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Google Launches The Google My Business Directory!

Google Launches The Google My Business Directory!

Google Launches The Google My Business Directory!

It might not be the first time, but Google are hoping to create a directory just for business, it is going to be a place where businesses are able to create a sort of one stop shop feature. The business is able to create a cool online presence available through Google+, Maps and Search. Most Google users will be familiar with the services already being provided by Google, this is just a subtle addition that could provide more detailed information to consumers.

The new system will be based on the search giants AdWords platform, which is a really easy way for Google to compile this directory of businesses, as the business information is already available to use. As the directory grows, Google will able to use this data to provide precise information for searches. The business owner could take advantage of this early before it is dominated by those big business with big marketing budgets.

Google Launches The Google My Business Directory!

It is clear that a directory such this will be more useful for mobile users, as this data can delivered through the various Google services that people use while they are out and about. There is even an app available in Google Play, it is free and allows the user to update their data, share news, images and check the stats too, this is handy for people on move as they can update information and even add photos from events or shows from their Smartphone.

Google Launches The Google My Business Directory!

Basically, this is great for people who use Google Places you know the blue coloured app that provides you information local to where you are located at the time. It is a good idea, but you can see more businesses uses it than consumers at first, so maybe there is more for Google to do to make sure that this takes off and that means plenty of offers to get it off ground and into the hands of the Smartphone owning public.

Source: Google And Your Business

 

Access All Your Devices With The Chrome Remote Desktop!

Access All Your Devices With The Chrome Remote Desktop!

If you have ever hoped that accessing all of your devices was as easy as the touch of an icon then your luck could be in. This is the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Google. It was in Beta but now this handy app is available for all Android users to download and it will be available for iOS device owners later on in the year. The app connects the desktop computer with other devices, Google has been working on remote features for some time and this addition is just the natural next step.

Access All Your Devices With The Chrome Remote Desktop!

With the Chrome Remote Desktop, the user is able to access devices using the app from the Chrome Web Store and once installed the smartphone app will be able to connect to the computer. This cool remote desktop app is free for and can be found on Google Play.

Source: Google

 

Watch Your Privacy App For Google Glass!

Watch Your Privacy App For Google Glass!

Being based in the UK, we are used to being followed by CCTV 24/7, but that does not mean that we have to like it! Therefore, anything that comes along that is aimed at exposing the surveillance is going to be interesting to us. Thanks to the artist Sanser Veenhof there is an app for Google Glass, he has called it Watch Your Privacy! What it does is use available data to locate and warn the user that there is some sort of surveillance in use nearby.

The app uses the OSM Camera database, it will also spot other Google Glass users too so basically you are doing a bit of surveillance too. On the screen, the app will give cameras a number and triangular warning sign. The view will have red non safe zones and green safe zones, so all you will need to do is stay in the green and you will not be seen, how cool is that? Naturally, there will be some unhappy people out there regarding this app, but there always is.

Source: SNDRV

 

Turn Your Street View Into A Cool Jungle View!

Turn Your Street View Into A Cool Jungle View!

Turn Your Street View Into A Cool Jungle View!

If you have ever wonder what the world would be like if plants and trees were allowed to grow out of control, then Urban Jungle Street View is what you need. It is a great idea from the Swedish based Einar Öberg a developer at North Kingdom. It uses Google’s Street View service, but adds a bit of an edge to it. In fact, Urban Jungle Street View does exactly what you think it might do, completely changes any Street View page that you visit. Even in the middle of the largest cities. The pages are a little slow to respond but that does not matter, because it is all part of the fun. On the home page, you get a little bit of information and some choices. Choose from LA, New York or Stockholm, if they are no good for you then enter a search or use your own location. It is easy to use too, simply drop the little man onto a street on the background map and within a few seconds the street view has been transformed into a world without humans, the greenery has gained a foothold and it is going to be taking over, or so it seems.

Source: Urban Jungle

 

Google Drops The Cost Of Google Drive Storage!

Google Drops The Cost Of Google Drive Storage!

Google Drops The Cost Of Google Drive Storage!

Cloud storage is becoming more popular and that is good news for the consumer because competition means lower prices. Google Drive, which synchronises across Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos, is to be a lot cheaper. The basic 15 GB package is still free, but the 100 GB plan will drop from $4.99 to $1.99 per month and the 1 TB plan will now cost just $9.99, which is a massive drop from the original $49.99 price tag. According to Google, the 1 TB plan means that you could take a selfie twice day for the next two hundred years and still would not have used up all of that storage.

Cloud storage is on the move and Google are shaking it up right now, because 2 GB of storage at Dropbox is free and the 100 GB plan will cost you around $15 per month, so Google Drive is definitely leading the way in competitive cloud storage pricing.  As per normal, the basic 15 GB version of the plan will remain free of charge. However, the other plans will now cost as follows; 100 GB $1.99 per month, 1 TB $9.99 per month, 10 TB $99.99 per month, 20 TB $199.99 per month and 30 TB $299.99 per month.

Source: Google Drive Blog

 

The Addictive Threes Game Available For Android Devices!

The Addictive Threes Game Available For Android Devices!

Sometimes we come across games that are so addictive that all other games are left alone gathering dust. Threes is one such game, but it used to only be available from iTunes, but now it is available from Google Play and that means Android users are able to play Threes! The game is simple and that is what makes it addictive, after all nobody wants to be playing an over complicated game while travelling home from work on the train or bus. Threes comes with a cool soundtrack and great cast of characters to play as.

Now, it seems that from the comments left, some gamers might think that this game is slow or boring so it is one of those games that might have been better with a free trail allowing the gamer to make their own mind up before parting with their hard earned cash for the full version of the game. It is just an idea, but who are we to tell the studios what to do. This is a paid for game, so you are going to have to expect to pay around $2 or £1.20 for it! It is available right now from Google Play for Android devices and from iTunes for iOS devices.

Source: Asherv

 

Google Glass Gets Competition From The Atheer One!

Google Glass Gets Competition From The Atheer One!

There has been much in the news regarding Google Glass and yet we are still waiting to see some viable competition for these connected glasses, which allow the wearer to the look at emails, make phone calls and surf the net, all in front of your eyes. However, there is the Atheer One, which could prove to be a worthy Google Glass competitor if the company are able to get it off the ground that is. The Atheer One is more augmented reality than Glass is and that makes it exciting for gamers and movie fans. Basically, with the Atheer One we are going to be getting 3D smart glasses, although perfecting this for the user is going to take time. In order for the Atheer One to succeed, there is a real need for apps and that means developers coming on board with the Atheer One.

There is a developer’s kit available, but expect to pay around $850 or £515 for it, but it does include access to the Atheer developer portal, where there are guidelines, samples and reporting features available for the developer looking to get in at ground level. The Atheer One is due to be launched by the end of this year, although there are not many details available on prices or availability. However, it can be pre ordered at the discounted price of $450 or £273.

Source: Atheer Labs