OneTab, a free Chrome add-in, converts a set of browser tabs into a page of links, then restores the tabs when required. It can instantly free up gigabytes of memory when you need it for something else.
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Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
Apple has finally acknowledged the use of OpenStreetMap data in its iOS iPhoto app, the open-source mapping project said on Thursday.The iPhoto app, a photo-sorting tool for the iPad and iPhone, switched from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap (OSM) data back in March.
If you connect the dots AOL's patent sale to Microsoft may have a lot to do with the Bing Maps, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap trio vs. Google Maps.
Google Wallet starts to go big with a major retail partner: Gap, Inc.
Google has explained the downtime that struck its Docs productivity apps last week, blaming it on a failed attempt to improve the products' functionality.The hour-long outage struck on Wednesday, with Google offering no explanation for the incident at the time.
A Columbia University study has found that Google and other search engines are literally changing the way our brains process and retain information.
OpenStreetMap affords Google's competitors an easy way to add technical competitiveness to their offerings, but in exchange for that OpenStreetMap itself becomes more competitive with what Google offers.
NTP Inc. settled for $600 million plus in 2006 after a lawsuit against RIM and now they are bringing the fight to Apple, Microsoft, Google, HTC, Motorola, and LG Electronics. There may be some huge settlements coming soon so stay tuned.
In a blog post, Google on Tuesday announced that it will offer Eye-Fi Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards when customers purchase 200 gigabytes of Google paid storage.
I've written about TouchDown for Google Android in the past and it is one of the best priced apps I have purchased for my T-Mobile G1. I actually popped my SIM card in my G1 yesterday morning and discovered there was an upgrade to TouchDown that brought it up to version 3.x. I then received an email from the company with all the details surrounding this latest upgrade. As I mentioned before in my TouchDown articles, the NitroDesk Inc. people have been regularly updating the application to make the Exchange experience better and better for Google Android devices.
I've written about TouchDown for the Google Android a couple of times (here and here) and as I have said in those posts it gets better and better on a regular basis. I have been using beta versions and the latest available beta supports PUSH email, ability to send attachments, device-local drafts, and more. The folks at NitroDesk, Inc. were able to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft to support direct push capability through Exchange ActiveSync. I think this is one of the first products for the G1 that provides this functionality, even though a couple others are working on it as well.
PropertyTotal UniqueVisitors (000)% Reach of TotalWorldwideInternetAudienceTotal Worldwide Internet Audience1,007,730100.0%Google Sites775,98077.0%Microsoft Sites646,91564.2%Yahoo! Sites562,57155.8%AOL LLC273,02027.1%Wikimedia Foundation Sites272,99827.1%eBay240,94723.9%Facebook.COM221,79122.0%Amazon Sites187,35418.6%CBS Corporation178,84417.7%Fox Interactive Media172,84117.2%Ask Network164,51316.3%Apple Inc.161,50016.0%Tencent Inc.158,61715.7%Baidu.com Inc.152,44715.1%Adobe Sites123,62312.3%Source: comScore
I was reading through my feeds and stumbled upon the Mobile Tech Review post on Gameloft games coming to Android devices. According to the press release, 20 games will be available from them on the Android Market. While this is great news for the T-Mobile G1 and future Android devices, until Google or the manufacturers (currently only HTC) fix the problem with only installing applications on internal memory you won't be able to actually load up many of these games without getting constant low memory warnings. I see this error/notification every single day now with just over 50 applications loaded on my G1. Maybe I should try to uninstall some of these applications.
PropertyAudience, 000% ReachTotal Worldwide Internet Audience1,007,730100.0%Google Sites775,98077.0%Microsoft Sites646,91564.2%Yahoo! Sites562,57155.8%AOL LLC273,02027.1%Wikimedia Foundation Sites272,99827.1%eBay240,94723.9%Facebook.COM221,79122.0%Amazon Sites187,35418.6%CBS Corporation178,84417.7%Fox Interactive Media172,84117.2%Ask Network164,51316.3%Apple Inc.161,50016.0%Tencent Inc.158,61715.7%Baidu.com Inc.152,44715.1%Adobe Sites123,62312.3%Source: comScore
As I pointed out in a recent post regarding the current firmware on the T-Mobile G1 Google Android device there is a major issue with not being able to store applications or content onto the external microSD card. I get low memory errors daily and if I browse a lot with the device my browser cache fills up to 10MB+. Then when I delete the data I lose all my history, bookmarks, etc. and this really limits my usage of the G1. Opera thankfully announced today that its Opera Mini 4.2 product for the Android platform is out of beta already and available as a full release in the Android Market.
The T-Mobile G1 is showing up in the hands of those who pre-ordered one this week (mine is schedule for Tuesday arrival) and I have been seeing new applications appearing in the Android Market almost daily on my review unit. There are still a very limited number of games and I think only one or two were added since I started my review. I loaded up eleven applications (a couple of these just appeared yesterday) and took the below video of eight applications in action on the G1. I covered the Video Player in my full review since that was really an application that should have been included by T-Mobile and Google. As I stated in my full review you only get 128MB of onboard storage to load up applications and you cannot currently load them on the microSD card. With the eleven applications I tried, I only had 34MB of remaining memory. However, in looking at the space allocation settings it looks like your data is stored in this area too so if you have a ton of contacts and lots of calendar entries your space may fill up faster.
[The opinions expressed here are mine alone, and not those of Google, Inc. my current employer.
Most people I know who talk tech associate flash memory with mobile phones and other small handheld gadgets, but the technology now is emerging as an option for reducing the power requirements in massive server farms, especially those that are frequently called upon to serve up data quickly and often. (Think Google or Yahoo or Amazon.
Google provides funding to universities and researchers around the world who scan and digitize books for them. Many of these books have considerable historical significance, although Google's real goal, according to a CNN piece on the effort, is to createGoogle Inc.
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