Even those who dwell in the darkest of caves will still have heard of the day YouTube was merged with Google+, or, in other words, the day Google shoved it’s social networking site down our throats. It was the day the Internet exploded with rage, anger, and frustration. Campaigns and petitions immediately popped up in all corners of the interwebs, but till this day Google has not responded to the voices of these netizens.Read More
On October 31st, 2013, Google finally unveiled their latest operating system—Android Kit-Kat—and to match it, a new smartphone named the Nexus 5. This reference-design phone (manufactured by LG) is the first to be equipped with Android 4.4, and it’s electrified the market. Specs, display, price, there’s nothing it lacks except design. The Nexus 5 also works unlocked, so you can use it anywhere in the world.Read More
The Tumblr app was revamped and optimized for iOS 7 and the performance got faster than the previous version. It is updated for the iPhone and iPad version and is now available in the app store. The upgrade bumped the version to 3.5, and this was an upgrade in two months. Students use Tumblr just like they use Facebook, and of course they would prefer an app with many different useful features that are easy to use. The biggest change is noticeable right on the dashboard.Read More
What once began as a college student’s pet project turned social network titan--has always been a patron of ‘white hacking’ and user reporting. People who found bugs within Facebook were known to be rewarded, usually exceeding hundreds of dollars. This is actually an ingenious system as these bugs and flaws could be exploited and sold to the black market if there was no immediate profit alternative by reporting it to Facebook. Yet, a recent incident seems to illustrate that Facebook has started to turn its back on the little guys who come in good will?Read More
When Crysis I (a sci-fi first-person shooter) game was released in 2007, Crytek, the company behind Crysis, received much critical and audience acclaim for their superior graphical design and their milestone in gaming. Five years later, we were presented with Crysis III with the sole goal to, “make the best-looking game ever created.”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.
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