Computerworld Blogs - Google en How to make Android Voice Search even smarter <div> Ever wish you could do things like toggle your phone&#39;s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or flashlight by giving simple voice commands? Thanks to a clever little hack, you now can.</div> Android Android apps Google Google Android Google Now Google Voice Search tips and tricks voice command voice control Voice Search Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:08:51 +0000 JR Raphael 24166 at Candy crushed: EU demands Google & Apple clean-up their apps <p> <b><i>In-app purchases: Like stealing candy from a baby.</i></b></p> <p> Silent sentinel, tireless champion, (and BFF!) of consumers everywhere -- the <i>European</i> 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 &quot;free&quot; on the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) app stores -- is now especially irksome to our Brussels-based friends.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers start uninstalling apps.</p> AAPL Apple GOOG Google Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Smartphones Tablets Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:12:15 +0000 Richi Jennings 24157 at FINALLY! Download Google Chrome Beta and fix slow, blurry font 'bug' <p> <b><i>Chrome Beta download: You are about to participate in a great adventure.</i></b></p> <p> 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.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers initially eulogize: GDI API RIP.</p> API chrome beta GOOG Google App Development Web Apps Windows Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:10:10 +0000 Richi Jennings 24152 at How to make Gmail infinitely more useful on Android Wear <p> 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?</p> Android Android Gmail Android Wear Gmail Google Google Android notifications tips and tricks Android Hardware Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:52:08 +0000 JR Raphael 24146 at Zut alors! SEO outlawed in France (so avoid Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret) <p> <b><i>Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret gags French blogger Caroline Doudet.</i></b></p> <p> 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 &quot;diva&quot; restaurant owner pick on this particular blogger? Because her review ranked highest, that&#39;s why. Yes, your L33T SEO-skills can now get you fined in France. <i>C&#39;est conneries!</i></p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers affect the Streisand effect.</p> censorship France GOOG Google SEO Gov't Legislation/Regulation Location-Based Services Social Business Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:11:43 +0000 Richi Jennings 24148 at Apple's IBM alliance kills Google in the enterprise <p> The news (to my mind, at least) confirms just how far Apple has come in its battle for relevance against old foe, Microsoft. So, what might this mean for Android? Nothing good.</p> analytics Android Apple apps big data cloud computing enterprise enterprise apps Google IBM IOS iPad iPhone Microsoft OS X services Android Big Data Business Intelligence/Analytics iOS Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:27:22 +0000 Jonny Evans 24142 at Talk to the wrist! 40 handy voice commands to try with Android Wear <p> Voice commands are the easiest way to interact with Android Wear watches -- but it&#39;s all too easy to forget just how versatile those commands can be.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android smartwatches tips and tricks voice command voice control Voice Search Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:38:31 +0000 JR Raphael 24133 at The first app every Android Wear owner needs <p> Most Android Wear apps provide additional watch-specific functions, but one program actually fills a big gap in the operating system itself.</p> Android Android apps Android tips Android Wear Google Google Android smartwatches Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:58:42 +0000 JR Raphael 24130 at Moto 360 hands on: A closer look at the Wear watch worth waiting for <p> While other Android Wear watches feel like clunky screens strapped to your wrist, the Moto 360 feels like an elegant watch that also happens to do cool things. Here&#39;s a hands-on look.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG G Watch Moto 360 Motorola Review Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:37:04 +0000 JR Raphael 24118 at 9 big questions about Android Wear watches -- answered! <p> We had nine burning questions about Google&#39;s Android Wear smartwatches -- and now, we have nine detailed answers.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches software upgrades Android Hardware Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:45:13 +0000 JR Raphael 24091 at Mobile health: Who'll keep your secrets, Apple or Google? <p> Apple is already working with regulators to develop a secure connected health platform that keeps your private patient data private. Is Google?</p> Apple apps digital health Google Google Fit government health health apps healthcare Healthkit HIPAA IOS iOS 8 Medical mHealth mobile regulation Technology Android Healthcare IT iOS Mobile Apps Smartphones Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:58:35 +0000 Jonny Evans 24110 at From then to now: 5 teased Android Wear features that aren't in the final products <p> Where, oh where, are these Android Wear features? Several things Google teased in its initial Android Wear announcement are nowhere to be found in the first Wear watches.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:28:09 +0000 JR Raphael 24089 at Google announces the date of Orkut's impending doom <p> <b><i>Orkut: Thrown to the curb.</i></b></p> <p> Hoping that World Cup soccer is an effective distraction, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) showed it&#39;s appreciation of all things Brazil yesterday, revealing the scheduled doom-date for its social media network Orkut. Mostly unknown in the U.S. and Europe, Orkut stands fairly popular with users in Brazil and India.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers reminisce, analyze, and draw parallels to Google Plus.</p> GOOG Google Google Plus orkut Internet Search Social Media Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:02:50 +0000 Richi Jennings 24085 at An interesting difference between the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live <p> LG&#39;s G Watch and Samsung&#39;s Gear Live may look similar at a glance, but the longer you use the two Android Wear devices, the more differences you notice.</p> Android Android Wear Google Google Android LG LG G Watch Review Samsung Samsung Gear Live smartwatches Android Hardware Mobile/Wireless Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:35:19 +0000 JR Raphael 24079 at The new Google Docs and Apps: Still second banana to Microsoft Office <p> Google has beefed up the consumer and business versions of Google Docs and Apps, but it&#39;s too little, too late. Microsoft Office still reigns as the premier office suite, and will for the forseeable future. Here&#39;s why.</p> Drive for Work Google Google Apps for Business Google Docs Microsoft Microsoft office Desktop Apps Windows Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:43:05 +0000 Preston Gralla 24072 at