Tag: Google

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Video: iOS vs Android (Side by Side Comparison)

Have you been using iOS or Android the entire time you’ve owned a smartphone? Do you ever wonder what you’re missing or what “the other side” is like? Well here’s your chance to get a feel for what each OS looks like — at least in terms of core, common functions. A quick note: different Android […]

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4 Big Announcements Google Just Made That You Should Know About

Google I/O—the company’s annual conference for developers, and generally the place where it likes to make some big announcements—recently wrapped up. I think it’s safe to say that nothing earth-shattering was announced this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun things for Android—and even iPhone—users to get excited about. And while there was […]

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The 5 Best Smart Thermostats (4 Best Nest Alternatives) You Can Buy NOW 2015

Technology has already upgraded the most fun elements of our lives: mobile phones, gaming devices—even our cars. And now tech companies (and traditional companies trying to defend their turf) are beginning to turn our mundane “dumb” items—like thermostats and refrigerators—into “smart” Internet-connected powerhouses. But there’s more to it than that. Only a relatively small group of […]

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What Is CyanogenMod And Why Should You Care?

I recently read a somewhat shocking interview with Kirt McMaster, CEO of a company called Cyanogen, where he said that Samsung was going to be the next Nokia and was going to get “slaughtered” in coming years. He went on to say that Apple (Apple!!) itself was going to have trouble. Within 5 years. Needless to say I […]

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Google’s Waze App Almost Killed Me

You probably already know about Waze, the social GPS navigation app Google bought awhile back. Up until a few months ago, it was one of my favorite ups—until it nearly killed me. One of the best features in Waze is, let’s face it, the ability for people to report the position of hazards ranging from […]

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The 5 Best, Coolest and Most Useful Chromebooks You Can Buy (2015)

The appeal of the Chromebook is simple: by shifting all the heavy computing to the cloud, Google found a way to allow manufacturers to provide cheaper hardware that still lets you get work done. For students and people who do light computing (Gmail, Netflix, Amazon, Google Docs, writing, general web surfing, etc.), a Chromebook may be […]

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The top 10 gadgets of 2014 according to Google search results

What were the top Google searches for tech gadgets in the US in 2014? iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy s5 Nexus 6 Apple Watch Chromecast Xbox One Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3 Moto 360 Surface Pro 3 I’m sure Google is proud of this list in many ways because 6 of the 10 gadgets have […]

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The 3 best new Chrome extensions

Chrome is my favorite browser and judging from our analytics, it’s the preferred browser of the majority of our readers as well. That being the case it only makes sense to get some awesome new extensions in front of you. I should say, however, that my favorite new Chrome extension (possibly of all time) is […]

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Answered: Is Google Glass Dorky or Cool?

Google Glass is coming, but will the world see through—and embrace—it’s quirkiness? Early explorers, and the people they come in contact with, are already forming opinions. But whether they love it or hate it may be beside the point if Glass isn’t seen as aesthetically admissible by the mainstream. Most imaginations probably envision Sheldon and […]

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OK, Google: Try Harder to Kill the iPhone

As an Apple fan, I love former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new guide for iPhone users who want to switch to Android. I miss the days when fans owned an Apple product for it’s coolness, not because they thought the product would make them appear cool. I miss the days when Apple wasn’t mainstream. As […]

News@Noon: Tasty Tech Snacks

A curated list of today’s most interesting tech news to snack on over your lunch break. Instagram Lands on Windows Phone (Minus Video) We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features. We’re not finished, and our […]

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It’s Time to Kill the Google Doodle

Dear Google, I’m sorry to say this, but I hate your doodles. It was okay back in the day when they were few and far-between. It used to be that a change in your logo was exciting. It made me want to investigate and see what it was all about. Now, it’s played out. The […]

Can Twitter Beat Google at Search?

Twitter is amassing a treasure trove of realtime data and it wants to make searching through it a better experience for you–and for advertisers. As Twitter has continued it’s transformation into a media company, and as it grows in size and revenue, it may soon find itself at war with some very entrenched, and fierce, […]

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Microsoft Office Vs Apple iWork Vs Google Drive

Today I wanted to post a few quick thoughts about Office, iWork and Google Drive. I use them all (for different things) and I believe it gives me (and you) a valuable snapshot as to what strengths each service currently plays to. In the old days, Microsoft was the only real show in town when […]

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Innovators: Mark Wolfe, Co-Founder of RRKidz

Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes […]

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100 Grand Landmarks as Seen from Google Maps

It’s a wonderful world we live in and Google is doing an amazing job of mapping it. Most people use the service to get directions, but Google’s satellite images also capture the world’s landmarks, which look a little different than you may be used to when viewed from the sky. This post is #25 in DailyTekk’s […]

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An In-Depth Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy (Explained)

What if Coca-Cola wanted to copy your marketing ideas? What if you could easily “evangelize” customers using a smartphone? What if you could reach hundreds of thousands, or even millions of targeted individuals every month? What if you were the most cutting-edge business or organization in your sector? These don’t have to be hypothetical questions… […]

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Is Google+ Here to Stay?

Will Google Plus be around one or two years down the road? Is it here to stay, or another failed attempt by Google to get in on social in a meaningful way? These are important questions. Personally, I’m doing some research for an upcoming book and I’ve been very curious lately as to whether or […]

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Was Google’s Sparrow Acquisition a Good Thing?

Many people have been disappointed as of late because a favorite email client of theirs, Sparrow, has been acquired by Google and the team has announced that no future development will take place on Sparrow itself. The web has been lit up by people debating whether or not the move was good for Sparrow’s customers, […]

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DailyTekk Find: Google Nexus Q Social Streaming Media Player

As unpopular as this opinion might be, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that with the Google Nexus Q ($299), Google has actually aesthetically out-designed Apple (in the case of media streaming devices). I love the look of this hardware, hence the 5-star coolness rating. Slap bright colored lights in any […]