Google’s Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge: Don’t start nothin’, there won’t be nothin’

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Google today announced that it won’t actively sue any users, developers, or other companies using code with  Google’s patents “unless first attacked.” In other words, Google doesn’t want any trouble but will pursue litigation if need be. Today, we’re taking another ...

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Google Translate gets offline translation

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Google today rolled out a new feature in the Google Translate application for Android devices. What’s new? Oh, nothing… except the fact that you can translate yourself into fifty languages. You can select [Offline Languages] in the app menu to see all the offline language packages ...

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Motorola X Phone render image surfaces, more specs leaked

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Rumors about the Motorola X Phone have been circulating for quite a while now, but we expect them to pick up steam.  We’ve heard plenty about the device and hope it can deliver on the ‘wow’ factor. Have you seen the recent rumors and the mouth-watering specs? Possibly arriving ...

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Google+ app update focuses on photos, posts, profiles and communities

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A new 3.6 release of Google + which will go live in the Google Play Store today focuses on four key segments: photos, posts, profiles and communities. Details in the updated version of Google+ include: Posts include more text up front—from the original message, and from comments Tapping video, ...

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Five reasons Evernote still reigns over Google Keep

Look, as nice as Google Keep is in its first iteration, there’s a long way to go. Sure, I love the idea that it ties with my Google account, synchronizes across all my devices, and offers some great widgets. On the other hand, I’ve already come to see things in Google Keep that I ...

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Google officially steps on Evernote’s turf with Google Keep

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That didn’t take long, did it? Google today announced on the official Android blog that Google Keep is available for Android smartphones and tablets. Offered as a free service and application, Google Keep lets users keep track of notes, photos, to-do lists, and other items. If this sounds ...

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Remember moments in Google+ Hangouts with new Hangouts Capture

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We all know what Google+ Hangouts is right? Just in case you don’t, it is the free video chat service that can do one-on-one chats or group chats with up to nine of your friends (or colleagues) at a time. Thanks to all of the interesting stories people have shared after a Hangout, Google ...

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Google to unify messaging and name it Babble, report indicates

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As a huge Google fan, I am quite excited at the news that Google is looking to unify all of their messaging platforms under one name. Google Voice, Talk, Google+ Messenger, Chat for Drive, and Hangouts are all great products on their own, but they really don’t interact with each other ...

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New Gmail app for Android lets users do much more in notifications

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Google released a new Gmail app for Android this afternoon which helps you reply, archive, and search quickly from the notifications bar. (Note, this is available to users running Android 4.1 or higher.) Another nice addition to the app, it complements the ability to configure different sounds ...

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Unofficial ‘pre-list’ of Android updates for Samsung devices surfaces

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According to an insider for SamMobile, the pre-list of upcoming Android updates from Samsung has been leaked. It looks like they will update the Galaxy S2 and Note to Android 4.2.2, but that will be the end of the road for those devices. Here’s the real news, according to the first ...

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Google Play Music concept is the stuff we dream of

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I was browsing a little website called Reddit (ever heard of it?) today when I came across a conceptual design for Google Play Music. Described as being the sort of desktop application for Google Play Music that the author/artist would like to see, it’s everything the tablet experience ...

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Note-taking program Google Keep slinks out, then quickly disappears

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Google briefly released their note-taking application “Google Keep” on Sunday via Google Drive, and then quickly yanked it back out – but, not before screenshots were taken. The guys over at Android Police managed to get off a couple quick snapshots before everything went back ...

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Andy Rubin passes the Android torch to Sundar Pichai

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There’s some rather large news coming out of Mountain View today as Android lead Andy Rubin has decided to “hand over the reigns”. The word comes direct from Google CEO Larry Page who tells us Rubin will start a new chapter at Google. In Andy’s place, Sundar Pichai will ...

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Google’s Project Glass gets SXSW demo

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As a child I remember watching The Terminator with my family, thinking how cool it would be to literally wear a computer that delivers real-time information. Well, if you have been following the news, this dream is almost a reality with the upcoming  Google Glass. Rumors have been floating ...

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Gmail updates look for mobile web and offline

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Last December Google launched a redesigned Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad. It went over so well with users that Google decided to roll out a similar look to the Gmail mobile web app and Gmail Offline on Monday. The new UI freshens up features such as improved search and integration with ...

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