Monthly Archives: November 2013

Twitter Ups Security To Ring-Fence User Data, Check Snooping

Twitter has ramped up the security of its user data, following a similar move by Yahoo!, making it harder for hackers to steal personal information of users and check cyber snooping. The micro-blogging site, which has over 230 million active

16 secrets of Google Drive

Google Drive—formerly Google Docs—has come quite a way in nearly a decade of existence. Originally launched as Writely, a startup’s clever collaborative word processor, Google quickly acquired the app, changed the name to Google Docs, and released it as a new

White Ribbon On Google.com Crashes UN Women Website

Google has at least partially crashed the website unwomen.org today by placing a link to it on the front page of Google.com. The search giant is commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on its homepage, as well

Google Glass developers: We’re still flying half-blind

  Ever since developers got their hands on Google Glass earlier this year, software coders have clamored for greater access to the programming internals of the controversial headset. Google accommodated them this week — albeit to the sound of muted applause. To be sure,

How Google Shrank Android For Version 4.4 KitKat

The Android operating system has matured. The engineers that build Android at Google believe that they have achieved “feature parity” with the other top mobile operating systems (chiefly, Apple’s iOS), so that Android can compete against anybody. With parity achieved,

Samsung goes big again with Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone

Samsung has introduced yet another large-screen smartphone. Unveiled on Monday, Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 sports a 5.25-inch, 1,280×720 display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which the company touts as ideal for watching movies, playing games, and reading books. A Multi Window

Give iPhone users Android phones as gifts, says Google’s Eric Schmidt

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has written a 900-word guide on his Google Plus page telling users how to switch from iPhone to Android. The ‘guide’ was first spotted by The Verge. In his guide, Schmidt talks about how ‘many’

Google’s Nexus 5

The high-resolution screen on the Nexus is among the best, comparable to flagship phones from Samsung and HTC and sharper than the iPhone. The display measures nearly 5 inches diagonally – on par with leading phones, yet not so big

HTC Max with fingerprint scanner

HTC has launched the new One Max with fingerprint screen which it claims offers the best possible experience to its customers. Specifications: * The HTC One Max has a 5.9” full HD1080p display and weighs 217 grams which offers the

Mozilla with New UI

Mozilla on Monday began rolling out its first major Firefox user interface (UI) change in more than three years, seeding early adopters of the “Nightly” build with the new “Australis” revamp. Nightly builds are designed for preliminary testing, and as