If Android (JellyBean) users have something good that iOS users missed, it’s Google Now and now it’s no more a miss. Finally the most anticipated service ‘Google Now for iOS’ goes live with just an update of the existing Google Search app. It’s been more than a year Android users are enjoying Google Now with their Smartphones but after a long wait, speculations started few weeks back for Google Now for iOS and expected the launch of Google Now for iOS atleast in upcoming Google I/O Conference for Developers, but Google has done it before that.
In simple terms,
Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant available for Google’s Android operating system.
Making search more elegant and perfect, with a bunch of cards – Google Now brings a unique experience of search in a more personalized way. According to Google, Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time and it does it perfectly in a stylish way.
iOS users just have to update their Google Search and sign in with their Google id and a swipe to see the cards of Google Now. Though all the cards, which are available for Android, aren’t available for iOS, the most essential ones like Traffic, Flights, Movies, Sports, Places and Near-by suggestions are available in Google Now for iPhone/iPad.
Click here to update your iOS app for getting Google Now for iPhone or iPad.
Are you a die-hard Apple fan? Have you ever thought of being to Apple Headquarters at Cupertino, California? Are you interested in Meeting Tim Cook? Ready to have a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook? - For all these questions that we usually ask in our dream, Now there is a real answer!
This is an auction run by Charity Buzz for the beneficiary The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights . The winner of the auction along with one more person can experience 30 minutes to 1 hour with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple Headquarters on a mutually agreed time and date. This sounds good but the current bid value is $165,000 – That’s huge. While the bidding started from $5,250, the estimated value of this auction was $50,000 and remember it has 20 more days for end of the auction and couldn’t imagine where it’ll end up.
Hello Developers, Are you ready to see What’s next in iOS & OSX? Here you go! Apple confirms the date and location of WWDC 2013, Apple’s annual WorldWide Developer Conference and the tickets will go on sale at 10.00 am PDT tomorrow (April 25). WWDC 2013 will take place from June 10th to June 14th at Moscone West in San Francisco.
The cost of the ticket is $1599 and if you got that money Click here to buy your WWDC 2013 Ticket, but make sure you are an iOS / OSX Developer part of iOS / Mac Developer Programme – this isn’t for consumers.
It seems like Apple has something new for us in the upcoming conference as it has already fascinated us with a new WWDC Logo mirrored with Roman letter for 2013 (MMXIII).
In the statement about WWDC 2013, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said,
Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.
With Samsung betting hard against Apple in smartphone business and a bad show in WallStreet – Tired Apple fans all over the world are expecting the ‘i’ word – innovation from the company to proudly call themselves iFans rather than being called iSheeps !
Google has been in the German news for a while for illegal wifi data collection by the Google Streetview cars and now there is a result in the case - €145,000 Fine imposed on Google.
According to the Judgement, from 2008 to 2010, Google’s streetview cars have captured user data of the unencrypted wifi networks in their range and the data they captured includes personal data like e-mails, passwords, photos and chat protocols.
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According to the Hamburg Commissioner, It doesn’t matter whether Google stored the private data intentionally or not, but the incident clearly proves a failure in their internal mechanism over a period of time and deserves them a fine.
“In my estimation this is one of the most serious cases of violation of data protection regulations that have come to light so far. Google did cooperate in the clarification thereof and publicly admitted having behaved incorrectly. It had never been the intention to store personal data, Google said. But the fact that this nevertheless happened over such a long period of time and to the wide extent established by us allows only one conclusion: that the company internal control mechanisms failed seriously,” so says Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Facebook Home was launched in US on April 12th and further expanded globally on April 16th and since then it has been half a million downloads which is quite an impressive for the company to start with something new. Currently, Facebook Home is only compatible with high-end devices like Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X and HTC One X+, so the 500,000 count is divided among these users and a whole set of android community is waiting to use Facebook Home.
Despite the big number, it seems the users who downloaded Facebook Home aren’t happy. Google Play says the average rating of 11,250 users is 2.2 out of 5 and the worst part is more than 5K users voted for 1 star, so it’s clear that they aren’t enjoying this new Facebook Home. Frankly it is not surprising to see such a bad score for a brave attempt, But to keep the momentum going on and before expanding it to all sorts of Android Phones, Facebook should study all the user reviews and implement effective changes with an updated version to keep them happy.