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How to Use Selective Focus for More Creative Images

Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography …

Landscape Photography

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

The Syrian presidency's Instagram account shows the banality of evil

A bloody civil war is raging across Syria, but you wouldn't know it from President Bashar al-Assad's Instagram account. Here is a sun-kissed world of kindness, charity and saintly leadership<p>Asma al-Assad looks poised and fragrant as she ladles food out of a vast silvery bowl to children who wait …

Android

Android is better

It was just meant to be a quick experiment. I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more …

A new Google Maps app for smartphone and tablets

Today we’re introducing a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets, also coming soon to iPhone and iPad. It’s a new mapping ...

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

Ask the AC editors: What do you expect from Google I/O 2013?

It's the biggest, baddest, and most fun event of the year. See what your favorite folks from Android Central think we'll be seeing<p>Our favorite time …

The most important announcements from Google I/O 2017!

For Android people, Google I/O is both frenetic excitement — all the announcements! — and a huge party. But main takeaways are the products and …

Pichai: Google I/O 2013 to focus on services, helping devs 'write better things'

New Android head says 'It’s not a time when we have much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system'<p>Newly-appointed Android …

Nearly 75% Of All Smartphones Sold In Q1 Were Android, With Samsung At 30%; Mobile Sales Overall Nearly Flat: Gartner

Gartner has just released its Q1 figures for mobile handset sales, and the key takeaway is that Android continues to steal the show, led by handset maker Samsung. Google’s mobile platform now accounts for nearly 75% of all handset sales, a jump of almost 20 percentage points on a year ago, and …

Where Are They Now? Google I/O 2012 Edition.

This year’s Google I/O developer conference is shaping up to be a very different show from last year’s spectacle.<p>The company has downplayed …

I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

This is the evening before Google’s I/O developer conference and there’s already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to note is that there will only be one keynote this year, a mega three-hour session where Google will …

Best Android phones - USA, May 2013

Much has happened in the world of Android over the last few months, with major announcements from Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG. Also, many smartphone manufacturers have released phones across multiple carriers, which can make a buying choice difficult.<p>But is there one Android phone you <i>should</i> buy? No, …

Phones

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans for World's Most Popular Mobile OS

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google’s annual I/O developer conference. Pichai, a Googler since …