Tag Archives: Google

Google Maps coming to iPad: new iPhone features in tow

A Google maps update coming to iOS will bring the app to iPad for the first time, along with a whole host of new features for the iPhone. Not only will Google Maps be available in 9.7″ goodness, it will also have some awesome new functionalities. The first of these is Explore, which is a way to visually browse and discover new places to eat, drink, sleep…

Reeder for iPhone now supports Feedly and Feed Wrangler

Reeder for iPhone has been updated with support for Feedly and Feed Wrangler. Yesterday marked the dying breath of Google Reader. Now, popular Google Reader Client Reeder has been updated to include support for Feed Wrangler, and also my own personal favourite client, Feedly. The initial update only affects the iPhone app, however the changes are coming…

Foxconn announces iPhone compatible smart watch

Rumors of an Apple iWatch have been circulating the web for months, if not years. Wearable technology, such as the Pebble watch, seems to be the way of the future and many people expect that the Cupertino tech giant will enter the smart watch race sooner, rather than later. It is also rumored that many other tech giants such as Samsung and Google may be…

Google Hangouts for iOS updated, now lets you invite friends via SMS

Google Hangouts is the best looking, and most intuitive cross platform messaging service out there. I truly believe that. In fact, I wish absolutely everyone used it. But they don’t, and there comes the issue. The number of people I contact using it is proportional to the number of friends I know on Google Plus. (Not many at all.) Thankfully, with…

Google Currents gets update with Reader shutdown on horizon

With Google Reader’s shutdown on the horizon, many different services have been updating and being built to replace the doomed service. Google, however, is still keeping its “Currents” app up and running, which honestly bewilders me because there can’t be as many users as Reader has/had, but I don’t know numbers so that’s just an assumption. Bringing it up…

PostOffice for iOS forwards iPhone notifications to Google Glass

Even though Google Glass is only available to developers and the few people that won Google’s Glass Explorer competition (unfortunately not me), the developer community for Google Glass compatible apps is already underway. Because of Google’s dedication to openness on Android and the fact that Glass is based on the operating system, the potential…

Feedly Cloud now available to all users

Feedly has finally launched Feedly cloud to all users. Feedly cloud turns Feedly into a fully fledged platform, rather than a simple reader. Feedly cloud provides a “fast and scalable infrastructure” that finally replaces Google reader. This launch brings a standalone web version of Feedly, compatible with all major browsers. It also brings 9 apps built…

Digg to launch Google Reader replacement June 26 with iOS app in tow

Back in March, it was announced that Google would be shutting down its popular Reader service. The RSS reader was one of the most popular available, and many, including myself and many other members of the Today’s iPhone crew were upset at the thought of having to find a new service. One of the first companies to announce that they were going to build…

Google acquires mapping service Waze

Google has announced its acquisition of mapping service Waze. Waze is a community based service that crowd-sources traffic and road information in order to keep its maps up to date. Based in Israel, Waze offers iOS and Android users free turn-by-turn navigation, and brings together a wealth of user-submitted information to make this an incredibly useful…