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Get Active With Google Fit This Holiday Season

Google Fit is a nice little fitness app for your Android phone. There are a lot of different options and opinions when it comes to fitness apps. Because of this, each fitness app has different options and focuses to appeal to what people are looking for. The more complicated apps with tracking, calories, and graphs [...]

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Shazam’s Update May Bring You Back To This App That Started It All

Shazam was the first of it’s kind, and changed the way that we discover new music. As a person always on the look out (or ear out) for new music, I often find myself asking “what song is this?” I’ve heard great new stuff in restaurants, movies, TV shows, malls, you name it. Shazam’s recent [...]

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Meet People and Technology Behind the Scenes Who Make Google Maps So Great

Wired reporter Greg Miller recently got a behind the scenes look at the huge operation that makes Google Maps possible. It’s actually quite fascinating. Street View, which launched in 2007, was conceived as a way to improve the user experience by letting people see what the area around their destination looked like, says Brian McClendon, [...]

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This Christmas Card App Will Save You Time, And Maybe Even Save Christmas

Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For many, this is also the busiest time of the year. We are shopping, celebrating, partying, and making time for more traditions than any other time of the year. One of these timely traditions is that of the Christmas Card. We want to be able [...]

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Google Drive Just Made Editing Documents Even Easier

For many people, one of the main uses of Gmail is sending documents back and forth to each other. This used to be the only way these things were done, until services like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive came along. With those services you can just send someone the link or give them access [...]

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Google is Killing Those Annoying CAPTCHAs and Replacing Them With This

You are not a robot. I am not a robot. We know this, but how do we convince computers of that? Instead of squinting at squiggly, obscure text and patterns, you’ll soon be able to just click a check box in order to verify your humanity. Say hello to Google’s latest product, reCAPTCHA. When you’re on [...]

Google Plans To Introduce New Versions Of Its Products For Kids Under Age 12

Google Plans To Introduce New Versions Of Its Products For Kids Under Age 12

Everyone uses Google. “Google” is a verb. We know this. But when everyone uses something, that means kids are among the users, and it should come as no surprise that adults and kids use products in different ways. Google recognizes this and according to USA Today plans to release kid-friendly versions of many of its [...]

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Google Fiber is Live in Austin, TX

In a blog post earlier this week, the Google Fiber team announced that the gigabit internet service is now online (no pun intended) in Austin, Texas. Signups are launching first for residents and small businesses in the South and Southeast parts of the city. Additional “fiberhoods” will be rolled out as the demand comes in [...]

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Use Google Shopping As A Tool While Waiting In Line On Black Friday

The most glorious and terrifying of shopping days is very near. How ready are you? In order to make your Black Friday experience an ultimate success, I recommend organization. Know what you want from each store, and where to get it. Also, know what gifts you plan on getting your friends or family that aren’t [...]

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6 Amazing Android Lollipop Features

I upgraded my Nexus 5 to Android Lollipop this week. While it does take a few days to get used to changes, I’m usually very excited for upgrades like this. Google has stepped up with Android 5.0 and included a lot of fun, useful, and exciting features. A smart thing that Google started doing a [...]

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