Category Archives: Google

eBay Removes Chinese ‘Spyware’ Smartphones From Listings

Online auction site eBay has barred the sale of Star smartphones manufactured in a Chinese factory, after reports surfaced that the device had been pre-installed with malware. Disguised as the authentic Google Play Store app, the Google Android-powered N9500 model … Continue reading

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Amazon Unveils Music-Streaming Service For US Prime Subscribers

There’s a new music-streaming competitor in town, ramped up to tackle big name rivals such as Google and Spotify – and it goes by the name of Amazon. Users subscribed to Amazon Prime – the company’s premium membership plan – … Continue reading

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Google Play Now Accepts PayPal In Over 12 Countries

Android users now have the option to purchase apps, music, games and more in Google Play – after it was announced on Thursday that PayPal would be offered as an acceptable payment method on the Google Play app store. Digital … Continue reading

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UK Leads The Way As Europe’s Most Prolific Mobile Shoppers

Britain’s shoppers are more likely to turn to their smartphones when making online purchases compared to the rest of Europe’s consumers, new research has revealed. A study commissioned by Google (undertaken by research firm TNS) showed that out of 18 … Continue reading

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Google Wallet App Adds ‘Order’ Feature To Help Track Online Purchases

Yesterday saw Google announce an update to their Wallet mobile app, whereby users will now be able to track their online shipments courtesy of a new “Orders” feature. Posting details of their update on its Google Commerce blog, both Android … Continue reading

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Top 5 tips to ensure Android security

With around 53 per cent of those who have smartphones on the Android operating system, security is the of the utmost importance now more so than ever, considering how often we browse online and shop online. So here are the … Continue reading

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Google prepares its Maps iPhone app, but will Apple allow it?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is getting its Google Maps app ready for the iPhone, which will come as great relief to the hundreds of unhappy iPhone users, currently dissatisfied with Apple’s own Maps app. The report comes … Continue reading

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World Domination for Google – Android celebrates its 5 Birthday

This week, Android celebrates its fifth birthday, (or fourth depending on whether you count from its announcement date or launch), and it’s clearly an overachiever for its age. The original announcement of the Android platform came 5 years ago on … Continue reading

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Google now penalizes online piracy: Is this good or bad?

Ever worry about being people stealing your precious content? Well now Google have announced new changes to their search algorithms so the search engine can more easily penalize sites containing pirated content, that is to say, those that host content … Continue reading

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Why you should wait to get a smartphone

I don’t mean to put a spanner in the works, but if you are the hunt for a new smartphone then it’s best to wait a couple of months. There are so many good smartphones to choose from that you … Continue reading

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