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MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 2]

Last week, I wrote about how I find great irony in the fact mobile network operators (MNOs) such as the Vodafones, Oranges and SingTels of the world are today asking Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) players such as the Facebooks and Googles of the world to begin paying for what they use on top of what the former companies provide as basic […]

by × April 18, 2014 × 0 comments

Gadgets

Android Wear: Google gets into the smartwatch game

Android Wear: Google gets into the smartwatch game

Google has finally joined the smartwatch game after dabbling in wearable tech with the controversial Google Glass. Just over a day ago, the tech giant teased Android Wear, a mobile operating system built specifically for wearable devices.

by × March 20, 2014 × 1 comment

Gadgets

Google Chromecast now available in 11 more countries

Google Chromecast now available in 11 more countries

After being exclusive State-side for eight months, Google is now bringing its Chromecast media streaming stick to 11 additional countries including Canada, the UK and Europe.

by × March 20, 2014 × 1 comment

Tech Talk

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Chinese hacker praises Apple security after successfully pwning Safari

At the two-day Pwn2own contest last week, all major web software were “pwned”. Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and organised by HP-owned Zero-Day Initiative, a total of US$850,000 in prize money was paid out to winners. Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers were hacked successfully, as well as Adobe Reader and Flash.

by × March 18, 2014 × 2 comments

Apps

Google To Roll Out New Google Maps for Desktop

Google To Roll Out New Google Maps for Desktop

A new version of Google Maps is set to hit your desktop in the coming weeks, according to an official announcement by Google. A preview has been available since last May.

by × February 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Apps

Google Kills Currents New Reader, Moving Users to Newsstand

Google Kills Currents New Reader, Moving Users to Newsstand

Google has officially put a nail to the coffin of its Google Currents news reader app for Android. Fret not, you’ll still get your shot of daily news – now via the new Google Play Newsstand app. Google pushed an update of Currents to Google Play on Wednesday, which redirects users to the Newsstand app download page.

by × February 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Tech Talk

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Google Quietly Debuts Moto G Google Play Edition

Google has outed a Google Play Edition of the budget Moto G smartphone. The popular smartphone will cost US$179 and US$199 for the 8GB and 16GB variants respectively.

by × January 16, 2014 × 0 comments

Mobile

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White Google Nexus 5 Leaked, Possible November 1 Launch

Leaks of the Google Nexus 5 have been well-publicised and now a fresh leak of a white Nexus 5 (which looks stunning by the way) has been exposed via Twitter by none other than @evleaks – leak maestro.

by × October 28, 2013 × 2 comments

Tech Talk

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Google Stock Price Surpasses US$1,000, Becomes Third Most Valuable Company in the World

Google stock surpassed US$1,000 for the first time ever on Friday, 18 October 2013, a 13% rise, a day after the search giant announced its quarterly earnings.

by × October 20, 2013 × 0 comments

Tech Talk

Google Kicks Off First Ever Cloud Developer Challenge 2013

Google Kicks Off First Ever Cloud Developer Challenge 2013

Google is bringing the Cloud Developer Challenge to 6 regions across the world, where winners will stand to win prizes that include Android devices and up to US$20,000.

by × September 27, 2013 × 0 comments

Tech Talk

Google Street View Car Crashes Into Buses, and More

Google Street View Car Crashes Into Buses, and More

How’s this for ‘making an entrance’? A Google Street View car hit a bus in Bogor, Indonesia recently. That wasn’t the end of its unfortunate journey though. While trying to flee the scene, the car crashed into another bus.

by × September 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Apps

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Google Brings Street View to Malaysia, Publishes Special Malaysian Street View Images

With the full support of Tourism Malaysia in tow, Google drove its Street View cars through Malaysian streets for the first time this week, subsequently publishing special Street View imagery of sites around the country.

by × August 29, 2013 × 1 comment