Lockheimer Confirms Google’s Commitment To Keeping Chrome OS Standalone

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Talk of a Chrome OS and Android merger reached a fever pitch yesterday when the Wall Street Journal reported that Google planned to make this happen. The reasoning behind it would be simple — ever since the conception of the two operating systems, Android has always had the upper hand over Chrome OS, and the … Read more

Chrome OS And Android Rumored To Be Combined By 2017

Over the years, there have been whispers — talk even — of Google combining Chrome OS and Android ever since both came into existence. As both grew in maturity, the search giant has been making strides in bringing each more in line with the other. Coupled with Chrome’s lead Sundar Pichai moving to become the head of Android, and … Read more

[301] Google Play Games Recording And Sharing Launches

Google’s YouTube recently introduced YouTube Gaming with mobile capture, so it’d be a bit of a surprise to see Google bring Google Play Games recording to Android devices as well — but that’s exactly what just happened. The company has announced on the Android Official Blog that starting today, it’s launching a new feature on the Google Play … Read more

Google Play Games Recording And Sharing Launches

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Google’s YouTube recently introduced YouTube Gaming with mobile capture, so it’d be a bit of a surprise to see Google bring Google Play Games recording to Android devices as well — but that’s exactly what just happened. The company has announced on the Android Official Blog that starting today, it’s launching a new feature on the Google Play … Read more

In App Purchases Coming To Ingress

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It hasn’t been that long since Niantic Labs, creator of the popular augmented reality game Ingress, split off from the Google umbrella and went on their own. After announcing Pokémon Go last month and receiving a round of funding from Google and Nintendo, it appears that in app purchases (IAP) are coming to Ingress. We first noticed on the … Read more

[301] In App Purchases Coming To Ingress

It hasn’t been that long since Niantic Labs, creator of the popular augmented reality game Ingress, split off from the Google umbrella and went on their own. After announcing Pokémon Go last month and receiving a round of funding from Google and Nintendo, it appears that in app purchases (IAP) are coming to Ingress. We first noticed on the … Read more

Google Ads Chief “Worried” About Ad Blockers

Without a doubt the Internet as we know it may not have come out as it is had there never been advertising revenue to help pay for it. But somewhere along the way the train has gone off the rails and advertisements online have become more and more obtrusive and they hurt the user experience. … Read more

[UPDATED] YouTube Red: Your Ultimate YouTube Experience

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The long awaited YouTube app that has zero ads in it will soon come to your devices. YouTube Red will be out on October 28th, seven more days if you can hold out. UPDATE (10/22/2015): We forgot to mention yesterday that if you have a All Access subscription, YouTube Red will be included in your subscription. … Read more

“OK Google” Voice Search, Notification Center Removed From Chrome

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Google is removing two features from the desktop version of its popular web browser Chrome. The first feature has been removed with the recent release of Chrome 46, while the second will be removed with the upcoming release of Chrome 47. The ability to say “OK Google,” which has been a browser feature since May … Read more

The 25 Highest Paid Executives in America

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Posted on October 15, 2015 by Ben Taylor The average American makes $50,000 to $70,000 per year. The lowest-compensated person on this list — a breakdown of America’s 25 highest-compensated executives — made $44.3 million in 2014. To put that in context, the typical American would have to work 738 years straight to match the … Read more

Apple Self-Blocking Apple News App In China

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Reports are coming out of China that the Apple News app has become unusable and that Apple is willingly blocking access to the service. China’s government is well known for its strict policy against news it deems unfit entering the country and if you want to do business in China you have to play ball. … Read more

Amazon’s $50 Tablet Can Now Run The Full Google App Store With A Simple Workaround

If you’re like me, your excitement about Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet lasted right up to the point it became clear that your app and general content will be limited to Amazon’s Store offerings. That is not to say that Amazon doesn’t offer some quality choices but it still lacks some core apps and services, including … Read more

Google Purchases The Alphabet’s Domain – ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.com

