Google announced yesterday that Google+ will now have its own Events feature, so users of the social network will now be able to create event pages to invite friends and share photos as the event is happening. Curious about it? Read on to find out more.
iOS users, remain calm! Yet another of your favorite apps has made the leap to the dark side (i.e., Android) -- but the developers of Flipboard have released an App Store update that keeps feature parity with the new Googleicious version.
Seems like this is the kind of Wednesday that the term “hump day” was designed for. Apple kept us on our toes by releasing updates to OS X Lion and Safari today, and the rest of the tech world has been hard at work doing the same on what’s generally a ho-hum day of the week. In case you happen to be downloading those aforementioned updates and need some reading material, here’s the latest for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Verizon Wireless customers often feel like they live in some kind of safe haven from the evils of Ma Bell (i.e., AT&T) -- that is, until the Big Red carrier starts acting just like their competitor. The $30 upgrade fee has clearly irritated their most loyal users, but given how AT&T charges $36 for the same thing, this controversy is likely to fade away until you actually have to fork over for a lust worthy phone. But that day isn’t today, so sit back and lower your blood pressure with some tech news for Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
As news leaks that Google is rolling out a home entertainment console to stream music wirelessly inside homes, consumers are flocking online to speculate its possible perks and pitfalls. It’s Google’s first foray into building, marketing, and selling physical hardware -- not to mention their first real experiment with consumer satisfaction -- and it’s not going to be pretty. Below, we delve into a few of Google’s other failed products, and how its new mystery device is destined to follow in its steps.
There are social networks for everyone and everything. Whether you want to exploit colleagues for connections, take faux-retro pictures on your iPhone, or brag about how far you ran, there’s a network for that. In fact, social networks are so prevalent that the term has almost come to mean nothing at all. We decided it was time to take a look at some of the biggest contenders and see where they soar and where they sink.
Now that the doors have swung wide open for any and all to join Google+, the company is stepping up their mobile app features to make it easier for members to connect with each other. Matching an Android update last week, the iOS version now includes Hangouts and plenty of other changes -- but still no iPad love.
Social networks are great for keeping up with friends and colleagues, but for heavy users, their clunky web interfaces can be a pain in the mouse. You might think dedicated desktop apps can streamline your socializing, but sometimes, the clients themselves can make things more complex than they ought to be -- especially when all you’re really trying to do is post pictures of your hamster riding a skateboard. Tab for Google+ aims for the sweet spot between “limited” and “overly complex” by bringing a slimmed-down web interface to your desktop with a click or keystroke. It’s all the Circling and Googley social networking you need without having to open your browser -- at least, in theory.
Whether you’re tired of those Google+ friend requests, long for the days when you didn’t have to update yet another social network, or dislike the extra option in your Google toolbar, we’ll show you how to easily disable your Google+ account with just a few simple steps.
Just like calling and leaving a voicemail in the 90's was a great way to let your friends know you were thinking of them, social networking is now the norm to let your friends know you're creepily stalking them on the internet. And what better way to keep in touch with all of your pals then with a heaping of free Mac apps to constantly remind you that yes, you have friends out there that are worth tracking on a minute-by-minute basis. Or, maybe you're crazy obsessed with a pundit or famous YouTube star (My Drunk Kitchen, anyone?). Keep tabs on them with these free apps.