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The iOS version of Chrome is about to get a lot better

Google’s Chrome browser has always been open source on Android and PC, but never available on iOS. This is because Apple demands that browsers use its own WebKit platform instead of their own rendering engines, so Google can’t just use its typical code base for iOS Chrome. However, that’s all…

Google rolls out simplified two-step authentication for Android and iOS

Google, in its Google Apps Update Blog, announced a new third option to their two-step verification system. The option, which will see a gradual rollout, aims to bolster log-in security with a solution that is surprisingly simple. Available for both Android and iOS, the new two-step verification gives users an…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…

Want To Find Your Phone? Just Google It

I lose my phone in more stupid places than I can possibly count. I seriously considered installing a landline so that I can call my phone the three times per day it goes missing. But Google just made something even better. Type three magic words into search, and you’ll find…

Google Voice Search come to the computer via Chrome

  If you can say it, you can search for it. You can now search Google by saying your search term, instead of typing it. This could be a convenient way to search if you speak faster than you type or if you’re not sure how to spell your search…

Yahoo acquires Lexity

  Yahoo has acquired 4 years old e-commerce application platform Lexity. According to the company’s blog, all services, including flagship application Lexity Live, will remain functional and Lexity will continue to support merchants on any e-commerce platform.   Lexity is the one-stop-shop of e-commerce services for SMBs. The company currently…

Google complete the deal to acquisition Waze

Google has bought Waze, the Israel mapping and navigation app that Facebook was also reportedly vying for, according to a post on the Google official blog as well as Waze official page. tech.david-cheong.com tech.david-cheong.com The deal, which didn’t have a price tag unveiled with it, follows months of speculation about…

Rumours: Google Closing in on US$1.3 Billion Deal for Waze Traffic App

Back in the beginning of the year, we reported a rumor that Apple was looking ahead of acquiring Waze. tech.david-cheong.com The rumor about the Israeli developed app’s fate still hangs in limbo, but this time, it might just happen to be Google – and not Apple or Facebook – who’s…

Animated GIF Added to Google Search Filters

Searching for an appropriate reaction GIF to your latest internet ‘debate’ will soon be easier than ever as Google has announced that it will be adding a filter in Google Images to let you search specifically for animated GIFs. When you do an image search, click on ‘Search tools’ below…

Whitney Houston Tops Google 2012 Most Searched!

Late Whitney Houston was Year 2012’s hottest search, announces 12th annual Year-End Google Zeitgeist.  She was followed by Gangnam Style and Hurricane Sandy. tech.david-cheong.com Zeitgeist announced the top trending queries for the year based on the study of 1.2 trillion searches on Google search engine. Zeitgeist divides searches into several categories such…