If you're anything like us, your browser's homepage has remained set to iGoogle since--well, long enough you probably don't remember using anything else. Alas, the powers that be at Google have decided to axe the service, with the web version shutting down November 2013 (the mobile version will disappear at the end of the month). But there's no reason to freak out just yet; a multitude of alternatives are waiting to fill the void. Here's just five of our favorites.
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
So last week Microsoft really won the headlines with their Apple competition, this week was Google's week to shine. How did they do? And did Apple have anything to counter or are those two schlubs just catching some waves, playing in WWDC's wake? Let's take a look.
For those who thought Google Chrome would only arrive on iOS during a particularly cold day somewhere down below, it would seem that Satan is catching a cool breeze today -- and the search giant is throwing in a Google Drive app for good measure.
A funny thing happened at Google's I/O keynote yesterday. While everyone was expecting a new tablet and Android update designed to escalate its war with iOS, which Google delivered, it also pulled a page from Apple's playbook and released a "one more thing" of sorts--a stunning, high-priced luxury device that everyone wants to hold in their hands.
Google I/O kicked off this morning with a highly anticipated keynote, announcing innovations and inventions surrounding the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus, Nexus Q media player, and Google search improvements. The theme was the extension of the Android ecosystem beyond typical mobile devices.
Google I/O kicked off with a keynote address Wednesday morning in San Francisco, and following the introduction of Android 4.1 "Jellybean" and Google Play updates, the search giant announced its own branded tablet, the Nexus 7.
Microsoft may have impressed with its Surface tablet last week, but this week it's likely to be Google's turn, with the search giant rumored to be introducing its own seven-inch, Nexus-branded slate at the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday.