Category: Google

Mozilla Ditches Google For Yahoo!

By | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Ditches Google For Yahoo!Meet its new sugar daddy.

After 10 years of partnership (and ~$300 / year) it looks like Mozilla and Google have decided to part ways.

In a new deal announced yesterday, the open source organization has announced a 5 year search deal where Yahoo! will be the default search provider for Firefox (and yes, you can always switch it back to Google).
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Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOS

By | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOSBlackBerry and Windows Phone get no “love” at all.

Following the 10th birthday and search deal negotiations with Google, Mozilla is using the momentum to blast Google and Apple mobile operating systems for their lack of openness.

According to Mozilla’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, both dominant OS’es lack transparency as users are not informed on what happens with their data.
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Mozilla’s Cash Cow Contract Coming To An End

By | November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mozilla's Cash Cow Contract Coming To An EndSugar daddy contracts.

Back in 2011, Google and Mozilla extended their partnership (where Firefox will set Google as a default search engine) and now it looks like the agreement is nearing the expiration date.

The good news? Both sides are already talking and the money should continue flowing (unless something terrible happens).
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Google Discovers Another SSL Exploit

By | October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Discovers Another SSL ExploitBack in April, everyone was talking about “that Heartbleed thing”, now, it looks like the search giant has found a new exploit in the now 18 year’s old SSL 3.0 protocol, which is still supported in a lot of web browser and can also be used as a fallback in case newer protocols fail to connect.

How to fix it? Well, the server administrators could disable SSL 3.0 completely but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. As far as other solutions go, Google says that it can’t be fixed and there are no reasonable workarounds.

On a slightly positive note, it was discovered (and not fully revealed) by Google so no one knows how widespread it exactly is. So here you have it folks, an exploit that can’t be fixed.
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Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows Competitor

By | September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows CompetitorIt looks like Google won’t be eating the very low end market share lunch all by itself as Microsoft & HP have announced two new Windows models that aim to compete with the Chrome OS.

First is the HP’s Stream laptop, which comes with an 11.6 inch screen, HD display, a fanless design, Office 365 and the 32GB of storage, all for $199 while the HP Stream 13 (an 13.3 inch version) will cost you $229. There is also another, 14 inch version, which is coming later.
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Chromebooks Now Run Some Of The Android Apps

By | September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebook Now Runs Some Android AppsNow here’s something pretty awesome if you own one of the Chromebooks.

As revealed by the recent announcement, the search giant, as a part of its App Runtime for Chrome, has brought first few Android apps to the Chromebook near you, and they are:

Duolingo – a fun and free way to learn a new language before your next trip
Evernote – write, collect and find what matters to you, with a full-size keyboard and touchscreen
Sight Words – a delightful way for you to help improve your child’s reading skills
Vine – create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way
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Microsoft’s Promised Chromebook Killer Doesn’t Cost $199

By | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft's Promised Chromebook Killer Doesn’t Cost $199Earlier this year, Microsoft has launched a plan to attack Chromebooks with the killer Windows laptop offerings such as $199 HP laptop.

Now, it looks like the software giant has some explaining to do (or the OEM) as the long awaited HP’s Stream laptop will cost a whopping $100 more.

Correction: Not all hope is lost yet as it’s only one of “many” Stream laptops, hopefully, they are cheaper than $299.
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Microsoft Continues To Attack Chromebooks

By | August 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Continues To Attack ChromebooksOffers various alternatives.

During Chrome OS announcement, former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, just laughed at Google. Now, it looks like the software giant is getting more and more aggressive towards Chromebooks, with the latest tactic being a new section in its store.

What is it all about? Basically, it matches Chromebooks against Windows machines on the similar price level, such as Dell Inspiron 15 ($249), ASUS X551MAV ($249), Acer Aspire E 15 ES1 ($249).
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Google And Acer Announces A New Chromebook

By | August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Google And Acer Announces A New ChromebookPromises great battery life.

Today, Google and Acer have announced what they call “a new type” of Chromebook, which focuses on one thing only: battery life.

Thanks to the NVidia’s Tegra K1 processor, newly revealed Acer Chromebook 13 is said to have a battery life of up to 13 hours, a pretty decent number indeed.

What about the price? Considering you go for the cheapest (non 1080p touchscreen display), it will cost you around $279.
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Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

By | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

Another win for the consumer.

Due to the constantly decreasing Chromebook prices and improving OS capabilities, it looks like Microsoft or its partners are starting to feel pressure from the search giant.
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