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Google Continue To Help Small Businesses With New Primer Service

Google have frequently launched initiatives in order to help small businesses grow, back in March they launched a project called Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map. Now they have brought a new app to the play store in order to aid businesses market their companies better. The beautifully material designed Primer app offers lessons in...

Google’s Ways of Monetizing Android — What They Know

As an interesting thought exercise, let's take a look at how Google can potentially use Android to further drive their other services and make great profit. It's highly unlikely push ads will ever be used as most users are completely against them, and Google's own Play Store policies forbid them. This article doesn't aim to predict...

View and Control Your Google Play Playlist in Your Notifications With Xposed

The playlist is discrete when not in use, being accessed via a small button in the top right of the notification. Due to constraints with scrolling whilst in the notification shade you can only see 7 tracks at a time, although hopefully in the future scrolling left and right in the panel may allow you...

The State Of The Internet Of Things

Tech giant IBM has invested $10 billion in research into the field so far and plans to invest a further $3 billion and hire an additional 2000 employees. Which, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, has solidified their place as a significant driving force behind IoT adoption. The company currently has 13 research centers around the...

A Great Nexus Phone is Now More Important Than Ever Before

It is clear that Google has dramatically changed its focus in the past few years, primarily as a result of the evolution of mobile technology in a global context. It is hard to pinpoint exactly where and why, but it should be noted that KitKat was a turning point for Android: that update drastically improved...

Google Welcomes Devs’ Android Experiments: Innovation Through Android

To celebrate this very spirit of creativity and free thinking, Google has launched Android Experiments: a site showcasing innovative and inspiring projects on Android, one of the world's most popular open and flexible platforms. As outlined in their blog post announcement, the starting 20 initial "experiments" demonstrate a broad range of works which make use of...

Google Becomes A Subsidiary Of Alphabet

Back in 1998 when Sergey and Larry founded Google, they were working from a dorm room and later Susan Wojcicki's garage. It was here that the foundations for what would become one of the most powerful companies in history were laid down. Today one of the largest changes to the company since then has been...

Google Photos ‘Unlimited’ Storage Reportedly Being Capped

When Google Photos was announced, many of us thought very highly of the idea. It seemed like Google had taken what they learned from G+ Photos and added some extra touches to polish the experience, making it something that more people were likely to actually utilize. Now however, the much-lauded 'Unlimited Storage' element may not...

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed...

Google Play Music Gains Free/Ad-supported Version

In what may prove to be a defining move in the war between music streaming services, Google has just announced a free, ad-supported version that is now available in the U.S. This puts the service directly in the path of Spotify (which already offers a free version) and the upcoming Apple Music which is to...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

Google Location Aware Search Goes Live

Google quietly announced a new addition to Google Now at an event in Paris today known as Location Aware Search. The new feature uses your real time location to modify its answers to various questions. It can now understand your location, nearby landmarks, businesses and geographical features such as rivers with only vague questions to...