I joined the G+ Bandwagon when it first opened and you needed an invite, few weeks later I was bored of it and so were a bunch of my friends, and we crawled back on all fours to Facebook.
Today Google has announced that Google + is available to everyone, and quite honest I don’t really care but incase you do and you haven’t been invited already head over go Plus.Google.com to sign up.
Google and Sprint today announced that they have teamed up to allow Sprint wireless customers to set their cell phone numbers up as Google Voice numbers. Sprint customers when the service is fully intergrated will be allowed to visit http://www.google.com/voice and check voicemails (transcribed and audio) aswell as send and recieve text messages.
Sprint is the only carrier to work with Google Voice at the moment, the service will be available soon for all Sprint customers and all devices.
Earlier this week Norton informed the world that cybercriminals were targeting smartphones by releasing apps ridden with malware into unofficial Android Marketplaces. Now they announce that cybercriminals have actually infiltrated the official Android Market using various publisher and application names.
According to Symantec Sources 50,000 – 200,000 took place within a four day time frame when the malicious apps were on the Android Marketplace. Google has since removed the apps.
In advance of its Thursday earnings report, Google announced an executive shakeup whereby Eric Schmidt will hand over his chief executive officer duties to Larry Page, effective April 4.
Schmidt will continue on as executive chairman, while Sergey Brin will continue on as co-founder.
In a blog post, Schmidt said the shift has been in the works for some time. “Larry, Sergey, and I have been talking for a long time about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making—and over the holidays we decided now was the right moment to make some changes to the way we are structured,” Schmidt said.
For 10 years, the trio have shared equally in the decision-making process, Schmidt said, and going forward, they “will continue to discuss the big decisions among the three of us.” But Thursday’s announcement clarifies their individual roles “so there’s clear responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.”
Police used Google Maps Street View to help nab several men accused of dealing drugs on the streets of WIlliamsburg Brooklyn. According to ABC News police began an operation to apprehend the men after people in the neighborhood complained.
Below is the street view police used. Notice their faces weren’t blurred. Violation of privacy google? Might be but hey it helped keep NYC streets safe.
So I finally received the reviewers kit the Logitech Review, I had been anxious to get one and it was supposed to come last week so when it arrived today I was super excited. I quickly made an unboxing video probably one of the worst I ever made because I was in such of a rush to hook it up. Check the video out below.
After playing with it for about 2 hours, I have to say I am a bit underwhelmed. All it has done is basically add Netflix and Amazon VOD to my television plus Chrome so I can browse the web. Not really sure I am feeling it but maybe after using it for a few days that will change. I will let you all know what I think in a week.
During Google I/O’s keynote this morning they announced that Wave has been opened to the public. Wave, as many know, is a collaboration tool that Google announced at last year’s I/O, but it was over-hyped.
I am a tablet fan, I have used loads of tablet PCs some Ultra Mobile PCs, I love phones with touch screens and even own an iPad. Speaking of my iPad the day before I got it I got the Camangi Webstation.
The Webstation is a nice sized tablet with a 7 inch color screen it weighs just under a pound and is available in Pearl White. Two more colors are coming soon Piano Black and Light Pink.
The Webstation is powered by a Marvel PXA303 624MHz processor, 128 Mobile DDR memory and 256 MB of NAND system memory. It runs the Google Android OS.
The New York Times is reporting that Google will launch a new Operating System today, will update this post with more information as soon as I know more.
The OS will be called Google Chrome OS according to a blog post on the Google official, and it appears it would be targeted at at Netbooks and budget PCs.
“Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.” Reads the blog entry.