Google has finally launched the web interface to their promised new service for Android users called Android Device Manager. The unimaginatively named service works similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone, Samsung’s Find My Mobile or HTC’s HTCSense.com and helps you track down your (lost) Android device.
To use the service you will have to head over to the Android Device Manager website. From there you can select your device from the list of recent devices you used with your account and the site will then try to locate your device (you will see the GPS activate on your device briefly as it reports its location). Once the site gets a lock on the device it will show it on the map in the background with the proper address on the side. Read more »
Google is about to introduce a new “in-depth” article section in its search pages in an attempt to provide better results for broad search queries. The latest feature from the internet giant will help you find relevant in-depth researches about a specific subject and filter out more shallow articles.
The newest tool will highlight in-depth articles with special blocks, which will let you tell them apart. Google’s latest addition will hopefully allow great stories from lesser-known publications or blogs to come in the top results. Read more »
Microsoft has updated the web version of the SkyDrive service with several useful new features. First of all, the site now has support for high DPI displays, such as the Retina display, which means it will now show high DPI versions of images you have uploaded whenever it detects one of these devices.
The site now also has full support for GIF files. Although you could upload GIFs to the service previously they weren’t animated when you viewed them, which has now been fixed. Read more »
Last week Apple’s developer website mysteriously went down on Thursday. The reason for that has now been declared by Apple in a mail sent to developers. Turns out the website was hacked and someone tried to access personal information. Following this, the website was shortly taken down.
Apple claims that all the personal information is encrypted and cannot be accessed but says that there is a chance that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. Read more »
Google redesigned its popular email client in March with few new additions and tweaks. One of the notable changes was the new compose, which was available in your inbox as a pop-up window.
Now, Google has started to roll out a new full-screen compose window, which fills your entire display. Read more »
Back in January, we reported on the Alpha version of the new personal cloud storage service from the creators of the popular peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol.
BitTorrent Sync, which lets you share and transfer large files in the same way that BitTorrent does, has just entered Beta, and has released an Android app to allow users to share files between mobiles as well. Read more »
Google Latitude will be officially retiring on August 9. Related products in Google Maps for Android, Latitude for iPhone, the Latitude API, the public badge, the iGoogle Gadget and the Latitude website will no longer be available in a month.
The retirement of Google Latitude means that you will no longer be able to share your location using the latitude and Google hasn’t included latitude as a feature in its latest version of Google Maps for Android. The search giant will also be removing Latitude for iPhone from the App Store. Read more »
Pandora Radio for iOS has been updated and the latest version of the personalized radio service comes with a few cool new features and improvements.
The Pandora for iOS 4.4 now has an improved playback buffering and keeps your favorite music stutter-free. Furthermore, the update brings the ability to pause the music, when the phone is muted for a while. Read more »
eBay has finally launched its eBay Now app for Android. eBay Now is a service that lets you have products from local stores delivered to you in about an hour.
eBay Now for Android allows you to purchase products and get them deliver to you at your work place, your neighbourhood bar or anywhere else you want. Read more »
We knew this day was coming. Google had informed us back in March that come July, the popular RSS service Google Reader would be shutting down for good. And that day has now arrived.
Starting today, the Google Reader service will no longer be available. If you have any data that you may want to recover, such as list of sites you subscribed to, starred items, notes, etc., then you can download a copy from Google before July 15, 2013. Read more »
With 8 million kilometers clocked and counting, Google’s Street View service is aiming even higher to offer its users more and more breathtaking sights – literally. Street View’s latest update now features the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world’s tallest building.
This is the first time the Street View team goes to capture every centimeter of a skyscraper and the endeavor has taken a total of three days to complete. Read more »
Creative Cloud, Adobe’s rebranded Creative Suite, which is now the only way to get the latest versions of popular Adobe programs like Photoshop and Premier, has received a major update to most of its supported programs – 15 in total.
These latest versions now have the CC moniker attached, with Photoshop CC getting new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Read more »
According to a report by AllThingsD Apple has sealed а deal with Sony and, having secured deals with Warner and Universal, could be all but ready to launch its rumored iRadio service at the WWDC event starting on June 10.
iRadio (or whatever it will be called) is touted as Apple’s answer for services like Spotify and Pandora (and not to mention major rivals in the face of Amazon and Google) and will bring music streaming with the option for purchasing songs (see picture above). Read more »
Evernote is one of the (if not the) best and most complex ways of storing and organizing notes and all sorts of content. It’s latest update for Android finally brings one of the most often requested featured – reminders.
Version 5.1 adds the ability to make just about every note into a reminder and set a day and time for Evernote to remind you about it. Read more »
While you’re waiting for Rockstar to release Grand Theft Auto V yo could take a Google-style walk through of GTA IV’s Liberty City.
The whole virtual surrounding of the game has gotten Street View mode, which lets you explore just about every corner just like you would in the Google-covered real world. Read more »