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Google gmail problems still ongoing for users

On Monday a small portion of Gmail users woke up to find that all their emails had vanished. Google have since said that the problems were due to a bad software patch which caused some accounts to reset to first time status. A Google spokesperson said that the service would …

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Google software ‘update’ caused Gmail failure

KitGuru reported on some rather worrying Gmail issues this week and Google have finally revealed what caused the panic on Monday. Google originally said that only 0.29 percent of their user base was affected by the mysterious ‘disappearing’ email issue, but Google have since revised their figures to only 0.02 …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Google facing antitrust complaint

1plusV have filed a complaint with the European commission claiming that Google Inc is abusing their market leader position. 1plusV create thematic internet search engines and they claimed today that Google are abusing their powers to prevent the development of alternative technologies by prioritising their own searches over competitors. 1plusV …

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Google complain that Bing is copying search results

Amit Singhai, a Google search fellow has complained via Twitter that Bing is copying Google’s search results. While this has yet to go to court, it appears that Google are launching the first part of an investigation into theft claims. Google has apparently planted obscure results on its search engine …

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Google TV is failing to generate a buzz

Google do many things right. They still have the most comprehensive online search engine and their Android operating system is taking the world by storm. But for every success story there has to be a product sitting in the shadows, failing to excite customers. Google TV was expected to be …

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Google incorporate Flash sandbox to Chrome beta

Google have just released the security sandbox for Adobe’s Flash to the beta channel of their Chrome browser. Chrome users already running the beta build will be automatically updated to the version which includes the sandboxed Flash code. A ‘Sandbox’ isolates processes on the computer, stalling or halting malware from …

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Google launch Chrome OS

Google have launched Chrome OS in their continued expansion into other areas of software. Chrome OS is released as a trial program that users can register for online and will eventually be offered preinstalled on a wide range of computers made by global names such as Samsung and Acer. The …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Amazon tackle Google eBookstore head on

Amazon are set to enhance the Kindle service to match Google’s eBookStore, feature for feature. This means they will “enable users to read full books in the browser and [enable] any Website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books.” Google’s eBookstore already offers these features and it appears to be …

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Google to demote poor web sellers via search

Google said yesterday that it plans to change the way it ranks search results so that dodgy dealers will find it harder to appear high in the listing via their search algorithms. This change started after an article in the New York Times, detailing a Brooklyn based online seller of …

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Google Editions bookstore has Apple and Amazon in sights

Google Editions, the search giant’s new foray into the ebook market is in the final stages of development, according to sources. It is set to debut before the end of the year and may cause a serious threat to the Apple and Amazon stores. Google product management director Scott Dougall …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Follow your crap on Google, for a good cause

When scientists embark on multi-billion dollar projects to launch satellites, map the earth and set up the most advanced tracking & computational centres ever seen, they were probably in Star Trek mode. Certain that they were adding to the sum of human knowledge and helping NASA to reach for the …

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ARM speak with Google to replace Intel

Industry insiders have confirmed with KitGuru that ARM have been speaking with Google in the attempt to get the search engine giant to replace the processors in their television products. Intel currently supply stocks of their ATOM processor to Google and it is a fairly lucrative source of revenue for …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Google hand out free inflight Wi-Fi to travelers

Google said yesterday that it was working with three airlines to give holiday travelers free in flight wifi. GoGo’s broadband service is normally a strictly pay only option at $11 for 24 hours, but Google are giving it away free with domestic flights in Delta, Virgin America and AirTran. This …

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Google Buzz Settlement emails sent to users

You may have been one of the many gmail users to receive an email detailing a settlement over the Google Buzz service, which became a talking point about online privacy over the last year. Google have acknowledged the settlement, proposed and agreed by both parties in October for $8.5 million. …

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Google sue US government over Microsoft favouritism

Another day, and yet again another round of legal action. This time Google are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior saying that the agency inappropriately wrote ‘procurement requirements’ for a messaging contract to favour Microsoft Corp over its own Google Apps. The suit was filed on Friday in the …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Are Google abusing internet privacy?

Google have captured millions of private Wi-Fi addresses and passwords and email addresses have been taken by their mobile units. The Situation is so bad that many countries are looking into Google’s practices. Switzerland’s federal data protection and information commission is taking Google to court over its Street View mapping …

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