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Articles tagged with: Google

Twitter Redevelops The Web Page For iPad

Looks like to many social networking websites, iPad is a thing they sure have to adapt to. With a brand name like Apple, it’s no wonder they get all the street cred.

Although there had been applications for using both Twitter and Facebook on the iPad, neither of these social networking behemoths were satisfied with their performance. Therefore, Facebook started Project Spartan, an effort to develop a separate HTML5 based Facebook page for the iPad.

Android Dominates Mobile OS Market

The OS war between different mobile operating system vendors is not new. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM are some of the major contenders.

However, a study that was conducted recently states that Google dominates this pool of contenders with its Android OS. A research firm named Canalys recently carried out this survey which indicated that almost half of the world’s smartphones run Android while there is a major gap between iOS and Android. About 48 percent of the OS market belongs to Android while mere 19 percent is owned by iOS.

Google Buys IBM Patents

Suing rival tech companies has now become child’s play for big IT companies. Consequently every company is trying to decorate its portfolio with as many patents as it can by buying patents from different companies.

Google, which had recently been sued by Oracle for Java patent infringement in development of Android has also decided to take some precautionary measures.

Google Implements Two-Step Authentication Worldwide

In June 2011, many Gmail accounts were compromised by hackers. Passwords of many US officials, political activists and officials in different countries were stolen.

Ever since then, Google had been working on it’s Two Step Authentication method. This method has enhanced the security of Google account holders. This method requires password based authentication along with a verification code which is sent to the user either through voice, call/text or is generated on the user’s smartphone device via a Google app from which one is accessing his/her account.

New Help Section: What’s New In Google+

Google is earnest to gain its lost spot among the social networking buzz by enhancing Google+. Also Google is adding many cool features to Google+. Recently Google bought Fridge for enhancing Google+ circles.

But this time Google+ has done an interesting thing. In the help section, Google+ has added a new section which gives a glimpse about the new features which Google is currently adding to the network. This new help section is named “What’s New In Google+”. There are blog like posts in this section related to the new features either by Google employees or some youtube videos which explain the new features.

Android Gingerbread Update Coming To G2

For those of us T-Mobile G2 users who felt a little left in the dust when the G2X came out, and later- when we found out the G2 was discontinued, you may have something to cheer for. Assuming you’ve steered away from rooting your device, you will soon get to enjoy Android’s latest Gingerbread OS on your phone.

The new operating system will be a nice blast of ‘newness’ for those of us who’ve gotten a bit tired of Froyo features. The update will roll out to all G2 users within the next quarter.

Google Chrome Updates For Mac’s Lion

Google has recently updated its Chrome browser to work better with Apple’s new operating system, OS X Lion. The new version adds support for Lion’s two-fingered page-swiping feature, for those interested.

The version is dubbed 14.0.835.0 in the Chrome’s developer channel for the Mac. Something that is a little strange, is that the new version does not support Lion’s full-screen mode, which may perplex a number of individuals.

Google Launches Page Speed Service

Google has always been concerned with speed, and they are now focusing on a new tool to help computer users get where they want to go, faster. The tool is called Page Speed Service, and works like this. The user signs up and points their site’s DNS entry to Google.

Google then grabs your content from your servers, rewrites your webpages, and re-serves those webpages on Google’s own servers. Bandwidth much? Don’t worry, it’s Google.

Google Responds To Account Deletion Controversy

Google’s newest social networking project has recently been hit by a controversy which refers to the deletion of user and organization accounts from Google+.

Google’s senior vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra said that there had been some mistakes while doing the first pass and that they are learning. He also said that the Google+ team is changing the way of communicating with people which means that Google will now issue warnings to people prior to deletion of their account.

Google+ ‘Fake Names’ Disaster

A lot of people are very angry at the way Google just suspended their Google+ accounts without any notice. The reason they state for suspending these accounts is usage of fake names or even using non-alphabetic characters in their names. Google not only suspended their Google+ accounts, but all the accounts related to that account including Gmail account, Docs and Bloggers.

Google recently made a lot of it’s customers upset by introducing this new scheme. It’s like Google is enforcing people to give out their real identity even if they don’t want to. The display name or user name of a person should be entirely according to his will.