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Google Hangouts Now Combines Conversations, Texts from the Same Sender

Google Hangouts Now Combines Conversations, Texts from the Same Sender

Since Google tacked on SMS messages to its Hangouts app, it has been tweaking the experience to keep convos on the up and up, and this week it's making a major change. In version 2.1 of the software, text messages and Hangout conversations from the same contact are neatly merged into a single thread, allowing you to send ...

Google Brings Targeted Mobile App Install Ads to YouTube, Search

Google Brings Targeted Mobile App Install Ads to YouTube, Search

Google on Tuesday announced plans to bring targeted mobile app install ads to YouTube and Search. Through the Google Play store, the company is already able to analyse which search terms result in the highest number of downloads for any given app category. If someone is looking for a last minute hotel room, for instance, ...

How to Easily Switch from iOS to Android (or Vice Versa)

How to Easily Switch from iOS to Android (or Vice Versa)

You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you’ve finally decided it’s time to switch phones. Let’s do it. Contacts and calendars, from iOS to Android: Android uses your Google account’s contacts and calendars, so sync your iPhone to Google. Settings > Mail, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 22, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 22, 2014

Google hopes to one day provide wireless internet across the globe through an initiative called Project Loon. That project got a big boost recently when Google acquired Titan Aerospace, a startup that specializes in building high-altitude drones. In acquiring the drone manufacturer, Google beat Facebook to the punch, which ...

Apple and Google are Now Vying for Exclusivity in Mobile Gaming

Apple and Google are Now Vying for Exclusivity in Mobile Gaming

A long-running battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. The two Silicon Valley giants have been wooing game developers to ensure that top-tier game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating systems, people familiar with the ...

AT&T May Bring GigaPower Internet to 21 Major Metropolitan Areas

AT&T May Bring GigaPower Internet to 21 Major Metropolitan Areas

AT&T could get a lot more serious about rivaling Google Fiber. The service provider is beginning to investigate the potential for expanding its GigaPower internet service into up to 21 new major metropolitan areas, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. The announcement does not mean that all of these ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 21, 2014

The Heartbleed bug is one of the worst threats to online security and privacy in recent memory. Worse yet, the bug isn’t limited to computers – there’s also a chance your Android device is at risk, too. Google knows about Heartbleed and is working on a software patch, but your device could be at risk. Luckily, ...

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

People think Bitcoin is funny money and Google Glass has no specs appeal -- if they even know what these new technologies are. Many people are still unaware of Google's smartglasses or digital currencies, according to new research from the UK, and those that do are worried about the privacy or financial issues of these hot ...

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of clide. He posted various images of a home try-on kit, as well as the above email he received from the Glass customer support representatives. Spencer Kleyweg of ...

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google Launches Standalone Camera App in Google Play

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has made a number of improvements and refinements here, introducing a much cleaner interface "that gets out of your way" with a ...