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Nearly Half of All ‘Active’ Android Devices Run Jelly Bean

Nearly Half of All ‘Active’ Android Devices Run Jelly Bean

Google’s latest Jelly Bean version of Android is on the brink of being installed on half of all active Android devices worldwide, according to data released by the company on Thursday. Google’s updated Android dashboard figures show that the ratio of devices running one of the three versions of Jelly Bean (Android ...

Chrome’s iOS App Shows Incognito Searches in History

Chrome’s iOS App Shows Incognito Searches in History

A new update for Chrome for iOS adds iOS 7 support, but there’s also a big flaw as discovered by UK development and design firm Parallax. It turns out that when you use the search/address bar in Incognito mode in Chrome, that history will show up when you return to standard browsing in Google’s mobile website search ...

Amazon Trademarks ‘Firetube’ — Could it Be a TV Product?

Amazon Trademarks ‘Firetube’ — Could it Be a TV Product?

We got a tip that Amazon had trademarked the name ‘Firetube’ in Canada and the US. With all of the news surrounding the Amazon Phone lately – I immediately thought that is a dumb name for a phone. Seconds later it hit me. Tube=TV. Amazon needs a TV product to counter Apple and Google. It makes a lot of sense.  Amazon ...

Report: Google Music App for iOS Coming This Month

Report: Google Music App for iOS Coming This Month

If you've been against trying Google's Play Music All Access streaming service for lack of an official iOS app, it may soon be time to change your tune. Sources aware of Google's plans have let slip to Engadget that not only is the company currently testing a native Google Music iOS app internally, but that it'll launch ...

Rumor: Google’s Next Nexus 7 Will Feature a Big Change

Rumor: Google’s Next Nexus 7 Will Feature a Big Change

Now that Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 tablet is here, pure Google fans’ attention has collectively turned to the Nexus 5 smartphone. We have seen the new Nexus phone leak in photos and on video, and it looks pretty fantastic. Google has retained LG to handle the design of the Nexus 5 just as it did with the Nexus ...

FindIt for Android Searches Your Gmail, Dropbox and Google Drive

FindIt for Android Searches Your Gmail, Dropbox and Google Drive

A little over two months after FindIt first launched for iPhone, the email- and file-search app has now quietly rolled out on Android too. It’s a beautifully designed app, one that currently connects with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox, though there is scope for opening this up to additional cloud-based services in the ...

Study: Microsoft’s ‘Bing it On’ Challenge is Blatantly False

Study: Microsoft’s ‘Bing it On’ Challenge is Blatantly False

Did you find this blog post through Bing?  Probably not — 67% of worldwide searches go through Google, 18% through Bing.  But Microsoft has advertised in a substantial TV campaign that — in the cyber analog to blind taste-testing — people prefer Bing “nearly 2:1.”  A year ago, when I first saw these ads,  the ...

Chromecast Adds Hulu Plus Support

Chromecast Adds Hulu Plus Support

The popular video-on-demand service Hulu Plus is now compatible with Chromecast. The service, which offers up programming from a number of major networks for a small monthly fee, pledged to officially support Chromecast back in July, but is only now making good on that promise. Hulu is rolling out the new feature through an ...

Google’s BufferBox Package Pickup Comes to San Francisco

Google’s BufferBox Package Pickup Comes to San Francisco

Last year, Google acquired Waterloo-based startup BufferBox, which provides shipping locker service to make it easy to get things delivered reliably even when you’re not sure where you’ll be when they’re arriving. The startup built its service on the idea that people never want to see another missed delivery door tag ...

Google Launches New ‘Hummingbird’ Search Algorithm

Google Launches New ‘Hummingbird’ Search Algorithm

Google has overhauled its search algorithm, the foundation of the Internet's dominant search engine, to better cope with the longer, more complex queries it has been getting from Web users. Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search, told reporters on Thursday that the company launched its latest "Hummingbird" algorithm ...