Google+ Project – Is It Going to Leave Facebook Behind?

Do you remember Orkut, Google Buzz, or Google Wave? Without acquiring much of the success, now it is considering obtaining Facebook – the social networking giant. This happens to be one of its largest efforts yet.

Lately, Google has launched the Google+ project which happens to be a social networking service which is more or less like Facebook. The service presently is available to selected Google users, they will be able to invite people, and this way they will discuss and share status updates, links, and photos pretty much as they do on Facebook.

On the other hand, Google+ project will be different in a noteworthy manner, which Google anticipates will be adequate to convince people around to make use yet another social networking portal.

It is primarily focusing sharing with groups such as hiking friends, roommates, or colleagues and not with all of one’s peers or the entire World Wide Web. It is also offering video chat and group text messaging feature.

Vice president for product management at Google, Bradley Horowitz stated that we have windows and walls in real life and we can speak to them knowing that they are in the room but when it comes to the online world, you are required to have a ‘share’ box with which you can easily share anything with the while world. Senior vice president for engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra states that Google+ project is actually a different model.google+ ishtihari

Google is unable to rank itself especially when it comes to social networking; it is for the reason that the competitor know all too well and their services are fully dominating the market.

Initially, Google+ will be testing if it can easily overcome its prior stumbles concerning this particular area and dealing with one of the most critical challenges that the company is facing. Right now, Google’s status is at stake as one of the most popular entry point to the entire Web. While people are posting on Facebook, it is normally off-limits when it comes to search engines; Google has been losing valuable information that could be benefiting its advertising, Web search and various other products.

On the other hand, Google+ may perhaps already be too late. comScore states that this year, in the month of May, around 180 million people browsed through different Google portals which included YouTube, comparing with 157.2 million on Facebook. However, Facebook users have been browsing through 103 billion pages spending 375 minutes on an average on the websites whereas Google users viewed only 46.3 billion pages spending 231 minutes.

These figures have been truly imperative for the advertisers and to the fact that people have been increasingly turning to Facebook and various other social networking portals such as Twitter and ask question which they used to ask from Google like asking for a recommendation to a doctor or a restaurant.

Analysts’ states that Facebook users are most likely going to duplicate their friend’s network on Google+ and will be posting on both these portals; however they can make use of both for different forms of communication.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra state that knowing more about Google users individually would be truly helpful in improving the overall Google product experience which includes maps, YouTube, search, and ads, for the reason that Google will be learning about what actually people like to have and how they eventually personalize Google products.

On the other hand, Google has been greatly criticized for failing to fully understand the significance related to social information on the World Wide Web until competitors such as Twitter and Facebook had already leapt ahead. Google’s co-founder, Larry Page regrets that Google has been a failure in this regard.

Google Buzz has been a sharing tool particularly for the Gmail users. It included user’s emails automatically to their Buzz network, which had been facing huge criticism that Google has been invading users’ privacy and have failed to understand this vital point that everyone is the email list or contact list are not necessarily their friends. Google altered this service so now it doesn’t connect people automatically.

Unlike Google Buzz, its employees have tested Google+ before making it public. It has been called as Google+ a project that is useful in emphasizing on the fact that it is not a finished product. Google states that it will be undergoing various modifications to introducing new feature and fixing problems. However, it happens to be a new web portal, plus.google.com and is a fully formed social networking portal by Google as yet.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra stated that they took great pains to mimic people relationships in real life and tried to bring down the social awkwardness such as over-sharing and friend requests normally lead to on other networking portals. Google+ users will be able to easily select people from the Gmail list or any other services. They can easily drag and drop friends into different groups and name them accordingly. They can even share updates with their friends as well as on these groups. Contrasting Facebook, users are not required to be in each other’s friend list; they can easily receive and share updates without sharing their own.

Google+ is offering various other features such as group video chats, which are called as Hangouts which means that each and every member of the group can easily join as it is happening. Another section called as Sparks provide videos and articles from all across the Web on particular topics. They can be easily shared with certain groups of friends.

When it comes to Google+ mobile app for iPhone and Android phones, people can easily have group chats with the feature known as Huddle. Videos or photos can be easily uploaded via cell phones to the user albums and Google+ users can easily post and view them from their systems or smartphones.

Google is just trying to bring in a million of users to in a manner that happens to be a great challenge as a start up. I don’t think people are much willing to let go off Facebook but exciting and amazing feature could be grabbing their attention, making Google+ most preferred networking medium.

 

Experience Smartphone Apps on your browser

Google has always tried to come up with innovative products. I am sure most of you are already using Google Web store on Chrome. I must say, a very smart move from Google to retain traffic on their browser all the time.  Like any other Google product, Chrome web store is addictive and it will be one of the things you will be using in future.

Now coming to the experience which you get on Webstore. If you dont have a smartphone, you really dont have worry about it. Just install Google Chrome for free and enjoy the apps which you always want. It has a good collection of android apps which we are always looking for. Now you can envy your smartphone friends that ” Look, I am also playing Angry birds without a smartphone”

Now some of the cons which I have observed in this store. Some apps are not working and they crash due to some reason. I think they really need to work on it because apps doesnt look 100% tested and quality assured.  I have experienced this in some weather and financial apps. Other apps sometimes are unable to install and some doesnt work at all after installing. so I guess, the idea is great but there are some flaws in the apps. But as a start, you can install all the famous apps which are fully functional.

