Google Introduces Chrome Browser and Google Drive for iOS

Google Chrome iPhone

On Thursday, Google announced that they are bringing their popular Chrome browser as well as their Cloud service, Google Drive to iOS. Following the announcement, Google released an iOS app, condensing a number of features from the full sized browser and packing them into the app. Some of the main features brought over include incognito mode and tab syncing across … Read More

iOS 6 Adds Turn by Turn Navigation, Real Time Traffic and 3D Maps

iOS 6 Maps 3D flyover

During Apple’s WWDC keynote event on Monday, the company introduced iOS 6 with a redesigned Maps application, built entirely from the ground up. Rumors that Apple was looking to abandon its reliance on Google’s Map data for its Maps app were around for quite some time, and now it has been confirmed. The new and improved Maps application in iOS … Read More

Ahead of iOS 6 Release Google to Unveil the “Next Dimension” of Maps

Apple iOS 6 Maps Google Next Dimension

Rumors of Apple abandoning Google Maps in iOS 6 have been around for quite some time, however, Google recently announced an event to discuss the next dimension of their Google Maps design. In a report from 9to5Google, it was revealed that Google is looking to unveil “The Next Dimension of Google Maps”, only about a week prior to Apple’s own … Read More

Google Inc. (GOOG) Announces ‘Google Drive’ Cloud Storage Service

Google Drive

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been leading the market for quite some time with web based services, including search, email and documents. On Tuesday, Google Inc. released a more streamlined cloud experience for its users, the long-awaited Google Drive. The service provides users with 5GB of free storage, which is also integrated with Google Docs and many of Google’s other online … Read More

Civil Suit Against Google, Apple and Other Giants Over Employee-Poaching Ban Continues

Apple Google Employee Poaching Ban

A civil suit against Google, Apple, and many other tech giants originally introduced more than 5 years ago, may continue to further processing. U.S District Judge has ruled that the case has grounds to continue because “they still have an antitrust claim” according to Bloomberg. [Judge] Koh didn’t take issue with the allegations about the agreements between individual companies, Joseph … Read More

Google Launches Orkut for iPhone

Orkut iPhone

Google’s Orkut social networking service has finally received an iPhone app. On Wednesday, Google introduced Orkut for iPhone, allowing users of Google’s social networking site, access the service on the go. The official Orkut app for iOS connects you to your friends and family. Now you can send scraps, see your friends updates, upload photos and browse your friends albums … Read More

Google+ App for iPhone and iPad Coming Soon to Apple’s App Store

Touch Reviews GooglePlus

Google employee Erica Joy recently revealed that Google has officially submitted the Google+ application to Apple’s App Store and is awaiting approval. Joy also went on to mention that the app will be available for both, iPhone and iPad. For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App Store (no not today, sometime prior … Read More

Google’s Swiffy makes Flash files HTML5 friendly

Google Swiffy Convert Flash to HTML5

Google recently introduced Swiffy, a service that converts .SWF Flash files into HTML5 compatible with devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Swiffy is part of the Google Labs suite of services that has the potential to become a major part of Google’s media integration in its desktop and Android OS. Google’s Swiffy website offers a gallery of videos … Read More

Apple Offering 7-Day Refund Policy in Taiwan App Store

Apple App Store Refund Policy

Over the past week, a number of reports have arisen regarding Taiwan’s policy on returns. The Taiwanese government has been putting pressure on Apple and Google to modify their app sales policies to comply with a law requiring a one-week return and refund window on all purchases. A recent report from WantChinaTimes goes on to say that Apple has chosen … Read More

Google Rolling out new Web App UI

Early today, Google began rolling out their new web app UI, changing the ‘blue tabs’ at the top of the site to new ‘grey tabs’ with pull down icons. The new change closely resembles tabs on Google’s Chrome web browser. The search giant has also updated their generic search to include a drop down grid of all the different search … Read More

Google Beats Apple To NFC Payments With ‘Google Wallet’

Google Wallet Apple iPhone NFC

With all the buzz being that Apple will bring NFC to the iPhone during its next, inevitable revision we all pondered what a world would be like where we all paid for things just by waving our smartphones at a terminal. That future could well be a reality, but it’s not Apple that will be the first to market but rather its new arch rival – Google.

Apple Patent Reveals iCloud User Interface with ‘Partial Song Syncing’

A new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could reveal the user interface for Apple’s upcoming iCloud service, in addition to a feature for “partial song syncing.” Entitled “Local Storage of a Portion of Streamed Media Items,” the application depicts an iTunes-like user interface and describes a feature that would store a sample of each of … Read More

Amazon Withdraws Apple’s MobileMe as iCloud Launch Approaches

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2011) is set for June, and as well as announcements for iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, we’re expecting the company to launch its cloud-based music streaming service dubbed iCloud. Further evidence to suggest that this service is looming comes from Amazon today, who has now ceased sales of Apple’s MobileMe service. Usually Apple … Read More