Category: Google

Google To Pay $17 Million For Privacy Violations

By | November 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Google To Pay $17 Million For Privacy ViolationsJust a drop in the sea.

Back in 2012, Google was caught tracking Safari users through a loophole, which caused some stir in the community. Now, it looks like the search giant’s actions were not left unpunished.

According to the recent report, Google will have to pay $17 million to settle, which is less than a pocketchange for the company. While they did not admit doing anything wrong, search giant’s spokesman said that they have “taken steps to remove the ad cookies, which collected no personal information, from Apple’s browsers.”
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Best Buy, Amazon Drops HP Chromebook 11 From Its Stores

By | November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Best Buy Drops HP Chromebook 11 From Its StoresWebsite too.

If you’ve been wanting to pick one of the HP Chromebooks later this month then don’t hold your breath. Why? Turns out, they were removed from the Best Buy and Amazon stores because of a number of user complaints about the overheating chargers that cause the damage.

In the meantime, HP advised not to use the original chargers that came with a product and rely on micro USB chargers instead.

New Chrome OS Build Brings Supervised Users Feature

By | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

New Chrome OS Build Brings Supervised Users Feature

Can you feel the teenager excitement in the air?

Now here’s something for the Chromebook crowd. Today, Google has announced a new beta build of Chrome OS, which includes a new, family friendly feature called “Supervised users”.
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Microsoft Is Working On Its Own Cookie Replacement

By | October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Working On Its Own Cookie ReplacementRecently, we learned that Google is working on its own cookie alternative and now, it looks like it’s not the only one.

According to AdAge, Microsoft is too developing a similar technology, which would track users across PCs, tablets, smartphones and even Xbox. The replacement itself is basically a device identifier, which means that you could opt in or opt out of such service. Unlike now, where any company can collect data, such technology would make Microsoft directly responsible for your data, be it for better or worse.
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Mozilla Is Working On A Chromecast Mirroring Alternative

By | September 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Is Working On A Chromecast Alternative

Software over hardware?

It looks like Mozilla wants to get into the screen mirroring game. As see in the blurry photo posted by a claimed insider, Mark Finkle, the open source organization appears to have developed some sort of mirroring technology that (among other Android devices) works between a Roku box and Nexus 4.
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Google To Ditch Cookies For AdID

By | September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google To Ditch Cookies For AdIDBetter privacy control as long as you trust Google.

If you haven’t heard about the AdID before, it’s because there is no such thing yet. However, according to USAToday, Google is working on an anonymous identifier (AdID), which would eventually replace everyone’s beloved cookies.

As stated in the article, AdID would allow ad companies to target various web browser users but there are certain guidelines that would give consumers more control over their privacy, which does sound good on a paper.
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Google Analytics To Drop Internet Explorer 8 Support

By | September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google Analytics To Drop Internet Explorer 8 SupportNow here’s a non-news story for you.

If you are using Google Analytics and IE8, then you’re going to have a bad time as the search giant has recently announced its plans to drop the support for Microsoft’s web browser by the end of 2013.

As it says in the blog post, Google has “decided to do this to both accelerate the pace at which we can innovate new product features, and to facilitate adoption of newer web technologies in the design of the Google Analytics product.”
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ASUS & Toshiba Chromebooks Coming Soon

By | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

ASUS & Toshiba Chromebooks Coming Soon

In addition to HP’s and Acer’s Chromebooks, Intel has also announced models from ASUS and Toshiba.

While specs or pricing are yet to be revealed, it was revealed that ASUS is working on a lightweight PC for those that want some screen flexibility.
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HP Chromebook 14 Announced

By | September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

HP Chromebook 14 Announced

$299 meets beautiful colors.

If Acer’s 11.6 inch package is too small for you daily needs then HP’s 14 incher could very well solve your dilemma.
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Acer Announces New Chromebook With Haswell Processor

By | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Acer Announces New Chromebook With Haswell Processor

Brace yourselves for a new wave of Chromebooks.

Thanks to a fresh line up of Intel Haswelll processors, OEMs have announced a bunch of new Windows and Chrome OS laptops.
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