Google Applying for Mapping License

China Business New lately reported that Google Incorporation has applied for a mapping license to maneuver its Google Maps apps in the region of China.google inc

A license from the China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping is required by Google which will enable it to operate its Google Maps in the particular region. In the recent times, the mapping license requirements were quite relaxed to permit the foreign online mapping service providers like Google, which is extremely useful in engaging into various joint ventures to manage the service. It has been reported by a newspaper that Google has filed for the license with the Beijing Guxiang information Technology.

It is anticipated that Google will be provided with the license soon and then people from China will also be able to make use of Google Maps service no matter wherever they are in the region!

 

Is This Google’s Next Nexus Smartphone?

A picture that has been leaked, asserting to be Google’s next Nexus Smartphone, has actually surfaced, showcasing a design that is lacking behind the recognizable Android buttons.
The sources state that apparently Google’s employee from the Android development team, for now Google is considering both LG and HTC manufacturing this particular Nexus 3. Whatever they come up with, the gadget would be targeted for a release in December along with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich itself.

Though this particular picture does not give us a lot more to go on, it certainly is lacking behind the Android navigation buttons that are extremely popular. This images is not depicting what the ultimate Nexus 3 gadget is going to be like; however, it does demonstrates a prototype which is at its initial stages as Google is still choosing the appropriate and accurate hardware’s. The end results could be two different models; one for Sprint and the other one for T-Mobile that are to be launched simultaneously.

Let’s Wait and Watch! 🙂

 

PayPal VS Google – Legal Claim Filed Against Mobile Wallet Technology

PayPal is anticipated to take legal action against the Internet giant Google and according to this; it claims that Google has stolen their revolutionary technology for spinning the Android smart phones into digital wallets. The claim further states that Osama Bedier, who was a former PayPal executive, acquired all the trade secrets for Google as now he is working as vice president of Google for payments.

The charge derived hours after Google revealed its plans to enable populaces to pay for their shopping via their mobile phones.

Google states that as yet there has been no complaints. Google’s Spokesperson stated that we have not received a copy of complaint and until we have not reviewed it, we will not be able to comment on it. Google is planning to release its mobile wallet technology in summers in the USA.

It is intending to offer the service on the smart phones that would be supported by its Android operating system.

PayPal – A complete payment processor is basically owned by eBay which is an online auction site and it also claimed in its complaint that Mr Bedier has been into an employment discussion with Google at the same time when he was actually leading sessions to make PayPal as one of the payment options on the Android OS.

The technology that enables the mobile phone consumers to pay off via their phones in shops is named as NFC or near field communications. This technology is already being utilized in Japan and is considered to become popular and commonly used everywhere around the globe.

PayPal has stated that it spent around three years to come up with a secure and reliable deal under that it would be making an NFC system for the Android Operating system particularly for smart phones and gadgets, just for Google to end the arguments.

It its court filing, PayPal said that by hiring Mr Bedier, with all his trade secrets and PayPal plans along with understanding the weaknesses of Google as viewed by the industry leader, Google opted for one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive assessment of its own problems that is presently available.

Google of its entire mobile payment business put Bedier in charge, which was useful in virtually guaranteeing that he is going to embezzle PayPal’s trade secrets especially would regarding planning and competitive assessments in the mobile payment technology. Google appointed Bedier in January of this year.

 

 

Google’s Mobile Payment System – Google Wallet

At Google’s media event in New York City at Thursday, the Internet Giant revealed Google Wallet; it is primarily based on Mobile Payment System along with numerous other Google offers.

Stay connected with Ishtihari to catch up more on this new feature!!

 

An Update to Apple’s Controversy

This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!

In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.

 

Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.

Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??

 

Apple Denies Tracking iPhones and iPads

Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!

For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!

 

 

 

Sony & Tablets

Sony has been on the back foot of being behind the schedule. Until now, the Japanese consumer electronics giant has not at all announced any news related to the released of any digital tablets at all. However, some rumors have been circulating the market lately and now they have been confirmed!!

Sony has recently unveiled two of its tablets that are based on Android 3.0.

By this autumn, the ‘S1’ and the’S2’ are going to be in stores. The first ones seem to have a 9.4-inch screen and the second version seems to be unique and innovative. Making it go half of the prior version, the ‘S2’ holds two 5.5-inch screens that are useful in displaying either one application or simply the interfaces of two different applications.

As both the gadgets are making use of the DLNA wireless technology, you will also be able to stream videos to your Television. Moreover, both of these devices are PlayStation certified. Because of which these gadgets stand out as tablets capable of winning over video gaming fans.

 

Let’s See What Sony is offering! 🙂

 

 

 


Disable iPhone Tracking System – Easy Steps to Follow

We all have been coming across news these days that iPhone secretly send records and tracks of a users’ location without their prior consent. Nonetheless, there is a useful and handy solution to it as well. You need to keep this point in your mind that only the Jail-broken iPhones will be able to access this particular feature.

Follow the following steps mentioned below and you can enjoy the freedom and risk of being tracked and monitored.

First and foremost, you are required to open the Cydia App and Update it.

In the second step, you have to type ‘UNTRACKED’ in the search bar.

The next step is to install ‘Untrackerd’ This particular application would be running in the background. The app is useful in initiating a process that runs in the background of your iPhone, which is helpful in cleaning and consolidating the .db files. Do not worry as now new icon will be added to your iPhone and you do not have to configure anything as well. The app will be working on its own which is going to prevent the iPhone to sent security related information over the World Wide Web by keeping track of the iPhone Users.