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Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…

Google signs agreement to purchase HTC’s Pixel team for US$1.1 billion

It looks like the rumors were indeed true: Google has signed an agreement with HTC to acquire a part of the Taiwanese company’s mobile division – specifically the team behind the Google Pixel and Pixel XL – for a tidy sum of US$1.1 billion (~RM4.62 billion).   HTC yesterday halted trading of its shares on the Taiwanese…

Google, Apple could start accepting Bitcoin payments via new API

  Developers at Google, Apple and other tech companies have created a browser API that enable users buying goods and services online with cryptocurrency.   The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the help of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and Mozilla initiated the project in 2013. Currently, the API is being implemented in browsers including…

Google Drive for desktop to be replaced with Backup and Sync app by March next year

If you haven’t already heard, then perhaps now is a good a time as any to inform you that come December 11, 2017, Google will be officially ending its support for its popular cloud storage service app, Google Drive, for the PC and Mac.   According to multiple reports, the search engine and advertising giant…

Google removed more than 500 apps from the Play Store suspected of spyware

  In light of the latest news of the AccuWeather app that is reportedly collecting data on iOS users in secret: Just across the digital pond, Google recently removed more than 500 Android apps from the Play Store for similar reasons.   According to a report by the International Business Times, the 500 Android apps…

55 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp daily

WhatsApp has reached another milestone this year – one billion people are using WhatsApp everyday.   The latest milestone comes more than a year after WhatsApp shared that one billion people used its instant messaging app every month, which has now grown to 1.3 billion monthly active users. It also revealed other interesting figures such as: 55 billion messages sent per…

Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches First Aid app with Prudence Foundation

In preparation of the upcoming SEA Games 2017, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched its first ever First Aid app for mobile devices.   The app was developed and made in partnership with the Prudence Foundation, as well as with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).…

Google Maps now lets you flag wheelchair-friendly places

Google Maps now lets you flag places to be wheelchair-friendly. Previously, you had to rely on “Local Guides” – other users – to tell you about places. Now flags can be left permanently to tell others who visit later. According to Google, nearly seven million places now have accessibility information…

Google Glass received first firmware update in nearly three years

Google Glass, Google’s super expensive face computer last received a software update back in September 2014. But today, out of nowhere, almost three years later, Google has rolled out a new firmware (XE23) update for the device, with a list of ‘bug fixes and performance improvements’, and strangely enough, Bluetooth support.  …

Google Chrome will come with an integrated ad-blocker in 2018

One of the first things you would do upon performing a clean install of Google Chrome on your PC is to download an ad-blocker extension of some sort, right? Well, you will no longer have to do so come 2018, as Google has confirmed that it will indeed be releasing…