The news of Google Chrome ditching WebKit and going for its own fork of WebKit engine called Blink has been floating almost everywhere on the web. Google says that it has a different way of rendering the content of a web page. And WebKit is only making it even more difficult for Chrome to function. That’s why Google decided to fork the engine and come up with its own version.
Following the Google’s path is another player in the browser war that’s not so seen in the front row named Opera. They announced that they will move to Blink and contribute to its development. When that happens, Apple’s Safari will be the only browser in the major players to use Webkit for rendering webpages. Continue reading
It’s easy to make Google services part of your everyday life. But apart from Google Search and Gmail, don’t get too attached to any of them. Because when Google thinks it is not making enough money out of something, they just simply shut it down.
The same is going to happen with Google’s popular RSS reader, Google Reader.
The search giant just announced its Spring cleanup on its official blog. Among a few of other services, Google Reader is set to die on July 1. Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure writes that the usage of Google Reader, first launched way back in 2005, has declined over the time which has led Google make its ultimate decision to shut the service down. Continue reading
The fact that Android-based smartphones are available in all shapes, sizes, and price is the one that probably makes iPhone owners feel bad. At least, an article on Business Insider published on March 12th implies so.
B.I. writer Nicholas Carlson says that owning an Android does not really feel like using a smartphone.
He opens his article by writing that Android owners are less likely to purchase items with their phone, browse the web or watch videos compared to iPhone owners. He also writes that Android phones are too easy to get. Anyone can walk into AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store and get an Android. Even better, Nicholas pokes fun, Androids are often given away for free. Continue reading
Mixed criticism and sheer anger floods Google+ and Twitter stream as people failed to get themselves a ticket for Google’s annual program, Google I/O.
Google I/O is one of the most anticipated program of the year for any developer and Google/Android enthusiasts. This year’s I/O is scheduled to be held from May 15 throughout May 17. Registration opened up this morning and all tickets were sold out in less than 45 minutes according to reports from various blogs. Continue reading
According to reports from SamMobile and GSMArena, Samsung is not just putting all of its efforts in perfecting the next generation of Galaxy S phone, Galaxy S4. It is also working for a new entry-level Android phone dubbed as Galaxy Pocket Neo. Continue reading
The New York Times’ Bits Blog has recently posted an article noting an unanimous source from Samsung that its upcoming wonder, Samsung Galaxy S4, may feature an intelligent eye-sensing scrolling option. If it’s true, you will no longer have to scroll down when reading a PDF or a web article on your S4. Continue reading