. But what if instead, coding was colorful, fun, and let you interact with the real world?
Data is not cheap. Especially in the US, paying for 10GB per month instead of 2GB per month could increase your monthly phone bill drastically. If you want to cut down on that recurring cost, the easiest way is to simply use less data. We’ve covered everything you can do to reduce data usage on iOS already, so this article is entirely about Android.
Google announced today that soon, two-step verification of your Google sign-in will become easier. Previously, the second step of the security feature required you to tap a security key, or enter a verification code that was sent to your phone. Now, there is a third way to verify the second step using a simple prompt.
Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your Amazon delivery. If you’re signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are nine search tricks worth knowing.
The Redmond giant has promised investment to firms able to develop new affordable Internet access solutions. Microsoft has awarded grants to entrepreneurs seeking to expand Internet access across the world using new access technologies. The Affordable Access Initiative issues grants and awards to startups which are focusing on technology which can be harnessed to improve Internet access to communities.
Gmail is good as ever, but could Inbox by Gmail be the better choice for you? Inbox by Gmail is Google’s most recent approach to email organization and management. It takes some getting used to, but if it’s capable of giving youa simpler email workflow, it’s worth adopting. And now you don’t even need an invite to use Inbox!
Google product offerings over the years have expanded across the board, but at its core the company is still very much one interested in giving users good search results. With “just Google it” so ingrained to how we find information these days, it shouldn't be any surprise that Google's been leveraging its search dominance to help bolster its other interests – and that's especially true for apps. Now we're seeing the latest way the company's shining the spotlight on apps through its search services, deploying a new Apps tab in mobile search results.
As much as Google has changed over the years, there have always been certain constants in its search results: a plain white background, 10 results per page and blue site links. However, some users have had to cross that last one off their list.
Google is cleaning up its Chrome Web Store – the marketplace where you can browse for extensions and apps for its Chrome web browser. The company says it’s making changes to browser’s User Data Policy, which will now require developers to be more transparent about how they handle customer data, and which will require user consent when data is collected, among other things.
Moving on to Chromebooks and it seems Google is looking to up the ante to ensure that Chromebooks remain protected. Google notes that the reward for being able to successfully show a compromising of a Chromebook while in Guest Mode used to stand at $50,000. However, Google also notes that they have not yet received any successful claims for that reward and as a means to incentivize hackers further, Google has now announced that the bounty for this particular issue has been doubled to $100,000.
Google I/O has historically always sold out in record fashion. Some years, it’s sold out in under a minute. To combat this, and make it a bit more fair to those that aren’t sitting at their desk refreshing the page over and over again, Google came up with the lottery. Essentially what happens here is you are given a few days to register your interest in attending Google I/O, which happens to take place May 18th through the 20th in Mountain View, CA instead of the usual San Francisco, CA. Once the site closes on March 10th, Google will then choose some lucky lottery winners to head to Google I/O in May. Tickets for the event are $900 per person, and academic attendees will pay $300. Space is limited, as always. Although it’s likely to be not as limited this year seeing as they are doing Google I/O at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.
Reports this week suggest that the number of tweets per day created by Twitter's users has fallen by more than half since a peak in August 2014, according to a sampling of data from Twitter's API. It's hardly surprising, as both the media and tech sector have been charting and predicting its downward trajectory for several years. This is in addition to hits on the stock exchange in 2014, a change of CEO in 2015, the debacle regarding the identity 2013 of Boston Marathon bomber, and persistent reports of bullying via twitter from the general public, politicians and celebrities.
Coming with 1GB of free traffic every month, Speedify bonds your Wi-Fi and mobile data networks at just the tap of a button, letting you enjoy blazing-fast HD video streaming, uploads, downloads, and web browsing. The seamless hand-off between different networks makes sure that your music, podcasts, videos, and other streaming media don't spontaneously lose connectivity. The app developers provide access to Speedify's global network of speed servers across five continents, and made the app easy to use, with a novel interface.
Something that a lot of people forget, is the fact that while Google has their hands in all kinds of businesses. Including a mobile OS in Android, an ISP as Google Fiber, a wireless carrier as Project Fi, just to name a few. Google is an ad company. In fact, they make more than 90% of their revenue from ads. Not just from their search results, although that’s a big number of their ads, also from other sites that use Adsense. Ads have been in Google search results for a pretty long time, in fact as long as we can remember. There would normally be about 3-5 ads on the right-hand side, as well as three or so above your search results. However, Google has decided to change that up a bit.
Satellite internet is a viable solution for anyone living out in the sticks, provided you don’t mind slow speeds and awful ping. ViaSat’s latest class of satellites hopes to solve the speed problem, thanks to satellites with more capacity than all the existing solutions combined.
Google Maps has been updated to version 9.20. The most important change is one that many Android users have been praying to the smartphone gods for. Have you every used Google Maps to navigate to a location, and in the middle of hearing the directions you receive a phone call? When you pick up the call, the navigation plays in the background while the caller is talking. The result? There is too much noise coming from the speaker as you miss a turn, or make a wrong turn, and end up lost.
Recently, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed plans for the company’s renewed focus on India. Part of that plan was ensuring the country’s population could get access to high-speed internet, especially when travelling on the nation’s rail services
MIT spinout dMetrics believes this online chatter is an information treasure-trove for the health care industry. “In health care, there’s this gigantic world of unstructured data that needs to be translated into useable information,” says Paul Nemirovsky PhD ’06, who co-founded dMetrics with Ariadna Quattoni PhD ’09.
At today’sGoogle for Indiaevent in New Delhi, Google’s vice president for product management Caesar Sengupta showed off a sexy upcoming feature in the company’sTranslateservice, which makes messaging in multiple languages a lot easier
MongoDB 3.2 has been released with support for document validation, partial indexes, and new storage engines.The new storage engines offer encrypted and in-memory storage to make MongoDB useful in more situations. The existing WiredTiger and MMAPv1 engines are still supported, with the WiredTiger engine taking over as the default storage engine because of its better performance. MongoDB developers say the engine is between seven and ten times faster and reduces storage by 75% because of its data compression
Sources are reporting that Dropbox is shutting down two services that it has been trying to get off the ground over the past couple years. Both the Mailbox service and the Carousel photo sharing service will be shuttered in early 2016 as Dropbox is apparently making moves to focus more heavily on its cloud-based file-sharing service
Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb.An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March 8. After the first year, yearly subscriptions cost an additional $99 per year. CEO Yossi Atias has confirmed to LinuxGizmos that the device runs on a Linux operating system based on a Broadcom distribution.
"ORES functions like a pair of X-ray specs, the toy hyped in novelty shops and the back of comic books," explains a post on the Wikimedia blog. "But these specs actually work to highlight potentially damaging edits for editors
D-Link’s newest Smart Home products introduces two high definition security cameras, a water sensor, and a smart WiFi power switch — with a simplified configuration process. But is D-Link’s vision of the Smart Home ready for your living space .At the end of this review, we’re giving away a complete set to one lucky reader, worth around $350!?