Tag: Google

Google is offering $100,000 to anyone who can hack a Chromebook

It’s long been known that Chromebooks are very secure for users and so far no one has hacked the system even with some serious incentives from Google in the past. Google has just increased the cash reward to any hacker or anyone willing to try who can “persistently compromise” a Chromebook and the software on it, until a few days ago the offer stood at $50,000 and still unclaimed so […]

Google’s Project Shield DDoS protection is now free for all news sites

Websites everyday, especially news organisations get targeted by hackers other users on the internet with DDoS attacks because they may post or say something that they don’t agree with mainly to do with the nature of the internet and how it works for bloggers and news companies. Project Shield was originally announced back in 2013 and for a time it was only available to organisations who got the invite while […]

Google is abandoning Flash adverts

The battle against Flash is still going strong….no seriously the entire web, well most of it is finally giving up on the ageing and insecure Adobe Flash. The actual start of this move from Flash started back in 2007 when Apple unveiled the very first iPhone and at that time the web heavily relied on the software for basically everything, from inline videos, animations, adverts, online games and a whole […]

Google is shutting down Picasa, focusing instead on Photos

Later this year, Google will finally stop supporting the photo storage app, Picasa but after 12 years it’s usefulness in how we use and edit photos as well as storing them has greatly changed in that time, while on the Mac we used to have iPhoto and now we have Photos the way we use devices has changed. For most people the desktop is no longer the centre of your […]

Back in 2014, Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search on iPhone

Just today the news has broke that back in 2014 Google actually paid Apple $1 billion to simply be the default search engine on the iPhone, as well as the iPad. This deal was obviously kept very secret until now but the news came from court transcripts which were aquried by Bloomberg. The question is, if Google hadn’t of paid Apple that money what would be the default search engine on […]

Google Cast is coming to more speakers this year

Google Cast is very much becoming a standard within its own right, setting game to take on the long established AirPlay from Apple. The technology was originally unveiled back in CES 2015 where Google released their technology plans for Google Cast, not only letting you beam video and photos to a Chromecast which is native Android but also having a native system for playing music to wireless speakers in the […]

Google Pixel C tablet now on sale

Google seem to be making strides in making its own hardware recently, the Chromebook Pixel was the first device made by the company and the Pixel C continues in the line and is the first tablet to be developed by the company and its now on sale through the Google website. Google seem to be aiming the Pixel C at the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro as it is […]

The next Android Wear update will bring battery life improvements

If you are using an Android Wear based watch at the moment, you may have noticed that the battery life may be a bit poor, well Google has acknowledged this and in the latest release of Android Wear, version 1.3 it added interactive notifications along with a couple of other additions. But if you’re having battery issues a fix in the form of version 1.4 is coming soon. This news originally […]

Google Translate updated for iPad Split View

Google’s translator app has now been updated to support the new Split View multitasking view on iOS 9 which works with the iPad Air 2, the brand new iPad mini 4 and the iPad Pro. This addition will be very useful for people doing translation work on a document for a foreign person or doing that french homework on your iPad. This also allows for copy and paste between Google […]

Porsche won’t offer Android Auto, only CarPlay as Google collects too much data

For infotainment systems in cars, you’re no spoilt for choice, but that also isn’t a good thing. BMW have their own iDrive system, which isn’t that great and Ford have Sync which is average and so does every car manufacturer, they all have their own systems which work in different ways. But just recently, Apple and Google launched their own systems which work with the iPhone and any Android Phone […]