When you open up a book, play a CD, or even watch a VHS tape you’re utilizing a method of storing data created by man. One of man’s greatest weaknesses has long been his incapacity to remember, to recall his past experiences, ideas, or memories. It has been the inability of man to collect information and store it in large accessible quantities within his brain that has led him to create technology such as writing to enable us to store information that we need or that we think others may need in the future. From the great library of Alexandria to British trade records to the library of Congress, data has been compiled throughout human history. Yet only in the past fifty years has data taken on a new meaning in the lives of billions.Read More
Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. There is both a free and premium version—the latter of which is based on subscription plans. Some of the benefits of the premium version include unlimited streaming of music and no ads.
Today, Spotify is a popular service in Europe and America, but has yet to come to Korea and many other countries. Currently Spotify is only available in 35 countries, mostly in Europe, but is also now available in Australia and the U.S.A. However Spotify is slowly moving towards Asia as it launched in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong earlier this year. However due to piracy concerns, Spotify has refrained from entering the Asian market on a wider basis.Read More
In the past few weeks, for a few people, Facebook’s NewsFeed has changed completely. This redesigned new feed sorts content by type to display whatever specific feed the user wants to focus on. Some of these options include photos, music, and games. In addition, it optimizes the user interface with a design that has been “mobile-inspired.”Read More
Google’s latest innovation is Keep, a note-taking, list-making app available on any computer or Android device, but not iOS (yet). It has a very simple yet user-friendly user interface that allows users to change the color of notes to organize them in a way that suits them. Google Keep also allows users to take notes using their voice, in which their words are transcribed to text. Keep is undoubtedly another useful idea by Google.Will it be as useful as the app developers hope it would be? Or will it eventually die out as Google Reader?Read More
Three weeks ago Google announced that they would be terminating their Google Reader services. Google needed to “focus on fewer projects” and Google Reader had a significantly lower user count so it was an easy target for the axe. It also had never been updated since its integration with Google+, in 2011. It will be taken down on July 1, 2013. As one of the most popular RSS service around, the axe of Google Reader could hint an end to the future of RSS itself, which has seen loosing popularity since the rise of social sharing services.
Being the second largest social media platform, Google+ is the latest medium for social networking, where people can upload and exchange information in the digital space. It’s the future of social networking systems, with it’s new and unique sharing functions online.Read More
The biggest changes that Google used to have in its designs were changing the shades of blue of the links, which they did 41 times. After Larry Page became CEO in 2011, instead of continuing to make minuscule changes that no one would notice, Google started to design apps that looked attractive.Read More
ZOHO sites is a complete simple online application that can be used by everyone. Even if you don’t know anything about HTML or any other web coding languages, you can still make your planned perfect website into reality. ZOHO sites has one of the easiest to use user interface to web designs there is. The design philosophy of ZOHO sites is having everything done by drag-and-drop. Whether it would be videos, images, map widgets, or anything you want to embed on a website, even up to your own self-created flash content or animations. Every website that is built using ZOHO sites is automatically and professionally optimized by experts to look great on both large computer screens and any mobile or tablet devices. In addition, not only does it publish in great beauty to all devices automatically, you still have the ability to fine tune every detail of your site, whether it’s the layout for normal computers or the mobile version.Read More
The most common critique of Google Forms that I hear from teachers is that you cannot add images, and my most common response is, wait. Google has an uncanny ability to gauge and respond to customer demand in a way that leaves them surprised and enhances the already open and intuitive nature of their products. My next piece of advice is, use it or lose it. Google also tracks the analytics of all their products and continues to develop their products for the majority of their customer base, much to the frustration of power users at times, but more often than not comes back with a better product.Read More
On April 24, 2012, Google finally took the lid off of the rumored GoogleDrive. What GoogleDrive does is give you the option to store your data in the cloud and the desktop simultaneously. I bet most of you have heard of Dropbox. Dropbox currently dominates cloud storage space that Microsoft’s Skydrive, Apple’s iCloud, and Evernote is trying to take part in. However, Google Drive might just stand out from the pack.Read More