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Totally serious. And I totally had to say the song to make sure I got it right, don’t judge. Now you’re asking, why would Google want that website domain? Perhaps the purchase is to ensure some Joe Schmoe does not pick up the domain for, oh say, $12 and get access to one of the largest … Read more

See Less Ads & Fund Sites With Google Contributor

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Let’s face it, you don’t like ads… and we don’t like ads either, but they are part of what allows us to pay the upkeep it takes to operate our sites. That being said, Techaeris and our sister site MOARGeek are not your average run of the mill websites, we’re special in one particular way. … Read more

Google Lunar XPRIZE Team From Israel First To Secure Launch Agreement

Even though Google’s Lunar XPRIZE competition has been going on for nearly a decade, we’ve just now found the first legitimate contender to take home part of the $30 million USD prize. An Israeli non-profit, SpaceIL, today has come one step closer to the Lunar XPRIZE and has secured a launch agreement with Spaceflight Industries to deliver their … Read more

Android Apps In Russia Will Be Unbundled Per Antitrust Order

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Google has lost the antitrust case against it in Russia and now the company is being ordered to unbundle its Android apps which they say will give competition level ground. Google has been under scrutiny from several governments and the antitrust case in the EU is still ongoing. This ruling by the Russian government might … Read more

Official Android Multi-Window, Dark Theme Support Hidden In Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update?

I’ll preface this entire article by stating that I’m not a developer, so my understanding of some of the underlying code and its uses in Android is limited at best. With that being said, on to the good stuff! Hernán Castañón, developer of OmniRom and a contributor to CyanogenMod is, very clearly, a developer.  Hernán was … Read more

Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow Has Arrived, Here’s What’s New

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Google has released the latest version of Android which goes by the name Marshmallow. We’re now halfway into the alphabet and we thought we’d take a look at what Android 6.0 Marshmallow has to offer. The big changes came last year when Android 5.0 Lollipop was introduced with Material Design. Marshmallow hasn’t undergone a significant … Read more

Google Apps Triad Attack Could Push iOS Further Back

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There’s been some interesting things going on in the mobile space this year and the most glaring to my eyes is the addition of Google Apps and Android to BlackBerry. Many thought BlackBerry had gone the way of Palm and HP, buried and only a memory to chuckle over. But BlackBerry surprised us by teaming … Read more

HOW TO: Use Google Cloud Print

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In order to appreciate the profound value that cloud computing affords our modern lives, you only need to think about the things that it makes possible on a daily basis. Telecommuting, effortless professional document control, efficient data backup and recovery in times of accidents and disasters, and the ability to collaborate with one’s associates no … Read more

[UPDATED] Some Third Party Nexus 6P Cases Block Laser Auto-Focus

Update – It looks like a number of people on Amazon are giving Nexus 6P cases one star reviews and requesting refunds of a variety of cases. Case manufacturers have stated that the images posted with listings are preliminary and actual cases for the Nexus 6P will come with the correct cutout for the laser … Read more

Amazon Will Stop Selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast On October 29th

Starting Thursday, October 29th, Amazon will stop sales on two streaming products that are up against Amazon’s own Fire TV and Fire TV stick: Apple’s Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. What’s weird is that Amazon will still continue to offer other streaming devices such as Playstations, Xboxes, Rokus, and of course Fire TV. An Amazon … Read more

HOW TO: Enable Google Photos’ New People Naming And Merge Features

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Yesterday Google started rolling out an updated version of their Google Photos app with a few new features including Chromecast support, sharing to WhatsApp, and some bug fixes. One of the biggest new features expands on the “Group Similar Faces” function that was introduced back in May. In Search, you can now label and merge … Read more

The Successor To The Nexus 5 Is Here; Should You Upgrade?

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The 2013 Nexus 5 was a significant phone. Top of the line specs at half the cost of other flagships? You can’t really go wrong with that recipe and it showed. The Nexus 5 was a favourite with everyone and sometimes, it was difficult to get with stocks running out too soon. It had its … Read more