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Google testing Spaces: a group conversation app

Google is testing a conversation app called Spaces that attempts to make group messaging more natural and interconnected.
by John DyeApril 1, 201616

The first April Fool’s Day casualty is in: Gmail’s “Mic Drop” feature cost people their jobs [UPDATE]

Not all April Fool's Day jokes are entirely well thought out. Take Gmail's Mic Drop feature, which actually cost some people their jobs before the joke feature was pulled from the email ...
by Kris CarlonApril 1, 201631

Google also in the firing line in the FBI’s war on encryption

The ACLU has released an interactive U.S. map highlighting where the federal government has taken both Apple and Google to court to compel co-operation in unlocking devices.
by Kris CarlonMarch 31, 201618

Here’s how Google created the new voice of Search

You might’ve read about the smooth new voice rolling out to Google Search, or maybe you already have it on your devices. Now, Google’s Nat and Lo are giving us a peek at how the magic ...
by Bogdan PetrovanMarch 31, 201612

Google Calculator just hit the Play Store

With no warning and little fanfare, Google has unleashed their Calculator app on the Google Play Store, and now there’s no going back.
by John DyeMarch 30, 201638

AT&T plans to build a rival to Android with Cyanogen and ZTE’s help

AT&T is reportedly looking to make a forked version of Android in partnership with ZTE and Cyanogen to weaken Google's control over the market.
by Kris CarlonMarch 30, 201638

Google lets you embed 360-degree content into apps and websites with VR View

VR View: a clean and easy way to put immersive content directly into your website, Android app, or iOS app.
by John DyeMarch 30, 20161

Google introduces the Fiber Phone

Fiber Phone wants to drag landline technology kicking and screaming into the modern age. The goal is to make your home phone, well, mobile.
by John DyeMarch 29, 201612

Google’s use of Java in Android is worth $9.3 billion, according to Oracle

Google is being sued by Oracle for $9.3 billion for its use of Java APIs in Android, an internal Oracle report reveals. Not surprisingly, Google is contesting the damages claim.
by Kris CarlonMarch 29, 201640

Microsoft continues sneaking its way into Android

If you can't beat your enemies you must join them, right? In this post we aim to take a look at some of the ways in which Microsoft continues to infiltrate the Android OS.
by Edgar CervantesMarch 28, 201620
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