We’re working on the next installment of our weekly app update series (and there have been a ton of good ones) but this one stands out on its own… A good bit of drama has been playing out between Apple and Google and it isn’t slowing down. Most recently 9to5Mac posted that, for years, there [...]
No surprise here, but Apple just announced that Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, is resigning from Apple’s Board. This is a major turn around from back when Schmidt said he had no intention of resigning. Then again, a good deal has happened since May that seems to be putting the two companies at odds with [...]
I came across this website this morning and thought it would make a fun experiment. In the spirit of blind taste tests like Coke vs Pepsi, one website has set up a Bing vs. Google vs. Yahoo. In this blind test, is your favorite search engine the one that reigns supreme? I tested it with [...]
Like many (or most) of you reading this I get a ton of information from my RSS feeds. Since I use a notebook and a desktop, an iPhone and an iPod touch I don’t just need a decent RSS reader… I need a SYSTEM. I need something that allows me to use them all interchangeably [...]
It’s been a month now since I posted my first impressions, and it’s time to fess up my thoughts on the HTC Magic. Truth be told, it has truly surprised me! User Interface The Android user interface is simple yet elegant, and was definitely designed with finger actions in mind. Unlike Windows Mobile, Android never [...]
Late last night Google dropped the bomb that many people have been expecting for quite some time. For years we’ve all been talking about how the web browser could eventually become the operating system. I first remember hearing this discussed when Netscape rose up to take on Microsoft’s dominant Internet Explorer. Until now though the [...]
Google has an update for Google Maps on Android phones that may not show up in your update list. Unlike past Android software updates for the T-Mobile G1 or HTC Magic, the new Google Maps release won’t be automatically pushed to your phone over the next few days. Instead, the upgrade is available for download [...]
A few months ago I had the opportunity to test out a HTC Dream (unlocked version of the T-Mobile G1), and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t like it at all. The software wasn’t that great, the battery life was poor and whoever thought of that design should be locked away forever. When I was [...]
I was bummed when Google pulled their iPhone (and Android) optimized version of iGoogle. I love iGoogle on my desktop and MacBook and find it a great way to see a whole host of information at a single glance. The iPhone version did the same for quick information access, although with such a small screen [...]
Watch Ray Ozzie on video (2:41) answer a question about Google Wave during a Q&A at the Churchill CLub. According to the Father of Lotus Notes: Open Source is bad, open data formats good, open protocols good. Unbelievably he starts the whole response off with an argument that Google Wave is “Anti-Web” and Microsoft Live [...]
Yesterday Google announced an ambitious upcoming product called Google Wave. It’s an open source personal communication and collaboration tool that’s still in the early stages and has not been formally released. The promise appears to be that Google Wave will capture and consolidate all your communications with contacts. From my very brief review this looks [...]
Following the Google Labs and Gmail Labs, the people behind the Google Toolbar Team has chosen to free their imagination and build and deliver fast improvements to the Google Toolbar. Here are the first two creatures of the Google Toolbar Labs.
Google has launched a brand new Gmail mobile web engine for the iPhone and Android devices. The change incorporates HTML5 and Google Gears for Mobile, which will allow you to access your Gmail and other gear-enabled applications offline (not that anyone ever loses their 3G data connection…right?…right? *cough*).
In a move that seems to pop into the minds of hosted application companies AFTER they’ve had a widely reported failure , Google has created an Apps Status Dashboard. Here you can view the status of Google Apps (including Gmail) for the last 6 days. If there are reported outages you can click on the [...]