Blogs: Google

The LG G3 has a lot of good things going for it -- but the phone's software isn't its strongest suit. Here are some easy tweaks to make the system more pleasant to use. 

July 31, 2014 11:07 AM EDT

Smartphone reviewers love sensational superlatives, but in the real world, things are rarely so black and white.

July 30, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

Do you have a domain with email that you want to move over to Gmail and Google Apps? I've got help. I recently made the move myself. Here's how to move the domain and email, complete with "gotchas" you should watch out for, based on my hands-on experience.

July 30, 2014 9:38 AM EDT
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Google: Resistance is futile.

If you are a gamer, odds are good you've heard of Twitch. For those that don't know, Twitch is the go-to destination for watching live streaming videogame play online. It also happens to consume a higher percentage of Internet bandwidth than Hulu or Facebook. Bandwidth? Enter Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has reportedly decided to purchase Twitch for one beeeelion dollars.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers welcome their new primary colored overlord.

July 25, 2014 6:06 AM EDT

Amazon's Fire Phone is like no other phone you've used before -- but after 24 hours with the device, it's hard to say whether that's actually a good thing.

July 24, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
Ever wish you could do things like toggle your phone's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or flashlight by giving simple voice commands? Thanks to a clever little hack, you now can.
July 22, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
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In-app purchases: Like stealing candy from a baby.

Silent sentinel, tireless champion, (and BFF!) of consumers everywhere -- the European Commission -- has put its foot down once again. Its notion that an anything-is-OK-as-long-as-I-make-a-buck attitude regarding in-app purchases -- especially those labelled "free" on the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) app stores -- is now especially irksome to our Brussels-based friends.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers start uninstalling apps.

July 21, 2014 6:12 AM EDT

Chrome Beta download: You are about to participate in a great adventure.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) brings beta browser, with DirectWrite support. Beta 37 should quell complaints that Windows font rendering is slow and blurry. The ancient Graphics Device Interface (GDI) calls have finally been replaced -- by using the outer limits of DirectWrite.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers initially eulogize: GDI API RIP.

July 18, 2014 6:10 AM EDT

With a little bit of behind-the-scenes customization, you can turn Gmail and Android Wear into an intelligently coordinated team. So what are you waiting for?

July 17, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
Caroline Doudet

Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret gags French blogger Caroline Doudet.

A French bar got fed up of its lousy reviews, so it fixed its food and service. No, wait, the other thing: It took a food blogger to court, to shut her up. Classy. Why did the "diva" restaurant owner pick on this particular blogger? Because her review ranked highest, that's why. Yes, your L33T SEO-skills can now get you fined in France. C'est conneries!

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers affect the Streisand effect.

July 17, 2014 6:11 AM EDT
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