A Lot of Google’s Bloatware will no Longer be Pre-installed on new Android Devices

A Lot of Google’s Bloatware will no Longer be Pre-installed on new Android Devices

Software puritans, rejoice! It seems that your next Android smartphone or tablet will soon become less burdened with the usualy bloatware coming from Google itself. It’s quite annoying that there are quite a few pre-installed apps coming from OEMs and carriers, but we also have to swallow ‘mandatory’ apps coming from the Android maker, as well.  But things are apparently going […]

     
 
 

Former Google and HTC Employees are Working on a ‘Friggin’ Awesome’ Smartphone

Former Google and HTC Employees are Working on a ‘Friggin’ Awesome’ Smartphone

These days, we’re witnessing the release of many unconventional smartphones, with some coming from small companies and others getting standout features. You’ve probably never heard of Nextbit, a small software company which is composed of former Google and Apple employees, but they have some great plans ahead. Speaking to Cnet, Nextbit said that it’s going to unveil their first smartphone on […]

     
 
 

G is for Google, but why not A for Android, Alphabet?

G is for Google, but why not A for Android, Alphabet?

A lot of people were surprised when Google co-founders Larry Page posted a blog entry a few hours ago announcing that Google would henceforth be a subsidiary of a new company, called Alphabet. No, it was not a takeover – Alphabet is simply a new collection of companies headed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Google was […]

 
     
 
 

The Complete Guide to Switching From Google Search to DuckDuckGo

The Complete Guide to Switching From Google Search to DuckDuckGo

I’ve already documented the biggest reason to switch to DuckDuckGo in the previous article. While their superb privacy and do-not-track policies are great, what sealed the deal for me were !bangs. These little modifier search keywords are really helpful if you know exactly what you’re looking for. For example, !a will search directly in Amazon. If you want to know […]

 
     
 
 

How to Use Google’s Services and Not Become a Product

How to Use Google’s Services and Not Become a Product    

Since 1995, when Larry Page met Sergey Brin and came up with the idea of a website like it, it’s been quite a while. Google is without doubt one of the most popular search engines out there, but it’s much more than just a place to look for stuff. While students may be using it to get their homework done, […]

     
 
 

Google is Improving Chrome’s Power Consumption by Tweaking Flash Content

Google is Improving Chrome’s Power Consumption by Tweaking Flash Content

Google’s Chrome browser is considered to be among the fastest browsers around, but it could soon have some serious competition in the form of Microsoft’s upcoming Edge browser. But unlike speed, power consumption isn’t an area where Google’s browser claims too many merits. However, that is about to change as the company is looking to diminish Chrome’s battery draining. In […]

     
 
 

The Chromebook Q&A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Chromebooks

The Chromebook Q&A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Chromebooks

Google launched a new range of Chromebooks in India recently. And while we will be reviewing a few of them, we have also been deluged by questions about what a Chromebook actually is and how it is different and/or better than existing notebooks. Here is our attempt at answering some of these queries. Right, so what is a Chromebook? Simple. […]