Now Create Some Outstanding Photos On Google+ With Snapseed


The rivalry in the tech race seems to be getting better with each firm hoping to outdo the other. The latest to join the league is Google who following the Facebook-Instagram acquisition has now bought Snapseed, which is a photo editing-and-sharing app. Following their own line of thought, the merge of search giant and iOS photo-sharing app was announced in a post by Vic Gandotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google. Here is the link to his post on Google+ Vic welcomed the Nic software and said, “We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone.” He also mentioned that Google+ now has around 400,000,000 users since its launch 12 months ago. Trying to get one-on-one with Facebook’s social expertise, Snapseed will let users edit pics and add filters. Users can also share photos on Facebook, Flickr or [+more]

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Google Fiber TV’s Big Additions: CNN, Disney, Turner & Cartoon Network


Google is working on to make big additions to its Google Fiber TV channel lineup, adding all missing stations to the service. Just after adding several Disney channels, now the lineup has included major channels from Time Warner’s Turner Broadcast company such as Boomerang, Cartoon Network (Adult Swim), CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International, HLN, hTV, infinito, TBS, TCM: Turner Classic Movies, TNT, and truTV. Earlier added Disney’s television stations include ABC Family, ABC News Now, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Longhorn Network, Ovation, SOAPnet, TBN, TBN Enlace, and Velocity. Trying to shape-up nicely, Fiber TV is currently available only for those residing in Kansas City bundled with a 1Gbps broadband Internet service. A truly competitive service, Google Fiber offers services at $120 per month. Certain complaints had lined up following the announcement of services, which [+more]

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With iPhone 5 Apple’s Shares Rise by 1.4 Percent, Expected To Be A Major Booster To It’s Sales


Tech giant and world’s most valuable firm; Apple Inc uncovered its latest next-gen smartphone, iPhone 5, which came out after a long wait of almost a year, just as iPhone 4S was launched. The new version of iPhone is quite similar to what was speculated. It boasts a larger screen, faster chip, cool looks and supports speedier wireless networks. With its latest offering, Apple hopes to lead and stay ahead of its rivals- Samsung, Google, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Oyj who are its biggest competitors in the smartphone market, which stands at a value of $219.1 billion. The cost of iPhone 5 ranges from $199 to $399. With a glass and aluminum casing, the stylish iPhone 5 has a chip to process commands swiftly. The 4-inch screen is slightly bigger than its predecessors, which had 3.5-inches screens. Apple also worked on its mobile software, adding 3D mapping, closer integration with [+more]

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iPhone 5 Launched in Competition to Samsung & Google!


The long-awaited Apple iPhone 5 is launched amidst strong rivalry with Samsung and Google, which is seen as a shot by the Apple Inc to widen its base in the smartphone market, which accounts for $219.1 billion. Named iPhone 5, this new smartphone is designed with a sleek and smart look and will have a large 4-inch screen. The iPhone 5 is made thinner and lighter as compared to its predecessors. This latest sixth-generation smartphone will also sport a faster processor, new mapping software and enhancements to the voice-recognition feature Siri. With this smartphone, Apple has redesigned the hardware of the product since 2010. There has been a plethora of handheld-touchscreen devices in the market that provide speedy Web downloads and a range of games, entertainment and productivity tools, and with iPhone 5 Apple seeks to stay ahead of competitors including Samsung, Google, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Oyj in a [+more]

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Stories You Missed last Week Amidst New Launches, Speculations, and Patent-Wars…


September started off on a busy note. The first week of the month, has till now, marked the release of many devices in not only technology, gadgets, tablets or smartphones world but also in the gaming sector. Jam-packed with press events slated to release the latest and most innovative devices, there are few stories as reported in an article by the that we could have missed on! Starting with the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent battle to Amazon releasing its revamped Kindle Fire to Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola Mobility- announcing their latest smartphones- the month has been a witness to a lot of technological advancements and rivalries. And then there was Facebook-Instagram deal going all official and just recently Google buying VirusTotal. The stories were never-ending. So here let’s take a quick read at the stories we missed. Keep your pockets tight, a new iPod might be on the line…. Like [+more]

