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Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

Google Demoes Off-Line Mobile Web Apps with iPhone (VIDEO)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

New functionality being shown by Google publicly for the first time, allows mobile devices to access data that has been locally stored on the device without any network connections. A first for new-age mobile devices, and a breakthrough for developers.
iPhoneBuzz posts a video and images of the new functionality which is split into three categories. [...]

Google ‘Latitude’ Coming to iPhone, Loopt Says Uh Oh

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google has announced a new location based tracking (awareness) feature that will integrate with Google Maps being dubbed Latitude that is soon making its way to the iPhone. For now, it is being demoed on Google’s open source mobile operating system Android.

Google describes the new application as “being able to find millions of your friends [...]

Apple, Google and Microsoft Sued Over File Preview

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all being sued over “file preview” functionality both in web browsers, and operating systems, that allows users to preview files before actually opening them.
Cygnus Systems is suing the three companies saying that they infringed on its patent (#7346850) which was filed back in 2001, but only granted to [...]

Google Admits to Knowingly Breaking App Store Rules

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Google has admitted that their Mobile Search App for iPhone is breaking some of the App Store rules. However, according to a spokesperson, the notion that Google was utilizing private API’s is simply false.
As MacBlogz previously reported, Google’s Mobile App for the iPhone appeared to be breaking some iPhone SDK rules. Research done by John [...]

Google Unveils SearchWiki, Customizable Search Results

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google has introduced a major interface change to their search results interface called SearchWiki. The search giant has implemented functionality that allows users to vote their search results up and down, as well as comment on each result.

The ultimate conceptual goal here is for search results to become increasingly dynamic and personalized. “We have been [...]

Google’s iPhone App Is Cheating, Breaks App Store Rules

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google’s Mobile App for the iPhone is breaking some App Store rules. By tapping into private API’s the application is utilizing technology that should be off limits to developers using the iPhone SDK.
According to research done by John Gruber (Daring Fireball) and Erica Sadun (Ars Technica), the Google Mobile App that has recently been embraced [...]

Confirmed: Google Unveils Gmail Themes to Select Users [U]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Back in May we reported about a rumor floating around that Google was bringing themes to Gmail. As it turns out, that rumor gained traction today as some Gmail users saw a “themes” tab pop under settings.

In May the expected date for the Gmail themes to be unveiled was June 5th. As with most Google [...]

First Look: Google’s Voice Search App for iPhone, Impressive Results

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Google has an update to their native iPhone application that integrates voice recognition. With the new app, iPhone users can speak and ask questions directly into the device before Google returns back a set of search results.

The user interface is polished and very refined. iPhone owners will love the interaction while performing a search.
Our [...]

Google’s Voice Recognition Search App Now Expected on Monday

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The highly anticipated Google voice recognition search application that was set to push last Friday, will now likely be made available through the App Store on Monday.

Google’s voice recognition search application allows users to speak into the device, converting the sound into a digital file that is sent to Google’s servers where the information is [...]

Google Earth Coming to iPhone Shortly, Aussies Have It Now [U]

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Cnet reports of an upcoming version of Google Earth which will be available for all iPhone users shortly. With the new application, Google is hoping to replicate much of the desktop richness found in their native Google Earth application, directly on your iPhone.
Google Earth can show rich images of earth, and works instinctively as [...]

Google Street View Enabled in iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 2 [U]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

MacRumors reports that Google Street View has been enabled in the latest build of iPhone 2.2 Firmware (Beta 2).

While previous versions of iPhone Firmware 2.2 (Beta 1) hinted at Google Street View support, it had not been enabled.
Adversely, the first official phone running Android, T-Mobile’s G1 with Google, has support for full Google [...]

The First 24 Hours: Android Market vs. App Store

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

After officially being open for 24 hours, early figures and observations for Google’s Android market are in. While it may be deemed premature to read much into first day findings, they do provide important comparisons to the opening day of Apple’s App Store.

The kind folks at Medialets have provided a multitude of observations and [...]

T-Mobile’s G1 Officially Hits the Market

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Citizens of San Francisco had first dibs on purchasing the T-Mobile G1 last night as the device is set to begin selling across the country today.

Noted for being the first mobile device powered by Google’s Android platform, T-Mobile began offering the G1 manufactured by HTC at San Francisco’s Market Street outlet Tuesday evening. [...]

Google’s Android Getting Coddled Like An Infant

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It’s not everyday that a company like Google unveils plans for a brand new mobile operating system like Android. But when they do, you can expect the entire industry to pay attention, and to meticulously analyze every move being made along the way.
Google has partnered with T-mobile to release the first official device running [...]

TunesRemote: iTunes Remote Application for Google Andoid OS

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Created and designed by developer Jeff Sharkey, “TunesRemote: Android DACP Remote Control” is an application that emulates the function of the iTunes Remote app on an iPhone. This new application can be recognized by iTunes on a Mac or a PC, and once paired with your computer, can browse your library, view album art [...]

Google to Push iPhone Specific Advertising Platform

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Google will soon be making a push to increase their mobile advertising presence by offering an iPhone specific ad network.

Hoping to exploit the iPhone as a sales platform, Adweek reports that Google will soon unveil iPhone specific advertisements. According to these reports Google has recently been showcasing these ads in private [...]

Gene Munster: G1 Will Not Hinder iPhone Sales

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Piper analyst Gene Munster has recently indicated that Apple should fear not over the recent launch of the T-Mobile G1 powered by Google’s Android.

In a recent report Munster noted that the release of the G1 is merely a progressional change in the mobile market stating that “when Apple comes out with a product, [...]

Google Teams Up With Amazon for New Mobile Music Store

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Google has set its sights on combating Apple’s iTunes by partnering with online retail giant, Amazon, to announce the launch of a new online music store. Users will have the ability to download MP3s via mobile devices such as the recently launched T-Mobile G1 powered by Google’s Android Mobile OS.

Users will now have [...]

Google Phone Drops Today, Officially the “T-Mobile G1 with Google”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Through years of speculation, we could only anticipate (and pray) that the “G-Phone” would be coming at some point. Today, Google is dropping the “T-Mobile G1 with Google” mobile phone running Google’s shiny new Android mobile operating system. Extremely good for the mobile market, this could prove to be the only competition Apple and the [...]