Google Live Channels For Android TV Hints At Live TV Capabilities Coming Soon

unnamed Google has a new app available on the Play Store that provides some insight into how it will bring live content to its Android TV platform. The Google Live Channels app isn’t yet even compatible with the Nexus Player, the first device out there available to consumers boasting Android TV, but it looks primed to support live content from built-in tuners, IP-based tuners and other sources.… Read More

Google Brings ‘My Maps’ Custom Map Creation To Google Drive

google-my-maps-drive Google’s My Maps tool for building custom drives, trips and routes on its Maps product is now integrated into Google Drive, which means you can build custom maps just as easily as you can new documents, slideshows and spreadsheets. Putting the My Maps tools right inside Google Drive says something about Google’s cloud-based productivity plans – this helps distance its… Read More

Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More

hangouts video filters Google’s Hangouts app for Android is getting a major update today, as the company’s VP of Product for Google+ Bradley Horowitz announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning. Some of these new features are mostly just fun, but a couple of others actually make the service easier to use and show a first glimpse at Google’s future plans for this service. Among the… Read More

U.K. Court Case Against Google Could Clarify Law On Private Data

Safari privacy settings The U.K. data protection watchdog, the ICO, has intervened in a court case brought against Google on privacy grounds by a group of U.K. Internet users because it is interested in how aspects of the case might help clarify questions around the jurisdiction of national data protection law vis-à-vis Internet giants. Read More

Facebook Brings Graph Search To Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword

fb-search Facebook is finally getting serious about search. Today it’s challenging Google for finding answers and Twitter for checking real-time chatter with the launch of keyword search. Two years after debuting semantic “My friends who…” search for people, places, and photos on the web, Graph Search is rolling out on iOS in the US along with a new keyword search option for… Read More

YouTube Now Tells You How Copyrighted Music Will Affect Your Video Before You Upload It

youtube Google today launched a new feature in the YouTube Audio Library that allows uploaders who use copyrighted music to see exactly what will happen to their videos before they upload them. When you upload a video to YouTube today, the service’s Content ID system will automatically try to figure out if you’re using any copyrighted music in it. Read More

In $86B Of Online Media Sales In H1, Google Leads, Chinese Sites Grow, And Ads Take Lion’s Share

google sign Strategy Analytics has today published a rundown of how online media revenues performed in the first half of 2014 — looking specifically at how 44 of the biggest publicly-listed companies fared the first half of this year. Altogether this group pulled in $85.9 billion in digital media revenues in the first half of 2014, a rise of 17% on the same period a year ago. And, perhaps… Read More

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Review

IMG_0115 The HTC Nexus 9 is Google’s latest tablet running pure, unadulterated Android, and it’s a very capable piece of hardware, made better because it’s running Lollipop, which is a big step up for Android overall. Google has just begun shipping Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio accessories, too, which give the tablet a magnetic cover with a built-in keyboard, complete with mechanical keys… Read More

If You Still Use Google+ You Can Now Pin Updates To Your Profile Page

pins Now you can pin your updates, assuming that you still use Google Plus… right? Read More

Developers Can Now Use Google’s Cloud Platform To Handle Credit Card Information

12696360474_270c11215f_o Google today announced that its Cloud Platform is now in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). This means developers can now hold, process and exchange credit card information from branded credit cards on Google’s cloud computing platform without running afoul with existing regulations. Until now, Google advised its users that its cloud service… Read More
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