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Google Announces New Google Maps

Google's New Maps

Like many people, I was glued to my screen watching the live feed from Google I/O this year. I was anxiously waiting for Google to announce their new, cool stuff. I wasn’t disappointed when I saw the new Google maps. I had posted a short little comment about the new S4 with vanilla Android on it, and it turned into a kind of accidental live blog of I/O. A couple friends replied, and it was o... »

Google to release white Nexus 4

Google to release white Nexus 4

Google have announced during their annual I/O summit that they will be releasing a white version of the Nexus 4. But is the a white Nexus 4 anything to write home about? Last year Google announced the release of their extremely popular Nexus 4 handset, ans since then they have literally been flying off the shelves, with the Google Play Store regularly showing the device as being out of stock. It... »

Best Alternatives for Google Reader

Best Alternatives for Google Reader

The beginning of the end is almost here. Beloved RSS feed Google Reader will cease to exist in about a month and a half and millions are scrambling to find alternatives to replace it. As an apparent Google fan-girl at this point, Reader was actually one of those Google services I hardly used until I found phone apps that would tap in to the service. With Google’s announcement that they are p... »

4 Steps to Prepare Your Electronics for Theft

4 Steps to Prepare Your Electronics for Theft

Electronics cost a lot of money, which is why it’s not surprising that they sometimes get stolen. You need to take good care of your electronics to keep them safe and in your own hands. However, there are additional measures you can take to help you find them in the event that they are stolen. Who knows? You may even be able to catch the thief red-handed. Engrave Your Name and Number on Your... »

Top 3 Amazing Electrical Gadgets

Top 3 Amazing Electrical Gadgets

If you’re anything like me, then you’ll love all things gadget related; from swanky new smartphones and fun new apps, to exciting games and funky new accessories – wouldn’t it be great if we could get our hands on every single gadget ever made? Well, unfortunately for the majority of us, being able to do the latter is likely to be more of a dream than a reality – after all, trying to... »

Five reasons to try Ubuntu GNOME

Five reasons to try Ubuntu GNOME

It’s been a week since Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released. Many are enjoying the enhancements to Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, but many former fans – including our own Kev Quirk– are not feeling very impressed. I was a big fan of Unity when it first debuted as the main desktop of Ubuntu in 11.04 two years ago, but recent performance issues and a dash design that feels more and mor... »

Facebook Messenger, may be the best SMS alternative

A lot of applications have been created around a single need, the need to stay connected using SMS. Years ago, when cellular phones became SMS enabled, a lot of people started using them, first the young ones, then later as they started to grow up, more people started using SMS as a way to stay connected. Why is SMS so appealing? Well, they are cheaper than a phone call and they are not as disrupt... »

5 Ways the Internet is Killing Cable

5 Ways the Internet is Killing Cable

In the current economy, people are doing everything they can to save some extra cash. They’ll cut coupons and buy in bulk, but few rarely consider the massive financial benefits of finding alternative methods of watching TV and movies. If you have a solid Internet connection, cable quickly becomes totally obsolete. Your Gaming Console: Plays More Than Just Games Image via Flickr by schreiblo... »

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