Finally, the day I've been waiting for since I switched back to iOS is here.  Google Keep is now available on Android, web, and iOS.  The simple-yet-effective notes app was only on Android and web for the longest time, but recently I found a new link from Google Keep's site.  If you are an Android-to-iOS switcher and [...]

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Google just released an update to Google Maps that brings Apple Watch support. When you set a route on your iPhone, the Google Maps watch app will automatically show you the directions, in text format, as you go. You can also scroll through upcoming directions to get an idea of where Google wants you to [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Travel Gear

The Chromecast app is completely redesigned and is now available in Google Play and iTunes. It works with the latest Chromecast and the first generation Chromecast as well. It allows the user to browse through the content on all the Chromecast enabled apps on your phone (under the What's On tab); use playback controls like [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, News

When I purchased my current Chromecast, I was disappointed that it didn't support the 5 GHz WiFi band. The 2.4 GHz band is just a bit crowded in my neighborhood and my streaming can sometimes suffer. But today Google announced that the newest Chromecast (which works with iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, plus Chromebook, Mac, [...]

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A Wi-Fi router is our gateway to the information superhighway. Once connected, Google tends to be our first stop. According to them, "we count on Wi-Fi more than ever to be entertained, productive, and stay connected, we’re streaming and sharing in new ways our old routers were never built to handle." With that in mind, [...]

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In what must be the most shocking tech news in recent history, Google announced it will no longer be known as Google...sort of. On Monday, Larry Page, Google CEO, announced he and Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder, will be launching a new company called Alphabet Inc. What exactly is the purpose of this new company? Well, [...]

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In the past, the Google Translate app would allow you to snap a picture of a sign and translate it in 36 languages. But since January 2015, Translate (iOS and Android) now allows you to tap on the camera icon within the app, point your phone at any sign, menu, instruction manual, etc. and instantly [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Travel Gear

If you're an Android user who takes a lot of photos, you'll want to pay attention. Google just redesigned its photo app and there are some pretty significant changes. Photos provides a new way to organize your memories, it's now able to organize by People, Places, or Things. You can pick a specific person, location, [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News

In addition to the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint, Google is now entering the wireless service arena with their Project Fi network using the Nexus 6, which is currently the only supported device. This project doesn't create a new network, but rather uses network equipment that is already in place and is [...]

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Everything we do seems to be tracked these days, even when we open our emails. According to, "Marketers—or anyone who’s inspired to snoop—simply insert a transparent 1×1 image [pixel] into an email. When that email is opened, the image pings the server it originated from with information like the time, your location, and the [...]

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In a recent blog post, Google has announced that they are launching Made with Code, an initiative to inspire girls to code.  The program will include coding projects such as programming and designing a 3D printed bracelet, collaborations with organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, and investing $50 million dollars over the next three years for [...]

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Google and HP have partnered up and released a new Chromebook in the lineup.  The HP Chromebook 11 features include an 11.6" IPS display, Exynos 5250 GAIA  CPU, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 6 hours of battery life, and weighs only 2.3 lbs.  A nice new feature is that it will use a microUSB port for charging, [...]

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Google Maps Waze

On Google's official blog, Google has acquired Waze, the popular community-based traffic and navigation app for iOS and Android. To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working together to find the best routes from home to work, every day. Waze is [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
Google -Keep

The latest buzz from Google is a new app called Keep.  It is a note-taking application that mimics features from popular products such as Evernote and Springpad and lets you "keep" text notes, images, check lists, and voice notes.  It's available on the Google Play store for Android devices at the above link.  I've installed it on [...]

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As I opened my favorite RSS reader this morning - Google Reader, I received a pop-up that it will be retired on July 1, 2013.  News from Google's official blog states: "We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. [...]

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Google has announced that they are starting a contest for non-developers to purchase Glass ahead of the retail release.  Explorers are required to submit in 50 words or less to Twitter or Goggle+ what they would do with the interactive, web-enabled glasses.  The deadline for applications is February   27th, 2013.  It is not cheap however!  If [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News

In an effort to cure a raging case of tech boredom, I've been trying some experiments to see if various gadgets have the ability to replace my 13" Macbook Air as my go to workhorse computer. I recently tried this with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet to less than a stellar outcome. Now [...]

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Did you buy a Nexus 7 16GB between the 14th and 29th of October just before the release of the 32GB model and the subsequent price drop on the 16GB model?  Well if you did and you bought it from the Google Play store then you're eligible for a refund under Google's Price Protection Policy. Fill [...]

Posted in: Android, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Ever have two tabs in one Chrome Window that you want to see next to each other?  With Chrome, it's easy to drag off a tab into a seperate browser window, but it often means having to resize and re-move the windows to get them right .  Tab Scissors is a handy little extension for [...]

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Gmail New

Gmail's been my primary email since the days when people were still bartering things just to get an invite to the beta. :)  Since those days, there's been a number of updates to the web interface.  Google has recently put up a list of upcoming changes for the next few months, and you can preview one [...]

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