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 Chromecast Promotion $20 in Google Play Store

This Monday Google has announced their new promotion for their Chromecast line. This means if you buy any of their $30 devices, whether that be the new ‘Google Chromebook Pixel‘ selling from around $799, or a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player which can be priced a little over $30, you will get an exclusive $20 in credit to spend in the Google Play Store however you choose. You could even preorder 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 […]

Facebook asks that all employees use Android phones

Working for Facebook must be neat and all but depending on your phone preference it may have a slight downside. Facebook is now requesting that all employees use Android phones as opposed to iPhones in the work place, this move isn’t aiming to advertise Android phones and state that iPhones are bad but instead to help improve the software on the platform as the vast majority of emerging markets are […]

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 […]

Google has offered reward to man who took over

A couple of weeks back, Sanmay Ved somehow managed to buy for $12/£8. Within a few minutes Google noticed the issue and promptly removed him as the owner and was refunded the cost of the domain. Now, following the mishap Google has offered Mr Ved a cash reward for spotting the issue. This happened on September 29 and he noticed that was available to purchase for a meer $12/£8. […]

Google Maps is now navigating on the Apple Watch

Earlier this week, Google added another app to the Apple Watch, Google Maps which will help the search giant compete with Apple Maps, as Cupertino have, with iOS 9 and El Capitan added support for transit directions. The version for iPad and iPhone has also gained some new features such as the ability to compare the time it would take on foot vs biking and more. Change Log: Easily compare ETAs across […]