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VirusTotal: Google’s Latest Acquisition


Looks like Google is finally waking up to the increasing concern that is security. VirusTotal, a firm that deals with security, happens to be Google’s latest buy in the market, according to a blog announcement. VirusTotal is a free service that lets users scan their computers for malware without going through the hassle of installing a tool into their system. All a user need to do is to feed in the URL or share the file on the company website and “Scan it” to assess how secure the content is. Sounds simple, but is a big help to users online, especially as more and more online threats come to light. This acquisition may have cost millions of dollars to Google, but gives them a foot in the door into the field of web security. It also helps that these companies were already partners before the formal acquisition. Even though Google [+more]

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Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad 3 vs. Google Nexus 7: Clash of the Titans


Never before in the tech world has a consumer been this spoilt for choice. When it comes to tablets, people are just about embracing this new concept of an in-between device, which provides better computing ability as well as mobility. First came the iPad 3, which of course is thinner, lighter, more powerful than its predecessors (no surprises there!). And then, the makers of Android, Google, announced their own tablet creation – the Nexus 7. The latest on the block of course is Amazon’s brand new Kindle Fire HD, which promises to take on the iPad and the Nexus 7. But which of these biggies will reign supreme in this tight race? For the Apple lovers, without doubt, the iPad 3 will be considered the absolute leader in the ring, but for the unbiased souls looking to pick up the best available technology, here’s a comparison of what lies beneath [+more]

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Motorola Steps In Smartphones War: Uncovers 3 Latest Droid Razr

Motorola x Vs Samsung Galaxy s4

Under the leadership of its new owner Google, Motorola Mobility unveiled three latest Droid Razr smartphones for Verizon. The devices, big and small were launched the same day as Nokia uncovered its first Windows Phone 8 devices. The smartphones include the Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M. The Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD offer big choice with large batteries and 4.7-inch screen while the Razr M has a smaller profile. All three devices will run on Google Android operating system. Now let’s take a look at each of the device’s specifications. Starting with the Razor HD, this device looks super cool. With a 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD display, the Razr HD will have a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. This device will also have an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera so you [+more]

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Coming Soon to Your TVs’: YouTube Movie Rentals


Working on for a transition, YouTube is in talks to launch VOD-style movie rentals on TVs and connected devices by the end of 2012. YouTube plans to be a full run TV network and become a favorite destination of users for movies. Owned by Google, YouTube is a famous video service provider. In an announcement made by YouTube hardware partner TPVision, the firm is in plans to add a premium component to its TV application on various Smart TV platforms. Now with just connecting TVs to YouTube, users will get access to movie rentals easily. TPVision said that the service of YouTube Rentals will be offered in selected European countries by the end of 2012. TPVision also said that “Philips Smart TV will be among the first TV platforms” to provide access to these rentals. No comment has been made from YouTube as yet. Earlier this summer, YouTube added rentals to [+more]

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Will Google and Apple Talks Over Copyrights Be Peaceful?


The entire mobile industry saw an innovation when Steve Jobs launched iPhone in 2007. Apple’s devices were like never seen before- they were better, faster, sleeker, and smoother. And then came an era of imitators, who seem to have made iCopy their motto. Among many imitators is Samsung, who recently was asked to pay $1 billion in damages to Apple for having copied the latter’s iPhone design in its smartphones. Apple patent case against Samsung affects Google as most of the smartphones by Samsung comes incorporated with Google’s Android operating system. Recently, it was reported that Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc. and Larry Page, CEO, Google were in talks over each other’s intellectual property matter. Will the talks yield any fruitful result? Can the two chiefs get over patent disputes and come to a settlement? Fighting over Android’s mimicry of the iPhone, it is believed that both of them are [+more]

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