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The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

If you are in the market for a new smartphone you will have to make the choice between systems powered by Apple or Android.<p>While Apple's iPhones have long been in ascendance, plenty of challenger brands have sought to displace the heavyweight of the smartphone market.<p>There has probably never been a …

Phones

How to Use Google AdWords: 11 Steps to Success [Infographic]

Does your Google AdWords strategy seem to be stagnating? Check out this infographic for 11 key steps to make sure you're using AdWords to its fullest …

Search Engine Marketing

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 192nd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:<p>Google Photos had a big week at Google I/O 2017. You can now order actual Photo Books for as little as $9.99. Additionally, the service added Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries. Those help make …

Google I/O

How Google for Jobs Will Make Your Job Search Easier

Your job search is about to get a whole lot easier.<p>Google is heading into the career arena with a new product — Google for Jobs. Google CEO Sundar …

Employment

How about an Android Pro?

For those of us who prefer software to be reactive rather than proactive<p>At Google I/O this past week, I got my first taste of the next version of Android and I enjoyed almost everything about it. Android has gotten to the stage where improvements come in only incremental steps, and Google is mostly …

Google I/O

Google is getting ahead of itself in its quest to make the future happen now

One of the the most unusual demos at Google's annual I/O conference last week was of a custom-built automatic cocktail maker powered by the company's artificial intelligence system, Google Assistant.<p>Event attendees could order up a mango mixer, say, by just talking to the drink dispenser. The …

Phil Schiller

SMS support for Hangouts officially ends today, excluding Google Voice and Project Fi subscribers

Today is the day that Hangouts finally loses SMS support. We were warned by Google about it months ago when Hangouts started showing a warning that …

Google Voice

Google's New 180 Petaflop Deep Learning Cloud And The Future Of Academic Computing

I’ve written on these pages many times about the evolution of academic computing from large closed university-owned monoliths to the open commercial cloud. In a testament to just how far this progression has come, last month an MIT mathematics professor set the record for running the largest Google …

Google I/O

6 ways to make your old phone feel like new

Don't want to spend a small fortune to get a new phone? Follow these tips to spruce up your current model's looks and performance.<p>Some industry experts believe we've reached "peak phone," the point where there's no longer any real need to upgrade. Once you find a phone you like, why spend a bunch …

Android Pay

Google introduces new tools to help developers build successful subscription-based apps

One struggle felt by all developers is getting users to pay for mobile applications. This issue affects developers creating $0.99 games as well as those coding $5 photo editing applications. To make up for lost revenue, developers have turned to using in-app purchases as well as subscription-based …

Google I/O

DuckDuckGo Gives Business Owners Unique Research Tool

<b>A Look at the DuckDuckGo Search Engine</b><p>The “filter bubble” is a term coined by internet activist Eli Pariser to refer to the selective information …

DuckDuckGo

Kotlin Became Official Language for Android And Is Java dead?

At Google I/O 2017 Google made Kotlin as the official first class language for Android development so initially people used to make Android …

Programming

Under The Hood Of Google’s TPU2 Machine Learning Clusters

May 22, 2017 Paul Teich<p>As we previously reported, Google unveiled its second-generation TensorFlow Processing Unit (TPU2) at Google I/O last week. …

Google I/O

Is Google Reading My Mail?

Is someone, or something at least, at Google reading your email? That's the intriguing question answered by <i>The Washington Post.</i> It covers the new …

Washington Post

Google’s 3 Secrets To Designing Perfect Conversations

First of all, try to be human.<p>We’ve all been frustrated when talking to a computer. Maybe it can’t understand what you’re saying. Maybe it hears you, but doesn’t understand what you mean. Or maybe it’s just a tedious chat with a cloying personality with whom you’d never choose to associate in real …

Google I/O

OK Google, what’s Android Auto? Here’s everything you need to know about it

Google, Apple, and car companies are in a relentless three-way tug-of-war for control of your dashboard. Automakers generally prefer that motorists …

Android Auto

10 Best Personal Finance Apps For Budget Planning & More

The phrases “millennial” and “personal finance” are seldom used together without making everybody cringe. To say that we’re not the most financially …

Google Play

O: Only boring if you're not paying attention

Google! A giant among giants who other giants think are giant (yeah, how's that for writing?) Google's I/O conference this year has been plagued by …

Google I/O

An internal Google email reveals more evidence of the company's tip line for reporting whistle-blowers

A new filing in a lawsuit against Google shows evidence that the company's rumored team that tracks down employees who leak information does indeed exist.<p>The email comes from a lawsuit filed by an anonymous Google employee who claims the company runs a "spying program" that encourages employees to …

Climate change taking toll on clarity of Lake Tahoe water

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say.<p>"Climate change is …

Google Maps

13-year-old boy in court charged with the rape and kidnap of a younger boy in London park

A teenager will appear in court over the rape and kidnap of a boy in a London park.<p>The 13-year-old was arrested on Wednesday following the rape of a …

Crime

The Best Apps for Hearing the News Before Anyone Else

You might have noticed we’re in a crazy news cycle right now, and in these times of political and civil uncertainty, staying on top of breaking news …

Apps

Biz Break: Google email suggests a company tip line for exposing leakers

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>The CIA, the KGB, and now, Google?:</b> Remember in those young and innocent days of Google, when the company wasn’t much more than the …

Sergey Brin

On Amazon Echo And Google Home, Notifications Could Be Brilliant–Or Brutal

With voice assistants, Amazon and Google have a chance to reinvent notifications and stop the madness we already get from our phones.<p>Amazon Echo and Google Home would like your attention now. Or at least they will in the near future.<p>The two tech giants have both recently announced proactive …

Google Home

Android O Users Will Be Able Pause and Resume System Updates

NDTV News · Technology · 11 minutes ago<p>Photo Credit: Android Police<p>It seems like folks at Google have finally provided a solution for a long-standing …

Android O

Where to Find Free Online Digital Marketing Training

A local plumbing contractor trying to get his business found online.<p>A recent college grad who just accepted a marketing position in a manufacturing …

Digital Marketing

One of Android's Easter Eggs is a Flappy Bird-style Game

Need to kill some time off? Google loves Easter eggs and in Android Lollipop it introduced a hidden game within the operating system’s settings. The …

Android Lollipop

Google’s best email idea: make everyone sound friendlier

We already use machine learning to outsource our labor, our love, and our memories, so it’s not surprising that Google is using machine learning to …

Machine Learning

Apple's bid to replace your wallet hits a major landmark

<b>Apple Pay users in the UK now benefit from limitless payments at the majority of contactless-enabled terminals, the company says.</b><p>Until recently, …

Android Pay

Google I/O is the Greatest Show on Earth

Google I/O is for everyone, and that's amazing.<p>Google I/O has only been around for a decade, but to many developers, tech fans and lucky writers, …

Google I/O