Google released the Google Now Launcher to the Play Store yesterday, opening up the previously exclusive launcher experience to devices running kitkat.
Google Music for Mac is a third-party Google Play Music client developed by James Fator and maintained by Sajid Anwar.
The app provides access to your online music library and adds support for the Mac’s media keys and OSX’s notifications.
Check out this awesome infographic full of facts about the internet put together by Staff.com.
Hard to imagine how Snapchat grew so fast, or how much video is uploaded to Youtube in a year.
HTC will begin replacing broken handset displays during the first six months of use, as part of their recently announced Advantage program.
Blackberry Messenger 2.0 for Android and iOS launched last week, adding Voice calling and Channels to the popular messaging app.
BBM, Blackberry’s signature messaging service, launched for Android and iOS back in Oct, 2013 after a failed launch in September. Since the release BBM has been downloaded on Android 10-50 million times.
Notifications by their very nature are supposed to keep us informed and connected, but they only work when we get them. Something of a problem if the phone is left on silent or out or reach.
Pushbullet an App for Android attempts to solve this problem by pushing Android notifications to the desktop.
The Freed Up Thoughts Blog experienced unscheduled downtime do to an error experienced while moving the site content to a longer term host.
I apologize for not issuing a warning in advance of the downtime as I probably should have. If I have learned anything from three and a half years of blogging it is nothing ever goes exactly as planned.
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Earlier this month, Google announced Google Now would be coming to Chrome and Chrome OS.
Google is first an foremost a search company. Before Android, before Chrome and Chromebooks, Google was a search company.
Google released their advanced search assistant called Google Now over a year ago with Android 4.1, since the release they have steadily improved it’s functionality. More informative cards, better app integration, and more natural voice search has made it one of the best ways to interact with Android.
A text editor might not be the most exciting app out there for Chrome, but sometimes having one can come in handy.
Text, developed by Josh Woodward, is a simple text editor for Chrome and Chrome OS featuring Google Drive and syntax highlighting support.
I am increasingly thankful for Google’s cross compatibility. Life in the cloud is difficult as it is, but at least Google makes it easy to move between devices, even if they aren’t from the same ecosystem.
I recently got the opportunity to pick up an iPad for the semester. My University provides iPads and laptops as part of our Technology fees, but I wasn’t up to get one until this Summer. My News Gathering course is testing the devices as part of a pilot program this semester. While I doubt I will use the iPad for course work, it is a great opportunity to write about iOS.